The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall seeks a full-time Children’s Librarian. In addition to its lovely library, the ACFL&MH’s 35,000 sq. ft historic landmark facility houses an acoustically superb theater, a national treasure of a Civil War room and several unique programming spaces. The newly completed Library Park connects the ACFL&MH with Carnegie’s Main Street.
Carnegie is a growing and diversifying community. This position offers an opportunity to meet the needs of young people at an exciting time of transition. The right candidate will be: motivated by the importance of supporting children and their caregivers; creative and energetic; enthusiastic about education and life-long learning; motivated to build partnerships with colleagues and community organizations; and committed to the ACFL&MH’s mission of community-building.
Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of library service to children and teens, including collection development, program planning, and outreach. Maintains a tidy, safe, and inviting environment in the Children’s Area. Builds relationships with children, caregivers, and community professionals who work with children, including local elementary and high school. Staffs circulation desk.
Qualifications: 3-5 years of prior work experience with children in an educational setting. An MLIS or equivalent experience working with children is preferred.
Knowledge & abilities: Comfortable using computers and digital technology. Friendly and welcoming disposition. Strong communication and customer service skills. Well-organized and attentive to detail. Ability to form and maintain good working relationships with colleagues. Ability to form and maintain rapport with library patrons.
Schedule: 40 hours a week. This position will require some early evening and Saturday hours.
- Plans and implements storytimes, the annual summer reading program, and other events and passive programs for children and youth.
- Maintains relationships and communication with K-12 schools within the community.
- Supervises teen advisory board.
- Manages teen volunteers.
- Assists patrons at the circulation desk on a regular basis.
- Provides patrons with basic computer assistance and troubleshooting.
- Provides input and advice on policy decisions affecting children and youth.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Library Director Walker Evans at email@example.com by September 24.
Library Circulation Clerk
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall seeks a part-time front desk Library clerk. The ACFL&MH is a historic organization that has provided public library service and cultural enrichment to Carnegie residents for 120 years. This is an excellent opportunity to join a small dynamic team in a beautiful and iconic historic facility, serving the information needs of a growing and diversifying community.
Customer service is at the core of every Library staff member’s role. As a front desk clerk, you will be the welcoming face of the Library. Duties for this position include checking items in and out; answering questions about library programs and services; collecting payments for fines and printing; emptying the book drop; shelving Library materials; providing basic computer assistance to Library patrons; and other duties as assigned. A motivated candidate would be welcome to participate in program planning as well.
Important qualities for the right candidate will include excellent customer service skills; an eagerness to help patrons with their information and technology needs; a welcoming and friendly disposition; reliability; appropriate work attire; and attention to detail. Training will be provided.
This is a part-time position for 10-20 hours a week at an hourly rate of $11.00.
This position will require some early evening and/or Saturday hours.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Library Director Walker Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1.
The Library & Music Hall is enriched by the generosity of volunteers who give of their time and talents. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for everyone from teens to seniors, ranging from Espy Post docents to children’s programming assistants to clerical help and ushering at the Music Hall performances. The gift of your time –intermittently or on a regular schedule — greatly enhances how patrons and staff experience the Library & Music Hall Programming and Services.
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