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Employment Opportunities with OPPL

Join our team!!! The Ouachita Parish Public Library is located in the beautiful twin cities of Monroe/West Monroe in northeast Louisiana. The library system consists of 6 branches plus a bookmobile, with a 7th branch in the planning stages. Ouachita Parish Public Library serves a population of 146,985 and is proud to be one of the top libraries in the state.

The library offers liberal benefits, including an excellent retirement system, vacations, sick leave and health insurance. Employees may advance to higher positions according to their abilities, qualifications, education, and special interests based upon the needs of the library. After offered employment at the Ouachita Parish Public Library, the applicant agrees to be tested and to successfully pass a drug screening in order to be added to the payroll. The screening will be done by an independent laboratory with the cost to be covered by the library. Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Present library employees are given three days priority in applying for the vacant position before outside applicants will be considered. Library employees may still apply after the designated deadline but priority will not be given.

Applications and resumés may be submitted in person or by mail to the OPPL Administrative Office at the Main Branch, 1800 Stubbs Avenue.. The official form may be obtained by picking one up at the office or by following this Link. Submit the form by clicking the Submit button at the end of the form. For more information call (318) 327-1490 or email (cchatham@oplib.org ). Applications may be returned on line or in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to:       

Ouachita Parish Public Library
Office of Operations Coordinator
1800 Stubbs Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Fax: 318-329-4057

Current OPPL Vacancies  - May 12, 2016

 


Library Associate II -  Computer Instrutor - Anna Meyer Branch - Full time
Library Assistant I - Circulation - Ollie Burns Branch - Part time
Page – Ouachita Valley - Part-time
Library Assistant I -  Circulation – Ollie Burns Branch - Full time

 

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Library Associate II - Computer Instructor- Anna Meyer
Full time – 40 hours per week. Minimum starting salary:  $12.2917 per hour/$25,566.64 annual

ANSWERS TO: Branch Manager
NATURE OF WORK:
Develop, plan and administer public computer classes for the branch
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Increase computer literacy skills of community members by planning and conducting
group and individual instructional sessions on topics such as searching the Internet, E-mail, typing, software applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, etc.), computer privacy and security and other related topics as directed.
Record and maintain accurate statistics.
Create and distribute marketing materials advertising computer classes and related programs.
Perform basic computer troubleshooting.
Serve as liaison with community groups to promote classes, library programs and services.
Assist and train patrons to use the library facilities, including reference and Internet.
Assist all patrons with circulation and reference questions as needed.
Other duties as requested.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Documentable coursework or previous work experience in computer technology/instruction.
            Demonstrated ability to provide group and individual instruction.
            Knowledge of standard library practices and procedures.
            Skill in the use of computers, peripherals and other office equipment.
            Ability to deal effectively with co-workers and public.
            Ability to work independently and use sound judgement.
            Must possess good communication skills, both oral and written.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
            Work is performed in office environment and requires sitting, standing, stooping,
            walking and lifting of objects weighing less than 25 lbs.; may require lifting objects
            weighing in excess of 25 lbs. occasionally.  Common abilities such as mobility and
            dexterity.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
            BS + 1 year lib or related exp +9 hrs. LS                 OR
2 years college/(60 hrs)  +min of 5 yrs.  Lib or related exp  + 9 hrs LS         OR
            High school diploma + 7-10 yrs. Lib or related exp + 9 hrs LS
            NOTE: Successful completion of  3 Core Competencies of the LSSC Program may be substituted for 9 hrs LS)
           
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for this position and are not presented as an exhaustive list of all job duties of the position.

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity and an At-Will employer. A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process.  
                                                                                                               

 


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Library Assistant I -  Circulation, Ollie Burns Branch
Part – time, 25  hours per week, $9.039 per hour
                                                                                                                       

Answers to: Branch Manager

Nature of Work:
           Under general supervision, responsible for providing frontline customer service to the   
            public.
           
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
            All duties of the Page position in addition to:
            Check in/out materials
            Register patrons
            Collect fines and other library related fees
            Place holds on materials for patrons
            Answer phones
            Identify and send in materials needing cleaning and repair
            Answer general questions and assist patrons in locating materials
            Other duties as requested

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
            Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
            Ability to deal effectively with co-workers and the public
            "Frontline" public service skills
            Basic computer skills, using Windows environment
            Ability to operate office and other equipment relative to library functions

Physical Requirements:
            Work is performed in an office environment and requires sitting, standing and stooping
            walking and lifting of objects weighing less than 25 lbs.; may require lifting
            objects weighing in excess of 25 lbs. occasionally.

            Common abilities such as mobility and dexterity

Required Qualifications:
            High school diploma or equivalent

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for this position and are not presented as an exhaustive list of all job duties of the position.

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity and an At-Will  employer.

A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process.

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

 
           

 

 

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Page – Ouachita Valley - Part-time
Approx. 15-20 hrs. per week. $7.8132 per hour

 ANSWERS TO: Head Circulation /Branch Head

NATURE OF WORK:
Under direct supervision, employee is responsible for the shelving and retrieving of books and other materials
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Sort and shelves books according to Dewey decimal System
Check shelves for correct arrangement of books
Empty book drop
 Clear tables of books and magazines
Place new periodical in display and file and store old periodicals
               Retrieve books and periodical from shelves
                Clean and inspect av material
               Assist with opening/closing of building
               Other duties as required

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Sort and file alphabetically and numerically
Ability to follow simple oral & written instructions
Ability to perform light physical tasks
Positive attitude toward public service
Self motivated

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, recurring     stooping, climbing, or walking.  Recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 25 lbs and may require occasional lifting of objects weighing more than 25lbs.  Common abilities such as mobility and dexterity.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Sixteen years of age and completion of tenth grade of high school.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for this position and are not presented as an exhaustive list of all job duties of the position.
Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity and an At-Will employer
A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process.
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT



 

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Library Assistant I -  Circulation – Ollie Burns Branch 
Full Time – 40 hours per week. Minimum wage: $9.0390 per hour

Answers to: Branch Manager

Nature of Work:
Under general supervision, responsible for providing frontline customer service to the   
            public
           
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
            All duties of the Page position in addition to:
            Check in/out materials
            Register patrons
            Collect fines and other library related fees
            Place holds on materials for patrons
            Answer phones
            Identify and send in materials needing cleaning and repair
            Answer general questions and assist patrons in locating materials
            Other duties as requested

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
            Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
            Ability to deal effectively with co-workers and the public
            "Frontline" public service skills
            Basic computer skills, using Windows environment
            Ability to operate office and other equipment relative to library functions

Physical Requirements:
            Work is performed in an office environment and requires sitting, standing and stooping
            walking and lifting of objects weighing less than 25 lbs.; may require lifting
            objects weighing in excess of 25 lbs. occasionally.
            Common abilities such as mobility and dexterity

Required Qualifications:
            High school diploma or equivalent

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for this position and are not presented as an exhaustive list of all job duties of the position.

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity and an At-Will employer.

A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process.

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

 

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