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Youth Services Supervisor, Yarmouth Town Libraries (Yarmouth)

Working under the direct supervision of the LIBRARY DIRECTOR, the YOUTH SERVICES SUPERVISOR performs professional, supervisory, administrative, technical, and direct service work. Responsible for services to children from birth to age 18 and their families. Independently performs varied complex and responsible tasks requiring knowledge of youth development, families, reading and learning, customer service and library programming, communication, budgeting, and general administrative work. 

Develops services for children system-wide. Responsible for planning, tracking and managing the Youth Services budget for materials acquisition, equipment and supplies, as well as program funding. Integrates computers as learning and information tools in Youth Services. Works with Director to research, apply, and manage grants. 

Recommends, enforces and interprets library policies on the circulation of materials and use of equipment in the cooperative network environment of the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS). Receives and responds to complaints and/or special requests from patrons and community groups, providing conflict resolution when needed. Manages confidential information for both the public and staff.

Responsible for selection, purchasing and maintenance of children, teen, and parenting collections in all formats; evaluates the collection for balance and comprehensiveness, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion; coordinates removal of library materials. Directs and executes publicity, including public relations, displays, calendar of activities, press releases, and social media for the promotion of Youth Services library activities and services. 

Performs reference and reader's advisory services in Youth Services; assists patrons with requests for information or materials; teaches patrons how to use the library computer catalog and other technical equipment. Organizes and implements all school and community outreach. 

Participates in promotional efforts; represents the library in the community; develops new avenues for community outreach, and may participate on municipal task forces and committees. Represents library at local and regional meetings, conferences and workshops. Performs a variety of professional library activities necessitated by staff absences or vacancies. 

Determines appropriate technology for Youth Services: computer hardware and software, online databases, peripherals, and other equipment. Helps to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair library computers and other electronic devices, and audiovisual equipment. Trains staff and assists public in proper handling, care and use of computers, applications, and equipment. Oversees the physical condition and appearance of the Youth Services areas, including Children’s and Teen Rooms, to provide an appealing, functional and safe environment for children of all ages, adults, parents and care givers. Is trained in safety and evacuation techniques. 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited school is preferred. Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in a public library, including supervisory experience preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Valid Driver’s License; must be able to successfully pass a CORI & SORI background check. 

Physical requirements include frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift, and/or move materials weighing up to 30 pounds of bins, books, book carts, and materials. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents and use a computer with vision and hearing correctable to normal ranges. 

Position requires at least one evening per week, and rotating week-end hours, year-round. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary Range

$30.52 - $34.08  / hour

Salary Notes

Salary range is in 10 steps, benefited position.

Closing Date

August 15, 2022, or when filled.

How to Apply

Please complete an employment application form. Submit completed employment application form, resume and cover letter to Library Director Jane Cain at jcain@yarmouth.ma.us with “Youth Services Supervisor” in the subject line and include your full name, address, phone number and email address on the cover letter and resume. Applications received prior to August 15, 2022, will receive preference. 

The Town of Yarmouth is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 398-2231 x1274 or email humanresources@yarmouth.ma.us for assistance.

Posted

2022-07-18 |  Quick link to this job