Youth Librarian

November 26, 2019
Westerville, Ohio
starting at $20.60/hr


Westerville Public Library



  • MLS Degree from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Two years’ experience in a public library setting.
  • General knowledge of library principles, practices, technology, and procedures.
  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public.
  • Ability to use innovative, creative and artistic talents in developing programming and outreach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a participative management setting.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and be committed to quality customer service.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in and a genuine desire to serve children and young people.
  • Must possess physical stamina to lift, bend, stand and walk.


Schedule is a 4 week rotating schedule with at least one evening a week and one weekend out of four.



A Librarian in the Youth Services Department has the responsibility of executing and maintaining the operation of the Youth Services Department, providing services and resources to children and young adults.


  • Works with patrons to provide appropriate resources to satisfy their informational, educational, and recreational needs by means of reference interviews or reader's advisory services.
  • Assists in the development of a year-round programming schedule and participates in the execution of programs for the toddler through high school levels.
  • Assists department manager in long range departmental planning and program development.
  • Responds to customer needs and deals with them in a pleasant, friendly and professional manner.
  • Recommends policies and procedures to the department manager on the operations of the Youth Services department.
  • Prepares reports and collects data on departmental operations for the department manager.
  • Assists in the acquisition of juvenile and young adult print materials to meet user demand and to provide informational resources.
  • Assists in maintaining contact with and providing services to local organizations and educational groups serving children and young adults.
  • Assists in the provision of programming and bibliographic data to the Marketing department for media releases and promotional materials.
  • Keeps current on technological advances, innovative services and procedures, and current resources through professional readings.
  • May be asked to act in the Manager's absence.


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