Youth Services Librarian (Rogers Free Library)

The Rogers Free Library is seeking a patron-focused individual to fill the position of Youth Services Librarian.

Statement of Work

This is a professional, full-time position supervising the services, collections, and staff of the Youth Services Department at the Rogers Free Library. The position reports to the Library Director.

This position requires an understanding of and experience in the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) competencies: literacy, learning, and childhood development; equity, diversity, and inclusion; community programming; collection knowledge and management; outreach and advocacy; departmental administration and management.

Examples of Work

  • Direct and supervise the operations of the children’s library service; make assignments to staff; train and evaluate staff;
  • Coordinate youth service operations with other library services and functions, develop programs and services to meet specific needs of children and young adults;
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory services to children, parents and teachers;
  • Assist in preparing the annual budget, particularly as it relates to youth services and needs;
  • Evaluate materials and services, as well as assists in the selection of materials for library acquisition;
  • Assist in promoting library use, especially programs and services for children and young adults;
  • Prepare and presents library programs and supervises program presentation by junior staff members;
  • Monitor the conditions of the children’s service area and the security of the children’s collection and area;
  • Meet with members of the library and others in order to coordinate activities and exchange information;
  • Assist in drafting children and young adult library service policy, as assigned; and
  • Conduct outreach to youth services community partners to develop collaborative partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science and experience in providing leadership and mentoring to an established team;
  • Competence in computer skills and willingness to learn new applications;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills and problem-solving secured through the retail, library, or other public service experience;
  • Good work ethic: punctuality in reporting for work, organizational skills, thoroughness in work completion, and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work well with the public and collaboratively with colleagues;
  • Usual office working conditions. Potential minimal exposure to noise, dust, inclement weather, and temperature fluctuations; and
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, and talk for potentially long periods of time. This includes using a computer monitor, monitor(s), keyboard, and mouse to complete many of the daily tasks as well as usual office equipment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Terms of Employment

This position will follow the Town of Bristol Employee Handbook and the Non-Union Employee Benefits Summary.

To Apply

Qualified and interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and employment application to [email protected] by 4:00 PM 08/04/2022.

UPDATE: Please be advised that the deadline to apply for this position has been extended to 4:00 PM on 08/12/2022.

The Rogers Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local laws. All employees must be eligible for employment in the United States.

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