Youth Services Assistant


Alpha Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
20hrs per week
$13.50 D.O.Q.

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

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2023
Application Contact: 
Amy Harris; Library Director
Apply To: 
Alpha Park Public Library
3527 South Airport Rd
Bartonville , IL 61607
Phone: 309-697-3822 x12
40° 38' 45.2112" N, 89° 40' 51.546" W