Two job opportunities at NPL
START DATE: June 1, 2018
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for the full range of youth services at the Norfolk Public Library. They will serve youth 0 to 18 years of age and their families/caregivers. Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to: juvenile and YA collection development and maintenance; development and implementation of innovative and creative programming for youth; reader’s advisory and reference; design and creation of displays to promote Youth Services Department activities; publicity for all youth programming in coordination with public relations library staff; procurement of outside funding through grant opportunities; and establishment of community partnerships through outreach efforts.
SCHEDULE: This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week position, including 1 evening/week; 1 Saturday/month.
REQUIREMENTS: The position of Youth Services Librarian requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, and 3 -5 years previous experience in a public or school library, serving children and young adults.
SALARY: Starting salary for Sr. Youth Services Librarian $26.99 per hour + standard municipal benefits.
QUALIFICATIONS: Leadership ability and high degree of motivation and initiative. Pleasant personality and demonstrated ability to work effectively with others. Strong organizational skills. Knowledge of children’s and YA literature. Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications. Strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to supervise children’s librarian, library associates, and volunteers. And most importantly, a true affinity for young people.
START DATE: June 1, 2018
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and creative individual, capable of working independently and as part of a team. This person is responsible for children’s services and the pre-school collection. The employee will plan and implement exciting programs which are educational and entertaining for youth in the library. The target age group for programming is 0-12 years, however, they may be asked to help cover programs for young adults over 13 years old, as needed.
In addition to programming responsibilities, the employee performs a variety of clerical and basic library tasks under the direct supervision of the Sr. Youth Services Librarian and the Library Director. Primary responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
- Plan, schedule, and implement story times, which may consist of music and movement, crafts, educational activities, and resources for children and their adult caregivers.
- Decorate and organize the children’s area, including creating imaginative and inviting bulletin boards and book displays.
- Create and implement programming for school-aged children through age 12 years.
- Communicate in a friendly, effective, and professional manner with library staff, volunteers, and the public.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of the preschool collection.
SCHEDULE: This is a part-time, 15hours/week, entry level position in the library. Flexible schedule with the ability to work mornings, afternoons, and an occasional evening.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree, experience in library services for children or other related fields, knowledge of children’s literature and early childhood development; excellent interpersonal skills and a love of working with children.
CLOSING DATE: May 6, 2018