Library Assistant

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Classification:Library Technician 1
Grade:Grade 74 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Kuskokwim Campus
Location: Bethel
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Sciences, Other

Position Summary:

The University of Fairbanks’ Kuskokwim Campus library serves both the academic and public communities of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta region. This newly renovated space is a popular place for study, entertainment, and community programming. It’s a great time to join our team! If you love working with children and helping them develop a love of reading, apply now!


10Assist with processing new children’s, young adult, and graphic novels under the supervision of the librarian.Essential
10Keep the children’s room tidy and organized. Pick up stray books and toys at least once per day and put away. Shelve all children’s books. Straighten the shelves. Put out monthly display in children’s room.Essential
35Provide outreach services to children. Plan and implement weekly children''s programs in the library. Plan and implement outreach activities for children. Plan summer reading programs under supervision of the librarian. Recruit volunteers as needed to help with children’s programs. Keep statistics on all youth programming attendance and report to the librarian.Essential
35Work on service desk. Provide reference services and assist patrons, refer questions to the librarian as required. Issue/ receive library materials using library computer system; reshelve materials; issue library cards. Assist patrons with signing up for computers and providing computer assistance as needed. pulling and managing holds and mailing them out twice a weekEssential
5Other duties as assigned.Essential
5Process overdue notices, incoming mail and other clerical duties as assigned.Essential

The Kuskokwim Consortium Library is hiring a Youth Services Assistant! This person will be in charge of planning and promoting all children’s activities at the library and engaging in outreach to the community. They will also keep the Children’s Reading Room organized and advise on which children’s materials to acquire. In addition to that, they will assist with normal library functions, such as checking in and out materials and answering patron questions. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about helping the public and has a strong ambition to help children discover a love of reading. This position is full time and comes with benefits.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Ability to relate to children’s programming. Experience planning children’s programs or community outreach. Experience working in or using libraries. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with co-workers and library patrons. Must be able to relate to the local Yup’ik culture and communicate effectively. Ability to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy. Must have good organizational and communication skills. Must have excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude. Must approach children’s programming with creativity.

Minimum Educational Requirement: High school graduation or GED. 

Experience: At least six months of experience working in a library or working with children in a library or educational setting. Experience with children’s programming or community outreach preferred.

Position: Full-time, 12-months.

Salary: 20.81/hr, DOE.

To apply for this position, please include the following:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications
  • Resume
  • Three professional references to include previous supervisors


Review Date:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

Review Date: February 22, 2019. Ensure applications are submitted by February 21, 2019 at 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time is listed, as well as required application materials.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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