LeClaire Community Library is seeking an energetic and motivated individual to provide excellent programming and library services to youth of all ages. General Purpose: Under the supervision of the Library Director, performs responsible and varied professional library work related to planning, organizing, and directing library programs and activities designed for children ranging in age from birth through Grade 12. Participates in short and long term planning, facilitation and promotion of children’s library programs and services; coordinates in-house and outreach activities, independently and with other staff members; assists patrons in the selection and use of library materials and electronic resources. Develops and maintains library collection and 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 and circulation activities, as assigned. Education and Experience: Required-Associate’s Degree (A.A.) or equivalent; experience in Children’s or Youth public library services preferred. 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. Requires considerable organizational, typing and word processing skills, along with general computer proficiency. Interpersonal and communication skills necessary in representing the Library within the community & publically is a must. 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 and 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. RATE OF PAY: Starting rate of $10.98 per hour depending on prior, relevant experience and qualifications; eligible for increase(s) per union contract provisions, if applicable. To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Library Director Jillian Aschliman electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Applications are due by midnight on February 7th, 2016.