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Youth Services Coordinator and Circulation Clerk

Youth Services Coordinator/Circulation Clerk –  Dynamic, creative, and organized person who enjoys working with children of all ages. Must be available after school and some Saturdays. Will work closely with schools and local organizations to increase participation and encourage a love of reading. Full job description below. Please submit resume and cover letter by July 15 via email watsekadirector@gmail.com May also submit in person or through mail at 201 S. 4th Street.

Job Description:

Position Title: Youth Services Coordinator and Circulation Clerk

Classification: Part Time 20-30 hours (IMRF)

Supervisor: Library Director

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Required Abilities of all Employees:

  1. work pleasantly and effectively with staff, patrons, supervisor and others.
  2. work accurately in a changing and varied environment and with frequent interruptions
  3. communicate clearly
  4. use various technologies to complete work
  5. follow library policies and procedures
  6. work independently and productively
  7. understand, practice and demonstrate the library’s Service Standards and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values
  8. perform daily work through an EDI lens

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Library Director, this employee coordinates plans and executes programming primarily for youth ages 0-12. This may include reading, performance, crafts and activities including four Reading Challenges per year. This employee will engage with the local schools and is expected to interact with other youth services professionals. Circulation Clerk activities as assigned. Meeting all scheduling requirements including: working after school hours, working 1-2 Saturdays per month, leading morning Preschool Story Time and being available throughout  the Summer Reading Program. Maintaining the youth materials collection.

Requirements for This Position:

  1. Working within the schedule requirements
  2. Engaging with children
  3. Planning and executing programs independently
  4. Preparing crafts and activities
  5. Engaging with schools and parents
  6. Background Check

Education/Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  2. Experience with youth ages 12 and under

Essential Functions:

  1. Providing Youth Services for all youth ages 0-12
  2. Collection Development for youth 0-12 
  3. Participation in relevant training, continuing education and/or professional development.
  4. Circulation duties as assigned
  5. Performing other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:

  1. Frequent sitting, standing, and walking
  2. May lift 35 lbs., bending, stooping, climbing, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling and fine manipulation skills.
  3. Vision: near, far

What Are You Reading? Comment Below

Darcy’s 2021 Reading List to date

Isn’t It Bromantic Lyssa Kay Adams

The Rose Code Kate Quinn

The Invisible life of Addie LaRue VE Schwab

The Ladies of the Secret Circus Constance Sayers

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid

One Time Sharon Creech

The Sea in Winter Christine Day

The Lost Manuscript Cathy Bonidan

The Five Love Languages Gary Chapman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman

In Five Years Rebecca Searle

Ask Again Yes Mary Beth Keane

Love Lettering  Kate Clayborn

Gravity Is the Thing Jaclyn Moriarty

Atomic Love Jennie Fields

The Secret Chapter Genevieve Cogman

Virgin River Series Volumes 7-21   Robyn Carr 

Educated Tara Westover

Keep Sharp Sanjay Gupta

Greenlights Matthew McConaughey

You Are a Badass Jen Sincero

and the next one is…

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815 624 3027 ROCKTON, IL

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