Children’s Librarian II – Allen, TX

Position Title Children’s Librarian II
Department Children’s Services
Location Main
Hours Per Week 40
Work Schedule Varies: Days, evenings and weekends. The Main Library is open 7 days a week.
Responsibilities Assist patrons in locating materials and information. Provide readers’ advisory to both children and adults. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for children and their care-givers, including storytelling, puppetry, craft sessions, and other events 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. Serve on system-wide committees.
Position Number
FLSA Exempt
Hourly Minimum 18.13
Required Qualifications ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of children’s literature and early literacy. Comprehensive understanding of current trends in new media, social networking, computer hardware & software, and digital rights management as they apply to libraries. 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. Analytical ability sufficient for analyzing the community’s information and material needs and planning to meet those needs with programs, materials, and reference service. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability to work day, evening and weekend hours

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

Preferred Skills & Abilities Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.
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.
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.

Posting Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/17/2015
Position End Date
Open Date 06/15/2015
Close Date 07/01/2015
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants Applications/resumes for this position will be accepted for consideration through July 1, 2015.

Will be asked for email addresses of three professional references.