The purpose of this classification is to support the Library's purpose by directing professional library services. Employees in this classification ensure that patrons' informational and recreational needs are met; plan and execute programming; and lead Library staff.
This position is assigned to the Headquarters Library, but will be a resource for teen services system-wide. Provides library services to the community with an emphasis on teens and preteens; creates a youth-friendly environment that invites this demographic to use the space; assists in planning, administering, and presenting library programming as well as developing Makerspace ideas, programs, and events; learns and applies technologies to programming as well as those that will improve services, provides outreach and facilitates partnerships as needed. Writes grants and reports. Assists in all areas of Youth Services. Works close with Children's and Public Service Librarians on collaborative programs and services. Provides coverage for Youth Services and Public Service Librarians, and quarterly Sunday rotation. Selects library materials through journal reviews, trends, and areas of interest to the preteens and teens; assesses collections for circulation and usage, condition, and currency; weeds and floats collection as appropriate. Answers patron in-house and telephone reference inquiries utilizing various information sources and provide readers' advisory. Assists in using materials and providing instruction in use of databases and resources. Maintains statistics. Recruits, coordinates, trains, and supervises staff and volunteers in providing program services and support. Assists in evaluating and redirecting services; writes and suggests policies and procedures. Assists in budgeting process; assesses and prioritizes departmental needs; develops and monitors departmental budget; makes requests for large equipment needs. Represents the County and library in the community; speaks to groups; designs promotional materials for services and programs and promotes programs, services, and materials in social media such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Keeps current in library trends and developments by reading a variety of professional journals, listservs or websites and by attending conferences, workshops, and seminars. Conducts tours of the library facilities. Attends and conducts meetings.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Assists in cataloging; packs books for book sale and transfer to new locations. Answers the telephone. Sets up meeting room for classes, meetings, etc.; sets up computer equipment/projector in meeting room for various functions. Ensures cleanliness of library areas. Explains technical records. Performs other related duties as required. In the event of a declared state of emergency, employees in this classification may be called to work during days or hours other than those for which they are regularly scheduled.
Master's degree in Library Science. One year of experience in library work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Fingerprinting required.
Physical address where the job position is located.
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