DATE ENTERED: July 19, 2021
POSITION: Librarian III - Youth Services
LOCATION: CITY OF LYNCHBURG, VA
APPLY BY: 08/03/21 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 III - Youth Services
An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: $44,512.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/01/21
CLOSING DATE: 08/03/21 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:
The Lynchburg Public Library is seeking an experienced professional librarian with strong leadership and communication skills to manage the Youth Services Department. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children and families in an urban library environment, possess a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service with enthusiasm, energy and professionalism, and bring a sense of humor to their work. The City of Lynchburg offers competitive benefits.
The City of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
When assigned to Youth Services

  • Plans, implements, and directs innovative, diverse, and collaborative programs and services for youth and families in conjunction with the Youth Services team
  • Provides leadership and management to the Youth Services staff, including development, training, and evaluations.
  • Manages Youth Services budget and all departmental purchasing decisions
  • Oversees collection development for youth and teen collections; guides and trains fellow youth staff in selection guidelines and budget allocation; directs ongoing collection maintenance and weeding
  • Provides exemplary customer service to patrons, including youth and families, at the public service desk, including general reference assistance, reader’s advisory, and technology assistance
  • Possesses a broad knowledge of classic and current children and teen literature; has a working knowledge of childhood development, early literacy practices, and education standards for children in pre-k to grade 12
  • Sets, interprets, and upholds departmental goals and objectives, policies and procedures
  • Compiles statistics on attendance of all children’s programs throughout the year for the annual report and statistics on the summer reading program. Conducts outcome measures to gauge program impact
  • Develops collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders and serves as an advocate for children and young adults
  • Action-oriented: takes-on new opportunities, anticipates challenges, and provides proactive solutions with a sense of urgency, energy, and enthusiasm
  • Actively seeks grant opportunities to secure funding for children’s materials and programs
  • Attends professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and contributes to library staff meetings; represents the Library at City meetings  

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following

  • Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned.
  • 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
Directly supervises assigned support and professional staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
When assigned to Youth Services Services
Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school required; minimum 3-5 years of professional library experience working with children and families; 3 years supervisory experience in a public library strongly preferred; a comprehensive knowledge of current trends and practices in youth services.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=429
OR
900 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504     Job #02491
LIBRARIAN III - YOUTH SERVICES