Current Available Positions

Assistant Specialist I (Public Services): Adult Services

The Weber County Library is seeking motivated, customer service-oriented, technology-savvy individuals who can guide patrons to Library materials and services, plan and present family and adult programs, and contribute to a welcoming, lifelong learning-focused environment. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply today. This open recruitment will be used to fill current openings at library locations throughout Weber County. It is not location-specific.

Position Summary:
As a member of the Library’s program implementation team, under the supervision of the branch manager and adult services librarian, this employee works regularly at a service desk providing ready reference, readers’ advisory, and referral services to the public in person and over the telephone; participates in planning and presenting adult programs that support lifelong learning; performs support-level collection development tasks; provides occasional customer service at the circulation desk; sets up meeting venues; provides technology instruction; promotes the Library at outreach events.

Essential Position Duties:

  • Work regularly at the adult services desk providing ready reference, readers’ advisory, and referral to patrons in person and over the telephone; will be expected to work at other service points in the building as necessary for coverage and cross-training
  • Instruct patrons in use of the Library’s print and electronic resources, equipment, and technology
  • Develop and present diverse and enriching educational classes and activities for adults, incorporating the Library’s physical and digital collections in accordance with the Board Policy on adult programming
  • Actively promote Library resources, programs, and services during patron interactions
  • Contribute to the evaluation and maintenance of the adult fiction and nonfiction collections
  • Promote the Library at community events
  • Preserve safety, appearance, and condition of Library facilities and property

General Position Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities for the position
  • At least two years’ library or retail customer service experience required
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language preferred

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with reading genres for adults and teens and/or nonfiction subjects and a dedication to reinforcing the Library’s commitment to the promotion of books, reading, and transliteracy through programming and readers’ advisory
  • Familiarity with standard software used in business applications such as Microsoft products, especially Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with current Web applications such as search engines, email interfaces, social media, and eBook and eAudio applications/commonly used devices
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks with frequent interruption
  • A commitment to public service and the ability to work effectively with a diverse patron base
  • Ability to implement Library Board policies and procedures
  • Understanding of the relationships and responsibilities of Library divisions and buildings
  • Understanding of Library mission and roles, and the general role of public libraries within a community

Physical Demands:
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, hear, crouch, crawl, balance, reach, stoop, and kneel. Must use hands and fingers to operate a computer. The employee is regularly required to lift up to twenty-five pounds, and occasionally up to fifty pounds. The employee must be able to remove library materials from shelves at a maximum height of six feet and push library carts weighing up to 175 pounds. Must be able to move about the work area, talk clearly with customers, and hear customer responses. Must have excellent close vision and good distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment and Schedule:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee regularly works indoors in a library public service environment. Employees must be able to work rotating shifts (seven days a week) and flexible hours (morning, afternoon, evening, and holiday hours) when the Library is open. All employees will work up to two evenings per week and will alternate weekend shifts with the other employees in their division. Employees will also work holiday hours of equal proportion to those of other employees in their division.


How to Apply

Apply Online: click on the job posting you want to apply for then click the Apply Online button. When completing your online application please have all of your personal information readily available. You will not have the option to save and return to our application at a later date/time.

Paper applications are not accepted, you must apply online.

Additional Information: You may only apply for current open positions. We do not keep applications on file.

Questions or comments send an email to: jobinfo@co.weber.ut.us