Berlin, WI: Children and Teen Services Librarian – Berlin Public Library

Contact Name: Laura Fultz

Contact Email : fultz@berlinlibrary.org

Institution/Organization Name: Berlin Public Library

Job Location: Berlin, WI

Job Title: Children and Teen Services Librarian

Application Deadline : December 16, 2016

Years of Experience Required:

Link to Job Posting: http://www.berlinlibrary.org/node/1550

Job Description (if URL to posting not available): The Berlin Public Library, located in the friendly and beautiful community of Berlin, Wisconsin, is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, and creative Children and Teen Services Librarian to join our team.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong public service commitment to providing exceptional and innovative library services and programs to the children, teens, and families of the Berlin community. Direct experience and knowledge of children and teen popular materials, ordering library collection materials, and an understanding of weeding procedures is essential to this position. Strong programming skills should include the ability to think outside the box and provide creative homegrown and collaborative programs that will engage children, teens, and families as well as encourage participation and use of library resources. The Librarian will show an energetic commitment to community outreach and engagement to schools, community organizations, and events. The ideal candidate will also have significant understanding and knowledge of public librarianship principles and library ethics. The position requires excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking, the ability to formulate and execute short-term and long-term plans while adhering to deadlines, and acting as a team player.

This full-time (40-hour exempt) position requires a BA or BS in Library Science or a related field and three years of experience in library services. Very high preference will be given to applicants working towards or having a Master’s Degree in Library Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution. Preference will also be given to those with demonstrated experience with children and teens.

The Children and Teen Services Librarian’s schedule includes working one evening per week and at least one Saturday per month with the ability to switch work hours when needed. Occasional work travel is required. The position has a starting salary range of $38,000-$40,000. The position is eligible for medical insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, personal leave, and holiday pay benefits.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, a list of three references, and a completed city application by email only to the attention of Laura Fultz, director, at fultz@berlinlibrary.org by December 16, 2016. No phone calls or in person application materials, please. The position will remain open until filled.

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