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Youth Services Specialist

  • Washington-Centerville Public Library
  • Centerville, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Part-Time

About this Job

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide specialized, advanced knowledge of Youth Literature to staff and patrons.
  • Offer patron assistance and research for children, teens, parents, teachers, and others.
  • In collaboration with Youth Services Team Leader, oversee, plan, coordinate, promote and evaluate activities related to Children’s and/or Teen programs. Children’s Specialist:  Plan, prepare and conduct storytimes and programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families as assigned.
  • Teens Specialist:   Plan, prepare and lead Teen programs as assigned.
  • Advocate for patrons, assessing needs and working with YS Team Leader to fulfill these needs.
  • Implement departmental goals in keeping with library mission and help develop and administer methods/programs to achieve those goals.
  • Collection development and maintenance, including selecting materials and building collection in assigned area(s).
  • Provide monthly progress and service reports as required.
  • Perform other responsibilities as apparent or assigned.
  • Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide specialized, advanced knowledge of Youth Literature to staff and patrons.
  • Offer patron assistance and research for children, teens, parents, teachers, and others.
  • In collaboration with Youth Services Team Leader, oversee, plan, coordinate, promote and evaluate activities related to Children’s and/or Teen programs. Children’s Specialist:  Plan, prepare and conduct storytimes and programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families as assigned.
  • Teens Specialist:   Plan, prepare and lead Teen programs as assigned.
  • Advocate for patrons, assessing needs and working with YS Team Leader to fulfill these needs.
  • Implement departmental goals in keeping with library mission and help develop and administer methods/programs to achieve those goals.
  • Collection development and maintenance, including selecting materials and building collection in assigned area(s).
  • Provide monthly progress and service reports as required.
  • Perform other responsibilities as apparent or assigned.

Wage

$14.88 - $17.12/hour

Required Qualifications

  • Youth Services Specialist 2: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution, or related Master’s degree required Youth Services Specialist 1: Bachelor’s degree in Education or with Library Science preferred for
  • Specialist 1 position. Minimum 2 years of work experience with youth in library or educational environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation with minimum 2 year of work experience serving the public.
  • Previous storytime experience, programming experience, collection development and training experience.
  • Working knowledge of Youth literature in all formats.
  • Knowledge of youth developmental learning theory and teen pop culture.
  • Self-motivated, organized, efficient and productive with excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Collaborative with demonstrated ability to contribute in a team environment, creative, with a good sense of humor.
  • Desktop publishing experience; web and MS Office software.
  • Ability to meet schedule requirements, including nights and weekends.

How to Apply

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

Additional Instructions:

To be considered, please submit cover letter, resume and WCPL application: WCPL Application can be found at www.wclibrary.info under Employment

Posted On: Aug 17, 2021 / This posting expires: Oct 31, 2021