Friday, May 13, 2016

Job: Part Time Assistant Children's Librarian at Owatonna Library

Part Time Assistant Children's Librarian
Owatonna Public Library

Closing Date: Mon. 05/16/16 4:30 PM Central Time
Salary: $17.06 - $18.95 Hourly
Hours: Part-Time 25 hours per week
Location:105 North Elm Ave., Owatonna, MN

Nature of Work: Provides library service to children, parents, and caregivers. In charge of children's service area and its day-to-day operation.

Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide a variety of services to the public:
    • Charge and discharge materials.
    • Register patrons, update patron files.
    • Take requests for reserves and interlibrary loans.
    • Assist in finding and using library materials.
    • Instruct in use of library technology.
  • Prepare and conduct storytimes and activities for children and families.
  • Promote library service and reading.
  • Maintain materials, equipment and supplies. Repair or withdraw materials as necessary.
  • Record statistics.
  • Provide an attractive, safe and inviting atmosphere in the children's service area. Create and maintain developmentally appropriate displays.
  • Monitor internet activity.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

High School diploma or G.E.D. Two years' library or related experience. Experience in working with programs for children. Personal computer competency. 

Preferred Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in Elementary Education.

Hours of Work/Physical and Mental Demands:  
  • The normal workday shall vary and the normal work week is twenty-five (25) hours.
  • Indoor office environment
This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of forty (40) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.

To Apply: Visit the City of Owatonna's website: and click on Employment.  Applications must be submitted online by 4:30pm, Monday, May 16, 2016.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.