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Are you a library lover?  Want to work at one of the busiest spots in town?  If you are 16 years or older, your next job could be at Lawrence Public Library. We accept applications for current positions only and do not maintain a file of previous applications. Applications are available here or at the Checkout Desk. (Please use Adobe Reader if you have problems with the application form.) If you have questions about the application process, please contact Sherri Turner, Assistant Director, at 843-3833, ext 126 or via email at sturner@lawrencepubliclibrary.org


 

Part-Time Youth Services Assistant

 

Come join the fun at the Lawrence Public Library! We were voted Best of Lawrence for Family Fun in 2015 and 2016!

We are searching for a creative, ambitious, and enthusiastic individual who is committed to customer service and loves working with children. Your mission will be to work closely with the Youth Services Coordinator and the awesome children’s staff to make the library an exciting and welcoming space for babies through tweens.

As the Youth Services Assistant, we will need you to:

  • Implement imaginative and inventive programs for children of all ages in conjunction with other staff.
  • Be passionate about children’s literature and able to recommend books to kids and their adults
  • Conduct engaging storytimes on Sundays
  • Connect students and parents with the information they seek
  • Create enthusiasm for the library when visiting with patrons in the library
  • Be knowledgeable about what today’s kids want and be sensitive to their needs
  • Be spontaneous and unafraid to take risks and learn something new
  • Truly value working with children and appreciate all of their originality

Requirements:

  • Some college credits
  • Familiarity with common office suite programs
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Knowledge of children’s literature
  • Previous work with children

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Library experience
  • Artistic, Drama, and/or Musical skills

If this sounds like the job for you, please consider joining our team at Lawrence Public Library. This position is 20-25 hours a week on weekends and evenings, and occasional days. Wages start at $12.75 an hour. Preference will be given to applications received by July 25, 2016. Email an employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Karen Allen, Youth Services Coordinator, kallen@lawrencepubliclibrary.org.

The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


 

Part Time Information Services Assistant

Lawrence Public Library is seeking someone who is passionate about making information accessible to the people of our community. If you love smiling, helping others, and making a difference in people’s lives, this job is for you. The successful candidate will work with the library’s Information Services department, helping people conduct research, connect to community resources, and pursue their lifelong learning goals.

Here’s what we’ll need you to do/be:

●     You will staff the public service desk, and help answer the phone.

●     You will help people navigate our catalog and databases.

●     You will do some shelving, and help us promote the nonfiction collection and other information resources through displays, reviews, and programs.

●     You care deeply about great customer service and value the mission of public libraries.

●     You love helping people find the answers to their questions (and know that Google isn’t the only place to look!).

●     You are curious, creative, and always thinking about new ways to connect people to the information they need.

●     You keep tabs on current events in our community.

●     You are flexible and can go with the flow.

●     You are open to new ideas, new technologies, and new work practices.

●     You are a quick study.

●     You value teamwork and work well with others.

Required qualifications:

  • Some college coursework

  • Public service experience

  • Proficiency with common office suite programs

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Proficiency in another language in addition to English

  • Library experience

If this sounds like the job for you, please consider joining our team at Lawrence Public Library. This position is 15 hours a week and requires some evening and weekend hours. Wages start at $12.75 an hour. Preference will be given to applications received by August 14, 2016. Email an employment application, resume and cover letter to: Melissa Fisher Isaacs, Information Services Coordinator, mfisherisaacs@lawrencepubliclibrary.org.

The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.