CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN: This is a part-time position with flexible hours and does not pay benefits
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Plans, promotes and implements special programs for children, generally preschool to sixth grade, using ideas derived from books, other libraries and through personal contact. Prepares and issues flyers and press releases. Updates the children’s page on the library’s web page. Periodically confers with school principals and teachers.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Library Manager within general procedural and policy guidelines.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Oversees special assistants generally during summer months.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Acts as liaison with schools, daycare and homeschoolers. Provides homework center management and offers youth based innovative technology initiatives. Keeps current with new trends in library planning and service. Assists in preparing the annual budget, particularly as it relates to the children’s service and needs. Evaluates materials and services and assists in the selection of materials for library acquisition.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Covers circulation desk as required; selects juvenile audiovisual materials; performs other duties as required. Keeps the children’s section in an orderly, inviting and engaging manner. Vacuums and dusts when time permits and no other professional need attention.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to climb, use hands to finger grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, reach with hands and arms, stand, and walk.
Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various office equipment.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 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.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs complex tasks requiring independent knowledge and its application to non-routine situations.
The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet, however, children’s enthusiasm may raise the noise level from time to time. May be exposed to dust, fluctuation in inside temperatures and electro-magnetic radiation as in a computer screen.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Desire to work with children.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of library reference and cataloging methods; knowledge of bibliographies sources of information; considerable initiative in devising new and original children’s programs; ability to work well with children, both individually and in groups; ability to deal effectively with parents, teachers and school principals. Must be proficient in the use of the computer and have the ability to teach students use of basic computer skills.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: Ability to deal with associates and the public in a courteous manner, ability to communicate well with individuals; neat personal appearance; emotionally stable; initiative; judgment; pleasing manner.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Experience working with children required along with knowledge of library procedures. Experience with WordPress a plus. bilingual Spanish-‐English abilities also a plus.
This job description is not, nor is it intended to be a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position.