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Youth Services Librarian I

The Beaufort Hyde Martin Regional Library system is seeking a creative, self-motivated Youth Services Librarian to plan programs, write grants, and manage our collections for children and teens.  BHM is the oldest regional library system in the state and includes eight branches in Eastern North Carolina.  Our Library Headquarters is located in Washington, a waterfront town about 30 minutes from Greenville.

Salary: $38,125. This is a full-time, 37.5 hour per week position; occasional weekend and evening hours.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Retirement, Holiday pay, Vacation and Sick Leave.

 

Qualifications: This position requires a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited or approved equivalent graduate school, and North Carolina Public Library Certification within one year of employment.  A minimum of one year of experience providing library services to children and young adults is preferred.

 

Duties: The Youth Services Librarian provides programming and services for young people birth to eighteen and their families at eight rural branch libraries.  The position is based at the library headquarters in Washington but requires regular travel to other libraries in the regional system during work hours.  The Youth Services Librarian develops and performs programs, selects materials, and provides training for library staff in best practices.  He or she works closely with the regional Branch Managers and provides outreach to schools and daycares in Beaufort, Hyde, and Martin Counties.  The Youth Services Librarian also develops and maintains relationships with community partners and serves on relevant community boards.  The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for coordinating the annual summer reading program for the region.

Employment Requirement: Employment with BHM is contingent upon passing a background check, a drug test and certified through E-Verify.

 

Available: February 1, 2019

Apply By: January 15, 2019

To Apply: The BHM Library Application is required and can be found at https://bhmlib.org/bhm-jobs/. Please email or mail a resume, cover letter, and completed BHM Library Application to:

Amanda Corbett

158 N. Market Street

Washington, NC 27889

(252) 946-6401 ext. 11

acorbett@bhmlib.org

Youth Services Librarian

Librarian I, Grade 69

 

Description of Duties:

 

The Youth Services Librarian provides programming and services for young people age birth to eighteen throughout the regional library system.  He or she develops and performs programs, selects materials, and provides training for library staff in best practices.  The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for managing the annual summer reading program for the region.  He or she works closely with the regional Branch Managers and provides outreach to schools and daycares in Beaufort, Hyde, and Martin Counties.

 

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Develops and conducts age-appropriate programs for children and teens both in the library and in the wider community.
  • Selects materials for children and teens for the regional system. Maintains a diverse, relevant collection that reflects the needs of each community.  Works with the Branch Managers to withdraw materials that are obsolete or in poor condition.
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for children and families.
  • Works collaboratively with local community agencies that support literacy.
  • Assists the Branch Managers with advertising programs and creating promotional materials, including brochures and read-alike lists.
  • Provides system-wide training in a wide range of library services, including youth services, reference, technology, and collection development.
  • Manages the annual summer reading program.
  • Participates in regular professional development opportunities.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Knowledge of recreational and educational needs of children and young adults.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for children and young adults and knowledge of literature and other materials for youth.
  • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and database search capabilities.
  • Strong computer skills, and a comfort and familiarity with emerging technologies.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise written communication.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA Accredited or approved equivalent graduate school.
  • North Carolina Public Library Certification within one year of employment.
  • One year of experience providing programs and library services to children and young adults preferred.