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Library Assistant (Part Time, Provisional)

12-20 hours per week, $18.37 per hour. Schedule includes some evenings and Saturdays.

Job duties include but are not limited to: answering informational questions at the Information Desk; assisting patrons of all ages with searching the online catalog and library databases as well as finding and using library materials and resources; assisting with library programs; and other duties as assigned by supervising Librarian

This position requires the ability to work independently, ability to follow procedures consistently, good attention to detail, good organizational and problem-solving skills, and tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and other staff. The successful candidate will have the ability to use computers and various software programs to assist patrons with basic technology questions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices.

This is a provisional appointment. Candidate must take the next Library Assistant Civil Service exam offered and score in one of the top three positions.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Olean Public Library

Attn: Kim Mahar, Assistant Director

134 N. 2nd St

Olean, NY 14760