Library Specialist I

Harris County
Part Time 20 per week $19 Per hour TX 5749 S Loop E, Houston, TX 77033, United States


Harris County Public Library (HCPL) - History What began in 1921 and the years following as a collection of small libraries housed in stores, post offices and private homes has grown into a system of 26 branch buildings, 2 technology service centers, and 2 partner locations offering collection/circulation services. HCPL operates branches in unincorporated parts of Harris County and cities which do not have their own library systems.

What you will do at Harris County Public Library:

This position is responsible for creating and promoting Children's programs in the library, with a focus on Early Literacy and Storytime programs. Provide customer service, reader's advisory, and basic reference services. Exemplify the high standards and expectations for the library system in its daily operations and services. 

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide customer service, reader’s advisory, and basic reference service within and beyond our walls
  • Develops and implements Early Literacy and School- Age programs for the community
  • Promote library services to all ages in the community
  • Collaborate with the branch team to develop, implement, and market programs in the library and community, including summer reading program, early literacy initiatives, family place, and other special events.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with local schools and community organizations
  • Develop an engaging and attractive library collection
  • Attend staff meetings, activities, and/or professional conferences and actively serve on committees
  • Other duties as assigned 
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity EmployerIf you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email .

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • One (1) year of program experience (e.g. activities for children)
  • One (1) year of customer service experience


  • Associates degree in any field or 60 hours of secondary education credits from an accredited college or university 
  • Three (3) years of program experience (e.g. activities for children)
  • One (1) year of customer service experience 


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Equivalent
  • Five (5) years of program experience (e.g. activities for children)
  • One (1) year of customer service experience 
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts are required along with the application
  • Available and reliable transportation for work-related duties
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment
  • Ability to work well with public and staff members
  • Proficient with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Proficient with the Internet and Office 365
  • Must use a personal mobile device for the Multifactor Authentication process

Additional Requirements:

  • Unofficial copies of transcripts are required along with the application 

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.



  • Experience working with children's groups (preferred)
  • Bilingual (preferred)