Employment Opportunity: Substitute Library Associate

$14.00/hour, part-time, limited hours
Start date and process: Applications accepted through March 24th. Interviews begin the week of March 27th with an anticipated start date as soon as possible.

The Harrison Township Public Library is a Class IV library with a service population just under 25,000. Harrison Township is a beautiful waterfront community located on Lake St. Clair with a number of local recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts. The library was first established as a community-funded entity in 2015 and continues to grow. HTPL is seeking a personable, enthusiastic individual to join us on our journey.

Library Associates form the backbone of HTPL’s staff and serve many diverse roles. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide in-person or over-the-phone service to library patrons, volunteers, and staff
  • Perform all circulation desk operations
  • Process library materials
  • Collect/negotiates monetary charges
  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services
  • Provide computer assistance including but not limited to Microsoft Office, email, online searches, social media, and the library’s print management system
  • Assist patrons with electronic resources
  • Accuracy with mathematical computations, such as counting money and making change
  • Assist with programs as needed
  • Shelve library materials properly as well as sort and file alphabetically
  • Other tasks as assigned

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Positive, proactive customer-oriented attitude
  • Excellent verbal communications skills
  • Computer proficiency including Windows Operating System, Microsoft Word and Excel, web utilities including email and searching
  • Flexibility in scheduling including nights and weekends
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, kneel, and crouch

Preferred qualifications:

  • Customer service experience
  • Previous library experience


Only electronic submissions will be considered.

Submit application, resume, and three professional references to:

Melissa Goins, Library Director

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