Must be available to work 20 - 25 hours per week including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs a variety of specialized library work at one of the City's public library facilities. Work is performed under general supervision.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Youth Services Section
Plans, develops, promotes and conducts programs and activities for children and teens; develops and creates educational displays.
Provides research and instructional assistance and readers advisory to children, teens, and caregivers; aids children, teens, and caregivers in the selection of books and other materials on special subjects.
Answers specific research and instructional questions for patrons in person, by telephone, and by mail; oversees and assists in the production of subject or age-level materials including bibliographies.
Introduces and instructs children and teens in the use of information retrieval tools, the Library's online catalog, and various computer software applications.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Awareness of library principles, methods, materials, programs, and practices.
Advanced skills in the use of personal computers, basic software applications, peripheral devices, and the Internet.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other library employees.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons.
Ability to understand, follow and explain a variety of library policies and procedures.
Ability to learn/perform a variety of work activities with the assigned Department/Division.
Ability to explain/demonstrate procedures for performing a variety of work activities.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.