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Employment Opportunity: Youth Services & Outreach Librarian Belen Public Library

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LIBRARY TECHNICIAN II YOUTH SERVICES/OUTREACH LIBRARIAN

Title: Library Technician II- Youth Services/Outreach Librarian
Hourly Wage: $12. 72
Department: Belen Public Library & Belen Harvey House Museum
Supervised Received: Library Director
GENERAL PURPOSE: Technician performs highly responsible, professional library work that includes the planning, organizing, and directing of the Children1s library collection and programming. Technician works under the supervision of the Library Director. Technician works to provide library services to children and pre­teens, including reference, reader1s advisory, programming, community activities, and collection development; works with staff to monitor and evaluate services to youth; promotes and publicizes the youth services and other library programs in the schools and the community. Duties are conducted with independent judgement and initiative within the policies established by the Belen Public Library and the City of Belen.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Follow the policies and procedures as set forth by the City of Belen
  • Develop and Implement innovate services and educational programming for Pre-K through 6th grade that:
  1. Empower and motivate young people
  2. Promote and nurture the habit of reading.
  3. Introduce stuaents to the latest electronic resources:
  4. Engage young people and help them develop their creativity.
  • Operate and manage the Summer Reading Program, including enrollment and tracking of SRP participants.
  • Attend the necessary trainings and workshops for the planning of Summer Reading Programs, and any other educational programs suggested by the Library Director.
  • Work with schools and community organizations in the Library’s service area to ensure mutual communication and collaboration, including schools, Librarians, teachers, administrators, and other paraprofessionals. In collaboration with colleagues and interested parents and educators, plan schedule, and arrange parenting education and family literacy programs, and build programs to link the library to community groups.
  • Provide a full range of Pre-K through 6th grade services, and guidance to patrons in the Children’s section of library.
  • Plan, schedule, and arrange library services for those who are infrequent users or nonusers of the library or services for those who are traditionally underserved, including poor and homeless people, ethnically diverse people, older adults, adult new and non-readers, Veterans, incarcerated people and ex-offenders, people with disabilities, LGBT populations, and rural and geographically isolated communities.
  • Mindfully choose resources to enhance the Children’s library collection.
  • Ensure that each individual patron receives the highest possible standard of customer service.
  • Staff public service desks and evening/weekend programming as needed.
  • Continuously promote the value of literacy and reading, with an emphasis on reading as a lifelong skill.
  • Create promotional materials for the Library, including fliers and Social Media postings.
  • Develop and expand the skills and interest to work well with diverse populations.
  • Establish and maintain professional and courteous working relationships with co=workers, supervisors, other City personnel, and the public.
  • Assist at Belen Harvey House as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • In- depth knowledge of children’s literature and media.
  • Familiarity with grade-level educational curriculum adopted by the NM Public Education Department.
  • Equivalent to the completion of a four-year accredited college degree in education, library science, natural or social science, or other related fields and/or related life experience.
  • Able to develop proficiency with Library computer platforms and programs, and with Social Media.
  • Comfortable with fast- paced multi-tasking.
  • Able to work well with diverse populations.
  • Able to organize and perform work functions independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule with minimal supervision.
  • Must have a valid New Mexico’s driver’s license.
  • Able to successfully pass a drug test.
  • Spanish proficiency (preferred).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands or fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to push, pull, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Position requires frequent bending, reaching, and lifting. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds and move up to 120 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee works inside building conditions. The employee may occasionally work in moderately high places. The noise level in the work environment is normally quiet to moderate pitch.
DISCLAIMER: The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not to be considered a complete statement of duties, responsibilities, requirements or knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

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