Assistant Children's Services Librarian

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Created: July 7, 2016


The Assistant Children’s Services Librarian works under the general supervision of the Children’s Services Librarian. This position is responsible for assisting in meeting the goals of the Children’s Services Department, as well as assisting with programming and outreach initiatives. This position will also work alongside the Children’s Services Librarian to implement new and existing services that meet the needs of the community. The Assistant Children’s Services Librarian interacts extensively with the public and other staff members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Children’s Service Librarian, assist the Children’s Services Outreach Librarian with delivering off-site children’s programs, educational initiatives and other library services that are developmentally appropriate and in line with the goals of the department

Assist with building relationships and providing services to a variety of child-focused community organizations

Stay abreast of trends within the library field and assess existing and potential services for future growth and/or development

Participate in short and long range planning for Children’s Services

Work together with the other programmers in the Children’s Department to provide a continuity of service within the library and in the community

Assist the Children’s Services Librarian with collection development and collection maintenance duties

Maintain the schedule for the Children’s Services Department

Promote the public library and its services through interaction with the community

Serve as a member of the Programming Committee

Undertake training as necessary to meet State Certification requirements

Assist with covering the desk in the Children’s Library as needed

Act as a representative of the library in the community by attending various community events, school events, etc.

Assist with the annual Summer Reading Program

Act for the Children’s Services Librarian in their absence. Perform related work as required.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Children’s Services Librarian



Master’s level degree from an ALA accredited library school program

Experience in working with children

Other Requirements:

A genuine caring and respect for children.

Ability to work a fairly flexible schedule – some evenings and weekends will be required

Demonstrated ability to form strong and professional working relationships

Demonstrated confidence in meeting and speaking to the public

Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision

Knowledge of children’s literature

Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and flourish in a changing environment

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally

Skill in providing excellent customer service both internally and externally

Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor

Ability to creatively solve problems as well as negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner

Ability to be innovative, flexible and well organized

Ability to use Microsoft Office programs

Ability to master the library’s online catalog

Desire to contribute to the Library’s public service mission with an attitude of helpfulness and friendliness

Possession of a valid driver’s license

Physical Demands

Lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, climbing, and similar movements when occasion requires

Occasional pushing 50-100 lb book trucks and handling moderately heavy boxes of books when occasion requires

Visual acuity sufficient to view computer screens for extended lengths of time (4-8 hours)

Ability to move tables and chairs in accordance with room set-up.

Ability to hear

Talking or reading aloud to groups for 30-45 minutes more than one time per day


Published: Thursday, July 7, 2016 17:23 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC