Rocky River Public Library, located in the western Cleveland Ohio suburb of Rocky River, seeks a children’s associate to help shape and participate in a full range of programs and services for children from infancy through sixth grade.
Rocky River Public Library delivers excellent service to children and families with an extensive collection, electronic resources, programming, and outreach. The children’s associate will have daily interaction with patrons to provide readers advisory service and to assist in use of the catalog and computer resources. As requested, the children’s associate will help develop and maintain the collection, create lively displays, and join in planning and delivering.
- A full calendar of story times and other programs in two story time rooms outfitted with up-to-date audiovisual equipment.
- An active outreach program to schools and child care centers.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience working with children in a library setting is preferred. Desirable qualifications include experience in children’s programming and outreach and knowledge of child development, early literacy skills, Every Child Ready to Read, children’s literature, and collection development. Computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office applications, e-mail, searching the Internet and research databases is necessary. Candidates should be good listeners and communicators, present an up-beat, cheerful attitude, enjoy working cooperatively as a team member, and place top priority on customer service.
The minimum hourly rate is $13.88. The schedule includes at least two evenings per week, Fridays and Saturdays and some Sundays during the school year. Flexibility in meeting the Library’s scheduling needs is a must.
Attach a short essay (500 words or less) describing how your skills and outlook on life make you a great fit for Children’s Services at Rocky River Public Library.
Submit to Rocky River Public Library your essay, a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (e-mail preferred) to:
Lucy Carney, Children’s Services Manager
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
RRPL is an EEOO