Careers at UAPL

Looking for a rewarding position where you can learn and grow? The Upper Arlington Public Library seeks enthusiastic, service-oriented individuals to join our library team.

In order to apply for a position, please do the following:

  1. Click on the links below to view details about our current job vacancies.
  2. Complete the online form below. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk.
  3. Include a resume by either attaching it or pasting it in plain text.
  4. If available, include your cover letter as an attachment.
  5. If you do not have an updated resume, you may download and print an employment application. Completed applications can be dropped off or mailed to any of our UAPL library locations.

The Upper Arlington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The employment opportunities in the UAPL are available equally to all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, military status or sexual orientation.

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Current career opportunities at UAPL

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Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:36pm Circulation Assistant - Main Branch (Part-time Evenings and Every Other Weekend)

We are looking for a detail-oriented individual to join our Circulation team providing friendly, high quality customer service at our busy Main Library location.  You will be responsible for providing customer assistance in person and via phone, checking library materials in and out, answering questions about library accounts and directing customer questions to the appropriate departments.

Please refer to the job description and schedule below for more details about this opportunity.    

Job Summary:

Participates in the operation of a full-service circulation desk.  Responds to patron questions regarding library services and directs patrons to appropriate departments as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides patron assistance; monitors and provides guidance to patrons in the use of the library facilities and services.  Instructs patrons on the use of the computer-based library catalog.
  • Provides patron assistance with circulation of materials.
  • Responds to general questions and specific questions relating to library accounts, including collections.
  • Contacts patrons regarding circulation and materials issues.
  • Empties book drops and organizes materials.
  • Maintains reserved items.
  • Identifies materials in need of repair/replacement and takes appropriate action.
  • Conducts item searches as assigned.
  • May train new staff members as assigned.
  • Serves on library committees as assigned.
  • Follows library safety and emergency procedures.
  • Reports maintenance and safety issues to supervisor and/or Facilities personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Competent in the use of Windows-based computer programs.
  • Knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma required.
  • Some college coursework or Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Work experience in a library preferred.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

  • Considerable mobility including, but not limited to, extensive periods of walking, bending, sitting, lifting weights up to 20 pounds, and pushing full book carts.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform general typing and computer skills.
  • Calm and focused handling of interruptions and distractions.
  • Periodic intense concentration and sustained viewing of a computer monitor.

Hours/Schedule:

Part-time; Tuesdays 5-9 pm and Thursdays 5-9 pm and every other weekend:  Saturday 9:45-5:15 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm

Salary:  

$ 10.58 per hour minimum starting rate of pay

Circulation Assistant - Circulation Evenings and EOW PT 9-12-14.pdf
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:32pm Circulation Assistant - Main Branch (Part-time Afternoons and Every Other Weekend)

We are looking for a detail-oriented individual to join our Circulation team providing friendly, high quality customer service at our busy Main Library location.  You will be responsible for providing customer assistance in person and via phone, checking library materials in and out, answering questions about library accounts and directing customer questions to the appropriate departments.

Please refer to the job description and schedule below for more details about this opportunity.    

Job Summary:

Participates in the operation of a full-service circulation desk.  Responds to patron questions regarding library services and directs patrons to appropriate departments as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides patron assistance; monitors and provides guidance to patrons in the use of the library facilities and services.  Instructs patrons on the use of the computer-based library catalog.
  • Provides patron assistance with circulation of materials.
  • Responds to general questions and specific questions relating to library accounts, including collections.
  • Contacts patrons regarding circulation and materials issues.
  • Empties book drops and organizes materials.
  • Maintains reserved items.
  • Identifies materials in need of repair/replacement and takes appropriate action.
  • Conducts item searches as assigned.
  • May train new staff members as assigned.
  • Serves on library committees as assigned.
  • Follows library safety and emergency procedures.
  • Reports maintenance and safety issues to supervisor and/or Facilities personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Competent in the use of Windows-based computer programs.
  • Knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma required.
  • Some college coursework or Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Work experience in a library preferred.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

  • Considerable mobility including, but not limited to, extensive periods of walking, bending, sitting, lifting weights up to 20 pounds, and pushing full book carts.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform general typing and computer skills.
  • Calm and focused handling of interruptions and distractions.
  • Periodic intense concentration and sustained viewing of a computer monitor.

