YPL Children's Services Department Head I
Full salary range: $55,479.84 to $75,910.85 Annually*
Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89119
|OPENING DATE:||Monday, November 25, 2013|
|CLOSING DATE:||Friday, December 20, 2013|
|RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:||CC13-082|
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). Selected candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule which will include weekends and some evenings.
Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association required; one (1) year of experience as a professional librarian required, which included professional experience in a YPL or Children’s Services Department; demonstrated ability to implement strategic library service objectives with measurable outcomes, effectively supervise and motivate subordinate staff, develop and maintain positive relationships with library customers and patrons, vendors, schools, District-wide staff and management 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 Friday, December 20, 2013.
- Completed Las Vegas-Clark County Library District employment application.
- Cover letter and resume outlining all relevant professional experience.
- Copies of all college transcripts or other documentation to verify education.
- Completeness and accuracy of the application package and required documents to include the ability to clearly express themselves in writing;
- education, training, experience, and professional development, and;
- the interview process.li>
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Applications received after 5 p.m. on the closing date will not be considered.
Ensures the efficient operation of the YPL/Children’s Services Department within a Branch Library; prepares goals and objectives for the YPL/Children’s Services Department; exercises decision making skills; supervises subordinate staff to include scheduling, training, working with staff to correct deficiencies, recommending discipline, and completing performance evaluations; directs and prioritizes the work of subordinate staff; participates on interview panels and assists in the selection of staff for the YPL/Children’s Services Department and other staff requested by the Branch Manager; prepares, submits, and summarizes various routine and non-routine reports; prepares, submits, and maintains YPL/Children’s Services Department materials budget and adheres to established Library District objectives in such; assists subordinate staff in organizing specific aspects of the YPL/Children’s Services Department.; performs professional library activities in ordering books, documents, periodicals, multi-media materials and other YPL materials; supervises book expenditures and materials ordering for YPL/Children’s Services Department; reviews periodical and book lists for the purpose of rendering recommendations on acquisitions; provides children’s reference and other services over the telephone and in person to both patrons and staff; ensures the calendar of programs and events for the YPL/Children’s Services Department is maintained; networks with schools and public agencies to provide quality services and programs for children; interprets, develops, and implements Library District, Branch, and Department policies and procedures; 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 adults communication skills, promote reading, and encourage greater patronage of the Library District; prepares and conduct programs for children up to 18 years of age; prepares and conducts programs for adults relating to children’s services; provides community outreach services; conducts tours of the YPL/Children’s Services Department for teachers, students, schools, day cares, and other interested groups; interacts extensively over the telephone, and in person with patrons, district-wide staff and management, outside agencies, vendors, and other libraries; utilizes personal computers, automated library systems, the Internet, and other tools and resources; assists children, young adults, and adult patrons in the use of the Children’s Services circulating collections and materials using the Library of Congress Classifications; assists children, young adults, and adult patrons in the use of automated library systems, various indices, non-book materials, and equipment; operates library and office equipment including, but not limited to: copy machine, telephone, and facsimile machine; maintains a safe environment for both staff and patrons; attends or conducts miscellaneous meetings and training sessions at district-wide meeting sites; participates in committee work and chairs committees when needed; assists in other departments as needed; ensures completion of and submits employee leave request forms; attends and participates in professional association meetings and seminars; performs related duties and responsibilities as required; and serves as “Person in Charge” as needed.
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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