An employee in this position is responsible for providing advanced library services to customers at youth services desks by answering reference questions and assisting youth, parents, and caregivers with the selection of material and the use of library resources. Develops and presents programs for youth, birth through grade 12. Assists in youth collection development and system-wide initiatives. Assists customers in computer labs. Supervises, trains, evaluates and schedules subordinate staff in the community branch setting and provides input on performance evaluations of subordinate staff not directly supervised. Develops and conducts age appropriate programs for youth both within the library and at other venues outside the library. Assists in collection development for the department and branch as assigned by purging obsolete or worn materials, makes recommendations for replacement materials. Serves as working member of the Youth Services Council and other councils as assigned. Participates in development and presentation of system wide training in skills related to youth services including oral storytelling, puppetry, readers’ advisory and youth literature. Prepares and develops content for brochures and informational literature for children and caregivers in print and electronic formats. Assumes responsibility as the person in charge for the department or branch in the absence of the department or branch manager as needed. Reports and documents incidents of conflict or disruption of service, calls for emergency services as needed. Creates displays to promote library resources, services, or programs. Participates in professional training and activities to keep current on issues and trends and to further professional development.
Cumberland County, located in the heart of North Carolina, offers a mixture of cultural diversity and southern hospitality. In addition to a dynamic award-winning library system, Winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, our area has a beautiful climate, cultural activities, dining and shopping, recreation, golf, and nightlife.
Trainee applicants must have completed at least 75% of required course work towards a MLS and submit a letter from the dean of the library school that states the number of credit hours already obtained and that the candidate can complete all Master’s degree requirements within twelve months.
Preferred candidates will have educational background or experience in Youth Services
We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cumberlandcountync/default.cfm Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail: email@example.com or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653; Library website: http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/
Cumberland County Human Resources Department, Reesa Eastman (910) 323-6101
job posting on the library website: http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/content/employment-opportunities
application link on County website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cumberlandcountync/default.cfm