Youth Services Librarian II in Fayetteville, North Carolina

TITLE: Librarian II/Youth Services position #LIB0050 – Cliffdale branch
LIBRARY: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
CITY: Fayetteville, NC
SALARY: $41,132

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 within a regional location or 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. Develops and conducts age-appropriate programs within and outside the library, including but not limited to coordinating and delivering deposit collections to local child care centers during outreach visits. Provides assistance to customers at the service at the Youth Services desk or Adult Information Desk by assisting with information requests and readers’ advisory. Assists customers with computer labs. Oversees Youth Services collection development including print and electronic materials under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, and contributes to system wide collection development areas, including responsibility for expending a designated portion of Youth Services materials budget; purging obsolete and worn materials; and making recommendations for replacement materials. Develops plans for Youth Services programming to ensure adequate number of programs for children and their caregivers are provided and effectively promotes programs using system resources. Acts as person in charge and mediates customer service issues in the absence of location manager. Discusses with supervisor work methods, problems, short- and long-range developments and/or plans. Actively participates in Youth Services Council and coordinated programming among all locations as determined by the Youth Services Coordinator, and makes 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. 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 Youth Services training under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, including, but not limited to: Children’s literature, puppetry, storytelling, book talking, programming skills, reader’s advisory and reference. Participates in planning special events, including but not limited to: Summer Reading Club, Children’s Book Week, and Teen Read Week, and other special events. Maintains an attractive and inviting department. Works collaboratively with community agencies serving youth. 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.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 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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