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Spencer County Public Library

Children’s & Youth Librarian

Position Type: Non-MLS

Library Type: Public

Job Type

Full-Time- Non-exempt (37.5 hrs.)

Salary Range

$17.25 - $18.79 hourly


Employee Paid Medical & Vision,
Sick Leave, Vacation, Holiday Pay,

Kentucky Retirement, Tuition Assistance

Opening Date

Closing Date

Until Filled



Summary of responsibilities:

Responsible for working with the public and other library staff to provide families with a wide range of library services for children, tweens, and teens.


Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to give friendly, helpful service to children and families.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patrons and staff.

  • Requires a working knowledge of professional library work and youth services principles and practices.

  • Requires sound judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy, attention to detail, and the ability to work as a team with a small staff, making adjustments to best meet the needs of the patrons.

  • Requires a thorough knowledge of children’s literature and appropriate techniques for working with children.

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and related experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays.

Characteristic duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintains good relations with the public, staff, and volunteers.

 Circulation desk duties
Greet, assist, and refer library users according to their needs and perform various clerical duties.

  • Use the library's automated circulation system to lend materials to library users, including checking materials in and out, processing holds, registering borrowers, collecting fees, informing patrons of the status of their accounts, and conveying information about library policy. Open and close library building per work schedule, keep daily records of circulation and activities and answer the telephone.

  • Instruct patrons who need help with library computers.

  • Process overdue books.

  • Help to maintain library card registration records.

  • Assist patrons using library equipment and perform basic maintenance on copiers and computers.

Reference and Reader's Advisory

  • Assists patrons in the selection of reading materials appropriate for their needs and the interpretation of library materials.

  • Answers reference questions and conducts research as needed.


  • Plan and present programs and activities for children, tweens, and teens to increase awareness of library resources and encourage library use.  Programs include weekly Story Times, weekly programs for tweens and teens, summer reading, outreach programs, and special events.

  • Create flyers to promote programs and events.

  • Participate with other community agencies to extend and promote library programs.

Children’s Library Collection:

  • Share the responsibility of the children & youth materials budget.

  • Select materials by reading and evaluating vetted reviews, patrons’ requests, and popular trends.

  • Evaluate and implement improvements to the collection, adding, weeding, and withdrawing as needed.

  • Shelve, organize, and maintain the materials in children’s collections.

  • Evaluate children’s services and implement improvements.

  • Direct and supervise volunteers occasionally.

  • Solicit donations for summer reading.

  • Create & maintain displays and occasionally develop bibliographies & brochures.

  • Attends workshops, meetings, and conferences as appropriate.

Other :

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

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