Children’s Services Coordinator – LeClaire, IA

Today’s Date: 11/12/2013

Job Closing Date: 11/30/2013

Job Title: Children’s Services Coordinator

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution LeClaire Community Library

Library Location: LeClaire, IA

Website (if applicable): http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us/

Duties / Job description: Under the supervision of the Library Director, performs responsible and varied professional library work related to planning, organizing, and directing library programs & activities designed for children ranging in age from Birth through Grade 6.

Participates in short and long term planning, facilitation & promotion of children’s library programs & services; coordinates in-house & outreach activities, independently and with other staff members; assists patrons in the selection and use of library materials & electronic resources. Develops & maintains library collection & program supplies within the Children’s Department. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to the public and acts as liaison with schools, daycare and homeschoolers. Provides excellent customer service and assists with general library & circulation activities, as assigned.

Qualifications: DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:
(A) Required-Associate’s Degree (A.A.) or equivalent; experience in Children’s or Youth public library services preferred.

(B) One year of library or related children’s services, or an equivalent combination of library training, experience and education, preferably in the library field with knowledge of professional library standards is preferred.

(C) Requires considerable organizational, typing and word processing skills, along with general computer proficiency.

(D) Interpersonal and communication skills necessary in representing the Library within the community & publicly

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(A) Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing is required for this position as required per City policy.
(B) Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
(C) Possess a valid Iowa Driver’s License and a dependable vehicle for transportation to/from library outreach activities & trainings/meetings/conferences.
(D) Residency Requirement: Must reside in the State of Iowa and within ½ hr. response time from LeClaire City Hall within one (1) year of appointment to City service, per City policy.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: Starting rate of $10.13 per hour depending on prior, relevant experience and qualifications; eligible for increase(s) per union contract provisions, if applicable.

How to apply? Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Library Director Jillian Aschliman, jaschliman@leclaireiowa.gov

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