City of Abilene Job Openings For Librarian I

Website City of Abilene

Job Description:

Under general supervisor, the Children/Youth Librarian I is responsible for all aspects of programming and services for the demographic group (birth to 18 years of age).   The position provides age appropriate programming and other programmatic services to enhance the adoration of reading.  Independent judgment, initiative, tact, and courtesy are required.  Work evaluation is conducted by review of plans, programs, reports, and in conferences.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct programs for children from birth through eighteen years of age.  Programs occur both inside and outside of the library and they include regularly scheduled weekly programs, special events, group tours, puppet shows, etc.
  • Exercise basic program production skills including, planning age appropriate programs for all ages, implementing and evaluating program success.   Knowledge of readers’ advisory for all levels, with emphasis on learning styles for juvenile readers
  • Maintain a well-organized current children’s materials collection by making recommendations for new and retrospective materials purchases and by purging the collection of obsolete and/or worn materials.
  • Provide reference and individual reader’s advisory guidance to children, parents, teachers, and others interested in the resources of the library.
  • Identify the characteristics of the children’s service area to make recommendations regarding materials; plan and present necessary programs and services.
  • Utilize appropriate social media and technological equipment and services to enhance the library experience for users.
  • Compile, prepare, and maintain reports, records, and statistics.  Submit monthly report of library activities to supervisor for distribution to library administration.

Job Requirements:

  • Supervise, train, and direct technicians and clerks to organize tours and visits, compile statistics reports and presentations of library practices, procedures and materials for various age groups, including a teacher orientation, both in the library and in the community.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs; make appropriate changes to content and/or program materials for small and large groups; make decisions under pressure.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions, organize work, and coordinate program activities.
  • Conduct programming aimed at youth through puppetry, storytelling, crafts, and other learning vehicles such as rhythm, music, writing, group work, etc.
  • Express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Maintain an awareness of the safety needs associated with juvenile patrons and exercise good judgment when dealing with children and parents to maintain a pleasant learning environment for the entire family.
  • Maintain memberships in professional and regional library associations; attend professional meetings and conferences; and provide training to staff for the continued library development.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
  • One (1) year of experience in the field of children’s literature and/or early childhood education, preferably in a public library setting is required.

Job Details:

Company:  City of Abilene

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Abilene, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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