Reference Assistant (part-time). 

Are you ready to create dynamic library experiences for our patrons?  This position connects customers with the information they seek. You are a trainer and event coordinator. You are a natural leader, knowledgeable on all library operations and respected for your ability to excite our patrons about the full array of library services.

  • You are naturally curious and want to create library events that share your curiosity and enthusiasm for new ideas.
  • In front of a group or working one-on-one, you’re a natural-born teacher.
  • You understand customer needs and enjoy connecting them with the right solutions; you’re a sleuth at heart.
  • You engage well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  • You’re a team player who thinks quickly on your feet.
  • You adapt well to changing work environments and are eager to learn new skills and library services so you can share them with library patrons.
  • You are a wizard at teaching patrons how to use technology from e-books to online databases. 
  • You share your passion for the product by talking about and offering meaningful recommendations of the latest books, movies and music.
  • You love meeting and inspiring new people and you've never met a stranger. 
  • You are eager to advocate for the library’s mission and core values.
  • You know your way around technology, having the ability to teach new users about basic computer skills and more techie things.
  • You enjoy public speaking because you understand that it a great way to advocate for your library.
  • You have great ideas to share with your team and the library as a whole.

The life experience we are looking for:  A bachelor's degree, experience in presentations or training, expertise in digital literacies, strong research experience (beyond Google), avid reader, proud owner - and frequent user - of a library card from any library system.

22 hours per week, as needed, including days, nights and weekends.  Work locations vary as needed.  $12.25 per hour minimum.


To apply:  Email a detailed letter of interest explaining why you are the best match for the job, current resume, names/contact information for 3 work-related references, and completed application (may be download from attachment below or follow this link and download) to A.J. Heilman at ajheilman@wcdpl.org.

Download an application:

Applications for employment are kept on file at WCDPL for a period of 6 months, and are reviewed when openings occur. 

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