Employment

POSITION: Youth Services Librarian
LOCATION: Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
SCHEDULE: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
SALARY: $42,000-$47,000 commensurate with experience   
BENEFITS: Vacation (1 wk after 6 months, 2 wks after 1 yr, 3 wks after 4, 4 wks after 7), Sick Leave (accumulates 1 day per month up to 60 days) & 3 Personal Leave Days (after 6 months), 9 Paid Holidays, and 5% match for 403B retirement plan.

WVPL is looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, and team-oriented Youth Services Librarian with a strong public service commitment for a full-time position. This position requires a passion for youth services and for using technology in programming.

DUTIES
•    Selects and weeds the collection of materials for juvenile and young adult patrons.
•    Plans and facilitates children's and young adult programs.
•    Develops publicity materials to promote library events and uses the website and social media to communicate with the community. 
•    Plans and facilitates community outreach to the townships, non-profits and community groups.
•    Cultivates and maintains contact with teachers and librarians at public schools, private schools, and pre-schools.
•    Supervises pages and teen volunteers.
•    Provides one-on-one assistance to patrons at both juvenile and adult reference desks.
•    Participates on strategic planning teams to further the library's mission.
•    Participates in continuing education.

SKILLS REQUIRED
•    Knows the educational and recreational needs of children and young adults and has the ability to translate those needs and interests into effective library services and programming.
•    Keeps up with current trends in library services for juveniles and young adults.
•    Adept with current information technology, including both software and hardware.
•    Establishes and maintains friendly and effective working relationships with staff and patrons.
•    Practices excellent customer service skills.
•    Communicates effectively with others, orally and in writing.
•    Can speak and be silly in front of large groups.
•    Must be able to work some evenings and occasional weekends.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
•    Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
•    PA Librarians Professional Certificate.
•    Professional library experience.

HOW TO APPLY
Email a resume and cover letter to Anne M. Frank at afrank@wvpl.org.
WVPL is advertising this position and reviewing resumes from Aug. 15-Sept. 15.
WVPL will select candidates for interviews starting Sept. 16.

Employment offers are conditional upon a successful background check and reference checks. The Wissahickon Valley Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.