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YA Coordinator/ Library Assistant

Posted by: Northwest Georgia Regional Library System

Posted date: 2017-Feb-23

Location: Northwest Georgia Regional Library System - Dalton-Whitfield Library

- 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 Public Services Librarian
- 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 or LTTC (computer lab) desk as needed
- Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed.
Job Title YA Coordinator/ Library Assistant
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Northwest Georgia Regional Library System - Dalton-Whitfield Library
Certification Required? No
City Dalton
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Education:
- 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

- 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 Must submit resume and brief cover letter via email at Email subject should include "YA Coordinator Job Posting". No phone calls please.

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