Staff by Department
Search GPLS

JOB SEEKERS! Follow Georgia Public Library Service on Facebook to keep up with news and trends in public libraries.


This is a list of job announcements for any type of library within Georgia and the Southeast.

Go back to the Job List

Children's Librarian

Posted by: Holly Phillips

Posted date: 2018-Feb-28

Location: Moultrie-Colquitt County Library

The Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System is seeking a friendly, positive Childrens Librarian to oversee all aspects of childrens services and foster a love of reading in children of all ages.

The Childrens Librarian works with a high level of independence under the supervision of the Library Director. The Childrens Librarian will positively represent the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System with professionalism through demeanor, appearance and interactions with the public and other staff members.

Job duties include but are not limited to:
Plans and conducts the childrens programs and services under the supervision of the Library Director
Plans and conducts pre-K story hours throughout the school year
Plans and conducts a summer reading program for children ages preschool through teens
Communicates with home schoolers, day cares, teachers, students, parents and community members to promote library services
Provides attractive displays and settings to encourage reading
Plans and conducts special programs for after school or holidays
Hires performers for summer reading program and grants
Assists library patrons in finding materials, answering questions and providing readers advisory
Plans for and orders craft supplies and any other items needed for childrens programming
Composes and prepares public relations materials such as flyers, brochures, etc.
Selects and orders childrens & YA materials working within a budget
Reads and responds to correspondence and email pertaining to youth services
Compiles statistics on attendance of childrens programs throughout the year
Works at circulation desk checking books in and out, creating library cards, shelves and maintains childrens collection as needed
Deals tactfully and courteously with public and with coworkers
Upholds library policies and procedures
Uses library provided means for continuing education and training
Writes for grants and maintains statistics for reporting
Job Title Children's Librarian
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Moultrie-Colquitt County Library
Certification Required? No
City Moultrie
State Ga
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Strong knowledge of childrens literature and best practices in the area of childrens service
Working knowledge of library methods and procedures
Knowledge on how to conduct a variety of story hours appropriate to childrens age groups
Ability to organize, plan and conduct programs for an entire year
Strong organizational skills for budgeting and planning a comprehensive childrens library program
Ability to creatively problem-solve and handle stressful situations in a positive and inclusive manner, excellent interpersonal/communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor
Ability to connect to the community through attendance at meetings and serving on boards or committees that relate to the librarys work with children in the community
Ability to work days, evenings and weekends to provide programming convenient to all
Masters Degree in Library Science is not required, but is a plus
Combination of education and experience will be considered
Must have a drivers license and dependable vehicle
Experienced and proficient with computers and internet
Knowledgeable about books, authors, genres and research
Pleasant disposition, great customer service skills
Ability to lift and carry books (push, pull and lift 40 pounds)
Application Instructions Email resume, cover letter and professional references to Holly Phillips at
Web Link
Special Notes

National Library Job Sites

LibGig | Lyrasis