Town of Hardwick

Job Description:  YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN/ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

Department: Jeudevine Memorial Library

 

$17.99 hourly, 20 hours per week, may include some evenings and Saturdays

Two weeks paid vacation, personal days, holidays that land on regular schedule, paid sick leave

 

DEFINITION AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is a part time professional position in the town at the public library, whose primary role is to support the overall mission of the library. The Youth Librarian provides reference to youth, parents, and caregivers, develops juvenile and teen library collections, supervises planning and programs for children and teens, provides readers advisory and acts as liaison with schools, daycares, homeschoolers and parents, offers youth based innovative technology initiatives, keeps current with new trends in library planning and services, and assists the Library Director in the day-to-day operations of the library.

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

  • Provides customer-focused in-person and virtual reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons from birth through high school and their caregivers.
  • Selects and maintain the circulating children’s and teen’s collections.
  • Prepares and merchandise department displays and maintain interactive areas.
  • Initiates, plans and presents diverse and creative programs for children and their caregivers, including story time, craft programs, technology classes and other activities that support literacy and creativity.
  • Plans, promotes and provides outreach services for area schools, preschools, daycares, caregivers and community organizations.
  • Prepares booklists, website information, and promotional literature as needed.
  • Ensures all policies and procedures of the Jeudevine Memorial Library are followed.
  • Serves on planning committees and attend library meetings as requested.
  • Serves as librarian-in-charge in absence of the Library Director.
  • Performs technical services duties: processing new material, weeding, discarding and Interlibrary Loan
  • Perform all daily operations of the circulation desk
  • Work with volunteers and patrons doing community service.
  • Learns all procedures and policies of the library and is able to perform them in the absence of the Library Director.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Duties are generally performed in a standard office setting, but travel to trainings and meetings is required for which a private means of transportation must be available.  There is an expectation that there will be some work scheduled outside of regular work hours.  There may be periods of heavy workloads and tight deadlines.

 

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

This position requires repetitive use of a keyboard and other office equipment and sitting at a workstation for an hour or more as necessary.  Work requires occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds and regular lifting of 10 to 15 pounds. This position requires a willingness to expand knowledge of library systems through workshops and webinars. The position requires excellent public skills and a love of children and teens. The work requires excellent computer skills with many types of devices including laptops, tablets, eBook readers, mp3 players, fax machines, copy machines and an ability to learn how to use new software and devices.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for children’s literature and literacy development for children from birth through high school.
  • Desire and ability to work with children, teens and caregivers.
  • Ability to manage time and effectively perform time sensitive functions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software including Word, and Excel.
  • Familiarity with current technology and social media.
  • Ability and aptitude to teach and educate patrons and staff in one-on-one or group situations.
  • Ability to strategically balance the Library’s goals and patron needs.
  • Ability to perform basic computer troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, substitute for other staff, and attend meetings.
  • Ability to travel locally with valid driver’s license.
  • Willingness to continue learning through workshops and online webinars.

 

 

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Ability to enhance the patron’s experience through exceptional service.
  • Ability to continually represent the Library’s image by providing best solution strategies that gratify both the patrons and the library.
  • Lead the facilitation of projects and programs successfully and give reports to the Library Director.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to do all public relations to promote programs including publicity releases, social media, posters and other methods of publicizing programs and services.
  • Ability to carry out work unsupervised with personal initiative.
  • Ability to keep statistics on all activities and write regular reports about youth activities.

 

 

Education and experience:

 

         BA or BS degree

         Prior work history with children and teens

         Computer skills

         Prior library experience a plus

         Willingness to take library courses and workshops to develop library skills

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Start date: July 1, 2022 or after. Open until filled.

 

 

To Apply: Email Lisa Sammet, Jeudevine Library Director at jeudevinelibrary@hardwickvt.gov. Use Youth Librarian Position in the subject line. Include: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three professional references.

Library Hours:

  • Monday:         1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday:        10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday:   1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday:       10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday:            10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday:       10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday:                  Closed

 

Phone: (802) 472-5948

 

Email: jeudevinelibrary@hardwickvt.gov

            jeudevineyouthlibrarian@hardwickvt.gov

 

Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library

                 93 North Main St.

                 P.O. Box 536

                 Hardwick, VT 05843