Do you want to make a difference in our community and in the lives of Bayfield's children and families? Have you ever considered a career in librarianship? Pine River Library is looking for a Children's Services Specialist who wants to support community-engaged learning in the library for children ages 0-11 and their families/caregivers. As a vital member of PRL Youth Services, you will help children and their caregivers express their creativity, connect with diverse literature, learn to navigate new media, and spark their curiosity for continuous learning. This position includes strong potential for promotion to full-time for an enthusiastic, successful candidate.
Under the supervision of the Children’s Services Manager, the Children's Services Specialist helps to maintain the Imagination room and Children’s area of the library ensuring an inviting and stimulating atmosphere. They will help provide children’s services for the Library including assisting with collection development and maintenance, circulation, reference, public services, computer assistance, children’s programming, family engagement, and family/children’s outreach. They will participate in long and short-range planning, grant writing, and budget maintenance for Children’s Services. This employee will also work one to two service desk shifts per week.
Additional Info & Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree required. At least one year of public library experience preferred. A combination of other work experience and/or education is also potentially acceptable to meet these requirements, especially significant experience working with children ages 0 to 11.
The Pine River Library is located in the heart of Bayfield’s expanded business district, just north side of Highway 160. Building began in 2004 and the Library was expanded in 2012 with upgrades and additions to public spaces and the construction of a community garden.
Today’s 12,000 square foot Pine River Library is home to almost 40,000 items including books, audiobooks, public access computers, tablets, e-readers and more. The Library includes more than 80 public computers, a Community Room, two smaller meeting rooms, a children’s imagination room, comfortable chairs for reading, and a large selection of books, magazines, audio and video materials, online databases, and downloadable media including audio, video, music, and e-books.
A 17,000 square-foot Community Garden serves as a living library and provides community space for garden beds, classes, and growing food to serve community needs. Current staff and volunteers do the work of 10 full-time employees as they serve our community.
Human Resources / Job Listings
Becky Van Den Berg, Youth Services Manager -- 970-884-2222, ext. 516 or email@example.com