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Children and Youth Services Librarian

Posted by: Chester County Library

Posted date: 2017-May-18

Location: Chester County Library

Plans and conducts weekly childrens programming at the Main Library and the two branches

Develop and coordinate system-wide childrens programming for initiatives such as the Summer Reading Program

Plan, promote, and implement innovative programs that meet the needs and interests of youth in the community

Produce and edit content for website and social media including writing reviews of childrens books and marketing childrens programs in an online environment

Update collection development plan and weed and maintain childrens collection at the Main library and at the branches in conjunction with Branch Managers

Act as outreach liaison to preschools and community organizations, coordinating regular visits and tours

Actively participate in development of long-term department goals
Cooperate as a professional staff member with library staff in performing essential library duties and participate in library special projects as needed or requested by the Library Director. Assist at Circulation Desk as a reference librarian who provides professional assistance to library patrons.

Receive and respond to the public and answer information requests

Attend workshops, conferences, and training to develop skills that will enable childrens services to engage the community.
Job Title Children and Youth Services Librarian
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Chester County Library
Salary 37,000
Certification Required? Yes
City Chester
State SC
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Masters in Library Science (MLS/MLIS degree) from an ALA-accredited library school and experience working with children and the general public. New graduates are encouraged to apply.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, be dependable, and complete tasks on schedule
Exhibit creativity, initiative, and passion about developing library services that benefit children and youth.
Demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellent customer service skills, and flexibility
Possess solid organizational and communication skills (specifically writing and reading)
Be able to prioritize work and pay attention to detail
Have an extensive knowledge and enjoyment of children and teen literature
Be energetic and enthusiastic with a positive attitude and be willing to do whatever the job requires
Genuinely enjoy a diverse youth population and interact with the public in a positive and constructive manner
A working knowledge of computer applications for library services
Be comfortable and proficient using current technology (specifically Microsoft Office, Internet, social networking, and video game systems), and display knowledge of or interest in emerging technologies
Must be able to pass the required pre-employment physical and background check
Must be able to lift 30 pounds
Must hold a valid drivers license
Flexible schedule including working evenings and weekends
Application Instructions To be considered for this position, applicants must submit an application, cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements.
Please email your application to:
Email: Carollewis@chesterlibsc.org
Or mail your application to:
Search Committee
Chester County Library
P.O. Box 74
Chester, SC 29706
Web Link http://www.chesterlibsc.org/?page_id=12444
Special Notes Chester, South Carolina is located just off Interstate 77 between Charlotte, NC and the state capital in Columbia. Chester County serves a diverse population of almost 33,000 people. The Main Library is located in the center of the city of Chester, while the Lewisville library is located in the small but growing Richburg community and the Great Falls Branch Library is located in the small town of Great Falls near the Catawba River. The Chester County library is an active member in the SCLENDS consortium sending books throughout the State to other member libraries. The Chester County Library is seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual who is interested in making a difference in a small public library. The Chester County Library is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

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