Youth Services Librarian

Putnam Valley NY
Posted 8 months ago

The Putnam Valley Library, an association library serving a semi-rural community of 12,000 individuals in the lower Hudson Valley of New York, seeks an enthusiastic and creative full-time Children’s Librarian.

Essential Responsibilities:

· Plan and implement programs for children and teens that support the library’s long-term plan.

· Provide excellent customer service to children and families.

· Provide readers’ advisory to children and teens.

· Oversee the youth services floor workflow in collaboration with the youth coordinator.

· Train and provide guidance as needed to library clerks assigned to the youth floor.

· Assist with collection development.

· Collect and maintain statistics.

· Create and distribute marketing material for children and teen programs.

· Update and maintain the youth program calendar for the website.

· Oversee and develop a summer reading program in collaboration with the youth coordinator.

· Contribute to the library’s social media presence.

· Develop an active youth and teen volunteer program.

· Contribute to print and/or newsletters as needed.

· Account for the youth programs budget in collaboration with the youth services coordinator.

· Outreach and collaborate with local organizations and local schools.

· Seek grant opportunities.

· Assist with circulation duties as needed.

Essential Traits:

· Experience working with children and teens.

· Commitment to outstanding public service for children and teenage populations.

· Proficient in current and emerging technologies.

· Ability to organize and self-direct work responsibly.

· Ability to work cooperatively with all staff at every level.

· Prefer a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university program.

· Or a Bachelor’s Degree and experience working with children and/or libraries.

· Eligibility for a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate at the time of application (or upon graduation).

· Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature.

· Fluency in the Spanish language preferred.

Minimal Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science or library experience or Teaching background. We are willing to train the right person and encourage current MLIS students to apply. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and Saturdays.

Salary: Range between $37,000-47,000 based on experience and MLS/MLIS Status.

Generous paid time off package.

Please send your resume and cover letter by September 7, 2023 (or until the position is filled) to:

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