Butler Children’s Literature Center
(20 hours per week)
The Butler Children’s Literature Center graduate assistant attends to the everyday maintenance of the Center’s needs:
- Organizing the Butler Center’s examination collection of newly published books submitted by publishers: Classifying new books into picture book, middle grade, young adult and nonfiction categories, and shelving accordingly; tracking submissions in spreadsheet.
- Assisting the Curator course needs and Butler Center needs, sometimes including research, printing, etc.
- Blogging weekly on the Butler Center’s website: butlerspantry.org.
- Creating displays and signage for the Butler Center.
- Planning/organizing the annual Butler Book Sale, and working the Sale including reader’s advisory service to customers (fall semester only).
- Participating in event planning and execution, including monthly Butler Book Banter (B3) events and annual Butler Lecture.
- Working with permanent collections, including the Ellin Greene Storytelling Collection and the Effie Lee Morris Collection of African American Youth Literature.
- Social media on behalf of the Center, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Hosting Butler Center open hours, sometimes with the Curator, sometimes on own.
- Mastery of web-based research, social media, and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
- Knowledge of the children’s and teen literature canon, and the ability to think and write critically and creatively about books.
- Detail-oriented organization.
- Ability to lift and move boxes and books.
- Personable demeanor and the ability to maintain positive relationships with others.
- Capable of taking responsibility for sole presence during open hours, and to lock up securely.
- Strong time management skills and a self-motivated work ethic.