The Thomas Memorial Library seeks an experienced, creative, innovative, and enthusiastic library assistant to work in our youth services and circulation departments.


The Senior Library Assistant will:

  • Staff the library’s circulation desk, assisting patrons of all ages with locating, borrowing and reserving library materials
  • Participate in maintaining patron records and operating circulation computers
  • Work efficiently and accurately with library computers and library software
  • Help to foster an environment that encourages children’s use of the library
  • Prepare attractive and inviting displays
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory service to children and parents
  • Provide excellent customer service to library users of all ages
  • Help to identify, develop and implement innovative programs and services for children from birth through age 14, with an emphasis on birth to age 5

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • A working knowledge of children’s literature
  • Professional experience working with children
  • Knowledge of techniques and resources for effective storytelling and preschool programming
  • Creative use of dramatic, artistic and/or musical skills in presenting programs
  • Ability to relate in an open and friendly manner with children and their caregivers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, the internet, and social media tools
  • Attention to detail, ability to multitask
  • Facility and comfort with computer programs and circulation software
  • Experience in a Family Place Library, or using MINERVA’s Innovative Interfaces software a plus

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced in library programming for young children
  • Possess a strong degree of initiative, and a positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Be flexible and friendly to children as well as their caregivers
  • Creative and innovative
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team

Scheduled hours for this position:

  • Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 12:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This part-time, permanent position pays $16.80 per hour.   Regular evenings and some Saturday hours are required. If you are creative, enthusiastic, friendly and committed to excellence in public service, please send or email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Jay Scherma, Director
Thomas Memorial Library
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107

Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2014