Job DescriptionUnder the general direction of the Library Director and Operations Manager, performs professional supervisory, planning and organizational work as the supervisor of children’s services. Responsible for reference, reader’s advisory, instruction, programming and collection development for children and their families as well as outreach services to schools and the community. Work includes developing and presenting of programs, supervising support staff, and overseeing the operation of Children’s Services. Exercises leadership, independence in judgment and decision-making within established policy. Performance is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports and for results obtained. Performs other duties as required. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Analyzes and anticipates patron’s information needs and provides appropriate information resources in a variety of formats and services customized to needs. • Provides professional and enthusiastic reference, instruction, and reader’s advisory services to children and their families. • Analyzes, evaluates, selects, organizes and maintains materials in a variety of formats for the children’s collections to ensure current, relevant and accurate materials are available. • Monitors appropriate portions of the acquisitions budget. • Develops, schedules, publicizes and evaluates programs, tours and special events for user groups such as children, parents, teachers, schools, community organizations, and other librarians. • Plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews work for staff assigned to Children’s Services. • Prepares concise and detailed reports and statistics on services, programs and projects. • Maintains inventory of operational supplies for Children’s Services area. • Prepares and maintains creative, attractive and educational displays appropriate for target audiences. • Ensures that safe and comfortable conditions are maintained in the Children’s Services area. • Establishes and maintains effective communications with other staff to enhance customer services and to ensure operational efficiencies. • Develops grant proposals to fund enhanced children’s services. • Identifies and recommends new information resources and services as well as methods for incorporating them into existing operations. • Participates in the activities of professional library organizations.
Additional Info & RequirementsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB: Employee is regularly required to read, speak, and hear and to use telephones, computer terminals, personal computers, photocopier, barcode readers, and audiovisual equipment. Employee is frequently required to sit and use hands and fingers, and to handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently life and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Occasional use of personal transportation may be required for outreach to schools, community organizations and staff development opportunities. Creativity and enthusiasm in working with children and their families in a library setting. Thorough knowledge of children’s literature, review sources, information providers and materials vendors. Experience providing reference service, instruction and reader’s advisory to children and their families. Knowledge of and experience with electronic information and educational resources for children. Knowledge of and experience with reader guidance, children’s services, community outreach and programming. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to plan and implement services and programs with minimal supervision. Possession of excellent customer service skills.
The CommunityThe City of Louisville is a vibrant municipality with approximately 19,000 residents. The City, incorporated in 1882, lies in Boulder County roughly six miles east of the City of Boulder and 25 miles northwest of Denver. The highly-educated population are active library customers resulting in one of the highest per-capita circulation rates in the State.
Applicants must submit a city application. Applicant may also submit a cover letter and resume as supplemental information. A city application may be obtained at the City of Louisville, Department of Human Resources, 749 Main Street, Louisville, CO 80027 or by going to our website: www.ci.louisville.co.us or by calling the JOBLINE at 303-666-6565 option 3. You may fax your application/resume to 303-335-4724; or email firstname.lastname@example.org