Youth Services Department Head – Western Allegheny Community Library

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The Western Allegheny Community Library is seeking an amazing, vibrant, organized and self-motivated all-kinds-of-people-loving librarian to be our new Youth Services Department Head.  This is a full time position, 35 hours per week including evenings, weekends and special events.   Candidates will have an MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school, 2-5 years of experience as a Children’s Librarian, and  clearances:  PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Fingerprinting.

 

The Western Allegheny Community Library Youth Services Department Head is a visionary! We are looking for candidates who will:

  • develop cool, forward-thinking, fun/educational programs for kids and teens
  • purchase all the great books, movies, games, music and non-traditional materials for the department which serves an audience from birth-18
  • show-off your professional understanding of 21st Century Librarianship, child growth and development knowledge, zen-like flexibility and boundless energy
  • supervise and manage a pretty awesome 2-person staff
  • multi-task like a superhero
  • create and expand dynamic community partnerships
  • share a passion for the changing face of library services to new generations of learners
  • write impressive grants that get the library much-needed funds and attention
  • continually grow as a professional and keep informed of library trends, locally and nationally and strives to learn and develop as a practitioner through workshops, classes, reading and conferences

 

Why You Want the Job:

  • You’ll oversee a very busy and wild youth services department and manage 2 staff (1 PT and 1 FT).
  • We have a book bus and you might even get to drive it (don’t worry, no CDL required!)
  • Our library has been around for 26 years, but we moved into a new  building 3 years ago and we are renovating this summer with a new backyard space and a new youth services department!
  • This library is a forward-thinking, energized organization who’s striving to do things differently!
  • We offer work from home hours and flexible scheduling.
  • Benefits including health care and vacation.
  • You’ll be working with an amazing staff that that are always looking for ways to make the library better!

 

Email cover letter, resume and references to Amanda Kirby, Library Director, kirbya@einetwork.net. No phone calls. EOE