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Youth Librarian I

Posted by: Manatee County Public Library System

Posted date: 2017-Oct-06

Location: Manatee County Public Library System

Position Specific

Youth Librarian I

Serves as liaison between the library staff and the Manatee County Schools, Head Starts, VPKs and community/government organizations serving youth. Conducts and coordinates programs and activities with school librarians, teachers, parent groups and other community organizations. Develops new contacts and programs for children, tweens and teens, both in-house and off site. Conducts story-telling for pre-school children. Performs collection development tasks for children's resources including selecting, ordering and evaluating the collection for balance, timeliness and comprehensiveness. Plans and assembles material displays. Provides reader advisory services for ages 0 18. Coordinates volunteer staff and teen advisory board. Provides literacy instruction for parents and children.

This classification performs a variety of technical/professional duties in the Manatee County Public Library System. Supervision may be exercised over library support staff. Work involves working both with the public and behind the scenes, handling branch and/or section responsibilities. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Librarian II or Librarian III.

Working Conditions

Indoor/Office situation; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 25 lbs. alone; up to 50 lbs. with assistance.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Provides reference and readers advisory services to the general public.

Develops pathfinders, bibliographies, brochures, booklets and newsletters.

Performs basic cataloging and/or routine circulation tasks.

Compiles bibliographies, bookmarks, reading lists, etc., as necessary.

May plan, coordinate, and present adult and juvenile programming, both inside the library and in community facilities, as requested.

May act as library liaison to community groups as necessary. Develops community contacts.

Maintains currency in professional library issues, developments, materials, and equipment with emphasis on current and future trends in technology and literacy. Attends training and meetings; in addition to, participating in professional library organizations.

Participates in collection management routines.

Assists and instructs patrons in the use of library services, resources and technology.

Interprets and enforces relevant Library/County policies and procedures to the public. Recommends policy changes to immediate supervisor or administration.

Aids in coordinating work of volunteer, clerical and professional staff. May schedule, train and/or supervise clerical staff, volunteers, public service workers, and AARP workers.

Regularly attends and is available during operating hours. May be assigned to any Manatee County Public Library System location.

Coordinates informational and recreational programs and participates in computer instruction classes.

Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required.
Job Title Youth Librarian I
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Manatee County Public Library System
Salary $ 39,540.80 - $ 61,318.40 annually
Certification Required? Yes
City Bradenton
State FL
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Masters degree in library science from a university or college accredited by the American Library Association. Prior library experience desired.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

Knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science and of library materials, library organization, procedures, policies, aims and services.

Knowledge of automated systems with regard to library procedures and services.

Ability to perform library technical tasks.

Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds, push book truck, and shelve books.

Ability to understand and carry out directions as well as direct others in this task.

Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with public and staff.

Ability to use and apply computer applications.

Ability to maintain discipline among patrons.

Ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing.

Ability to make decisions in accordance with policy and instruct others.

Ability to acquire special drivers license, if required.

Ability to work rotating schedules, including days, nights and weekends.

Ability to supervise the work of others.

Ability to instruct/train staff/public on individual/group basis.
Application Instructions Please apply online at: classspecs/789350?keywords=librarian%20I &pagetype=classSpecifications
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Special Notes This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position which is eligible for benefits.

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