Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Children's Librarian - Shelton Library Department

Children's Librarian - Shelton Library Department. Yearly Wage: $37,462 to $65,264. General Description. This is very responsible administrative and technical librarian work involving the supervision of the children’s library service. Work involves responsibility for supervising library staff, coordinating with other library services and directing children’s library programs. Duties include selecting the books and media of interest to children to be acquired by the library, assisting users in selecting and locating library materials and planning and conducting programs for children, teens and parents to encourage reading and using library materials and facilities. This position also has the responsibility for making professional level technical decisions. This work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field, particularly as it relates to children’s library services. Supervision Received. Works under the direction of the Library Director and directly under the Branch Director (branch library). Examples of Duties. Directs and supervises the operations of the children’s and teen library services; makes assignments to staff; trains and evaluates staff. Reviews, evaluates, selects and catalogs books and materials of interest to children, teens and parents by: Providing reference services to patrons and readers’ advisory service. Coordinating children’s service operations with other library services and functions, developing programs and services to meet specific needs of children, teen and parents. Preparing and presenting library programs and supervising program presentations by subordinate staff. Monitoring the condition of the children’s service area and the security of the children’s, teen and parent collections and areas. Meeting with members of the library and others in order to coordinate activities and exchange information. Conducting circulation duties, issuing books and cards to patrons, finding reserves, inspecting books for damage and collecting fines. Working with outside agencies, schools and organizations to promote library activities and services for children, teens and parents. Drafting the children’s library budget and accounting for expenditures within fund allocations and performing related work as required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Must have considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions and Integrated library systems, have good knowledge of public administration principles and practices as applied to a major library service. Have a thorough knowledge of the needs and abilities of children and the available library materials and services. Must have considerable ability in oral and written communications and be computer literate. Have considerable ability to administer the activities of a children’s library service and supervise the work of others. Be effective in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates and other officials of other agencies and the general public. Qualifications. A master’s degree in library science from an accredited college or university plus one year library administration experience is required or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience on a year-for-year basis. Job Classification. Merit System Job Classification “19”with a wage equal to or above $37,462 and equal to or below $65,264 yearly based on education & experience. This position comes with standard City of Shelton Merit System benefits package. Merit System Testing. A Written and oral test is required for those candidates who meet the requirements for this job posting for this position. The written test is a “Take Home Test” for this Job Posting and is found here. The written test must be completed and emailed to by 5:00 PM August 22, 2014. Applicants taking the Children’s Librarian Written Test are on the “Honor System” and they will ensure that the answers to the tests questions are “Their Work.” Applicants will sign each page of their test before emailing it to: Probationary Period. 6 months. Application Closing Date. For this position, applications, CT Driver Licenses/ID Cards, and resumes’ will be accepted at HR until 5:00 PM August 22, 2014. Applicants must include copies of their resume’ and a copy of Connecticut driver’s license or other regulation State ID Card with their applications. City Job Applications may be down loaded off the City Web site: Applications will be reviewed to insure each applicant meets the minimum qualification requirements in this posting. Those who meet the qualifications and have scored in the “Top 10” on the “Take Home Test” will be invited to the oral examination in September 2014. Once again, applications, CT Driver Licenses/ID Cards, and resumes’ will be accepted through 5:00 PM Friday, August 22, 2014 at Shelton City Hall Human Resources Office, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT 06484.