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Children s Librarian

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New Albany, IN

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Job Title: Children's Librarian
Department: Public Services
Classification: LC4
Reports To: Public Services Leader
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits: Full
Salary: $38,000 - $40,000


Summary Provides innovative and creative in house service and outreach to empower children from infant through pre-teen to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and resourceful users of information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides reference services and resource recommendation using print, media and digital resources.

Collaborates with the Public Services Leader to develop, promote and facilitate innovative programs to build literacy and a love of reading to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community’s children, parents and childcare providers, including storytimes and other early literacy programs, visual and performing arts programing, STEM programs, summer reading events, and a variety of other programs both in the Library and throughout the community.

Partners with the collection development team to shape and maintain the Children’s collection ensuring it is diverse, current, relevant resources to meet the needs of the community.

Conducts outreach and develops partnerships with community based organizations, schools, daycare centers and community groups that target children to promote the library’s services (e.g., InstaLibrary), collections, specialized programs and resources to enhance the reading skills of children.

Encourages digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to children.

Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.

Collaborates with Public Services Leader to develop and maintain the layout and appearance of the children’s space ensuring a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources.

Maintains a working knowledge of trends in children’s literature, youth services and the profession through webinars, meetings, internal training, conferences, professional literature and organizational memberships.

Education and/or Experience

MLS and LC4 or higher Indiana certification required. Two or more years of relevant library experience preferred.

How to Apply: Candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and minimum of three (3) professional references. Materials may be sent to NAFC Public Library, Attn: Sandra Fortner, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, IN 47150 or ****. Position open until filled.



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