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Librarian-Children's and Teens (Multiple Positions)-DC Public Library

  • 10 Jun 2021 2:11 PM
    Message # 10613758
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Titles:

    Children's Librarian

    Teen Librarian

    Position Descriptions:

    This position is within the Public Services unit of the District of Columbia Public Library system and serves as a Librarian. DCPL is seeking Teen and Children’s librarians responsible for professional functions that support the efficient operation and best use of the libraries by children ages (0-12) and Teens (13-19). Please take look at the summary of duties and responsibilities of a Children or Teen Librarian and note your interest on your application.

    Under the general direction of a Branch Librarian, the incumbent provides reference and advisory services to customers; provides assistance in study oriented activities and in developing reading interests; plans, schedules, conducts and evaluates programs and class visits, develops and maintains the branch collection of literature to meet the needs of the community; compiles reading lists on subjects assigned and prepares the display of books.

    Responsibilities:

    Children’s Librarian

    • Provides reference assistance, reader’s advisory and information about relevant library resources to children (birth to age 12) and their caregivers, as well as to local educators in daycare centers, preschools, elementary schools and charter schools.
    • Maintains contact with and conducts outreach to local schools, community based organizations and nonprofits that serve children in the branch neighborhood.
    • Plans and conducts programming for children and their caregivers according to system requirements and in collaboration with other staff as appropriate.
    • Attends monthly Youth Services Working Group meetings and training as required. Serves on DCPL working groups, committees, task forces for library projects relating to children birth to twelve and their caregivers as appropriate.
    • Manage location’s physical collection for Children’s by using established processes and procedures for weeding materials, requesting new materials, and analyzing usage.
    • Maintain awareness of community needs, including the needs of schools and other community institutions and organizations. Establishes community partnerships that align to community needs and library’s strategic goals.

    Teen Librarians

    • Provides reference assistance, reader’s advisory and information about relevant library resources to teens (aged 13 to 19) and their families, as well as to local educators in high schools, job corps programs and nontraditional educational settings that serve teens and their families.
    • Maintains contact with and conducts outreach to local schools, community-based organizations and nonprofits that serve teens in the branch neighborhood.
    • Plans and conducts programming for teens and their peers according to system requirements and in collaboration with other staff as appropriate.
    • Attends monthly Youth Services Working Group meetings and training as required. Serves on DCPL working groups, committees, task forces for library projects relating to teens aged 13 to 19 and their families as appropriate.
    • Manage location’s physical collection for teens by using established processes and procedures for weeding materials, requesting new materials, and analyzing usage.
    • Maintain awareness of community needs, including the needs of schools and other community institutions and organizations. Establishes community partnerships that align to community needs and library’s strategic goals.

    Qualifications:

    A Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited graduate program plus at least 1 year of relevant experience working in directly and in-person with customers/clients of the children or teen population or at least 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level. Experience working in an urban public library preferred. Additionally, the following is required:

    Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of public librarianship as gained through obtaining a Masters-degree in Library/Information Science, with coursework or practical experience related to public libraries.

    Experience providing excellent direct customer service to children and populations associated with this group

    Experience designing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating public-facing programs and services

    Ability to exercise independent judgment in the application of policies, procedures, rules, or regulations in difficult or sensitive situations.

    Experience communicating effectively orally and in writing

    Experience using standard office productivity software, such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite, and familiarity with content management software, such as SharePoint and Drupal.

    Application Process:

    https://careers.dc.gov/psc/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=13366&PostingSeq=1

    Deadline:

    6/23/2021



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