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Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.

Desk Clerk I

Job Title: Library Desk Clerk

Department: Lake County Public Library

Reports To: Circulation & Marketing Supervisor        

Classification: (Part Time), (Non-Exempt)

Starting Salary Range: $12.56 - $14.00/hr

Benefits: Lake County Benefits

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter HR@co.lake.co.us

Position Summary

The Desk Clerk works in the circulation department and assists patrons in several ways including, but not limited to, finding library materials, answering general inquires, and helping with public computer usage. The Desk Clerk also shelves books using the Dewey Decimal System and processes new books.

General Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Carry out circulation tasks
  • Provide excellent services to patrons
  • Promote the Library’s mission and values
  • Process new materials
  • Assist patrons with computers and computer applications
  • Maintains library stacks by re-shelving materials and shelf-reading

Bilingual Staff:

  • Bilingual staff will provide translations and interpretations as needed.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description does not intend to cover or contain a full comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associates Degree or higher preferred.
  • Preferred bilingual in English and Spanish.

Physical Activity & Work Environment [complete this as relevant to the position]

  • Sitting  - More than 50% of the time
  • Walking  - Less than 50% of the time
  • Standing - Less than 50% of the time
  • Using hands/fingers to feel or handle items - More than 50% of the time
  • Reaching, pushing, or pulling with arms/hands  - More than 50% of the time
  • Kneeling, crawling, or crouching  - Less than 50% of the time
  • Talking or hearing  - More than 50% of the time
  • Lifting, moving, or exerting force of up to 10 lbs. - Less than 50% of the time
  • Lifting, moving, or exerting force of up to 25 lbs.  - Less than 50% of the time

Spanish Services Coordinator

Job Title: Spanish Services Coordinator              

Department: Lake County Public Library           

Reports To: Circulation and Marketing Supervisor        

Classification: Full time, Non-exempt

Starting Salary Range: $40,000 - $42,000/annual

Benefits: Lake County Benefits

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to

Lanna Gonzales lanna@lakecountypubliclibrary.org and HR@co.lake.co.us

Position Summary

The Spanish Services Coordinator (SSC) develops, manages and promotes programming to the Spanish-speaking community of all ages in Lake County. The SSC also provides outreach to the Spanish speaking community at library programs and events held by our partner organizations. The SSC works closely with the Circulation and Marketing Supervisor to provide translations and content for library communications and social media. Participating in circulation operations (assisting library patrons) is an essential part of this position.

General Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Spanish services

  • Outreach to the Spanish speaking community through attendance at community events and membership within community organizations.
  • Evaluate the needs of the Spanish speaking community to help develop programming, collections, and service.
  • Collection Development for Spanish language collections.
  • Keeps informed of trends in Spanish Services in libraries through professional development such as workshops, conferences, or online classes.
  • Participates in annual budget process by providing recommendations for Spanish Services.
  • Work closely with the Materials & Marketing Supervisor to develop marketing strategies for the Spanish-speaking community.
  • Provides translation of written materials and verbal interpretation when needed.

  Circulation operations:

  • Assists patrons at the circulation desk.
  • Carries out opening and closing procedures as assigned.
  • Maintains and compiles library usage statistics.
  • Printing and sending overdue notices daily.
  • Tracks and records monthly intake of funds; prepares bi-weekly deposit.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description does not intend to cover or contain a full comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Requirements

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with staff and supervisors
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Understand and follow directions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the general public
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills; competence in computer technology; be creative, positive and promote excellent customer service

Physical Activity & Work Environment

  • Sitting: Less than 50% of the time
  • Walking: More than 50% of the time
  • Standing: Less than 50% of the time
  • Using hands/fingers to feel or handle items: More than 50% of the time
  • Reaching, pushing, or pulling with arms/hands: More than 50% of the time
  • Kneeling, crawling, or crouching: Less than 25% of the time
  • Talking or hearing: More than 50% of the time
  • Lifting, moving, or exerting force of up to 10 lbs.:  More than 50% of the time
  • Lifting, moving, or exerting force of up to 25 lbs.: Less than 50% of the time
  • Working outdoors in inclement weather – extreme cold: Less than 10% of the time
  • Working indoors in an office environment: More than 50% of the time