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Youth Services Librarian

Company: American Library Association
Location: meridian
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Youth Services Librarian

Position Summary

The Youth Services Librarian performs a variety of direct public service work and outreach, specifically targeting

youth between the ages of 0-18. This position works with administration to plan, promote, and implement

library services, programs, and outreach for youth. The Youth Services Librarian uses advanced knowledge of

childhood development and early literacy to provide exceptional service to children and their caregivers in the

Meridian community.

Duties and Responsibilities


Plans, designs, implements and evaluates library programs that align with strategic goals and responds to

identified community needs. Continuously evaluates programs to make improvements based on attendee and

management feedback. Promotes library collections and services by publicizing programs. This may include

coordinating outside presenters and experimenting with new ideas and concepts or working with staff and

community partners on community outreach efforts. Assists in planning department spending to adhere to

budgetary requirements.

Provides informational and reference to a variety of patrons from diverse backgrounds (young people,

caregivers, teachers, etc.) using advanced knowledge of library resources and practices. Assistance may include,

but is not limited to, reader's advisory, homework help, and advanced computer assistance. Assistance may be

by phone, online, or in-person. Assists in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, and safe environment. Actively

promotes respect for diversity and creates an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful library atmosphere that

embraces diversity. Conducts research in several areas, including literacy, current trends and school projects.

Develops effective community relationships with local organizations and community groups to leverage

programs and services to meet community needs.

Perform circulation duties including issuing cards, checking materials in and out, reserving books, collecting

fines, and answering the phone. Promotes library collections, services, and programs. Responsible for ensuring

these functions can happen in remote settings away from the library. Maintains confidentiality of patron

information. Excellent interpersonal/customer services skills; ability to be consistently pleasant, positive and

responsive to a diverse public and staff.

Is professionally active; identifies and participates in professional development opportunities. Reads widely to

keep in touch with library trends, developments and new technology and contributes ideas and suggestions to

colleagues and library staff members.


Assists with creating appropriate and appealing collection displays, the general state and appearance of the

youth services collection, and ideas that foster a welcoming and attractive youth services department.

Maintains statistical information and generates reports as necessary.

Keywords: American Library Association, Meridian , Youth Services Librarian, Other , meridian, Idaho

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