Job: Library Assistant I- Youth Services Specialist

General Information
Library Assistant I- Youth Services Specialist

Number position available:


Job Category:
Children's Services

Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.



Position Summary

 Entry-level general library work requiring the application of library principles and practices in a specialized area of the library system.


  • Use of an Integrated Library Computer System to provide needed assistance to customers. 
  • Provides superior customer service, on the phone and via email of a full service library 
  • Deals with customer complaints, particularly those who disrupt normal use or operation of the Library. Refers to supervisor as necessary. 
  • May perform other procedures related to lending/borrowing of library materials; checking in materials, processing holds, processing overdue and other notices, emptying materials return bins, maintaining inventories, processing damaged items upon return, etc. 
  • May assist in implementation of classes, workshops and events within a specialized area of the library. 
  • May assist in preparation of exhibits/displays of library materials to promote specific subjects and events. 
  • May prepare materials such as posters, calendars and fliers to promote library classes, events, resources and materials. 
  • Responds to public inquiries, including reference questions, in a courteous manner; provides information within scope of knowledge and refer to employee of higher classification as appropriate. 
  • May provide individual instruction in the use of all library services. 
  • Performs basic clerical tasks in the maintenance of files, records and statistics. 
  • Shelves library materials and maintain order and appearance of materials on the shelves to include repairing, shifting, straightening. 
  • Make suggestions for purchase of materials. 
  • Implements all library policies and procedures. 
  • Assists with closing procedures as assigned. 
  • Assists customers in use of other library related equipment including copier, printer and computers. 
  • Minor troubleshooting of all computer and library related equipment as needed. 
  • May perform portions of the work of higher or lower classified positions, as required. 
  • Performs related work as assigned. 

 These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  All employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Public library principles, organization, objectives, trends, materials, services, and practices. 
  • Knowledge of computerized bibliographic databases and searching techniques, online public access catalogs, and integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of current practices of a specialized area of library services to include Youth Services, Customer Service and Research/IT. 
  • Skilled at accurately and efficiently sorting and shelving materials in alphanumeric order.
    Ability to: 
  • Develop and apply library procedures and policies and other professional knowledge to the practical problems of the job. 
  • Must be able to efficiently utilize and troubleshoot office equipment, such as; computers, typewriters, cash register, microfiche reader, fax copier, telephone and word processing software. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively by phone, in person or via email. 
  • Must possess ability to function independently, have flexibility and the ability to effectively work with patrons, co-workers and others. 
  • Ability to use library automation and online databases. 
  • Ability to work effectively with the public and staff in a variety of circumstances including stressful situations.

Physical Requirements


  • Physical requirements include sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, lifting and moving books/carts and files of approximately 40 lbs. 
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • Vision abilities require extended periods of time viewing a computer video monitor. 
  • Requires good hand dexterity for operating a keyboard. 
  • Ability to hear, comprehend and respond to library patrons, co-workers and supervisors both orally and in writing.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s Degree Preferred in related field. 
  • At least two years of customer service experience. 
  • Depending on program unit of the library, knowledge of literature for children and young adults may be required. 


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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Flagler County Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW

Palm Coast



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Flagler County Public Library

2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW

Palm Coast



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Michelle Brokaw

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