Reference Assistant / Library Associate I -- Part-time position

Monday-Thursday: 9am-8:30pm Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-5pm
Open until filled
Ashtabula County District Library 4335 Park Avenue Ashtabula, OH 44004
$12.00-$17.40 hour


Ashtabula County District Library


Education/Experience:  Four-year college degree from accredited institution is preferred; however, other equivalent combinations of education, knowledge and demonstrated ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities may be substituted. 

This position will remain open until filled. Those responding before September 20th, 2019 will receive first consideration.

Knowledge of and Abilities:

 Knowledge of the basic principles, procedures, technology and materials of library science, including library classification systems, interlibrary loan procedures and user education, as well as information sources in various formats;

 Knowledge of basic reference sources located in public libraries;

 Knowledge of office machines/practices and technology including keyboarding and computer applications such as word processing, database management, spreadsheets, web browsers, mobile applications, and file servers;

 Solid understanding of information search techniques;

 Familiarity with basic principles of mobile devices and apps;

 Excellent oral/written communication skills including the ability to establish/maintain harmonious relationships with customers, visitors, staff and supervisors;

 Strong troubleshooting skills;

 Ability to work independently and without supervision in the attainment of library objectives as they affect reference services;

 Knowledge of public relations as it affects library operation and public perception;

 Strong attention to detail in creating and maintaining records and statistics;

 Willingness to participate in continuing education by attending seminars and workshops, in person or online.


 Familiarity with materials and practices regarding local history and genealogy research.

 Ability to work with all age groups.

 Knowledge of techniques of the reference interview.


Our libraries are located in the heart of Ohio’s wine country and are a short hike/bike ride from Lake Erie with its beautiful parks and beaches. Snow in the winter, beaches in the summer, and a low cost of living to boot. Come join us!


Ashtabula County District Library (ACDL) is seeking a bright, friendly, and tech-savvy individual to join the Ashtabula Public Library Reference Team.  Reference staff provide services including day to day research, local history and Genealogy sleuthing, individualized tech help, and teaching people how to use the new Creative Corner.  Reference staff present group instruction sessions, programming, participate in community collaborations, bring art displays to the William Tokarczyk Exhibition Gallery, and introduce the e-entertainment and e-research databases.

Contact Information: 

Please submit application to:

Helena Richardson, Ashtabula Branch Manager

Ashtabula County District Library

4335 Park Avenue

Ashtabula, OH  44004

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