Monday, October 24, 2016

Assistant Youth Services Librarian

Durham Public Library The Durham Public Library seeks an innovative and flexible Assistant Youth Services Librarian to assist with all aspects of a busy department serving children and teens from birth to grade 12. Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Head of Youth Services, responsibilities will include: Planning and conducting innovative programs for children and teens. Assisting with maintaining the children’s and teen’s print and media collections. Providing excellent customer service, including readers’ advisory and computer assistance, to children, teens, and parents. Engaging in outreach to schools, daycares, and other community organizations. Promoting children’s and teen services and materials, creating promotional materials and displays, and updating social media and online content. Qualifications desired include: Bachelor’s degree required; MLS preferred. Previous experience working with children and teens. Knowledge and appreciation of literature for children and young adults. STEM programming experience desired. Strong organizational and communications skills. 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 position (35 hours per week) with full benefits. Salary range $38,000-$41,000, depending on qualifications. Schedule includes two evenings per week, and every other Saturday. Those interested in applying may send a cover letter, resume and three references to Cyndi Shirshac, Library Director, at Deadline for submission is 4 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2016.