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Summer Library Assistant


The Parkland Community Library is currently accepting applications for a temporary part-time Library Assistant in our Youth Services department. We are looking for a dependable and punctual team member who will provide consistent customer service and is aligned with our service values and core beliefs.

Library Assistant, Youth Services (Part-time, Seasonal)

  • This position is primarily responsible for staffing the public desk in the Children’s department
  • Up to 20 hours per week for 10 weeks (June 12-August 19)
  • Work schedule includes days, evenings, and the occasional Saturday 
  • $14 per hour

Qualifications: High school diploma or G.E.D.; stellar customer service skills; knowledge of technology such as Google Suite and Microsoft Office, and ability to work with minimal direction is necessary. Applicants with previous library experience and/or currently enrolled in a relevant college program will be highly considered.

Accountability: Responsible to the Head of Youth Services

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the Children’s Wing and maintain a safe, attractive environment for library patrons
  • Assist patrons with locating library materials and reader’s advisory
  • Assists with collection maintenance, including displays and shelf reading
  • Promote library programs/services and register children and teens for programs
  • Implement library programs for elementary-aged children
  • Supervise teen summer volunteers in the absence of the Head of Youth Services
  • Shelves materials when necessary
  • Prepare materials for library programs and assist with special projects
  • Additional tasks as assigned 


  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. minimum
  • Ability to stoop, stand, and kneel
  • Ability to sustain mental and physical activity for up to 8 hours
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal history, child abuse screening, and FBI fingerprinting prior to employment

To Apply:

  • Submit a resume, brief introductory statement, and contact information for two professional references to Jaclyn Hoimes, Head of Youth Services. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and may be sent via email to
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

Download our job application here.

Updated 5/2023