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About the Role
Do you love weaving a tale of a faraway place? Do you delight in engaging kids with imaginative play? Do you get excited when you recommend a book to someone you know they will enjoy? If you answered yes to these questions, Henika District Library is looking for you!
SCHEDULE: 40hrs per week including rotating Saturdays (1-2 per month)
SALARY: $38,000 - $45,00 per year
REPORTS TO: Director
BENEFITS: Benefits are available after completing the probationary period. Eligible for PTO. Healthcare, vision, dental, and
STD/LTD insurance. MERS Retirement. Paid holidays when normally scheduled but the library is closed (New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day).
EXPECTED START: As soon as possible
YOUTH SERVICES DUTIES: Provides active and passive programs for library patrons ages 0-18. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Creating and performing virtual or in person storytimes and children’s/teen programs, as applicable
Marketing youth-oriented programs and services on library website, social media, and other mediums as applicable
Putting together take-and-make activity kits, as applicable
Generating material for storywalk. Updating storywalk as needed.
Creating and executing timely and well-rounded material displays for the youth area on a regular basis
Creating marketing materials for youth department programs in cooperation with other library departments
Fostering an environment that is inclusive of all youth and families
Engages regularly and positively with family patrons, including tweens and teens
Continuously builds on relevant knowledge to perform reader’s advisory for youth materials
Maintains awareness of new youth materials in the collection from board books through teen
Curates and maintains youth collection
Manages the youth programming and materials budgets
Coordinates with the Adult Librarian and Director on library initiatives
Performs outreach with local organizations and schools
Generates a monthly report for review for the Director and the Library Board
GENERAL DUTIES: Provides circulation services as operations require. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Serves the public at the circulation desk by checking in and out library materials and issuing/updating library cards.
Collects money for overdue fines and lost and damaged materials.
Ensures circulation policies and procedures are followed for the proper handling of patron and materials records for an accurate library database.
Sorts, packs, unpacks, and inspects library materials received from or being delivered to other libraries.
Runs reports and lists for item hold information and interlibrary loan requests.
Searches shelves for requests, retrieves items requested, and routes items appropriately, as well as for overdue items prior to sending overdue notices.
Contacts patrons or other libraries as necessary.
Provides assistance to patrons and staff in the use of library equipment and machines.
Familiarizes self with general library policies and enforces them as necessary.
Places and fills item hold requests.
Provides library and directional information to patrons in person or over the telephone.
Assists with curbside delivery / locker pickup
Attends and participates in any staff meetings or other meetings with supervisor
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Exceptional customer service skills.
Proficient computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Ability to work with general supervision and adhere to established policies and procedures.
Interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with staff and patrons in an effective and courteous manner.
Ability to retrieve materials from shelves upon patron or staff request.
Ability to push/pull fully loaded book carts, retrieve or place materials above shoulder or below knee level, and transport materials and delivery bags weighing up to 40 pounds.
Ability to operate a variety of equipment including cash register, fax, and copy machines.
Valid MI driver’s license and/or available transportation for travel to workshops and library-related meetings
Possession of or ability to obtain at least a Level 4 Library Staff Certification from the Library of Michigan
High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred
Related experience working with children or teens required
Experience working in a library preferred