The Petersburg Public Library seeks a creative, energetic, and visionary Children’s/Teen Services Librarian. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing library services and programs for children and teens and related programs for parents, caregivers, and teachers. This class works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings. The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
rovides staff training, development, and performance evaluation.
Develops and maintains a collection in a variety of formats to serve current needs and in anticipation of future needs of youth, parents, and other adults who care for youth.
Aids in the use of the library by developing library skills, an appreciation of books and reading, information seeking and evaluating techniques.
Coordinates, plans, promotes, and implements the Summer Reading Program, story times, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, and other programs for children and teens.
Works with area school personnel and other community agencies (including daycares) to design, plan, and implement programs or projects which focus on youth and their families.
Maintains and prepares reports.
Interprets library policies and procedures.
Searches standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer patrons’ reference questions.
Instructs library customers how to search for information using databases.
Checks books in and out of the library.
Offers reference service, computer assistance, readers’ advisory service, and information and referral services to find information/materials for personal interest.
Relays helpdesk issues for Information Technology consultants.
Determines the needs of the collection based on feedback and reports.
Performs related work as assigned.
Requires a Master’s Degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school or equivalent education or experience.
Possess two to three years of public library youth services experience.
Applicants must possess strong computer skills; must be proficient in the use of Microsoft software and the use of the internet as a reference resource, also must posse