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Children’s & Young Adult Librarian 



The Children’s and Young Adult Librarian creates, plans, and conducts a variety of Children’s and Teen programming for the main library and provides advice, guidance, and materials to Branch Librarians to assist them in providing Children’s services. Responsible for the selection and purchase of materials for the Children’s and Young Adult Collection. The Children’s Librarian also works on various outreach efforts to promote the library. Works closely with the Library Director to develop programming and special events.


  • Creates and executes programs for young adults and children in the library. Programs should target children ages birth through 18 and be held throughout the school year. Conducts at least six to eight weeks of programming for children and young adults during the summer.
  • Selects materials for young adults and children by reading book reviews and catalogs, attending workshops and consulting websites. Materials selected should demonstrate a balance between popular, bestselling items and well-reviewed items. Selects materials for branch library location and assists with monthly materials rotation. Assess the collection and its arrangement and display in the library.
  • Coordinates summer reading programs at the main library and the branches to include producing materials, purchasing prizes, finding funding, ordering paperback books and developing programs.
  • Promotes the library and reading by conducting outreach programs. Makes dynamic working relationships with local businesses and organization.
  • Works with the Library Director to seek funding and grant opportunities, to develop programming initiatives, special events and other short-range and long-range activities.
  • Consults with Branch Librarians about children’s services. Coordinate special programming and events for the branches.
  • Conducts special story times and/or tours for groups of library visitors.
  • Attends meetings and workshops at the regional library, library conventions and various other locations; and serves on the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Children’s Programming team and Youth Services Committee.
  • Weeds materials from children and youth collections, both at the main library and at branches. Weeding should be done regularly.
  • Supervises and trains staff and volunteers in working with children’s materials and programs.
  • Collaborates with other agencies on youth and/or library issues.
  • Composes publicity releases, flyers and information sheets about programs/activities.
  • Consults with other staff members on summer reading program displays.
  • Assists library patrons, primarily children, teens, and their parents in finding materials, answering questions, and providing reader’s advisory.
  • Checks materials in and out, renews, and reserves materials and assists with computer and e-reader questions.


  • Performs other work-related duties as required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel so classified.

Position Requirements



  • Four-year degree in business, liberal arts, history, social science, education or general science area.
  • Three years of progressive experience in related field along with the skills, knowledge and abilities required; or equivalent combined education and experience.


  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Considerable knowledge of general library operations to include circulation and reference systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with children and young adults.
  • Ability to operate computers, tablets and mobile devices and other general office equipment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other library related applications a must. Ability to learn new software programs and web-based systems as necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing and have good public relations skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to use creativity to develop new library events, programs and displays.
  • Ability to implement technology into programming.
    • Provides training and work direction to others.
    • Limited supervision with general autonomy in determining how objectives are achieved; supervisors generally set operating benchmarks, goals and objectives.
    • Considerable analytical ability is needed to select, evaluate and interpret data from several sources; interpretation of guidelines, policies and procedures is required.
    • Problem solving impacts department operations. Failures and successes have moderate financial impact on the overall organization.
    • Frequent contact with the department and other departments, outside agencies and public (supplying or seeking information) on specialized matters requiring detailed or technical responses/explanations.


The position has good working conditions in general, but is a diversified job requiring sustained mental effort related to organizational issues, planning and technical areas.

The individual may encounter significant emotional strain or tension. There is sustained exposure to sitting and standing. There is continuous exposure to computer keyboards and video screens and moderate exposure to lifting up to 40 pounds.

  • Continuous: Keyboarding; Work requires moderate attention to detail; Work requires high attention to detail; Work with frequent deadlines.
  • Occasional: Walk; Stand; Sit; Bend or stoop; Kneel or squat; Exposed to slippery conditions; Exposure to emotional public.
  • Intermittent: Work with arms above shoulder; Climbing; Lift or carry less than 10 lbs.; Lift or carry 11-25 lbs.; Lift, carry, push, pull 26-60 lbs.; Repetitive movement; Exposed to fumes or airborne particles; Exposed to annoying odor; Exposed to wet conditions; Exposure to offensive language; Limited mental effort and/or stress; some mental effort and stress involved resulting in frustration; Considerable mental effort and stress; Work alone.

This position is responsible for the use of modern office machines and equipment.


  1. Implicit in the employer-employee relationship is the right of Martin County to rely upon the presence of the employee during assigned hours of work and the obligation of the employee for timely and regular attendance.
  2. Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of all department and County-wide policies, protocols and procedures, and adheres to the same.
  3. Develops respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers, listens well, and respects viewpoints different than own.
  4. Informs immediate supervisor of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities.
  5. Represents the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when doing the County’s business.
  6. Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.
  7. Demonstrates high moral principles and professional standards with others through truthfulness and sincerity; makes ethical decisions.
  8. Provides a high-level of customer satisfaction.
  9. Maintains confidentiality.
  10. Competently performs all required job duties.

Martin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Compensation Plan Grade Grade 12 - Starting wage $23.48 per hour (2021)  
Position Children's & Young Adult Librarian  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 10/21/2021  
Location Martin County Library (Fairmont)  
EOE Statement We 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.  

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