[kids-lib] Job Opportunity w/Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon

Johnette Easter johnette at multcolib.org
Thu May 23 09:34:21 PDT 2013

*Teen Librarian (African & African-American Communities)*

*Salary: $24.58 to $30.52 per hour*

*Closing Date: May 31, 2013*

Multnomah County Library (MCL) is seeking candidates for a *part-time, 20
hours per week position as a* *Teen Librarian at the St. Johns Library*.
This position will focus on the need for specific outreach and program
development targeted to attract teens in the African and African-American

This position performs the vital tasks of matching patrons’ personal,
educational and recreational needs with appropriate information and
resources, and fostering literacy in youth, particularly teens, families,
and educators. 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 teens and families,
particularly in the African and African-American communities, in addition
to serving all patrons.

No experience is required; however, two years of professional youth
librarian experience, particularly serving teens is desirable. Experience
planning, preparing and implementing culturally sensitive programs
(including  storytimes) that are of interest to teens and adults working
with youth is preferred.  Requires advanced knowledge of and experience
working with the African-American community.  This would be demonstrated by
knowledge of the traditions, values, and customs of the community being
served as well as the ability to identify specific examples of experience
working directly with individuals and families who identify with the
African-American community*.*

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*For more information about this position, or to apply, please visit our
website at www.multcojobs.org.*

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