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Children’s Associate-Full Time

  • Euclid Public Library
  • Euclid, OH

About this Job

Euclid Public Library is accepting applications for an energetic and creative person to join the Youth Services team. The successful applicant will have experience working with children, tweens, or teens. Responsibilities include answering reference questions in-person, by phone, email, and online chat including recommending books to youth for leisure and helping to find resources for school assignments, preparing and conducting programs for children and families such as storytime for preschoolers and programming for babies or school age children, and assisting youth and their families with the use of computers and printers.


70% Public Service
* Answers reference questions and locates library materials for patrons
* Arranges interlibrary loans and reserves
* Assists patrons in using library equipment
* Recommends materials to patrons
* Supervises Children’s Services Department in absence of Manager or Children’s Librarian
* Will be required to work public services points as assigned
20% Programming
* Maintains files of stories and songs for programs
* Creates program materials for youth services programs
* Prepares and conducts programs for children and young adults, parents and teachers
* Selects age appropriate materials and activities for programs
10% Miscellaneous
* Alerts supervisor to problems encountered in work routines
* Attends meetings and serves on internal committees
* Maintains and increases knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars and
in-service training sessions
* Participates in the Strategic Planning process
* Performs additional duties and assignments, as requested



Required Qualifications

Education, Training and/or Experience
* Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
* Experience working with children and young adults preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
* Ability to arrange items in alphanumeric and/or subject order
* Ability to develop a rapport with children, young adults, parents and teachers
* Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to maintain accurate records
* Ability to prepare and conduct programs for children, young adults, parents and teachers
* Ability to prioritize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.
* Ability to tactfully and effectively communicate with and work with patrons and staff in a personable and professional manner.
* Ability to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds for the purpose of providing
professional service
* Ability to work cooperatively with schools and community organizations
* Ability to work effectively with current and emerging technologies
* Ability to work within budgetary restraints
* Knowledge of a wide range of children’s and young adult books and authors*
* Knowledge of children’s and young adult interests and popular culture
* Knowledge of CLEVNET system, bibliographic databases, Dewey Decimal Classification System*
* Knowledge of the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights*
* Knowledge of Core Competencies required for position*
* Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements*
* Knowledge of library services, policies and procedures*
* Knowledge of materials processing*
* Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
* Proficient with print and online resources; including searching skills. e-mail, websites, databases and online operating systems*
* Understanding of patron confidentiality requirements and ethics responsibilities under Ohio law*
*May be acquired after hire

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Posted On: Oct 15, 2021 / This posting expires: Nov 15, 2021