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Bilingual Spanish Youth Librarian

Multnomah County Library is filling two Bilingual Spanish-speaking Youth Librarian positions. In this role you will serve your assigned library location but also support your designated library region as a whole, providing services to the Latine community and all communities served within that region. You’ll receive support from and work closely with your regional staff colleagues and be a liaison between the local branch, regional, and systemwide Youth Services and cultural teams. 


In this role, you will be a part of the We Speak Your Language cultural team, which is comprised of staff members who speak one of our core services languages: Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. The We Speak Your Language team connects immigrant and refugee communities to the information and resources they need to be successful in the United States. The team engages our communities with friendly guidance to help them navigate resources and opportunities that will allow them to enrich their lives. As a member of the Spanish We Speak Your Language group, you will have access to a support network of peers who share your lived experiences and who will welcome you into the organization.


In addition, you will be responsible for connecting patrons with the information and services they seek, building and maintaining professional relationships with patrons and community partners, and delivering a variety of professional-level library services. While you will assist all patrons, you’ll focus on serving youth (from birth to age 18), families, and those who work with youth. You’ll perform the vital task of matching the personal, educational, and recreational needs of patrons with the appropriate information and resources, as well as fostering literacy in youth and families. To assist you in these priority services, there is adequate funding through both library funds as well as grants through our Library Foundation.

To learn more about being a Spanish-speaking Youth Librarian at Multnomah County Library, or if you’re just curious to hear what we think about working here, please complete this form to be invited to an information session about these positions.

This recruitment will remain open until all our positions are filled. We will conduct application reviews on the following dates and interviews will be held shortly after: 

  • February 16, 2024
  • March 1, 2024
Position: Bilingual Spanish Youth Librarian
Organization: Multnomah County Library
Location: Portland,  OR 
United States
Salary: $33.69 - $41.35 Hourly
Posting Start Date: 2/6/2024
Date Posted: 2/6/2024

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

  • Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Ability to speak, write and read English and Spanish fluently.
  • Thorough knowledge of and/or extensive experience with the Spanish-speaking community, demonstrated by your knowledge of the traditions, values, and customs of the community being served.
  • Strong cultural sensitivity and competency abilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the theories of child and adolescent learning and development and how those theories might impact library service from birth to high school.
  • Experience with current and retrospective children's and teen literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, web sites, electronic media and other materials that constitute a diverse and relevant youth collections.
  • Ability to pass a criminal records check, should a job offer be extended. Results of the records check will be reviewed on an individualized basis. A conviction is not an automatic bar to employment.


Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Two years of professional youth librarian experience.
  • Experience planning, preparing and implementing culturally sensitive programs (including storytimes) that are of interest to children, young adults, caregivers and adults working with children.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/6/2024
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Multnomah County Library
221 NE 122nd Ave

Portland,  OR 97230
United States
(503) 988-3109 x8310
Anthony Cesario