Under general supervision, performs professional library work including coordination and development of services and programs for young adults, assisting patrons regarding reference demands, assisting with questions and/or problems regarding resources and reference materials, and providing assistance in the daily operation of the library. Reports to the Youth and Family Services Manager.
Examples of Duties
- Assists patrons regarding reference demands and performs readers’ advisory services; responds to citizen requests for assistance in using the department’s computer system.
- Maintains knowledge of the reference and circulating collections, electronic resources; maintains reference and circulating collections.
- Interpret and apply library policies and procedures for customers and staff; Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
- Assist in weeding, selection and overall maintenance of collection.
- Maintains an awareness of new literature, technologies, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
- Performs work at the Public Services desk which includes checking materials in and out, placing reserves, and responding to the informational needs of the library patrons.
- Conducts introductory tours of the library.
- Provide training for employees to improve computer skills.
- Collects fines for overdue and lost materials and fees for the use of the copier.
Essential Functions of Librarian I in charge of Young Adult Services Services:
- Plans, implements, and evaluates system-wide programs and services for Young Adults.
- Creates and maintains relationships with local middle schools, high schools, and other Young Adult oriented community organizations and groups.
- Works as a member of the Youth and Family Services department to support system-wide services and events for Youth ages 0-18, serving in particular as the leader of services and events for Young Adults.
- Organizes and maintains teen areas system-wide; serves as a subject matter expert in young Adult Literature.
Performs other related work as required.
Master’s degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science and some customer service experience required. Library experience and knowledge of STEMS/STEAM preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
Certification as a librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education Library Board. Requires a valid driver’s License.
Job description and application can be found here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1143473/librarian-i-young-adult-services/agency/suffolkva/applyL.