Library Employment Opportunities

Johnson Creek Public Library                                                                               

Job Description:          Youth Services Librarian

Department:                Library

Hours:                         Part-time – 20 hours a week

Salary:                          $13/hour

The Johnson Creek Public Library is currently accepting applications seeking a highly motivated individual who is passionate about working with children of all ages, to serve our community as a Youth Services Librarian. The position requires an organized individual who will plan and implement fun and enriching story times and programs for youth and families. The ideal candidate will enjoy storytelling, be knowledgeable of children’s literature, have a genuine ability to relate to kids and their parents, provide excellent customer service, enjoy, and embrace change, and have strong computer and social media skills. This position is part time at 20 hours a week and is eligible for pro-rated Holiday pay.

This is a new position and will be open until filled. Complete an application here. Return application and resume to Johnson Creek Public Library c/o Jodi Kessel Szpiszar, Director 125 Lincoln Street Johnson Creek, WI 53038, or email to Paper applications may also be picked up at the Library.

Purpose of Classification

The Youth Librarian is responsible for programming, collection development, reference, reader’s advisory, and instruction for all children ages 0-18.  Will also perform a wide variety of general library work assisting patrons with daily library operations such as helping find materials, using the CAFÉ catalog, answering questions, and making copies. It also involves checking items in and out using the Polaris system. The work is performed under the supervision of the Library Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Plan and implement fun and enriching programs for youth and families that encourage reading, literacy skills, and general library use including story time, and the Summer Learning Program.
  • Market and promote programs and services in Youth Services through all media formats including displays, booklists, posters, library website, print media, and social media.
  • Perform outreach services to local pre-schools, daycares, public schools, and private schools. Offsite travel may be required.
  • Work with director or library manager to select, order, and maintain Youth and Children’s materials collection in all formats.
  • Work with director or library manager to conduct collection development activities such as weeding, assessment and inventory.
  • Work with the Director in drafting and implementing policies that affect the youth library.
  • Minimum 1-2 evenings per week, 1-2 Saturdays per month, and flexible availability to meet the demands of the library.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the library, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other library staff members.

  • Check materials in and out; renew items
  • Find requested items for hold alerts, bundle, and route to designated libraries
  • Empty book return
  • Sort incoming material from other libraries
  • Shelve materials
  • Issue new cards; answer patron questions; and reserve materials
  • Assist patrons with computers, printing, copying, and faxing
  • Collect and record revenue from fines, and payments
  • Maintain patron records
  • Answer phones
  • Open and close the library
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Library experience, education, or training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of children’s and young adult literature and public service preferred.
  • Knowledge of youth literature, literacy skills, and adolescent growth and development.
  • Knowledge of library practices, operations, and collection organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks to meet deadlines with minimum supervision and assistance.
  • Knowledge of social media, basic computer and electronic equipment operations including Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to function in a team setting.

Physical Demands of the Position

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.

  • Sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, bend, twist, and reach
  • Lift and carry full delivery bins, heavy books, or office supplies
  • Handle processing, picking up and shelving books
  • Push and pull heavy objects on wheels
  • Shovel snow from the sidewalk
  • Must be able to read library materials and computer screens
  • Manual dexterity required to process or mend library materials, use office equipment and computers
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with library patrons; Library Director; other employees; and volunteers is required

The Village of Johnson Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Approved November 16, 2021

Johnson Creek Public Library Board of Trustees