Job Posting – Temporary Library Clerk, Schoharie Free Library

The Schoharie Free Library seeks a community-minded, organized and enthusiastic individual for the position of temporary clerk.

Hours of Work: Part-Time (approximately 15  -20  hours/wk.)

Job Summary: The Temporary Library Clerk assists the director, other clerks, Library Board members and library patrons by completing a range of clerical duties that include checking materials in and out, contacting patrons regarding their accounts, collecting monies, returning material to proper locations, reserving and renewing items, processing interlibrary loans, preparing materials for shelving, and maintaining patron files. The Temporary Clerk will also assist library users with technology, interpret library policies and procedures, monitor the behavior and conduct of patrons in the library, and may, as assigned, complete other tasks related to library operation.


  • High school diploma OR GED required; college degree preferred.
  • Experience providing excellent customer service in a public-facing enterprise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including time management and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Proficiency and comfort with computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, telephones, popular software, and consumer electronics including cell phones, laptops, and tablets.
  • Ability to shelve and/or retrieve books from top and bottom shelves.
  • Ability to climb stairs and carry books across library. Ability to lift 25 pounds when required.
  • Experience with or aptitude for learning standard library principles and practices.

Rate of Pay:  $14.00/hour

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references to:

Pat Clancy, President
SFL Board of Trustees
5973 State Route 30
Schoharie NY 12157
Or by email:

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