The City of Carlisle is seeking a youth services librarian performing functions in all areas of library services, especially those areas relating to early literacy, children and teen programs and services.
Candidates are subject to a pre-employment background check. Pay range $15.00-16.00 per hour. Please complete and return application available at www.carlisleiowa.org/your-city-government/employment-opportunities or at Carlisle Public Library, 135 School St., Carlisle, Iowa 50047.
The position will remain opened until filled with first review of applications on October 8th, 2020.
Applications can be addressed to “Youth Services Librarian”, Library Director Stacy Goodhue, City of Carlisle, P.O. Box S Carlisle, IA 50047. Or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Carlisle
Job Title: Children’s Librarian Reports to: Library Director
JOB PURPOSE: The Children’s Librarian performs professional library functions requiring specialized knowledge and expertise in all areas of public library services, especially those areas relating to toddler and elementary school-aged children, parents, caregivers and educators.
(Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of functions.)
- Plans, organizes and implements services, programs, and materials for children, educators, parents and care-givers, to instill a lifelong love of reading and learning.
- Maintains an attractive and functional youth area and collection.
- Consults with school media specialists, teachers, home schooling parents and daycare providers to coordinate programs and materials and to promote the services of the library.
- Plans and implement weekly story times in the library and daycares within the community.
- Plans and implement a variety of children programs throughout the year, including, but not limited to, the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school children.
- Works closely with the Director to promote the program to area schools and local businesses.
- Prepares displays, exhibits and other promotional materials for children and to promote children’s services and programs at the library.
- Work with the Director to select and maintain library materials for children, including print, audio-visual and electronic formats.
- Receives and prepares new library materials for circulation; including but not limited to the following: cataloging, covering books, creating spine labels. Assists in the withdrawal of library materials according to the library’s Weeding Policy. Checks shelves for accuracy of material placement.
- Create and maintain material and title lists for readers’ advisory for children and parents.
- Collaborates with Director about the direction and scope of youth programming and keeps Director informed about the programs.
- Along with Director, assesses materials donated to the library to be added to the collection.
- Compiles statistics and reports as directed.
- Ensures regular and punctual attendance to allow for effective teamwork with other employees, face-to-face interaction with patrons and staff and working with items or equipment located at the Carlisle Public Library.
- Participates in state, regional and national library associations as able and budget allows.
- Completes other duties or assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned.
- Actively support all efforts to increase cooperation, communication, and collaboration between and among staff, library patrons and volunteers.
- Seek to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of all library operations with positive and creative approaches to challenges.
- Demonstrates sound time-management skills.
- Has a professional understanding of librarianship including child growth and development.
- Acknowledges and accepts the Library’s mission, respects the Library’s confidentiality regulations and maintains the integrity of the Carlisle Public Library.
- Continually seeks and participates in opportunities for continuing education and professional growth.
- Be attentive to the City’s and the Library’s standards for customer service, accuracy, efficiency and all City and Library policies and procedures.
- Represents the City professionally and effectively to the community and library patrons.
QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE):
- High School Diploma (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
- Two (2) years’ experience working with children and teens of all ages.
- Obtain Iowa Public Library Staff Certification within one year of hire or as courses are available; maintain Iowa Public Library Certification by attending available continuing education courses and seminars.
- Demonstrate success in interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must know how to use electronic resources and other information technology sources to meet typical library needs, or be able to become proficient at these resources within the first 60 days on the job.
- A working knowledge of office equipment is desirable.
- Required to move or lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 35 pounds.
- Ability to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on projects such as computer screens or detailed paperwork.
- Be able to effectively communicate orally (in person and over the telephone) and in writing (using electronic and handwritten) in English with other employees, library patrons, and the community.
- Be comfortable working in close proximity to all ages.
- Access to transportation with insurance at required state levels to conduct business throughout the assigned area.
- Climate-controlled office with hazards typical of that environment, minimal outdoor work is required.
2. Standard work hours must be flexible and include evenings and weekends