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Youth Services Assistant

Company: Deerfield Public Library
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Part Time 15 Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 9am-1pm, Thursdays 5pm-9pm & Alternating Fridays 2pm-6pm/Saturdays 1pm-5pmThe Deerfield Public Library is currently seeking an outgoing and enthusiastic Youth Services Assistant who enjoys working with kids of all ages. Interpersonal skills, initiative, customer service oriented, well-versed in technology with a love of readers' and media advisory and passion for promoting lifelong learning to join the Youth Services team. Duties include youth service desk shifts, reader's advisory, reference, community outreach and collection maintenance. Ideal applicants are adaptable to new services and technologies, flexible, curious, creative, goal-oriented, and dedicated to providing the best service to Deerfield Patrons.Benefits:

  • $18 an hour, payment bi-weekly
  • Library Card
  • Retirement Savings Plan Options Deferred Compensation (457) and Roth IRA
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Headspace and Staff YogaEssential Job Functions
    • Provide excellent customer service to patrons and staff in-person, via telephone, and/or online communication
    • Assist patrons with choosing materials appropriate for their stated needs
    • Shelve returned items; assist with keeping the area neat and orderly
    • Assist with creating and implementing programs for outreach, entertainment, and cultural enrichment for the community
    • Create and maintain displays, lists and other avenues to promote the collection, at the discretion of the department manager
    • Maintain a high level of knowledge of popular materials including books and media, technologies, and trends
    • Assist the department manager with selection and ordering of new materials. This includes compiling lists of patron requests for purchase, checking bibliographies against catalog to verify library holdings, and preparing orders for review by the department manager
    • Participate in continuing education and technology training
    • Stay up-to-date with new media and library technology
    • Observe safety rules and precautions
    • Interact with other staff members in a courteous and considerate manner
    • Other duties as assignedQualifications:
      • High school diploma or GED required
      • A bachelor's degree related to the job responsibilities or LTA is preferred
      • Customer service experience, particularly experience working at a service desk
      • Experience with children in a school or public library environment is preferred
      • Avid reader of children's and teen literature with a wide range of genre experience
      • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and G Suite, social media, e-reader technology, e-resource platforms including Overdrive, Hoopla, and Kanopy EEO Statement:
        • The Deerfield Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Deerfield Public Library, Arlington Heights , Youth Services Assistant, Other , Deerfield, Illinois

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