[Michlib-l] Head of Youth Services Job Opportunity

Sherri West sherri.west at westlandlibrary.org
Mon Dec 16 19:28:10 EST 2019

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Public Library of Westland

6123 Central City Parkway * Westland, Michigan 48185-9118
(734) 326-6123 * FAX (734) 595-4612 * www.westlandlibrary.org

(Internal and External Applicants)

Date: December 16, 2019                                                       Closing Date: Until position is filled
Reports to: Library Director                                                   Position Available: January 6, 2020


Under the direction of the Library Director, manages all aspects of the Youth Services department to ensure
that children and their families experience the joy of reading, storytelling, and the library as a learning resource
in a friendly, creative, and dynamic environment. Hires, trains, evaluates departmental staff, and takes disciplinary
action as needed. Oversees the department's annual budget and manages a current and relevant collection of
materials for youth. Plans a variety of programs, displays, classes and other events for children and teens.
Serves at the Youth Services desk and trains staff on library policies and procedures.
Demonstrates a strong commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and exceptional customer service.
Works with staff throughout the library to develop and implement programming, partnerships and other projects
that enhance the library's image in the community.  This position is a member of the Library's management team
and will participate in strategic planning, policy development and other management level team responsibilities.

Education and Experience

1.       ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science.

2.      4 - 6 years' professional experience in a library of equivalent size with relevant supervisory and youth services experience.

3.      Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

4.      Library of Michigan Level 1 certification.

Schedule:          Full time, 40 hours per week. Flexible schedule to include days, nights and weekends.
Union:             Westland Library Supervisors Union SEIU Local 517M
Salary:               Starts at $53,895 annually
Benefits:          Vacation leave, Personal leave and paid holidays. Employer provided contribution to retirement (401a) after
                         meeting service requirements. Health, Dental, and Life insurance. Reimbursement for vision expenses.

Applications are available at www.westlandlibrary.org<http://www.westlandlibrary.org>.  Please submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume to:

Sherri West
Administrative Assistant
6123 Central City Parkway
Westland MI 48185
sherri.west at westlandlibrary.org<mailto:sherri.west at westlandlibrary.org>
Fax: 734-595-4612

Sherri L. West
Administrative Manager
Westland Public Library
734-326-6123 ext.2827

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