General Statement of Responsibilities The Youth Service Assistant should bring energy, fresh ideas, and a desire to learn, share, and teach. This appointment will assist the Department Head and Youth Service Specialist with programming, marketing, and community outreach. Other duties include assisting patrons while providing excellent customer service, helping the Department Head with the Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, and assembling programming materials. This job requires understanding of library policy and practices and the ability to relate these in a positive manner to our patrons.
Other duties as assigned Qualifications, Education, Experience and Skills Desired
Experience and aptitude for working with children
Knowledge of children's literature
Strong communication skills, both written and oral
Must be able to take direction and feedback
Must maintain a high level of organization, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task
Proficient in utilizing library applications and related software
Assists other departments in coverage if necessary
Building and making reader engagement displays and bulletin boards
Collaborates with the co-workers to ensure service continuity
Continually assists in performing, and promoting children's programming including:
oSummer reading programs, Teen Advisory Boards, outreach services to children, Story-times etc.
Participates in local, regional, state, and national professional library organizations, attending regular meetingswith community partners, trainings and conferences, and other professional development opportunities
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Regularly scheduled evenings and weekendsLift up to 50lbs with assistance, push and steer loaded book carts Able to stand for extended periods of time Can move easily from a sitting to a standing position Comfortable climbing, jumping, squatting, sitting, and additional physicality involved in youth services programming