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YA Coordinator / Library Assistant

Posted by: Northwest Georgia Regional Library System

Posted date: 2017-Aug-30

Location: Dalton-Whitfield County Library

YA Coordinator/Library Assistant duties include (but are not limited to):
Develop, implement, and present programs for teens in the Dalton-Whitfield County Library
Plan and implement an exciting Summer Reading initiative for teens
Assists in promoting and publicizing teen events and the library as a whole
Maintains and reports statistics related to youth/teen services as required to the Branch Administrator
Attend regularly scheduled Youth planning meetings and workshops, webinars, and training as approved by the NGRL Library Director.
Establish and maintain a relationship with Dalton City and Whitfield County Schools
Select materials appropriate for the YA collection based on community need within given budget
Work with other Librarians to weed the YA collection as appropriate on a regular basis following the librarys Collection Development Policy
Assists with opening or closing routines according to shift assignments
Assists circulation as needed
Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed.
Job Title YA Coordinator / Library Assistant
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Dalton-Whitfield County Library
Certification Required? No
City Dalton
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Education Qualifications:
High school diploma and library and/or computer volunteer or work experience an advantage.
College degree and/or relevant experience in library and/or media centers, education, Middle or High School level youth work/experience desired
Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program and/or library teen programming experience preferred

Skills Required:
Bi-lingual preferred
Knowledge of teen literature
Knowledge of teens needs and interests
Basic knowledge of childrens literature
Skill and comfort level speaking in front of groups
Detail oriented
Ability to work independently or with a group
Ability to provide excellent customer service with a diverse public
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of library system policies and procedures
Ability to communicate clearly, answer the phone, record messages and respond appropriately
Working knowledge of Dewey decimal system, general organization of library materials
Above average computer skills (Must use to create reports in excel, advertising in publisher, etc.)
Competence to use and instruct others in electronic sources and reference formats
Aptitudes and skills in public library programming for children and teens
Ability to meet the demands of the job schedule, including Monday-Friday, evenings and Saturdays

Computer skills:
Daily use of Microsoft Office Suite
Use of Automated Library Systems (PINES) and Online Databases (GALILEO)
Use of Networks, Internet Browsers
Computer Troubleshooting

Customer-service skills:
Outgoing, friendly
Polite, patient
Service oriented, eager to help
Application Instructions To Apply:
Submit resumes with brief cover letter to Email subject must include the position and the library branch.
No phone calls please.
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