Open Postions

Youth Services Assistant (Teen Services)

Position Definition
Performs varied para-professional library duties and clerical-administrative work in the Youth Services department with an emphasis on services to teens; assists youth and parents in using library services and facilities; and assists with department activities, such as programs and special projects.

General duties
  • Receives oral or written instructions from the Youth Services Director.
  • Plans work according to established procedures.
  • Prioritizes tasks within work assignment.
  • Suggests purchase of books and other materials.
  • Conducts story times for pre-school children.
  • Provides individual instruction in the use of library services and facilities, including search of catalog files, use of reference sources, and related information.
  • Supervises youth in regular visits to library.
  • Assists youth in locating materials and information for research or study projects.
  • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other materials.
  • Prepares posters, bulletins, and newsletters to promote use of library and facilities.
  • Operates equipment as needed.
  • Prepares lists, reports, and other information.
  • Participates in inventory of books and materials.
  • Prepares narrative and statistical reports for supervisor.
Additional duties
  • Performs routine library services.
  • Assumes responsibility for department in temporary absence of a librarian.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned including serving on task forces, committees, etc.
  • Attends staff meetings and may participate in community and professional library organizations.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a field consistent with the responsibility of the position.
  • Ability to work effectively with library staff and patrons.
  • Ability to relate in a friendly and open manner with youth and parents.
  • Ability to relate and interact with school and cultural organizations needed.
  • Ability to effectively present ideas, provide instruction, and to perform story times and other presentations.
  • Artistic skills used in creating posters, displays, etc.
  • Ability to acquire skills to operate computer applications for library services.
  • Driver’s license and personal vehicle.
Physical Demands
  • Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 100-300 lbs.
  • Carry up to 15 lbs. of books across the library.
  • Stand for a long time in one area.
  • Bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves.

Supervisory Responsibility
Receives general supervision from the Youth Services Director.

Special Requirements
Must be able to work at least one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

  • Compensation is dependent on qualifications and experience with a target hiring range of $24,000 to $30,000 per year.
  • 40 hours a week.
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits available.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
Please submit resumes to Rachel Coffield. They can be mailed to the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury, OH 43074, or emailed to