Due to an anticipated fall retirement, Orrville Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative librarian to lead the Children’s Department in developing and providing dynamic youth programs and services to children and their families. This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, position. The pay range is $17.50 - $24.50 per hour. Flexibility in scheduling is a must, with the ability to work evenings and Saturdays. Benefits include holiday and vacation pay, sick leave, O.P.E.R.S., single coverage health insurance, and paid O.L.C. membership. Submit your resume and a completed job application to Pearl Gasser, firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 230 North Main Street, Orrville OH 44667. This opening will be posted until filled.
Minimum Qualifications include:
- MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school.
- Minimum of three (3) years public library experience.
- Experience working with children in a professional setting.
- Experience managing people.
- Demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency with emerging technologies and their use in libraries.
- Thorough knowledge of children’s literature, library materials, programs, services, and current trends in
library services for children (ages birth-12) and their caregivers.
- Experience with book selection and collection development.
- Knowledge, and ability to apply knowledge, of stages of growth and development in children.
- Proficiency in Microsoft applications.
- Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement programs to children ages birth-12.
- Ability to effectively work with teachers in our school system and to coordinate school visits.
- Ability to instruct library patrons in basic computer skills, such as searching computerized databases and
using library services.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both in written and verbal formats.
- Ability to meet and deal with people effectively and maintain patron confidentiality.
- Ability to supervise and motivate others.
- Ability to prioritize varied tasks and to act independently and decisively.
- Ability to effectively network and represent the library to children, parents, educators, businesses, and
- Coordinate all department services, including scheduling, staff training, collection development, and
- Plan and direct departmental programming in conjunction with administrative goals and objectives, sound
child development principles, current educational practices, emerging technologies, and popular youth
- Establish programs and services for parents, teachers, and other professionals who work with children in the
- Represent the library and children’s services in the community. Develop cooperative relationships, forge
partnerships, and actively network in the community.
- Conduct story times and other programming for various age groups.
- Work with parents in evaluating and suggesting library materials and/or activities that will encourage and
assist child in reading development.
- Actively participate on the library’s management team, advocating for youth services.
- Demonstrate a positive attitude and support library goals and objectives.
- Actively create displays and help market the collection.
- Assume responsibility for the building when necessary.
- Effectively communicate with patrons and co-workers.
- Maintain statistical and evaluative information for the department.
- Encourage children and parents to check material out of the library on each library visit and through the
library’s e-media resources.
- Plan and administrate the budget for the department and write grants for special funding.
- Perform other duties as required.