Job: Librarian II- Youth Services Librarian

General Information
Position:
Librarian II- Youth Services Librarian

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$43,950.40

Job Category:
Other

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Position Summary

 Professional and supervisory library work, requiring experience and involves responsibility for administration and operation of the Youth Services Departments of the library system.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates and evaluates services provided to the public by Youth Services.
  •  Oversees daily operations of Youth Services.
  •  Establishes goals and objectives for Youth Services in accordance with County Library system policy and based on community needs.
  •  In consultation with supervisor, selects, trains, supervises and evaluates staff and volunteers.
  •  Coordinates staff/volunteer schedules and staff payroll records.
  •  Provides front-line, telephone, and electronic reference service to all customers.
  •  Furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules and services. Explains the use of print and electronic reference sources.
  •  Provides reader’s advisory assistance to the youth ages birth to 18, parents and teachers.
  •  Encourages development of staff through reading, in-service training, meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  •  Selects materials for Juvenile and teen collections using allocated County funds and coordinates collection development and maintenance.
  •  Implements County library system policies and procedures and explains such to employees and customers. May participate in policy revision and formulation.
  •  Markets the collection and other library supported activities.
  •  Oversees plans, promotes and executes library classes, events and workshops for youth ages birth to 18.
  •  Schedules professional entertainers/special activities for library events using a budget allocated by The Friends of the Library.
  •  Purchases reading incentives and other program related items using a budget allocated by The Friends of the Library.
  •  Maintains both the Children’s and Teen calendars, pages and links on the Library Website.
  •  Furnishes the Friends of the Library webmaster with information about youth services activities.
  •  Publicizes classes, events, and workshops utilizing print and electronic sources.
  •  Maintains department statistics and compiles statistical reports.
  •  Reviews donated materials for possible addition to Juvenile and Teen collections.
  •  Responsible for the appearance, security, and reporting maintenance issues of assigned area.
  •  Acts as library liaison to public and private k-12 schools.
  •  Maintains communication with Child Care facilities and Voluntary prekindergarten classes to encourage library visits and, as staffing allows, provide outreach services.
  •  Provides quarterly article regarding Youth Services activities for Friends of the Library newsletter.
  •  Acts as a U.S. Department of State Passport Agent and processes passport applications in compliance with rules and regulations of the Federal Government.
  •  May attend workshops, webinars, seminars and conferences as required.
  •  Performs work of all lower level library classifications and related work as required.

 These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  All employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Knowledge of the principles and methods of library service.
  •  Knowledge of current practices for youth services for literature and materials;
  •  Community information and recreation needs for library materials.
  •  Public library principles, organization, objectives, trends, materials, services, and practices.
  •  Role of computerized bibliographic databases and searching techniques, online public access catalogs, and integrated library systems.
  •  Research interviewing techniques, strategy, and tools; young adult literature and materials.
  •  Principles of selection, de-selection, and evaluation of library collections.
  •  Principles and practices of team building and principles and practices of participative management.
  •  Ability to develop and apply library procedures and policies and other professional knowledge to the practical problems of the job.
  •  Establish and maintain courteous and effective working relationships.
  •  Analyze and respond to community interests and concerns regarding collections and services.
  •  Prioritize work and exercise independent, sound judgment particularly in stressful situations.
  •  Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  •  When applicable plan, organize, and supervise the work of staff and volunteers; assign, train, and evaluate the work of staff and volunteers; exercise leadership.
  •  Understand budgeting procedures, accounting practices, and computerized financial systems; plan and create library curriculum and promotional materials.
  •  Use computer applications in a library setting.
  •  Foster an environment of cooperation and shared responsibility.
  •  Broad knowledge of U.S. Department of State rules, regulations and guidelines to act as a passport application acceptance agent. 

Supervisory Responsibility

 SUPERVISES: Supervision of Library Assistant I and Library Assistant II employees as well as volunteers working in the Youth Services Departments; prepares annual evaluations; and other management duties as assigned.

 


Education:
  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association required.
  • Must have excellent computer and communication skills.
  • 2 years professional library experience after the MLS including experience as a supervisor preferred.
  • 2 years experience working with youth between the ages birth to 18 required.
  • Strong customer service and public relations skills required.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
09-27-2021

Application deadline:
10-11-2021

Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/flaglercounty/jobs/3248492/youth-services-librarian?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Flagler County Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. N.W.

City:
Palm Coast

Zip:
32137

County:
Flagler


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Flagler County Public Library

Address:
2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. N.W. 386-446-6763

City:
Palm Coast

State:
FL

Zip:
32110

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Michelle Brokaw

Contact Email:
mbrokaw@flaglercounty.org

Contact Phone:
3863134044

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Apply on our website: flaglercounty.org 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/flaglercounty/jobs/3248492/youth-services-librarian?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

 


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