Public Library Summer Interns- Michigan

Approximate date of posting March 30, 2017

 Position: Library Intern

Location: Comstock Park, Michigan

Company/Organization  Kent District Library

Schedule/Hours Work hours may be varied, including evenings and weekend hours.

Time Frame June 2, -September 2, 2017

Compensation: $9.36/hour

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Under the close supervision of the Manager of Community Engagement, will perform general duties to support branch operations and library initiatives, such as shelving, programming and outreach endeavors.

Duties And Responsibilities

Shelve and shelf read all library materials.

Move large quantities of materials from place to place for the purpose of preparing to shelve or shelve.

Place materials in alpha-numeric order for shelving.

Check books, periodicals, audio visual equipment, and other library material for damage.

Holds Shelves maintenance.

Assist patrons with basic library questions (find collections, use the catalog, print materials/use copy machine, hand off to staff for help with accounts).

Help promote KDL services at Outreach events and activities through the following forms of patron support:

Issuing Library Cards


Accessing digital Collections

E-Reader usage

BookMyne app.

Assist with Summer Reading program activities as needed.

May perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Physical agility to push/pull fully loaded book carts/trucks weighing up to 150 pounds, retrieve or place materials above shoulder or below knee level, and lift/carry materials/furniture weighing up to 40 pounds.

Ability to follow oral and written directions.

Ability to learn library book shelving system and sort/file materials alphabetically and numerically.

Communication skills necessary to deal with the public in a courteous and cooperative manner.

Access to reliable transportation to and from work.

Visual acuity required to accurately read written materials.

Working Conditions:

Generally will work within a normal office environment, with minimal discomfort due to extreme temperatures, dust, and noise.

Occasional exposure to out of doors during programming and outreach events.

May require occasional travel between KDL locations.

Work hours may be varied, including evenings and weekend hours.

Frequent sitting/standing in one position for extended periods of time.


Deadline: Unspecified


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