Jobs at the library

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Multnomah County Library is a premier library system and Oregon's largest public library, serving nearly one-fifth of the state's population. The work environment encourages creativity, provides challenges, and allows individuals to realize their potential in a team atmosphere.

Multnomah County Library is a learning organization with a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement and exceptional customer service. The library actively recruits persons from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to enhance service to its diverse community.

Current job openings

Library Access Services Assistant (Black Cultural Competency)

As an Access Services Assistant with a Black cultural competency, you will provide library services to both patrons and staff with a specific focus on assisting patrons from the Black community. Your duties will range from materials movement and performing library support duties to assisting with circulation and account management, however, your main focus will be materials management. The hiring list created from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future part-time, full-time and on-call positions throughout the library system.  Apply through Friday, July 13, 2018.

Bilingual Chinese Library Assistant

Multnomah County Library is looking for customer service-oriented Bilingual Chinese Library Assistants to be a part of our team! We're seeking candidates who are fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
 As a Bilingual Chinese Library Assistant, you will draw on your deep knowledge and connections with the Chinese community when providing excellent customer and informational service to children, families and adults. You'll be responsible for connecting internal and external patrons with the information they seek as well as delivering a variety of library services. You will assess the needs of the community as you plan, prepare and implement programs (including storytimes) and outreach for your service area.  You'll work closely with your branch administrator and fellow branch staff, as well as the We Speak Your Language team in the branch and in other libraries. You will build and maintain professional relationships with patrons as you help ensure that the Library is a welcoming space for the community. Apply through Friday, June 29, 2018.

Library Safety Officer

You visit Multnomah County Library for many different reasons. Sometimes, you're borrowing a book. Sometimes, you're attending a program. Other times, you're simply seeking shelter from the weather. Regardless of the reason, it's important that your visit is enjoyable and one that reflects the high value we place on safety and security. That's why we're looking for focused, conscientious security professionals with strong customer service skills to join our team as Library Safety Officers. We're currently seeking applicants to fill current and future Library Safety Officer positions at locations throughout the system. The hiring list created from this recruitment may be used to fill part time and on-call positions should they become available in the future. Apply through Friday, June 29, 2018.


Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a way to work side-by-side with library staff to find out how the library delivers services to our community. It is often a key part of academic programs for library studies.

If you would like to request a job shadowing, please contact Stacie Breece at internships@multco.us.

Job shadows are based on the time and availability of Multnomah County Library staff by locations and individual needs for each job shadow request. Priority is given to individuals that are in need of meeting academic requirements for course work.

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