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Librarian I - Children's CoordinatorPosted 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 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.
◦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.