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Youth Services Librarian

 

Qualifications: Associates Degree or higher required. Experience in children’s services and/or knowledge of history and current trends in children’s library materials preferred.  Computer and Internet skills, customer service for children, and excellent interpersonal skills required. 

This position will be open until filled. Starting wage is $12-$14 DOE. This is a full time position with benefits. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, detailed resume, and three references to: 

rebeccas@phillipspl.org subject line: Youth Services Application

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a professional position responsible for maintaining the Youth Services Department, including providing readers advisory, public access computers and devices, electronic services, reference, children's print and non-print materials and programming to children, parents and caregivers, educators and agencies. The work involves collection development, finding collaborative partners within the community and providing programs. The position works under the general supervision of the Director. Some evenings and Saturdays are required.

 

Examples of Duties

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

•Coordinates the work of the Youth Services Department.

•Oversees programming for children, parents and caregivers, educators and agencies providing services such as daycare.           

•Oversees collection development for children's materials, in print and non-print formats, in conjunction with Materials Management.

•Oversees reference and readers' advisory services in Youth Services.

•Participates in community gatherings as appropriate.

•Writes and manages grants that fund innovative library programs and services for children in the community.

•Defines and communicates the needs of children so that administrators, staff and the community understands the basis for children's library services.

•Works with the director to oversee technology services for children including public access computers and devices, digital collections, social media, the library website, and other relevant electronic services.

•Participates in library planning and marketing.

•Prepares statistical and informational reports of Children's Services activities.

•Provides and models excellent customer service to all patrons.

•Communicates library policies, rules and regulations to the public in a courteous and tactful manner.                          

•Builds collaborations within the community, including schools, homeschoolers, and agencies serving children, as well as with other libraries.

•Applies problem solving techniques to appropriate circumstances; addressing complaints and resolving problems.                    

•Coordinates the library book sales.

•Assesses donations.      

•Facilitates displays in the public display case.    

•Maintains regular punctual and predictable attendance, works extra hours as required.

•Works evenings and Saturdays at the front desk as required. 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

•Makes presentations to the Library staff, Library Board, Library Foundation, the general public, and community groups. 

•Assists library administration in the planning and preparation of the library budget.

•Participates in continuing education. 

•Other duties as assigned.                                                         

                                             

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Associates Degree or higher required. Experience in children’s services and/or knowledge of history and current trends in children’s library materials preferred.  Computer and Internet skills, customer service for children, and excellent interpersonal skills required.

•Ability to identify opportunities for grants, write and manage grants.

•Ability to provide high quality service to the public.

•Ability to oversee Children's Services budget lines.          

•Ability to speak before groups.

•Ability to research, compile and analyze data and prepare special reports.

•Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with superiors, peers, community members and subordinates.          

•Proficiency with MS Office Suite.

•Ability to manage complex projects.

•Evidence of flexibility, enthusiasm and ability to adapt.

•Strong oral and written communication skills.

 

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