Job: Children's Library Specialist

General Information
Children's Library Specialist

Number position available:

$34,700.00 Annually

Job Category:
Children's Services

Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.



Under general direction of the Youth Services Coordinator and/or Library Branch Manager, the person in this position is responsible for technical and supervisory work exercising considerable discretion and judgment in performing advanced library tasks approaching professional level.  Plan and perform creative, age-appropriate programs.  Work is performed in various library functions such as circulation, and general reference for children, parents and other library patrons.  Maintains and organizes library materials according to established procedures, assists internal and external customers.

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee may be required to perform emergency duties as directed.


Essential Duties / Responsibilities & KSA's

(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)


Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.


Conduct reference interviews.


Assist patrons in identifying reference needs.


Compiles books lists and bibliographies, enhances collection, reviews books and other materials in the areas of subject matter expertise.


Assist in collection development.


Participates in community activities, including creating, planning and implementing quality community outreach programs.


Creatively develops, coordinates, and presents theme-based and age-appropriate educational programs to youth of all ages.


Selects, prepares, and circulates books for childcare centers in Martin County.


Promote and communicate library programs, computer classes, and services.


Posses knowledge of Reader's advisory.


Conducts research using print and electronic resources.


Assist customers with use of electronic and print resources.


Assists customers with reference questions by using electronic and print resources.


Orients researchers to the layout of the collection.


Refer research level reference questions to professional staff.


Assist with training and orientation of new staff.


Assist in maintaining orderly reference materials and resources.


Reconcile customer account.


Maintains working knowledge of automated circulation system, electronic resources, and print resources.


Branch assignments: Provide the full range of circulation services.



(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Knowledge of library principles, methods, procedures, and techniques. 


Knowledge of childrens and young adult literature. 


Knowledge of community activities, interest, needs and resources. 


Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and practices. 


Knowledge of library reference materials and research techniques. 


Ability to work independently in a wide variety of situations. 


Knowledge of children's and young adult resources. 


Able to utilize computer technology and software applications. 


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 


Ability to work with youth of all ages.


Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing. 


Ability to remain flexible and adapt to a dynamic environment. 


Able to work a schedule that includes evenings and weekends.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree with major course work in English, Social Science, Computer Science, Humanities or related field plus core library courses or possession of an LTA (Library Technical Assistant A.S. degree)


Substantial knowledge of the community.


One year working experience in required area of responsibility. 

A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications; library experience may substitute for degree on a year- for- year basis.



Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)


Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)


Ability to sit for long periods of time.


Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, and other related office equipment as necessary.


Ability to push loaded book carts, stand for lengthy periods of time, bend and reach to shelve materials. 



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Works is performed primarily indoors.


Involves frequent interaction with people. 


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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Martin County Library System

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

2351 SE Monterey Rd

Address 2:
Blake Library




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Martin County Library System

2351 SE Monterey Rd

Address 2:
Blake Library




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Sara Walker

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:
772 463-2855

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Apply at link above

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