Job Application

The historic Howell Carnegie District Library is looking for a Library Assistant III for the Reference & Adult Services department, approximately 20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

The library is open and welcoming to all members of our community, including individuals who may be encountering hardships or challenges that affect their behavior and interactions.  Our jobs require someone with the ability to work respectfully and capably with people from all backgrounds and age groups.  You must demonstrate a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor while working with customers, co-workers and community.

In providing customer service, you may encounter situations that require de-escalation or assistance from a supervisor or person-in-charge.  Your ability to exercise quick and mature judgement is crucial.

Qualifications Required:

  • Degree from a 4 year college/university or equivalent training and experience
  • Willingness to lead programming
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office software and Internet research
  • Enthusiastic, positive public service orientation for all ages

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Knowledge and awareness of literature and current culture interests of adults
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks successfully & maintain focus under varied circumstances including hectic, noisy and distracting conditions
  • Winning attitude: positive, upbeat, focused


  • Assist patrons with materials selection & reader’s advisory services
  • Will plan and conduct adult programming and assist with planning
  • Contribute to collection development
  • Assist patrons with computers, including internet, accessing Wi-Fi, and library e-services, as well as other standard office equipment

Starting wage range: $16.12 – $20.95 hourly rate based on experience.

The Howell Carnegie District Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by 6/16/22 will receive first consideration.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter addressing the position requirements, a resume and three references with contact information, including email addresses to  For more information call Diane McKee at 517-546-0720 extension 114.

Applications are available on the library’s website or at