Under the supervision of the Branch Librarian, the Children’s programmer develops and implements a full range of services for children and youth. The Children’s programmer will also perform as a Circulation Assistant by providing service to patrons at the Circulation desk.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Plans and conducts programs for pre-school and school-age children, including young adults.
Plans and conducts summer reading program and other special programs.
Provides written statistical information to supervisor.
Attends conferences and workshops as appropriate.
Performs circulation duties.
Plans and creates displays to encourage reading.
Provides reader advisory services.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature.
Ability to create and implement creative programming for children.
Ability to learn standard library tasks readily and adhere to prescribed routines.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Self-starter who can work without supervision.
Patience, tact, and a good sense of humor.
Knowledge of the Blue Ridge Regional Library policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain a good working relationship with public/staff.
Knowledge of the Community
Computer literacy or willingness and ability to complete computer training satisfactorily.
Oral communication skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Experience working with children.
Experience working with the public or some college experience.
To apply, send application and resume to:
Ridgeway Branch Library
P.O. Box 1210