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Employment Opportunities with the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District

Current Openings:

Application for Employment


Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees (including U.S. citizens). The Library uses the E-Verify system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). For more information, view the E-Verify poster in English (pdf) or Español (pdf). For information about the right to work, see the right to work poster in English (pdf) or Español (pdf).


Part-Time Positions Available

The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library has part-time positions available. Positions require flexible schedules and include evening and weekend work schedules. High school diploma or equivalent GED certificate is required, degree preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced Internet and mobile technology skills.

Resumes will be accepted until all positions are filled. Submit resume with references via email to

For additional information, please contact the library via email at

Library Clerk/Volunteer Coordinator

General Description:
Coordinators manage work flow in their assigned areas. They perform routine tasks, reader’s advisory, develop programming under the direction of their supervisor, train employees in lower classification, recommend improvements and enhancements, and communicate effectively with patrons and supervisors using excellent customer service skills.


Education and Experience:
Technical, associate, or bachelor’s degree preferred. Demonstrated skills and experience may be considered.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruits, orients and coordinates work of volunteers
Maintains volunteer records
Interfaces with all library services for placement and training of volunteers
Perform all duties of a page, shelver, and clerk as needed
Trains pages, shelvers, and clerks
Trains and performs materials processing and book repair
Counts cash drawer
Prepares statistical reports for supervisor
Maintains appearance of department and areas of responsibility
Answers telephone and directs calls appropriately
Answers ready reference questions
Assists with Reader’s Advisory
Navigates the Internet and library databases
Prepares holds/interlibrary loan requests for circulation
Troubleshoots basic computer, copier, and fax machine problems
Assists patrons with laptop, desktop, or mobile device needs
Assists with library programming
Develops library programming with supervision
Relays patron requests and needs to supervisor
Follows all library policies and procedures
Recommends supply orders and maintains supply inventory
Other duties as assigned


Customer service
Basic knowledge and use of PCs, MACs and mobile devices
Basic knowledge and use of Microfilm equipment
Telephone etiquette Knowledge of Internet navigation
Knowledge of social media
Ability to connect peripherals such as jump drives
Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff and colleagues within the library
Demonstrates a positive attitude


Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift 30 pounds of books and move book carts weighing 200 pounds. Must be able to reach 84” and stoop to floor to shelve and/or inventory collection materials.


General Description:
Checks in, shelves and reshelves library materials in the correct location and correct order

Education and Experience:
High School Graduate, G.E.D., or currently enrolled in high school or technical school.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Empties book drops
Checks in library materials on the library’s ILS
Sorts and creates carts of materials for shelving
Shelves library materials in correct location
Completes all statistical/counting records required for tracking library materials
Cleans or repackages materials as needed
Constantly monitors displays and fills gaps
Follows all library policies and procedures

Other duties as assigned Job Skills:

Basic keyboarding skills
Proficiency in basic computing skills
Telephone etiquette
Excellent communication skills with customers
Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff and colleagues within the library

Physical Requirements:
Lift 30 pounds of books or other materials to place on counters or carts. Push carts weighing 200 lbs. Reach 84” to shelve materials or stoop to shelve materials at floor level.



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