Youth Services Assistant – Pope Memorial Library (Danville, VT)

The Pope Memorial Library is seeking a part-time Youth Services Assistant (15 hours per week). Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Assistant is responsible for planning and implementing programs for children and young adults at the Pope Library and also responsible for maintaining the youth collection. Will also be required to perform routine library services and duties. See below for a full job description. Interested candidates please send a resume and cover letter to the Pope Memorial Library, PO Box 260, Danville, VT 05828

Pope Memorial Library

Job Description – Youth Services Assistant– Overview

Pope Memorial Library, Danville, VT

Position Summary

Under the general supervision and direction of the Library Director, oversees all youth services.

Examples of Duties

Under direction of the Library Director suggests books to order and weed.
Keeps youth areas and collections neat, clean and organized.
Keeps displays current, highlighting special collections, such as awards, holidays, and other relevant themes.
Plans and executes children’s programs. Cleans up and reorganizes program space.
Provides community outreach.
Develops grant proposals relating to youth services and may serve as project manager for selected grants.
Provides direct service at the front desk, including circulation, reference and reader’s advisory services.
Attends workshops, continuing education programs, library conferences and other professional training opportunities.
Promotes library services and programs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
— Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree or a willingness to work toward an equivalent degree or VT library certification.
— Children’s library experience is preferred.
— Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
— Substantial knowledge of the principles and practices of library science including reference techniques, collection development, reader’s advisement, cataloging and classification, and online services.
— Creativity, energy and enjoyment of youth and the general public.
— Continuing knowledge of current trends and developments in the library field.
— Thorough knowledge of general and library computer, online, and network applications.
— Exceptional customer relations skills.
— Ability to plan, organize, and perform work assignments with initiative and judgment, independently or with minimal supervision.
— Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with co-workers and the public.

posted on April 5th, 2019