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Youth Services Library Assistant, Gladys E. Kelly Public Library (Webster)

This position assists the Children’s Librarian with planning and marketing for Youth Programming, contributes to material selection and collection maintenance, and processes materials as needed. 

This position work on services desks as needed. Circulation Desk duties and Children’s Desk duties include greeting Library users and, answering phone calls, assisting patrons with Library resources and technology, and answering directional and other basic reference questions. 

This is a part-time non-benefited position. This position may include daytime or an evening shift as well as some Saturday hours each month.

Essential Functions: 

Uses Library automated circulation system to circulate materials to library users including checking materials in and out, processing reserves/holds, registering borrowers, and collecting fees.
Assists with planning, conducting, and marketing Youth programs. 
Serves all library users at a public services desk and answers basic reference questions, or refers patrons to staff who is able to assist them.
Processes book deliveries, holds, and fulfills paging list requests as needed.
Creates and maintains confidential patron records.
Participates in Collection Development and materials selection, in accordance with Library policy, as needed.
Works as part of a team in creating innovative programming for Youth and assists with program publicity.
Contributes to the Library’s social media posts.
Creates monthly book displays as needed.
Assists in technical service duties such as processing material.
Deals tactfully and courteously with public.
Maintains confidentiality of library users’ records.
Assists the public in the use of technology, with ability to perform basic troubleshooting.
Contributes to Library marketing, such as the newsletter, as needed.
Attends staff meetings, conferences, trainings, and workshops.
Assisting with opening and closing procedures as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience:  

Minimum High School Diploma or GED equivalency.
Excellent internet and computer skills, including experience with social media.
Proficient and comfortable using a computer and office equipment. (scanners, printers, etc.)
Previous library experience a plus.
Bilingual abilities a plus.
Experience working with diverse, multicultural populations.
Ability to perform multiple tasks and responsibilities within established timeframes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

·         Must enjoy working with the public and thrive on creating healthy interpersonal connections. 

·         Must have a professional willingness and comfort in working and interacting with children.

·         Must have the ability to work well in a team environment with excellent communication skills.

·         Ability to make minor decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures.

·         Pervious Library user experience and experience with our network catalog a plus. 

·         Proven public service skills and ability and desire to work effectively with patrons of diverse backgrounds with a wide variety of needs and abilities.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$17.50  / hour

Closing Date

February 11, 2022

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Sondra Murphy, Library Director at


2022-01-13 |  Quick link to this job