Position: Library Assistant-Shelver

Salary: $9.00/hr
Bolivar Harpers Ferry Public Library is seeking to hire a Library Shelver. The position will be for Saturdays from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. 6 hours a week.
The following are normal for the position but shall not be construed as exclusive or inclusive. Other related duties may be required and assigned.
  • Organize library materials alphabetically and numerically.
  • Return materials to proper location within the library.
  • Unload library bins and carts in the work room.
  • Empty book drops.
  • Call patrons to notify them reserve materials are in.
  • Assist and run circulation desk.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Prior public library shelving experience is a plus.
  • Must have ability to alphabetize items and place them in numerical order in a quick and accurate manner.
  • Familiarity with the Dewey decimal system is preferred.
  • Ability to work well independently and understand and follow instructions given verbally or in written form.
Receives direction and supervision from the Director.

Apply by email: information@bhfpl.org with Subject: Shelver Position_NAME

Fill out forms: Employment Application AND Shelver Questionnaire


Position: Library Custodian

Salary: $15.00/hr
Hours: 10 per week
Bolivar Harpers Ferry Public Library is seeking to hire a Library Shelver. The position will be for Saturdays from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. 6 hours a week.
Statement of Duties: Under the supervision of the Library Director, this position is responsible for maintaining a clean, comfortable, and safe environment for library patrons and personnel. The person in this position maintains and organizes cleaning supplies, and submits request for purchases of said supplies in a timely fashion, to the appropriate staff. Most duties are completed during the library’s closed hours, except in cases of an emergency, in a 4,000 square foot facility.

Supervision: Employee works under the general direction of the Library Director, the employee plans and carries out regular work in accordance with previous training, with substantial responsibility for independently maintaining the daily appearance and clean environment of the library building. As a regular and continuing part of the job, the employee must be self-directed and willing to work alone.

Job Environment: The library occupies just under 4,000 total square feet, on a single level. The employee will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and maintenance of 2 restrooms, 2 staff work rooms, 2 vestibules, a kitchen, and main library area. Employee works independently with minimal to no regular supervision and during the library’s closed hours.

Essential functions: The essential functions and duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Maintain a clean building free of hazards to staff, patrons, and others.
  • Organize and secure all cleaning supplies, tools, and equipment.
  • Inform director and staff of any specific maintenance issues in need of attention.
  • Create and submit supply purchase lists to appropriate staff in a timely manner.
  • Vacuum areas with special attention to the high traffic areas.
  • Mop all hard surface floors in restrooms, kitchen, and workroom.
  • Clean and stock all restrooms, including cleaning and sanitizing sinks, toilets, countertops, floors, walls, mirrors, dispensers, doors and handles, and infant changing tables.
  • Remove all trash and recyclables in each visit.
  • Move furniture as needed.
  • Clean kitchen countertops, cabinet faces, walls, microwaves, refrigerators, and sinks. Dishes are the responsibility of the staff.
  • Wash down and sanitize library tables, counters, and circulation work station.
  • Clean and dust shelving, circulation desk, window sills, seats, and wood surfaces. Remove any marks on the walls, surfaces, or furniture.
  • Clean interior and exterior glass doors and vestibules daily. Clean all doors and door handles, fingerprints, paint, and debris.
  • Clean and maintain entryways.
  • Spot clean furniture as needed.
  • Dust in-between bookshelves.
  • Perform light plumbing as needed, including unclogging toilets and sinks.
  • Keep accurate record of hours worked and turn into appropriate staff on payroll schedule due date.
  • Communicates regularly with Director and/or appropriate staff as needed

Opens and closes library building according to security procedures.

  • Education and Experience: High School diploma, plus 1-2 years of custodial experience. Preferably in a business or similar building. Valid driver’s license preferred.
  • Knowledge, Ability, and Skill:

Knowledge: Knowledge of cleaning materials, supplies, tools, equipment, and cleaning methods/procedures.

Ability: Ability to communicate effectively with Director and staff. Ability to work in poor weather conditions. Ability to be effectively self-directed and organized. Ability to work late nights or early mornings. Ability to read and understand all safety labels and warnings on products, tools, and equipment being used. Ability to assess and emergency and react accordingly.

Skills: Skills in operating basic cleaning tools and equipment, and prioritizing tasks.

Physical and Mental Requirements: Moderate physical effort is required to perform Library Custodian duties. Employee is regularly required to walk, stand, bend, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach with hands and arms, and lift heavy materials and equipment. Employee is frequently required to move or lift objects up to 10 lbs., and occasionally, lift up to 50 lbs. Employee is be able to adapt to changing environmental situations and also must spend time doing repetitive tasks. Employee has frequent contact with cleaning fluids and other potentially hazardous materials. Must follow OSHA safety standards with these products. May need to use a ladder or step stool at times.

This job description does not constitute the employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the library and requirements of the job change.

Receives direction and supervision from the Director.

Apply by email: information@bhfpl.org with Subject: Library Custodian Position_NAME