Youth Services Librarian
The youth services librarian is responsible for the collection and programming for youth services at the Perry Public Library.
Specific duties include the following:
Directs all children’s and young adult services of the library
Selects and maintains the children’s and young adult print and non-print material
Plans, schedules and conducts various children’s and young adult programs, including an intensive summer reading program
Works with community groups to promote library services, including local literacy groups RAP and Project Read
Maintains and builds on existing outreach programs to Perry schools and daycares
Trains and supervises clerks for tasks related to the children’s/YA areas
Regularly updates all staff and board members on library materials, issues, and services for children and young adults
Keeps abreast of developments in library service to children and young adults through ongoing reading, workshops, meetings and conferences
Maintains knowledge of current library trends in technology and electronic resources used in library service
Maintains the children’s and young adult’s areas so they are pleasant and inviting. Recommends changes needed to the library director
Advises library director on possible grant opportunities, assists with grant applications for children and young adult programs and materials
Maintains records as required by the state
Develops monthly reports that the director presents at the monthly board meeting
May be called upon to be in charge during any lengthy absence of the director.
Eligibility: A Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or another relevant topic is recommended. Comparable training and experience will be considered.
Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
Full-time position, 37.5 hours a week (flexible scheduling). Salary starts at $36,500 with benefits including a health care stipend, NYS Retirement and paid time off.
Submit cover letter and resume by November 5th to:
Jessica DeMarte, Director
Perry Public Library
70 N. Main St
Perry, NY 14530