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Library Assistant - 161098 

Location CLP - East Liberty  

Job Summary:  Seeking a highly motivated and technology savvy individual to act as a part-time temporary Library Assistant for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Teen Services. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage teens in creating digital content in a library setting and during outreach to local schools and community centers;

  • Implement The Labs programing, as designed by the Teen Services’ Digital Learning Lead Librarian;

  • Collaborate with the Teen and Children’s Specialist at CLP-Beechview and CLP-Hazelwood to integrate the Labs programming across age groups;

  • Work to develop rapport with the teens in the library and help to fulfill their informational and recreational needs;

  • Participate in system-wide initiatives and programs, and perform committee work, time-permitting.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree;

  • The desire to work with school-age children and teens (ages 8-17) in an urban setting;

  • Experience teaching in an informational environment;

  • Active engagement in at least two of the following areas, “film-making, photography, musicianship, graphic design/digital art, computer programming, sewing/textiles or other creative pursuits;

  • Access to reliable transportation and the physical ability to transport equipment and materials to various libraries and outreach locations;

  • To better reflect the community this position will serve, fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred;

  • PA State Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Criminal Records Check and Mandated Reporter Training upon offer of employment.



Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Philosophy of Service

Our customers are our first priority. The staff of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are committed to providing the highest level of service to satisfy the needs of every customer: those who use our facilities, materials, and services; those who access us electronically; the individuals and organizations with whom we interact; and our team of colleagues. We value our role in providing access to a world of information for all people and our impact on the development of a learning society. Our goal is to create a service environment that inspires customer confidence, loyalty and many return visits.


Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Work Hours 29 hours per week; some days, mostly evenings and weekends  
Salary $15.00 per hour  
How to Apply Interested applicants should apply online by November 21, 2016  
About the Organization Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's mission is to engage our community in literacy and learning. The Library's vision is the people of our region will develop the literacies and connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of community.​

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh contributes to the educational attainment, economic development, and cultural enrichment of the region. Through critical services such as early learning programs for children, job search assistance and computer and Internet access, the Library fosters lifelong learning and is a renowned leader among the nation's libraries. With more than 2 million visitors and 3.5 million items borrowed each year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region's most visited asset and one of the largest public libraries in Pennsylvania. Established in 1895 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a public trust to be funded by the community, the Library derives approximately 90% of its annual operating budget from public or government sources, including the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh.
EOE Statement Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, disability status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, political affiliation or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.  

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