WESTFIELD WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY:
CHILDREN’S SERVICES MANAGER
Description/Responsibilities: The Westfield Washington Public Library serves a rapidly growing and vibrant community. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, creative and knowledgeable 21st century librarian to plan, organize, supervise and coordinate activities connected with the selection, maintenance and operation of the Children’s Services Department.
Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS degree, 5 years of library experience with some supervisory experience is required. Excellent customer service and organizational skills. Knowledge of children’s reference, Evergreen ILS and children’s literature. Knowledge of principles, methods and practices of library services including collection development and programming. Must be willing to work nights and weekends. 40 hours per week.
Salary: $19.25/hour and includes benefits.
Contact: Send resume and 3 references to: Sheryl A. Sollars, Westfield Washington Public Library, 333 W. Hoover Street, Westfield, IN 46074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Available: January 2019.
Deadline: Open until filled.
TITLE: Children’s Services Manager
Reports to: Director
Status: Manager I – Staff – Professional – Non Exempt
Pay Grade: 8
General Summary: Plans, organizes, supervises and coordinates activities connected with the selection, maintenance and operation of the Children’s Services department, children’s collections and children’s programming.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee the daily operation of the library’s Children’s Services department.
- Coordinate the selection, maintenance and promotion of the Children’s Collection including both print and non-print resources.
- Responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing all aspects of Children’s programming.
- Responsible for interviewing, scheduling, supervising, recommending for hire and overall professional development of the Children’s Services Department staff.
- Reviews and evaluates job performance and recommends appropriate personnel action of Children’s Services Department staff.
- Monitor budget expenditures for all children’s/YA materials and programming.
- Responsible for preparing monthly reports on activities of the Children’s Services Department.
- Resolves difficult customer problems and complaints.
- Promotes good public relations for the department and the Library.
- Serve on Library Committees when necessary.
- Participates in professional organizations, conferences and continuing education seminars to keep up to date on professional library practices as they relate to the library.
- Attend quarterly staff meetings and conduct quarterly Department meetings
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work at the Children’s desk when necessary.
- Attend library and community meetings as necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Director or Assistant Director.
- Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA Accredited college or university or equivalent.
- Indiana Public Librarian Certificate 2 (LC2)
- Minimum of 3 years of library experience that includes some supervisory experience after completing the MLS.
- Knowledge of the principles of good customer service and effective public relations as they relate to the Children’s Services
- Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact and deal tactfully with the public and other staff members, with an emphasis on young people and their caregivers.
- Ability to learn and adapt.
- Ability to work independently and as a team.
- Broad knowledge of modern library systems, materials, services, programs and equipment and the ability to apply that knowledge.
- Above average computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software in a Windows environment, along with basic Internet research capabilities.
- Keep up to date and proficient with the technology as it relates to the position.
- Ability to speak, hear and see
- Ability to sit or stand for an extended length of time
- Ability to occasionally reach with hands and arms
- Ability to occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crawl
- Ability to occasionally lift or move up to 40 lbs.