Children's Librarian / Library Assistant

Children’s Librarian/Library Assistant (Part-Time)

Position Overview

Working closely with the Library Director, the candidate will:

  • Develop, advertise, present, and evaluate youth programs for children ages birth – age 12+.

  • Coordinate and schedule outreach and programs to local day cares, schools, and organizations.

  • Perform Circulation desk activities including but not limited to check in/out; shelving; etc.

  • Maintain Children’s Materials collection including purchasing, weeding, shelf maintenance etc.

  • Provide pleasant and helpful customer service; answer questions; make referrals.

  • Conduct basic computer troubleshooting; provide basic computer assistance to patrons.

  • Assume authority for the Library in the absence of Director.

  • Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.

  • Adhere to all Glenolden Boro, Glenolden Library, and Delaware County Library policies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements and Qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience conducting programs for children required.

  • Library experience strongly desirable.

  • Computer familiarity required; must be comfortable learning new software.

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required.

  • Scheduling flexibility required; ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

  • Vehicle required; ability to visit off-site day cares and locations.

  • Must successfully complete and provide Background Checks (State Police; State Child Abuse; and FBI fingerprint clearances) prior to employment; must be current within the last 3 years.

  • Ability to use stairs to access lower-level bathrooms and community room required; ability to use a stepstool to retrieve books and materials required; ability to retrieve books from low shelves required; ability to stand for periods up to one hour required.


Hours and Sample Schedule (Example purposes only. Actual schedule will vary.)

20 hours per week; Tuesdays 9 – 12 & 1 – 5; Wednesdays 10 – 5; Thursdays 11 - 5


Apply by email to glenolden[at]delcolibraries.org  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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