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CHILDREN’S Library Assistant 1:

Definition of work:
The person who fills this position will be part of a team that combines professional and clerical duties in providing reference and programming services to the public. This position will have a wide familiarity of all library procedures and policies and must have an ability to interpret these to the public.

Examples of work performed:
Assists patrons in finding information in person, on the telephone, and via email
Plans and conducts storytimes, tours, and other children’s programs in collaboration with the Children’s Librarian and other staff
Cleans and maintains order in the Children’s Department
Helps patrons locate materials in the collection and retrieves materials from storage
Assists patrons with the computers in the Children’s department
Creates marketing materials, brochures, and bookmarks
Enforces library policies
Instructs patrons in basic library use
Opens and closes the Children’s department-some evening and weekend hours are required
Provides readers’ advisory assistance
Check, shelves and changes status of new children’s books and magazines
Performs other duties as assigned by the Children’s Librarian

Requirements for position:

  • Two years of college or equivalent experience
  • Skills in application and interpretation of library policies and procedures
  • Good communication and public relations skills
  • Must enjoy working with the public, especially children and their parents
  • Must be able to maintain a cheerful demeanor under pressure
  • Must be willing to present in-house and outreach library programs
  • High clerical aptitude
  • Working knowledge of library automation system, basic computer programs, and the Internet
  • Wide knowledge of children’s literature and interest in a variety of subjects
  • Excellent grammar and telephone etiquette
  • Preferred requirements for position:

  • We would love to add someone to our team who is bilingual in English and Spanish!
  • Experience working with elementary school-aged children
  • Must apply in person at 1901 East 20th St, Joplin, Missouri. No phone calls, please. Starting pay for this position is $11.62/hr at 20 hours per week. Review of applications will begin July 28th. The position will begin August 13th.