Rochester, MN; Youth Services Librarian, Rochester Public Library

Rochester Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic Youth Services Librarian who has a passion for programming and is eager to get out of the library and into the community to present hands-on programs for youth from birth through age 18. The successful candidate will possess exceptional customer service skills, a willingness to learn from failure, and a keen interest in collaborating and brainstorming with colleagues on a regular basis.

RPL, a division of the City of Rochester, MN, is a very busy downtown library and bookmobile (approximately 600,000 visits per year, over 1.6 million items checked out and the busiest bookmobile in the state of Minnesota). RPL serves the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, and visitors from all over the world. We strengthen community and enrich lives by sparking imagination, creativity, engagement, and learning.

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Youth Services at Rochester Public Library, a welcoming space for youth from birth through eighteen, offers opportunities to explore, collaborate, and connect. Whether in the library, or out in the community, our forward-thinking staff empowers children, teens, and their supportive grown-ups by providing a variety of materials, resources, and events with pizzazz and ka-pow.

Current goals of Youth Services include: increasing outreach programs and services; offering LGBTQIA safe space training to local youth serving organizations; expanding the Neighbors Read mini-library program; and facilitating a successful Harry Potter Alliance.

Responsibilities of the position include: providing top-notch reference and readers’ advisory service to children, teens, and the grown-ups who care for and work with them at the Youth Services information desk; creating, presenting and evaluating fantastic youth focused programs, such as outreach on our award-winning BookBike & ArtCart; and many other amazing duties as assigned.

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