Children's Librarian, Verona Public Library, Verona
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 AM

Full-Time Children’s Librarian

SUMMARY: 
The Verona Public Library seeks a dynamic full-time Children’s Librarian to join our dedicated library team who can provide outstanding programming and customer service in the Youth Services Department.

REPORTS TO: Library Director and Head of Youth Services

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Schedule and present engaging story time programs for different age groups
  • Plan and conduct special programs for youth of all ages in order to encourage reading and help create lifelong library users
  • Develop, maintain and promote robust 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program
  • Contribute highlights on children’s activities for monthly Youth Services Department report
  • Develop live and recorded virtual programs and YouTube content to provide access to library programming
  • Conduct outreach programs to area schools/daycare centers and other community groups to promote library services and programs
  • Collection Development of children’s materials, including selection, maintenance and withdrawals
  • Organize book displays, create user guides, promotional materials, flyers and other public relations materials regarding youth services
  • Promote services on social network sites in accordance with social media policy
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory guidance to youth and families
  • Assist patrons of all ages in using the online catalog, other electronic tools and resources and in using library services, equipment and facilities
  • Maintain good working relationships with fellow staff members
  • Assist at Circulation Desk when necessary
  • Perform general library work beyond youth services as necessary
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Able to effectively develop relevant, engaging community-centered programs for youth and families
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge related to youth popular culture, literature, media, educational, and technological trends in addition to showing the initiative to continually develop one’s knowledge of these areas
  • Proficient in the use of computers and standard office technology and equipment (printers, scanners, copiers, etc.)
  • Understands the role of social media in society and is able to effectively leverage social media to promote the library and its services
  • Able to provide customer service to the public in a friendly and accurate manner
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues, patrons and others in the community and presents a positive image of the library
  • Able to work courteously and effectively in teams
  • Contributes new ideas, offers solutions to problems, and suggests improvements
  • Actively searches for new assignments, tasks and responsibilities
  • Seeks opportunities to expand knowledge, skills and abilities by attending conferences, seminars, workshops, and webinars - as well as staying up-to-date with professional journals (print and online) specific to youth services
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
  • ALA accredited Master of Library Science Degree is required.
  • Experience working with youth in a youth services department of a public library is preferred.
  • New MLIS/MI graduates are encouraged to apply.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate

POSITION HOURS: 35 hours per week. Position requires applicant to have open availability in order to successfully work a varied schedule which includes evenings and weekends.

SALARY & BENEFIT INFORMATION: Salary meets NJLA minimum. The Library offers medical, dental and prescription benefits, deferred compensation, paid sick, vacation, personal and holiday leave and enrollment in the PERS retirement system. This is a Civil Service position. To apply, email cover letter, resume and 3 references to Claudine Pascale, Library Director at [email protected]



MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Youth Services