Full Time Library Technician III – Children’s Room Assistant
The Acushnet Public Library is seeking a friendly, detail-oriented, public service-minded individual to join our team. This position will support programming, collection development and the daily operation of a busy Children’s Room. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth of all ages and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Room Assistant will be responsible for the following:
Provide reference and reader’s advisory to patrons of all ages, with a primary focus on youth from birth through the 6th grade.
Present story times, craft programs and other youth services
Assist with collection development and cataloging/processing
Assist patrons in the use of databases, as well as other online resources, and in locating materials for school projects
Conduct library tours and class visits & represent the library in the community outreach efforts
Locate and shelve Children’s Room materials
Create vibrant displays throughout the Children’s Room
Assist with circulation duties/general library services at the Information Desk and other duties as assigned
Some supervision in the absence of the Library Director or Patron Services Supervisor
The candidate should possess the following qualities:
Must have proficient computer and technology skills
Must be able to work well with children
Must have knowledge of and an interest in juvenile literature
Must have strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which will include every other Saturday and some evening hours
Public library experience, preferably in a Children’s Room
At least a two-year college degree; BA/BS preferred.
Ideal candidate will be creative, artistic and able to design/implement imaginative programming
The right candidate will be outgoing, customer service oriented and willing to quickly adapt to a fast-paced library environment
Education Required: BA/BS
Salary: $19.72/hr 35 hours /week with step increases per union contract. This position is in the AFSCME union and is benefitted.
Closing Date: 07/31/2023
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org