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Employment / Volunteering

Information Services Youth Librarian, Part-Time

Closing Date

Thursday, February 27, 2020 5PM


$21.90 per hour

Detailed Job Description

Job Duties:

  • Provides readers' advisory, reference services and computer assistance using a variety of collections, materials and formats.
  • Participates in collection development and maintenance, keeping within monetary and
  • physical space constraints.
  • Promotes programming services appropriate to the needs of the community.
  • Trains and assists guests with day-to-day computer questions and learning new technology and software.
  • Engages in outreach opportunities within the community.
  • Plan and present story times with an emphasis on early literacy development.

Job Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school.
  • Knowledge of ALA's five early literacy practices.
  • Experience providing Every Child Ready to Read - based story times.
  • Knowledge of adult and youth literature.
  • Adapts and responds to multiple priorities, interruptions and dema nd s, and resolves problem situations in a positive manner.
  • Seeks professional continuing education, both organized and casual, with an air toward
  • keeping services current and appropriate; member of professional development; member of internal and external committees.
  • Communicates effectively with guests. co-workers, and professional colleagues.
  • Enforces library policies relevant to public use ; responds to emergencies and provides supp ort, as needed; acts quickly exercising good judgment.
  • Mentors and trains MLS Library Intern; trains and oversees department volunteers; scheduling of department staff.
  • Works positively and collaboratively across departments to accomplish department goals.
  • Dedication to public service.
  • Dedicated to providing positive customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, self-motivated and creative and approachable.
  • Strong obligation to confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Internet browsers, and other computer related technology.
  • Excellent verbal. written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Values diversity in the workplace and in the community.
  • Ability to speak multiple languages helpful.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Physical mobility, vision, hearing, and manual dexterity essential.
  • Maintain physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, bending, and /or walking for extended periods of time; stooping; crouching; reaching; carrying books or boxes of books; pushing book carts; seeing; keyboarding; using the telephone ; lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds; push or pull with wheeled cart up to 500 pounds; operating assigned equipment; picking up litter; spreading ice melt.
  • Evening and weekend hours required.

Hours: 20 hours per week

  • Monday, 2:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Friday/Saturday (C Team), 9:30am - 6:00pm

Benefits: Time benefits (vacation, holiday, personal business and sick) based on a part-time employee formula.

How to Apply

Resume, cover letter and application required.
Send to: Marcia Dominick, Administrative Assistant
Novi Public Library
45255 W. Ten Mile Road
Novi, Michigan 48375