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Today’s Hours


Anderson Public Library
Job Description

Youth Services Assistant

Job Classification:
Supervision Exercised:
Library Assistant
Youth and Family Services Manager/Librarian
Non-exempt. Part-Time


Hours: 20 hours per week, primarily 9am-1pm M-F, though occasional
afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays will be required.

Salary: $13.50/hr

Benefits: Paid holidays, accrued sick and vacation time after 6 months

Under the direction and direct supervision of the Youth and Family Services Manager/Librarian, the Youth Library Assistant provides routine clerical and operational support in all departments of the library, including customer service and assisting with preparation and execution of youth programs. The Youth Services Assistant performs
duties of varying levels of complexity in handling library materials, providing public services, entering and retrieving data from automated systems, maintaining library collections and facilities, supporting library programs, and providing a welcoming environment. The Youth Services Assistant is expected to uphold library policies, best
practices, and ethics at all times. This is not a librarian position.


Per KRS 171.230-300, part-time employees in this class may be required to complete the part-time certification requirements at the discretion of their supervising manager.


1. Assist with preparations for programs, classes and events
2. Assist with presentation of programs, classes and events
3. Assist with maintaining the order and appearance of the youth services area of the library
4. Assist with the processing and organization of materials for the youth services collection, including shelving and shelf-reading
5. Assist with the preparation of bulletin boards, bibliographies, displays, and exhibits of children's, young adult, and parenting materials
6. Serve as emergency backup for presenting classes for toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, and teens in the unexpected absence of other personnel
7. Participate in outreach activities and networking with local agencies

1. Participates in all tasks to accomplish efficient and accurate checking in and checking out of all types of materials
2. Registers new library users and issues library cards
3. Contacts library users about holds and maintains holds area
4. Assists patrons with copier, fax, and printer
5. Collects and records fines and fees
6. Maintains good relations with the public and other library staff; communicates effectively, courteously and tactfully
7. Assists patrons in locating materials or refers them appropriately to others who can help. Handles patron complaints and problems patiently and decisively
8. Performs reference and reader’s advisory services in person, by telephone and by e-mail using materials in a variety of formats
9. Assists and instructs library users in the use of public computers, library catalog, and digital library resources
10.Interprets the Library’s policies and procedures to the public in a customer friendly manner. Refers unresolved issues to the Library Director or Assistant Director as appropriate
11. Maintains knowledge of circulation system, library policies and procedures, library services and collection, and digital resources
12. Cleans, shelves, and shifts library materials. Checks items for damage
13. Participates in shelf reading assignments and keeps collection orderly
14. Weeds collection as instructed by the Youth and Family Services Manager
15. Assists in training new employees in the performance of customer support related
duties as requested
16. Assists in keeping the library neat and orderly

1. Assists with other projects and events as instructed
2. Attends continuing education opportunities as appropriate


Education, Training, and Experience:

High School Diploma or GED. Some college preferred ● 1-2 year’s prior public service experience ● Experience working with children and youth required ● Comfortable with technology ● Basic proficiency with the Internet and common productivity software such as MS Office or Google Suite

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

● Verbal skills sufficient to communicate with other library staff and library users orally ● Writing skills sufficient to communicate with other library staff and library users ● Ability to maintain a pleasant demeanor when dealing with library users and staff ● Ability to work comfortably with children, youth, and adults ● Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other library staff ● Ability to learn and practice library policies, procedures, and ethics ● General knowledge of library services and collections ● Some familiarity with child development and youth literature strongly preferred ● Ability to operate computers, projectors, copy machines and other equipment ● Ability to master complex processes ● Ability to understand and interpret policy ● Ability to follow written and oral instructions ● Basic math skills equivalent to those customarily attained by high school graduates ● Ability to read at a level customarily attained by high school graduates ● Alphabetical and numerical filing skills ● Ability to retrieve and return books to shelves ● Ability to maintain confidentiality of library user records ● Ability to work days, evenings, Saturdays and/or Sundays as assigned ● Ability to maintain a flexible schedule in order to implement classes and events when needed

Physical Characteristics:

● Sufficient powers of speech, hearing or other common capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodations, to enable the employee to communicate effectively ● Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodations, to enable the employee to review a wide variety of materials in both electronic and print formats. ● Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to function in a general office environment ● Ability to stand for extended periods of time ● Ability to reach above the head and below the knee to retrieve shelved items ● Ability to push/pull a loaded book truck of up to 100 pounds ● Mobility necessary to assist patrons ● Ability to lift up to 10 pounds ● Ability to lift and handle books and materials ● Ability to lift, pack, and unpack boxes

Work Devices:

● Keyboard ● Copy Machine ● Fax Machine ● Book Cart ● AV Equipment ● Bar Code Scanner and other computer peripherals ● Microfilm Reader ● Multi-Line Telephone ● Time Clock ● Paper Cutter

Work Environment:

● Inside work environment with occasional outside work ● Climate controlled ● Exposure to dust and mold ● Exposure to noise ● Exposure to ink on printed page ● Exposure to chemicals ● Exposure to disease

This job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Call: (502) 839-6420
Text: (502) 369-3606

114 N Main St
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

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Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm

Wed, Fri: 9 am – 6 pm

Sat: 10 am – 6 pm