Brainerd, MN: Youth Librarian – Brainerd Public Library

Public Library Position Vacancy

The Brainerd Public Library is looking for an energetic and creative
individual with a strong commitment to community engagement and
children’s literacy to serve as our Youth Librarian. The youth
librarian is responsible to and supervised by the branch manager.
Duties include but are not limited to: planning, publicizing,
implementing, and evaluating regular and specialized services directly
to birth to teen, their caregivers, and library users, such as story
times and summer reading programming; engaging in outreach to schools,
daycares and preschools, and other community organizations and
agencies that serve children and their caregivers; reading reviews and
selecting books, periodicals, and non-print materials for purchase by
the children’s department; maintaining the circulation collection
through weeding and replacing materials; developing orientation
programs, in-service training, and continuing education opportunities
for all staff and volunteers in the Children’s Room; while working in
accordance with regional library policies, procedures and goals.
Includes other duties as assigned; may include assisting reference and
circulation desk duties and other program support.

To be considered for this position, the applicant must have four years
of college and 3 years of prior library experience; or a combination
of education and experience necessary to perform the work. Must
demonstrate effective interpersonal relations with children, their
caregivers, and other professionals who work with children, knowledge
of children and YA materials, ability to supervise others and to work
with all members of library staff. Knowledge of juvenile and young
adult literature and storytelling skills are necessary. The applicant
must have the ability to work independently as well as with other
people of all ages, develop procedures, organize work; have the
ability to communicate well (spoken and written); ability to type and
operate computers and other library equipment, ability to perform
physical tasks as required by specific work situations, ability to pay
attention to details. Must be service oriented and have the ability
to engage with and provide resources for community members with
diverse backgrounds and needs.

Deadline for applying: May 3, 2017 or until position filled


Send letter of interest, resume & 3 professional references to:

Brainerd Public Library Branch Manager
416 South Fifth Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Or via email to:

See complete description including salary and benefits here:

For an idea of who we are and what we do, check out our Facebook page:

The Brainerd Lakes Area has 465 lakes within 30 minutes of Brainerd,
our community is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor and recreational
activities and summer on the lake. Brainerd is also centrally located
to all that Minnesota has to offer and Brainerd Public Library is
right in the middle of it all. We are proud to host an interactive
early literacy environment called the Smart Play Spot which was
created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum. The library has beautiful
public art installations, new outdoor seating areas and gardens, a
dedicated and passionate staff, a vibrant Friends of the Library and
tremendous community support.

Our dynamic library bustles over the summer with over 1,000 children
participating in the Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading
Program lasts for eight weeks and is available for children ages 0-18.
Children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to two months of
learning by the time they return to school in the fall! Studies also
indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t
so Summer Reading Programs encourages the children to keep reading in
a fun and interactive way.



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