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June 10th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

Albany Public Library

Youth Services Department – Main

Albany, NY

Job Description:

Employees in this classification in the Youth Services Department routinely participate in the following activities: provides directional assistance in the use of library facilities and collections, answers and directs telephone calls, reserves requested materials, performs various stack maintenance tasks related to the collection, and provides reference and reader’s advisory under the supervision of higher-level staff. In addition to these routine activities, Library Assistants may also be involved with the promotion of library materials through displays, planning and conducting programs under the supervision of higher-level staff in the department, and providing instruction to the public in the use of library resources and other tasks of a similar nature as necessary.

Required Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate for this position will bring a familiarity with children’s and young adult literature and current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; aptitude for planning and conducting children’s and young adult programming; an energetic approach to outreach to schools and daycare providers; enthusiasm, courtesy, and a sense of humor in communication with public and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Work Schedule:

A combination of day, evening and weekend hours totaling 18.5 hrs. per week is required


Head of Youth Services


$16.97 per hour


Until Filled

Apply to:

Marjorie K. Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager

161 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12210

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

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