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Assistant Library Director - Youth Services

Posted by: CCLS

Posted date: 2014-Jul-23

Location: CLAYTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

NATURE OF WORK: This is a professional administrative level work involving planning, directing and coordinating youth services for the library system. Works in cooperation with other administrative staff. Administrative direction and performance evaluation are received from the Director of Library Services.

EXAMPLES OF WORK
Management of Youth Services:
- Provides leadership and supervisory guidance to HQ Youth Services Librarian and branch Youth Assistants.
- Provides direction for a full range of programs for ages infant to 17 years, including programs involving parents for the system.
- Manage collection selection, development and maintenance of all materials for children and young adults in the library system.
- Promotes use of juvenile and young adult collections through programming and outreach to schools, daycare centers, etc.
- Provides in-service training for library staff and workshops for Youth Assistants, teachers and childcare givers.
- Serves on committees in the community as a library representative and maintains good communications with area schools and daycare centers.
- Acts as a public speaker and library advocate to community and civic organizations regarding library services for young people.
- Plans and coordinates special events for the library system.
- Attends seminars and workshops to keep abreast of developments in youth Services and library management.
- Seeks to make possible expanded library services to young people through the means of grants and community donations.
- Plans for the development of youth services for the library system.
- Provides input to Headquarters youth Service Librarian and branch Youth Assistants.
- Coordinates, cooperates and collaborates with the Youth Services Librarian assigned to the Headquarters library.

Provides related work as required.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
-Broad knowledge and appreciation of the purpose and function of the public library; ability to effectively communicate this to others.
-Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills to effectively develop, organize, coordinate, supervise and direct the work of subordinate employees.
-Considerable knowledge of youth materials, programming and services in relation to public libraries.
-Considerable ability to review a variety of library problems and recommend and administer appropriate solutions and procedures.
-Considerable ability to relate to may people on various levels and to communicate effectively.
Job Title Assistant Library Director - Youth Services
Start Date
Library/Institution Name CLAYTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
Salary $50,000 - $60,000 ANNUALLY (Based on experience)
Certification Required? Yes
City Jonesboro
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications DESIREABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Eligible for, or holding, State of Georgia Professional Librarian's Certificate.

Master's Degree in Library Science from and ALA accredited institution.

Progressively responsible professional public library experience with experience in youth services preferred.

Education, training and/or experience equivalencies may be interchanged in meeting minimum qualifications.
Application Instructions Applications will be accepted at the Clayton County Human Resources Department located at 120 Smith Street, Jonesboro, Georgia, 30236 until the position is filled.
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Special Notes SELECTION PROCEDURE: Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants established through education, experience, personal interview, drug test, driving history (copy of driver's license may be required), credit check and physical examination.

Clayton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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