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Job Description


Job Title: Youth Services Assistant


Job Classification:


  • Full or part-time (25 hours/week minimum)

  • Reports to Youth Services Librarian


Essential Functions:


  • Staffing the youth circulation desk including days, evenings, and two Saturdays a month

  • Performing clerical duties and specialized tasks within the youth department

  • Planning and presenting programs under the supervision of the Youth Services Librarian

  • Supporting collection development by keeping the department materials organized, shelf reading, helping with weeding, and reviewing materials for damage or replacement

  • Maintaining accurate youth department statistics

  • Upholding and enforcing library policies

  • Staffing the main circulation desk and branch library as needed


Other Responsibilities:


  • Conducting in-library tours and programs for groups, when requested

  • Visiting schools, daycares, community organizations and community events

  • Making & stocking displays coordinated by the Librarians

  • Supporting the library experience by tidying the library and readying it at opening and closing

  • Providing instruction in the use of information tools to patrons, as needed

  • Pursuing continuing education opportunities

  • Other duties as assigned by the Youth Services Librarian or the Library Director


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • High school diploma

  • Experience working with children

  • Basic computer literacy

  • Self-direction and resourcefulness

  • Attention to details and organization

  • Ability to work with the public in a friendly, professional, and responsive manner

  • Communication skills that allow interaction with other staff and the public


Desirable Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Work experience in a public library

  • Basic knowledge of children’s literature


Physical Demands:

The employee frequently is required to:

  • Stand, walk, sit

  • Use hands and fingers to use scissors and handle books, paper, and technology

  • Speak and listen to others

  • See and read

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds



per salary schedule; beginning wage $13.00 per hour, depending on previous work experience and education, nonexempt from FLSA


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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