Library Youth Services Intern – Johnston Public Library (IA)

Salary: $12.25 Hourly
Location: Johnston, IA
Job Type: Intern
Department: LIBRARY
Job Number: LIB_2018_01
Closing: 3/23/2018 5:00 PM Central

The Library Youth Services Intern position is intended to provide practical experience–in programming, collection development, and reference and reader’s advisory services for children and teens–for a student pursuing a graduate degree in library and information studies.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

The following duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required.

Programs, Outreach, & Marketing
• Works with the Youth Services Librarian to design and present programs for children and teens.
• Integrates appropriate literacy-development techniques and technology in program design and delivery.
• Assists with special events.
• Assists the Youth Services Librarian in maintaining the library’s online presences related to services for youth.
• Assists the Youth Services Librarian in preparing and distributing posters, calendars, displays and other promotional materials.

Spaces & Collections
• Assists the Youth Services Librarian in evaluating, selecting, and maintaining the library’s children’s and young adult collections.
• Keeps abreast of trends and developments in books and other media for children and teens.

Reader’s Advisory & Customer Service
• Assists children and adults in the use of library resources and the selection of children’s materials.
• Assists customers in locating materials.
• Answers phones.
• Answers reference and directional questions.
• Helps maintain the neat, orderly appearance of the library and library materials.
• Performs related duties as required.
• Minimum qualifications & Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applicants for this position must be currently pursuing a graduate degree in library and information studies from an ALA accredited program or be a recent (within 1 year) graduate.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as library policies, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to listen and to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to calculate figures and make change. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to pay attention to detail. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

None required.

Supplemental information

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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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