[Michlib-l] Job Posting: Youth Services Librarian

Holly Teasdle hteasdle at lyon.lib.mi.us
Tue Oct 11 14:40:38 EDT 2016

Job Announcement 
Lyon Township Public Library 
Part-time Youth Services Librarian 

Position : Youth Services Librarian 

Supervisor : Library Director 

Salary : $17-$19 per hour DOQ 

Schedule : 25-29 Hours per week, including evening and weekend hours 

Benefits : paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal day, continuing education 

The Lyon Township Public Library is seeking a part-time Youth Services Librarian to start ASAP. We are seeking an energetic & enthusiastic person with experience with children’s programming and a love and dedication for children’s librarianship. We are a small library in a growing community in southwest Oakland County . Must have a good sense of humor and customer service philosophy. 
Typical Duties 

    * Contributes to the overall effectiveness of providing direct service to patrons 
    * Plans, promotes and implements all Youth programming ages 0-17 including Summer Reading Program 
    * Collection development, evaluation and weeding of youth collections, including books, magazines, audio books, DVDs & videos, CDs & databases 
    * Provides reference and readers advisory to all ages 
    * Conduct computer based instruction and homework help 
    * Prepares displays 
    * Attends monthly staff meetings 
    * Actively promotes the library in the community and represents the library at community events 
    * Gives presentations to school and community groups 
    * Submits relevant information for the library website, flyers and brochures 
    * Orders supplies for programs and services relevant to Youth Services 
    * Participates in fundraising activities for the library 

Required Qualifications and Abilities 

    * MLIS from an ALA accredited University 
    * Course work and concentration in youth and children’s services 
    * Knowledge of age appropriate programs 0-17 years 
    * Knowledge of print and electronic resources and materials for youth 
    * Knowledge of library automation systems 
    * Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers 
    * Ability to make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures 
    * Ability to think analytically and to develop new procedures for more efficient work flow 
    * Knowledge of standard office and library machines (i.e. photocopier, fax machine, printers) 
    * Familiarity with current technology and electronic sources of information. 
    * Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
    * Excellent understanding of library policies, procedures, philosophy and public service values. 
    * Ability to maintain composure in stressful work situation. 

The above is intended to describe the major responsibilities and requirements for this 
position. It is not an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or requirements. 

Dates : 
Deadline for applications: October 18, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m. 

Application : Please submit a resume and three references to: hteasdle at lyon.lib.mi.us 

This is an at-will position. The Lyon Township Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. 

Holly Teasdle, Director 
Lyon Township Public Library 
27005 S. Milford Rd. 
South Lyon, MI 48178 
248-437-8800, ext. 610 

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