Youth Svs Librarian (FT)-Miami Shores FL

Brockway Memorial Library in Miami Shores Village seeks full-time Youth Services Librarian. Brockway Memorial Library’s Youth Services Department provides for the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the youth of the Miami Shores Community of about 10,000 residents.

The Library’s current Youth Services Librarian is retiring after nearly 32 years of service.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a candidate who desires to be part of a well-established department and a supportive community.  As the Library’s Children’s Wing is scheduled to undergo a major renovation and expansion this year, it is also an exciting time to make one’s own mark in a fresh, new space!

This outgoing, energetic and industrious candidate will develop and implement fun, innovative and dynamic literacy-based programs and services for the Library’s young patrons, ages 0-18.  Examples of programs include storytimes, book clubs, special events, S.T.E.M, the annual Summer Reading Program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, arts and crafts and puppet shows.  The Youth Services Librarian will work with local schools and organizations to bolster the Library’s outreach efforts and will work under supervision of the Library Director to market and promote programs and services. Outreach may include school visits and hosting field trips.

In collaboration with the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian will select, order and maintain new and existing materials in the Youth Collection, such as books, magazines and audiobooks. A knowledge of children’s and young adult literature is a must, as well as a familiarity with current literacy trends. Candidate should have basic technology skills and be able to provide quality reference assistance to patrons of all ages.

Candidate must be approachable, positive and friendly and possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.  Flexibility is a must as some night and weekend hours will be required.

 Date to Begin Service: September 2016

Position will remain open until filled.

Michelle Brown
Library Director
10021 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138