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YPL Children's Services Librarian - Sahara West Library
The award-wining Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is currently hiring for a full-time YPL Children's Services Librarian at the Sahara West Library. The application deadline for this position is 9:00 pm on March 24, 2023. Those interested in applying for this position should submit an application prior to the application deadline at TheLibraryDistrict.org/Job-Openings. 

This is a full-time position (40-hours). The salary range is $54,825 to $87,720 per year.

DEFINITION: This position performs a variety of professional public service work in support of the YPL/Children’s Services Department at a Regional or Branch Library.

Position: YPL Children's Services Librarian - Sahara West Library
Organization: Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Location: Las Vegas,  NV 
United States
Salary: $54,825-87,720
Posting Start Date: 4/30/2023
Date Posted: 3/15/2023

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

 1.      Provides children’s reference and other services over the telephone and in person to children, young adult, and adult patrons, and Library District staff by searching files, the children’s collection, and automated library systems to locate requested information or materials.

 2.      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 and in the use of automated library systems, various indexes, and non-book materials.

 3.      Maintains knowledge of children’s services.

 4.      Exercises decision making skills.

 5.      Assists the Department Head with collection development activities such as reading reviews, ordering library materials and weeding.

 6.      Assists with the maintenance of the Children’s Services Department reference and circulating collections.

 7.      Maintains compliance with the Library District, Branch, and Children’s Services Department policies and procedures and explains policies and procedures to patrons and staff.

 8.      Ensures that the calendar of programs, activities, and events for the YPL/Children’s Services Department is maintained.

 9.      Prepares and conducts story hours and programs for children up to 18 years of age.

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

 11.    Provides information about district-wide activities, facilities, and services.

 12.    Interacts extensively over the telephone, and in person with children, young adults, adult patrons, district-wide staff and management, outside agencies, and other libraries.

 13.    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 adult’s communication skills, to promote reading, and to encourage greater patronage of the Library District.

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

 15.    Makes visits to schools, day care centers, and other organizations in order to promote books and reading.

 16.    Performs routine shelf checks to ensure continuing physical maintenance and proper location of books, periodicals, and other library materials relevant to the Children’s Services Department.

 17.    Decorates the Children’s Services Department with appropriate accessories for the seasons, holidays, and other events.

 18.    Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.

 19.    Maintains and files records and reports appropriate to the YPL/Children’s Services Department.

 20.    Utilizes personal computers, automated library systems, the Internet, and on-line tools and resources.

 21.    Operates library and office equipment including, but not limited to: copy machine, telephone, facsimile machine, and microfiche/microfilm machines.

 22.    Attends or conducts meetings and training sessions at meeting sites throughout the district.

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

Minimum Requirements:

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. Course work in children’s literature OR children’s services required; AND experience in retrieving information from electronic devices 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. 

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Tasks are performed in adverse environmental conditions.


The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District serves 1.5 million people over 8,000 square miles through 25 branch libraries and online. The Library District is a vibrant member of the community with committed staff who work to provide information and the opportunity for lifelong learning, cultural awareness, community connection and basic literacy.
Status: This listing expires on: 5/14/2023
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Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
7060 W Windmill Ln

Las Vegas,  NV 89113
United States
(702) 507-6162
Christine Dinino