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Children’s Services Librarian

  • Lebanon Public Library
  • Lebanon, Ohio
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

The Lebanon Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative, and team-oriented individual who will excel at providing public library services to children, educators, and families in our community. This position works a flexible schedule, which will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis. The ideal applicant will embody the Library’s Mission, Vision, and Values, which can be found here on our website.
Duties include:
• Managing all youth collections in these formats: toddler board books; beginning reader; easy picture books; juvenile fiction & nonfiction; young adult fiction & nonfiction. Managing the collections includes:
Selecting and ordering new and replacement items with various vendors;
Running weeding reports for outdated and/or unused materials; pulling items
for discard;
Curating displays that highlight our youth collections .
• Providing reader’s advisory and reference services to patrons of all ages;
• Developing and presenting programming for children, teens, and families;
• Outreach to local schools and community organizations;
• Heading the summer reading program committee;
• Filling in for the story time librarian, as needed;
• Covering the Information Desk, as needed;
• Other duties as assigned.

Salary and benefits:
• $22/hour with Master’s Degree; $18/hour with Bachelor's Degree; starting compensation depends on qualifications and experience;
• Paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance for full-time employees;
• Library-paid OPERS contribution;
• Sick leave accrual at a rate of 4.62 hours for each completed pay period, with no cap
• Vacation accrual after 1-year employment;
• Holiday accrual for federal holidays in which the Library remains open (Martin Luther King Jr. Day; President’s Day; Juneteenth; Veteran’s Day; New Year’s Eve);
• Special pay at a rate of time and a half for overtime (Sundays, October-April).


$22/hour with Master's Degree; $18/hour with Bachelor's Degree

Required Qualifications

• A Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an ALA-accredited School of Library and Information Science is preferred;
• A Bachelor’s degree combined with relevant work experience will be considered;
• Experience in a public library setting working with children, children’s resources, and children’s programming is preferred;
• A solid working knowledge of contemporary and classic children’s literature is required.

Employer Statement

We are located in historic downtown Lebanon, Ohio. The juvenile collection is housed in the original Carnegie portion of the building, which opened in 1908. Story time facilities and a technology center were added in 2015; the project was included in the Architecture Issue of Library Journal. We welcome staff members’ innovative ideas and projects and value a kind and inclusive workplace, while promoting a healthy work-life balance. We have established long-standing connections with Lebanon City Schools and many other community partners that provide us with plenty of opportunities to collaborate. Excellence in customer service is a top priority.

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

For consideration, applicants should email a resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to Stacy Books, Assistant Director at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as received. The position is open until filled.

Posted On: Jun 19, 2024 / This posting expires: Sep 2, 2024