Under supervision of the Assistant Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian provides services for the Albany County community. This position plans, coordinates, all aspects of Youth Services ranging from weekly storytimes for babies to preschool aged children and regular programs for youth including music and movement, summer reading, and teen programs. Value the principles of equity and inclusion, and oversee the continued development of a diverse youth collection.
Duties and Responsibilities
Partnerships & Programming
- Collaborate with the Assistant Library Director in implementing an overarching early literacy program with a focus on equity, overall health, and wellbeing.
- Collaborate with the Library Director in developing partnerships and synergetic programming with other organizations in Albany County.
- Plan, prepare, and present programs for Albany County youth with help and input from fellow staff and community partners.
- Purchase, organize, and maintain youth services programming materials.
- Represent the library at community events such as parades, Farmer’s Markets, etc.
- Plan and implement Summer Reading Program: develop budget, hire and schedule temporary staff and write final report.
- Serve as liaison between school librarians, daycares, preschools, and other entities; along with conducting tours and developing informational materials about library services.
- Promote and maintain youth collection areas through displays, weeding, and other methods along with purchasing new materials within budget.
- Selects for ACPL youth collections and assigns sections for selection of the youth collection to support staff.
- Works scheduled hours at Children’s and Circulation Desks and substitute for other staff as necessary. May work scheduled hours on the Bookmobile.
- Provides reader’s advisory services to patrons of all ages.
- Maintains proficiency with library technology and equipment, including troubleshooting problems and light maintenance of library equipment (printers, copier, and microfilm reader).
- Maintains patron privacy and other library values and advocates for intellectual freedom and freedom of access issues.
- Supervise Youth Services Specialist. Know all details of daycare storytime schedules and serve as substitute in the absence of the primary storytime presenter.
- Supervise Teen and Tween Specialist. Know all details of teen programs and serve as substitute in the absence of Teen and Tween Specialist.
- Supervise Library Assistant assigned to the Youth Services Department.
- May direct work of volunteers, including court-ordered community service workers.
- Assist in managing the library’s web page and social media presence.
- Collaborate with Assistant Director in identifying marketing and promotion strategies specific to youth programs.
- Submit monthly reports and event statistics.
- Participate in library meetings and committees, attend continuing education training, seek opportunities to learn new things, keep skills up-to-date, growing and follow current trends in youth services.
- Coordinates with Assistant Director in monitoring budgets for programming and materials. May seek additional funding for services through grant funding when appropriate, in coordination with the Library Director and ACPL Foundation.
- Will attain proficiency in basic circulation functions in order to provide backup for circulation desk, along with using cash register with accuracy and proficiency
- Is committed to public service values: works well with and is patient and helpful with all patrons, volunteers, and other staff members
- Utilize Wyoming State Library WYLD competencies for library staff: https://library.wyo.gov/wyld/network/groups/training/general/
- Other duties as assigned
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Salary & Benefits
- This is a salaried position. The salary is $46,750
- This is a full-time, benefitted position. Benefit package includes: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Medical Insurance paid by employer; life, dental, and vision paid by employer; and required statewide retirement plan.
Additional Info & Requirements
- Master of Library Science degree preferred, other degrees and relevant experience considered.
- Course work or experience in early childhood education.
- Experience managing library collections and public programming.
- Three to five years of supervisory experience.
- Three to five years of library experience.
- Ability to demonstrate practical commitment to equity and inclusivity in services and programming
- Bilingual skills preferred.
- Accountability: Acts decisively, shows transparency and assumes responsibility for making critical decisions; seeks to correct and learn from mistakes; solves problems in a thorough, yet timely manner; possesses the ability to work under tight deadlines and changing circumstances; works calmly through difficult tasks.
- Adaptability: Responds effectively to changes in direction; accepts new challenges and responsibilities; maintains a level head during difficult situations; shows foresight by anticipating problems and opportunities; accepts and learns new technologies.
- Communication: Presents information in a form that is understandable and accurate; listens actively; takes into account different audiences; builds strong work relationships with courtesy, sensitivity, trust, and respect.
- Library Ethics: Understands and acts in accordance with the values and ethics of library service, including the Library Bill of Rights, confidentiality of library records and privacy issues; distinguishes between personal convictions and professional duties by not allowing personal beliefs to interfere with providing equitable library services to all patrons.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: Values diverse cultures and beliefs; effectively builds relationships based on understanding of personality types; inspires individuals to succeed; maintains a positive attitude; accepts input and help from others; able to give and receive constructive feedback.
- Required background check for final candidate.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and be able to meet the driver policy requirements. Documentation will be required for the final candidate.
- Expected to work 40 hours per week. Weekend and evening hours are required.
External Job Ad
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. ACPL reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
Albany County Public Library provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, ACPL complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment.