Job: Librarian I - Teen Services

General Information
Position:
Librarian I - Teen Services

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$24.64 - 40.82

Job Category:
Young Adult Services

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:

This position performs difficult professional work supervising a major activity in the Boca Raton Public Library (BRPL), providing innovative, effective, and well-attended programs and services for teens and tweens. Under the supervision of the Librarian II - Youth Services, this position supervises professional personnel, paraprofessional personnel, and volunteers, as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Works with teens, tweens, volunteers, approved community partners, and Youth Services staff to plan, implement and evaluate high-quality, developmentally appropriate formal and informal learning activities that support teens’ and tweens’ personal and academic goals;
  • Ensures access and inclusivity to a wide variety of library resources, services, and activities for and with teens and tweens, including those facing challenges to access, equity, or inclusivity;
  • Supervises Youth Services staff in planning, developing and implementing teen and tween programs and services;
  • Trains and evaluates Youth Services staff in professional skills relevant to teen and tween programs and services;
  • Collaborates with Youth Services staff to enhance teen and tween programs related to the Summer Reading Program and STEM/STEAM;
  • Collaborates with Instructional Services staff and the Technology & Digital Services staff to provide innovative technology and digital programming and services for teens and tweens;
  • Collaborates with the Events & Community Engagement staff to organize middle and high school visits both on and off campus;
  • Collaborates with the Professional Development Committee to enhance overall library customer service related to teens and tweens; 
  • Coordinates with the communication and marketing team to promote tools, classes or programs relevant to teen and tween programs and services;
  • Provides and promotes teen and tween readers’ advisory, assisting as needed with teen and tween materials selection;
  • Maintains and compiles teen and tween program statistics and reporting as needed, engaging in ongoing assessment of teen and tween services using relevant methods and resources;
  • Assists the Youth Services Librarian II to analyze, prepare and administer budgets in assigned areas;
  • Serves as a member of library and city committees, as requested to advocate for events, programs and services which support positive teen and tween experiences in the library and in the community;
  • Enforces the Library's Rules of Conduct and serves as the Building Administrator in Charge, as required;
  • Stands in as the Youth Services Librarian II, as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, materials, and practices as related to teen library services; 
  • Knowledge of youth developmental stages and benchmarks from birth to 18 and current trends in education, with special focus on teens and tweens; 
  • Skilled in the operation of computers and demonstrates an aptitude for learning various technologies such as Apple products, 3D printers, GarageBand, Adobe Creative Suite, Animoto, Scratch coding, iMovie, Canva, gaming consoles, or other creative software;
  • Ability to work independently or as a part of a team, and to organize and lead projects; 
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and administer a major library program; 
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of professional, paraprofessional, and volunteers; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, library patrons, approved community partners, and others; 
  • Ability to assist in the establishment of library policies and to provide accurate interpretation to community groups, public officials, professional groups, and the general public, as needed; 
  • Ability to represent the library at professional meetings and to participate in the development or improvement of professional library methods and standards, when assigned; 
  • Must be able to work independently, prioritize duties and tasks, and make sound decisions with minimal supervision; 
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Education:

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in library and/or information science (MLIS) from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association, or current enrollment in an accredited MLIS program with a graduation date within three (3) years of employment required; 
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ related experience working with teens required;
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license;
  • Must be able to work varied schedules, including nights and weekends.

ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE DESIGNATION:

When normal operations of City departments are suspended or interrupted due to a declaration that a state of emergency exists, employees in this classification will be deemed essential by the City. For the preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail, employees deemed necessary shall be required to work.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS OR CONDITIONS:

  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces;
  • Ability to lift, pull, or otherwise move articles weighing up to 40 pounds; 
  • Ability to push a loaded book cart weighing up to 200 pound;
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods;
  • Moving about within the immediate work area to accomplish tasks;
  • Moving from one worksite to another;
  • Operates a computer and other equipment using motions requiring manual dexterity or fine motor skills;
  • Have the ability to identify and distinguish colors;
  • Communicate with others to exchange information;
  • Reading comprehension to proofread and check documents for accuracy;
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;
  • Operates a computer and other equipment using motions requiring manual dexterity or fine motor skills;
  • Work in a normal office environment with few physical discomforts; 
  • Work with equipment or performing procedures where carelessness would probably result in minor cuts, bruises, or muscle pulls.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

The background check process for this position may include:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Checks
  • Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
  • Educational Verification
  • Certification/License Verification

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
03-16-2022

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
http://www.myboca.us

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Boca Raton Public Library

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
400 NW 2nd Avenue

City:
Boca Raton

Zip:
33432

County:
Palm Beach


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Boca Raton Public Library

Address:
201 West Palmetto Park Road

City:
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

State:
FL

Zip:
33432

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Marcus Wildy

Contact Email:
mwildy@myboca.us

Contact Phone:
15613937971

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Please apply directly online at www.myboca.us


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