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Children's Programming Assistant
Institution:                               Oldham County Public Library, 308 Yager Ave., LaGrange, KY 40031
Type of Position:                      Part-time; Entry level (30 hours per week)
Possible Desk Coverage:            Weekdays
Possible Desk Coverage:            Weeknights
Possible Desk Coverage:            Weekends
Salary:                                      $15.00 per hour
Benefits:                                   Vacation, Sick Leave and Retirement

Job Duties: 
Under the general direction of the Children’s Services Librarian, a Children’s Programmer provides library services and programming for children up to twelve years in age. The Children’s Programmer conducts both onsite and offsite Outreach programming interacting with the public and with other staff.

Responsibilities:

  1. To provide a variety of activities for a regular evening Story Time
  2. To organize, maintain, prepare and order materials utilized for crafts and activities
  3. To provide family programming at two Library branches on a once-a-week basis.
  4. To provide basic reference and readers’ advisory services at the Children’s Library desk
  5. To provide assistance during annual Summer Reading Events and Summer Reading Program activities at the branches.
  6. To know and follow library policy and procedures
  7. To present information about Library services and programs to individuals and groups in the Library and conduct outreach to daycares, schools, and other facilities as directed
  8. To meet  regularly with the Children’s Librarian and communicate effectively with other Library staff to ensure the efficient completion of departmental tasks
  9. To provide a monthly Saturday program.

Qualifications / Experience: 
   A Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development or elementary education, or combination of some post-secondary education and relevant work experience is required. Experience with children’s programming and/or children’s literature is preferred. Must be able to meet the requirements for Library Experience certification established by the Kentucky State Board for the Certification of Librarians. Also required is basic computer experience with standard office software, including Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel & Publisher. Also familiar with Google including Google Documents & Google Calendar., email, and internet usage. A valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving history required as well as personal transportation that can be used for business travel is required.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand for extended periods. Manual dexterity to manipulate library materials required. Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day. Ability to do repetitive tasks with speed and accuracy. Employee may need to carry, push, pull, or lift up to 30 pounds. Proper lifting techniques required. Push and pull fully loaded (50-100 pounds) book trucks. Must have ability to work under pressure, coordinating multiple responsibilities simultaneously, and meet firm deadlines.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Any questions regarding the positions/hours should be addressed to Shannon Kruer.

Cover letter and application may be submitted in person at the Main Library in LaGrange, or mailed to:
Human Resources Dept.
Oldham County Public Library
308 Yager Avenue
LaGrange, KY 40031