Children’s Librarian II – Allen County Public Library – Fort Wayne, IN

Work in a beautiful and busy branch to provide reference & reader’s advisory assistance to children and other patrons. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for children and their care-givers to support the library’s mission. Assist in collection development. Lead other staff in providing a warm and energetic program of services for children and adults. Perform outreach to schools, daycares and community groups to talk about programs and services available at the library. Encourage participation in the summer reading program and provide library tours and special programs or classes tailored to visiting groups of children. Act as an advocate for children to library staff and the community. Serve on system-wide committees.

ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of children’s literature. Comprehensive understanding of current trends & best practices in early literacy education, social media, and computer hardware & software as they apply to libraries. Commitment to maintaining the branch’s children’s department as a commercial-free space. Strong interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults. Keen ability to listen actively to patrons and interpret their questions in such a way that they receive what they need. Genuine liking and understanding of children and the general public served. Cooperative spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Must have or obtain a valid Indiana Driver’s License and have reliable transportation.

If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Demonstrated STEM-related programing preferred. Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Walking, standing, and speaking more than 66% of the time. Frequent sitting. Ability to lift/carry 20 lbs or less frequently and push/pull up to 40 lbs frequently.

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $37,710.40. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.
APPLICATION: Please use this link to apply: Applications/resumes for this position will be accepted for consideration through May 17, 2015.