Children's Department Assistant
Job Title: Children's Department Assistant
Reports To: Head of Children's Department
Qualifications Desired: Two years of working with children and/or library experience. Applicant should be able to work days, evenings and weekends as required, averaging approximately 20 to 25 hours per week.
Knowledge and Skill abilities:
  • Must be able to meet and deal with people effectively and work well with children.
  • A basic layman's knowledge of children's literature preferred.
  • Must be able to work well with the public.
  • Must perform in a professional manner at all times.
  • Must be able to perform basic clerical and computer tasks.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Must possess excellent telephone skills.
  • Must be able to move items and materials approximately 20 lbs. in weight.
  • Valid driver's license preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides Readers Advisory for patrons, primarily children and parents.
  • Plans, promotes, and supervises monthly programs for grade school age children, and will assist with other programs as needed.
  • Assists the Children's Librarian with materials selection and weeding of collection.
  • Performs desk duty operations including reference assistance, catalog instruction, location of materials, and instruction in the use of reference materials and library classification system.
  • Checks in and checks out materials to patrons using automated system.
  • Assists with materials selection for teachers; prepares collections for teacher loans.
  • Assists in the Ohio Room with genealogy and local history inquiries.
  • May serve in any area of the system at the request of immediate supervisor and/or director.
  • Attends conferences and workshops relevant to designated work.
  • Performs other duties as required.
The application window for the Children's Department Assistant position has now closed. (We will begin conducting interviews soon.) Watch this space for more job openings as they arise.