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YPL Children's Services Librarian - Whitney Library
The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is currently hiring for a YPL Children's Services Librarian at the Whitney Library.

The application deadline for this position is 9:00 p.m. on January 24, 2024. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted prior to this deadline at thelibrarydistrict.org/job-openings.

DESCRIPTION OF HOURS AND WAGES:
This is a full-time position (40 hours). The salary range is $67,357.00 to $90,265.00. 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 adults, 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 adults’ communication skills, promote reading, and encourage greater patronage of the Library District.
 14.    Conducts tours of the YPL/Children’s Services Department for teachers, students, schools, daycare centers, and other interested groups.
 15.    Makes visits to schools, daycare centers, and other organizations 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 online 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.
Position: YPL Children's Services Librarian - Whitney Library
Organization: Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Location: Las Vegas,  NV 
United States
Salary: $67,357.00 to $90,265.00. per year.
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 1/9/2024
Requirements COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
The 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, races, colors, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, veterans, or disability statuses are encouraged and welcome to apply. 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college OR university accredited by the American Library Association is required. Coursework in children’s literature OR children’s services required; AND experience in retrieving information from electronic devices required.
 
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 the position.
District-provided AED/CPR certification must be completed within six months from the date of employment and must be maintained (current) while in a covered position. 
Status: This listing expires on: 3/9/2024
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Organization Information
Name:
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Address:
5175 E. Tropicana Ave.

Las Vegas,  NV 89122
United States
Email:
scott.swift@thelibrarydistrict.org
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Contact:
Scott Swift