Job: Librarian - Youth Services

General Information
Position:
Librarian - Youth Services

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$39,863.72 - $70,758.22 Annually

Job Category:
Children's Services

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Description


Lee County Library System is offering enthusiastic, community-minded candidates the opportunity to work with a team of Youth Services professionals dedicated to serving young patrons and families. A full-time position is currently available at the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library.
 
As a Youth Services Librarian, you will have a positive impact on our community and help guide programming and collections for children at a large, regional library.  This position offers an opportunity to develop your leadership skills in a supportive team environment that promotes creativity, kindness and collaboration.
 
The Youth Services department is a team of four that includes a Senior Librarian, Young Adult Librarian, Youth Services Librarian and Youth Services Associate. The successful candidate is a positive-minded, self-starter who enthusiastically embraces public library service and demonstrates good judgment and a commitment to teamwork.
 
The Lee County Library System offers a generous compensation package including health and life insurance and retirement benefits with the Florida Retirement System. Salary is commensurate with overall experience and education.

THE ORGANIZATION
The Lee County Library System has 13 branches including six regional libraries, two mid-sized libraries, and five community libraries as well as a Talking Books library. Services include Books By Mail, Telephone Reference and Mobile Outreach. The library has over 1.5 million items available for patrons to use or check out, and circulates over 6 million items per year. Currently, more than 294,000 Lee County residents are registered users.

The Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library is a regional library located in Cape Coral, a rapidly growing city in Lee County.  The Youth Services department has spacious seating for families, a separate storytime room, LEGO table, public Internet stations, early literacy and elementary school-aged learning stations, and an interactive touchscreen play table.  The library features an outside butterfly garden with bench seating and a trellis with flowering vines. It is a great place for families to enjoy nature.  

THE COMMUNITY
Southwest Florida’s Lee County is a growing, dynamic region, ideally situated along Interstate 75, just two hours from Tampa and Miami. Covering approximately 811 square miles, the county is home to over 750,000 residents. Fort Myers is the county seat of Lee County, which also includes the communities of Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Estero, and Fort Myers Beach. More and more families and businesses are choosing Lee County to call home. From sparkling white sandy beaches and lush golf courses, to an exciting sports and outdoor recreation scene, Lee County’s nationally recognized public school system, low crime rates and exceptional quality of life make it a great place to live, work, and raise a family. For more information, go to https://www.visitfortmyers.com.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Provide stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages using Library resources and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and readers’ advisory.  
  • Maintain a regular schedule of collection maintenance and promotion of the children's collection through weeding, selection, and displays.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in readers’ advisory to children.
  • May have the opportunity to participate in branch specific and system-wide committees.
  • Present tours and programs for school and community groups visiting the library.
  • Provide technology training to staff and patrons
  • May be in charge of the department in the absence of the Senior Librarian.
  • Explain and administer library policies and procedures
  • Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities and stay abreast of emerging technology and trends.
  • Communicate and work effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information and working cohesively as a team.  
  • Plan and present programs and activities for children at the library and at outreach locations.
  • Develop and maintain communication and contacts with nearby primary schools and community organizations that serve children.

Education:

Education, Experience, Licensing

 

  • Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association or the ability to obtain this degree within 6 months of hire and one year of library experience. 
  • Prefer two years of related library experience.
  • Experience with planning and presenting programs to children is preferred.
  • Prefer experience and/or education related to children's literature and programming.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record is required.

 

Supplemental Information

 

  • Exceptional communication skills is preferred.
  • Ability to deliver an exemplary customer experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team is preferred.
  • Ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies is preferred.
  • Ability to engage community partners in the promotion of library programs is preferred.  
  • Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of languages other than English.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as cash registers, computers, photocopiers, self-check machines, assistive devices and automation equipment.
  • The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs.
  • This position requires 80 hours bi-weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays and some Sundays.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES:  All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency as needed. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
04-22-2022

Application deadline:
05-22-2022

Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Cape Coral Public Library

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

Address:
921 SW 39th Terrace

City:
Cape Coral

Zip:
33914

County:
Lee


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lee County Library System

Address:
2345 Union Street

City:
Fort Myers

State:
FL

Zip:
33901

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Aric Christensen

Contact Email:
achristensen@leegov.com

Contact Phone:
239-533-2245

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply.  Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 1825 Hendry Street, 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL  33902.  You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL  33902.  Your application must be received in Human Resources BEFORE the posting closes.  If Human Resources does not receive your application BEFORE the posting closes, we will NOT be able to consider you for the position and your application will NOT be processed.


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