Employment Opportunities

Children’s Services Assistant

We are seeking an enthusiastic professional for a full-time position in our busy Children’s Department. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, and experience working in a public or school library. Interested candidates should have excellent customer service and technology skills, a strong knowledge of children’s literature, and a love of reading. Experience with Sierra ILS is a plus. This is a 35 hour union position with full benefits, and includes evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to First Selectman James M. Zeoli, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477 or jzeoli@orange-ct.gov by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018. EOE.

Job Description

Works directly with the public in the Children’s Department to provide library service to children, teens and adults.

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Head of Children’s Services or other designated supervisor.
  • Receives oral or written instructions from the Head of Children’s Services or other designated supervisor.
  • Assists and instructs children, teens, and adults in the use of library materials and equipment including the public access catalog, online databases, and the Internet.
  • Performs all circulation tasks and serves on the public service desks.
  • Assists with programming for children and teens including story hours, craft programs, summer reading activities and special events.
  • Participates in collection development activities as assigned.
  • Assists in the preparation of bibliographies, bulletin boards and displays for the Children’s and Teen Departments.
  • Assists in preparation of department statistics and reports using Excel or other software.
  • Performs special tasks as assigned.
  • Strong public service attitude and knowledge of the principles and practices of library service, especially as applicable to Children’s Services.
  • Knowledge of children’s and teen literature.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with children, teens, adults and members of the library staff.
  • Ability and willingness to acquire new computer and technology skills as necessary.
  • Ability to deal with multiple and extra unexpected tasks and patrons simultaneously.
  • Initiative, creativity, flexibility, resourcefulness and good judgment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

This position requires use of standard office equipment, including, but not limited to: computers and peripherals; network printers; typewriters; fax machines; photocopiers; and telephone systems.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required: to push and pull loaded book trucks weighing up to 200 pounds; to frequently stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach and grasp, kneel or crouch, and sit, with frequent change of positions; to regularly lift and/or move up to 20 lbs; and to cover large distances and walk quickly to retrieve materials, including use of stairs.


Master’s Degree in Library Science or Bachelor’s Degree and experience working in a public or school library or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a full-time, 35 hours/week position, and includes a Friday/Saturday rotation and some evening hours.

This job description is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs.