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Librarian I - Children's Coordinator

Posted by: Mashell Fashion

Posted date: 2016-Dec-17

Location: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

◦Under the guidance of the Assistant Director for Public Services, directs and supervises the operations of the childrens library service; makes assignment to staff, trains and evaluates staff; conducts long- and short-range planning; consolidates statistics and prepares reports.
◦Plans, promotes, and implements programs for children, generally preschool to sixth grade.
◦Provides reference service and readers advisory service to children, parents/caregivers, and teachers; acts as liaison with schools, daycare centers, homeschools, and community agencies serving children.
◦Selects materials for acquisition and withdrawal from the childrens collections; supervises the organization, maintenance, and disposal of materials.
◦Creates displays to enhance the library experience and to promote use of library resources.
◦Maintains working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology in the library profession by participating in virtual and face-to-face conferences, workshops, meetings and by reading professional literature.
◦Maintains knowledge of the automated circulation; interprets library policies and procedures to the public.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
◦Knowledge of library collections, books and literature, standard reference sources, as well as of the library's automated catalog, computer operating systems, word processing software, on-line databases, Galileo, the Internet, and other resources provided for public use by the library.
◦Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System
◦Proficiency in scheduling, preparing and presenting programming, operation audiovisual equipment, problem solving and interpersonal relations.
◦Ability to relate and interact with school and cultural organizations needed.
◦Knowledge of children's literature, popular children's authors and illustrators, and storytelling techniques
◦Ability to speak in public.
◦Knowledge of the needs and abilities of children and the available library materials and services.
◦Initiative, enthusiasm, creative thinking, tact, and good judgment.
◦Considerable ability to develop short and long-term development and operations plans and programs for childrens library services.
Skills:
◦Good communication skills, both oral and written.
◦Skill in using personal computers and various Microsoft applications.
◦Skill in patron relations, in dealing with complaints and problem situations, and in interacting with a wide cross-section of the public.
◦Skill in working with children and adults, such as teachers, parents, day care providers, college students, etc.
Job Title Librarian I - Children's Coordinator
Start Date 05/20/2017
Library/Institution Name Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System
Salary $39,059.74
Certification Required? Yes
City Augusta
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Education: Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of childrens services experience to include management, timekeeping, programming, collection management and computer skills.

Certification: Possess or have the ability to obtain a Grade G-5 or higher certificate from the Georgia State Board of Certification for Librarians within six months of hire.
Application Instructions In order to be considered for an available position, you must complete an Online Employment Application process in NEOGOV. This process can be started by visiting the Augusta-Richmond County Government website at www.augustaga.gov and clicking on Department, then on Human Resources. Please don't mail your resume' or cover letter. Only applications submitted online through NEOGOV system are reviewed.
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