Fern Ridge Library District, Veneta, OR

Salary: Base scale begins at $11.91/Hr. + excellent benefits

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 23rd, 2009

The Fern Ridge Library seeks an enthusiastic, high-energy team member to plan, organize, and implement children’s programming and coordinate the library’s volunteer program. EOE.


May include, but are not limited to:

Youth services duties:

-Reference and readers’ advisory; demonstrates the use of library catalogs and other resources.

-Leads school groups in library activities, both in library and in selected outreach to school campus.

-Selects and weeds materials for the juvenile and young adult collections

-Plans, publicizes, and carries out public programs for children and young adults, including an extensive -Summer Reading Program

Volunteer services duties:

-Recruits and trains volunteers for library work.

-Plans, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the work of library volunteers.

-Plans and hosts quarterly meetings, regular recognition activities, and shelf reading activities.

-Supervises major shifts of materials.

Other duties:

-Performs opening and closing routines as needed.

-Operates circulation desk as needed.

-Answers telephone and refers calls to appropriate persons.

-Answers reference questions and refers more complex questions to other staff.

-Assists patrons in use of library equipment, including computers.

-Participates in library meetings and committees as authorized.

-Records daily statistics.

-Shelves library materials as needed.

-Performs other duties as assigned.


-Knowledge of library systems, policies, and procedures and basic principles of child development.

-Ability to create relevant and attractive children’s and young adult programs.

-Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Typical ways of obtaining the knowledge and abilities would be:

2 years college education.

Workshops such as the Basic Librarianship Institute provided by the Oregon State Library.

Prior successful work with children or young adults or coursework in education or child development.

Prior library experience.

Prior customer service work.

To Apply

Please send cover letter, application, references and resume to:
Colin Rea, Director

fax 541.935.8013

Detailed job description, explanation of benefits, and application can be found at


Colin M. Rea

Director, Fern Ridge Library District

PO Box 397

88026 Territorial Road

Veneta, OR 97487

541.935.7512     fax 541.935.8013


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