Children’s Department Manager

Children’s Department Manager

The Wagnalls Memorial Library, Lithopolis, Ohio      www.wagnalls.org

  • Job Description: Designs, promotes, presents, and evaluates a variety of programs for children of all ages, based on their developmental needs and interests, and the goals of the library. Supervises and works together with the children’s staff members.
  • Empower and motivate young people;
  • Promote and nurture the habit of reading;
  • Shelve, read, and maintain books and materials;
  • Develop and maintain the creative play space;
  • Build programs to link the library to community groups;
  • Choose resources to enhance the library collection;
  • Provide parenting education and family literacy programs;
  • Design and provide engaging activities that help young people develop their creativity, interests, and talents.

 

Education and /or Experience

Prefer a degree in library related field, or a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Related Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, audiovisual materials, websites and other electronic media, and other materials that contribute to a current, and relevant children’s collection.
  • Possesses up-to-date computer and technology skills necessary for effective communications and presentations.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of cataloging, classification, indexing procedures, and practices to support access to children’s materials.
  • Listens and interacts actively when speaking individually with children, families, other patrons, and staff members.
  • Keeps up to date with trends and new materials related to children.
  • Maintains regular communication with other agencies, institutions, and organizations serving children in the community.
  • Participates in all aspects of the library’s planning process to represent and support service to children.
  • Suggests materials to be added to the children’s collection.
  • Helps to maintain a friendly, inviting appearance in the children’s library.

Hours:  30-32 per week.  Two nights per week (Wednesday and Thursdays), and Two Saturdays per month.  

Please send resumes by October 4th  to: Tami Morehart, Library Director   tmore@wagnalls.org               

 

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