YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN (TWO VACANCIES)

5 days left

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
$63,939.20 - $102,273.60 Annually
Posted
Jun 03, 2022
Closes
Jul 08, 2022
Ref
7012-22D-LIB-HQ
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County's Public Library is seeking two customer service oriented, energetic, enthusiastic, and creative Youth Services Librarians. These position will be responsible for planning programs for children from birth to high school age and their families and/or caregivers; performing Librarian in Charge duties as needed in the absence of management; overseeing the youth collection of the location; and fostering partnerships and programs with local schools and child care facilities.

Specific duties include:
  • Serving as a children's specialist to coordinate and develop all youth programs for the branch to include story times, book talks, special events, and book discussion groups;
  • Promoting library outreach services and presenting programs to day cares and child-care facilities, preschools, schools, and groups promoting services to youth; may be asked to drive a county vehicle or bookmobile to outreach events;
  • Providing reference and reader's advisory service to children and adults of diverse backgrounds, some of them with limited English skills;
  • Serving as back-up during supervisor's absence from the branch and assisting with administrative activities and reports, and helping oversee staffing and security needs;
  • Coordinating teen and youth service volunteers to include recruiting, hiring, and allocating work assignments; and
  • Participating in the system-wide Youth Services Team and other teams as assigned.

The successful candidates must be experienced in creating new services and programs for youth, and provide evidence of proven success in community outreach, and have strong familiarity with youth and teen literature.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus at least one year of experience serving in a Youth Services Librarian role.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Experience working with children and youth in a Library setting;
  • Providing customer service to the public;
  • Planning, managing and scheduling the work of others; and/or
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Special Requirements
The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's licenses from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Covid-19 Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.