Jackson County Library Services

Medford, OREGON

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$47,626.00 to $59,651.00 per Year   Calculate


Medford, OR





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Jackson County Library Services




$22.90 TO $28.68 PER HOUR

$47,626 TO $59,651 PER YEAR



In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a JCLS Application, Cover Letter and Resume. The JCLS Application can be found at These items must be turned in to the Human Resources Department no later than March 1, 2021 at Midnight PST.

Materials can be submitted by emailing to Only candidates with complete materials and who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be considered.


With more than 200 days of sunshine each year, Jackson County, Oregon is located midway between Portland and San Francisco. The region boasts beautiful valleys and mountain lakes, wineries, wild rivers, easy access to the Redwoods and coast, and cultural entertainment to rival big cities.

Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) serves the 220,000 residents of Jackson County with 15 branch libraries. The mission of the Jackson County Library District is to connect everyone to information, ideas, and each other. We provide a wide range of children’s, teen, and adult physical and electronic resources and collections as well as outreach services, including booktalks for elementary and middle school students, services for homebound patrons, and outreach to childcare centers. Our ever-changing calendar of programs and events is diverse, including musical performances, lectures, art exhibits, classes, book groups, storytimes, and more.


The Youth Literacy Librarian acts as a liaison between Jackson County Library Services and schools and other organizations that work with youth primarily as it relates to reading and literacy. This specialty readers’ advisory position furthers the Library’s literacy initiatives by sparking an interest in reading and designing and delivering programs that connect children to books and creating access to improved literacy.


  • Supports the mission, vision and values of Jackson County Library Services by establishing connections with schools, teachers, school librarians/media specialists, after school organizations and programs, juvenile detention centers, and public library branches to identify needs and deliver relevant library services.
  • Plans and presents booktalks (a 3-5 minute talk designed to entice students to read a certain book) for 3rd – to 5th -grade classrooms throughout Jackson County
  • Designs and implements programming for youth, particularly as it supports literacy, for after school organizations, juvenile detention centers, and other partners who work with youth.
  • Shares information about upcoming booktalks and programs with Children and Teen services librarians at the Medford and Ashland branch libraries and with the branch managers in all communities.
  • Collaborate with schools on an ongoing basis to promote reading, primarily in grades 3-5.
  • Consult with children and teen librarians, teachers, and homeschoolers regarding programming for youth, particularly as it supports literacy and homework assistance.
  • Support summer reading by providing programming for youth and their parents, particularly as it supports literacy, at all the branches of the library system.
  • Promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in book talks and literacy programs.
  • Regular attendance.


  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills suitable for classroom settings
  • Comfort/proficiency working with elementary, middle, or high school students and teachers
  • Classroom management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be energetic, flexible, and self-motivated
  • Comply with guidelines set forth by State of Oregon for mandatory reporting.
  • Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.



  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Experience overseeing public services programs.
  • Experience working with school staff and administrators
  • Three years of library experience in either outreach, children’s or education services.


  • Criminal background check required.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is continuously required to communicate by talking and listening, use of fingers and hands, repetitive motion and sitting. Frequently required to stand, walk, reach, sit and feel. Occasionally bend, stoop, grasp and rarely to feel, kneel or crawl. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

Manual dexterity and coordination are required over [75%] of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.

Travel to other district locations and/or to workshops/professional meetings/conferences.

This level has a work environment that is well protected, with virtually no hazards or obstacles. There is very little element of personal risk or hazard. Job conditions are stable, usually well managed, and very comfortable. Conditions may consist of the following:

  • Reading for comprehension and direction (policies & procedures)
  • Speaking to share, respond and maintain relationships or to convey instructions and/or direction
  • Presenting to a wide range of ages and audiences to inspire lifelong learning
  • Considerable cognitive process to make effective decisions for non-routine work
  • Various equipment includes computers with a keyboard and mouse, telephone, and other electronic devices to share documents, information and discussion
  • Deadlines and changing priorities with multiple demands on time
  • Attendance at evening and weekend meetings and/or social/business events
  • Available for emergencies and off-schedule contacts


This position is placed at range M on the JCLS salary schedule, and has a starting salary range of $22.90 to $24.32 per hour. The full salary range is $22.90 to $28.68 per hour and $47,626 to $59,651 per year. Placement on the salary schedule is based upon education and experience.


JCLS offers a competitive benefits package including 401(a), medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. In addition, JCLS provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.


After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited for an initial interview. Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered. Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

JCLS reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.


Employees must satisfy all of the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to; verification of their legal right to work in the United States, and a background check.


Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or the interview process must notify the Human Resources Department in advance.


JCLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment, of any type, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The organization employs affirmative personnel measures to ensure the achievement of equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment, and the work environment. These policies of nondiscrimination will prevail throughout every aspect of the employment relationship, including recruitment, selection, compensation, promotion, transfer, layoff, termination, training, and conflict resolution.


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Materials can be submitted by emailing to Only candidates with complete materials and who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be considered.

Posted Feb 5, 2021