[Michlib-l] [Job Opportunity] Youth Services Librarian

BTPL Careers careers at btpl.org
Tue Apr 10 16:19:16 EDT 2018


The Bloomfield Township Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic librarian committed to high quality Library service to children and their families and ready to join the Youth Services team. The Bloomfield Township Public Library is a class V Library, with a service population of 42,000+ people. There is strong community support for the Library, collections, services and programs offered. The Library promotes inclusivity in the diverse collections and programs available to all ages and abilities. Technology is integrated into Library services. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to provide quality public service and the desire to work in a collaborative, team environment.


DEPARTMENT: Youth Services, reporting to Department Head

Part-time, 20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends on a flexible basis.

$21.37-$29.61, per hour.. Paid time-off benefits include: vacation, sick, holiday, personal business, and emergency time. Term life and disability income insurance provided. Eligible for deferred compensation and other voluntary benefits. Professional membership and opportunity to participate in professional development available.

• ALA accredited masters in Library and Information Science
• Professional experience working with children
• Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills to work effectively with staff, volunteers and Library users in a team environment
• Broad knowledge of current trends and developmentally appropriate practices in libraries for young people (birth through middle school) and families
• Strong commitment to providing high quality public service to patrons of all ages and abilities
• Familiarity with Windows-based computers
• Familiarity with current technologies and social media within the public library
• Able to lift, push, and/or pull at least 20 pounds; able to visually review materials and discern voice and audible tones
• Ability to create, publicize, and conduct programs and services to reflect current and future community needs

• Public Library work experience in Youth Services
• Successful experience presenting developmentally appropriate programs for young people
• Knowledge of children’s literature and media –both current and classic
• Knowledge of popular culture for children and families
• Experience with selection, budgeting, and deselection of material for children
• Ability to adapt to change and embrace new ideas
• Experience adding content to website

Provides positive, professional service to the public; plans and conducts developmentally appropriate programs for young people (birth through middle school) and their families; provides reference and readers advisory; participates in the selection, development and evaluation of youth print, non-print, and electronic resources; prepares bibliographies, guides and displays; instructs patrons in the use of downloadable material; develops and conducts outreach programs to the community; contributes to the Library website, other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER LETTER: Due May 11, 2018. Start date: June 25, 2018
Application is available on the Library’s website at www.btpl.org.
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
F: 248-258-2555
careers at btpl.org

Best Regards,
Linden Godlove
Administrative Assistant
Bloomfield Township Public Library
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