Youth Services Librarian – Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center – Fayetteville, NC

DATE: March 3, 2015
SALARY: $40,524
QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Library Science degree (MLS) with 18 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library. Six months supervisory experience preferred. Experience in providing services to youth is preferred.
Trainee candidates must have at least 12 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library. North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.

Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; must have access to transportation; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.

Supervises, hires, trains, evaluates and schedules youth services staff in the Headquarters Library to ensure policies and procedures are followed, customers are given efficient, prompt, and competent assistance, and pleasant working conditions are maintained. Assists customers in computer labs. Ensures staff are developing and conducting age-appropriate programs within and outside the library, including coordinating and delivering the deposit collection. Coordinates system wide planning, implementing, and marketing special events and projects for children birth through age 12. Provides assistance to customers at the Youth Services desk or Adult Information Desk by assisting with information requests and readers’ advisory. Coordinates in annually selecting program and display themes and resource sharing for all locations for children birth through age 12. Supports the County’s strategic goals and long range plans. Assists in identifying, writing and implementing grants. Oversees collection maintenance duties for Headquarters YS. Acts as person in charge and mediates customer service issues in the absence of the Headquarters/ Information Services managers. Discusses with supervisor work methods, problems, short- and long-range developments and/or plans. Works with Programs & Services Coordinator to make recommendations for programs, policies, and procedures. Promotes library Youth Services and programs through, but not limited to public outreach such as informational fairs, school and/or child care center visits, and writing occasional articles as requested. Works collaboratively with community agencies serving youth in coordination with the Library Awareness Coordinator and other youth services staff. Compiles, prepares and maintains departmental reports, records, statistics, and budget information. Participates in professional training and activities to keep current on issues and trends and to further professional development. Provides YS training under the direction of the Programs & Services Coordinator, including, but not limited to: children’s literature, puppetry, storytelling, book talking, programming skills, reader’s advisory and reference. This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee can be required to perform. The employee is expected to perform other tasks as directed by their manager or supervisor.

AVAILABLE: immediately
APPLY BY: Open until filled
TO APPLY: We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.
Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail:   or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653;

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