The City of Springfield seeks a Teen Youth Services Librarian to join our dynamic library team. This position encompasses all aspects of professional library service including: assisting the public with reference and reader’s advisory services, collection development, programming, marketing, circulation, and outreach. As a member of the Youth Services Division, this person will focus on developing programs and services for teens to help prepare them to be productive and engaged citizens in accordance to the library’s strategic plan. They will help plan and implement library goals, plan and conduct teen programming, manage the young adult print and non-print collections, initiate and coordinate outreach with local schools and organizations, and manage the young adult budget. They may also plan and conduct preschool storytimes, plan family programs and represent the library on city, county and state-wide committees, and organizations. Additional duties may also include identifying and applying for grant opportunities and other duties as assigned.
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Teen Services duties may include the following:
• Manage collection development of Young Adult books, video games and audio-visual materials
• Recruit, train, and supervise the Teen Advisory Board
• Plan and present weekly programs for teens and tweens
• Market teen programs through print advertising, social media and local media
• Coordinate and present outreach with local schools and other organizations
• Recruit, train and supervise teen volunteers and interns
• Manage teen materials and programming budgets
• Maintain teen area
• Prepare bibliographies and pathfinders for teen materials and issues
Youth Services duties may include the following:
• Plan and present youth programs, including regular storytimes
• Lead classroom tours
• Collection development responsibilities
Technology duties may include:
• Stay current with new technologies and service delivery methods for youth services
• Manage and maintain circulating collection of technology resources
• Maintain teen web pages
• Train youth and staff in the use of reference databases, websites, apps and other technology resources
Please see attached Job Addendum for additional information about this position.
Bachelor’s Degree and sufficient experience as necessitated by the competency level in the position:
• 1 year of library experience, and the creation of programs
Preference may be given for:
• Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program
• Creation of library programs
• Working with teen groups and outreach
• Collection development
• Spanish language skills (read, write, speak)
Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.
Licensing and Certification:
• Valid Oregon Driver’s License at time of appointment.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work. Extended amounts of time standing and/or walking may be required.
Incumbent will be required to travel.
Selection and Interview Process:
As a part of our selection process, it will be necessary for candidates to provide the names and email addresses of up to five professional references (including two managers) that can provide information on work performance. To avoid any delay in the process, we ask candidates to start gathering reference information now (name, email address, contact info and time period you worked together). Additional information regarding reference checking will be emailed to candidates at a later date through the SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360 system.
Top candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018, and candidates will be emailed directly with additional information. All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference in Public Employment Law.
How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below). Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time. Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received. If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position. We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us. Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.
Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.
Additional Information and Forms:
•Work History Continuation Form
• Veteran's Preference Form
NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.