LITERACY AIDE

07663

(COMPETITIVE - PJC)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS


The work includes interacting with children and families in the library using educational equipment available such as books, games and toys. The employee works under the direct supervision of a librarian in the promotion of literacy activities and the practices of early learning. When not engaged in literacy/learning activities, incumbents may be asked to perform simple physical tasks to support library programs or procedures. Does related work as required.



TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES


Interacts with children and families in the library using educational equipment, including books, games and toys; encourages them to participate in the five practices of early learning (read, play, talk, sing, and write).


Tells stories and promotes storytelling to interested groups of children and teens.


Encourages and directs participation in educational board games, electronic gaming at the library, and other interactive materials or audiovisual equipment.

Encourages children and teens to stay in school and think about their career paths.


Assists library staff in conducting branch programs such as book discussion groups, story hours, visiting artist programs, and summer reading activities.


Encourages and assists in the original production of literacy materials; assists in the preparation of displays and passive programs.


Clears tables and keeps library rooms in order; dusts or cleans materials; does simple mending of library material.


Checks library materials in and out.


Provides simple directional information to patrons.


May distribute mail and run other errands as requested.

May perform simple, routine clerical tasks using required tools.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS


Ability to understand and carry out directions;


Ability to serve as a credible messenger interacting productively with children and teens;







Ability to give directions appropriate to participants’ ages and levels of comprehension;


Skilled at reading aloud, reading comprehension, counting, writing, spelling, and grammar/punctuation;


Ability to perform routine tasks independently;


Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public;


Neatness;


Creativity;


Initiative.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None.




03/2019 Date of original composition



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