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Job Opening: Part Time Passport Acceptance Agent

April 8th, 2014

Job Opening: Part Time Passport Acceptance Agent

Department: Phoenixville Public Library

Location: 183 Second Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460 ______________________________________________________________________________ Description

Phoenixville Public Library is seeking a part-time Passport Acceptance Agent. Responsibilities include accepting passport applications according to U.S. Department of State procedures and guidelines, and scheduling appointments.

No previous Passport Acceptance Agent experience is necessary.  The successful applicant for this position is required to complete and pass an online training course.

Applicants for this position must be: * at least 18 years old, * a U.S. citizen or U.S. national, * approved by the Department of State, * not presently on parole or probation related to any Federal, State, or local convictions, * not presently under indictment for a Federal, State, or local felony, or a misdemeanor related to breach of trust or moral turpitude, * free of any Federal, State, or local felony convictions, * free of any Federal, State, or local misdemeanor convictions related to breach of trust or moral turpitude (i.e., embezzlement, document fraud, drug offense, or dishonesty carrying out a responsibility involving public trust)

Applicants for this position must have excellent attention to detail, enjoy working with the public, have strong communication skills, function well in a busy environment, and the ability to work well as part of a team.

This position also requires the following physical abilities: to operate a camera, computer, and cash register, and a variety of office tools and machines.

All Library positions require criminal background checks, both Federal and State, as well as child abuse clearances.

Position Type

Part-Time / Non-Exempt

Salary Information Hourly rate: $10.00 per hour.

Shift Mondays & Thursdays 3-6 PM, Tuesdays, 4-6 PM, Fridays 3-5 PM

Deadline Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Other Information

Original posting date: April 8, 2014

To apply, contact Mark Pinto, Adult Services Director, Phoenixville Public Library

Email: mpinto@ccls.org; Voice: 610-933-3013 ext 132; Fax: 610-933-4338

Job Opening: PT Library Assistant

April 2nd, 2014

Title: Part Time Library Assistant

Department: Phoenixville Public Library

Location: 183 Second Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460 ______________________________________________________________________________ Description

Phoenixville Library is seeking a part-time customer service desk clerk. Responsibilities include checking items in and out, retrieving and checking in bookdrop materials, creating and maintaining library customer accounts, handling print management software and accepting fines and fees from customers. Facility in assisting patrons with computers and operating the fax/copier machine is also required.   Applicants for this position must enjoy working with the public, function well in a busy environment, have strong communication skills, good  attention to detail and the ability to work well in a team environment.

A High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required. This position also requires the following physical abilities: to handle, lift and move library materials up to 25 pounds, to operate a keyboard and a variety of computer programs, office machines and cash register; to push book carts weighing up to 125 pounds, and to stand several hours, sit, walk, stoop and reach within confined areas.

All library positions require criminal background checks, both Federal and State, as well as  child abuse clearances.

Position Type

Part-Time / Non-Exempt

Salary Information Hourly rate: $8.75 per hour.

Shift Monday and Friday 9-1; with the possibility of more hours in the future

Deadline Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Other Information Original posting date: April 2, 2014

To apply, contact Kay Price, Circulation Manager, Phoenixville Public Library Email: kprice@ccls.org Voice: 610-933-3013 ext 122;  Fax: 610-933-4338

Job Opening: PT Library Assistant

March 31st, 2014

Title: Part Time Library Assistant

Department: Phoenixville Public Library

Location: 183 Second Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460 ______________________________________________________________________________ Description

Phoenixville Library is seeking a part-time customer service desk clerk. Responsibilities include checking items in and out, retrieving and checking in bookdrop materials, creating and maintaining library customer accounts, handling print management software and accepting fines and fees from customers.

Applicants for this position must enjoy working with the public, function well in a busy environment, have strong communication skills, good  attention to detail and the ability to work well in a team environment.

A High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required. This position also requires the following physical abilities: to handle, lift and move library materials up to 25 pounds, to operate a keyboard and a variety of computer programs, office machines and cash register; to push book carts weighing up to 125 pounds, and to stand several hours, sit, walk, stoop and reach within confined areas.

All library positions require criminal background checks, both Federal and State, as well as  child abuse clearances.

Position Type

Part-Time / Non-Exempt

Salary Information

Hourly rate: $8.75 per hour.

Shift

Thursday evening 5-9 PM and two Saturdays per month, 9 AM-5 PM; with the possibility of more hours in the future

Deadline

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Other Information Original posting date: March 28, 2014

To apply, contact Kay Price, Circulation Manager, Phoenixville Public Library Email: kprice@ccls.org Voice: 610-933-3013 ext 122;  Fax: 610-933-4338

Library Closed Friday, Jan. 3

January 2nd, 2014

The Library is closed Friday, January 3, due to the inclement weather.

