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Position: Youth Specialist - Pearland Library
Position Starts:10/15/2021 Listing Closes: 12/14/2021 Listing Submitted: 10/15/2021
Position Description: SUMMARY
Plans and coordinates youth services and programs within established guidelines

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Plans and implements a variety of programs and services for children and young adults

Presents weekly literature-based storytime for appropriate audience

Hires, trains and evaluates youth assistant

Maintains and monitors children’s and young adult collections; selects materials, weeds collection and creates displays

Plans and implements system-wide programs, such as summer reading program, BrazCon and others

Provides youth reference and reader’s advisory service

Develops a highly-visible outreach program for youth services in the community, including schools and other organizations

Creates and implements a marketing and social media presence for youth programs and services

Works with the branch lead to develop budget requests

Organizes and coordinates teen volunteer programs

Attends bi-monthly youth meetings and acts as liaison between the branch and the youth coordinators

Maintains awareness of current trends in youth literature and services

Identifies educational needs in the community, and plans and provides services accordingly

Interprets and implements library policies and procedures for library users and staff

Assumes supervisory responsibilities as assigned

Attends and participates in professional activities, conferences and committees

Maintains awareness of professional trends, methods and ethics

Performs branch duties as needed, including but not limited to:

• assisting patrons with computer use and printing
• circulating materials
• shelving

Performs other duties as needed

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises youth assistant; acts as assistant manager in absence of branch librarian and assistant branch librarian; carries out any/all supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws and by pre-defined principles and guidelines as outlined by supervisor


Institution: Brazoria County Library System
Type of Library: Public
City: Pearland, Texas
Annual Salary: $35,000 - $40,000
Salary Comment:
Telephone: 9798641505 Fax: 
Email Address: pennyf@bcls.lib.tx.us
Website Address: governmentjobs.com/careers/brazoriacounty?page=1
Required Education: Bachelor Degree (B. S.) from an accredited four year college or university
Required Experience: At least three years library experience in the areas of supervision, reference, collection development and community relations
Contact: Penny Ford
Send Resume to: Must submit application, cover letter, and resume on the Brazoria County Careers website
Special Instructions: Must have Valid Texas Driver's License and provide own safe automobile for transportation in carrying out job duties
Skill in effectively meeting with and dealing with the general public
Skill in working with automated library systems
Skill in composing and drafting letters, memoranda and other correspondence
Strong organizational skills, good interpersonal skills and supervisory skills


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer