The Brown Public Library located in Northfield, VT seeks an energetic, collaborative Youth Services Librarian for a 20 hour a week position. The Youth Services Librarian will provide services and programming for children, teens and young adults, including weekly story hours, a Summer Reading Program, the Reading is Fundamental program, and outreach. The librarian will also be responsible for the management of the children’s book collection; assists at the circulation desk and perform other duties as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans, prepares and executes two (2) pre-school story hours per week. Publicizes, plans, prepares and executes the Summer Reading Program. This requires attendance at the Summer Reading Program Workshop held by the Vermont Department of Libraries. Administers the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program. This requires grant writing, ordering books from a RIF company and working with the Northfield Elementary school for book distribution.
Plans and promotes other programs for young library users that will enhance their lives and promote reading. Develops and presents after-school programs, outreach programs for daycares, and programs for teens. Consults and cooperates with the school librarians to assist students with library related projects. Supervises the daily operation of the children’s, youths’ and young adults’ sections of the library; organizes attractive book displays, and arranges those sections of the library in order to attract library users and encourage reading.
Provides collection management, including selection, weeding and assessing of the children’s collection. Maintains a working knowledge of the material collections, services available and trends in library services Trains young library users to search for information using books and/or electronic resources and serves all library users by assisting with reference questions, as needed; answers the phone as needed; works at the circulation desk when assigned. And performs such other duties as requested by the Director.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Requirements: college education; experience working with the public, especially children, teens and young adults; willingness to work towards a VT Library Certificate; computer literacy. Previous library experience preferred.
Starting Salary range: $13-$14 an hour.
To apply send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is December 30, 2013.