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Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the Children’s Librarian engages children through collections, services, and programs in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones. The Librarian:
Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, daycare centers, and community groups that target children to promote the Library’s services, collections, specialized programs, and resources
Facilitates group and family visits to the Library to enhance the reading skills of children
Actively and continuously promotes our collections and reading through readers advisory, staff picks, recommendation lists, blog entries, author talks, book discussions, and other innovative ways, both on site and online
Provides reference services and resource recommendations using print, media, and digital resources
Collaborates with the Youth Educational Services Department to develop, promote, and facilitate innovative programs to build literacy and a love of reading to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community’s children, parents, and childcare providers, including storytimes and other early literacy programs, visual and performing arts programming, STEM programs, summer reading events, and a variety of other programs both within the Library and throughout the community
Partners with the collection development team to shape and maintain the Children's collection, ensuring it is diverse, current, relevant, and meets the needs of the community
Fosters digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to children
Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest
Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the children’s space to ensure a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources
Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting children’s programs
Assists with branch operations, including circulation, fines & fees management, reserves, and opening/closing procedures
In the absence of the Library Manager, may take responsibility for the facility, staff, and operations
Performs related duties as required