Position: Children’s Librarian
Reports To: Library Director
Directly Supervises: Volunteers specifically assigned to Children’s area
Position Summary: The Children’s Librarian is responsible for effectively planning, implementing, and managing the children’s programming and material selection and maintenance for the library
· Introduces literature and early literacy skill development through regular story time programs for babies, toddlers and preschool-age children and designs and prepares crafts to complement preschool story times
· Plans and organizes special events for children and families, including researching possible programs, contacting performers/experts, and overseeing scheduling and contracts (when necessary)
· Plans and presents class visits, tours, and other specialized programs for preschool and school-age youth
· Engages in outreach to and develops partnerships with schools, daycares, preschools, homeschool groups and other community organizations and agencies that serve children and their caregivers
· Evaluates and selects print, audio, and video items for purchase or replacement
· Reevaluates and deselects materials which need to be cancelled, repaired, replaced, or removed from the collection
· Monitors shelves in children’s area, straightening and filling displays and shelving as needed
· Maintains children’s circulation desk, providing copies of story time schedules, special events, recommended reading lists, etc.
· Attends workshops and meetings pertaining to the Children’s department, when possible
· Submits required reports and budget requests.
· May serve on library committees. Attends applicable department meetings.
· Assists with system-wide programs, activities, and initiatives
· Fulfills all duties at circulation desk as scheduled, including opening and closing library
· Other duties as assigned
· Education: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program
· Two years of library experience
· Current Indiana Public Library certification, or the ability to attain one within two years
· Experience with young children in learning environments
· Comfortable with computers, standard office equipment and basic knowledge of MS Office, email, Internet, presentation platforms, and vendor-provided services
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Ability to work cooperatively and have positive working relationship with patrons, co-workers, and volunteers
· Ability to prioritize job responsibilities and work independently
· A heart for families while seeing the value of professionalism in services and communications
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift at least 30 pounds, reach high shelves, stoop, bend and remain standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time
Work Environment: Ability to work without supervision in a fast-paced multitasking environment, interact with public in cordial fashion, be receptive to change, and attentive to details
Hours: Salaried, exempt, full time (37.5+ hours). Must be available to work evenings and occasional Saturdays
Salary: $40,000 – $70,000
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Vision, Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, and Retirement Plan
Extra Special Benefits: Hosting bedtime story time in your PJs; perfecting your drawing skills with crayons; singing and dancing with others; sharing your love of children’s literature and not feeling the least bit judged; creating excellent art pieces with your mad glue stick skills; being recognized as THE go-to person for all things child-related; smiling and laughing with little people while realizing you’re making an impact on others; providing a welcoming, fun, and safe environment for kids, parents, and caregivers; making new friends with fellow Pete the Cat fans; infusing energy and positivity to your department and library; and, solving book searches based on one or two descriptions of a book.
Please send resume and cover letter to Director Juli Wald at email@example.com. Priority will be given to applicants who respond by Friday, May 20th, 2022.