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Children's Librarian

Company: Rockford Public Library
Location: Rockford
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Children's Librarian Employment application/resume must be submitted via email: Download/print employment application at: GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under general direction of the Branch Manager, performs work of moderate difficulty by applying concepts, techniques and practices of library science. The librarian in this position will be responsible for planning and implementing youth services programming; performing outreach activities for children birth to age 14; providing reference services and reader's advisory for children and their parents; and working collaboratively with other youth-serving organizations in the community. QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate must demonstrate a terrific customer service attitude. Applicants must have good knowledge of family literacy principles and practices; good knowledge of emergent literacy essentials; an ability to teach information literacy skills; and an ability to collaborate with other youth-serving organizations. The successful candidate must demonstrate energy, openness, intelligence, creativity, and willingness to work within a team environment. Excellent presentation skills are also a plus. The successful candidate must also possess computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office and experience using computer software to create flyers and brochures. Bilingual skills, especially Spanish, are highly desirable. Completion of the curriculum requirements for a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school is required. Applicants with experience working in a youth area of a public library; good working knowledge of children's literature and reference sources; and experience making group presentations are desired. ROCKFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY HIRING PROCEDURES: Each opening within the Rockford Public Library is posted for a specified period of days. Anyone may apply for the position during that posting period unless designated "Internal Posting Only." At the end of that time, all applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be identified. When there are applications from a department of the Rockford Public Library, these applications will be considered first. All applicants must complete an employment application to be considered for employment. Employment application, resume, and cover letter must be sent via email to by the expiration date. All employees hired after November 6, 1986 are subject to employment verification using the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service I-9 Form. Statement of Policy on Equal Opportunity: Rockford Public Library is committed to hiring and employing without regard to race, color, religion, natural origin, sex, ancestry, age or non-job related disability. Individuals needing disability-related accommodations for interviews should request them in advance. Category: Education , Keywords: Children's Librarian

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