Now Hiring Part-Time Library Clerk

East Palestine Memorial Public Library is now hiring a part-time library clerk.  The position is 24 hours per week and includes a varied schedule, including mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. The opening will be advertised until filled. Complete details including the job description and requirements are attached below. 

Part-Time Library Clerk Position 

Application Deadline: Position will be advertised until filled.


Position Title:                    Library Clerk

Hours:                              Part-time, hourly, 24 hours per week; must be able to work a varied schedule, including mornings,                        afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

Location:                         East Palestine Memorial Public Library

Starting Hourly Wage:    $13.00 hourly

Reports to:                       Library Director

Staff Supervised:              None


Positions Summary:  Provide friendly, helpful customer service to a diverse population by working at the circulation desk – checking items in and out, answering questions, explaining library policies and procedures, creating library cards, and copying, faxing, and scanning documents for the public.

Essential Job Functions:  This list is illustrative, but not exhaustive for this position.

  • Provide customer service both in-person and over the telephone.
  • Provide assistance to the public on e-content and devices.
  • Work with the collection by sorting and shelving library materials and shelf reading.
  • Participate as a team member with library staff in performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient library operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to interact with all age levels
  • Computer experience that includes MS Office, the Internet, and, ideally, library catalogs and research databases.
  • Ability to type.
  • Ability to accurately make change.
  • Ability to alphabetize and file.
  • Willingness to learn reference skills and work with new technologies.
  • Possess regular and reliable work habits.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to operate equipment such as computers, copiers, printers, and scanners.
  • Must be able to effectively speak, listen, read (including cursive), and understand English.
  • Must have the ability to push and pull book carts when full and lift book crates.
  • Must have manual dexterity and visual acuity as needed for the position.
  • Must be able to work in areas that may contain cleaning odors, dust, or other possible allergens.

To Be Successful, you will need to:

  • Have excellent customer service, a strong service ethic, excellent problem-solving skills, and adapt rapidly to change.
  • Be friendly, approachable, and provide a positive library experience to patrons.
  • Efficiently and accurately comprehend, follow, and implement library policies and procedures.
  • Be able to respond quickly and favorably to new or changed responsibilities and/or situations, be able to prioritize and handle confidential information.
  • Be able to effectively problem solve and manage frequent interruptions.
  • Must be able to learn new skills as the library evolves and changes.


  • Ohio Public Employee Retirement System
  • Accrued Sick Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Ohio Deferred Compensation Available
  • Aflac Available

Please submit resume to:


East Palestine Memorial Public Library
Attn:  Tamra Hess, Director 
309 North Market Street
East Palestine, OH 44413









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