[kids-lib] Job Opportunity - Library Assistant WCCLS Youth Services

Rick Samuelson ricks at wccls.org
Mon May 16 10:22:08 PDT 2011

Hi gang,

The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is currently recruiting for an Extra Help (15 hours per week) Library Assistant position.  This position provides youth-related support to the Outreach Program and requires a basic familiarity of library services to children.

The closing date is end-of-day Friday May 27th, 2011.

For complete details and to apply online, please visit the Washington County Job Postings webpage: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cowashingtonor/default.cfm

Here's the posting:

invites applications for the position of:

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: Hourly $17.43 - $21.18
CLOSING DATE: 05/27/11 11:59 PM


The Washington County Cooperative Library Services Youth Program has an Extra Help opportunity to assist staff with various outreach tasks. Our Youth Services program provides youth related support to public libraries in Washington County.

The schedule for the position is 15 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-5pm. We generally schedule in 3 hour increments per day.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

40% Program Kits - Schedules, prepares for delivery, maintains, conducts inventory, and processes materials for addition to story kits and similar program kits for member libraries. Uses creative and artistic skills to design and construct program kit props (like flannel stories). Seeks out materials for and assembles resource notebooks to be added to program kits. Communicates with individuals at member libraries regarding program kits.

25% Materials Assembly and Distribution - Distributes booklists, Summer Reading program incentives, and other materials to the member libraries. Assembles information packets for public programs. Compiles information for booklists, bibliographies and other printed information.

15% Computer tasks - Creates, maintains, and manipulates files in MS Word and MS Excel, and communicates via MS Outlook e-mail. Uses Polaris integrated library system to find and update library records.

15% Statistics - Compiles monthly and annual statistics and generates reports for various Outreach projects.

5% Other - Assists with special projects. Organizes and maintains program files and supplies. May attend countywide Youth Services meetings and draft minutes.


Understanding of the developmental needs of children.

Strong knowledge of children's literature & activities.

Knowledge of general or law library procedures including bibliographic control; knowledge of general office procedures and practices; knowledge of recordkeeping and reporting.

Skill in the use of appropriate technology tools.

Ability to use bibliographic tools; ability to maintain complete and accurate records; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with individuals, whether members of the public or coworkers, from diverse groups and backgrounds.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be at least one-year experience in administrative support work and training in the operation of basic office equipment.

Preference will be given to applicants that possess a Bachelor's degree in a related field or completion of graduate level work in Library Science. Relevant experience working with children is preferred.


The selection process will consist of an evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials and your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire. Further evaluation may include an interview, skills assessment, skill based testing, etc., as determined by the hiring department.

Interested applicants must submit a completed Washington County employment application, with complete responses to the "Supplemental Questionnaire."

We suggest that you print a copy of the job announcement to help you prepare your answers for the Supplemental Questionnaire and to use as a reference in preparing for interviews. We also recommend creating and saving any text answers to the Supplemental Questions in a word processor and then copying and pasting them into the appropriate text box prior to submission of your application. Once you have answered the Supplemental Questions, click on "Save and Proceed". Your application will come up for you to review and edit as needed. Then click on "Confirm and Send Application". The "Privacy Statement and Certificate of Applicant" will come up for you to either "Accept" or "Decline". If you "Accept", a message will come up that thanks you for applying and tells you that your application has been received. You will also receive a confirmation via e-mail. Please retain this confirmation as proof of receipt.

Veterans' Preference: If you have been discharged, or are a disabled veteran, you may qualify for veteran's preference points. If you feel that you qualify, please submit a copy of your DD214 for 5 points and your DD214 and a letter stating your disability for 10 points by the closing date of the position you are applying for. Veteran's preference points cannot be honored without supporting documentation. Veterans who qualify will be granted five points or ten point preference upon successful completion of all phases of the examination process. You must email a copy of your DD214 and other supporting documentation to hr at co.washington.or.us or mail it to the Human Resources Division before the closing date of the position you are applying for.
Applicants with a disability may request reasonable accommodation, through the Human Resources Division, in any step of the process to assist them in demonstrating their qualifications to perform the duties of the position for which they are applying.

Equal opportunity employer with commitment to a diverse workforce. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Washington County Public Services Building
155 N First Avenue Ste. 270
Hillsboro, OR 97124
hr at co.washington.or.us<mailto:hr at co.washington.or.us>

Job #2011-66

Best wishes,

Rick Samuelson, Youth Services Librarian
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
111 NE Lincoln, MS 58A
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 648-9809 5#
ricks at wccls.org

"The clever men at Oxford
Know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much
As intelligent Mr Toad!"
-Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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