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Date Posted:
Apr 15, 2019

Closing Date:
Apr 25, 2019

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent Permanent

Art, culture, recreation & sport

Hours per Week:

How to Apply:
Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume marked confidential, no later than Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm to: Nadia Danyluk, Deputy Chief Librarian Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, 824 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound ON N4K 4K4 Fax to : 519-376-7170 E-mail to:

824 First Avenue West , Owen Sound ON N4K 4K4

Youth Services Assistant

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

Job Description:

The Youth Services Assistant must be able to offer high quality customer service to library users, as well as perform responsible and varied paraprofessional library duties in the areas of circulation, youth and adult services. Library Assistants are often the first point of contact for library users and must provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service. Library Assistants may be asked to perform multiple, distinct roles and share tasks, so individuals in these positions must be comfortable with change and be team players.

Essential Functions

  • Present multiple weekly story time programs directed to the specific developmental needs of preschool children
  • Conduct class visits and provide Library outreach to elementary schools
  • Assist with programming for school age children, including, but not limited to March Break and summer vacation.
  • Staff the Youth Services Information Desk providing exceptional customer service, reader’s advisory, reference assistance, and technical support.

Work Site Location:

Owen Sound

Minimum Requirements / Work Experience:

Experience presenting programming for children Knowledge of children’s development Working knowledge of library services and procedures Reader's advisory experience or knowledge of board books, picture books and easy readers Ability to understand the needs of library customers, specifically children Interpersonal, teaching, presentation, training (one-on-one and small group), and communication skills Research and problem solving skills. Ability to learn and demonstrate library’s automated systems and self-service tools Ability to help

Other Job Requirements:

• Post secondary completed (ECE or Library Technician preferred)

Education Required:


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