CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN, GLENVILLE BRANCH

Hours: 
M, T, Th 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and W, F, Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with rotating Saturdays
Deadline: 
Position Closing Date: Thursday, September 18, 2019
Location: 
Glenville Branch Address: 11900 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44108
Expires: 
09/18/2019

Organization: 

Cleveland Public Library

Requirements: 

Education:

• Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university.

• One year library experience.

• Children's or teen services experience preferred as specified in the position vacancy posting.

Work Requirements:

• Knowledge of Library practices, terminology, classification systems, and search procedures.

• Knowledge of basic reference sources.

• Knowledge of children's literature and resources, best practices and trends, and the ability to engage children in library activities.

• Knowledge of teen literature and resources, best practices and trends, and the ability to engage teens in library activities.

• Ability to advocate for the interests and needs of children and youth.

• Ability to plan and direct the work of others.

• Ability to plan and implement programming.

• Ability to demonstrate presentation skills both oral and written.

• Knowledge of SIRSI Workflows (preferred).

• Ability to maintain insurable driving status per the standards of the Library's fleet insurance carrier.

Duties: 

To perform this job successfully an employee must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty or responsibility listed. Reasonable accommodation will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in accordance with its requirements.

  • Assists with the planning, coordination, and implementation of programs for youth, and their caregivers including story times, reading clubs, and other age-appropriate activities.
  • Performs public service including reference work consistent with RUSA guidelines, reader's advisory, assisting patrons to find materials, use materials, and reserve materials, and facilitating computer use and the use of Library equipment with emphasis youth, their caregivers, educators, and advocacy groups. Provides bibliographic instruction.
  • Participates in collection development and maintenance including selecting children's and teen materials for acquisition, transfer and withdrawal in consultation with Collection Management staff and with the approval of the Manager.
  • Processes children's and teen materials including receiving, transferring, and withdrawing materials.
  • Conducts Library tours and class visits.
  • Promotes use of the Library and its services to youth, their caregivers, educators, and advocate groups including developing collaborative relationships with schools, community and professional groups, attending community meetings, and participating in speaking engagements.
  • Participates in community outreach activities and events.
  • Maintains and reports statistics, and assists with the preparation of narrative reports of activities related to youth.
  • May function as the lead worker in the absence of the Manager.
  • Participates in professional development and continuing education.

Contact Information: 

To Apply: Please apply at www.cpl.org on the employment tab and include an attached current/updated resume and fill out the application entirely.

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