The DeMary Memorial Library has a full- or part-time position available for an energetic, creative, and team-oriented Youth Services Librarian. This is a 29-40 hour per week position, with evenings required. Starting pay is $12.00 per hour, negotiable depending on experience. Position open until filled, applications are available at the library.
• Provide prompt, courteous and direct assistance to patrons of all ages with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.
• Plan, implement, and evaluate library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of our patrons. Primary focus will be on children ages infant to 12 years, but the successful candidate will also be able to work with teens.
• Coordinate daily activities with other staff, as well as help manage volunteers assigned to youth services.
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target youth in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet the needs and interests of children and teens.
• Administer a variety of outreach programs with local schools and organizations, according to grant requirements.
• Collection development based on community needs and interests.
• Be a passionate advocate for literacy in the community, including encouraging attendance at library programs.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Some college required, associates or bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Experience working with children (infant to 12 years) required.
• Some experience working with teens preferred.
• Some experience working in a library or education setting preferred.
• Bilingual preferred.
Successful applicants will have:
• Excellent time management skills, including the ability to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
• Motivation and drive to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media.
• Knowledge of child development, as well as recreational and educational needs of young children.
• Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of young adults.
• Knowledge of effective practices in planning and evaluation of projects.
• Some knowledge of grant writing.
• Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing, including through email.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously.
• Ability to work with diverse populations, including individuals with disabilities or cultural differences.
• Ability to lift and carry boxes of books weighing up to 40 pounds.
• Must be able to speak distinctly to large groups.
• Must be able to drive a car and hold a valid driver’s license.
• Must be available to work evenings and some weekends.
• Must possess physical mobility involving bending, lifting, and getting down on the floor.
• Must be able to pass a background check.
Position open until filled, applications are available at the library