Youth Services Coordinator, South Branch

Location: South Branch, LA

Department: Denham Springs-Walker

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Posted: July 24, 2017

 

Livingston Parish Library is seeking a dynamic individual interested in working with the youth of the parish.  This position serves the needs of patrons who visit and use the South Branch, located at 23477 Hwy 444, Livingston, LA  70754.


JOB OPENING: Youth Services Coordinator, South Branch

POSITION TYPE: Full-time Library Associate I

STARTING SALARY: $12.50 per hour

SUPERVISOR: Branch Manager

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 4, 2017

ANTICIPATED JOB START DATE: August 14, 2017

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, or other related field pertaining to youth OR
Bachelor’s degree in any field with two (2) years working in a public library within a children’s or young adult department with job duties and responsibilities requiring a level of independent work and thinking.

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Performs varied library duties and assists patrons in using library services related to Youth Services
Provides assistance to library users in securing information and using library resources to meet specific needs related to Youth Services

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES       

  • Assists patrons in using the computerized catalog to locate materials
  • Develops knowledge of the branch collection as well as collections at other locations to efficiently and effectively provide accurate information to fill the patron’s needs
  • Assists patrons in use of public computers including word processing, internet searching, and use of online databases
  • Maintains order and safety in the library
  • Follows established policies and procedures in performing all functions
  • Assists Head of Youth Services in parish wide programs and initiatives
  • Fully conducts reference interview with patrons seeking information.
  • Provides backup support at the branch for circulation and adult reference duties when short staffed.

 

SPECIALIZED DUTIES

  • Creates an environment in the children's and teen’s area, which provides for enjoyable and convenient use of library resources
  • Maintains current lists of shelf reading assignments
  • Ensures that youth area and information desks are kept clean and orderly.
  • Creates attractive and current displays and decorations for youth service area.
  • Plan and conduct branch level youth services programming for parish youth aged 0 to 17 under the direction and supervision of the Head of Youth Services and Branch Manager.
  • Works with other youth librarians and coordinates to plan shared programming and events that may be held at multiple library locations.
  • Plans and conducts a weekly story time following set guidelines.
  • Provides outreach services to area daycares, preschools, schools, after school programs, camps and other community groups as needed.
  • Compiles program statistics monthly and enters them into the Youth Services File and formats for branch manager’s monthly report.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of children’s and young adult books and related materials
  • Familiarity with developmental needs of children and teens.
  • Ability to work independently and within the direction of Branch Manager and Head of Youth Services
  • Initiative to determine and complete needed tasks
  • Ability to meet and relate to public and staff members in a positive and constructive manner
  • Knowledge of computers and automated search methods.  Ability to effectively use the various information access methods available in the library.
  • Flexibility, initiative, creativity, energy, patience, and tact.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid Louisiana driver’s license.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work is performed in a busy library setting, subject to moderate noise. Must be able to walk, sit, stoop, reach, lift up to 25 pounds, stand, talk, listen, and use equipment such as a computer, telephone, digital equipment and scanner, microfilm reader/printer, fax machine, and photocopiers. Must be able to retrieve library materials from stacks for patrons quickly and easily. Normal vision requirements.  Some agility is needed to conduct story time using action rhymes.

 

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references via Livingston Parish Library via this form.

The chosen applicant will be required to provide official university transcripts and copies of diploma.

Livingston Parish Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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