Early Literacy Librarian
This position reports to the Director/Assistant Director and includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities.
- Plan and present weekly Story Times; choose books to read and prepare crafts, music, finger play, and flannel board activities emphasizing early literacy skills.
- Plan and present weekly Baby and Toddler Story Times emphasizing early literacy skills.
- Present Story Times for local preschools approximately three times a month.
- Organize a monthly LEGO Club.
- Plan summer reading programs for babies and early elementary age children; plan programs, Story Times, and do overall reporting for the program.
- Develop community partnerships.
- Present special one-time programs for children.
- Maintain and share youth programming budget.
- Provide Reader’s Advisory service to both adults and children.
- Staff circulation desk two hours per day and provide backup assistance when needed.
- Provide technology assistance to patrons.
- Answer phone and respond to patron inquiries.
- Pull books for library displays.
- Shelve and shelf-read.
- Maintain collection development budget.
- Collection management for babies through early elementary age, including purchasing, cataloging and weeding.
- Manage the conversion of the children’s section to the BISAC model.
- Take continuing education classes as allowed by time and budget.
- Keep current with children’s literature by reading professional journals.
- Attend workshops offered by library organizations.
Education and Experience: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university. Previous library experience is preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
Salary: $37,500 to $42,500 depending on experience.
Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week) including one evening a week and every Saturday. Benefits: Retirement, medical, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO).
Email your resume and letter of interest before June 1 to Jackie Welch, Library Director, firstname.lastname@example.org .