[Michlib-l] Posting Extended - Head of Programming and Youth Services

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Mon Jul 9 14:49:53 EDT 2018

Position:		Head of Programing and Youth Services
Location:		Fraser Public Library
Salary and Hours:	Full-time, non-union at-will position, benefits 
Salary Range $44,000-49,000 depending on experience;
hours vary (will include nights & weekends)
Reports to:		Library Director

FROM FRIDAY, JUNE 22nd, 2018 ~ FRIDAY, JULY 20TH, 2018

Job Summary
•	The Fraser Public Library is looking for someone dynamic, innovative, 
customer-service oriented, flexible and detail-oriented to be our new 
Head of Programming and Youth Services.  Under the direction of the 
Director, the Head of Programming and Youth Services focuses the 
activities of their staff team; leads the Library in providing programs  
for all ages and leads the youth services department in services and 
collections that educate and entertain children and families; and 
addresses and promotes infant, child, and adolescent learning and 
development in library services. This person enjoys collaboration, is a 
team builder open to innovation, and establishes a welcoming, 
supportive, and functional environment for all library patrons, youth, 
their caregivers, and department staff.
•	Promote literacy, the Library, and its services through the 
coordination of programs, services, and input into library collections.
•	Establish a welcoming, supportive, and functional environment for 
department staff and youth and their caregivers
•	Direct, supervise, and support the daily operation of the department. 
Assign appropriate tasks, projects, and additional duties as needed 
consistent with established Library goals.
•	Networks with relevant community groups and participates in outreach 
to schools, daycares, preschools, and other community organizations and 
•	Assists with cataloging and processing.
•	Ability to create, plan and execute innovative, engaging programs for 
all ages.
•	Oversee the formation, development, and implementation of goals and 
action plans, in conjunction with other management and department staff
•	Promote innovation by encouraging staff to identify new ideas and 
opportunities to improve existing or create new processes, programs, and 
•	Monitor and evaluate policies and procedures of the department, 
implement changes, and train staff as necessary.
•	Give input into programming budget and regulate related purchases, and 
request necessary maintenance for department.
•	Give input into department collection development activities. 
Participate in the maintenance and development of a collection of 
department materials, evaluating the assigned collection for balance and 
comprehension, and helping to select items for withdrawal as necessary.
•	Supervise program presentations/provision of library services by 
department staff. May also participate in the programming process to 
prepare, present, and evaluate.
•	Staff the adult and youth service desks as operations require, 
assisting patrons with circulation if needed, answering questions 
regarding collections, services, and policies.
•	Compile department statistics and reports by providing regular written 
narratives to the Director.
•	Orient library patrons to the library and its services.
•	As necessary, assumes responsibility for supervision of library and 
staff including intervening in patron/staff disputes and enforcing 
library policy throughout the building.
•	Perform other duties as assigned by Director.

Required Qualifications
•	Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university 
•	At least two years professional service in a library environment with 
supervisory experience required.
•	Successful experience working with youth.
Necessary Special Requirements
•	Strong knowledge and understanding of basic library principles, 
procedures, and philosophy of service.
•	Knowledge of print and online information, resources, computers and 
software programs
•	Ability to direct, supervise, and manage department staff.
•	Evidence of past community involvement.
•	Analytical skills for project management, problem-solving.
•	Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
•	Able to identify networking opportunities and communicate with others 
in the profession and the community.
•	Ability to plan and implement library service goals and evaluate 
effectiveness of service to library patrons.
•	Ability to enforce library policies and make sound judgment decisions 
when necessary.
•	Ability to prepare presentations and speak in front of groups.
•	Good communication skills - verbal, interpersonal and written.
•	Ability to work under limited supervision, exercising latitude in 
judgment to determine work methods and results.
•	Desire to meet the public and serve people of all ages; pleasant, 
approachable demeanor.
•	Ability to interact harmoniously and communicate well with staff and 
customers; Ability to conduct oneself with courtesy and tact.
•	Physical ability to push/pull fully loaded book carts and lift/carry 
materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
•	Flexibility to adapt to changing situations and to vary work schedule; 
must be willing and able to work nights and weekends—including Saturdays 
and very occasional Sundays.
•	Valid driver's license, acceptable driving history and personal 
automobile for job-related transportation.
Working Conditions
•	Generally will work within a normal office environment, with minimal 
discomfort due to extreme temperatures, dust or noise. May also work in 
outdoor environments from time to time. Job requires walking, standing, 
sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching. Frequent sitting/standing in 
one position for extended periods. Requires the use of a video display 
monitor, keyboard, and mouse.  Employee may interact with upset staff 
and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing 
library policies and procedures. Occasional travel required to attend 
meetings, workshops, conferences or webinars as needed.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and 
level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is 
not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties.

The City of Fraser does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, 
national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the 
provision of services.

Send your letter of interest, resume and application to
City Manager’s Office
33000 Garfield, Fraser, MI 48026
Applications can be found at http://micityoffraser.com/ under Human 
Resources – Job Opportunities

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