This is a full-time position responsible for entry level professional library work under the supervision of a Librarian II for the Johnson Community Library and the Librarian III for the Main Library’s Youth Services division. This division is within one of seven municipal libraries with a cross-trained, system-wide team approach for delivering library services and programs to the community. This position requires significant emphasis on working with youth, especially on emergent literacy, grade level reading initiatives, reader’s advisory services and education supplementation programs, including, but not limited to, planning and facilitating innovative, specialized programming in a literacy lab for middle and high school students, as well as innovative programming and community engagement for all youth. This position requires the application of professional library skills and knowledge acquired through special study and training on a variety of technical and/or professional functions. Work involves oversight of library operations in the absence of the library supervisor and the supervision and instruction of a small staff of para-professional assistants, as well as the oversight of special projects related to library service and program delivery, including contact with the public; providing excellent library patron services, including lending materials; providing information upon request; skillfully equipping patrons and staff with library information; educating and training the public in an automated and technological environment; presenting library and outreach programs; competently handling community and supervisory contact with considerable patience, tact and diplomacy; and utilizing considerable sound judgment, discretion and initiative in developing solutions to problems; and participation in the library’s evening and weekend rotation schedule.
Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:
· Have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
· Possess and continue to maintain a valid Driver License.
· Have the ability to travel between library facilities as needed.
· Have some supervisory experience.
Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:
Have at least two years of experience working in various phases of a modern library system.
Physical address where the job position is located.
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