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Children’s Library Associate I (Full time)

About the Position:

The Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher (Central) Branch Washington County Free Library (Hagerstown, MD), is seeking a flexible, creative and energetic individual for the position of Full-Time Children’s Library Associate I.  Under the direction of the Head of Children’s Services, the Children’s Library Associate I helps to plan and implement programs for children, provides reference and reader’s advisory services, helps develop the collection, assists patrons with use of electronic and print resources, and creates publicity for children's programs.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Answers reference questions and performs reader’s advisory services.
  • Helps plan, promote, and implement ongoing programs, book clubs, Summer Reading Club, and STEM programs.
  • Assists the public with information regarding library materials and equipment.
  • Creates flyers, calendars and press releases to promote library programs.
  • Promotes the use of the library by the community; communicates effectively and professionally.
  • Posts on social media, including, Facebook and Instagram.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • An individual who is a motivated self-starter and works well under pressure.
  • Familiarity with children’s literature.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with fellow employees, supervisors and the general public.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA  (Must secure Maryland Certification within 24 months of appointment.)
  • Valid Driver’s license.


  • Hours are on a rotating schedule Monday through Friday, including Saturday and evening hours.

This is a non-exempt position.

To Apply:
Application can be downloaded from Please provide a cover letter and resume with your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Posting Start Date: 
Mon, 08/07/2017
Posting Closing Date: 
Fri, 08/18/2017
Degree Requirement: 
BA required
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