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Youth Services Librarian – Meridian, ID

Today’s Date: 01/23/2015

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Meridian Library District

Library Location: Meridian, ID

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: The Meridian Library District is seeking a Youth Services Librarian who is passionate about literacy and engaging young people and willing to try new ideas. The ideal candidate is a fearless innovator with a positive and enthusiastic approach to enhancing inventive and imaginative learning and exploration that engages young people. Bilingual preferred. This position reports to the Youth Services Manager and is located at the Main Library in Meridian, Idaho.

The Youth Services Librarian performs a variety of direct public service work and outreach, specifically targeting youth between the ages of 0-18. This position works with administration to plan, promote, and implement library services, programs, and outreach for youth. The Youth Services Librarian uses advanced knowledge of childhood development and early literacy to provide exceptional service to children and their caregivers in the Meridian community.

Visit our website at for the full details of this position.

The Meridian Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Experience: 3 years professional library experience. Programming experience required. Supervisory experience preferred.

Education: Master’s in Library Science or Master’s in Library Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or equivalent education and experience

Preferred Qualifications: Desired personal attributes include an awareness of the entire community, sense of humor, a passion for engaging patrons from all backgrounds and all ages, and a positive and enthusiastic approach to providing library services.

Bilingual, preferably Spanish­English, or other languages.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Starting salary is $43,000

How to apply? To learn more about this position and for instructions on how to apply, please visit our website at

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Library Director – Skagit County, WA

Today’s Date: 01/05/2015

Job Closing Date: 01/31/2015

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Central Skagit Rural Partial County Library District

Library Location: Skagit County, Washington

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: Provides leadership in district wide strategic planning for services, facilities, staffing and technology. Develops and oversees the annual budget and annual report. Ensures the library embraces and applies library best practices. Hires and supervises staff. Cultivates and maintains positive collaborative relationships with communities, local officials, citizen’s groups, news media and the public. Participates in position related activities with relevant organizations and groups.

Qualifications: State of Washington Librarian Certification or the ability to obtain one; a valid driver’s license; and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience and leadership. Essential knowledge, skills and abilities include: knowledge of the principles practices and procedures of library administrative management; knowledge of contemporary best practices for libraries; knowledge of budget preparation, maintenance and forecasting; knowledge of electronic resources and technology; excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; collaboration and consensus building skills; a knowledge of Washington State law as it relates to Library Districts. Proven success working effectively as director with a governing board is desired

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience

How to apply? Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Joy Neal at Complete job description can be found at

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Sr Library Development Consutltant – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 12/03/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/02/2015

Job Title: Senior Library Development Consultant

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

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Duties / Job description: This is professional library work with responsibility for serving as a general library consultant for public libraries in the state. The candidate will provide consultative services to administrators, staff, library boards of trustees, state, city and county officials, and other library stakeholders. This consultant will need to utilize professional knowledge and excellent judgment to solve problems, provide guidance, and advise libraries on issues of operations, management, best practices, and educational opportunities. Duties are performed in accordance with professional library practices and techniques. Travel is required. This position works with a team of Library Development professionals and under the direction of the Deputy Director of Statewide Development.

General consulting to all types of libraries on topics including but not limited to: contemporary library practice, excellence in customer service, policymaking, board and staff development, technology, budgeting and finance, strategic planning, and advocacy.

Works with other State Library staff in achieving objectives of the State Library’s long-range plan and mission. Participates in the planning and implementation of State Library sponsored statewide programs.

Represents the State Library and LD department at meetings, conferences and presentations. Works collaboratively with partners and in developing new partnerships for the agency.

Works with other State Library staff to assess staff development needs for the library community.

Assists in the planning and organization of State Library sponsored training activities for library staff at all levels. Provide specialized training for library’s staff based on needs and requests of library directors.

A masters’ degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and appropriate professional library experience.

Specialized knowledge in library functions and operations. Proficient in project management, interpersonal relations, networking, consulting, planning, priority setting, and technology.

Thorough knowledge of staff development principles. Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written), ability to work independently and exercise initiatives, ability to establish effective working relationships with outside agencies, governing boards, public officials and the general public, and organize and present information through reports and public presentations.

A masters’ degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and four to six years appropriate professional library experience in an increased supervisory or management role. Preference will be given to those with six or more years of experience in a variety of different library settings, and those with consulting experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $56,000

How to apply? Applications must be obtained and filed online at: If you should have questions or concerns about this posting, please contact Jessica E. Cornish, Human Resources and Program Coordinator at (803) 734-8656.

State Government Salary Range: $38,703-$71,608, Band 6, CD 40

Agency Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $56,000

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Youth Services Librarian – South Charleston, WV

Today’s Date: 11/11/2014

Job Closing Date: 01/30/2015

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Charleston Public Library

Library Location: South Charleston, WV

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: The South Charleston Public Library is seeking a creative and dynamic team member to head the Youth Services Department of our independent, municipal public library. Our active youth services program is recognized as one of the best in West Virginia and we are proud of our customer focus and innovative programming.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the direction and management of library services for children and young adults. He or she works within general library policy to establish procedures and methods to promote library services for youth and to optimize its use by them. He or she shares in developing overall library goals and objectives.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for maintaining a well-balanced collection of materials, meeting the needs of the community’s youth. He or she analyzes the existing collection on a continual basis with an eye to recommending purchases for its enhancement and weeding as appropriate. The Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining a budget for juvenile materials and programs as well as some fund-raising for this department. He or she will supervise and train the youth services library assistants and oversee the training of work/study students and volunteers. The Librarian is also responsible for the preparation of related reports.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the development and provision of services and activities for children and teens with the assistance of a small staff. This includes the creation and presentation of programs which promote the various aspects of the collection and draw young people into the library. The Librarian will conduct reader’s advisory and patron guidance so that patrons can make optimal use of the collection. The Librarian is responsible for the creation and management of publicity and public relations for the youth services collections and programs using media such as, but not limited to, the library newsletter, website, fliers, and Facebook.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for answering in-depth reference questions as needed as well as increasing the accessibility of the collection through the compiling of booklists and bibliographies. The Librarian will prepare or supervise grants as necessary. Participation in professional organizations is required as time allows. The Librarian will conduct outreach activities. Other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Qualifications: Candidate must have earned an MLS from an ALA accredited school or be close to graduation. Candidate must have at least three years of experience in youth services with demonstrated supervisory and/or managerial experience. Experience in an automated library environment is highly desirable with preference towards experience in TLC. Applicant must have a demonstrated ability for successful planning, implementation, and coordination of innovative programs. As this position involves Outreach, a valid state driver’s license is required.

This position requires knowledge of children’s and young adult literature and collection development methods. Considerable knowledge with Basic Microsoft software, Internet, and other new information technologies including social networking media is essential. As is the ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public on all age levels, abilities, and backgrounds using written and oral communications.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 40000-45000

How to apply? To apply for this position, send a resume and three professional references to:
Youth Services Librarian Search
South Charleston Public Library
312 4th Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303

Or email the same materials to:

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