Part-Time Public Services Assistant Job Opening at the Sandwich Library

The Sandwich Public Library District is looking to hire a part-time Public Services Assistant (PSA) to join our team! Under the supervision of the Circulation Manager, the Public Services Assistant provides high level of service to the public while offering support services to staff.

Hours: 12 hours/week and alternating Saturdays; 4pm-8pm Tuesdays, 4pm-8pm Wednesdays, 1pm-5pm Fridays
Salary: Starting $11.00/hour with expectation for minimum wage increases.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs a full range of circulation desk procedures using an automated circulation system.
  • Performs patron registration and maintains records of library patrons.
  • Assists the patrons in using library technology, including online databases, e-content, mobile apps, and the internet.
  • Assures accurate library shelving of books and periodicals by shelf reading and re-shelving, as necessary.
  • Performs routine repairs on books and other holdings.
  • Handles routine interactions with the public and answers a variety of questions at the circulation desk.
  • Answers telephones and provides routine information or refers and transfers calls.
  • Will collaborate with staff on special projects and events.
  • Assists with library program preparation and implementation, as directed.
  • Participates in professional development and networking activities online and in person.
  • Represents the Library in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Set up of library facilities for use by staff and patrons; Performs facility opening and closing duties.
  • Keeps informed on new PrairieCat practices and procedures and changes in library procedures.
  • Will attend one (1) library board meeting a year.
  • Assumes other duties and projects as assigned.


A high school diploma or equivalent.  Customer service and cash handling experience are preferred.

To Apply: Pick up an application at the library’s circulation desk. Return completed application with resume to library.
Application Contact: Barbara Posinger •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • 815-786-8308 x212

The Sandwich Public Library District is an IMRF participating library. IMRF benefits are provided to full-time employees at the beginning of employment. 

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