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Current Library Job Opportunities in Southeastern Wisconsin

Current Library Job Opportunities in Southeastern Wisconsin

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Delafield Public Library — Head of Youth Services Librarian

The Delafield Public Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Head of Youth Services. If you are a self-motivated, flexible, and forward-thinking professional with a strong drive to provide great service to children and families, we welcome your application! This person manages all aspects of library service in the children’s departments with duties regarding collection development, programming, and public relations and works closely with the Youth Services Assistant and the Library Director to shape the vision of youth services at the Delafield Public Library.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develops and implements innovative programs that encourage library use and enhance the image of the library in the community.
  • Evaluates and maintains the children’s collections and makes recommendations for collection development based on community needs, usage levels, and relevance of materials. Classifies materials, evaluates materials, utilizes statistical data and reports for collection maintenance, and makes withdrawals according to library guidelines.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing storytimes, school age programming and the annual youth summer reading program.
  • Possesses extensive creativity with working with children.
  • Works closely with teachers, preschools, and parents providing recreational, educational, and curricular materials; make regular visits to local schools to enhance Library presence in the community; provides outreach assistance at community events
  • Provides outstanding internal and external customer service. Demonstrates a positive attitude and supports library goals and objectives.
  • Provides desk coverage and reference abilities on both the public reference desk and children’s reference desk.
  • Creates attractive and timely displays and merchandise library materials.
  • Maintains current knowledge of organizational procedures, processes, policies and operations.
  • Responds to patron questions and situations in accordance with library policy and in a manner to enhance the reputation of the library as a public service organization.
  • Assists in collecting library statistics.
  • Represents the library at community events and in community organizations; maintains positive working relationship with partner institutions.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences as budget allows.
  • Publicly supports the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director, and library policies and promote a positive image of the library.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Library Director.
  • Demonstrates initiative and is a self-starter; demonstrates ability to focus on details

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to effectively use computers, electronic databases and other technology as required.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, reliability, and maintain confidential integrity as required.
  • Ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors; actively cooperates and works effectively with others, promoting teamwork.
  • Flexible, hardworking and detail oriented.
  • Familiar with many aspects of public service operations including circulation and basic reference services and technology.
  • Ability to handle a frequently fast-paced position with numerous interruptions.

Environment and Working Conditions:

  • Evening and weekend hours required

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university
  • 3+ years’ experience in Library operations and/or considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs

See more information on the library’s website. If interested, please send resume and list of three professional references to Library Director Stephanie Ramirez, Excellent benefit package provided as well as 9 paid city holidays. First review of applications will begin on March 15, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the Delafield Library at (262) 646-6230.