Monday, November 24, 2014

West Sacramento - Yolo County Library - Library Assistant I/II

Starting Pay:  $15.55 an hour
Filing Date: Open until filled
Location: Arthur F. turner Community Library in West Sacramento
To apply: Mail or in person


Yolo County Library is hiring one (1) part-time, extra-help Library Assistant: Bilingual Russian Storytime Presenter. The Library Assistant: Bilingual Russian Storytime Presenter will support zero to five programs and provide customer service to library patrons at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library in West Sacramento.

Under direction of the Programming and Outreach Librarian, the Library Assistant: Bilingual Russian Storytime Presenter will plan and implement the Bilingual Russian/English storytime; provide Early Literacy education to parents; develop related activities; attend trainings; monitor program effectiveness; provide customer service to library patrons; participate in outreach activities; and perform other related duties as required.

This is an extra-help, un-benefited, non-represented position of Yolo County and must meet all the requirements of County employment including drug screen and fingerprinting before beginning work.

Bilingual English/Russian and valid driver’s license are required.


The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this classification; however, employees may perform other related duties.

•           Plan and implement a weekly bilingual Russian/English storytime.
•           Develop and promote bilingual and culturally relevant programs targeting Russian families and their children.
•           Register participants for program and track data as required.
•           Design and implement age-appropriate art and craft activities to develop motor skills.
•           Create promotional materials and press releases for literacy programs, in English as well as Russian.
•           Coordinate with and assist branch staff in holding parent workshops and other activities including outreach and program registration.
•           Participate in staff meetings and trainings as required.
•           Conduct circulation activities including checking library materials in and out, registering and issuing cards, explaining county library circulation policies and procedures.
•           Respond to requests for information and materials, and provide reference information about general library operations as well as early literacy programs.
•           Perform other related duties as assigned or needed.


Education: High school diploma required.  Early Childhood Education coursework or degree or additional education/experience with emphasis on education and community development strongly encouraged;

Experience: One year of experience working with young children and their families. Fluency in Russian required.


General Knowledge of: Techniques of planning, development, and implementation of programs for children 0-5 years old and their families, including selection of storytelling and parenting resource materials; understanding of Early/Emergent Literacy; methods of developing and maintaining contacts with community resources and agencies; principles of effective oral and written communication; principles of excellent customer service.

Ability to: be part of an effective team; use resources to successfully meet program objectives; communicate clearly both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative, courteous and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; respond to community interests and concerns; prioritize tasks and exercise sound judgment; plan and create child/parent programs and promotional materials; select appropriate children’s and parenting materials; work effectively with people of varied cultural and linguistic communities with sensitivity and respect.


Mail/deliver resume and cover letter to:

Rachel Wolf, Regional Library Manager
Arthur F. Turner Community Library
1212 Merkley Ave. West Sacramento, CA 95691

For questions, please contact Lana Harman, Youth Services Librarian at (916) 375-6468 or

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