Librarian / Children’s Services / Baxter-Patrick James Island
Full time position for an energetic, team-oriented librarian who will demonstrate exceptional customer service and build a positive team spirit within the branch. Provides library services for children age’s birth through grade 5: creates attractive displays, develops new and maintains ongoing innovative children’s programs, story times/storytelling, STEAM programs, and puppetry programs to promote literacy. Serves at other departments’ service desks as needed. Assists children and caregivers in use of library resources, provides reference and reader’s advisory services. Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community-based organizations, schools that target children to promote library’s services. Participate in collection development and maintenance in consultation with Children’s Department Manager.
Successful candidate must possess knowledge and competency of library principles and practices of children’s services. Knowledge of children’s literature and materials, modern library organization. Knowledge of and experience with parent education initiative, Every Child Ready to Read, and early literacy skills desirable. Ability to maintain awareness of ongoing technological advances and how they apply to children. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing to colleagues, adults in the community and children. Ability to create an environment that welcomes both children and adults who work on behalf of children. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch operations. Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree. Library experience preferred but not required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technical advances. Must use tact, courtesy and good judgment when communicating with co-workers and the public. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. Must have stamina for periods of walking, standing, reaching, and bending. Must be able to lift library materials including books, AV equipment, program materials and maneuver loaded book carts weighing approximately 50 to 100 pounds. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus.
Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification.
Hiring Salary Range: $44,782.40 - $50,440.00 annually commensurate with education and experience.
Closing Date: Open until position is filled.
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