City of Troy Michigan
  • 11-Jan-2021 to 25-Jan-2021 (EST)
  • Troy, MI, USA
  • Part Time

Librarian I, Youth Services (Part-Time)

Troy Public Library

 

Starting at $18.50 - $28.50/hour

 Based on qualifications

 

The Troy Public Library is the hub of the vibrant, dynamic, and diverse City of Troy. The Library sees over 700,000 visitors per year and serves an educated and involved community.

Under the direction of the Head of Youth Services, this candidate will work in a team environment to provide a positive experience to all Troy families at our information desk, manage assigned collections, and provide dynamic programs for children 0-13 years of age.

 

DUTIES

  • Participate in collection development of materials and resources appropriate for patrons 0-13 years of age.
  • Provide reference and readers' advisory assistance to patrons in person, by phone, and via the internet. Assistance includes utilizing all formats of information, including print and digital resources, and connecting users through traditional means or via computers or mobile devices.
  • Plan, organize, and supervise programs for patrons 0-13 years of age.
  • Coordinate outreach efforts, especially to the Troy School District.
  • Participate in long range planning of programming, collections, and services.
  • Expand efforts to reflect and celebrate the diversity of Troy.
  • Participate in staff meetings and committees.
  • Serve as on-duty librarian, and building manager, when needed.
  • Perform related duties and general library work as required.

 

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Master of Library Science degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association. Selected candidate(s) must submit proof of educational attainment and official transcripts at time of offer.
  • Recent experience developing and performing storytimes and other programs for children ages 0-13 years.
  • Recent experience providing reference and readers' advisory services for children, their families, and those who care for and work with them.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children's literature, both historical and current, and knowledge of child development.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with electronic databases, Microsoft Office applications, social media, and mobile technology, especially as it related to digital resources.
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public, library staff, library volunteers, and other City departments.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, fast-paced environment, using excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate and secure manner.
  • As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must pass a background check and pre-employment physical.

 

PREFERENCES

  • Recent experience working with children as a Librarian in a Public Library or Public Library experience.
  • Knowledge of Polaris Library Systems software and willingness to explore and adopt new technologies.

 

HOURS

Part-time, year-round.

Average of twenty (20) hours per week; Schedule will be varied to include day, evening, and weekend (Saturday and Sunday) shifts.

 

APPLY

Applications are available online at www.troymi.gov/jobopenings.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Troy is committed to providing equal opportunity employment to all applicants. The City of Troy will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, religion, color, sex, height, weight, marital status, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal and state law.

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