Library Closed Today, December 10

December 10th, 2013

Due to the inclement weather, the Library is closed today, Tuesday, December 10.  We expect to reopen at 9 AM on Wednesday, December 11.

Library Seeks Trustees

July 17th, 2013

The Phoenixville Public Library currently seeks three (3) Trustees anticipated to be seated on its Board of Trustees beginning October 2013.  As a Trustee, the successful applicants will be responsible for oversight of the library, serving on a board of nine (9).  The terms of two (2) of the three (3) successful applicants shall be for three (3) years, with the term of the third successful applicant being nine (9) months.  As Trustees, the successful applicants are expected to act in the best interest of the Phoenixville Public Library, in promotion of and in furtherance of the Library’s Mission, which is to provide access to information and services that address the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community the library serves.  Successful applicants are expected to familiarize themselves with the Bylaws, policies, and operations of the library.  Further information about the Phoenixville Public Library can be found on its website at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org.  Prior non-profit experience is preferred but not required; past experience with non-profit accounting, banking, and/or law is favored but also not required.  Board committee involvement is expected of the successful applicants.  Monthly meeting attendance of approximately 2.5 hours per meeting is also expected.

Applications are due on or before August 2, 2013.  Invited applicants will be expected to interview jointly with the Board of Library Trustees and Board of School Directors of the Phoenixville Area School District during the evening of August 22, 2013.  Appointments to the Library Board shall be made by the Board of School Directors thereafter.  Applications should be sent to both of the following:

Dr. Alan Fegley, PASD Superintendent

386 City Line Avenue

Phoenixville, PA 19460

fegleya@pasd.k12.pa.us

and

Lara Lorenzi, Executive Director

Phoenixville Public Library

183 2nd Avenue

Phoenixville, PA 19460

llorenzi@ccls.org

Applications should include a letter addressed to Ms. Lorenzi and Dr. Fegley explaining why the applicant wishes to be a Library Trustee and summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and experience.  Resumes and references are optional but encouraged.

New Library Phone Extension Numbers

July 12th, 2013

The Library has just installed a new telephone system.  All of the Library’s phone extensions are now three digits long, with a 1 added to the beginning of the old two-digit extension numbers.  For example, the extension for the Children’s Library Circulation Desk used to be 24 and is now 124.  See http://www.phoenixvillelibrary.org/staff-board/ for the new phone extensions of Library management staff.  Every effort has been made to update phone extension numbers referenced on the pages of our website.  If we’ve missed any, please contact us to let us know.  Thank you!

Bike Race to Affect Traffic Around Library

July 10th, 2013

Those of you planning to come to the Library on Thursday evening, July 11, should be aware of street closures and traffic issues in Phoenixville surrounding the Criterium bicycle race that takes place tomorrow from 5 to 9 PM.  Please click the following link for more information:

http://www.phoenixvillechamber.org/newsletter_archive/CGP_Phoenixville_Resident-Business_Notice_2013-1.pdf  Thank you.

Budget Deadline Looms as Private Talks Continue: Library Messages Vital

June 26th, 2013

Behind-the-scenes meetings continue this week between legislative leaders and Governor Corbett as they work toward a final budget before the June 30 deadline. Email messages to your Senator and to the Governor can still make a big difference.We can achieve progress but only if you join with hundreds of other library advocates all across the state who have decided to Take Action.

Just as a reminder, the budget that passed the House now being considered in the Senate:

·increases Library Access/POWER Library by $500,000 (+ 17.7%) and the State Library by $29,000 (+1.5%), and,

·level-funds the Public Library Subsidy ($53.5 million) and Library Services for the Visually impaired and Disabled ($2.5 million.)

We recognize that these increases will not solve all library service and funding challenges overnight. But on the plus side, these funding increases would represent genuine progress in a year greatly complicated by weak economic recovery and big-ticket budget items such as pension reform, transportation funding, and liquor privatization.

Since the House-passed budget bill included some increases, there is real reason for hope in the Senate. But we dare not take anything for granted. Click Here to send an email message to your State Senator and to Governor Corbett.

Please spread this word as widely as possible and please don’t delay. We’re in the mix and the goal is close at hand.

Thank you for your membership and great support of PaLA’s advocacy goals. Most of all, thanks for Taking Action to improve library services!

Glenn

Glenn R. Miller
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Library Association
220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055

1040 Instruction Booklets & PA Rent Rebate Forms Have Arrived

February 27th, 2013

We have finally received the IRS 1040 instruction booklets and Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms.  They are on display on the table at the bottom of the staircase.