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Youth Librarian - Central Library

Posted: 08/07/2019

What You'd Do

Under the direction of Central Youth Services Manager (CYS), provides and promotes library services to children, teens, teachers, families, and other caring adults. Provides and promotes story times and other programming and services to meet the needs of youth and the important adults in their lives; works with other CYS staff to ensure quality service for youth according the Library's philosophies;  and serves as supervisor for CYS in the absence of the Manager.

This position also initiates and maintains contact with schools, child-care providers, and community organizations; leads tours and presents sessions on how to search the catalog and use digital resources; participates in planning and implementing of system-wide programming for youth; communicates effectively with the CYS Manager to discuss concerns and ideas.

You Have

Requirements include the demonstrated ability to create a welcoming environment for youth and their families and to provide effective library services; outstanding customer service and engagement skills; demonstrated excellence in story time planning and presentation; ability to initiate and organize new programs for children, teens, and families while maintaining current programs and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

The successful candidate will also have demonstrated flexibility and ability to readily respond to changing circumstances and expectations; the ability to work with diverse populations (i.e. age, gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.); and a working knowledge of children’s and teen literature and online resources and the demonstrated ability to promote usage of these materials.

Minimum requirements include Master’s degree, and public library work experience with an emphasis on youth and teen services, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Things You Should Know

This is a full-time exempt position. The starting salary is $44,810 including excellent benefits. This position is open until filled.

Please apply for this position through our web application system at Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999