Job: Library Assistant (assigned to Youth Services)

General Information
Library Assistant (assigned to Youth Services)

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Job Category:
Children's Services

Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


As a result of an internal transfer, our library has an opening for a 35-hour Library Assistant in the Youth Services section. If you enjoy working with elementary-aged children and tweens, then this position is for you!

Staff assigned to the youth services section will regularly deliver story times and other children’s activities and will be expected to have some familiarity with literature and resources for youth, the general interests and needs of youth, and techniques for working effectively with youth and their caregivers. This position may work with kids of all ages, though we anticipate regular involvement with upper elementary students and tweens, so interest and/or experience in working with this target audience is paramount.  This position also staffs the youth services desk, providing reading recommendations, basic computer assistance, etc. to children of all ages and their caregivers.


From the basic job description:

Provides customer service and assists patrons in making effective use of the library. Familiarizes patrons with library resources and explains rules and policies. Answers basic directional and informational questions about library materials, programs, online resources, and technology. Assists patrons in using library computers, printers and similar equipment. Helps patrons access the library's physical and digital collections and may assist with planning or presenting educational or recreational programs to promote their use. Refers patrons to staff librarians for more complex research questions, in-depth technical assistance, specialized requests for materials, or complicated patron disputes/complaints.

Uses the library's automated system to manage patron transactions and account issues as well as to control inventory and provide access to the library's collection. Uses the library catalog to locate materials and place requests. May add and update item records and repair materials. Negotiates basic account disputes or complaints. May use other software applications or web-based programs to order library materials, track expenditures, create promotional handouts, etc.

Skill in providing positive customer service to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Skill in use of computers, Internet and common software applications.

Skill in adapting to change and embracing new tasks and technologies.

Skill in multi-tasking and maintaining productivity while managing frequent interruptions.

Skill in effective verbal and written communication, comfort with public speaking.

Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to contribute to collaborative projects.

Ability to demonstrate initiative and to approach challenges with positivity and creativity.

Ability to maintain work attendance and to demonstrate flexibility to meet the library's needs.

All staff work regular evening and weekend (day) shifts; not just daytime shifts.

All staff may participate in social media postings, staff committees, etc. and can expect to be cross-trained in other sections of the library during their tenure.

Additional duties that may be required are (but not restricted to): may be assigned to work in any section of the Library; may assist with training volunteers to assist with clerical and other tasks.


High school diploma or its equivalent required. Some college and/or public library experience related to the job posting is preferred. For this posting, previous experience working with children is also preferred.


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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

7770 52nd Street

Pinellas Park



Institution Information
Institution Name :
City of Pinellas Park

5141 78th Avenue

Pinellas Park



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Human Resources

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How to apply

Applicants MUST apply online through the City's online system at

Please be thorough and list your past 15 years' worth of jobs on the application. Resumes can be uploaded to the system; all jobs and academic degrees listed on an applicant's resume should also be listed in the application.

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