CITY OF FARMINGTON
JOB POSITION #167: YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN
NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1 DEPARTMENT: Library
PAY GRADE: J – Exempt HIRING RANGE: $37,758-$46,381/Annually
TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time WORK LOCATION: Farmington Main Library
DAYS WORKED: Varies HOURS WORKED: Varies
APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED THROUGH: Until Filled
Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process
A supplemental questionnaire is located at the bottom of this job posting, which must be completed to be considered for an interview. Please submit the completed supplemental questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Works under the guidance and direction of the Youth Services Coordinator.
Responsible for supervising, training and monitoring the work of Youth Services technicians, clerks, and volunteers as assigned.
Works independently without close supervision to plan, organize and execute job assignments.
Instructs patrons with using online registration for group visits and tours. Develops age-appropriate training for using online databases, current technology, and juvenile collections to meet the education, recreation, and information needs of the community.
Develops, promotes, and coordinates with assigned staff to present programs, including summer reading programs, to children ages 0 through tween.
Conducts daily meetings with assigned staff and adjusts communication methods as needed to achieve optimal results.
Coordinates with other library departments as needed in planning and presenting various topics to others in library or teaching professions.
Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and adjusts content and/or structure of programs accordingly.
Collects data and statistics regarding Youth Services programs for reporting purposes.
Selects materials for the development of the juvenile collections in all formats, such as print, non-print, and downloadable content. Makes recommendations regarding age-appropriate databases.Works with assigned staff to promote the library’s collections, programs, and services, including but not limited to developing displays, updating events calendars and website, and preparing reading lists.
Provides age-appropriate reference and information services via the Youth Services desk, including walk-in, telephone, and electronic delivery.
Attends professional meetings and conferences and conveys ideas and information to library staff upon returning.
Interprets goals, objectives and policies of the library to library staff and to the general public.
Participates in grant writing processes as assigned.
May perform duties in other areas of the library or outreach locations as assigned.
Understands and follows written and/or verbal instructions.
Participates in and attends staff trainings, daily shows, programs, and other training sessions of the library.
Must be available to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends and some holidays.
Attendance is an essential function of this position.
Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.
Complies with all library procedures and policies, and the City guidelines, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies.
May serve as a member of employee committees, as required or assigned.
May represent the library on various community or professional bodies, as required or assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
This position is subject to the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.
Background check required.
This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Program.
Ability to work with various age groups.
Must be comfortable presenting programs to large audiences, frequently as many as 200 people or more.
Ability to think and act appropriately under pressure.
Abillity to provide mature leadership in a team environment.
Masters of Library Science Degree (MLS, MLIS) or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with emphasis in early childhood development and professional experience in service to children.
Valid New Mexico driver’s license (or the ability to get one) with acceptable driving record for the past three years.
Extensive experience, training, or study in the field of children’s literature and/or early childhood education. Experience with, or knowledge of, ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read© is helpful.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and programs of public library systems. At least one year of supervisory experience and experience working with children in a library setting are helpful.
Knowledge and experience with library collection development, including selection and de-selection tools and techniques.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision skills. Must have the ability to organize work and meet deadlines.
Must have excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.
Must have excellent customer service skills, be service-oriented, and the ability to interact effectively with all age levels and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.
Ability to be assertive, exercise good judgment, and solve problems.
Ability to learn to use the tools and equipment listed, including the library’s online catalog and automation system, and use them effectively to perform assigned duties.
MUST BE SUBMITTED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW
Question #1 – Program Presentation (Visual)
Please submit a link to a resource page with you as the presenter in a video, YouTube, etc. Program can be a story time, summer reading, etc. Limit to less than five minutes.
Please e-mail your video to: email@example.com
Question #2 – Technology
What types of presentations have you done or would like to do as a librarian using technology tools? Include laptop, iPad, tablet, database, and other devices.
1. Early Childhood (Toddler – Preschool) and/or Every Child Ready to Read or similar literacy program.
2. Tween (ages 8-12)
3. School Groups visiting the library
Please e-mail your response to: firstname.lastname@example.org