[Jobs] Youth librarian

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Sun Nov 26 16:45:27 UTC 2017

 Job Posting - Youth Librarian

 Iowa Department for the Blind

 Iowa Department for the Blind is now hiring for the below Youth Services
 Librarian position.  Please follow instructions in the "To Apply" section
 when applying for this position.

 Youth Services Librarian

 November 13, 2017

 December 1, 2017



 1 Permanent/Full-Time Position

 Iowa Department for the Blind

 524 Fourth Street

 Des Moines, Iowa


 Sarah Willeford

 SHIFT (Hours of Work, Days off):                                       8:00
 am - 4:30 pm, M - F

 $42,473.60 - $63,502.40

 The Iowa Department for the Blind is seeking applicants for the position of
 Youth Services Librarian for the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically
 Handicapped.  This position will develop and conduct statewide library
 services, programs and outreach activities for children and teens with print
 disabilities.  The position will also assist in the development of a new
 children and teen library space and makerspace.

 Essential Functions:

 *       Develop and conduct all aspects of library services for children and
 teens with print disabilities; including their parents, caregivers,
 counselors and teachers
 *       Publicize, plan and conduct outreach and special programs for youth
 and families
 *       Develop and maintain active partnerships with related organizations
 to introduce, promote and increase awareness of the library and its youth
 *       Performs youth collection development including selecting, ordering,
 weeding and cataloging materials
 *       Consults with parents/guardians, caregivers, counselors, health care
 providers and teachers on the challenges of blind, visually impaired,
 physically disabled or learning disabled youth and children
 *       Travels frequently throughout the state on outreach visits, meetings
 with libraries and youth or disability related organizations
 *       Compiles statistics and reports regarding youth services and tracks
 use patterns and data to determine youth services needs
 *       Assists Department staff and library patrons in the use of
 information resources and alternative format library collections
 *       Provides general library services to patrons; including reference,
 readers advisory and technology services
 *       Assists patrons in the use of equipment, OPAC (Online Public
 Catalog), BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) and other library
 *       Manage patron accounts through the use of the library's integrated
 library system and applying National Library Service and library policy and
 *       Work regularly scheduled shifts at the Information and Youth Service
 *       Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing in the English
 *       Ability to work autonomously and in a team setting


 A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited school of library


 An undergraduate degree from an accredited four year college or university
 and one year of full time professional librarian or archives experience
 (similar to the work indicated in this description)


 It is the policy of the Department for the Blind to conduct background
 checks on all finalist candidates prior to any offer of employment.

 Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral
 requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human
 Resource Enterprise.

 Persons who wish to be considered for this position must submit a resume and
 letter of application to:  Iowa Department for the Blind, Sarah Willeford,
 Library Director, 524 Fourth Street, Des Moines, IA  50309-2364 or via
 email:  sarah.willeford at blind.state.ia.us

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