Salary Hiring Range starting at $13.77 per hour.
Applications without a resume will be disqualified.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm CST on July 5, 2019 or until position is filled.
1. Description of Work
1.1. General Statement of Duties: Assists with providing services to youth, ages birth-18; plans & implements teen programs; and assists with circulation duties
1.2. Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Library Director
1.3. Supervision Exercised: May provide guidance and direction to the teen volunteers
2. Major Duties
2.1. Assists the Youth Services Coordinator with providing programs to youth ages birth-18, including story time production and puppetry, afterschool art enrichment programs, and special programs
2.2. Plans, schedules, and coordinates teen programs
2.3. Markets library programs and services (ex: brochures, flyers, press releases, social media, etc.)
2.4. Works the circulation desk according to a pre-set schedule, which includes mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends
2.5. Performs routine library procedures including checking library materials in/out, issuing new library cards, collecting fines, reader’s advisory, etc.
2.6. Assists patrons with using library computers, including internet navigation, Microsoft Office products, and the library’s digital resources
2.7. Maintains library shelves
2.8. Assists with covering and mending books
2.9. Assists with weeding the general collection
2.10. Fills in for programs in the absence of the Youth Services Coordinator
2.11. Supervises teen volunteers
2.12. Greets and assists patrons in locating library materials
2.13. Assists with collection development of the Young Adult collection
2.14. Other duties as assigned
3. Minimum Qualifications
3.1. High school diploma or GED.
3.2. Experience working with children/teens and/or education in early childhood, elementary education, or library science preferred.
4. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
4.1. Knowledge of or ability to learn the Dewey Decimal System
4.2. Knowledge of or ability to learn the integrated library system (ILS)
4.3. Knowledge of or ability to learn applicable laws, regulations, rules, and library policies, and procedures
4.4. General knowledge of technology as it affects library operations
4.5. Ability to accurately shelve books, periodicals, and other library materials
4.6. Ability to follow and interpret oral and written instructions
4.7. Ability to use a computer
4.8. Ability to work flexible hours
4.9. Ability to work independently
4.10. Ability to speak in front of crowds
4.11. Ability to stay on task and finish work in a timely manner; ability to work with frequent interruptions from staff and public
4.12. Ability to interact, respond appropriately, and use sound judgement when dealing with the public or patrons
4.13. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers
4.14. Ability to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.
4.15. Ability to contribute to a safe workplace environment
5. The physical activities of this position are:
5.1. Extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing.
5.2. Occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying/moving items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling.
5.3. Lifting/carrying 15 lbs. and exerting 50 pounds of force.
5.4. Ascending and descending steps while carrying 30-50 lbs.
5.5. Pushing and pulling library book trucks weighing 100-300 lbs.
5.6. Using close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
6. The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position are:
6.1. The worker is subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions: Work is primarily performed in an office setting. Work, such as emptying the outside book drop, or loading and unloading personal vehicles or the bookmobile, may be performed throughout the year and is subject to conditions such as high or low temperatures, rain/snow, or slick walking surfaces.
6.2. The worker is subject to noise: The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet and typically will not require shouting to be heard above the ambient noise level.
6.3. The worker is subject to hazards: The hazards are considered to be minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans.