- An employee in this position assists in managing the activities of the entire library and serves in the absence of the Director and the Deputy Director. Performs complex administrative and advanced professional library work in system-wide planning, implementation and evaluation of the programs and services areas impacting Youth (customer’s birth through 18). Supervises the Emerging Adult Services Specialist—Teen Services.
- Offers input on the evaluations of all staff responsible for programs and services in all library locations.
- Develops and manages county-wide initiatives to improve the well-being and literacy of youth and their families.
- Develops, coordinates, monitors and evaluates program standards for each location. Works with Librarians II to develop programming for each location and directs the resource sharing between branches.
- Oversees use of technology in Youth Services as tools for learning
- Coordinates Youth Services collection development.
- Serves as Chair of the Youth Services Advisory Council and Youth Leadership Team.
- Actively participates on various internal team/committees e.g. EDMT, Public Services Managers and Director’s Advisory Committee and Database Task Force
- Conducts regular site visits and meets with Librarians II to assess services, programming, and related resources.
- Cooperates with the Branch Managers and YS Librarian II’s in the selection and evaluation of staff assigned to Youth Services in the system.
- Coordinates, develops, produces and implements policy and procedures pertaining to Youth Services.
- Works with Library Awareness Coordinator to maintain a list of school, daycare, and other outreach venues to reach youth and their parents. Further oversees the development of outreach to these venues.
- Develops Competencies and Training to ensure a high quality of programs and services
- Working with the Library Learning and Innovation Manager, coordinates and develops as needed, Youth Services training in youth librarianship, programming, literature evaluation, storytelling, puppetry, book talking and reference, using the competencies as the structure.
- Coordinates marketing and public awareness of youth services and resources.
- Works with the County PIO to promote and publicize services, resources, materials and programs for youth.
- Works with Library Awareness Coordinator to organize and monitor children’s deposit collection outreach program.
- Represents the library at public outreach opportunities such as parent, teacher and other child advocacy group meetings in the community.
- Identifies opportunities and advocates library participation in community, state and national events that deal with youth.
- Oversees development of special customer aids in support of Youth Services such as bibliographies, books reviews, etc.
- Assesses community needs to determine library service responses in youth programs.
- Develops close working relationships with the school system personnel and other agencies in service to children and parents to ensure awareness of library resources and to create innovative programs and services that span agencies.
- Pursues grants for Youth Services while in communication with the Management Team and Youth Services staff, to include the following activities: Identifying grants, writing grants, assigning and supervising grant writing, monitoring grant projects, submitting final grant reports.
- Supervises and evaluates the work of the Emerging Adult Services Specialist to ensure full services to teens and young adults.
- Oversees Youth Services programming budget lines in both the county and Friends budget and provides input on budget needs to the Director.
- Pursues professional development by attending workshops, seminars and webinars and by reading professional journals. Promotes youth issues and innovations to the staff
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) required. Must have five years experience as a MLS professional youth/children’s librarian in a public library system including three years library supervisory experience.
Equivalent Training and Experience: Trainee candidates must have at least 4 ½ years experience as a MLS youth/children’s librarian in a public library system and 2 ½ years of library supervisory experience
Special Requirements: In this position employee will be required to drive to and from multiple locations to coordinate some of the services and programs offered.
CONDITIONS: Selected applicant must have access to transportation and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record at the time of hire. Within 60 days of hire, must obtain and show proof of a valid NC Driver’s License and must maintain an acceptable driving record while employed; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.
We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cumberlandcountync/default.cfm. This process will require you to have an email address which will be used to contact you throughout the hiring process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.
QUESTIONS: Please contact Reesa Eastman at the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Library website: http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/content/employment-opportunities.