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Position: Children's Services Librarian
New Brighton Public Library

REPORTS TO: Library Director

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: This job description is designed to accurately reflect job duties. However, it may not be all-inclusive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Plans programs and initiatives for children, parents/caregivers and families, focusing primarily on the elementary-middle school population (ages 5-14 years). Interest/experience with STEAM and emerging technologies highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of how to do virtual programming through Facebook, YouTube, etc.
  • Provides liaison and outreach services to schools (public, private, parochial) and community organizations.
  • Supports programs and services for babies through preschoolers as needed.
  • Recommends and enforces library policies and procedures, especially as they pertain to children, parents and families.
  • Compiles statistics and reports monthly to the Library Director.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with local municipalities, local libraries, and other agencies serving children in the community.
  • Represents the library at local meetings and conferences to strengthen skills, interact with fellow professionals and contribute to the library profession.
  • Pursues professional development and continuing education opportunities annually

  • Thorough knowledge of library services for children, parents/caregivers and families.
  • Knowledge of children's literature and resources and the reading habits of children, particularly for the elementary - middle school audience.
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing.
  • Knowledge of adult reading habits and interests a plus.
  • Communicate effectively in person, in writing, on the telephone, via email and social media to residents of all ages.
  • Strong information seeking skills.
  • Comfortable preparing and presenting material before an audience.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and mediation skills and techniques needed.
  • Accurate and attentive to detail.
  • Organization and prioritization of workload.
  • Excellent teaching skills, relating to resources, STEAM, and other programs.
  • Proficient in navigating the Windows environment.
  • Excellent computer software skills, including Microsoft Office, email and electronic calendar (Outlook).
  • Excellent Internet and database searching skills across a variety of browsers.
  • Comfortable performing activities on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, etc.
  • Experience with ebooks strongly preferred.
  • Able to serve as an advocate for children, parents/caregivers and families and clearly and persuasively vocalize what's needed to serve them successfully.
  • Able to work well with people of all ages, but especially children, in a cheerful and enthusiastic manner.
  • A team player, able to lead or assume a supporting role as needed.
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to think creatively, outside the box, and to take risks.
  • Able to exercise good judgment, courtesy and tact.
  • Able to teach children and parents/caregivers to use library resources.
  • Able to carefully plan, organize and prioritize workload.
  • Able to interpret and compile statistics.
  • Able to troubleshoot technology a plus.
***This position requires stamina and physical endurance to conduct programs for children. It requires the ability to repeatedly lift, carry and shelve books and toys, interact with children on their level and move around the library.

  • Minimum Associate's degree. Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Minimum one (1) year library experience preferred.
  • Any equivalent of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Please note:

All positions at New Brighton Public Library require a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, as well as an FBI Background Check.

The library will reimburse new hires for these clearances 3 months after employment.
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