DATE ENTERED: January 15, 2021
POSITION: Librarian I Youth Services
LOCATION: CITY OF LYNCHBURG
APPLY BY: 01/27/21 11:59 PM


CITY OF LYNCHBURG
Department of Human Resources
900 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=429     
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Librarian I Youth Services
An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $36,836.80 Annually

OPENING DATE: 01/13/21

CLOSING DATE: 01/27/21 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:
The City of Lynchburg is seeking an enthusiastic individual to provide professional librarian services to children and teens in the Youth Services department.
The successful candidate will be able to relate to youth and their caregivers in an urban library setting and bring a sense of humor to their work. This position requires you to work evenings and weekends.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
When assigned to Youth Services:

  • Responsible for teen/young adult (YA) programming to support middle and high school age youth.
  • Plans and implements programming throughout the year for teens, educators, parents and caregivers, including Summer Reading programs, after school programs, special activities and seasonal events.
  • Responsible for maintaining teen/YA print and digital collections, including collection development and routine weeding.
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of children's and YA literature.
  • Upholds excellent customer service standards with enthusiasm, energy, and professionalism.
  • Serves as an active member in the Youth Services department, with a focus on teen patrons and their families/caregivers.
  • Actively participates in a team environment on planning and implementing family programs and special youth events.
  • Assists patrons of all ages in the use of the library and its resources; provides reader's advisory assistance to youth and their caregivers; maintains an appropriate atmosphere and discipline depending upon the area and the customers being served.
  • Conducts outreach services and programs to local schools and youth organizations supporting middle and high school age youth.
  • Collaborates with Librarian II on outreach goals and initiatives.
  • Responsible for updating content on the teen page of the library’s website.
  • Responsible for creating promotional material in Canva to advertise teen programs and services.
  • Contributes to grant writing projects to support the Youth Services department.
  • Keeps current with technology, social media, and trends in the library profession.
  • Attends professional workshops, webinars, and other continuing education activities.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends.
  • Collaborates with other library staff members as requested on special projects.

Additional Duties:

  • When unusual situations occur and/or the City Manager declares a State of Emergency, all City employees may be required to accept special assignments and perform as needed to ensure appropriate service delivery.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • May supervise Library Assistants or volunteers.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution required. Experience working as a children’s and/or teen librarian in a public library setting for at least 2-4 years preferred.  General knowledge of the principles and methods of modern library services for youth, including storytimes, summer reading programs, STEM/STEAM programming, and teen programming.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Depending on assignment, possession of valid driver's license issued by Commonwealth of Virginia and acceptable driving record according to City criteria may be required.

Must successfully complete IS100 and IS700 National Incident Management (NIMS) training within 90 days of employment. May also be required to complete higher levels of NIMS training as determined appropriate for the position.    

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=429
OR
900 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504     Job #02436
LIBRARIAN I YOUTH SERVICES
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