Librarian III- Coordinator of Youth Services, Cranston Public Library, Cranston RI

CRANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

LIBRARIAN III

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH SERVICES

 

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Librarian III- Coordinator of Youth Services. This is a professional, supervisory position under the direction of the Library Director and the Assistant Library Director. Responsible for management and operation of Youth Services for the Cranston Public Library system. This is a 35 hour per week position with some nights and weekends required.

The Cranston Public Library system consists of a central library with five branch locations. For more information on our library please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org.

 

SALARY

Starting salary $54,485.98; $56,815.60 after six month probationary period.

 

START DATE

October 1, 2013

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Five years public library experience, including two years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Supervises and evaluates multi-branch youth services department.
  • Participates in selecting and training enthusiastic staff.
  • Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections for children and families.
  • Supervises, schedules, coordinates and evaluates multi-branch youth services staff.
  • Plans, coordinates, supervises, creates and conducts innovative youth programs.
  • Develops strong partnerships between library and other appropriate school and community agencies.
  • Provides assistance directly to library users on the use of library services. Substitutes for professional staff in the library system as needed.
  • Seeks out grants, donations and fundraising opportunities for program support.
  • Promotes Youth Services programs and activities through marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Coordinates data collection for statistical reports of Youth Services to administration.
  • Advises on cataloging and classification of children's library materials.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Acts as Person-in-Charge of the Central Library when assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Commitment to outstanding public service for youth.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service to youth, in particular.
  • Knowledge of administrative theories and practices including supervision and evaluation of the work of others.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff and library users.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and passion for children's literature.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Resumes received by August 5, 2013 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

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