Children's Librarian/Librarian

Children's Librarian/Librarian - Job Description

Date: September 3, 2019   Department: Eldora Public Library

Wage: $8.00 to $13.00 Per Hour Depending on Qualifications.

Status: Permanent Part-Time- Approximatley 20 hours/week


Job Description: The Children's Librarian/Librarian performs a broad range of tasks including providing library services to children and, along with other staff, provide library service to the general public.


Job Duties:

  • Plan and conduct weekly  toddler/pre-school  times.

  • Select, deliver, and read books for day care centers as time allows.

  • Assist with the collection development of children's materials.

  • Plan and conduct the summer reading program.

  • Provide additional children's programs as time and opportunity allow.

  • Perform public service duties including: providing circulation services, readers advisory service, reference service, interlibrary loan service, assisting patrons with the use of library equipment, scheduling the meeting room, training volunteers, and other related duties that arise.

  • Perform clerical work including: acquiring MARC records for items received, preparing new items for circulation, shelving materials, assisting with weeding, repairing books, open and close the building, and other related duties that arise.


Minimum Training and Experience: High School Diploma. Further education is desired and continued education is encouraged.

Minimum Abilities Required:

  • Providing service to children requires a good rapport with children, knowledge of child development, knowledge of children's literature, and the ability to create fun and educational activities for children.

  • Providing library service to the general public requires a pleasant demeanor and basic computer skills.

  • Clerical work requires basic computer skills with the aptitude of learning additional skills with on the job training.

Preferred Abilities, Experience and Education:

  • Successful experience working with children is preferred.

  • A high level of computer literacy is preferred.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Duties require shelving books. This requires the flexibility to bend down to the bottom shelves and may require stepping on a footstool to reach the top shelves.