Be a part of our small but dedicated team, who loves having a positive impact on our community!

EOE. Positions to remain open until filled.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and City of Ely Employment Application to ssellon@ely.lib.ia.us or mail to:

Sarah Sellon, Director
Ely Public Library
1595 Dows St.; PO Box 249
Ely, IA  52227
 

Adult & Teen Services Librarian (Part-time)

Basic Library Duties:

  • Maintains working knowledge of library services, practices, policies, and procedures and is able to explain them to patrons and volunteers. 
  • Performs circulation and/or registration duties including but not limited to: opening/closing procedures, cash handling, checking materials in and out, placing holds, updating patrons’ information, issuing library cards, shelving, shifting materials, meeting room reservations, interlibrary loan requests, and collecting and assessing fees for lost or damaged materials. 
  • Assist the public in use of the computer, computer applications and various technologies as well as the use of the Internet.
  • Assists patrons in the use of library services, materials, copy/printing/faxing/scanning and other resources in a courteous and pleasant manner.  
  • Answers the phone, responding to inquiries and reference questions, making referrals as appropriate. Will need to know how and where to find information. (city events, etc.)
  • Cooperates as a team member with library staff in performing essential library duties and participates in library special projects as needed or requested by Director.
  • Promotes upcoming library programs and events.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Other duties as assigned by Library Director.

Specific Duties:

  • Position will consist of a minimum of 15 hours per week, nights and weekends as needed, including meetings.  Reports to the Director.
  • Must be able to perform all basic library duties as previously outlined, as circulation desk work is included as part of this position. 
  • Assists with the selection and weeding of adult and young adult library materials consistent with our mission and policies.
  • Prepares bibliographies and reading lists.
  • Develops and conducts a variety of library programs for adults and young adults. May need to fill-in or assist Youth Services Librarian.
  • Maintains records on program attendance and funding needed for programs.  Maintains and orders supplies needed for programs.
  • Develops cooperative programs with community organizations. Provides opportunities for adults and young adults to volunteer in the library.
  • Coordinates volunteers and tasks.
  • Assists and instructs adults and young adults in the use of library services and resources.
  • Promotes and publicizes the services, programs and resources of the library. Works with Communications Librarian for flyers, brochures, newsletters and press releases for programs. Updates social media if needed.
  • Keeps informed of trends in library services. Attends professional workshops, conferences and CE classes as available.
  • Communicates with director regarding the operations in the adult and young adult departments and prepares regular narrative and statistical reports.

Education: A bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred but comparable library experience will be considered.

 

Communications Librarian (Part-time)

Basic Library Duties:

  • Maintains working knowledge of library services, practices, policies, and procedures and is able to explain them to patrons and volunteers. 
  • Performs circulation and/or registration duties including but not limited to: opening/closing procedures, cash handling, checking materials in and out, placing holds, updating patrons’ information, issuing library cards, shelving, shifting materials, meeting room reservations, interlibrary loan requests, and collecting and assessing fees for lost or damaged materials. 
  • Assist the public in use of the computer, computer applications and various technologies as well as the use of the Internet.
  • Assists patrons in the use of library services, materials, copy/printing/faxing/scanning and other resources in a courteous and pleasant manner.  
  • Answers the phone, responding to inquiries and reference questions, making referrals as appropriate. Will need to know how and where to find information. (city events, etc.)
  • Cooperates as a team member with library staff in performing essential library duties and participates in library special projects as needed or requested by Director.
  • Promotes upcoming library programs and events.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Other duties as assigned by Library Director.

Specific Duties:

  • Position will consist of a minimum of 15 hours per week, nights and weekends as needed, including meetings.  Reports to the Director.
  • Must be able to perform all basic library duties as previously outlined, as circulation desk work is included as part of this position.
  • May need to fill-in or assist Youth Services and/or Adult/Teen Services Librarians.
  • Updates website as directed.  Including inserting new images for carousel, making sure information, links, and databases are active and up to date.
  • Maintains Google and website calendars.
  • Updates social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for upcoming notices and events.
  • Creates print signage for display at library and outreach sites. Updates and posts the printed monthly activity calendar. Knowledge of Canva is a plus.
  • Responsible for weekly newsletters (Wowbrary), monthly NOJOCO submissions, quarterly newsletter, and press releases.  Must possess excellent written and proofreading skills.
  • Maintains indoor and outdoor bulletin boards as well as signage in library and restrooms.
  • Communicates events with outreach sites (City of Ely, daycares, Hoopla, Macaroni Kids, etc.).
  • Researches and reports on available grants.  Writes for grants as directed.
  • Keeps informed of trends in library services. Attends professional workshops, conferences and CE classes as available.

Education: A bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred but comparable library experience will be considered.