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1234 Dahia Court
Sumner, WA 12345
(555) 867-5309
e-mail :

July 1, 2001

Megan Thornberg
Regis County Library System
1212 Disc Drive
Seattle, WA 12345

Dear Ms. Thornberg,

I am writing in regard to your ad which is currently in the Seattle Times newspaper. I believe that I am an excellent match for the Library Clerk position. I have worked in various libraries for the past 8 years and have enjoyed the work very much.

I am currently studying Library Science at the University of Washington. I find the classes very enjoyable and I have a high grade point average. I have excellent references from professors. I expect to graduate this coming spring, in May of 2002.

In my library jobs I have demonstrated strong customer service skills. I understand the need for a clerk to be flexible and accommodating to library guests, even when he or she is busy with other tasks. It gives me pleasure to help others enjoy the library and it's resources.

I have excellent computer skills for data entry and bar coding. I am also very good at caring for various media such as books, magazines, discs, microfiche, videos, and newsprint. I also have experience with administrative tasks such as preparing mailings and answering the telephone.

I look forward to hearing from you about this position. I would like to speak with you about my career goals in the library field and my experiences working in different libraries. I think the Regis County Library System maintains some of the best libraries in the state, and I look forward to discussing how my skills could enhance and improve upon what has already been accomplished. Please contact me at the address above or at (555) 867-5309.



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Wanda Jobs
1234 Dahia Court
Sumner, Washington 12345
(555) 867-5309

Objective: A clerk position in a high quality library, where my customer service and organization skills will be utilized and appreciated.

Education: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1998 to present
Library Science
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 1997
General Studies
Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA 1995 to 1996
1990 Associate of Applied Science degree, Library Technician

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Organization Skills: Demonstrated experience shelving books, straightening shelves, and keeping the collection in order.
  • Clerical Skills: Strong skills for data entry, assigning bar-codes, bar-coding books, prepAring mailings, and stamping/labeling new material.

1993 to 1998--Library Page, Auburn City Library, Auburn, WA

  • Shelved books
  • Maintained library upkeep

1991 to 1992--Library Page, Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines, WA

  • Shelved books
  • Kept collection in order

1990--Library Aid, Army Corp of Engineers, Seattle, WA

  • Entered data on PC computer
  • Bar-coded books
  • Prepared mailings

1989 to 1990--Library Page, Skyway Library, Skyway, WA

  • Shelved books
  • Bar-coded books
  • Stamped and labeled new material

1988--Library Clerk, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

  • Assigned bar-codes to collected information
  • Bar-coded books