Job: Librarian, Youth Services/Young Adult

General Information
Position:
Librarian, Youth Services/Young Adult

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$41,059.82 - $77,834.02 Annually

Job Category:
Other

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

Description:

THE POSITION

Lee County Library System, a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, is offering enthusiastic, community-minded candidates the opportunity to become a part of the team at the South County Regional Library in Estero, Florida, and at the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library in Cape Coral, Florida. As a Youth Services/Young Adult Librarian, you will have a positive impact on our community and help shape the future by providing programs and other library services to children and teens.

This position works primarily with teens and children but also provides services to adults, including readers’ advisory and reference. The South County Regional Library Youth Services team includes a Senior Librarian and a Youth Services Associate. The Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library team includes a Senior Librarian, a Youth Services Librarian, and a Youth Services Library Associate. The successful candidate enjoys working with teens and children, positively embraces public library service, and demonstrates flexibility and good judgment that reflects a commitment to teamwork and customer service. Applicants who have experience collaborating with schools and community organizations that serve teens and children are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

THE LIBRARIES
The South County Regional Library is a 32,000 sq. ft. facility that has been serving the residents of Estero and surrounding areas since 1996. Conveniently located just off Interstate 75, the South County Regional Library boasts highly attended youth programs, dedicated Friends of the Library support, and outstanding connections to its users. The library has an enthusiastic staff serving this rapidly growing community with a diverse population and is scheduled for an upgrade and redesign. The Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library is a 40,000 sq. ft. regional library located in Cape Coral, a fast-growing city in Lee County. The Youth Services department has spacious family seating, a separate story time room, a LEGO table, public Internet stations, early literacy and elementary school-aged learning stations, and an interactive multi-touch screenplay table for all ages. The library features an outside butterfly garden with bench seating and a trellis with flowering fines to attract butterflies and is a great place for families to enjoy nature.

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 collection maintenance schedule and promotion of the children's and teens' collections through weeding, selection, and displays. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in readers’ advisory to children and teens. 
  • May be assigned 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 library for specific days or shifts. 
  • 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. 
  • May supervise student volunteers and/or paraprofessional personnel. 
  • Develop and maintain communication and contacts with nearby secondary schools and community organizations that serve children and teens. 
  • Plan, execute, and evaluate public library programs primarily for teens and children in accordance with the interest and demographics of the community. 
  • May be in charge of the department in the absence of the Senior Librarian 
  • Performing outreach and community engagement activities in collaboration with the Manager of Programming and Community Outreach.

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 a closely related field such as Education or School Media. 
    • Graduate students enrolled in a Library Science program accredited by the American Library Association with the ability to obtain this degree within 6 months of hire will also be considered.
  • Requires one year of library or closely related experience. 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record is required.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

  • Prefer 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. 
  • Prefer experience with planning and presenting programs to children and teens.
  • Prefer experience and/or education related to children's and teens' literature and programming. 
  • Spanish speaking is a plus. 
  • Exceptional communication skills are 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 analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop and conduct appropriate programs for targeted groups is preferred. 
  • Ability to engage community partners in the promotion of library programs is preferred.
  • 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 is 80 hours bi-weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays, and some Sundays.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
07-19-2022

Application deadline:
08-16-2022

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:
Lee County Library System

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

Address:
2345 Union Street

City:
Fort Myers

Zip:
33901

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:
Debbie West

Contact Email:
dwest@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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