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Under general supervision, is responsible for the direct provision of library services to young adults (teenagers, aged 13 to 18 years); planning and facilitation of developmentally appropriate library programming; advising and instructing young adults in their use and evaluation of library materials and information sources; conducting outreach to young adults in community venues including schools; fostering young adult participation in the development of library programming and services; advocating for teens in the library organization; providing reference and reader's advisory instruction and assistance. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.
Essential Job Functions
Assists the general public with information regarding library materials and equipment.
Promotes teen library services directly to young adults through school visits, library tours, etc., and through engaging their parents, educators, and other youth-serving community partners.
Designs, implements, and evaluates the promotion of teen services in the library, schools, youth-serving agencies, and the community at large.
Formally and informally instructs young adults in basic information gathering, research skills, and information literacy skills - including those necessary to evaluate and use electronic information sources - to develop life-long learning habits.
Designs, implements, and evaluates programs and services within the framework of the Library's teen services mission and the public assets libraries represent, with young adult involvement whenever possible.
Keeps up-to-date with popular culture and technological advances that interest young adults.
Demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and ethical behavior.
Answers reference questions and performs readers' advisory services.
Trains staff in policies, procedures, and operation of various automated systems.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
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San Antonio, Texas
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Master's Degree in Library Science, Library and Information Studies/Science or Information Studies/Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university or obtain within six (6) months of hire.
No substitution for education allowed.
Passion for and desire to work with young adults (teenagers, aged 13-18 years) in a public library setting.
Optimistic and creative approach to problem solving.
Spanish language proficiency.
Ability to embrace the flexible and changing nature of young adults (teens, ages 13-18) technological and informational needs.