Youth Services Assistant (part-time) – Bowling Green.

WCDPL is seeking an outgoing individual to deliver high-quality library services to children (aged 0-17), families, and patrons of all ages.

Are you ready to create a dynamic library atmosphere for our patrons? You are a natural host and helper, knowledgeable on all library operations:

  • You share your passion for books and reading by recommending the latest books, movies, and music.  You are an avid reader who loves to re-read classics, read new titles, and enthusiastically share these reading experiences with library patrons.
  • You are an explorer; you are out on the floor with patrons as they journey through the library. 
  • You help customers sign up for a library program, find materials, use the 3-D printer, search a reference database, download e-books, and so much more.
  • You are a good listener with lots of patience.
  • You are a team player and think quickly on your feet.  You can juggle multiple tasks at once.
  • You serve as host, role model, and safety monitor – you maintain a safe environment for all those visiting the library.
  • You are a wizard at teaching patrons how to use technology, from e-books to databases. 
  • You design and implement library events and learning opportunities that create magical, transformative experiences for children and teens.  You can implement an engaging, high-quality story-time as well as an intriguing after-school program for teens – all in record time.
  • In front of a group or working 1-on-1, you are a natural-born teacher.  You are NOT shy.

Requirements: bachelor’s degree; successful customer service experience; strong technology skills; knowledge of children’s literature.  Experience in a library or formal classroom setting preferred.

  • 20.0 hours per week as needed by the library, including weekday, evening, and weekend shifts.
  • Will work primarily at BG location, but will fill-in at other departments and at the Walbridge location as needed.
  • $13.50 per hour minimum, more DOE.

To apply: Email a detailed letter of interest explaining why you are the best candidate for this opportunity, an updated resume highlighting relevant skills, plus names/contact information for 3 work-related references, and a completed application (which may be downloaded using the link to the attachment below) to A.J. Heilman at ajheilman@wcdpl.org by noon on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Open until filled.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Equal Opportunity Employer. Currently, there are no openings at the library.


Reference Assistant (part-time). 

WCDPL seeks candidates that are adaptable, innovative, can self-monitor performance, further the organization's mission, solve problems, participate actively in teams, provide excellent customer service, and communicate well with patrons, peers, and supervisors.

This position connects customers with the information they seek. You are knowledgeable in overall library operations, skilled in conducting research and respected for your ability to connect patrons with library services and resources.

  • You are naturally curious and share your curiosity with patrons.
  • In front of a group or working one-on-one, you are a natural-born teacher.
  • You engage well with others and provide an exemplary customer experience.
  • You are a team player who thinks quickly on your feet.
  • You adapt well to changing work environments and are eager to learn new skills and you can share them with library patrons.
  • You are passionate about “selling” the product by talking about and offering meaningful recommendations of new and classic books, movies and music.
  • You love meeting new people; you have never met a stranger
  • You are eager to advocate for the library’s mission and core values.
  • You know your way around technology, having the ability to teach new users the basics and “more techie” things.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree, strong customer service skills, experience in training, strong research skills, and an avid reader.

Schedule: 20 hours per week, as needed, including nights and weekends.  Works primarily at the BG library, but may on occasion work in other locations.  $13.50 per hour minimum.

To apply: Submit a detailed letter of interest, an updated resume, the names and contact information for three work-related references, and a completed application  (which may be downloaded using the link to the attachment below) via email to the A.J. Heilman (ajheilman@wcdpl.org) by noon on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Open until filled.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Equal Opportunity Employer.


Employment applications may be downloaded from the attachment below.

Applications are kept on file for 6 months and reviewed as openings occur.

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