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Children's Department Head - Clark County Library
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) is currently hiring for a full-time Children's Department Head at the Clark County Library. The application deadline for this position is 9:00 pm on February 10, 2023. Those interested in applying should submit an application prior to the application deadline through the following link:


This is a full-time position (40-hours). The salary range is $64,130 to $102,608 per year.

DEFINITION: This position performs professional and supervisory work in the planning, coordination, and operation of the YPL/Children’s Services Department at a branch library.

Essential and marginal functions and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

1.      Ensures the efficient operation of the YPL/Children’s Services Department within a branch library.

2.      Prepares goals and objectives for the YPL/Children’s Services Department.

3.      Exercises decision-making skills.

4.      Supervises subordinate staff to include scheduling, training, working with staff to correct deficiencies, recommending discipline, and completing performance evaluations.

5.      Directs and prioritizes the work of subordinate staff.

6.      Participates on interview panels and assists in the selection of staff for the YPL/Children’s Services Department and other staff requested by the Branch Manager.

7.      Prepares, submits, and summarizes various routine and non-routine reports.

8.      Prepares, submits, and maintains YPL/Children’s Services Department materials budget and adheres to established Library District objectives in such.14. Ensures the calendar of programs and events for the YPL/Children’s Services Department is maintained.

9.      Assists subordinate staff in organizing specific aspects of the YPL/Children’s Services Department. 

10.    Performs professional library activities in ordering books, documents, periodicals, multi-media materials and other YPL materials.

11.    Supervises book expenditures and materials ordering for YPL/Children’s Services Department.

12.    Reviews periodical and book lists for the purpose of rendering recommendations on acquisitions.

13.    Provides children’s reference and other services over the telephone and in person to both patrons and staff.

14.    Ensures the calendar of programs and events for the YPL/Children’s Services Department is maintained.

15.    Networks with schools and public agencies to provide quality services and programs for children.

16.    Interprets, develops, and implements Library District, branch, and department policies and procedures.

17.    Confers with teachers, parents, and community groups to assist in planning, organizing, and implementing special programs and exhibits to encourage and improve children’s and young adults communication skills, promote reading, and encourage greater patronage of the Library District. 

18.    Prepares and conduct programs for children up to 18 years of age.

19.    Prepares and conducts programs for adults relating to children’s services.

20.    Provides community outreach services.

21.    Conducts tours of the YPL/Children’s Services Department for teachers, students, schools, day cares, and other interested groups.

22.    Interacts extensively over the telephone, and in person with patrons, District-wide staff and management, outside agencies, vendors, and other libraries.

23.    Utilizes personal computers, automated library systems, the Internet, and other tools and resources.

24.    Assists children, young adults, and adult patrons in the use of the Children’s Services circulating collections and materials using the Library of Congress Classifications.

25.    Assists children, young adults, and adult patrons in the use of automated library systems, various indices, non-book materials, and equipment.

26.    Operates library and office equipment including, but not limited to: copy machine, telephone, and facsimile machine.

27.    Maintains a safe environment for both staff and patrons.

28.    Attends or conducts miscellaneous meetings and training sessions at district-wide meeting sites.

Position: Children's Department Head - Clark County Library
Organization: Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Location: Las Vegas,  NV 
United States
Salary: $64,130 to $102,608 per year
Posting Start Date: 1/18/2023
Date Posted: 1/18/2023

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITYThe successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness (D.E.I.), as well as participate in maintaining a respectful and positive work environment. All applicants will be considered for employment without bias. All ethnicities, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veterans or disability status are encouraged and welcomed to apply.


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college OR university accredited by the American Library Association required.
  • One (1) year of experience as a professional librarian required; which included professional experience in a YPL OR Children’s Services Department;
  • Demonstrated ability to implement strategic library service objectives with measurable outcomes, effectively supervise and motivate subordinate staff, develop and maintain positive relationships with library customers and patrons, vendors, schools, District-wide staff and management required.

PLEASE NOTE: Meeting these posted qualifications does not necessarily guarantee an interview.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Nevada Driver’s License at the time of hire.

Completion of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s (LVCCLD) Person-in-Charge (PIC) Training or completion of PIC Training within 12-months of assuming position.

District provided AED/CPR certification must be completed within six months from date of employment and must be maintained (current) while in a covered position. 

Status: This listing expires on: 3/19/2023
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Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Las Vegas,  NV 89113
United States
Scott Swift