Dallas Public Library seeks Children's Librarians to empower Dallas children ages 0-12 to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and resourceful users of information. This position is responsible for creating opportunities for learning and discovery in science, math, art, reading and technology to help them succeed in school and life.
Conducting early literacy workshops for children ages 0-5 and their parents and caregivers
Developing and implementing out-of-school time programs that involve science, math, art, reading and technology
Identifying service needs in the community and developing programming and outreach efforts to meet those needs
Building relationships with library users and community members
Working with other service providers and partners to increase learning opportunities for children
Coordinate in-house and external services for children in the assigned service area, including managing and directing extensive summer programming
Assist staff at assigned location with outreach and programming for teens
Contribute to systemwide programs
Conduct outreach and community engagement in assigned area to promote services and to meet systemwide goals. This includes school visits, community events, and city-sponsored events.
Maintain and develop a diverse and up-to-date children's materials collection that reflect all community members
Provides assistance to library users of any age with information and research questions
Serve as Person In Charge when assigned
Other duties as assigned
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university.
Availability to work nights and weekends
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of current and historic children's literature and trends in children's literature
Ability to present information to coworkers and community members at meetings and in writing
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Enthusiasm for public service and children's programming
Proficiency with technology, especially Microsoft Office and Internet troubleshooting
Ability to exercise judgment and tact in carrying out public service