Youth Services Librarian

City of Myrtle Beach
Location (City, State): 
Myrtle Beach, SC

Performs professional work in a public library Youth Services Department. Responsibilities include supervising and mentoring youth services staff, providing readers' advisory and reference services, collection development, programming, budgeting, community collaboration, coordinating with other library departments for marketing and services purposes and other related duties as assigned.

Plans and administers Library programming and services; plans appropriate weekly and seasonal programs and activities for children and teens (birth - 18 years of age and their caregiver); conducts children's story times promoting ECRR2 early literacy skills, and outreach to promote library services and resources; writes grants and reports; researches program ideas; evaluates current services based on community needs; re-directs or adds services as needed; writes and recommends policies and procedures; finds and negotiates engagements with speakers; evaluates program implemented.

Develops and designs promotional materials and displays both digital and in-print formats.

Provides library services to library patrons; locates books or information for children, teens, parents, teachers, students and others; advises patrons on materials to meet their needs//interests; assists patrons with use of computers.

Performs public relations functions to promote children and teen sections and other library services; speaks to civic groups to promote the library and the importance of reading to children; designs workshops to meet groups' needs; works with organizations that compliment the library's mission to enhance service or program offerings.

Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff and provides technical expertise.

Performs customer services functions in person, via telephone and email; provides assistance related to library services, fees, procedures or other issues; conducts advisory interviews; provides collection of information to patrons; assists patrons in locating and utilizing books, reference materials; instructs patrons how to use library resources and equipment and how to evaluate resources; maintains related documentation.

Maintains children's and Young Adult/Teen collections; selects library materials; selects items with relevance to the community; reviews standing orders; reviews and maintains familiarity with various formats; keeps materials current; communicates with database vendors; weeds out collections; assess collection for strengths and weakness and to determine if current and relevant; makes recommendations to move or remove resources and materials and to add new materials; assesses damaged materials.

Develops departmental budget request; assesses and prioritizes departmental needs; monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure compliance with approved budget.

Ensures patrons comply with all applicable rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, statistics, activity schedules, press releases, manuals, flyers, brochures, social media postings, signs, library cards, receipts, orders, circulation/attendance reports or other documents.

Performs administrative functions associated with children and teen sections operations; determines, reviews and modifies section goals; solicits and receives monetary donations for sponsorship of children's programming and forwards as appropriate.

Participates in statewide and multi-county library and youth organizations, plans meetings; presents workshops, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited program, three (3) years professional supervisory experience in Youth Services, be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.