Library Assistant II – Youth Services Department

Pekin Public Library
Job Description

 BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Assists with providing information and materials to the public in a courteous and professional manner. Performs a variety of clerical duties to assist with the organization and implementation of the programs and materials of the Youth Services Department.



  • Assists at the Youth Services reference desk with patrons' phone and walk-in requests for information, materials and research guidance. Aids with readers' advisory.
  • Plans and implements children’s programming
  • Helps maintain quiet, safe environment in patron services and lobby area.
  • Follows correct procedures for customer service.
  • Straightens and shelf reads a specified section of shelves.
  • Outreach including, but not limited to schools and special events.
  • Resolve customer and or employee concerns and professionally take charge of a situation.


  • Associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development, or a combination of some college, relevant library experience, and/or classroom experience working with young children.
  • Have the patience, understanding and skill to work with children. Must exhibit creativity, storytelling ability, and a good knowledge of Children’s literature. Experience developing programs for children is required.
  • Ability to adapt to library practices and procedures and function well as a team worker.
  • Ability to be pleasant and courteous with the public.
  • Organizational skills and ability to understand library practices and procedures.
  • Available to work days and weekends.

Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, and references. Deadline to apply: Until filled.

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