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Youth Services Librarian - Jacaranda Library

Posted by: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resouces

Posted date: 2016-Dec-13

Location: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources


Youth Services Librarian (Official Job Title: Library Professional): To develop and implement library services to teens by collaborating with library co-workers, educators and community agency representatives. To create an environment where teens may engage more fully in the resources and services of the library, where they feel comfortable and will be inspired to explore their scholastic and creative potential.

Customer Service for all Library users, specifically for Teens

Develops and implements standards of service that ensure a prompt and efficientresponse to each inquiry by internal and external customers, delivered with the utmost respect and courtesy

Designs and implements library services to meet the needs and interests of the teen community

Facilitates teens request for information and provides accurate and appropriate answers

Connects teens and their families with resources that encourage reading

Provides informational services for the community, including access to library resources and services

Presents individual and group training for public and staff in use of library, technology, equipment, and resources

General reference service in assisting customers in locating answers to questionand referral to agencies outside the library

Keeps abreast of developments, new trends, andinnovations in libraries

As part ofthe information services team, provides regular assistance at the service desks and to other sections as needed

Provides a leadership role to teens

Represents Sarasota County to library users

Plans and directs Teen Advisory Board

Recruits, trains, and supervisesteen volunteers

Communication/Programmin g/Outreach

Designs, implements and sponsors library programs that offer information, special skills or entertainment based on the interests and developmental needs of teens

Defines and implements outreach services to increase teens use of library services and reach underserved populations

Prepares reviews, compiles brochures, calendars, flyers, bibliographies and booklists

Prepares press releases and other promotional materials

Creates displays and offers outreach services; plans and directs programs for teens

Represents the library at local, community, county, regional, and system-wide meetings

Analyzes community areas to determine current and projected needs and interests

Gives outreach and in library talks on library resources and services

Cultivates a good relationship with parents and teens

Fosters partnerships with teen services agencies (such as Community Youth Development-CYD)

Staff Development

Establishes and pursues strategies to stay informed about current and relevant information resources to meet the teen communitys evolving needs

Participates in the development of goals, objectives, business plan and annual evaluations. Instructs new department employees, coordinates assignments, and appraises performance

Collaborates with all library teams to recruit, train, and manage work of volunteers

Encourages staff and volunteers to use individual talents to creatively address tasks

Participates in cross training in other sections and aids in cross training in their section

Participates in assigned Emergency/Hurricane/COOP role as required by Sarasota County

Provides opportunities for continuing professional development of self and others, especially in acquiring relevant understanding and skills

Collection Development/Maintenance

Builds a collection to meet the needs and interests of teens

Reviews and recommends materials for the collections

Participates in collection mai ntenance including shelving and weeding


Articulates and communicates to stakeholders the needs of teens to receive quality library service

Operates within an assigned budget

Operates and maintains library technology and equipment

Supervises volunteers.Encourages volunteers to use individual talents to address tasks creatively

Interprets policies and procedures for the public

Assists with identification of alternative funding sources and preparation of required documentation

Participates in developing goals and objectives in assigned section and agency

Compiles, maintains and evaluates statistics

Other duties may include managing meeting room reservations, creating schedules, ordering supplies or equipment
Job Title Youth Services Librarian - Jacaranda Library
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources
Salary $40,393 - $55,244
Certification Required? No
City Venice
State FL
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association OR a Bachelor's Degree AND enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program with the ability to obtain a MLS/MLIS within six (6) months from date of hire. Some supervisory experience may be required.

Preferred Qualifications: Recommend course completion in library services for adolescents and teens, including collection development, programming and evaluation. Courses in facilitation, web design and adolescent and teen psychology are a plus.

Job Based Competencies: Knowledge of current trends, youth and teen collection resources, technology, social networking and gaming software and hardware. Facilitation and strategic planning skills recommended. Familiarity with operation of standard office equipment, Windows applications, ILS systems, desktop publishing software, etc.
Application Instructions Please apply online
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