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


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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