There are currently two (2) library positions available:

 

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN l

The Fayetteville Public Library is seeking a Youth Librarian who is enthusiastic about helping children and families uncover all of the resources the library has to offer. We are seeking a person who is helpful and approachable with patrons and collaborative and creative with staff. This candidate will provide professional reference assistance and exceptional customer service to families and children. They will coordinate multiple youth events, develop and maintain parts of the youth collection, and provide programs and services that reflect a wide spectrum of ideas and viewpoints, mirroring diverse and growing community needs. 

All Library positions require customer-focused service to both internal and external customers, flexibility, teamwork, reliable attendance and compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide advanced research assistance, readers' advisory, technical assistance and excellent frontline customer service.
  2. Create, develop, implement and evaluate multiple high-quality, youth programs for children birth through 18, including a multi-week summer reading program and a literary festival involving community partners. Participate in management of $50,000+ annual departmental programming budget, and with department offer approximately 200 diverse programs annually.
  3. Select and purchase materials for assigned library collections. Monitor and manage a print and electronic materials budget of approximately $50,000 annually, ensuring collection areas are balanced, relevant and responsive to community needs.
  4. Evaluate existing collections for relevance and community interests, decommissioning materials on a regular schedule.
  5. Oversee and administer one or more specialized Youth Services work activities, including but not limited to Holiday family events, outreach to local community organizations, workshops for children, and components of Summer Reading Club.
  6. Speak instruct and/or perform in front of library and outreach audiences of all ages (up to 750+ participants). In general, promote library use in the community.
  7. Manage webcontent proficiently with appropriate tools.
  8. Monitor the work of departmental volunteers. Provide assistance to colleagues.
  9. Pursue professional development, which may include travel, to keep informed of current and emerging library trends.
  10. Serve as manager-in-charge of the Youth Services Department and/or the facilities as necessary.
  11. Staff other public service desks as assigned.
  12. Research and develop grant proposals to enhance and expand library services.
  13. Create print and web bibliographies, user guides and displays spotlighting library collections, services and programs.
  14. Evaluate outreach being offered, prioritizing underserved groups and looking for new opportunities to extend library services within the service area.
  15. Maintain connection with schools and specifically school librarians, seeking to support their work and promote our services within their schools, thus extending the reach of both the school and public library.
  16. Serve on and/or chair library committees.
  17. Assume personal responsibility for the building's condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.
  18. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduate degree (M.B.A., M.A., etc), plus 3 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Minimum qualifications:

1.MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; or a master's degree in a related field; or a bachelor's degree plus concurrent enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree program and at least 1 year experience working directly with children in a library or educational setting; or commensurate education and experience.

Valid Driver's License.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Moderate diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which are not as varied as those positions with high-level diversity and decision- making.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; frequently required to reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Other Skills and Abilities:

  1. Must love working with children and families, and have enthusiasm for the work and mission of the public library. 
  2. Ability to work some evenings and weekends. 
  1. Creativity and awareness of community needs to design and implement library services for youth. 
  2. Strong organizational and time managementskills.
  3. Work both independently and as an effective and valued teammember; must be collaborative. 
  4. Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tightdeadlines.
  5. Must have knowledge of children’s and teenliterature.
  6. Experience planning and implementing large events is helpful.

Exempt: No

Pay Range: $16.50 - $18.97 per hour, commensurate with experience

To APPLY, please send completed application, résumé and cover letter to: Lindsi Huffaker, HR Manager, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

Alternatively, you may email completed application, résumé and cover letter to Lindsi at: lhuffaker@faylib.org.

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MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY LIAISON

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Coordinate outreach program focused on the Hispanic community, and develop and deliver library services that make the library available to audiences outside of the library’s building. Provide professional reference assistance and exceptional customer service to the general public. Serve as a liaison to the Hispanic community in encouraging library use. Develop and deliver library programs, services, and collections that reflect a wide spectrum of ideas and viewpoints, mirroring diverse and growing community needs. Must have ability to speak, read and write fluently in English and Spanish.

All Library positions require customer-focused service to both internal and external customers, flexibility, teamwork, reliable attendance and compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws.

This is a 24 month position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Create, develop, implement and evaluate multiple high-quality outreach programs for the Hispanic community.

2. Coordinate adult, teen and youth programming events, on a variety of subjects and interests focused on Hispanic culture. Identify and procure presenters for programs.

3. Conduct story time programs in both Spanish and English.

4. Speak instruct and/or perform in front of library and outreach audiences of all ages. In general, promote library use in the community.

5. Develop and manage relationships with community organization partners, including the Plant team. Visit Hispanic groups within the community, providing information on the library and education on library services.

6. Manage web content proficiently with appropriate tools.

7. Provide advanced research assistance, readers’ advisory, technical assistance and excellent frontline customer service with a focus on Spanish speaking patrons by staffing adult, children’s and circulation public service desks.

8. Evaluate existing collections for relevance and community interests, decommissioning materials on a regular schedule. Assess the need for Spanish language and bilingual materials in all areas of the collection.

9. Document programs, partnerships and resources developed as a result of this position.

10. Gather data and feedback for grant reports.

11. Must be proficient in the use of Library systems, including the ability to perform necessary functions and searches. Must have expert knowledge of print materials in the reference collection.

12. Create print and web bibliographies, user guides and displays spotlighting library collections, services and programs focused on the resources available to the Hispanic community.

13. Assume personal responsibility for the building's condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.

14.Translate internal documents.

15. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate degree (M.B.A., M.A., etc), preferably in education, public policy, Spanish or a related field, plus 3 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor degree plus 4 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.

SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED

Intermediate: Contact Management, Database, Presentation/PowerPoint, Word Processing/Typing Basic: Spreadsheet

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

1. Ability to work evenings and weekends often in new and changing environments. 

2. Creativity and awareness of the Hispanic community needs to design and implement library services for all ages.

3. Strong organizational and time management skills.

4. Work both independently and as an effective and valued team member.

5. Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines.

6. Must be fluent in Spanish and English languages.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Moderate diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which are not as varied as those positions with high-level diversity and decision- making.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; an. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.

Exempt:                  Yes

Department:           Volunteer & Outreach Services

Reports To:            Director, Library Services

Base Salary:         $35,505.60

To APPLY, please send completed application, résumé and cover letter to: Lindsi Huffaker, HR Manager, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

Alternatively, you may email completed application, résumé and cover letter to Lindsi at: lhuffaker@faylib.org.

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Job position # PG 19-0807

Opening Date: August 7, 2019