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191019 - Library Assistant 

Location CLP - Office of Programs and Partnerships  

Job Summary: The Labs at CLP engages teens in creating digital content in a library setting.

The individual awarded this part-time position will implement The Labs creative technology programming as designed by the Teen Services’ Digital Learning Lead Librarian. This individual will be based out of the Library’s Office of Programs and Partnerships, however they will facilitate Labs programs at CLP – Homewood on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. They will also support other teen-serving staff by teaching them how to use technology for creative purposes and occasionally facilitating Labs programming at additional CLP locations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage teens in creating digital content in a library setting, and on occasion during outreach to local schools and community centers;
  • Implement The Labs programming, as designed by the Teen Services’ Digital Learning Lead Librarian;
  • 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, time-permitting.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • The desire to work with teens (ages 11-18 or grades 6-12) in an urban setting, experience doing so is a plus.
  • Experience teaching in an informal learning environment;
  • Able to adapt their plans and teaching styles on the spot to meet the needs of teens in our drop-in programs;
  • Comfortable with a collaborative learning process, both with their colleagues and teens;
  • Active engagement in at least two of the following:
    • Filmmaking, photography, musicianship, graphic design/digital art, computer programming, sewing/textiles or other creative pursuits
  • Experience using iMacs and creative software, for example Adobe Creative Suite and GarageBand;
  • The ability to transport program supplies and equipment to various library and outreach locations;
  • PA Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Criminal Records Check and Mandated Reporter Training required upon offer of employment.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Work Hours 25 hours per week; mostly weekday afternoons and evenings with occasional weekends  
Salary $17.00 per hour  
How to Apply Interested applicants should apply online by March 19, 2019.  
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 is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.  

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