Early Literacy Librarian

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.

Customer Service:

  • 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.

Collection Development:

  • 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.

Personal Development:

  • 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,  jw@pagosalibrary.org .

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