Teen Services Librarian @ Lewes Public Library in Lewes, DE

Position Description: This position manages the teen department of the library, including developing the teen collection, planning, coordinating, and conducting programming, and providing service at the circulation desk, in accordance with established library policies. The person in this position is expected to work independently and to provide materials and programs designed to foster literacy and enthusiasm for learning. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Primary responsibilities include:

 Initiate, plan, and conduct a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by teens.

 Oversee the development and maintenance of teen collections.

 Purchase, weed, and promote teen materials.

 Oversee the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

 Assist patrons, especially teens, in use of library resources and technology, including computer/Internet use.

 Assist teens in finding desired materials.

 Create promotional materials and displays to highlight teen collections and services.

 Craft and coordinate outreach to local schools and organizations. Coordinate with parents and teachers to support educational objectives.

 Partner with local agencies and organizations that serve teens.

 Inform staff on current programming.

 Assist staff in providing and assuring a safe and accessible library environment.

 Participate in County and State initiatives.

 Participate actively in trainings, meetings, workshops, and conferences to maintain awareness of developments relevant to current and future library services.

 Organize a first-rate summer reading program that engages the entire community.

 Back up main circulation desk as needed.

 Perform other related duties and responsibilities as may be required.

Required knowledge and abilities:

Knowledge of:

 recreational and educational needs of teens;

 current trends in library services for teens and teen literature;

 theories, principles, and objectives of library science;

 teens’ reading and learning resources; and

 standard library procedures, current information technology, and current trends and developments in the library field.

Ability to:

 translate teen needs into effective library services and programs;

 communicate and work effectively with the public;

 provide instruction to patrons of all ages and abilities;

 establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public;

 prioritize tasks;

 exercise independent judgment in implementing established policies and procedures;

 maintain records, prepare reports, maintain databases, and create spreadsheets;

 handle multiple tasks/projects.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science or a related field and three years of progressively responsible library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted for education. Proven successful experiences in a work environment emphasizing shared decision making and teamwork. Excellent oral and written communication skills with adults and children, organizational and analytic skills, flexibility, genuine enjoyment of the public, and the ability to handle stressful situations. Knowledge of: Internet searches/navigation, Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook), and basic computer troubleshooting. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, as the schedule requires.

For further information please contact:

Lea Rosell, Library Director
Lewes Public Library
302-645-2733 xt. 4182