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Assistant, Children's & Youth Services, 22 hrs/wk - posted 8/13/2015
      The Children's & Youth Services Assistant provides basic information and bibliographic instruction to children and their caregivers under the supervision of a librarian, helps maintain an attractive and inviting atmosphere within the department, and assists with programming and collection maintenance. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

greet patrons in person, on the telephone or online and respond to inquiries or refer the patron to a librarian or other appropriate staff person;

assist children and their caregivers by locating specific materials, providing program information, answering basic information requests, and providing directional assistance;

instruct and provide assistance in the use of the library's online catalog, electronic databases, iPads, Internet, printers, and other computer resources;

assist with registration, preparation for and clean-up of children's programs and activities;

assist librarians in maintaining the children's collection by labeling shelves or materials, processing new books, shifting items, shelving, washing books, etc.;

perform clerical duties such as data entry, typing booklists, directed website content updates, and maintaining a spreadsheet inventory of children's programming resources;

contribute to displays, newsletters and other department publications as requested.

Required qualifications for this position include a high school diploma or equivalent (relevant bachelor's degree desired); prior experience working with children, preferably in a library or educational setting; competency in using Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher; proficiency in conducting basic Internet searches and navigating websites; familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter; the ability to travel to and assist with programming at off-site venues; excellent communication and customer service skills; and a strong teamwork orientation.

Candidates must be able to work a varied schedule including mornings, afternoons, evenings, and rotating weekends. Starting pay is $12.18 per hour with pro-rated leave benefits.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager, via email: cwenz@carmel.lib.in.us

Closes when filled

Senior Assistant, Children's & Youth Services, 24 hrs/wk - posted 8/13/2015
      The Senior Assistant organizes, plans and presents programs for children and their caregivers, helps maintain the children's programming collection, and provides reference, readers' advisory, and bibliographic instruction to patrons as needed. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

design and present a wide variety of programs for children from birth to age 12 with emphasis on programs that reinforce early literacy skills;

develop and present programming for parents and early childhood caregivers;

assist children and their caregivers in selecting and locating library materials;

provide instruction or assistance in the use of the library's online catalog, electronic databases, and other computer resources;

attend external events and conduct offsite programming at community locations as assigned;

purchase program materials and supplies within budgetary framework;

accurately record and maintain program attendance and other department statistics;

participate in designing strategies to effectively market children's programs

Minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelor's degree in education, child development, or other relevant discipline; at least one year of experience working with groups of children, preferably in a library or educational setting; ability to effectively present programs to both children and adults; familiarity with children's literature and related electronic resources; excellent communication and customer service skills; proficiency in conducting basic Internet searches and navigating websites; familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Candidates must also be able to drive to other locations and load/unload materials used for outreach and programming and have the flexibility to work a combination of morning, afternoon and evening shifts plus rotating weekends.

Starting pay rate is $14.41 per hour with pro-rated leave benefits.

To apply, please submit a resume together with a letter of interest to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager, via email: cwenz@carmel.lib.in.us

Candidates invited for an interview will be required to provide an official college transcript.

Closes when filled


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