Altoona Public Library seeks a well-organized, friendly, team-oriented person to help us make library materials available to the public.

Responsibilities: The Clerk will perform Circulation Desk procedures; assist patrons with basic questions, catalog use, and machines; process and shelve library materials; sort and route mail; assist with programs and displays; open and close the library; and complete other duties as assigned.

This position is regularly scheduled for fifteen hours a week, Monday-Friday, although the candidate should flexible and available to work some evenings and weekends.

Qualifications: The candidate should have a record of experience, initiative, committed customer service, and working well in a group setting.  High school graduate or equivalent; flexible work hours and availability to work some evenings and weekends; ability to use word-processing programs, email, and the Internet.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 30 pounds, manipulate loaded book carts weighing up to 300-400 pounds over carpeted floors, reach up or down to shelve or retrieve materials, and stand and/or walk to perform tasks for the majority of the shift.

For a complete job description, click here.  Compensation: $12.75/hr.  Closing date for applications: until filled.  Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three references via email to Alyson Jones at:; or to APL’s Circulation Desk.