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We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and creative candidate to add to our staff for an Early Literacy Librarian / Specialist position. Our ideal candidate will be skilled at planning and executing storytimes and events for children ages birth – 2nd grades and willing to assist with furthering our library’s mission and strategic plan. Our Parkland Community Library Youth Services Department serves youth from birth through age 18 and their parents.


Early Literacy Library Assistant(Part-time)


 15 hours per week (During summer, an extra 5 hours is available due to Summer Reading Program)
 Wednesday and Thursdays – 9:30am – 2:30pm
 Mondays - 4pm – 9pm
 Two Saturday per month (Scheduled between 9am – 5pm or 9am – 2pm in the summer) This would replace
Monday evening shift for the week.


Qualifications:
 Completed or currently enrolled in a college program in a related field
 Experience working with children and the public as well as familiarity with libraries
 Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature
 Early literacy training and knowledge of how to present storytimes


Accountability:
 Reports to our Head of Youth Services


Responsibilities:
 Coordinates and implements Toddler and Preschool Storytimes
 Helps plan and execute story times and summer programs for ages birth through 2nd grades
 Helps with youth displays
 Assists with collection maintenance through shelf reading and weeding
 Aids in events on and off site
 Supervises teen volunteers when they are in the library
 Assists in maintaining youth shelves
 Assists in maintaining Youth Services’ circulating kits
 Other duties as assigned


To Apply:
 Send a resume and cover letter to Jaclyn Hoimes, Head of Youth Services
hoimesj@parklandlibrary.org Questions? Call 610-398-1361 ext. 19.
 Applications submitted before October 19, 2018 will be granted full consideration.
Note: Prior to the position’s start date, satisfactory completion of a criminal history, child abuse screening, and FBI
fingerprinting prior to employment and every three years thereafter is required.

Shelver(Part-time)


 12 hours per week 
 Wednesday through Saturday availability with flexible hours

Description:
 Responsible for returning materials to our shelves and occasional circulation desk tasks.


Accountability:
 Reports to our Circulation Coordinator


Responsibilities:
 Shelves materials
 Rearranges shelves as directed
 Reads shelves
 Charges out and checks out materials as directed
 Other duties as assigned by Circulation Coordinator


To Apply:
 Pick up an application at our circulation desk or email your resume to oconnellk@parklandlibrary.org. Questions? Call  610-398-1361 ext. 20


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