Town of Liberty
P. O. Box 1006
239 South Fayetteville Street
Liberty, North Carolina 27298
(336) 622-4276 phone (336) 622-2665 fax
Position: CHILDREN’S SERVICES/LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Position # 1010
Hiring Salary Range: $10 – $11 per hour DOQ plus Benefits
Closing Date: August 7, 2015 by 5:00p.m.
General Definition of Work
Liberty Public Library is seeking a children’s services librarian/library assistant. This individual must have experience working with young children. The ideal candidate will have the ability to plan, schedule, promote, conduct and evaluate programs for children, teens, and adults. This individual must also be adaptable to change and recognize the importance of offering a personalized experience to all library patrons. We are a small library with one full-time branch manager and two part-time staff members. Punctuality, a willingness to learn and a pleasant, positive, and enthusiastic attitude are essential traits for success in this position. Familiarity in working with technology including iPads, laptops, eReaders, and interactive white boards is a plus.
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
∙Plans, schedules, promotes, conducts and evaluates programs for children, teens, and adults.
∙Assists in collection development and organization of the children and teen areas.
∙Provides circulation assistance to all patrons including checkout of library materials, issuing library cards, assessing fees and fines and resolving problems related to library records.
∙Assists with shelving items in all areas of the library.
∙Answers patrons inquiries; provides basic assistance to patrons on retrieval of library material and use of computers.
∙Provides readers’ advisory to all patrons.
∙Processes labels and mends library materials.
∙Works with outside organizations as necessary.
∙Assists branch manager with library operations and serves as assistant branch manager if so assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of basic library procedures, methods and techniques; knowledge of children’s literature; familiarity with the Dewey decimal system; thorough skill operating standard computer equipment, and related hardware and software; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to
communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.
Education and Experience
Four year college degree preferred or combination of education and previous library or public service experience. Experience in working with young children in schools, community agencies, volunteer organizations, church, or other group situations will be considered.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting, occasionally requires climbing or balancing and stooping, kneeling crouching or crawling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a quiet location.
This position will require working evening and weekend hours.
Must be able to sit on floor for story times and other children’s activities.
Please submit a cover letter and resume indicating salary requirements along with a complete application (found on the website: liberty-nc.com under “job opportunities”) to
Niccole Hugg-Suttles, 239 S. Fayetteville Street, Liberty, NC 27298