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Job Opening: Library Janitor

Library Janitor
6 – 9 hours/week; $16.00/hour

Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 20.

Start date: July 2022 (sooner is possible)

Three 3-hour shifts/week, spread throughout the week.  Option of early morning (7am-10am) or early evening shifts (6pm-9pm). Hours can be adjusted to overlap the library open hours by 1 hour.

The Library Janitor is responsible for maintaining a clean, comfortable, and safe environment for library patrons and staff.  The ideal janitorial candidate has experience with tasks that include, but are not limited to, vacuuming carpets; cleaning furniture in public and staff areas; cleaning glass and counter areas; dusting book shelves; emptying trash cans and hauling waste to dumpster; straightening tables and chairs; cleaning restrooms and changing supplies; picking up scraps of debris; damp and dry mopping; and assisting staff in arrangement of furniture and equipment.  This position requires an ability to work independently, an attention to detail, and pride in work. As the position works in the library unsupervised, this position is required to be age 18 or older.

The Aloha Community Library Association is committed to building an equitable and inclusive organization that embraces and amplifies the diverse voices of our community. ACLA is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone who is interested in the position is encouraged to apply.

Employment announcement, position description, and application are available at the library and online.

To be considered, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume (including references) to Terri Palmer, Library Director.

By email: volunteer@alohalibrary.org

By mail or in person:

Aloha Community Library Association
17455 SW Farmington Rd., Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97007

Applicants will be evaluated based on experience, training, and completeness of the application packet.  Finalists will be interviewed.  A pre-employment background check is required before hire. 

Job Opening: Circulation Assistant

Circulation Assistant
22 hours/week; $14.75/hour

Application period extended!
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

The Aloha Community Library is a dynamic nonprofit public library that provides a wide range of services. We are seeking a team-oriented library enthusiast to serve as a part-time Circulation Assistant.

The ideal candidate is positive, practices proactive customer service, is passionate about library services, and is eager to learn and innovate. Library experience is a plus, but not required. This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, flexibility, the ability to work independently, the enjoyment of working with a diverse group of people, and the ability to work evening and Saturday shifts.

The Aloha Community Library Association is committed to building an equitable and inclusive organization that embraces and amplifies the diverse voices of our community.

Employment announcement, position description, and application are available at the library and online.

To be considered, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume (including references) to Terri Palmer, Library Director.

Email: volunteer@alohalibrary.org

By mail or in person:

Aloha Community Library Association
17455 SW Farmington Rd., Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97007

Applicants will be evaluated based on related training and experience. Finalists will be interviewed.  A pre-employment background check is required before hire.  The Aloha Community Library Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Reviewers Wanted!

If you have a young person in your life who has enthusiasm for books, movies, tv shows, or games (video or otherwise), we want their opinions! Kids can submit reviews to be compiled into a newsletter, in-library displays, online lists, and more!

There are two ways for kids to submit their reviews: online or in the library.  There are forms, pencils, and a drop box located in the Children’s Library.  If submitting a form online is easier, there is a google form at https://bit.ly/ACLkidpicks.

Our kid picks volunteers have done such a great job that they are now reviewing books for publishers!  If your child might want to join in the fun, please send Youth Services Librarian Katie an email at katiep@alohalibrary.org

Teens are encouraged to submit reviews, too!  Teens in grades 6-12 can submit their thoughts about books, games, TV shows, movies, and more in the drop box in the Teen Section or online at: https://bit.ly/ACLteenpicks

Dream Big, Aloha!

We want you to Dream Big, Aloha!

As you may have already heard, the Aloha Community Library received a $56,000 grant to update our children’s library, and we want you to tell us some of the things you might like to see in the newly envisioned space.

Help us reimagine the children’s library by sharing your ideas about what we can do to make this a more inviting, vibrant, and engaging space for this community. Add your suggestions, inspirations, or images virtually to our Jamboard, or visit the library from Monday, February 28th through Saturday, April 2nd to add your thoughts to our dream wall in the children’s library.

What would you like to see in your library?

ARPA Proposal Approved

Last spring, Representative WInsvey Campos (Oregon House District 28) included our library’s project proposal in a request for American Rescue Plan Act funds to help revitalize our community. After moving through the process at the state and federal levels,  we are proud to announce that our proposal was recently approved! 

We have received $56,000 to establish our children’s library as a welcoming and vibrant destination for children and families! First on our list is to purchase new shelving that is purpose-built for use in libraries, along with some new furnishings. Additional spending on new technology, books and movies, and STEAM programming is also a part of the plan. As with everything right now, progress might take a bit longer than hoped. We will keep you updated as we move forward!

Many thanks to Representative Campos for selecting our project out of so many worthy options, and to our board of directors for supporting this next phase of our growth! And, as always, thank you to our community for your generosity and positivity. We could not do this without you!