Work with us! At the Potsdam Public Library

The Potsdam Public Library is looking for applicants to join our team as a Library Aide.

Top 10 Qualities of an Ideal Candidate:

  1. Kindness and empathy; treats everyone with courtesy and respect, eye contact, and a smile
  2. Sense of humor
  3. Motivated by creativity and public service
  4. Quick learner
  5. Self-starter; independent
  6. Humility; willingness to seek help and collaborate within a team
  7. Can-do attitude
  8. Enthusiasm; passionate about customer service, intellectual freedom, community, and culture
  9. Professional demeanor; excellent written and oral communication skills
  10. Adept with technology

What exactly does a Library Aide do?

  • Check out books and other library materials (DVDs, audiobooks, etc.); check them back in
  • Answer reference questions; teach patrons to find relevant materials using our online catalog
  • Issue library cards to new patrons
  • Answer the phone; call patrons when their "on hold" items are available
  • Help with ordering new materials and supplies
  • Operate various equipment (fax machine, scanner, copier, cash register)
  • Gather computer use statistics
  • Attend library programs and events
  • Help with weeding out unused materials; identify books in need of repair
  • Generally maintain order, water plants, sweep/vacuum every so often

If you'd like to join us, email your cover letter and resume to We look forward to meeting you!

Created By
Annie Chase

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