YPL Children's Services Librarian
Full salary range: $46,488.00 to $63,606.40 Annually*
Spring Valley Library, 4280 South Jones Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89103
|OPENING DATE:||Wednesday, December 26, 2012|
|CLOSING DATE:||Wednesday, January 09, 2013|
|RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:||SV12-102|
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). Selected candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule which may include weekends and some evenings.
Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association required. Experience in retrieving information from electronic devices required. PLEASE NOTE: Meeting these posted qualifications does not necessarily guarantee an interview.
TO APPLY: Applications may be obtained from the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Human Resources Department, 7060 W. Windmill Ln., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Completed applications must be returned to the Human Resources Department. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is each applicant´s responsibility to ensure completed applications for this position are received in the Human Resources Department by Wednesday, January 09, 2013.
The Human Resources Department will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in observance of the New Year’s Day Holiday.
To receive credit for completed college coursework and/or completion of a college degree, applicants must include a copy of all transcripts or other documentation along with their application for employment. Applications received without such proof of educational achievement WILL NOT be considered.
Applications received after 5 p.m. on the closing date will not be considered.
Provides children’s reference and other services over the telephone and in person to children, young adult, and adult patrons, and Library District staff by searching files, the children’s collection, and automated library systems to locate requested information or materials; assists children, young adult, and adult patrons in the use of the Children’s Services circulating collections and materials using the Library of Congress Classifications and in the use of automated library systems, various indexes, and non-book materials; maintains knowledge of children’s services; exercises decision making skills; assists the Department Head with collection development activities such as reading reviews, ordering library materials and weeding; assists with the maintenance of the Children’s Services Department reference and circulating collections; maintains compliance with the Library District, branch, and Children’s Services Department policies and procedures and explains policies and procedures to patrons and staff; ensures that the calendar of programs, activities, and events for the YPL/Children’s Services Department is maintained; prepares and conducts story hours and programs for children up to 18 years of age; prepares and conducts programs for adults relating to children’s services; interacts extensively over the telephone, and in person with children, young adults, adult patrons, district-wide staff and management, outside agencies, and other libraries; provides information about district-wide activities, facilities, and services; confers with teachers, parents, and community groups to assist in planning, organizing, and implementing special programs and exhibits to encourage and improve children’s and young adult’s communication skills, to promote reading, and to encourage greater patronage of the Library District; conducts tours of the YPL/Children’s Services Department for teachers, students, schools, day care centers, and other interested groups; makes visits to schools, day care centers, and other organizations in order to promote books and reading; performs routine shelf checks to ensure continuing physical maintenance and proper location of books, periodicals, and other library materials relevant to the Children’s Services Department; decorates Children’s Services Department with appropriate accessories for the seasons, holidays, and other events; assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials; maintains and files records and reports appropriate to the YPL/Children’s Services Department; utilizes personal computers, automated library systems, the Internet, and on-line tools and resources; operates library and office equipment including, but not limited to: copy machine, telephone, facsimile machine, and microfiche/microfilm machines; attends or conducts miscellaneous meetings and training sessions at meeting sites throughout the district; maintains a safe environment for both staff and patrons; serves as “Person-in-Charge” as needed; provides community outreach services; participates in committee work when needed; attends and participates in professional associations’ meetings and seminars; compiles lists of materials of interest to children and young adults; assists in other departments as needed; and performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining a physical condition necessary for standing and walking; frequent lifting and carrying objects of light weight (5 – 10 pounds); occasional lifting and carrying objects of moderate weight (12 – 20 pounds); frequent bending, stooping, reaching, and pushing; minimal dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body in the operation of office equipment; utilizing a keyboard, and sitting, or standing for extended periods of time. Tasks require sound perception, color perception, visual perception, and oral communications ability.
THE LAS VEGAS-CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Mission Statement: We enable the people of our community to pursue lifelong learning through our responsive collections, electronic resources and innovative services. Our inviting public libraries are the cornerstones of our diverse communities where children and adults can experience personal enrichment and connect with one another.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts to assist applicants with disabilities. If you have special needs, please call (702) 507-6235.
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