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Company Name Prince Edward County Public Library
Location Picton
Date Posted January 13, 2020
Category Non Profit/Community Services
Job Type Part Time & Full Time
Job Apply Interested applicants please email resume and cover letter to by January 28th, 2020.
Rate of Pay TBD
Shift Hours 15-30 hrs/week


Prince Edward Public Library is looking for a Children and Youth Programming Assistant to start February 11th, 2020.


Job Purpose:

The Children's and Youth Program Assistant will provide support to the Children's and Youth Program Coordinator through planning, implementing, and reflecting on existing and future programming.




Assists with outreach and promotion specific to Children and Youth:

  • Promotes and markets Library services to relevant communities throughout the system.
  • Maintains regular contact with Children's and Youth Program Coordinator regarding available youth programming or literacy.
  • Assists Children's and Youth Program Coordinator with developing and maintaining partnerships with other community organizations, including schools.

Program Planning and Implementation:

  • Works closely with Children's and Youth Program Coordinator to develop and implement programs that have a literacy and education focus.
  • Responsible for planning and preparing programs as directed by Children's and Youth Program Coordinator.
  • Plan programming in accordance with the Prince Edward County Public Library and Archives Strategic Plan and mandates.
  • Careful tracking of statistics for program attendance.
  • Familiar with or willing to learn popular Makerspace resources, such as 3D Printing, basic robotics, circuitry, and coding.
  • Assist with and independently plan class visits for local schools.
  • Research library programming and trends.

Library Duties

Provides reference services for library users:

  • Instructs library users in use of services.
  • Locates specific material in the online catalogue and on the shelves.
  • Process requests for interlibrary loans.

Performs circulation functions:

  • Processes check-ins, check-outs, reserves, renewals, and registrations.
  • Performs telephone reception duties and opening and closing procedures.
  • Enforces library rules and regulations.
  • Assists users with using public access computers and electronic resources available through the library.

Provides collection maintenance services:

  • Shelves materials
  • Shelf-reading
  • Missing and Overdue Lists

Performs other library-related duties as assigned:

  • Communicates problems and/or concerns to the CEO or designate.
  • Participates in the grant writing process to help supplement library funds.
  • Performs other library-related duties as assigned.




  • Post-secondary Library Technician diploma, or degree in related discipline
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of libraries, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Extensive experience working with children in small and large groups (i.e. class sizes)
  • Knowledge of personal computers and hands-on experience with word processing, the Internet, library database applications, and library automation systems is required.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Works well independently and with a team.
  • Good interpersonal skills required to communicate with the public.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and transportation for work-related travel.
  • CPR/First Aid certification is an asset.




Works in a library environment and onsite at any of the six (6) branches as required.
Availability for work weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to forty pounds (40 lbs or 18.14 kilograms).
Required to stand for long periods of time.
This job description is intended to summarize the responsibilities of the job and is not an exhaustive list of all the duties performed.

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