• Youth Services Assistant

    Community Library
    Job Description

    Position Definition
    Performs varied para-professional library duties and clerical-administrative work in the Youth Services department; assists youth and parents in using library services and facilities; and assists with department activities, such as programs and special projects.

    General duties
    • Receives oral or written instructions from the Youth Services Director.
    • Plans work according to established procedures.
    • Prioritizes tasks within work assignment.
    • Suggests purchase of books and other materials.
    • Conducts story times for pre-school children.
    • Provides individual instruction in the use of library services and facilities, including search of catalog files, use of reference sources, and related information.
    • Supervises youth in regular visits to library.
    • Assists youth in locating materials and information for research or study projects.
    • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other materials.
    • Prepares posters, bulletins, and newsletters to promote use of library and facilities.
    • Operates equipment as needed.
    • Prepares lists, reports, and other information.
    • Participates in inventory of books and materials.
    • Prepares narrative and statistical reports for supervisor.
    Additional duties
    • Performs routine library services.
    • Assumes responsibility for department in temporary absence of a librarian.
    • Performs additional duties as assigned including serving on task forces, committees, etc.
    • Attends staff meetings and may participate in community and professional library organizations.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • High school diploma or G.E.D.
    • Bachelor's Degree in a field consistent with the responsibility of the position or equivalent experience highly preferred.
    • Ability to work effectively with library staff and patrons.
    • Ability to relate in a friendly and open manner with youth and parents.
    • Ability to relate and interact with school and cultural organizations needed.
    • Ability to effectively present ideas, provide instruction, and to perform story times and other presentations.
    • Artistic skills used in creating posters, displays, etc.
    • Ability to acquire skills to operate computer applications for library services.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    Receives general supervision from the Youth Services Director.

    Special Requirements
    Must be able to work two evenings a week and two Saturdays a month.

    Compensation
    • Compensation commensurate with experience and education.
    • 40 hours a week.
    • Health, dental, and vision benefits available.
    • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
    Please submit resumes to Rachel Coffield. They can be mailed to the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury, OH 43074, or emailed to rachel@yourcl.org. Resumes received prior to March 30, 2019 at 5:00pm will receive first consideration.
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