Librarian, Youth Services - Various Libraries
Hennepin County - Minneapolis, MN

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Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
Hennepin County Diversity Policy

Hennepin County Library (HCL) is seeking several enthusiastic ALA-accredited Youth Services Librarians to work at various libraries. The current openings include full-time hours at Brooklyn Park, Edina, and Southdale Libraries. In addition to these current openings, we are also using this posting to create a list of applicants that will be used to fill future vacancies.

Youth Services Librarians work as part of a team providing traditional and cutting edge services to youth, teens, their families, and those who work with them.

Our mission is to nourish minds, transform lives and build community together. We envision a Hennepin County where library services ensure every person has the opportunity and resources to read, graduate, engage, work and learn.

Schedules include evening and weekend shifts (Saturday and/or Sunday depending on the library).

Primary duties and responsibilities include:
  • Provide a welcoming environment for youth/teens and their families
  • Work at a public service desk to provide information and Readers' Advisory service to a diverse population
  • Plan and coordinate story-times, teen programs and services that interest and engage youth in learning and service
  • Schedule school and other group visits to prepare children/teens (including interns and volunteers) and their teachers to fully utilize all of the libraries resources
  • Maintain and market the collection, ensuring that appropriate and attractive items are readily available
  • Determine which children/teen books and materials should be removed from the collection
  • Represent the Library in community activities and special presentation events
  • Advocate for the information and developmental needs of youth/teens to prepare them for success
  • Work with Outreach to provide service at the Juvenile Detention Center, County Home School and similar venues
  • Supervise teen volunteers and interns and coordinate their activities
  • Participate in meetings and training sessions within the library, across the system, and throughout the county and community
  • Create a positive work environment through flexibility, problem-solving, and informed decision making

    Best Qualified Candidates will:
  • Have a master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college/university
  • Be knowledgeable about youth/teen literature and able to keep up with trends
  • Have excellent communication skills, be a good team player, and be highly organized
  • Mentor and advocate for teens and youth
  • Know current technologies and their trends, especially those for social media (Facebook, blogs) but also including Wikis, Flickr, JAWS, MAGIC, etc.
  • Have experience with up-to-date resources (both print and electronic) used to locate information on a variety of subject areas and formats

  • Invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience.

    If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to actively participate in the employment process, please email us at or call us at 612.348.2163.

    Hennepin County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national origin. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the Human Resources Department, A-400 Government Center, Minneapolis, MN 55487, 612-348-2163.

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