Applications accepted through April 29, 2019
- Must be an in-coming high school junior or senior, or college freshman
- Work schedule: June 24 – September 13, 2019; approximately 19 hours/week
- Rate of pay varies from $13.85 to $15.35, respective of grade level
- Must attend kick-off event in Chicago, Illinois (June 13-15, 2019) and wrap-up event in Washington D.C. (Sept. 20-22, 2019); travel, lodging and meal expenses are paid.
- With support of a mentor, develop a connected learning project for under-served youth in the community
- Assist with programming for youth outreach services
- Shadow library staff in public services, youth services, and computer services departments to gain a broad understanding of library services
- Assist with development of library displays and other promotional material
- Assist with implementation and development of program evaluations
- Work one-on-one with a mentor to develop library skills such as research, programming and technology
- Through mentor relationship, view and understand complex customer service skills and workplace ethics
- Basic knowledge of purposes and use of libraries; including Dewey Decimal System
- Understand the concepts of planning and presenting programs for youth aged 2-12
- Ability to follow instructions
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
- Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel
No experience is required. Must be a high school junior, senior, or college freshman
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This position is made possible through a grant from the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association.