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One Book One Community Program Assistant

Posted by: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources

Posted date: 2017-Jun-20

Location: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources

One Book One Community Program Assistant (AGENCY POSITION - Part Time)


The Sarasota County Public Library System has been involved in the One Book One Community initiative for 14 years. The goal of the program is to engage participants in reading and thoughtful conversation by sponsoring a community-wide read and hosting programs to explore themes of the featured book.

The One Book Program Assistant will work closely with the Adult Services Coordinator, the One Book Selection Committee, various community organizations, and library staff to create and provide programming and resources to encourage involvement and discussion.

This position will provide seasonal support for the One Book One Community Initiative, including: program & display development and support, facilitations of volunteers, library outreach to the community in the following areas: introducing potential users to library services, providing access to resources, developing and maintaining partnership relations with community agencies.


Outreach and Public Relations:
Serves as liaison to community and library partners of One Book/One Community project
Establishes and maintains partnerships that contribute to meeting the objectives of the library service and the mission of the library system and Sarasota County Government.
Supports initiative to increase library services to underserved segments of the population; promotes existing services which contribute to this goal
Assists library staff with literacy outreach programs for the community including book discussion series, book talks to students, literacy initiatives

Program Support:
Participates in planning and presentation of Library-sponsored programs
Schedule reservations for public meeting space
Identify and facilitate the means to acquire all resources, materials, and equipment for public, Library and County events

Promotes the understanding and use of the library and its resources:
Supports open communication with other Sarasota County Government business units to facilitate opportunities for collaboration
Assists in the creation and dissemination of promotional/informational materials such as brochures, bibliographies, newsletters, etc.
Assists the Communications Team in developing press releases and displays
Assists library staff in preparation, presentation, and promotion of youth and adult programs

Clerical and Other:
Order supplies, operate standard office equipment, sort mail, answer telephones, perform routine equipment cleaning/maintenance, report statistical data, maintain an orderly and safe work area, type reports.
Job Title One Book One Community Program Assistant
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources
Salary $14.50
Certification Required? No
City Sarasota
State FL
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Ability to create and execute programs & create marketing materials
Basic customer service skills
Skills in operating computers, office and audiovisual equipment
Application Instructions Please apply online
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