Library Aide

Position: Library Aide
Department: Operations Services

Your application will be considered as openings become available. Only applicants available for year-round employment will be considered.

Open to ages 16 and older

Schedule: 8-12 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends
Starting wage:  $10.00 per hour
Start Date:  Applications are taken year round and held on file for six months.

Duties include the following:

  • Preparing materials to return to shelves
  • Re-shelving materials
  • Directing customers to library materials and resources
  • Emptying drop box returns
  • Picking up materials around the library
  • Answering customer questions related to policies and procedures
  • Assisting customers in the use of library services, facilities and equipment
  • Additional duties as assigned

 Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system
  • Ability to work at a brisk pace
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Commitment to innovation and continuous improvement

 Working Conditions:

  • Work in a library setting directly with the public
  • Sustained posture in a standing, seated or walking position for prolonged periods of time
  • Perform bending, lifting, and pushing
  • Perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time

Application Procedure

All applicants must electronically submit:

  • a completed City of Ames Employment Application (link below), 
  • cover letter, and
  • three references to be considered for the position.

Please e-mail the application materials to For more information, you may e-mail or call (515) 239-5631. 

Ames Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.