Teen Services Supervisor - Athens-Clarke County Library
The Athens-Clarke County Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic librarian to become the Teen Services Supervisor. We are looking for someone who can promote the library and a love of reading to teens and young adults. The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable about the recreational and educational reading needs of teens, keep up-to-date with pop culture, and be knowledgeable about the technology trends that interest teens. We are seeking a vibrant and energetic leader who can go out into the schools and the community to talk to teens, parents and other adults involved with teens, to share information and encourage the growth of the Teen Services department in our newly renovated library.
Purpose and Scope
This 40-hour per week full-time professional position oversees services to teens and young adults. Provides readers advisory and information services to patrons of all ages, with a specific emphasis on services for teens. Maintains and markets the teen and media collections. Plans and presents programs to teens. Provides computer assistance to all patrons and oversees teen/family computing center. Provides direct customer service to library patrons; supervises staff. Reports to Assistant Director for Public Services.
Minimum Training and Experience
The successful applicant must possess an MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited university and have 3 years experience in a public library; previous experience with teens in a library setting preferred. Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Essential Job Functions
The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this job. Other duties of a similar nature or level may be required as assigned, and job assignments and work schedule are subject to change in the future.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Provides direct customer service to library patrons of all ages, with a specific emphasis on teens and young adults
- Coordinates, creates and presents age-appropriate programs for teens and young adults
- Provides knowledgeable and appropriate readers advisory and information services, with specific emphasis on materials for and by teens and young adults
- Provides computer assistance to all patrons
- Develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target youth
- Visits schools and other youth-targeted groups to promote the library, reading, and teen library events
- As a member of the Collection Management Team, contributes to selection, development, and maintenance of library's young adult collection
- Promotes a love of reading through developing displays and book lists for teens
- Keeps current with knowledge and trends related to teen literature and is familiar with learning needs of teens
- Facilitates the work and activities of teen volunteers and teen advisory board
- Oversees the selection, training, performance appraisal and recognition, discipline, and ongoing development of staff
- Collaborates with staff in other departments to write and administer grants related to teen programming and services
- Coordinates use of in-house A/V equipment library staff and public use
- Keeps abreast of changing technology as it impacts library service delivery
- Develops and guides staff toward the highest standards of customer service
- Creates and manages youth services work schedules
- Establishes departmental priorities
- Night and weekend hours required
- Knowledge of literature for and by young adults in traditional and emerging formats.
- Knowledge of the developmental needs of young adults in order to provide the most appropriate resources and services.
- Ability to keep up-to-date with popular culture and technological advances that interest young adults.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, operations and functions of the library system.
- Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing efficient, positive and professional customer service to patrons of all ages.
- Knowledge of PINES library catalog, library subscription databases and GALILEO databases.
- Knowledge of grant writing and grant implementation.
- Excellent computer skills required; knowledge of digital media lab equipment and software, such as photo editing or video editing software, preferred.
- Good organizational, management, human relations, and technical skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to interact successfully with patrons of all ages, staff and all others involved in the activities of the library.
- Ability to build an effective work team, inspire creativity, and promote a positive attitude in staff.
- Ability to motivate employees at all levels to excellence.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Library Director, other library staff members and the public.
- Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
- Ability to develop and implement long-term goals for the system in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency.
- Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner.
- Personal computer proficiency.
- Ability to work with people with tact, patience and courtesy.
- Ability to remain calm under busy, stressful conditions.
- Ability to answer questions and explain procedures and policies.
- Ability to exercise good judgment and make independent and critical decisions using established practices and procedures.
- Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
- (ADA)Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
- Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery & equipment including computer, telephone, copy machine & Audio/Video equipment. Must be able move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, &/or up to 20 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of sedentary work.
- Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare &/or judge readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) or data, people, or things.
- Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak &/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving/receiving assignments &/or directions.
- Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of records, notices, lists, manuals & informational documentation, directions, instructions, & methods & procedures. Requires the ability to prepare schedules, records, reports & logs using prescribed formats & conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, & style. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control, & confidence.
- Intelligence: Requires the ability to learn & understand basic principles & techniques; to acquire & be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; & to make independent judgment in the absence of management.
- Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record & deliver information, to explain procedures, & to follow oral & written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively & efficiently.
- Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add & subtract totals; multiply & divide & utilize determine percentages.
- Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, & shape, visually with computer, telephone, copy machine & Audio/Video equipment.
- Motor Coordination: May require the ability to coordinate hands & eyes in using a computer, telephone & other office equipment.
- Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as computer, telephone, copy machine & Audio/Video equipment. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
- Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors & shades of color.
- Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving & receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.
- Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk &/or hear: (Talking = expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing = perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library is a drug-free workplace and requires a pre-employment drug test and eVerify approval.
Submit online job application, resume, cover letter, and 3 references before December 10th, 2012 to
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Employment applications are available at all Athens Regional Library branches. The application is also available online in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You may either print a copy of this form to bring in person to the library or fill it out on your computer and submit it electronically. For the latter, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher installed on your computer. This program is available for free at Adobe's website.
Please note: You must SAVE the form to your computer before you submit it electronically. Otherwise the form will be blank when it is opened.
Athens Regional Library System Employment Form
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