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Library Aide - East Palo Alto Library Part Time / Extra-Help Open

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Overall Job ObjectiveJob Title:Library Aide - East Palo Alto Library (Part Time / Extra-Help) (Open)Salary:$14.42 - $18.03 HourlyJob Type:Extra HelpLocation:San Mateo County, California The San Mateo County Libraries is seeking applicants for the position of Library Aide. The Library Aide position is a part time, extra-help position assigned to the East Palo Alto Library.San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) ignites growth through transformative experiences. SMCL connects people to exciting and valuable services, programs, resources, and more. The successful applicant will provide behind the scenes support, as well as work directly with the public. This position combines processing and shelving library materials, creating displays, merchandising and refreshing collections, greeting library patrons, and providing basic customer service.  Library Aides have the opportunity to provide support to programs and outreach events that include story times, play facilitation, hands-on craft and STEM activities for children, book clubs, technology instruction, and music events for teens and adults! This is an opportunity to join a dynamic public services team and to make a positive impact in the community!Library Aides must be available to work a schedule that typically includes a combination of day, evening, and weekend shifts. The positions are part time and extra-help, and will generally work 10-15 hours per week. Extra-help staff members are limited to working 1040 hours within a fiscal year, or an average of 20 hours per week.Flexibility to cover additional shifts during library open hours (see is preferred.IDEAL CANDIDATESWe seek candidates who are interested in working in the library environment and maintaining a customer-friendly library. We are interested in individuals who are comfortable working both independently and with the public. Comfort with technology is desirable. In some community libraries, the ability to speak a second language is preferred.  Attention to detail is critical for success in this position.  Individuals who are interested in library careers have the opportunity to learn and grow in the Library Aide position.The ideal candidate will have the ability to:Shelve materials, create and fill displays, and maintain a beautiful libraryProvide friendly, enthusiastic customer servicePerform physical tasks such as lifting and moving library material up to 50 poundsPerform tasks to aid in getting library materials shelf-ready, such as labeling and processingWork independently, follow through on tasks, and be a self-starterSupport co-workers in providing excellent customer service, programs, and outreachGrow and develop new skills in your positionIn addition, the ideal candidate will also have:A passion for serving the community and working with peopleInterest and experience working with families and children - in an educational or social services environmentAn interest in, or experience working with, technologyAn eye for detail, creativity, and flexibilityBilingual language skills are preferred, but nor required, for this positionNOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment. Qualifications:Knowledge of:  Library functions and purposesSkill / Ability to: Carry out written and oral instructions about library routines; file books and periodicals according to established library systems; and alphabetize, read, and perform simple arithmetic Application/Examination:This is an extra-help assignment. Anyone may apply. If you are interested in being considered for this position, the following materials must be electronically submitted via email in a Word or PDF format:ResumeA cover letter which includes your responses to the following questions:Please briefly describe why you are excited about working for the Library.Because of the diverse population in San Mateo County, some of the libraries hire Library Aides who have bilingual language skills. If you have bilingual language skills please list any languages, other than English, in which you are fluent. Otherwise, please answer n/a. (Bilingual skills are preferred, but not required.)Are you able to consistently work weekends?Please include the words Library Aide - East Palo Alto Library (Part Time / Extra-Help) in the subject line of email submission. All submitted materials should be in a Word or PDF format. Submittals that do not include all required documents (Resume and Responses to the Supplemental Questions) will not be considered. Applications are not accepted online. Please submit all of the materials listed above via email to both: Adina Aguirre, Branch Manager, Our diverse workforce is at the core of our public service mission. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  

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San Mateo County was formed in April 1856 out of the southern portion of then-San Francisco County with a population of fewer than 5,000 people and little in the way of commerce. Today, more than 758,000 people call San Mateo County home and it stretches the boundary of Silicon Valley northward. Innovation thrives here in industries including bioscience, computer software, green technology, hospitality, financial management, health care, education and transportation. The County prides itself on how that prosperity fosters its commitment to protecting and enhancing the health, safety, welfare and natural resources of the community. Within its 455 square miles bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east, the County is known for its mild climate and scenic vistas. Nearly three quarters of the county is open space and agriculture remains a vital contributor to our economy and culture.

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