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Library Assistant

Company: City of Chesapeake, Virginia
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Your passion for public service and exemplary customer service are just what we need to make our libraries exceptional! The Chesapeake Public Library ( CPL ) is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and detail-orientated full-time Library Assistant II to perform library/clerical work at any public service desk (Circulation, Adult Services, or Youth and Family Services) but primarily in youth and family services, in a busy area library.

This position requires exemplary customer service skills and a commitment to outstanding service.

Chesapeake Public Library ( CPL ) has a well-established Youth and Family Services ( YFS ) department with a dynamic track record of providing quality services for children, young adults, and teens. We are looking for someone to help us deliver new and innovative programs and events in our Indian River Library and Russell Memorial Library Youth and Family Services Department.

Responsibilities include planning and delivering literacy and STEM / STEAM programming; finding print and electronic materials; providing homework help, research support, and computer assistance; delivering high-quality programming to schools and community outreaches; and participating in CPL system-wide committees.

The weekly schedule is varied and includes day, evening and weekend hours and may also include after-hours programming.

The selected candidate may be transferred to work at another area library, if and when a need arises.

VOCATIONAL / EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT : Requires any combination of education and/or customer service experience equivalent to one year of college in liberal arts or library science.

In addition to satisfying the vocational/education standards, this position requires a minimum of six months related, full-time equivalent library or customer service experience. Six months' public library experience preferred.

Requires a valid driver's license and a driving record that is in compliance with City Driving Standards depending on department.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with automated circulation systems highly desired. Public library experience preferred but other library, children's literature, child development and STEM / STEAM experience also will be considered.

Examples of recommended preferred qualifications related to job description:

1. Experience working with unsupervised children, tweens and teens.
2. Experience mentoring and/or leading tweens and/or teens.
3. Experience or interest in developing programs and activities for teens.
4. Knowledge of popular or current teen literature.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
An acceptable criminal history and Child Protective Services ( CPS ) reports are required.

An in-basket exercise will be administered to the candidates selected for an interview.

Requisition Number: 2021181P
Number of hours worked per week: 40 hours per week
Work Schedule: Varied; including day, evening and weekend hours. May also include after-hours programming.
Work Site Location: 2320 Old Greenbrier Rd., 23325 & 2808 Taylor Road, 23321
Position Driving Requirement: O - Occasional


Keywords: City of Chesapeake, Virginia, Chesapeake , Library Assistant, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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