Assists in planning, organizing, and directing staff in general library techniques, reference, readers' advisement, circulation, programming, collection development and maintenance, technical services, and related activities with a special emphasis on working with children, teens, and accompanying adults.
Assists in developing and implementing goals and objectives for library services for youth.
Schedules projects, recommends budget, and monitors budgeting functions for assigned library's services for youth.
Assists in, coordinates, and oversees service with a special emphasis on working with children and teens.
Assists in promoting cooperation and coordination of effort between the assigned library's Youth Services Division, the district's Youth Services Division, other library divisions and locations, and the district as a whole.
Selects, plans, assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of Youth Services subordinates.
Participates in the ongoing training and development of Youth Services staff at both the local and district levels.
Resolves operational problems, develops and implements new programs, methods, and procedures to increase youth library services efficiency and quality of work for the library assigned.
Recruits, trains, and supervises the work of Youth Services volunteers.
Assists in district-wide collection development activities.
Reads reviews and recommends items for purchase for the youth collections.
Is directly involved in and assists lower level staff in youth collection development, collection maintenance, collection assessment, and materials processing and preservation as appropriate to the assigned library.
Assists patrons with questions and requests and provides instruction in the use of various library tools and reference resources, identifying appropriate sources, and fulfilling reference needs.
Plans, develops, and presents activities and programs for children.These may include, but are not limited to, Story times, puppet shows, book talks, the Summer Reading Games, and literacy enrichment programs.
Plans, develops, and presents activities and programs for teens.These may include, but are not limited to, poetry slams, book or computer-based games, the Summer Reading Games, and basic library and computer use programs for teens.
Assists in, coordinates, and oversees outreach to preschools, elementary schools, high schools, and community groups with an emphasis on children, teens, and their caregivers.
Develops and arranges for the distribution of library advertising materials, bookmarks, bibliographies, websites, and promotional materials targeted at children, teens, and their caregivers.
Participates in promoting public services for youth including preparing bibliographies, websites, and other information brochures, pamphlets, and handouts.
Assists in maintaining a pleasant, informative library to include the creation of information and promotional displays.
Oversees local circulation functions of materials in the Youth Services areas.
Assists in establishing and maintaining effective local community contacts and relationships.May participate with other district libraries to develop and implement effective public relations and service programs.
Assists in developing and implementing innovative library programs that are well-advertised to serve the needs of the community such as programs for children, young adults, families, and other special interest groups.
Plans themes, crafts, and books for special outreach to groups such as Headstart, daycares, preschools, elementary schools, high schools, and community groups with an emphasis on children, teens, and their caregivers.
Conducts library tours for school groups, community groups, scout groups, teachers, and other special interest groups.
Supervises collection development, inventory, and the maintenance of shelves as required.
Supervises and participates in collection development functions such as checking donated materials, checking for duplications and condition of materials, and completing forms for the donation and mending processes.
May serve on and take an active role in various committees.
Works with other county entities, schools, and public officials to distribute information relevant to parents and other caregivers.
Assists with surveying target groups to determine library needs and informs the public of available library services for youth.
Attends and participates in division, district, state, and national library meetings, workshops, and conferences as required and resources permit.
Assists in the development, coordination, and implementation of district policies and procedures.
Supports and supervises the implementation of district policies and procedures.