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This page contains job postings for Curtis Memorial Library.

Applications for employment must meet the specified requirements as advertised.  The Library will only accept applications for positions when there are vacancies to be filled or when an eligibility list must be established.


Substitute Librarian, Adult Services (primarily) and Youth Services

Curtis Memorial Library has an opportunity for a customer-focused professional to provide library services in Adult and Youth Services areas on a per diem basis.  The successful candidate will have proficiency with digital literacy, extensive knowledge of current literature and information sources relevant to adult and youth patrons, and skill in providing in-depth readers’ advisory and information assistance.  Librarian will ensure a safe and positive environment for patrons and may serve as Person in Charge within the library.

Position requires availability for some evening and weekend hours.  MLS degree, or degree pending within 6 months, required; public library experience strongly preferred.  Pay rate is $21.32/hr.
Substitute Librarian may be called to fill in long or short-term during regular staff absences.

Please email cover letter and resume to Pam Jenkins ( by Thursday, 1/12.

(See complete job description below.)


Position:              Substitute Librarian
Department:      Adult Services and Youth Services
Status:                  per diem
Pay Rate:             $21.32/hr
Supervised by:  Adult and Youth Services Managers

Nature of Work

Provides in-depth reference and readers’ advisory services via phone, email, and in-person.  Proactively assists patrons in finding and using library resources.  May serve as Person-in-Charge within the library.   Work is performed with considerable  independent judgment and initiative.

Primary Responsibilities

Provides comprehensive readers’ advisory; assists patrons in finding and selecting books and other resources and offers meaningful and age-appropriate recommendations

Responds to in-depth informational and specialty service questions

Assists and educates patrons in the use of library technology resources

Engages patrons in conversations about the programs and services available at the library

May present library programs or provide instruction to classes or other visiting groups

Assists patrons with basic computer needs including printing, computer passes, email, social media, Microsoft Office applications, and online resources

Creates and refreshes displays and keeps them looking neat and appealing

Places holds and interlibrary loans; provides instruction in using the library catalog

Provides Meeting Room orientation and AV assistance

May serve as a Person-in-Charge within the library.

Opens and closes designated areas.  Ensures a safe and positive environment for patrons and handles difficult situations adeptly and with tact


Customer-focused and friendly

Ability to effectively communicate ideas and thoughts both verbally and in writing, including facility with public speaking

Ability to use diplomacy and tact to establish and maintain relationships with library patrons and  employees

Working knowledge of a wide variety of current literature, authors, and reference sources relevant to adult and youth patrons

Ability to use resources and current library and office technologies relevant to the job duties

Thorough knowledge and skill in digital literacy

Knowledge of search strategies and classifications systems

Knowledge and support of the principles of Intellectual Freedom

Ability to perform tasks requiring some bending, lifting, pushing, and walking; sufficient manual dexterity, ability to speak, and vision to perform job-specific tasks

Ability to work a varied schedule, including some weekends and evenings

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited school or pending degree


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