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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 now open: 

Position: Technical Services Assistant (part-time/24 hours per week)

Closing Date: Applications received by Friday, January 25, 2019 will be given first consideration

Summary: Unpacks, receives and processes all library materials; Maintains electronic records within the library’s software (SirsiDynix Symphony); Performs general library technical and clerical work as needed; Must have a high degree of accuracy and efficiency, the ability to take direction, prioritize work, be detail-oriented, and work cooperatively with others. This position reports to the Technical Services Manager and works with two additional department members.

Receiving/Processing: Receives and unpacks delivered items; Reconciles packing slips and invoices; Processes materials for circulation including covering, re-casing, cleaning, laminating, applying spine labels and other stickers; Performs additional duties as required to insure the timely processing of all library materials.

Communication/Organization: Works with vendors to facilitate prompt resolution of problems with shipping , billing or damaged items; Maintains acquisitions files; Performs a variety of clerical and administrative tasks to support the activities of the Technical Services Department; Assists with special department projects as needed; Performs related tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: Library experience preferred; Knowledge of basic office procedures; Ability to write or print legibly; Accurate and efficient typing, filing, and other clerical skills; Must have basic computer skills (Windows, Word and Excel); Excellent attention to detail and accuracy; Ability to work quietly; Basic math skills (ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages); Strong analytical and problem solving skills; Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work independently; Ability to maintain accuracy while handling multiple tasks and interruptions; Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative; Demonstrates a positive work attitude as expressed in professional, courteous and approachable demeanor; Good oral communication and listening skills; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Physical Requirements: Medium lifting required; Lifting, bending, stretching, stooping, walking and moving boxes of materials weighing between 20-50 pounds; Pushing loaded book carts; Requires handling of boxes and library materials, including unpacking and transferring materials to carts or shelves and breaking down boxes; Frequent sustained use of a computer is required; Use of other standard office equipment is required.

Salary: Starting at $12.73/hr. depending on qualifications and relevant experience.

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.

Find Us:

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