Twin Falls Public Library


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  • Interlibrary Loan Clerk

    Interlibrary Loan Clerk

        Grade Level: 5

        Division: Public Services

        Department: Adult Services

        Pay Rate: Hourly - $12.70        Hours Per-Week: 19 hours   Benefits: Not eligible for benefits

    Job Summary 

    The Interlibrary Loan Clerk performs duties in assigned areas related to interlibrary loan (ILL), processing, circulation, and reference.  Work includes searching public catalog (ILS) and resource sharing databases to locate and place requests on books and other library materials to fill interlibrary loan requests; lending Library-owned materials to other requesting libraries; maintaining records and statistics related to interlibrary loan; utilizing circulation functions in ILS to create and update ILL records; assisting in reference department when required. Work is performed independently and under the general supervision of the Adult Services Department Head.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reviews, searches, processes, and resolves issues with patron interlibrary loan requests and requests from other institutions, utilizing library catalog ILS and resource sharing software (OCLC). 

    • Maintains a current working knowledge of statewide, regional, and national protocols regarding Interlibrary Loan/borrowing.

    • Maintains appropriate records, files, and statistics to report on Interlibrary Loan/borrowing transactions as required. 

    • Coordinates returns, overdue slips, billing cycles, and lost materials documentation with the circulation, and bookkeeping functions of the Library.  

    • Corresponds with all parties borrowing or lending materials with this Library. 

    • Provide reference desk assistance to patrons as needed or scheduled.  Performs other duties as required or assigned. 

    Skills and Abilities

    • Proficient with online library automation system and online searching.

    • General understanding of public libraries and library services and the principles of library classification.

    • Ability to use computers and microfilm, and electronic databases to locate materials.

    • Ability to learn and adapt to new software and equipment technologies.

    • Provide exemplary customer service and maintain a favorable public image of the library.

    • Ability to work independently and part of a team.

    • Ability to prioritize requests, and to service those requests effectively within the available resources allocated for Interlibrary Loan.  

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.

    Physical Requirements

    • Requires the employee to sit (frequently).

    • Carry up to 30 lbs. of books across the library.

    • Occasionally stoop/bend, kneel, walk, squat, and crouch. 

    • Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 50-300 lbs.

    Education

    High School diploma or equivalent; two years of postsecondary education, or equivalent education, training, or experience. 

    Experience

    Two years of library experience preferred.

    Expected Hours of Work

    The job requires the employee to work a varied schedule, including days, evenings, and some Saturdays. The position schedule is subject to change at any time at the discretion of management.     

    To Apply:

    Please send the following documents to 201 Fourth Ave E., Twin Falls, ID 83301 Attn: Jennifer Hills or email to jhills@tfpl.org

     


    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



     

    Approved 10/10/18

     

  • Custodian

    The custodial staff will report to the building services supervisor.

    This is a permanent, part-time custodial position helping to maintain a safe and clean environment for our Twin Falls Public Library patrons, volunteers, and staff.

    Hours are Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 9:00 am.   

    There is a 90-day probationary period.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Performs custodial tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, shampooing, mopping, sweeping, yard work, window washing, restroom cleaning and restocking, trash removal, furniture/table cleaning, and other cleaning tasks.
    • Assists in setting up and taking down, moving, reorganizing library furniture, shelves, and other items.
    • May require outdoor work such as removing snow, laying down salt/sand, or cleaning outdoor fixtures on the building or in the parking lot.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Requirements and Qualifications

    • Required to walk, stand, bend, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach with hands and arms, and lift heavy materials.
    • Employee is frequently required to move or lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds and is sometimes required to occasionally lift-up to 40-50 pounds

    Download an application from our web site if you have questions please email or call the building services supervisor.

    James Starling Jstarling@tfpl.org 208-733-2964

    You will be called if an interview is needed.  Position is open until filled.



Volunteering at TFPL

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Twin Falls Public Library. Volunteers’ time and talents help the Library maintain the quality of materials and services provided to the local community.

Benefits as a Library volunteer:
  • Working in an interesting environment. 
  • Handling a fascinating variety of Library materials
  • Knowledge that you are contributing to your community. 
Volunteer opportunities may be available in the following departments:
  • Technical Services
  • Youth Services
  • Reference Department
Please note, in order for an application to be considered, potential volunteers:
  1. Must be 15 years old or older (unless other arrangements are made with the Volunteer coordinator and Director)
  2. Must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours (no less than 2 hour increments), unless already cleared with the Volunteer coordinator
  3. Must be able to work independently

Potential volunteers will be interviewed and evaluated before any decisions are made.

For more information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Kathleen Lambert, at 733-2964 ext. 601 or klambert@twinfallspubliclibrary.org.