About the Role
The Public Services Librarian performs a variety of general and specific library tasks to help patrons of all ages access and use library resources and services. The Public Services Librarian also assists with library programs and special projects.
Assists library patrons daily in accessing and using library resources and services.
2. Issues library cards as needed, checks books in and out daily, places hold requests for patrons daily, uses a cash register and handles money as needed, answers the telephone as needed, books meeting rooms and performs other basic clerical tasks to assist with the daily operations of the library as directed.
3. Shelves library materials and straightens the collection daily.
4. Uses and operates the computer daily in all functions related to public service.
5. Supervises and provides basic assistance in the use of the library’s computers.
6. Attends meetings and is knowledgeable and aware of library policy and procedures.
7. Opens, maintains and closes service areas of the library each day following established procedures.
8. Respects confidentiality in discussing patron, staff, volunteer and organizational matters; also maintains confidentiality of organization, project, fiscal and personnel related information in compliance with Wyoming state law.
1. Prepares and presents programs for youth or adults as assigned.
2. Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of the collections making purchase suggestions to appropriate
3. Proctors tests and exams for patrons as needed.
4. Participates in interlibrary loan services and operations when assigned.
5. Prepares and processes materials for public use as assigned.
6. As directed by the Assistant Library Director, Public Services Manager or Youth Services Manager, assists with
7. Staff the Children’s Discovery Center at the Rock Springs Library when assigned following all processes and
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Typing and data entry.
2. Clerical practices.
1. Working with limited supervision, with aptitude for detailed work and proficiency in prioritizing tasks.
2. Accurate numerical and alphabetical filing skills.
3. Organizing tasks, managing time and solving problems.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Supervised by the Library Manager, Public Services Manager and Youth Services Manager.
Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent, six months of relevant experience.
Schedule Requirements: Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and Saturdays.
Travel: There are no travel requirements for this position.
Work Environment and Physical Demands: The essential functions of this job require the employee to work inside in an office environment. Frequent stooping, bending, walking over uneven spaces, lifting or carrying heavy (up to 30-40 pounds) items is required.
Please Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. Duties, responsibilities or qualifications may change at any time with or without notice. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an employee contract.
About the Company
Improving the Quality of Life in Our Communities
Library service in Sweetwater County began in the early part of the 20th century when residents in both Rock Springs and Green River worked to bring libraries to the area. Over the years, the Sweetwater County Library System has grown to include three main libraries and six rural branches and the Community Fine Arts Center. The library system provides service to the 15th largest county in land area in the United States.
In 1906, the Sweetwater County Library was built in Green River with a $20,000 Carnegie Grant. The library was moved two blocks east in 1980 to a 15,500-square-foot facility that is its current location. Besides the tens of thousands of volumes housed at the library, the facility also serves as the location for the business office, director’s office and outreach services. The building has been remodeled over the years to increase space for patron services.
The Rock Springs Library was constructed in 1908 with an $11,323 Carnegie Grant. It opened in 1910. The first major remodel of the library took place 44 years later followed by an expansion in 1965. In the mid-1970s, the building underwent extensive remodeling and an addition that joined the Community Fine Arts Center located in a former LDS Church to the library. The Community Fine Arts Center is a unique collaboration of the City of Rock Springs, Sweetwater County and the local School District # 1 that offers a permanent collection of over 750 works of fine art along with changing displays and a year-round schedule of performing arts programs to the community. In 2021, the Children's Discovery Center, a mini-children's museum, opened within the Rock Springs Library. The Discovery Center was the brainchild of volunteer Jana Pastor, who spearheaded the remodeling of the space with the help of generous donors and volunteers.
On February 28, 1987, White Mountain Library opened at the intersection of Dewar and Sweetwater drives in Rock Springs. The building was constructed at a cost of $1.86 million and has 26,300 square feet. The library also houses the Technical Services Department, which catalogues and processes library materials for the entire library system.
The Sweetwater County Library System has six rural branch libraries in the communities of Bairoil, Farson, Granger, Reliance, Wamsutter, and Superior. Service has continued in some of these communities since the 1940s.
The Sweetwater County Library System also provides Home Services for residents in outlying areas in Sweetwater County and to residents in Green River and Rock Springs who are confined to their homes due to health, age or disability.