Youth Services Librarian (Librarian I)
Specializes in and supports the library's services to children of all ages and their caregivers with a focus on school age students and teens. Conducts reference interviews to determine the appropriate electronic and print resources to meet the informational needs of the customer. Advises customers, especially children and teens, on recreational reading materials. Plans and organizes programs and activities, with an emphasis on teens and preteens, including activities that use the library's videogame systems.
Note: The hourly rate offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $30.3206) of the advertised compensation range.
Schedule: This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week. Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes working every Sunday as well as evenings and Saturdays as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.
Assists and instructs customers in the use of materials in various formats;
Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
Trouble-shoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
Remains current in resources, services, and technologies in the information field;
Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
Ability to learn new procedures and resources;
Ability to communicate verbally in order to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
Ability to provide information services to people of all ages;
Ability to work with other employees;
Ability to understand and interpret policies;
Ability to plan and schedule workload;
Ability to promote interest in library services;
Ability to carry out objectives under supervision;
Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach.
Ability to plan and provide youth-oriented library programs and outreach. Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from college with a master's degree from an ALA accredited library school, or completion of coursework towards a master's degree from an ALA accredited library school.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three months of date of appointment to the position.
One or more years of experience working in a library setting, including one or more years of experience assisting patrons with children's literature/youth collections. Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to youth.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.
Ability to lift books weighing up to 10 pounds. Ability to input, access and retrieve information from a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include an oral/presentation exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.