Hours/Schedule:

Part-time; Tuesdays 1:30-5 pm and Thursdays 1:30-5 pm and every other weekend:  Saturday 9:45-5:15 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm

Salary:

$ 10.58 per hour minimum starting rate of pay

Circulation Assistant - Circulation Afternoon and EOW PT 9-12-14.pdf
Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:24pm Public Services Associate - Reference (Part-time)

Come join the UAPL Reference team!  We are seeking to fill a part-time Public Services Associate position.  You will help patrons locate information using library resources in all formats, as well as providing computer assistance. You will also help in maintaining and organizing our large periodicals collection and participate in other special projects.

Please refer to the job description and schedule below for more details about this opportunity.

Job Summary:

  • Responds to patron questions regarding library services and library materials in all formats in the assigned department.  Assists in maintaining collection, assists with special services and programming.  
  • Essential Functions:
  • Provides patron assistance; monitors and provides guidance to patrons in the use of library facilities, services and computer equipment.  Instructs patrons on the use of computer-based library catalog and computer programs.
  • Promotes and educates patrons on the use of online resources such as the library catalog, inter-library loan and library databases.
  • Assists patrons using their personal devices using library materials. 
  • Responds to reference questions using all formats available and performs reader’s advisory.
  • Assists in the development of reader’s advisory tools including booklists, bibliographies and displays.
  • Assists with collection maintenance including weeding and repairs.
  • Assists in program planning, set-up and delivery.
  • Serves on library committees as assigned.
  • Follows library safety and emergency procedures.
  • Reports maintenance and safety issues to supervisor and/or Facilities personnel.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Effective customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
  • Competent in the use of Windows-based computer programs.
  • Knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of reader’s advisory and basic reference tools preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two or more years work experience in a library or education environment preferred.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

  • Considerable mobility including, but not limited to, extensive periods of walking, bending, sitting, lifting weights up to 20 pounds, and pushing full book carts.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform general typing and computer skills.
  • Calm and focused handling of interruptions and distractions.
  • Periodic intense concentration and sustained viewing of a computer monitor.

Hours/Schedule:

Part-time; Mondays 1-5 pm, Tuesdays 1-5 pm, Wednesdays 1-5 pm, Thursdays 5-9 pm and two weekends per month:  Saturday 1-5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm

Salary:

$ 13.09 per hour minimum starting rate of pay

Public Services Associate - Reference PT 9-2-14.pdf
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:54pm Branch Associate - Lane Road Branch (Part-time Mornings and Every Other Sunday)

Do you like working with patrons of all ages and helping them find what they need in the library? We are seeking a Branch Associate to work in all areas of the dynamic Lane Road Branch, to check items in and out, and work with patrons of all ages to help them select library materials. In addition, you'll be assisting patrons in using computers and e-readers. 

Please refer to the job description and schedule below for more details about these opportunities. 

Job Summary:

Participates in the operation of a full-service library branch. Responds to patron questions regarding library services and library materials in all formats.  Assists in maintaining collection, assists with special services and programming.  Assumes responsibility for assigned specialized work area.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides patron assistance with circulation of materials.
  • Responds to general questions and specific questions relating to library accounts.
  • Provides patron assistance; monitors and provides guidance to patrons in the use of library facilities, services and computer equipment.  Instructs patrons on the use of computer-based library catalog and computer programs.
  • Promotes and educates patrons on the use of online resources such as the library catalog, inter-library loan and library databases.
  • Assists patrons using their personal devices using library materials.
  • Responds to reference questions using all formats available and performs reader’s advisory.
  • Assists in the development of reader’s advisory tools including booklists, bibliographies and displays.
  • Assists with collection maintenance including weeding and repairs.
  • Assists in program planning, set-up and delivery.
  • Assumes independent responsibility for assigned specialized work area.
  • Oversees opening and closing procedures.
  • May count money, reconcile with reports and prepare deposits.
  • Serves on library committees as assigned.
  • Follows library safety and emergency procedures.
  • Reports maintenance and safety issues to supervisor and/or Facilities personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
  • Competent in the use of Windows-based computer programs.
  • Knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of reader’s advisory and basic reference tools preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two or more years work experience in a library or education environment preferred.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

  • Considerable mobility including, but not limited to, extensive periods of walking, bending, sitting, lifting weights up to 20 pounds, and pushing full book carts.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform general typing and computer skills.
  • Calm and focused handling of interruptions and distractions.
  • Periodic intense concentration and sustained viewing of a computer monitor.

