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.
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.