[Michlib-l] Job Posting: Youth Services Specialist at the East Lansing Public Library

Jason Shoup jshoup at cityofeastlansing.com
Fri Jul 15 11:58:09 EDT 2016

City of East Lansing
East Lansing Public Library
Youth Services Specialist
PAY RATE:					 							
 $17.10 /hour 
HOURS PER WEEK:  								
 20 hours per week. Contingent, at-will position. Includes night and
weekend hours 

The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is seeking a dynamic, part-time
Youth Services Specialist with a strong knowledge of early literacy,
childhood development and of science, technology, engineering, arts, and
math (STEAM) programming. We seek someone with strong customer service
experience, proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and
an interest in developing new skills.
Our Youth Services Specialist will work with the ELPL Youth Services
Team to develop creative STEAM, maker, technology-centered, and early
literacy-based children’s programming. We are looking for someone with
demonstrated experience providing storytime, story-telling, community
outreach and who has an interest in children’s literature and early
childhood education.
All ELPL staff may: work evenings and weekends; serve on the library
service desk or at the Maker Studio; provide basic technology
instruction; participate in the planning, implement and evaluate
services; and assist in the care of the facility and collection
·		Bachelor’s degree
·		Experience with children’s programming including
·		Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both
orally and in writing.
·		Demonstrated computer proficiency.
·		Demonstrated experience with customer service.
·		Demonstrated experience with reference and circulation
services delivered in person and by phone. 
·		Experience working in a public library setting.
·		Experience with STEAM-based curricula and learning.
·		Demonstrated success with community outreach. 
·		Ability to withstand routine and repetitive motions such
as bending, reaching, standing, and pushing. 
·		Ability to lift library materials weighing up to 50
lbs., and to push book trucks weighing between 100 and 200 lbs.
The East Lansing Public Library is a 26,000 square foot facility
currently halfway through an extensive remodel. When finished, the
newly-remodeled space will include meeting room space, quiet study
areas, a teen reading area, an 1,100 square foot Maker Studio, and over
3,000 square feet of Children’s space. The library is located just north
of Michigan State University and is committed to providing services to
the diverse MSU/East Lansing community. We employ more than 30 full- and
part-time staff committed to providing a place and resources where
people gather to share information and ideas to enrich lives and foster
To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover-letter addressing how your
experience meets the position preferences, along with a completed COEL
( http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/583) , to:

East Lansing Public Library
Jason E. Shoup, Head of Customer Experiences
jshoup at cityofeastlansing.com

Jason E. Shoup
East Lansing Public Library
Head of Customer Experiences
Assistant Director
Cell: 505.934.6961
Office: 517.319.6939
jshoup at cityofeastlansing.com

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