Part-time Youth Library Assistant

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (OH) seeks a Part-time Library Assistant in Youth Services to assist library customers of all ages in selecting and locating materials to meet their informational educational and recreational needs.

Responsibilities. (1) Assists library customers of all ages in the use of library resources, including library technology. Advises customers in selecting and locating materials in all formats to meet their informational, educational and recreational needs. (2) Promotes reading and life-long learning by planning and conducting programs and presentations both in the library and off-site. (3) Keeps library collections current and relevant by selecting, organizing, displaying and weeding material. (4) Provides easily accessible library collections in a safe, clean, organized, and appropriate environment in a friendly, courteous manner.

Qualifications.  Bachelor’s degree is required. Background in early childhood development and working with babies and toddlers is required along with knowledge of children’s literature. Commitment to excellent customer service. Knowledge of books and authors, movies and music, as well as current library principles, methods and practices. Ability to use traditional reference sources, and effectively and efficiently search online databases and the Internet. Analytic and problem-solving abilities to determine appropriate responses based on a customer’s age, needs, and education. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills. Proficiency in the use of Windows and Windows-based software, especially applications used by the Library.

Work Schedule.  Generally 24 hours per week with the option to work additional hours possible. Must be willing to work days, evenings, and Saturdays. Must be willing to work at the various locations throughout our Mahoning County system. We are unable to work around another work or school schedule.

Compensation.  The pay rate for this position starts at $16.13 per hour with an excellent fringe benefit package including a pension plan with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

To Apply.  Please apply online by visiting our ADP Career Center and following the instructions. Please email if you experience any issues with the online portal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer