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THE PEORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for
Currently assigned to the Main Library, Circulation Department
To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form
in person or via email
Or mail to:
Peoria Public Library
ATTN: Michelle Decker
107 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602-1070
The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019
Application form is available at www.peoriapubliclibrary.org
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Annual Salary: $25,508
Provides excellent customer service by proactively responding to patron and staff requests at the
assigned desk and on the library floor; performs other duties as assigned. Reports to the Manager of Circulation Services.
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:
1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
3. General knowledge of the basic principles, practices, and procedures for public library service and the ability to interpret them to the public;
4. Basic knowledge of circulation and reference services, practices and procedures;
5. Ability to establish priorities and organize workload;
6. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
7. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
8. Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
10.Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet; and
11. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. High School Diploma or G.E.D., and
2. Six months relevant experience.
3. Or equivalent combination of technical training, experience or education.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Work requires light physical effort in the handling of moderately light materials in non-strenuous work positions up to 40 pounds.
Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, classrooms or meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
The Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Page. Must be age 16 or older. College students must be currently enrolled in classes. Applications will be accepted in the Adminstrative Office (3rd Floor) Attn: Becky Rogers/H.R,; Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL 61602-1070. The application may also be faxed to (309) 497-2007.
If you are a college student who would like to gain experience in a busy public relations department, contact Trisha Noack, Peoria Public Library Public Relations Manager at 309. 497.2141 or email@example.com. Public relations, communication, special events planning, web design and related majors welcome. Unpaid internships conducted for college credit are available year round on a flexible schedule.
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