Young Adult Librarian-Grafton-Midview Public Library

Young Adult Librarian – Part time – Salary Range: $15-22.00/Hr.
Grafton-Midview Public Library is looking for an energetic and creative person to serve our teen population. The candidate we are seeking will plan and coordinate programs and services in our Teen Zone while having a presence in the community connecting with schools and organizations.
This is a 20 hour per week part time position requiring afternoons, some evenings and weekends.
MLIS desired, however candidate with bachelor’s degree working towards an MLIS may be considered. Please be certain to download employment application, YA job description, and supplemental questions. Application forms available at
Please return all documents with a resume to:
Adele Infante, Director
Grafton-Midview Public Library
983 Main Street
Grafton, OH 44044

Job Title: Young Adult Librarian, Youth Services Department

Classification: Non-exempt

Salary Grade: Professional

Reports to: Youth Services Manager

Date: 2015

Summary: Encourage teens/tweens to become lifelong library users by helping them discover what public libraries offer. Perform a wide range of duties in the Teen department working with ten to eighteen year olds; has a presence in the community connecting with schools and organizations. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials as well as furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers’ advisory services. Establishes and coordinates a teen volunteer program. Works with databases and information systems to access information.

Essential Functions:
• Plan, coordinate and implement services to teens and families
• Assist in collection development of young adult materials in all formats; evaluate materials to determine outdated or unused items to be discarded
• Plan and conduct programs, school visits and other events involving teens/tweens, including the annual Summer Reading Program
• Analyze teens’ and parents’ requests to determine needed information and/or materials; assist in furnishing or locating that information
• Instruct library patrons basic computer skills, such as searching computerized databases and using library services and facilities
• Coordinate and recruit teen volunteers for monthly Teen Advisory Group (TAG) group, and oversee volunteers as needed
• Confer with community members and organizations to conduct informational programs, make collection decisions, and determine which library services to offer
• Promote young adult services and programs through print and social media, maintaining Teen’s page and calendar on Library’s website; assemble and arrange display materials
• Prepare reports on library activities (e.g. statistical reports, grant requests or progress reports, library budget, inventory)
• Review and evaluate literature on new publications in order to select and order print, audiovisual and electronic material
• Attend professional development activities related to position; participate in networking opportunities
• Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time
• Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work
• Perpetuate a clean and inviting atmosphere within department
• Communicate with people outside the Library, representing the Library to customers, and other external sources.
• Other duties as assigned

• MLIS from an ALA accredited school
• Service oriented, enjoys working with young adults and families
• Thorough knowledge of young adult literature, library reference methods and procedures
• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, including patron needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer service
• Shows initiative, creativity, flexibility, resourcefulness and good judgment
• Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to communicate information so others will understand
• Computer literate, with a willingness to learn Google software and services, email software, Microsoft Office software and Library software
• Familiar with social media and the benefits of its use to the Library
• Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule including evenings and weekends
• Must be able to perform physical activities that require use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as lifting, walking, stooping and handling of materials
• Must be able to withstand repetitive motions using fine motor skills to type on a keyboard
• This job requires integrity, cooperation, dependability, flexibility and being open to change in the workplace
• A valid Ohio driver’s license for some travel

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be re-assigned at any time with or without notice.

Grafton-Midview Public Library is an equal opportunity employer providing employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran/military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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