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Youth Services Manager 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Description

Job Summary

Under general supervision, manages the youth services and programs for Teton County Library; assures the library facilities are attractive, safe, and provide a variety of informational, instructional, recreational, and research services to meet the needs of the youth and teen communities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages the Library programs for Youth Services, including informational, instructional, recreational, and research programs and projects; plans, develops, and organizes special outreach and promotional programs and activities; assures activities are in compliance with all laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Manages library staff; plans, prioritizes, and assigns tasks and projects; instructs and trains staff, monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance; analyzes workload trends, and implements staffing and assignment adjustments; monitors workflow and the quality of services provided.
  • Oversees Library youth collections through selection recommendations, regular weeding, and replacement; reviews and evaluates current collection and recommends the removal of books and other resources that are no longer appropriate for the collection, and recommends additions to the Library collections.
  • Meets regularly with Library managers and senior staff to discuss and resolve service improvements, training and technical issues, policy and process improvements, resource allocation, community engagement, and priorities.
  • Provides technical and professional assistance to library patrons, and teaches the use of library resources and equipment; assists with researching complex and difficult queries.
  • Plans, promotes, presents, and evaluates dynamic programs and events in the Library and the community to assist youth patrons, promote Library services, and encourage literacy.
  • Provides customer service to library patrons; resolves customer service issues; interprets and explains library policies, procedures, rules, and regulations to staff and patrons.
  • Circulates materials and coordinates patron services; processes book and media requests; researches multiple databases to determine availability of items and correct source of borrowing; administers checking in and out procedures for Library materials; creates new patron records.
  • Compiles data, and prepares statistical and analytical reports of Library activities and operations; monitors library financial and resource information; develops and manages budgets.
  • Promotes Library programs and services to local community agencies, advocates, and citizen groups.
  • Supports the relationship between the library staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and library staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and library information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
 
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS); AND four years of professional librarian experience, including supervisory and program management experience; OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid Wyoming/Idaho Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Specific technical skills training and certifications may be required.

Required Knowledge of:

  • County and Library policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of public library administration.
  • State and federal resources for Library programs.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Methods and procedures for developing and maintaining library collections.
  • Library classification, cataloging, and acquisition protocols.
  • Policies, rules, and regulations governing the conduct and safety of library programs and facilities.
  • Customer service principles and practices.
  • Record keeping, records management, and project management standards.
  • Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens.

Required Skills in:

  • Managing and coordinating municipal Library operations.
  • Developing and managing Library plans, budgets, policies, and procedures.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Analyzing problems, resolving disputes and grievances, and developing effective solutions.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Promoting, presenting, and evaluating a variety of informational and educational programs.
  • Identifying library collection issues and recommending enhancements to meet the needs of the community.
  • Evaluating County needs, and prioritizing and promoting Library programs and projects to meet needs.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of standard and specialized software.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff, the general public, and representatives from other local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Periodic offsite travel may be required.
  • Schedule may include evenings and weekends.
 

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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