Nassau Library System is seeking an experienced, high-performing, energetic, flexible, organized self-starter who can support member libraries in the delivery of services to youth, especially teens and tweens. Reports to the Manager of Youth Services.
• Plan, facilitate, and deliver professional development workshops and meetings for youth services librarians who focus on teen and tween services. • Encourage member library staff to reflect the demographics and increasing diversity of the teens and tweens in the communities they serve in their collections, programs, and other services. • Develop and maintain relationships with agencies serving and advocating for teens and tweens; Promote collaboration and partnerships with these agencies. • Provide training and support as needed on NLS and state-wide initiatives. • Maintain open communications with youth services librarians via regularly scheduled meetings and online via listservs, blogs, and social media. • Keep current with issues, best practices and trends in public library service to teens and tweens. • Assist with website content, social media, as well as creating and editing department publications. • Create and coordinate shared materials lent to member libraries, including various kits. • Represent NLS at professional meetings and conferences on the local, state, and national level as recommended by the Manager of Youth Services.
• MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and 3 years of professional library experience in youth services with at least 1 year in teen services. • Comprehensive knowledge of library practices and techniques in teen services. • Demonstrated innovative and creative programming and services for teens. • Excellent customer service, as well as interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. • First-rate planning, organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills. • Computer literate; proficient in MS Office Suite, Publisher, and Google products. • Knowledge of WordPress a plus. • Knowledge about NLS member libraries a plus.
Starting salary $56,000 - $60,000 depending on relevant experience and abilities Excellent benefits. Professional involvement encouraged and supported.
Uniondale, NY, U.S.
Send resume and cover letter to Renee McGrath, Manager of Youth Services, Nassau Library System, via e-mail at [email protected]
NLS is not subject to Civil Service. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. NLS is an equal opportunity employer.