Youth Librarian

by ILS Careers Feed on January 29, 2014

in University Jobs

State: Texas
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Librarian I - Youth
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Regular Full Time
Brief Description:
The purpose of this position is to plan, direct, and promote children's services at the Wichita Falls Public Library. This is accomplished by conducting planning and promoting children's programs, weekly story times, and tours as required, and also by acting as liaison to schools and other community organizations serving children in Wichita Falls and the surrounding area. Other duties include assisting at both the Children's and Adult service desks answering general informational and reference questions, assisting in developing the children's collection, and providing instruction as needed on the use of library computers and materials. A good working knowledge of department policies and procedures is required as there may also be assigned Circulation shifts. At least one weekly evening shift as Librarian in Charge is required, as well as some weekend workSome evening shifts may be required, as well as some weekend work. Some experience in working with children is highly desirable.
Certification & Other Requirements:
Preference will be given to applicants who have either completed or are in the process of completing their MLS. Past experience working with children. NOTE: Individuals selected for interview will be expected to prepare a story hour suitable for a 3 -5 year old.
Formal Education:
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Under and including one year
Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.
Freedom to Act:
Receives General Direction - The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically.
Budget Responsibility:
This position has no budget responsibility.
Technical Skills:
Skilled - Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.
Human Collaboration Skills
Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.
Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
The ideal applicant will have an established history of working with children. They should have a desire to create programs that will enhance our youth reading department. Individuals currently completing or those who have an MLS will be given preference in hiring. Also, individuals who have previously interned or work as a youth librarian will be given preference. Submitted on 2013-09-13

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