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Youth Services Librarian, South Holiday Library, South Holiday, FL

Description:

Professional library work responsible for providing reference, reader’s advisory, programming, and outreach services for youth and young adults in the County library system.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Receives requests for information.  
  • Assists citizens with in-person, telephone, and online inquiries.  
  • Resolves questions and problems. 
  •  Provides reference and readers advisory services to children, teens, and adults. 
  • Provides bibliographic instruction, including the automated library system and all other technologies, to patrons, volunteers, and visiting groups. 
  •  Consults and works with branch manager on hiring, training, directing, and evaluating work of branch staff.  
  • May serve as lead supervisor in branch manager’s absence or as directed.  
  • Develops and implements library programming and outreach for children and teens. 
  • Coordinates with schools and other agencies to provide in-library tours.  
  • Assists with collection development by recommending titles, authors, subjects, and genres. 
  •  Performs collection management functions per established guidelines.  
  • Designs and presents storytimes and book talks in the library and in outreach locations, including schools, daycare centers, parks and recreation centers, and other agencies.
  • Coordinates the Summer Reading Program and teen volunteer program.
  •  Maintains records and statistics. 
  •  Participates in training and continuing education.  
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of professional public library service and operations.
  • Knowledge of current trends in children’s and young adult services.
  • Knowledge of juvenile and young adult materials.
  • Knowledge of standard library policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current technologies, and ability to instruct library patrons and staff.
  • Ability to learn and apply complex automated procedures and to utilize computer equipment, software, and new technologies in performance of day-to-day work
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and manuals, and to apply such instruction to work situations.
  • Ability to learn and apply complex policies and procedures, and make decisions within the framework of the stated policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, supervisors, and the public in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changes in the library environment.
  • Ability to interpret library policies and procedures to the public.
  • Ability to utilize business mathematics and business English.
  • Ability to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to coordinate and supervise the work of assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to use judgment in performing library duties.
  • Ability to supervise branch operations in branch manager’s absence.
  • One year of library experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekend

Minimum Requirements:

Physical Skills

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects.  
  • Job requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication.

Education, Training and Experience

  •  Must possess a Master’s in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Other Information:

This is a full-time posistion. Salary is $40,657.00 – $65,052.00, depending on experience. Must apply by Thursday, July 2, 2020.

How to Apply:

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