Access Specialist I Part-Time

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Under the direction of the Access Services Manager ensures appropriate and efficient processing and distribution of Library materials. This includes checking items in from library book drops, shelving materials, and performing basic library collection maintenance. Will provide basic customer assistance by answering directional questions regarding the library collection. May issue library cards and assist members by checking out and returning library materials.

Our first application review will be Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

This position will close to applicants on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

About the Metropolitan Library System: 

In 2015, the Metropolitan Library System (MLS) celebrated a milestone – its 50th anniversary of services to the residents of Oklahoma County. This large, diverse system of suburban, urban and rural libraries serves the nearly 800,000 residents of Oklahoma County through 19 libraries. The Library’s mission, “we grow smarter communities, one person at a time”, speaks to its vision “to be the community’s hub for critical thinking, creative problem-solving and lifelong enrichment". With exciting programs like “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma: Piecing the Quilt, Stirring the Stew: Ethnic American Women’s Voices”, resources for learning and job preparedness, family game fests, teen advisory boards and Lego robotics, the Library reaches out to serve the interests of people of all ages. The appointed Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County consists of 27 voting members who represent each municipality with a library or library extension located within its boundaries, as well as the Mayor of Oklahoma City and an Oklahoma County Commissioner. The Friends of the Library raise funds and advocate for the library. The Library Endowment Trust provides a means for private contributions to be invested on a permanent basis so that they can meet the future needs of the library.

This position will be assigned to The Village Library at 10307 N. Penn Ave., The Village, OK 73120. This library is located in the heart of Oklahoma City. It enjoys strong support from the city and the Special Friends of the Village Library. With quiet reading areas reminiscent of libraries from a previous era, the library maintains a thriving children and young adult customer base in its 14,044 square foot location.


About The Oklahoma City Metro Area: 

The Oklahoma City (OKC) Metro Area is vibrant, progressive and friendly. A strong and growing economy combined with low housing prices and cost of living attracts people of all ages.

In 2015, Oklahoma City was chosen as one of the first two pilot cities for the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking by the Brookings Institute and Project for Public Space. The area surrounding the Oklahoma Health Center will be a place for business incubator projects, the city’s bioscience sector and future developments.

Major revitalization efforts in downtown OKC are creating exciting cultural and sports venues as well as a strong business center. The Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum attract residents and visitors alike. The new American Indian Cultural Center and Museum will open in 2022.

Dubbed “Loud City”, sports fans cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder and its developmental league team, the Oklahoma City Blue.  Baseball and soccer fans enjoy the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A baseball team, the Oklahoma City Dodgers and the United Soccer League team, OKC Energy FC. 

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, outdoor activities are plentiful and families can enjoy rowing, canoeing, and kayaking on the Oklahoma River, which is home to a high performance training center for Olympic athletes. Hiking, biking and picnicking are also right out the back door. The urban downtown center and adjacent lovely suburban communities give singles, couples and families a great range of living choices.



Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of High school (9th grade) completed.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures
  • Typing or keyboard skills to enter and retrieve data using a computer terminal
  • Filing alphabetically, numerically, using good spelling, and performing basic math computations
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with internal and external customers in order to give and extricate information in a courteous and friendly manner.
Salary and Benefits: 

The hiring salary for this position is: $10.55 hourly.  This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week.  This position is not exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Candidates should be available during library operating hours which include evenings and weekends.*

*Hours are subject to change according to the needs of the library.

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