Librarian II/Youth Services – Fayetteville, NC

Position #: LIB0046
Job Title: Librarian II / Youth Services LIB0046
Opening Date/Time:   Mon. 02/23/15 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $40,524.00/Year
Salary Grade: 69
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: 300 Maiden Lane Fayetteville, North Carolina
Department: Public Library & Information Center

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Job Overview  Benefits  Supplemental Questions


An employee in this position is responsible for the supervision, training and scheduling of youth services staff within the library’s youth services department. The employee is required to provide reference service and readers’ advisory in youth literature. Responsible for assigned system wide tasks as outlined below. May act as supervisor in charge on a regular basis in the absence of the Headquarters Manager.


 Examples of Duties:
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.
 Minimum 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.

 Supplemental Information:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern Library operations. Knowledge of literature for youth with considerable knowledge of current materials, literature and trends, technology and developments and electronic services in assigned area. Knowledge of and familiarity with grant writing. Ability to train and supervise work of others. Ability to plan and schedule the work flow of professionals, paraprofessionals and clerical staff. Ability to plan effective services and programs for youth. Ability to analyze problems and to recommend practical solutions. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, customers and the community. Ability to perform library functions via automated public catalog and circulation system and implement backup procedures when necessary. Ability to use good judgment in the daily supervision of services. Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing. Ability to define problems, collect data, and establish facts. Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public and to relate library services and resources to the needs of the community in an effective manner. Ability to maintain customer confidentiality. Ability to effectively present information to management and community groups. Ability to meet deadlines. Effective organizational skills. Quick decision-making abilities. Ability to address criticism or questions with tact and diplomacy.

Must obtain North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.

Must have access to transportation. Must have and maintain a valid NC Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.  Background check by law enforcement required. Negative drug test required.