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191037 - Teen Library Assistant 

Location CLP - Lawrenceville  
Description

Job Summary: Seeking a highly motivated and technology savvy individual to serve as a Teen Library Assistant for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Lawrenceville. The Teen Library Assistant acts as a mentor and connects teens to resources and opportunities that reflect their interests, respond to their needs within diverse and changing communities, and empower them to be builders of their own future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in conjunction with the Youth Services Librarian to execute the vision of Teen Services through outreach, in-house programming, and engaging teens in volunteer opportunities;
  • Perform outreach visits to the local schools and organizations the librarians have identified;
  • Staffing the Children’s and/or Customer Services desks during busy after-school and off-school hours;
  • Work to develop rapport with the teens and tweens in the library and help to fulfill their informational and recreational needs;
  • Create and conduct programming in consultation with the librarian(s) with a focus on established CLP Teen Services initiatives and goals;
  • Assist customers of all ages in performing reference searches, selecting and locating materials and meeting technology literacy goals;
  • Participate in system-wide initiatives and programs, and perform committee work, as their time allows;
  • Assist the day-to-day operations of the branch, including circulation, registration and shelving.
 
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Experience working with teens in an urban setting;
  • Experience teaching in an informal environment;
  • Experience creating curricula and programming for youth (age 12-17) is strongly desired;
  • Ability to manage assignments and responsibilities effectively in a busy work environment;
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Bilingual or multilingual a plus;
  • 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; days, evenings, and weekends required.  
Salary $17.00 per hour  
How to Apply Interested applicants should apply online by June 2, 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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