Children's Librarian I

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Under the direction of the Library Manager or Engagement Manager, the Children’s Librarian I performs a variety of professional librarian duties including providing information and assistance to members of all ages; planning, scheduling and presenting programs and/or services for children (ages birth-eleven) and their parents and/or caregivers; performing reference, readers’ advisory services and bibliographic instruction to children and their parents and/or caregivers; building relationships with community organizations that serve a similar target audience; providing technology instruction to children; engaging in civic participation.

Applications are currently under review.

About the Metropolitan Library System: 

Governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries consisting of 14 full service libraries and four community libraries, serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents. In 2016, MLS welcomed 2.9 million visitors and circulated 5.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.

This position will be assigned to the Bethany Library at 7941 NW 23rd Street, Bethany OK 73008.

 

About The Oklahoma City Metro Area: 

Residents and visitors of the Oklahoma City metro experience an energetic atmosphere which is even stronger with recent revitalization efforts. The metro is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed “Loud City,” sports fans cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and its developmental league team, the Oklahoma City Blue. Baseball and soccer fans enjoy the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple A baseball team, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, and the United Soccer League team, OKC Energy FC. Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year including Olympic Rowing, Kayaking and Canoeing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, the Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, the Festival of the Arts, and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

Oklahoma City has been ranked one of the “Top 10 Places to Live.” It has been ranked #1 of the “Top Budget-Friendly Metros,” #2 of the “Ten Best Cities to Raise a Family,” and #4 of the “Top 15 Aspirational Cities.” Fast Company magazine ranked Oklahoma City #8 in “American’s Top Cities for Employee Satisfaction,” Business Insider ranks Oklahoma City as one of the “Top 35 Best Cities for People Under 35,” and Forbes magazine has recognized Oklahoma City as one of the best cities for good jobs, one of the fastest growing cities, and #9 of the Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads.

Qualifications: 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited college or university in Library and Information Science.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • None.

HIGHLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services to children ages birth to eleven and their parents and/or caregivers.
  • Knowledge of youth development, children’s literature, and best practices for serving children in libraries.
  • Experience building community partnerships.
Salary and Benefits: 

The hiring salary for this position is: $47,221.32 annually.  This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week.  This position is exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  This position currently requires the employee to work Monday from 8:00 am- 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:15 pm - 9:15 pm, and Thursday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with a rotating schedule between Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Candidates should be available during library operating hours that include evenings and weekends.*

*Hours are subject to change according to the needs of the library.

Full time benefits

  • Health benefits that include medical, dental and prescription coverage
  • Vision coverage paid in full
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vacation Leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Sick leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Eleven paid holidays (subject to date of hire)
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan
  • Scholarship reimbursement opportunities
  • Life and AD&D Insurance paid in full
  • Voluntary dependent life insurance
  • Long Term care paid in full
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability paid in full

 

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