Divisional Librarian for Youth Services (2 positions)

Roanoke County Public Library
Location (City, State): 
Roanoke, Virginia

APPLY BY: 12/3/2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Salary: $42,111.00 - $66,788 Annually
Location - Roanoke, VA
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Library
Job Number: 201001293
Closing date and time: 12/3/2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Do you love working with children and want to help create a vibrant future for a County-wide library system? Roanoke County Public Library is seeking two dynamic, innovative, and team-oriented Youth Services Librarians, who will play an important role designing programs and services, and developing the collection.  One opportunity serves birth to age twelve and the other serves ages twelve to eighteen. As an added bonus, you get to live and work nestled in the mountains, minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Jefferson National Forest. If you want to join an energetic team, while living and working at the intersection of tradition and innovation, we want to hear from you!
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and promoting collections and programs that enrich the lives of young people in the Roanoke Valley, and will lead full- and part-time staff who serve a headquarters library and five branches. These positions oversee services for children and teens.
The Divisional Librarian for Youth Services performs responsible administrative and professional work in managing and coordinating children's and/or young adult services. Major responsibilities include delivering professional assistance to library patrons, providing responsible leadership for the operation of one or more of the specialty services of the library system, and planning and organizing programs, services, and support activities. Does related work as required.
Oversees collection development for the division; evaluates library collections for completeness, currency, and condition, and participates regularly in the de-selection process.
Designs, plans, and implements programs; evaluates library programming and services; collects and analyzes community feedback and statistics on program and services; maintains various collections and formats.
Assists in preparing annual budget, particularly as it relates to divisional services; pursues funding for programming through grants, corporate sponsorships, and local business donations.
Plans, directs and provides outreach services to area schools and childcare providers including library visits, classroom visits, and daycare story times.
Develops and implements story hours, youth programs, and in coordination with Public Services Coordinator, family programs.
Selects and plans outside performers or presenters according to County procurement guidelines; evaluates proposed programs for safety hazards, feasibility, and age appropriateness.
Networks with colleagues and attends professional seminars and training events keeping abreast of service innovations and best practices for youth services.
Answers complex reference questions and performs readers' advisory for youth, their parents, and caregivers.
Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers; works with Library Friends and civic groups.
Supervises, evaluates, instructs, and collaborates with other library management staff; conducts periodic meetings of youth services staff facilitating communication, knowledge sharing, and program coordination and outreach; assumes responsibility of staff and building in the absence of other professional staff.
In coordination with Administrative and Marketing Manager, prepares press releases, publicity flyers, public service announcements and other materials publicizing programming; creates and updates website pages regarding activities and opportunities; contributes to Library social network outreach.
Works closely with consortium personnel and other professionals in the region; serves as liaison to schools.
Education Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program. Considerable experience in professional library work or comparable public, retail, or technical service experience. Recent substantive training or accredited coursework in relevant areas may be an acceptable substitute for professional library experience, particularly when combined with other responsible retail, public or technical service experience.
Certifications/Licenses: Must be eligible for certification as a professional librarian by the State of Virginia. Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license and have a good driving record.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, standards, methods and techniques pertinent to the operation of a specialty services division
Thorough knowledge of English, spelling, arithmetic and basic statistics
Technical expertise utilizing and maintaining ILS and products
Ability to maintain accurate records and produce reports
Ability to work well with library personnel and to maintain good relations with the citizens in the community
Ability to design and implement work programs
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to direct the activities of subordinate staff and to properly motivate and develop staff
Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. May be subject to DMV driving record review as required by amount of work related driving, specified by support responsibilities. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervises subordinate staff assigned to specialty area
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Agency: County of Roanoke Virginia
Phone: 540-772-2018