Youth Services Librarian

Ames, IA
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Salary: $56,877.18 - $81,127.90 Annually
Created: December 8, 2022


General Information

Ames Public Library has an exciting opportunity for a Librarian to join our Youth Services team!

Under the direction of the Youth Services Manager, serves in a leadership capacity to develop, implement, and evaluate library collections, services programs and outreach activities. A Librarian performs professional library tasks that include reference, readers advisory, programming and assisting customers in the use of technology. This position also contributes to the efficient and responsive daily operations of the Youth Services Division. A Librarian will typically have a primary focus to serve a specific demographic group.

Youth Services Librarians at Ames Public Library focus primarily on customer service and collection development, with opportunities to develop and facilitate programming, outreach, and community partnerships. Successful candidates will be creative, engaged, strategic thinkers who are enthusiastic about serving a youth audience (babies through teens / young adults age group) and their respective caregivers.

This is a full-time position, primarily Monday to Fridays and requires; at least one to two weekend shifts per month and one to two night shifts weekly, with building closing expectations.

Applications submitted for this position by the application deadline may be considered for other openings within this classification; for up to 12 months.

Candidates are required to submit the application and full completed supplemental questionnaire to be considered for this position, no later than the deadline of this posting. Your application includes complete responses to the supplemental questions. Please keep in mind that submission of a resume in lieu of work history on your application or answering the supplemental questions is not sufficient.

Ames Public Library is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive space that honors the inherent dignity of customers, staff and the community as a whole. All employees are expected to create and maintain an environment that recognizes and welcomes individual identities and diverse perspectives.

We invite candidates who have leadership skills, are strategic thinkers and problem solvers, with strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, and are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space that connects our community to the world of ideas.


Published: Monday, December 12, 2022 16:22 UTC

Last updated: Monday, December 12, 2022 16:22 UTC