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Reference Librarian - posted 7/13/17
      Due to the upcoming retirement of a staff member, the Carmel Clay Public Library has a rare opening for a full- time Reference Librarian. This individual will provide professional service to the public by researching, locating, and obtaining information and materials, selecting and managing assigned collection areas, and coordinating and implementing programs for adult library users. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

responding to telephone, in-person and online requests for information using print and electronic resources and recommending specific items, materials or other information sources to patrons;

"instructing and assisting patrons in the use of library resources including the online catalog, microformat materials, electronic databases, e- readers, and the Internet on an individual basis, in small groups, or in a classroom setting;

"maintaining awareness of advanced techniques, newest procedures and latest equipment for delivery of information services;

"reviewing professional publications, catalogs and other sources to identify new materials to meet patron interests and enhance the library's adult print and electronic resources collection;

"within assigned collection areas, identifying opportunities for collaboration with community groups or organizations and connecting with those groups to share resources, develop programs, etc.

"promoting the use of the library, its collections and services through public speaking and by developing programs, displays, reading lists, brochures and other publications;

participating in departmental and/or library-wide committees and projects as assigned.

This position requires a Masters degree in Library or Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and librarian certification as required by Indiana law. Post-MLS experience as a reference librarian is preferred. Candidates must also have a thorough knowledge of print and non-print reference resources including electronic databases, software and the Internet; effective oral and written English communication skills; the ability to do public speaking, teaching and outreach; and a strong commitment to customer service.

The physical demands of the job include the ability to accurately read numbers and letters both in print and on screen; bend, kneel, stoop and reach to retrieve and/or shelve materials; lift and carry library materials and manipulate loaded book carts; work flexible hours including morning, afternoon, evening and rotating weekend hours that may vary from month to month.

We offer a starting salary of $37,648 per year and excellent benefits. To apply, please submit a letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, together with a resume and/or application to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager:

Individuals invited to interview will be required to provide an original college or university transcript.

Closes when filled

Reference Services Senior Assistant part time (24 hrs/wk) - posted 5/12/17
      The Senior Assistant provides basic reference and readers' advisory services and bibliographic instruction to patrons of all ages under the supervision of a reference librarian. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assess patrons' information needs in person, on the telephone, and online and either respond or refer patrons to a reference librarian or other staff

Assist patrons in locating specific titles, answer basic information requests, and provide directions

Instruct and assist patrons in the use of the library's online catalog to locate materials, put items on hold, and access their accounts

Instruct and assist patrons in the use of library resources including electronic databases, e-readers, and the Internet

Assist in maintaining departmental records and files and perform various clerical tasks

Required qualifications for this position include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; at least one year of relevant experience (library experience preferred); excellent verbal and written English communication skills; effective interpersonal skills and strong customer service attitude; proficiency with computers; and willingness to adapt to changing responsibilities and work processes. The successful candidate will also be an avid reader familiar with a variety of reading genres and related electronic resources.

Physical demands include the ability to read numbers in both print and on computer screen; the ability to bend, kneel, stoop and reach to retrieve and/or shelve materials; and the ability to lift and carry library materials and manipulate loaded book carts.

The Reference Services Assistant will work at the reference desk, in the technology center and at the readers' advisory desk. Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, and rotating weekend hours.

The starting wage is $14.70 per hour with pro-rated vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and personal leave benefits.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager (

Closes when filled

Student Page part-time (average 10 hours per week) - posted 6/27/2017
      The Carmel Clay Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Library Page from students 16 years of age and older. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT. Students entering or returning to college in 2017 are not eligible for consideration unless attending a local institution IUPUI, Butler, etc.

Pages are responsible for accurately and efficiently shelving materials so that they are readily available for patron use. Specific duties include:

Sorting items on cart by category and call number
Shelving returned materials in appropriate locations according to the CCPL Shelving Guide
Straightening and/or shifting materials as needed
Before closing, removing stray materials, tidying shelves, straightening chairs, etc. in preparation for the next day's visitors

In order to perform the above duties, applicants must have the following qualifications:

Ability to accurately read numbers and letters in both print and on screen
Ability to accurately sort and file alphabetically and numerically
Ability to communicate and interact with library staff and the public
Ability to bend, stoop, and reach to retrieve and/or shelve materials and to maneuver loaded book carts

Students must be able to work one to two evenings per week plus rotating Saturdays and Sundays. The average work week is 10 hours, and the starting pay is $8.72 per hour.

All applicants will need to provide at least two business references (work or volunteer supervisor, teacher, etc.) in order to qualify for consideration. Applicants who are 16 to 18 years old must obtain a work permit from their school if offered employment.

To apply, please submit an Employment Application to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager, Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Avenue SE, Carmel, IN 46032 or via email at Applications are available at the checkout desk or on the Library's web page (, >About Your Library>Jobs).

Closes when filled

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