Youth Services Librarian
Cumberland Public Libraries
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Under the supervision of the Chief Librarian/Deputy Chief Librarian, the Youth Services Librarian creates, coordinates, organizes, publicizes and supervises branch programming for children and young adults for the Cumberland Public Libraries.
∙MLIS degree from an accredited library school
∙Computer Experience in a Windows based environment
∙Experience working with children and young adults
∙Library experience preferred
∙In consultation with each branch, organizes programs of interest to children and young adults.
∙Publicizes programs by writing press releases, creating signs and flyers, brochures, and contacting local schools and interest groups.
∙Organizes author visits and guest speakers.
∙Periodically visits branches to conduct programming.
∙Creates resources for branch staff to use with children’s programming.
∙Give presentations and demonstrations on library services.
∙Visits daycares, schools, community groups, etc. promoting library services.
∙Develops partnerships with external agencies.
∙Applies for external funding for programming by preparing grant proposals.
∙Plans, promotes and oversees the Summer Reading Program and Teen Summer Reading Program; manages associated staff.
∙Prepares booklists to highlight collections.
∙Assists with management of social media.
∙Supervises branch staff and students in areas concerning children’s and young adult program planning.
∙Serves as Acting Chief Librarian in the absence of the Chief and Deputy Chief Librarian.
∙Assists the Chief Librarian and Deputy Chief Librarian in the management of library branches.
∙May be asked to assist with interviewing, selecting and training staff.
∙In consultation with Chief Librarian develops children’s collection, young adult collection, and participates in all areas of collection development.
∙Reads reviews and catalogues in order to suggest appropriate materials.
∙Selects material of both print and non-print versions of children’s fiction, non-fiction, magazines and videos.
∙Works assigned shifts in the Amherst branch.
∙Checks out and checks in library materials.
∙Inputs patron records into computer database.
∙Offers general reference and reader’s advisory.
∙Places holds on books.
∙Ensures that library rules are maintained and order is kept in the library.
∙Serves as a liaison between community interest groups and the regional library when applicable.
∙Serves on various Provincial Library committees including the Youth Services Committee.
∙May be assigned other duties and projects as required which may supersede regular tasks.Other duties may include but are not limited to: fund raising, conference work and any other tasks assigned by the Chief or Deputy Chief.
∙Some evening and weekend hours will be required.
$37,698- $42,430 annually and a benefit package.
Term: Permanent full time with a sixth month probationary period.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Send cover letter and resume with three references including their email addresses and phone numbers to:
Denise Corey, Chief Librarian
Cumberland Public Libraries
Fax: (902) 667-1360
Closing date for this competition is May 30, 2019.
We thank all who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.