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Job Description

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian


Job Classification:

  • Professional or paraprofessional level

  • Full-time, some nights and weekends required

  • Reports to library director

Essential Functions:

  • Supervising daily operations of the children’s area of the main library

  • Planning, promoting, and conducting children’s program for the main and branch libraries, including story hours, summer reading programs, and other programs

  • Selecting and discarding children’s materials for both library locations with an emphasis on building a responsive collection

  • Reporting children’s services budget needs to library director

  • Supervising youth library assistants

  • Maintaining library-school relations that encourage cooperation

  • Keeping annual statistics related to the children’s area of the library

  • Providing reference and reader’s advisory service in the children’s area of the library


Other Responsibilities:

  • Instructing groups and individuals in using the children’s area of the library

  • Traveling occasionally for continuing education and professional meetings

  • Assisting in covering the main circulation desk on occasion

  • Other duties as assigned by the library director


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • LC6 Librarian Certificate

  • Ability to work with the public in a friendly, professional, and responsive manner

  • Basic computer literacy

  • Self-direction and resourcefulness

  • Communication and social skills that allow interaction with other staff and the public


Desirable Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of children’s literature

  • Work experience in a public library

  • Supervisory experience

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree


Salary: per salary schedule and depending on education level; beginning wage $16.00/hour for 
Paraprofessional level or $19.25/hour for Professional level (MLS), nonexempt from 

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.

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