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Youth Services

Job Announcement


  • Position Title: Library Assistant/Youth Services
  • Reports To: Library Director
  • Wage Category: Full-Time Regular Non-Exempt
  • Pay Range: $15-$17 per hour based on qualifications and experience
  • Benefits Include: Paid holidays, paid time off, health stipend, retirement plan with 3% matching

Position Description:
The Library Assistant/Youth Services position performs a variety of basic library tasks, including circulation services, processing library materials, shelving and organizing the collection, greeting and assisting patrons, answering the telephone, filing, and preparing the facility for program use. The work requires a thorough understanding of how the Library is organized. This position also oversees the youth area of the library ensuring an inviting and stimulating environment and plans, organizes, and implements all youth library services, after school programs, Makerspace and STEM programs, and the Summer Reading Program. This position requires some evenings and weekends. The work schedule may be adjusted for programs, meetings, training, or other obligations. Excellent customer service, strong computer skills, an ability to perform duties effectively and accurately, and flexible scheduling are required.

Required Education/Training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, or other child services required. Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred. Significant experience and on the job training may be substituted for formal education. Must have an interest in library services and programs.

Required Qualifications:
At least one year experience working with children in a school or library environment, preferably a public library. Requirement may be adjusted for local factors. Must have excellent customer service and computer skills.
Desired Qualifications:
Ability to troubleshoot mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, laptops, and Kindles. Knowledge of library management system to perform clerical duties and routine library assignments related to circulation and organization of library materials.

How to Apply:
Priority application deadline is May 13, 2024, but the position will be open until filled.

Submit a cover letter stating why you would be a good addition to the Library’s team

Submit a resume demonstrating your education, experience, and qualifications

Submit contact information for 3-5 references to be contacted if you are a finalist for the position
Submit application packets either in hard copy to Dolores Public Library c/o Sean Gantt, P. O. Box 847, Dolores, CO 81323 or digitally via e-mail to Sean Gantt, Library Director,
Incomplete submissions will not be considered or acknowledged.

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