Professional library work responsible for providing professional level juvenile and young adult reader's advisory, reference, and programming in the public library system.
Essential Job Functions:
Provides juvenile and young adult reader's advisory and reference services and to adults as directed. Coordinates toddler, preschool, and youth and teen programs per schedule approved by the Branch Manager and the Youth Services Coordinator. Coordinates in-library tours of children's area for individuals and groups and conducts outreach to schools, day care centers, parks & recreation centers and with other designated agencies. Coordinates the Summer Reading Program, and the Summer Teen Volunteer Program at the branch library with the support of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator, and other library staff.
Recommends juvenile and young adult authors, titles, and subject areas to the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator for collection development. Weeds juvenile and young adult collection per guidelines established by the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator. Participates in in-service training for County Library Youth Services Program.
Performs related work as required.
Education, Training and Experience:
Must possess a Master's in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. One year of library experience preferred.
A comparable amount of directly related experience MAY be substituted at the County's discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.
The Degree Alternative Program (DAP) for in-house applicants does not apply to this posting.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Possession of a valid driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current principles of juvenile and young adult library service. Knowledge of juvenile and young adult materials. Knowledge of public library organizations and operations. Knowledge of library automation procedures and practices. Ability to work without close supervision. Ability to work effectively with library patrons, employees and the general public. Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously. Ability to plan and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff. Ability to train and instruct library patrons and staff. Ability to operate the library automation systems, microcomputers, microfilm reader/printers, and audio-visual equipment. Ability to understand and apply complex oral and written instructions, including library policies and procedures. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS
Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching. Also requires use of video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.
A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Apply online at pascocountyfl.net "Job Openings".