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RCLS Youth Services Consultant

POSITION SUMMARY

The Youth Services Consultant is responsible to the Executive Director for planning, initiating, promoting and evaluating new and existing programs and services that support youth and family programs and services at member libraries.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • must have an MLS/MLIS with a NY Public Librarian Certificate
  • must have training and experience as a professional librarian in children’s and teen services and supervisory responsibilities; 
  • must exercise judgement within the policies, priorities and guidelines for the assigned functions; 
  • must maintain a good rapport with the staff at member libraries and RCLS; o must accurately complete assignments within the time allotted; o must maintain performance objectives;
  • must actively participate in ALA and NYLA with a focus on Youth Services;  o must actively participate in local and regional organizations.

The regular workweek will be Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm, although evening and weekend hours are routine. The position is a non-union position with a starting salary of $68,066 to $73,299, depending on skills and experience. 

Starting date: January 2, 2019 or sooner if possible.

Applicants must submit a cover letter to Robert Hubsher by e-mail (rhubsher@rcls.org) fax (845-243-3739) or mail (619 Route 17M, Middletown, New York, 10940) no later than December 7, 2018.

Interviews will be conducted December 10 to 14, 2018. 

YOUTH SERVICES CONSULTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Youth Services Consultant is responsible to the Executive Director for planning, initiating, promoting and evaluating new and existing programs and services that support youth and family programs and services at member libraries.

Examples of Typical Work: (Illustrative only) 

Plan, implement, promote, and evaluate new and existing programs for children and teen services;, including coordinating performers showcases, Teen Battle of the Books competitions, planning for children’s and teen’s summer reading programs, Fall into Books literature conferences, and juvenile book preview sessions; collaborate with Chairs of RCLS youth services groups to support meetings and events for member library staff including annual “mock” youth literary award discussions; build and manage RCLS’ children and teen materials and professional collection; assist the Executive Director in development of policies relating to work with children and teens; plan and conduct workshops and training programs; participate in cooperative planning with other library systems and the State Division of Library Development; provide consultation services to member library staff regarding youth services, in conjunction with other RCLS staff, provide consulting services to members in the area of budget, personnel, policy development, building design and use, equipment needs, collection development and programming; prepare book lists and bibliographies;  represent RCLS with professional and community groups interested in or concerned with library services and development; review new children’s books; actively participate in ALA, NYLA, local and regional organizations with a focus on youth services; perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director.  

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have an in-depth knowledge of the broad spectrum of library materials, programs and services available for children, teens and families. Must have a functional knowledge of microcomputer technology and other emerging technology used in providing library services to youth. Must be able to work with diverse groups of people. Must be able to exercise judgement within the policies, priorities and guidelines for the assigned functions and see that assignments are accurately completed within the time allotted and that performance objectives are maintained. Must maintain a good rapport with the staff at member libraries and RCLS. 

Acceptable Experience and Training:

Must have four years of satisfactory professional library experience working with youth and families, including supervisory responsibilities in a library of recognized standing.  Must have a MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school, with training in the area of library services to children and teens.  

Special Requirements for Acceptance of Applications:

Applicants must be eligible for a New York State Librarians Professional Certificate at time of application for appointment and possess the Certificate by the time of appointment.  The Youth Services Consultant must have a valid driver’s license.

County: 
Orange
Town: 
Middletown
Part/Full: 
Full Time (30 + hrs)