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SENIOR LIBRARIAN (TEEN SERVICES) 40009305

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Library

DATE POSTED:            

November 22, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

December 7, 2021

SALARY MIN:  

$47,787

SALARY MAX:

$86,016

POSITION NUMBER:            

40009305

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

Durham County Library is seeking an innovative professional to lead the South Regional Library's Teen Services Unit. The Senior Librarian will oversee services, resources, and programming for teens and young adults at the South Regional Library.

 

The ideal candidate will possess a passion for working with young people in libraries and their information needs. The Senior Librarian will be responsible for creating a safe and welcoming space for teens and young adults at the South Regional Library, with an emphasis on dynamic engagement of the community. 

 

Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the South Regional Library Manager. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Responsible for training, supervision, and management of the Teen Services volunteers.
  • Oversee the library’s teen space and young adult collection, the teen services team, and teen-related programming and outreach.  
  • Assists with preparation and monitoring of unit budget. 
  • Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating teen and young adult programming.
  • Performs professional and administrative library work and develops and provide library services and programs that support the library’s strategic plan. 
  • Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment by covering service points. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Thorough knowledge of library resources, procedures, and systems  
  • Analytical skills and knowledge for evaluating the community and its information needs. 
  • Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for a diverse community.
  • Ability to plan innovative programs that adapt to meet the needs and skill level of customers. 
  • Ability to use good judgement in daily services to analyze problems, recommend solutions and make decisions. 
  • High degree of comfort learning new technologies.  
  • Ability to relate library services to the needs of the community. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees. 

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school and six months of experience in professional library work. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

The ideal candidate should possess considerable public library experience and experience working with teens.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh