Now Hiring! Library Assistant

Library Assistant

CLOSED January 2, 2024 @ 5 pm 

Part-time, averages 10-15 hours per week.
Shifts vary, will include evenings & weekends.
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and able to work at any Asotin County Library location.
Pay is current WA Minimum wage.
Full Job Description and Print Application available below, at Asotin County Library, Heights Branch Library or

Hiring a Youth Services Librarian

We Are Hiring!

Youth Services Librarian 
We are seeking a Youth Services Librarian who is a curious, playful, imaginative, creative, and mission-driven individual who believes in the power of libraries in transforming both communities and individuals. The right person will embrace our small community and will possess the interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking skills along with the knowledge necessary to serve as the authority on children and young adult services and programming—both physical and virtual. The incumbent is responsible for collection management and the planning, coordination, and presentation of programs, services, enrichment opportunities, and special-interest groups geared for children and teens including the youth volunteer program. This individual will also assist the Adult Services Librarian in communicating library offerings through print materials, press releases to local media outlets, e-newsletters, and community partners. This position requires balancing multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced and forward-thinking environment with an emphasis on providing an exemplary patron experience.

MLIS from an ALA-accredited program is required. Experience in youth and young adult programming and services preferred.

Read the full Employment Advertisement

To Apply
To apply for this full-time, exempt, benefitted position, please send an email including a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Ashby, Library Director, at

A criminal background check, pre-employment drug screening, and a valid driver’s license are required. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment will begin in February 2024.

Please note, that the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. Other duties may be assigned.

Library Board Position Opening


Applicants must reside within the Clarkston city limits. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM Friday, February 10th. Job applications and job descriptions are also available at the downtown library service desk.

The Board of Trustees determines the basic policies for the Library’s operation and selects the Director to whom the Board delegates the authority and responsibility for the administration of the
Library. The Board, with the assistance of the Director, develops the Library’s annual budget,
apportions the funds collected by the county, and authorizes and oversees all major

The members of the Board are appointed by the Asotin County Commissioners for a five-year
term. According to Washington State law, two terms are the maximum allowed. The Board is
responsible for carrying out duties assigned by state law and local ordinances. The Library
Director reports to the Board and is accountable for the proper fulfillment of assigned

Trustees should be interested in the Library and be a current user. He/she should recognize
the Library as a center of community culture, education, and recreation. He/she should be able
to work well with others and be cooperative with all who work for the benefit of the Library.

– Meet once a month. Currently, meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at
3:30 pm. This is subject to change.
– Elect officers and establish various committees.
– Evaluate and examine the Library’s monthly financial report.
– Determine the goals and objectives of the Library and methods of evaluating progress towards
them on an annual basis.
– Authorize the Director to take specific action as required and to conduct special studies and
report the findings to the Board.
– Continually appraise the effectiveness of the Director and perform an annual evaluation of the
– Be aware of local, state, and federal library laws.
– Continually promote the Library in the community and explain policies and services whenever
called upon by public officials and private citizens