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Children's Librarian -- Full-Time, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

Responsible for the provision of children’s programs and services for the Central Library, including collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, outreach and similar duties pertaining to children’s services, and assisting in developing and providing system-wide children’s services.  Work is performed under the direction of the Children's Services Supervisor.

Essential Functions include:

Develops and implements collection development plans for the Central Library Children’s collection. Selects, purchases, weeds, and maintains the children’s collection at the Central Library.
Creates and conducts  programs for students, teachers and principals at  preschools and elementary schools, acts as liaison with school department on matters related to curriculum, assignments, outreach, etc. Provides resources and references for student projects. Conducts school group tours for children.
Maintains children’s section of Central Library, creates subject bibliographies and assists branch librarians in children’s collections.
Keeps abreast of child-related trends/popular reading interests and responds using a creative, lively approach to reach the child population. Keeps abreast of developments and technological advances in the library field through conferences, associations, etc. 
Initiates and engages in special projects that analyze, design and develop special services for children’s audiences. Participates individually or in work teams to make recommendations for new initiatives or changes in service as they relate to the overall operation of the Library as related to children.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Specialized knowledge of children’s reading interests.
Ability to demonstrate vision, strategic thinking, collaboration and inclusive leadership skills, flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to embrace and drive change.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong organizational and writing skills.
Specialized knowledge of classification systems.

Some library experience preferred but not required. Candidates with Bachelor's degree and enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school may be considered for this position.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$48,574.50 Annually

Closing Date

Monday, 10/19/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

How to Apply

Apply on the City of Springfield's website:

Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter.

The City has a residency requirement. New hires must be residents of Springfield within one year of the date of hire, and maintain city residency.


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