[kids-lib] Bilingual Spanish Youth Librarian opportunity with Multnomah County Library

LIPPAY Amy amyl at multcolib.org
Wed Sep 9 11:32:59 PDT 2009

Multnomah County Library is seeking candidates for the position of
bilingual Spanish youth librarian who are flexible team players and have
the ability and enthusiasm to provide excellent customer service. We are
a dynamic and rapidly evolving organization that values visionary
thinking and the skills to translate those visions into real
achievements. Our commitment to exceptional customer service relies upon
a team-oriented workplace and the ability to meet the needs and
interests of our ethnically, culturally and socio-economically diverse
patron base. 


Bilingual Spanish youth librarians assist all patrons, including English
and Spanish speakers, with a special emphasis on serving youth (birth
through age 18), and families and organizations that work with youth.
This position performs the vital tasks of matching patrons' personal,
educational and recreational needs with appropriate information and
resources, and fostering literacy in youth and families. Successful
candidates will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, leadership
and communication skills to help the library develop innovative services
for the 21st century. The best candidates will be able to provide
culturally appropriate services to youth and families, in addition to
serving all patrons in their assigned communities.


Experience: No experience is required; however, two years of
professional youth librarian experience is desirable. Experience
planning, preparing and implementing culturally sensitive programs
(including storytimes) that are of interest to children, young adults,
caregivers and adults working with children is preferred. Candidates
must speak, write and read English and Spanish fluently. All candidates
must be a member or have close affiliation, knowledge of, or extensive
experience with the Latino community, demonstrated by knowledge of the
traditions, values and customs of the community being served.  


Bilingual Spanish Youth Librarians must have:

*         Knowledge and understanding of theories of child and
adolescent learning and development and their implications for library
service from birth to high school.

*         Experience with current and retrospective children's and young
adult literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, websites,
electronic media and other materials that constitute a diverse and
relevant youth collection.

*         Strong cultural sensitivity and competency abilities.


All applicants must have or be within three months of receiving an ALA
accredited master's degree in library science.


Apply by September 25, 2009: For complete details and to apply online,
please go to: http://www.multcojobs.org <http://www.multcojobs.org/> .


Multnomah County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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