LaGrange County Public Library - Employment Opportunities

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POSITION AVAILABLE:  Part Time Library Clerk (Pay Grade 6)

HOURS: Up to 28 hrs. per week


This position performs a variety of clerical duties, technical duties, and public services related to the daily operation of the Library.  This is a part-time position, and job duties may be performed at any of the Library’s three locations in LaGrange, Topeka, and Shipshewana.


  • Opens and/or closes the Library following established procedures.

  • Provides service to patrons at the circulation desk and other service points in the Library.

  • Checks materials in and out using an automated library system.

  • Issues and renews patron’s library cards and updates library accounts.

  • Greets patrons and assists in the location of materials.

  • Calculates and collects fines and fees due from patrons.

  • Monitors Library security and safety and helps enforce Library Rules.

  • Maintains library public areas in clean and orderly fashion by maintaining displays, cleaning computer terminals, shelving materials, and organizing library records.

  • Interacts with other staff members and participates in staff meetings to discuss and resolve problems, and keep updated on Library activities, practices, and procedures.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently, and courteously with patrons and coworkers.

  • Ability to multi-task, learn, and take directions.

  • Ability to operate a computer system, keyboard, and basic software applications.

  • Ability to operate basic business equipment such as a copier, printer, and telephone.

  • Ability to speak and read English and alphabetize accurately.

  • Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to stoop, bend, and push a loaded book cart weighing up to fifty pounds.

  • Ability to work a schedule that includes weekday, evening, and weekend hours.


  • Must be at least eighteen years of age and possess a high school diploma, or the equivalent.

  • Must have the ability to adequately operate a computer and utilize an automated library system.

  • Must have some experience working in or using a library.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please obtain a blank application at the LaGrange County Public Library Circulation Desk and submit the completed application to the Desk Clerk.  (Applications may also be downloaded here.)

  • Applications received by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 29, 2019, will be given first priority.

The LaGrange County Public Library would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.