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PT Library Assistant - Programming & Outreach
Title:PT Library Assistant - Programming & Outreach
Salary Range:$15.07
Hours:Varies (Part-Time - 20 hours/week)

**This is a part-time position and is ineligible for benefits.


Under direction of the Library Manager, the PT Library Assistant-Programming and Outreach performs duties involved in the planning, coordination, and oversight of library programming and community outreach for adults, teens, and children within the library and the surrounding community. Perform all other circulation, reference and support functions as needed.


The PT Library Assistant-Programming and Outreach will have an opportunity to work in a community that is one of the fastest growing and most exciting suburbs in the USA. The candidate must be highly motivated and strive for success by demonstrating Little Elm’s Core Values of Integrity, Customer Service, Efficiency, and Innovation.



Minimum two (2) years’ experience working in a public library or bookstore.

Bachelor’s Degree or higher, or currently enrolled in library or information sciences program highly desirable.



1.             Must be bondable.

2.             Possess a valid Texas Driver's License.



1.             Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently. 

2.             Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or authorities, or members of the local business community.

3.             Ability to speak other languages desirable.



1.             Must have excellent customer service skills.

2.             Assist the public by telephone, computer, or in person with basic reference and directional questions.

3.             Operate circulation software, and performs library circulation duties including check out, check in and entering   patron information, accepting funds as needed.

4.             Sort items, check condition, assists in re-shelving and maintaining library stacks as needed.

5.             Assist other library staff with programs and projects as needed.

6.             Provide computer assistance and troubleshooting as needed.

7.             Pick up and shelve stray materials and straightens library furnishings.

8.             Attend periodic support staff meetings and training opportunities.

9.             Perform opening and closing duties, including turning equipment and computers on/off, counting down cash drawer, reporting facilities issues to supervising library staff.

10.           Demonstrate a willingness to perform duties in a team environment.

11.           Ability to sort items in alphabetical and numerical order and knowledge of Dewey Decimal classification system

12.           Have flexibility to work evenings and Saturdays as needed.

13.           Possess ability to use variety of office machines, including telephones, computers, fax, scanners, printers and copiers.

14.           Flexibility to work evenings and Saturdays as necessary.

15.           Attend periodic support staff meetings and training opportunities.

16.           Comprehend and contribute to the Town’s culture of Servant Leadership.

17.           Operate under the Town’s four core values of Integrity, Customer Service, Efficiency, and Innovation.              




1.             Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished by management in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to operate various machines and/or equipment; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to (25) twenty five pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT               

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Primarily office environment with space limitations in a fast paced atmosphere.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS                   

1.             Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in programming, outreach, information services and collection development.

2.             Ability to plan, initiate, and conduct a variety of programs and activities to promote the use of the library, and translate adult, teen, and children’s needs and interests into effective library services and programs.

3.             Ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with community partners, including but not limited to schools and other non-profits to provide programs and services.

4.             Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with supervisors, other personnel and general public.

5.             Knowledge of current trends in library services, literature, and other materials for all ages.

6.             Knowledge and skill in the use and troubleshooting of computers.

7.             Ability to promote library programs by producing publicity releases, flyers, and monthly calendar.

8.             Skills coordinating and managing multiple projects and/or assignments.

9.             Self-motivated; possess ability to establish and meet deadlines.


E.O.E.  The Town of Little Elm does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.

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