Youth Services Assistant (50%)

Chatham Community Library
Location (City, State): 
Pittsboro, NC

Job Summary

The Youth Services Assistant is responsible for assisting the Youth Services Librarian with the daily operations of the Youth Services Department. This person assists in developing and implementing programs and events for children, teens and families. Work is performed under the supervision of the Youth Services Librarian. Although the position is based at the Chatham Community Library, the successful candidate may be asked to work at other locations on an as-needed basis. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Essential Functions

Provides reference and information services to young students and parents, teachers and public patrons in person, by phone, through email, uses a broad range of sources including the Internet and the physical collection to meet patrons’ information needs; refers patrons to appropriate outside resources when necessary;
Instructs patrons in the use of the library catalog, databases, and other library resources;
Assists patrons in understanding library services, policies, and procedures;
Assists patrons in the use of various equipment and technology, computers, mobile devices, printers, and copiers; troubleshoots when necessary;
Contributes to planning, promoting and implementing youth services programming;
Keeps accurate and up-to-date records of youth services programs;
Assists in the maintenance of the juvenile and young adult collections, including shelving and shelf-reading materials;
Assists with the evaluation of the juvenile and young adult collection and resources; recommends additions to and withdrawals from the collection;
Assists in marketing the collection by creating and maintaining themed displays to highlight the library’s resources;
Works closely with the Youth Services Librarian to plan and implement special projects to improve the library’s services and collections;
Serves as backup in other departments as necessary, providing circulation and reader’s advisory services;
Assists with opening and closing procedures and
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of basic library procedures, methods and techniques;
Strong technology skills, including experience with Microsoft Office applications, and Internet skills;
Ability to quickly learn new technologies, methods, and procedures;
General knowledge of library circulation functions;
Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively;
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment;
Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing and
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and colleagues.
Education and Experience

One year of undergraduate education and two years of job-related experience preferred; high school diploma or G.E.D. required. Valid NC Driver’s License.



Position Closing Date

November 20, 2017, 5:00pm

Chatham County is an equal opportunity employer