Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Library Program Aide - Cos Cob Branch Library, Greenwich Library

Library Program Aide - Cos Cob Branch Library, Greenwich Library. Part-Time (15 hours/week). Salary: $19.00 Hourly. General Statement of Duties: Facilitate children's library programs and assist in other areas of children's services as well as helping out all patrons as needed at the Circulation desk.
     Job Description: Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, plans and implements age appropriate library programs incorporating the use of well-chosen children's literature, traditional storytelling, music and other media; interacts effectively and with positive energy and enthusiasm in all transactions with children. Assists the Branch Manager and part time Children's Librarian in educating and advising parents, both in areas of literature selection and in specific programs, modeling and encouraging family literacy. Assists young people in locating library materials which respond to their needs as readers, students and consumers of information; works with parents and caregivers of children. May be asked to work some Saturdays in addition to weekdays.
     Education & Experience: Graduation from high school supplemented by two years of college, plus one year of related work experience involving working with groups of children.
     Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of children's literature. General clerical and technical ability and knowledge of office practices and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively and harmoniously with staff and patrons. Ability to deal effectively and positively with groups of children, teaching staff, parents and members of the general public. Sufficient ability to read, write and speak the English language to perform the functions of the position and to deal tactfully with residents, family members, visitors, government agencies and the general public. Ability to work harmoniously with other personnel. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to lift and move furniture/equipment in excess of 25 lbs.
     Closing Date: Fri. 07/14/17 4:00 PM. For more information and to apply online, visit