Monday, March 28, 2016

Children's Librarian

The Durham Public Library seeks an innovative, flexible, and experienced Children’s Librarian to manage all aspects of a busy department serving children from birth to grade 6. Key responsibilities include: Planning and conducting innovative children’s programs. Developing and maintaining the children’s print and media collections. Engaging in outreach to schools, daycares, and other community organizations. Providing administrative oversight of the children’s department, including developing budgets and marketing materials, assessing the success of programs and services, and mentoring library staff. May take responsibility for the facility, staff and operations in the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Director. Qualifications desired include: ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies. Three years professional experience as a librarian, experience in youth services essential, supervisory experience preferred. Strong organizational and communications skills. Experience in developing engaging, hands-on programming for school-aged children. STEM programming experience desired. Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and ensure that tasks are completed accurately and on time. Strong computer and technology skills. Experience with Sierra ILS a plus. Strong commitment to warm and welcoming public service required. This is a full-time, non-union position (35 hours per week) with a starting salary of $23.67 per hour, with full benefits. Schedule includes two evenings per week, and every other Saturday. Those interested in applying may send a cover letter, resume and three references to Trish Connolly Tomlinson, Library Director, at Deadline for submission is 5 pm on Friday, April 15th