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Substitute Librarian

Sweetwater County, WY, USA

Job Type


About the Role

The Substitute Librarian fills in for Public Services Librarians when they are on vacation or out sick. A person hired in this position performs a variety of general and specific library tasks to help patrons of all ages access and use library resources and services. The Substitute Librarian may also assist with library programs and special projects. They are scheduled on an as-needed basis.



1. Assists library patrons daily in accessing and using library resources and services.

2. Checks books in and out daily and performs 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. Opens, maintains and closes service areas of the library each day following established procedures.

7. 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. Assists with programs for youth or adults as assigned.

2. Prepares and processes materials for public use as assigned.

3. Works in the Children’s Discovery Center as assigned

4. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

1. Typing and data entry.

2. Clerical practices.

3. Basic customer service skills.

Ability to:

1. Establish and maintain rapport with co-workers.

2. Exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgement and discretion.

3. Understand and provide verbal and written instruction in English.

4. Work hours mandated by your supervisor.

5. Provide excellent customer service to patrons of all ages and abilities.

Skilled in:

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.


Supervised by the Assistant Director, Public Services Manager and Youth Services Manager.


Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent.

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

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.

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.

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