[kids-lib] Employment Opportunity: Fun and challenging opportunity in downtown Seattle

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Sep 18 14:33:17 PDT 2015

Posted on behalf of the Washington State Library:

Youth Services & Resource Librarian/LAP2<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1246542&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%2D1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND%5FKEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E>

Serves as youth services librarian
Tasks include:

  *   Develops, manages, and coordinates the budget for youth services
  *   Conducts research and develops all aspects of library services for children and teens with disabilities statewide, from pre-school age to 18 years of age
  *   Implements special programming such as the summer reading program, literacy events, and book clubs
  *   Manages youth services collection development; selects materials and creates book lists in various subject areas appropriate for various age groups
  *   Chairs and leads general collection development committee; monitors materials budget; receives items; performs original and copy cataloging as necessary
  *   Maintains patrons' information in database via bibliographic interface
  *   Consults with parents/guardians, caregivers, counselors, health care providers and teachers on challenges of visually impaired, physically handicapped or learning disabled youth and children (as outlined in the NLS standards and guidelines for library for the blind and physically handicapped agencies) attending or residing at special schools
  *   Participates in technology training and creation of publications and resource materials, in print and electronically for both youth and adults
  *   Develops outreach program with WTBBL librarian support; participates in outreach activities by networking with the public and private agencies
  *   Travels frequently throughout the state on outreach visits, meetings with schools and programs with libraries and youth or disability related organizations
  *   Develops and maintains active liaisons and partnerships with related organizations to introduce, promote, and increase awareness of WTBBL youth services
  *   Represents WTBBL programs with schools and other agencies involved with youth services

Supervises staff
Tasks include:

  *   Assigns work, monitors, and works with management on correcting performance issues including coaching and mentoring
  *   Monitors staff and volunteers performance to ensure the technical and support functions comply with office policies, procedures, and standards of best practice
  *   Participates in the hiring of staff
  *   Develops and updates job description forms
  *   Prepares performance and development plans
  *   Designs projects and identifies work flow and priorities for staff
  *   Trains staff and volunteers in the area of collections and youth
  *   Evaluates masters level interns with projects in the children's and youth services area
  *   Trains staff and readers' advisors on cataloging policy and procedure
Resource services
Tasks include:

  *   Provides reference, Readers' Advisory, and information services to patrons and the public, including answering questions and explaining WTBBL services in person, telephone, and email
  *   Provides training and technical assistance to youth patrons, parents, and caregivers
  *   Hosts tours and special visits
  *   Participates in the reference services through InfoEyes, an online reference resource for people with visual impairments
Training and technical assistance
Tasks include:

  *   Collaborates with electronic services and instruction librarian to create resources for distribution, events, workshops, and program
  *   In the absence of both the WTBBL director and assistant manager, may lead WTBBL
  *   Other duties as required

Danielle H. Miller
Director & Regional Librarian
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
2021 9th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121-2783
p: 206.615.1588 / f: 206.615.0441
danielle.miller at sos.wa.gov<mailto:danielle.miller at sos.wa.gov>
www.wtbbl.org<http://www.wtbbl.org/> / www.facebook.com/WTBBL<http://www.facebook.com/WTBBL>


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