Employment Opportunities

Position Posted On:
Des Moines Public Library
1000 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA  50309
Job Title:
Library Aide
Job Type:
Part Time
Hours Per Week:
Up to 19 hours per week
Position Start Date:
Pay Rate:
How To Apply:
Please complete application at and return to Kristine Larson via email kmlarson@dmpl
Contact Name:
Kristine Larson  
Job Description:
Library Aide Job Description Summary Under the direction of a supervisor, sorts and shelves library materials, assists at the circulation desk, and performs related work as required. Essential Job Functions •Sorts, shelves, and files books and other library materials. •Charges and discharges materials. •Collects fines and fees. •Retrieves, reshelves, and shifts library materials from various locations within the library. •Operates a variety of library equipment. •Performs light janitorial duties. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities •Knowledge of general office practices and procedures. •Skill in operating various types of office equipment, such as computer, copier, calculator, cash register, and telephone system. •Ability to interpret and apply library policies and procedures. •Ability to communicate with staff and patrons in a courteous and professional manner. •Ability to spell, use correct grammar, and make simple mathematical calculations. •Ability to alphabetize and file using the Dewey Decimal Classification. •Ability to follow oral and written instructions. •Ability to work quickly and accurately. •Ability to provide outstanding customer service both in person and on the telephone. Essential Physical Abilities •Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to be able to communicate effectively. •Sufficient vision to be able to produce and review a wide variety of reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form. •Sufficient manual dexterity to be able to access relevant library materials and operate a keyboard. •Sufficient mobility to be able to transport materials and equipment. •Sufficient mobility to stoop and reach well enough to perform circulation procedures and to shelve and retrieve materials. •Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. on a frequent basis. Up to 19 hours/week. The Central Library is open M-W 9am-8pm; Th-F 9am-6pm.
Job Qualifications:
Detail-oriented, dependable, self-starter, good customer service, enjoys books/media and interacting with public.