The Prescott Valley Public Library is looking for our next Teen Librarian! Are you a risk taker? Do you love technology? Are you looking to be a mentor and leader to our teen community? Most importantly, do you like to have fun? We give you the opportunity to grow in an environment where all ideas are welcomed. We don't have the traditional "working in a box" philosophy. There is no box!
Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of professional library services and related programs for and in collaboration with teens and other staff working with teens. Our Teen Librarian will be someone who actively contributes and exercises their imaginations by creating hands-on programs for teens with a techie twist! The library atmosphere is fast-paced where things like a Digital Media Lab, Annual Comic Con festival, reading programs, clubs and teen advisory board are percolating all year long. This full-time position involves regular contact with teens (ages 12-18) with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
If you are a self-starter and enjoy making a difference in your community we'd love for you to join our team!
In this position you will:
· Take a leadership role in developing, implementing, conducting and evaluating the Teen services program to encourage use of library facilities and materials including young adult collections of books, comic books, movies, and games.
·Maintain the Teen collection of print and digital materials in collaboration with other PVPL staff and across the Yavapai Library Network
·Prepare library purchase orders and follows other procurement procedures as needed
·Provide exceptional customer service to all patrons including children and adults while modeling the Library's Code of Conduct standards.
·Develop and maintains professional relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target youth to deliver programs that meet local Teen needs and interests.
·Acquire community experts, coaches and mentors for services and programs in order to educate, inform, and inspire.
·Overall advocates and promotes the value of Teen library services and resources throughout the community via social networks, traditional face-to-face contacts, as well as the mass media (radio, television, and local newspapers).
·Perform a variety of other general library and administrative work in support of the library's operations.
·Actively attends and participates in continuing education activities such as professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees. Remains current in library trends and issues through reading professional literature and participating in staff meetings.
·The Teen Librarian position serves as a leadership role within the library and will require supervising paid staff and volunteers.
Need to have/be:
·Education and/or experience equivalent to a Master's degree in Library Science or closely related area and three (3) years full time professional librarian work with Teens.
·The successful candidate will have a documented work history that demonstrates a strong commitment to strengthening the contribution of Teens to improve the quality of life in their communities through public library programs and resources.
·A team player with outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, willing to put team needs above self.
·Energetic, self-motivated and dedicated to provide a high level of service to a diverse customer base. Highly organized with strong project and time management skills.
·The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation
Prescott Valley sits at 5,100 feet, occupying a spectacular valley between the Bradshaw and Mingus Mountains. Wide open spaces and clean mountain air envelop smart growth and a commitment to positive progress. Our family-oriented community boasts a lifestyle of cultural, recreational and educational activities, a low crime rate and superior public service. We offer comfortable neighborhoods with affordable housing and modern infrastructure, and an abundance of community parks. Additionally we are just ten minutes away from historic Prescott, the county seat. With all it has going for it, no wonder Prescott Valley is often ranked among the top places to live in America.
We enjoy a mild year-round climate with four distinct and equally pleasant seasons. Just an hour’s drive (and at least 15 degrees cooler!) from the metropolis of Phoenix and its deserts and lakes, and a little more than an hour from Flagstaff (and at least 15 degrees warmer!) and its snow-capped mountains and ski slopes, Prescott Valley is perfectly positioned to access most any area of the State. Historic Prescott is just 10 minutes away.
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