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Youth Services Assistant-Burke Branch Library, Alexandria, VA

  • 30 Nov 2021 4:21 PM
    Message # 12156810
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Title:

    Youth Services Assistant-Burke Branch Library, Alexandria, VA

    Position Description:

    The Burke Branch Library is seeking enthusiastic, creative candidates for a Library Assistant II position. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a growing Youth Services Department that serves a very diverse community. Under the supervision of the Youth Services Manager, this position is responsible for staffing the Youth Services Desk, planning and presenting programs to children and young adults, maintaining the youth collection and creating displays.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities:

    Staffing the Youth Services Desk to assist library users with reference services, library technology, reader’s advisory, and circulation services
    Providing technology instruction to customers and troubleshooting in the use of the Internet, word processing, computers, printers and copiers
    Furnishing information about library activities, facilities, rules and services
    Creating displays and other promotional materials
    Assisting in developing and maintaining the youth collection
    Suggesting and evaluating children’s materials
    Shelving, shelf-reading and conducting other collection management related tasks
    Assisting customers in choosing and finding Children’s/Young Adult materials
    Planning and presenting story times for very young and elementary-aged children programs for up to age 18, summer reading and special programs
    Working with, and collaborating with, tweens and teens, ages 10-18, including those with diverse backgrounds and abilities
    Other duties as assigned

    Skills and Abilities:

    Two-year college degree
    At least one year of experience at the level equivalent to the Library Assistant I; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
    Some knowledge of library practices and procedures
    Familiarity with integrated library and computer systems
    Knowledge of Children’s/Young Adult literature and programming
    Excellent command of the English language
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and customers
    Applicant must demonstrate patience with children of all ages and their families, teachers and caregivers
    All newly hired employees must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Newly hired employees who do not show proof of vaccination or exemption will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree
    Experience in working with very young children
    Some teaching experience to provide guidance when using library resources and to assist with technology instruction
    A passion for serving people from many cultures

    Schedule: Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the branch and will include mornings, afternoons, one evening per week and rotating Saturdays.

    Location: Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

    Salary: $17.32 - $19.21 per hour, depending on qualifications.

    Application Process:



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