[Michlib-l] Job Posting--Teen Librarian

hcrocker at brandonlibrary.org hcrocker at brandonlibrary.org
Mon Aug 10 16:00:18 EDT 2015

The Brandon Township Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic,
customer service-oriented Teen Librarian. The candidate should possess
knowledge of best library practices, providing reference assistance,
and current technology and social media.  A passion for reading,
viewing and listening to teen literature is a must. 
Position Available:                           
Teen Librarian  
    MLS degree from an accredited university and eligibility for
a Michigan Librarian Certificate       
               $17.15 per hour 
Part-time Position                           
 20 to 24 hours per week
Deadline for applications is August 21, 2015, 5:00 pm or until
filled.  Please attach your cover letter and resume and send it to
Harmony Crocker, Adult Services Manager
at hcrocker at brandonlibrary.org [1]
If interested, please review the attached job description, or visit
our website at brandonlibrary.org to learn more about the library. 
Harmony CrockerAdult Services ManagerBrandon Township Public
Library304 South StreetOrtonville, MI
48462248.627.1461hcrocker at brandonlibrary.org



	Position: Teen Librarian

	               Part time 20-24 hours per week

	Salary:  $17.15            

	Deadline for Application: August 21, 2015, 5:00 pm or until



	Under the direction of the Adult Services Manager, the Teen Services
Librarian provides excellent reference and reader’s advisory
services to the public at the adult reference desk and responsible
judgment and initiative in planning and evaluating services to teens
both within the library and within the community. This position
contributes to collection development and overseas or provides
specific programs and services for the department.  


	* Leads the Teen Services team in developing goals, policies and
procedures as they relate to young adults.

	* Initiates, plans, implements and conducts a variety of innovative
programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by teens
between the ages of 12 and 18.

	* At the public reference desk provides reference and reader’s
advisory services and library orientation and instruction to both
teens and adults.

	* Promotes, publicizes and represents teen services and the library
to the community, schools and other local agencies. Maintains frequent
contact with these agencies.

	* Represents Brandon Township Public Library at the Young Adult
Services meeting hosted by The Library Network cooperative.

	* Involves teens in planning and implementing services to their age

	* Provides and develops special programs or events for adults as

	* Conducts one-on-one and some group training sessions for library
patrons and staff in the use of library resources.

	* Selects, evaluates, maintains and discards teen materials based on
professional judgment, recognized review sources and knowledge of teen

	* Analyze user needs, interests, hold lists, popular topics and
other measures to determine future directions of the collection.

	 	* Responsible for budget expenditures in designated area(s)
according to established procedures.

	* Works with supervisory personnel to seek supplementary funding to
enhance library services, including state, federal and private grant

	* Contributes to the development and content of the library’s



	Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science
from an ALA accredited institution and eligibility for a Michigan
Librarian Certificate.  


	* Successful work experience providing direct customer service in a
public library setting.

	* Experience using library materials in all formats including
electronic resources.

	* Proactive public service attitude along with excellent
communication and planning skills.

	 	* Demonstrate proficiency with electronic databases, Microsoft
Office applications, social networking sites, and mobile technology,
as it relates to eBooks and other digital resources.

	* Ability to work as an effective team member.

	* Creative problem solving ability.

	* Experience working successfully within a complex organizational

	* Ability to work cooperatively with other departments within the

	 	* Awareness of the unique role of the public library in the


	This position reports to the Adult Services Manager.

[1] mailto:rhiggerson at brandonlibrary.org

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