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Posted on: April 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] NOW HIRING - Library Assistant – Youth Services (Temporary/Part-Time)

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Perform daily library tasks, provide customer service, and assist with and conduct programming efforts for children of all ages.


Library Assistant – Youth Services (Temporary/Part-Time)

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Library Director, the responsibilities of the Library Assistant – Youth Services include performing daily tasks of the library such as checking out and reshelving materials, providing exceptional customer service, handling monetary transactions, and assisting with programming efforts, as well as conducting programming for children of all ages. Please see the Essential Job Functions for more detail.

Hours & Wage: 

The Library Assistant – Youth Services is a temporary, part-time position. The starting hourly wage range for the Library Assistant – Youth Services is $9.00 - $10.25 per hour, dependent upon education and experience, with a schedule of 20-25 hours per week, through August 31, 2023. It is possible that the position may be extended into a long-term part-time position.

At the time of this posting, the library’s hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. A set schedule can be determined between the successful candidate and the Library Director. 

Candidates should be willing to work some Saturdays.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • College credits preferred
  • Previous library experience is a plus
  • Previous experience working with children is preferred


  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Provide excellent customer service, demonstrating a genuine interest in helping people
  • Prepare and conduct educational programs (hands-on activities, clubs, special events, etc.) utilizing components from the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, the arts, history, social sciences, and/or literacy for children of all ages, including, but not limited to family storytime, after-school programming, and teen programming
  • Prepare and conduct extensive children's programming for the annual Summer Reading Program
  • Maintain display areas and thematic decorations as assigned
  • Work with the community members and organizations to improve the scope and quality of services offered
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for the public in a customer-friendly manner
  • Assist patrons in the selection and location of materials
  • Using the automated circulation system, check out library materials to the public; check-in returned items; issue library cards
  • Assist patrons in the selection and location of books and non-print materials and with the completion of Interlibrary Loan requests
  • Answer telephone and refer calls as necessary
  • Shelve materials and maintain order of collections; shelf-check materials
  • Assist patrons with photocopies, fax machine, computers, and other electronic devices available at the library
  • Collect fees or fines as necessary
  • Accurately handle and post monetary transactions
  • Use computers and the Internet effectively for providing Library services
  • Assist in daily operating procedures, including opening and closing tasks, light cleaning duties, programming initiatives preparation, and other duties
  • Maintain library display space
  • Complete special projects as needed
  • Oversee or train volunteers
  • Assist with library programming for all ages
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to maintain composure while handling a variety of duties, deadlines, and difficult situations
  • Experience and willingness to work with children and youth of all ages
  • Must be comfortable speaking in front of large groups of all ages
  • Skill in computer search techniques
  • Problem-solving and decision-making techniques
  • Ability to read, write, and understand the English language
  • Ability to alphabetize materials correctly
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, including formal communications
  • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant
  • Working knowledge of office equipment and accurate keyboarding skills necessary to manage clerical and cataloging duties
  • Effective, positive, and tactful communication skills
  • Skills in record compilation and maintenance
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of Dewey decimal system

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  •  Oversee or train volunteers as assigned


  • Most work will be performed at the Perkins Public Library. 
  • Travel may be infrequently required for training or professional meetings.


  • Criminal history/sex offender check
  • Driving record check
  • Drug screening



  • Periodic driving record checks
  • Drug screening

Application Information:                      Applications are available at:

                                                            Perkins City Hall

                                                            110 North Main

                                                            Perkins, OK  74059

                                                            Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday


                                                            download applications at

Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Perkins job application.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The City of Perkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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