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Youth Specialist - Post Road Branch

Posted by: Forsyth County Public Library

Posted date: 2017-Sep-20

Location: Forsyth County Public Library

As a Youth Specialist, you would enthusiastically plan, prepare, and present engaging programs for children and teens. You would also use strong customer service skills to provide front-line information services to library patrons of all ages, with emphasis on children & teens.
Job Title Youth Specialist - Post Road Branch
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Forsyth County Public Library
Salary $15.04/hour (higher for MLIS) Non-Exempt
Certification Required? No
City Cumming
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Bachelors degree. Experience in presenting childrens programs (1+ years). Customer service or working with the public.
Knowledge: Classic and popular Easy, Juvenile, and Teen authors. Principles of child literacy and stages of child development.
Strong skills: Public speaking and verbal communications. Enthusiastic presentation of creative literacy-based programs.
Computer: Windows, MS Office, databases, electronic/print resources. Assist patrons with computers, software, electronic devices.
Valid Georgia Drivers License and transportation.
Preferred: Masters in Library Science (MLIS). Georgia Certificate of Librarianship. Planning and presenting programs for teens and children. Public library experience in youth services, reference services, and information services. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills.
Application Instructions Submit Cover Letter, Resume, & FCPL Application (available at or library information desk) to Human Resources Posting #E-1713 Forsyth County Public Library, 585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA 30040.
Deadline: October 5, 2017. Questions: (or call 678-513-9372).
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Special Notes Physical Demands: Prolonged standing & sitting.Frequent stooping, bending, walking, moving throughout library, pushing fully-loaded book carts & bins. High degree of manual dexterity & repetitive hand movement. Frequent lifting of light objects (e.g., books, reams of paper), occasional lifting of heavy items (e.g., props, puppet theater, tables, tubs of materials), occasional pushing/pulling motions to move chairs, tables, or meeting room wall partitions. Able to independently lift or move a tub/container of materials (up to 40 lbs.). On daily basis, must communicate verbally under pressure, project vocally to a group, distinguish between shades of color. Occasionally manipulates puppets and A/V equipment, and works from a ladder.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing the appropriate background checks & drug screening.
FCPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; uniformed service status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; or any other legally protected category.

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