Thursday, August 15, 2019

Part-Time/Substitute Library Youth Services Assistant - Plainville Public Library

Part-Time/Substitute Library Youth Services Assistant - Plainville Public Library seeks a Part-Time/Substitute Library Youth Services Assistant to join our team. In coordination with the Head of Youth Services, the Youth Services Assistant plans, implements, and otherwise contributes to library- and library-related services for children, teens and their families.
     Essential Job Duties and Requirements: Capability to plan, organize and direct a program for children, teens, or their caregivers. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional work with children and young adults, as well as an understanding of child, preteen and teenage development. Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature with the aptitude to order and maintain the collection. This requires knowledge of the community being served as well as the existing collections. Commitment to providing a consistently vibrant, comfortable and welcoming space for all children, young adults, and their families. Basic knowledge of contemporary library theory, policies, and practices utilized in public libraries, as well as in the use of automated computer systems and other technologies used to provide library services. Familiarity with circulation procedures. Working knowledge of Sierra ILS, Cassie and Encore is helpful. Working knowledge of information technology, including but not limited to: personal computers, e-readers, smartphones & tablet apps, the Internet, social media, and downloadable and streaming media and platforms. Awareness of current and emerging technology uses as they pertain to children and young adults. Ability to establish and maintain favorable and reliable public relations and marketing efforts.
     Hours: 12 hours per week to start, with added weekly hours anticipated. Weekly day & evening shifts, plus at least one Saturday shift per month, are included.
     Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum two years of progressively responsible experience in library Youth Services work is preferred. Working knowledge of Sierra ILS is favorable. Candidates actively pursuing or possessing a master’s degree in Library Studies (MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution will be given priority.
     Salary: $20.35 per hour, depending upon qualifications and experience. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position. This is not a union-eligible post.
     Closing Date: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 4:45 p.m.
     Employment Application: Applications can be downloaded and printed from this link. Send via email a completed application, cover letter and resume to Shirley Osle, Assistant Town Manager, at No phone calls or visits please. EOE.