Job DescriptionSubstitutes will fill in as desk staff at one of the following locations: George Reynolds Branch; Meadows Branch, Main Branch Children's Library; Main Branch Reference Desk; Main Branch Answer Place Desk; Main Branch Reader's Advisory Desk.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience and at least two years library experience or experience in children and teen services. Ability to work with and understand all ages of children and teens. Experience working with children and teens in a group setting including programming experience. Knowledge of children’s and teen literature. Experience and ability to work effectively and respectfully with people from a variety of backgrounds, ages and abilities. Interest, desire, and ability to communicate courteously and effectively with and provide services to others, including the public, both in person, on the telephone, or via E-mail. Willingness to take direction and learn a variety of tasks. Good organizational skills. Well-developed keyboard skills. Familiarity with personal computers and appropriate software. Experience with data entry or electronic systems. Ability to work under minimal supervision. Willingness and flexibility to work a schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Requires acceptable background information including criminal conviction record and credit history. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: College degree and/or equivalent experience in a library or teaching capacity. Experience working in a team environment and experience and ability to work effectively independently. Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects over extended periods of time. Ability to communicate in at least one language other than English, or proficiency in Braille and/or sign language, specifically Spanish. Experience desired in web management, web maintenance and newer podcasting and videocasting technologies.