Responsible for providing professional reference service and readers advisory assistance to all NSU-affiliated and Broward County users; Provide collection development and management of youth library materials; plan and present programs for youth that promote library use, technology, and the collection; represent the library to youth groups in the community; provide outreach to local community agencies and organizations; may supervise volunteers and/or student employees; weekend and evening hours are required.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Provide reference and readers advisory service to NSU-affiliated library users and Broward County users in person, by phone, and via computer. 2. Assist library users in the use and interpretation of the library collections and in identifying and accessing appropriate materials. 3. Provide instruction on the use of in-house and online library resources. 4. Create and implement programs for the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of youth; incorporating developmental best practices and Florida State Standards. 5. Participate in collection development activities to recommend selection and weeding of library materials. 6. Promote the enjoyment of reading, family literacy and the importance of library card ownership. 7. Assist with annual assessment of programs and services. 8. May be expected to assume responsibility for supervision of volunteers and/or student employees.
Marginal Job Functions:
1. Participate in department, library, and university-wide committees as needed. 2. Attend appropriate NSU library and/or Broward County Library meetings. 3. Keep current with recent developments/trends in library services for youth. 4. Participate in outreach as assigned. 5. Participate in creating flyers, booklists, displays and other library information for youth and parents. 6. Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge and understanding of library principles, practices and techniques. 2. Current computer skills, including online searching. 3. Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. 4. Ability to utilize library electronic resources which may include creating electronic booklists, special departmental resources in area of specialty, using social media, contributing to library webpage content. 5. Ability to cross-train in all developmental areas and age groups in the Youth Services client base. 6. Ability to cross-train in providing reference and readers advisory across age groups served.
Major (if required):
Master's in Library Science from an ALA Accredited school.
1. Prior service to school age children in a library. 2. Prior service to children of preschool age. 3. Coursework in literature for children.
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