Now Hiring – Library Assistant

Library Assistant, Part Time (15-20 hours per week)
Position Hours: Weekend hours required; Monday – Friday afternoons/evenings as needed
Compensation: $10.00-$13.00/hr.

The West Lafayette Public Library is committed to providing our patrons with exceptional customer experience. We are seeking individuals with proven abilities in customer service jobs to join our public service desk staff.

Check out materials to patrons; check in materials
Assist patrons in utilizing library resources
Maintain patrons’ confidentiality in all facets
Work in a friendly and cooperative manner with all patrons and staff members
Learn and apply library policies
Work with the library’s integrated library system
Transit books belonging to other libraries
Issue library cards
Update patron information in the library’s ILS
Sort and shelve library material
Work with minimal supervision
Work under pressure

High school diploma or equivalent is required; some college preferred
Some library experience preferred

Knowledge of books and other library resources
Lift and carry a minimum of 40 pounds and maneuver a book cart weighing up to 200 pounds
Ability to reach and stoop to retrieve items close to the floor
Strong technology skills
Effectively use a multi-line phone system
Other duties as assigned and/or required

To apply, please email your resume to Ruth Cushman (

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled