Library Associate Position Opening at Library North (bump)

Library North is seeking a Library Associate. (Click here to download job announcement.) Please submit application, resume and cover letter to Library North at 3189 North Highland Ave, Units F & G; Jackson, TN 38305.  For questions call 731-425-8600 ext. 6.  (Click application to download application.)

Library Associate for Library North
Approximately 20-25 hrs/week
Work includes evenings and Saturdays

Job Description

Plan and present programs for Library North only

  • Children 2 per week and occasional Saturday

Work with other children’s associate with all the childrens programs

  • Includes 0-2 yrs old, 3-5 yrs old, 6-8 yrs old, tweens (9-12) and teens

Attend workshops and continuing education classes

  • American Sign Language basics

Computer skills

  • Knowledge and capabilities to aid patrons with MS Word, Faxes, printing etc
  • Be able to learn computer program used in JMCL system

Communication skills

  • Interact with patrons
  • Able to deal with variety of personalities
  • Polite and professional


  • Be able to work as part of a team as well as function as individual as called upon

Work schedule

  • Work evening hours until closing and every other Saturday
  • Be flexible when asked

Life skills

  • Previous work in a library or book store setting is a plus.
  • Former experience with children in school or nursery settings also a plus

Physical requirements

  • This work entails being able to lift boxes of books, bending, stretching, carrying, pushing cart, and using a step stool. Person must be able to do these on a regular basis.


  • Assign library item to right patron
  • Cover and placement on cart
  • Phone tree confirmation


  • Flyers
  • Presenting
  • Know or be able to learn sign language

Library items

  • Check-in
  • Check-out
  • Drop box
  • Delivery to and from Main Library
  • Shelving
  • Shifting
  • Shelf checking
  • Fines and charges
  • Patron cards: issue, renew, update

Operate cash register

New items and newspapers

  • Display
  • Stamp
  • Laminate


  • Answer queries and call patrons


  • Answer reference and directional as instructed

Opening library and closing library

  • Take care of PCs, lights, cash, clean up and various household duties
  • May include weekly cleaning of facility while library is closed