Children's Librarian II, Allen County (IN) Public Library

Children’s Librarian II (full-time) Allen County (IN) Public Library, Aboite Branch

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist patrons in locating materials and information. Provide readers’ advisory to children, teens, and adults. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for teens as well as children and their care-givers, including storytelling, craft sessions, and other events to support the library’s mission. Assist in collection development. Lead other staff in providing a warm and energetic program of services for children, teens, and adults. Perform outreach to schools, daycares and community groups to talk about programs and services available at the library. Encourage participation in the summer reading program and provide library tours and special programs or classes tailored to visiting groups of children. Serve on system-wide committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of young adult literature, children’s literature, and early literacy. Comprehensive understanding of current trends in new media, social networking, computer hardware & software, and digital rights management as they apply to libraries. Strong interpersonal communication skills for working with children, teens, and adults. Ability to listen actively to patrons and interpret their questions in such a way that they receive what they need. Genuine liking and understanding of children, teens, and the general public served. Analytical ability sufficient for analyzing the community’s information and material needs and planning to meet those needs with programs, materials, and reference service. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability to work day, evening and weekend hours.

If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $36,613.62. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans, including long term care. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.

APPLICATION: To complete an application for this position, please visit our website:  Please upload a cover letter and resume as one document. Apply by 09/25/2013

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