Now Hiring: Part Time Library Clerk

Part Time Library Clerk, Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library

Application Deadline:  February 23rd 2024


Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library is seeking an individual to fill the role of Library Clerk, part time (up to 10 hours/week). We are seeking a friendly, energetic, and highly motivated individual to provide excellent customer service to our patrons. 

Will Receive Training on: checking items in and out, library holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fees, shelving and shelf maintenance. 

Primary Qualifications: 

Library Clerk Desired Knowledge and Skills: 

• Maintains confidentiality and privacy regarding patron personal information, including use of materials (books, movies, etc.), participation in library programs (activities) and services (copying, faxing,).
• Ability to relate courteously with the public and to maintain an effective working relationships with other employees. 
• Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills. 
•  Proficient with basic electronics, computers, copier, scanner and fax machines.
• Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and lift 25lbs or more. 
• Ability to perform with minimal supervision, establish and maintain priorities, meet deadlines, exercise initiative, and make independent decisions. 
• Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously. 
• Ability to represent the library in a professional manner. 


• High School Diploma or GED, two-year degree preferred

• Previous Retail or Customer Service experience

• Ability to work both independently and with others

• Ability to interact successfully with a diverse customer base

• Commitment to quality public library standards and services

• Ability to be flexible and adapt to the current needs of the library.

• Familiarity with Microsoft Office, WordPress or Social Media Platforms a plus.

Specific duties of the Assistant may include but are not limited to:

• Opening and closing of the library.
• Welcome patrons, and assist with book locations and holds.
• Process incoming transit from NCLS (interlibrary loans).
• Answers telephone, fills patron requests via phone, takes detailed messages when needed.
• Assists on social media (Facebook).
• Helping with programs, updating displays, and bulletin boards.
• Records incoming monies, and donations.
• Assists Library Director as needed.

Salary and Benefits:
$15.72/hour. 10 hours per week. Will include nights and weekends.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, with 2 references (Name & Phone Number) to:

Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library
Attn: Shawn Hunt
101 Public Works Drive
PO Box 253
Black River, NY 13612

Resumes may be dropped off at the library or emailed to