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Childrens Librarian

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Garland Environmental Waste Services


Garland, TX

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Position Summary
Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing library services and programs for children and teens ages 1-17 years of age and related programs for parents, caregivers and teachers at the Central Library or at a branch library. Also, responsible for analyzing the public\u2019s library needs, selecting library material, advising the public in their use of library materials, assisting library users with library technologies, and online resources and technologies, and handling reference and information search requests. May require functional supervision of lower level library personnel. Supervision, advice, and support are received from a Manager through discussion of plans, problems, and available resources, and performance is evaluated on results obtained.
Essential Job Functions
Guide and assist patrons in locating answers to their questions using a variety of available resources; perform reference interviews and readers\u2019 advisory services.
Provide expertise in children\u2019s literature to children, parents, and teachers or anyone else who needs help in selecting quality, age-appropriate children\u2019s materials.
Maintain and apply a working knowledge of children\u2019s behavior, intellectual level, and interest level; have the ability to apply them to the general principles of children\u2019s library service.
Instruct and advise patrons in using the on-line catalog system, understanding classification systems and reference material procedures, finding materials, and evaluating Internet and other available resources.
Interpret and apply policies. Resolve patron problems and modify library services consistent with established library policy.
Conduct instructional classes on technology, the Internet, and the library\u2019s online resources.
Plan, organize, and present children\u2019s programs including, but not limited to, storytelling, summer reading programs, book readings, book discussions, film showings, crafts, and puppet shows in an effort to create lifelong readers.
Plan, prepare, and promote Library services and events to schools, daycares, Parent-Teacher associations and other community organizations; present tours and other special programs as needed.
Participate in day-to-day library operations including, but not limited to, opening and closing routines and banking/cash handling procedures.
Participate as needed in the evaluation, selection, acquisition, retention, discarding, or special handling of library materials.
Supervise library operations during meal breaks or evening and weekend hours in the absence of a Senior Librarian, Supervising Librarian, or Manager.
Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills
Education/ Experience:     

1-3 years\u2019 experience working in a Library setting with specialization in children\u2019s or teen\u2019s programming and literature
Additional coursework in child development
Previous experience in public performance in storytelling, drama, puppetry and related activities
Training or experience in working with mainstream social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)
The ability to speak and read Spanish or Vietnamese is preferred, but not a requirement

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of current principles and practices in public libraries, including public library operation, reference services, readers\u2019 advisory, library materials selection, and library technology
Knowledge of Children\u2019s services program development and implementation
Knowledge of literature written for children and youth
Knowledge of online resources commonly provided to patrons by public libraries
Skill operating office equipment, computer equipment, and software programs, especially Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Access)
Skill using current technology, including mobile devices and social media, and creating content using social media tools (e.g. Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
Ability to work cooperatively and congenially with others, including other City employees and the public
Ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar
Ability to produce news releases, newsletters, and other publicity for an organization
Ability to develop and present programs to library users
Ability to translate child and adolescent development and related issues into appropriate library services

Licenses & Certifications Valid Class C Texas driver's license
Physical Tasks & Working ConditionsThe incumbent works in a typical library environment but some physical labor, exposure to dust and travel between library facilities, may occur. Work assignment may be at any of the four library facilities and may vary, depending on departmental needs; reliable transportation will be needed. Physical tasks may include lifting, squatting, bending, stooping, walking, and carrying supplies, as needed, to accomplish the tasks of the activity on a daily basis. Must be able to reach materials at 90\u201d height shelving or shelving at floor level, lift/carry up to 50 pounds infrequently, and push/pull a 200 pound wheeled book cart. Must also be able to use keyboard and peripherals, and operate a telephone. Primary environment will be in a climate controlled, indoor atmosphere. The employee may interact with upset members of the public while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
CompetenciesCommunication Creativity/Innovation Customer Focus Negotiation Skills Planning Results Focus Self Development Teamwork
Minimum Education & Work Experience  Master\u2019s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university  Up to 1 year related experience

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The Recycling Center, Transfer Station, and Hinton Landfill will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1. Environmental Waste Services' offices will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Phase 6 Cart Delivery Schedule Yellow Week: Jan. 23 – 26 Blue Week: Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 Once your blue cart is delivered you may keep your red bin. If you would like to recycle your red bin place it in the blue container or drop it off at Garland’s Recycling Center, located at 1426 Commerce St. Please call 972-205-3500 or email if you have any questions. Don't Go Tarpless! The operator of any vehicle arriving at the Hinton Landfill, wood recycling center, or Garland's transfer station which does not have a suitable cover placed over the vehicle's load, shall pay a surcharge of $20 per City of Garland Code of Ordinances, Chapter 52, Article II, Sec. 52.47(F). The transfer station and landfill sell tarps for $10 each, but covering and securing your load from the beginning of your trip will be more effective at preventing litter.

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