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Youth Librarian

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Sherman Public Library

Commensurate with experience

Sherman, TX

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This is a professional position. The Youth Librarian selects and maintains the physical collection and the online databases of children's and young adult materials, plans and oversees all children's and teens' programs and activities, responds as needed to patron complaints and requests, and assists patrons in locating materials in these areas. The Youth Librarian also supervises library assistants and volunteers in carrying out youth-related programs and activities, and daily operations of the library as assigned.

Essential Duties:

-Assist children, teens and adults to locate desired physical and online materials in the children’s and young adult collections

-Provide collection development and maintenance for the children’s and young adult physical and online collections

-Select and maintain access to relevant databases for children and teens

-Maintain budget for programming and library materials

-Prepare statistics and create reports of library programs

-Write grants for youth programs and materials

-Plan and administrate all children’s and teens’ programs and activities

-Promote and advertise programs

-Conduct library tours

-Provide outreach and work with local schools and agencies that provide services to children

-Work at the central library desk as needed to perform all patron services

-Work at the circulation desk to assist patrons with reference, computers, and finding materials

-Perform other related duties as assigned


Knowledge of:

-Windows PC and Microsoft Office

-Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

-Children’s and teens’ literature

-Online bibliographic sources

-Current trends in library services to children and teens

-Principles and practice of public library services

Ability to:

-Work well with children and teens

-Communicate effectively with parents and teachers

-Represent the library in promoting and advertising programs for children and teens

-Work well with other library and city employees

Environmental Factors:

The duties of this position are primarily performed in a library setting, which may require that the incumbent be capable of remaining seated for extended periods. Incumbents assigned to this position should be physically capable of lifting, carrying and setting down objects weighing up to 50lbs without assistance. Additionally, incumbents assigned to this position should be physically capable of bending, stooping, kneeling and reaching above shoulder height when retrieving and/or placing materials on high shelves and/or other low-level storage areas. Incumbents assigned to this position should be available to work occasional overtime hours to include evenings, weekends and holidays as required.


Sherman Public Library

Type of Library:



Sherman, Texas

Annual Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Salary Comment:


(903) 892-7240



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Website Address:

Required Education:

MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, youth services concentration preferred.

Foreign language helpful.

Required Experience:

2 years of professional library experience, preferably youth-related. Experience in teaching, childcare, or youth programs helpful. Some supervisory experience preferred.

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