Hood River County Library District
502 State St
Hood River, OR 97031
About Hood River County Library
Hood River County Library District is dedicated to promoting
the enjoyment of reading and culture, responding to the
community's need for information, and enriching quality of
life for its patrons. The library serves approximately 22,000
people, who checked out over 125,000 items in 2012-13. It
includes three branches: Cascade Locks, Hood River, and
Parkdale. All three libraries are crucial sources of free
public Internet access and electronic information, with over
18,000 Internet sessions logged in 2012-13 by residents and
visitors alike on the library's computers. The Hood River
branch is in a stunning Carnegie library that was expanded in
2003. Cascade Locks and Parkdale are located in the busy
centers of their communities. The district enjoys a very
supportive Friends group, Foundation, and volunteers.
Hood River County Library District is a member of the Sage
Library System and the Libraries of Eastern Oregon. Hood River
County is in the heart of Columbia Gorge and the Mount Hood
recreational area, providing opportunity for many outdoor
recreational activities including windsurfing, kiteboarding,
hiking, cycling, skiing, and much more. The district has
stable funding from a countywide special district.
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The Hood River County Library District seeks enthusiastic
public service desk clerk substitutes who are excited at the
opportunity to work at a busy library district. Public service
desk clerk substitutes provide services directly to patrons of
all ages at the public service desks at all three library
The individuals in this position must enjoy working with
people of all ages, have excellent customer service skills,
and be enthusiastic about working in a library. Fluency in
Spanish is highly preferred. The position reports to the
Assistant Director. Individuals in this position may
especially be asked to work at desks in the evening and
weekends at the Cascade Locks branch.
Job responsibilities include:
This position is on-call but may include
some limited regular weekly hours. On-call times include
weekend and evening hours.
- Providing direct service to adults
and children at busy public service desks;
- Assisting the public in using
computers, equipment, and electronic resources;
- Checking in returned library
- Shelving library materials;
- Processing library materials.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
Associate's degree from an accredited institution or
- Two years experience working in
customer service, preferably in a library.
- Fluency in Spanish highly preferred
- Any equivalent combination of
education and experience satisfying the above.
Opening salary ranges from $11.44 to $11.90 per hour,
depending upon qualifications. This position does not include
How to apply
Please read the job description carefully and submit the
The complete application packet, together
with the job description, is available from the following
- A completed Hood River County
Library District Application for Employment;
- Current resume.
Documents must be submitted in Open
Document, PDF, or Microsoft Office format. Complete
application packets are due by 5.00p on Friday, September 20,
2013, to Hood River County Library District, 502 State St,
Hood River, OR 97031, email@example.com.
Electronic submissions are highly preferred.
The Hood River County Library District is an Equal Opportunity