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Kent Free Library welcomes those interested in employment at the library to fill out an application and return it to the library.  Completed applications are kept on file for 90 days.  If, in that time, a position opens for which an applicant is qualified, the library may be in contact.

The following position is available as of August 15, 2017:

Position:  Borrower Services Assistant (part-time, up to 24 hours per week)

Closing Date: Applications received by Friday, September 1st, 2017 will be given priority.

Summary: The library is seeking an outgoing, friendly, cooperative, reliable and dedicated Borrower Services Assistant to join our team at the check-out desk.  The Borrower Services Assistant performs a variety of customer service and circulation tasks including: assisting library users with their accounts, handling all transactions related to the borrowing of library materials, and performing day-to-day circulation tasks.  Assistants must be available to work a combination of day and evening shifts as well as a regular weekend rotation. This position reports to the Borrower Services Manager and works with a team of seven other assistants.

Position Description: Duties include welcoming library users to the building, front-line customer service at the check-out desk, checking in and out library materials, sorting and shelving materials, accepting and recording fines paid, preparing materials for the hold shelf, processing ILL delivery, creating library cards for new users, and maintaining general knowledge of library services and programs to respond to information requests from the public.  The successful candidate will be able to deliver excellent and courteous customer service in an efficient manner to all library users while following and enforcing library policies and procedures. Assistants are expected to act in a professional manner in all interactions with customers, the public and coworkers. In addition, the successful candidate must positively represent the library to the community and demonstrate a positive outlook while performing job duties.

Qualifications:  High school diploma and the ability to provide excellent customer service both in person and on the telephone; communicate effectively; handle personal information with discretion; work quickly and efficiently; pay attention to details; operate the circulation software SirsiDynix Symphony and other basic computer programs; operate a cash register and handle money responsibly; read labels, sort and shelve materials, adhere to established procedures and policies, and perform job responsibilities with accuracy.  In addition, successful candidate must be able to lift up to 20 pounds, bend, stoop, reach, stretch, push, pull and stand for extended periods of time.

Wage/Salary: Starting $9.20 per hour

To Apply:  Please submit a job application, available at or at the library’s Information Desk, along with a letter of interest noting the title of the position for which you are applying.

Kent Free Library

312 W. Main Street

Kent, OH  44240

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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
[email protected]

Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00