Hours/Schedule:

Part-time; Tuesdays and Fridays 10-2 pm and every other Sunday 12-5 pm

Salary:

$ 13.09 per hour minimum starting rate of pay

Branch AssociateLanePT(MorningsEOSunday)8-12-14.pdf
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:50pm Branch Associate - Lane Road Branch (Part-time Mornings and Every Other Saturday)

Do you like working with patrons of all ages and helping them find what they need in the library? We are seeking a Branch Associate to work in all areas of the dynamic Lane Road Branch, to check items in and out, and work with patrons of all ages to help them select library materials. In addition, you'll be assisting patrons in using computers and e-readers. 

Please refer to the job description and schedule below for more details about these opportunities. 

Job Summary:

Participates in the operation of a full-service library branch. Responds to patron questions regarding library services and library materials in all formats.  Assists in maintaining collection, assists with special services and programming.  Assumes responsibility for assigned specialized work area.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides patron assistance with circulation of materials.
  • Responds to general questions and specific questions relating to library accounts.
  • Provides patron assistance; monitors and provides guidance to patrons in the use of library facilities, services and computer equipment.  Instructs patrons on the use of computer-based library catalog and computer programs.
  • Promotes and educates patrons on the use of online resources such as the library catalog, inter-library loan and library databases.
  • Assists patrons using their personal devices using library materials.
  • Responds to reference questions using all formats available and performs reader’s advisory.
  • Assists in the development of reader’s advisory tools including booklists, bibliographies and displays.
  • Assists with collection maintenance including weeding and repairs.
  • Assists in program planning, set-up and delivery.
  • Assumes independent responsibility for assigned specialized work area.
  • Oversees opening and closing procedures.
  • May count money, reconcile with reports and prepare deposits.
  • Serves on library committees as assigned.
  • Follows library safety and emergency procedures.
  • Reports maintenance and safety issues to supervisor and/or Facilities personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
  • Competent in the use of Windows-based computer programs.
  • Knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of reader’s advisory and basic reference tools preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two or more years work experience in a library or education environment preferred.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

  • Considerable mobility including, but not limited to, extensive periods of walking, bending, sitting, lifting weights up to 20 pounds, and pushing full book carts.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform general typing and computer skills.
  • Calm and focused handling of interruptions and distractions.
  • Periodic intense concentration and sustained viewing of a computer monitor.

Hours/Schedule:

Part-time; Mondays and Wednesdays 9-2 pm and every other Saturday 9-1 pm 

Salary:

$ 13.09 per hour minimum starting rate of pay

Branch AssociateLanePT(MorningsEOSaturday)8-12-14.pdf
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:46pm Shelver - Lane Road Branch (Part-time)

Come join our busy Lane Road branch!  We are seeking a Shelver to organize and shelve library materials.  We are seeking a candidate who enjoys working around young children, as much of your time will be spent shelving in the Youth Department.

Please refer to the job description and schedule below for more details about this opportunity.

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for sorting and shelving materials and maintaining an ordered and neat appearance to library shelves and public areas. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Sorts, organizes and shelves library materials. 
  • Shelf-reads assigned areas and re-shelves out of place items. 
  • Empties book drops and organizes materials. 
  • Identifies materials in need of repair/replacement and takes appropriate action.
  • Conducts item searches as assigned. 
  • Instructs patrons in the use of library facilities and services as requested and directs patrons to appropriate staff members as needed.
  • Serves on library committees as assigned.
  • Follows library safety and emergency procedures.
  • Reports maintenance and safety issues to supervisor and/or Facilities personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Familiarity with library policies and procedures preferred.
  • Ability to sort and shelve materials alphabetically and numerically.
  • Effective customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to read and understand English language and numbers.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or current high school enrollment required.
  • Must be 16 years or older.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Considerable mobility including, but not limited to, extensive periods of walking, bending, sitting, lifting weights up to 20 pounds, and pushing full book carts.
  • Calm and focused handling of interruptions and distractions.

HOURS/SCHEDULE:

Part-time; Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6-9 pm and Saturdays 2-5 pm

SALARY:

$ 8.00 per hour minimum starting rate of pay

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