Job Title: YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN
Department: Youth Services
Pay Range: $14.50 – $22.00 per hour
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours required.
Immediate Supervisor: Youth Services Coordinator
Positions Supervised: Occasional volunteers
Job Responsibilities: To provide library services to children, including reference, reader’s advisory, programming, community outreach and collection development.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school preferred.
  • Excellent technology skills.
  • Good knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles and practices of collection development and maintenance.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library practices and procedures.
  • Experience in developing, planning and implementing programming for all ages.
  • Ability to maintain an organized workspace.
  • Ability to conduct Internet searches, operate library catalog, navigate research databases and download e-books.
  • Proficient in email and Microsoft Office products, with emphasis on Publisher, Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with tablet devices.
  • Strong verbal, written, presentation, and listening communication skills.
  • Ability to foster and encourage library use for all ages and reading levels.

Essential Duties:

35% Miscellaneous and Special Assignments:

  • Plan, prepare and present story times for children age 3-6.
  • Plan, prepare and present after school programs for children age 7-10.
  • Work closely with teachers, daycare operators and parents providing recreational, educational and curricular materials.
  • Conduct tours and library presentations.
  • Represent library to community and professional organizations.
  • Provide professional assistance to Youth Services Coordinator as needed.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

50% Reference Duties

  • Assist patrons in locating appropriate library materials.
  • Instruct and assist patrons in the use of public catalogs, databases, tablets, e-readers, and basic Internet operations i.e. account log-in, applications & printing.
  • Provide in-depth reference and reader’s advisory service to adult and juvenile patrons.
  • Assist with daily retrieval of ILL materials for SEO libraries.
  • Prepare bibliographies and booklists.
  • Maintain current knowledge of available sources of information and public demand of reading materials.

15% Collection Development Duties:

  • Select and maintain assigned collections.

You can download a PDF version of this job description here.

To apply send a cover letter and resume to Melissa Tallis, Youth Services Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline to apply: August 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm.