Minimum professional qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association OR currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I level).
Summary: The Assistant Children’s Librarian works under the general direction of the Head of Children’s Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for the supervision of the Children’s Department in the absence of the head of Children’s Services. Keeps informed about issues, services and innovations related to Children’s Library Service. The work requires the exercise of considerable skill, initiative, and independent judgment.
- Assists in selecting materials for children’s collection.
- Provides tours of the library and instruction in the use of the library resources to children, parents, and teachers.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other staff members.
- Communicates effectively with the public.
- Performs reader advisory tasks such as recommending Library materials to children, parents and teachers and prepares reading lists and bibliographies, in print, and on the library’s web site.
- Provides reference services to children and others using the Children’s Room in a friendly and professional manner.
- Assists in monitoring the behavior and conduct of Library patrons in the Children’s Room.
- Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other Library resources.
- Other duties as assigned.
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 the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance or stoop.
The employee must lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.