Job: Librarian, Youth Services
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- Librarian, Youth Services
- Number position available:
- $39,863.77 - $45,000.00
- Job Category:
- Children's Services
- Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.
Lee County Library System, a dynamic, forward thinking organization, is offering enthusiastic, community-minded candidates the opportunity to become a part of the team at the Lakes Regional Library. As a Youth Services/Young Adult Librarian, you will have a positive impact on our community and help shape the future by providing programs and other library services to children and teens. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who enthusiastically embraces public library service and demonstrates a positive attitude, good judgement, and a commitment to teamwork.
The Lakes Regional Library is a centrally-located, busy regional library. The successful candidate will serve on the Youth Services team, which includes a senior librarian, librarian, and associate.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages using Library resources and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and readers’ advisory.
- Maintain a regular schedule of collection maintenance and promotion of the children's and teen's collection through weeding, selection, and displays.
- Demonstrate a proficiency in readers’ advisory to children and teens.
- May be assigned to participate in branch specific and system-wide committees.
- Present tours and programs for school and community groups visiting the library.
- Provide technology training to staff and patrons.
- Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities and stay abreast of emerging technology and trends.
- Communicate and work effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information and working cohesively as a team.
- Initiate, plan and conduct a variety of programs and activities to encourage positive use of the library by teens, including but not limited to maker-based programming, crafts, gaming, Teen Advisory Group, special events, and school and community outreach.
- Plan and present programs and activities for children and teens at the library and at outreach locations.
- Develop and maintain communication and contacts with nearby secondary schools and community organizations that serve teens.
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science, or closely related field from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association.
- Requires one year library or closely related experience.
- Prefer two year(s) related library experience.
- Experience with planning and presenting programs to children and teens is preferred.
- Prefer experience and/or education related to children's and teen's literature and programming Florida Driver’s License required.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
- Spanish speaking is a plus.
- Exceptional communication skills is preferred.
- Ability to deliver an exemplary customer experience is preferred.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team is preferred.
- Ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies is preferred.
- Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop and conduct appropriate programs for targeted groups is preferred.
- Ability to engage community partners in the promotion of library programs is preferred.
- Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of languages other than English.
- Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time.
- Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
- Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as cash registers, computers, photocopiers, self-check machines, assistive devices and automation equipment.
The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs. This position requires 80 Hours Bi-Weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays and some Sundays.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency as needed. During an Emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.
DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. A conviction in and of itself may not necessarily preclude employment.
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Physical address where the job position is located.
- Job Place:
- Lakes Regional Library
- Job Location:
- Southwest Florida
- 15290 Bass Road
- Fort Myers
- Institution Name :
- Lee County Public Library System
- 2345 Union Street
- Fort Myers
Contact Information / How to apply
- Contact Name:
- A. Christensen
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- How to apply
Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply. Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 1825 Hendry Street, 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL 33902. You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL 33902. Your application must be received in Human Resources BEFORE the posting closes. If Human Resources does not receive your application BEFORE the posting closes, we will NOT be able to consider you for the position and your application will NOT be processed.