Schoharie Free Association Library
Temporary Library Clerk
Hours of Work: Part-Time (approximately 15 -20 hours/wk.)
Supervision Exercised: The Temporary Library Clerk may be asked to work alone in the Library.
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 operations.
Supervisor: Schoharie Free Association Library Board of Trustees
Hours of Works: 35 hours per week.
Supervision Exercised: The Director supervises all staff, independent contractors and volunteers in the Library
Job Summary: In addition to supervising and undertaking, if necessary, all responsibilities of the assistant and clerk positions, the Library Director is responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain an association library, and is responsive to the community’s needs for information, education, and recreation. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, creates public relations materials, supervises staff, contractors and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management.
In addition, the Library Director attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees to insure a consistent flow of communication. The Library Director’s job also includes any other duties that are requested by the Board of Directors or that are essential to ensuring that the Library provides the best possible library service to the community. The Library Director will be evaluated by the Board annually. Continue reading Library Director position
On May 1st–based on guidance by the CDC and the Mohawk Valley Library System–the Schoharie Free Library will no longer be quarantining returned library items before checking them in and returning them to the shelves. For patrons, this means TWO important things:
Beginning May 1st, you will be allowed to return items inside the library, though the outdoor drop box will remain open for your convenience.
While the quarantine was in effect, patrons were given additional “fine-free days” beyond the due date to accommodate the quarantine period. Starting May 1st, this grace period will be discontinued. Late fees will begin to accrue the day after an item is due, just like before the pandemic.
Our other COVID safety measures (including mask-wearing and social distancing) will remain in place for the time being, but this is an important and exciting step in our cautious, gradual return to “normal” operations.