Youth Services Librarian with Early Literacy Emphasis

Complete job posting:

The Youth Services Librarian position reports to the Director/Assistant Director and includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities.


  • Plan and present weekly Story Time; choose books to read and prepare crafts, music, fingerplays, and flannel board activities emphasizing early literacy skills.
  • Plan and present Baby/Toddler Story Time on a weekly basis emphasizing early literacy skills.
  • Present story times for preschools three weeks each month.
  • Present once a month 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.
  • Develop additional programs for children as needed.
  • Present special one-time programs for children.
  • Maintain youth programming budget.

Customer Service

  • Provide Reader’s Advisory services to both adults and children.
  • Staff circulation desk two hours per day and provide backup assistance when needed.
  • Answer phone and respond to patron inquiries.
  • Pull books for library displays.
  • Shelve books.
  • Provide technology assistance to patrons.

Collection Development

  • Maintain collection development budget.
  • Collection management for children from birth through teen ages, including purchasing and weeding.
  • Suggest Fantasy and Science Fiction titles to be added to the adult collection.
  • Purchase DVDs for all ages.
  • Purchase ebooks for library Nooks, archiving previous purchases when necessary, along with updating the MARC record.


  • Supervise Library Assistant.

Personal Development

  • Take continuing education classes as allowed by time and budget
  • Keep current with children and young adult 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 is required. Previous library experience is preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Salary: $37,500 to $42,500, depending upon experience.

Schedule: Full-time (40hours/week) including one evening a week, and every Saturday. Benefits include paid holidays and paid time off. Medical insurance is reimbursed up to $500 a month.

To be considered, please submit your resume and a letter of interest before July 1, 2015 by email to:

Jackie Welch, Director
Ruby Sisson Memorial Library

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