[Michlib-l] Opportunity: Youth Services Specialist, Harrison Township Public

Dan Hutchins danthutchins at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 30 14:40:12 EDT 2015

Position: Youth Services Specialist, Part-time, 15 hours per week

Reports to: Library Director or other staff as assigned

Hourly rate: $20.00 per hour for successful Master’s Degree candidate

Start date: Interviews to begin immediately. Position expected to begin after July 13.


The Harrison Township Public Library is transitioning from a volunteer-run institution to a staff-led

organization. HTPL is seeking a number of personable, enthusiastic individuals to join us on this journey. Get in on the ground floor of a growing library!


The Youth Services Specialist is crucial to HTPL’s program of public service. Duties include:


· Planning and implementing innovative children’s programs at HTPL and offsite as required

· Developing Youth print, audio-visual, and digital collections including ordering and weeding

· Providing computer assistance including but not limited to Microsoft Office, email, online searches, printing using our print management system, and social media

· Assisting patrons with Overdrive ebook and audiobook download service, the Library’s in-house OPACs, MeLCat, and MeL databases

· Staffing the Circulation Desk including patron check-out

· Processing library materials

· Collecting/negotiating fines and fees

· Other tasks as assigned


Minimum qualifications:

· Masters degree in Library Science or its equivalent from an ALA accredited school preferred, will
consider non-MLIs applicants for this position

· Demonstrated knowledge of children’s programming and materials

· Positive, proactive customer-oriented attitude

· Excellent verbal and written communications skills

· Computer proficiency including Windows Operating System, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

       Publisher, online services such as Overdrive and MEL, web utilities including email and searching

· Flexibility in scheduling including nights and weekends

· Ability to lift 25 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, kneel, and crouch


Preferred qualifications:

· Successful experience with Youth Services programming and collection development

· Customer service experience


Please submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to (email preferred):

Harrison Township Public Library

Attn: Dan Hutchins, Director

38151 L’Anse Creuse Street

Harrison Township, MI 48045

dhutchins at htplib.org
Applications available at: http://www.harrison-township.org/resources/employment/docs/General_Application.pdf

Current HTPL volunteers and those with previous library experience will receive first consideration. Dan Hutchins, Director
Harrison Township Public Library
38151 L'Anse CreuseHarrison Township, MI 48045
dhutchins at htplib.org
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