Experience working with young adult and children’s literature is highly desirable.
Must be available to work weekends and evenings.
Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public on all age levels and cultural backgrounds, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to perform routine duties as assigned with minimal supervision.
Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions.
Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.
Ability to operate tools and equipment listed: time clock, book cart, online registration.
Ability to plan and organize daily work, programs and special projects.
Problem-solving skills and demonstrated creativity, initiative, and enthusiasm.
One year experience working with children and one year of customer service experience is preferred.
Essential Job Functions:
Conducts library programs focused on children’s programming.
Conducts library tours.
Conducts outreach services at schools and city events.
Serve at a service desk; research and respond to routine questions from library users; refer complex questions or reference questions to Librarians I/II.
Performs all aspects of summer reading including: registering participants in online summer reading program; interacting with children, teen and adults, as they return to be awarded incentives and prizes; maintaining records of progress.
Supervise youth volunteers.
Engage library customers in conversation about reading.
Helps with all the program preparations, coverage and assist at various events.
Helps maintain youth and teen areas (supplies and displays).
Creates and maintains web-based booklists.
Collects, records, and reports appropriate statistics.
Provides shelving and other clerical assistance as needed.
Assists with general library duties and special projects as needed.
Highly Qualified candidates will have a degree or certification in a Youth related field such as education or child development