[kids-lib] Job Posting: Teen Services Librarian

Buzzy Nielsen Bnielsen at crooklib.org
Mon Sep 17 16:17:33 PDT 2018

*** Please forgive cross-postings. This is a re-posted position ***

Hi everyone,

We're looking for an enthusiastic, creative individual to join our team at Crook County Library to be our Teen Services Librarian Specialist. The job announcement is below. Details on the position and how to apply are here:


The position closes on October 1, 2018. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Buzzy Nielsen

Director of Library Services
Crook County Library
175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr.
Prineville, OR 97754
bnielsen at crooklib.org
541-447-7978 x314 (new extension)

Job Announcement: Teen Services Librarian Specialist

The Teen Services Librarian Specialist provides library services, programming, and outreach to young adults (typically grades 6-12) as well as to individuals and organizations that serve young adults throughout Crook County, Oregon. As a member of Crook County Library’s Public Services team, this position works closely with other Librarian Specialists, as well as the library’s Circulation and Management teams, to ensure the library has collections, services, and programming to serve Crook County’s diverse and rapidly-growing population.

About the Community:
Crook County’s central location within Oregon gives ample access to many of the state’s natural wonders including the Ochoco National Forest, Crook River National Grassland, Cascade Mountains, Oregon Badlands, Smith Rock, and the Crooked and Deschutes Rivers. Prineville, the County’s largest town of about 10,000 residents, offers a welcoming small town environment while only being 40 minutes away from Bend, Oregon’s most populous city east of the Cascades. Other Crook County communities include the ranching and agriculture communities of Paulina, Post, and Powell Butte. Being in the high desert, the county boasts an enviable climate, with warm summers, mildly cool winters, and only 10.5 inches of annual precipitation.

Thanks to the climate and natural amenities, the county’s over 22,000 residents are able to enjoy a variety of pursuits throughout Central Oregon including hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, snow sports, a robust craft brewery scene, live music and performing arts, rockhounding, and much more. Diverse businesses and employers support the county’s economy, including the traditional industries of livestock, agriculture, forest products, and manufacturing as well as the new and growing industries of recreation, solar energy, health care, and data centers, including facilities for Facebook and Apple. The region’s vibrant economy and other amenities helped make Crook County one of the nation’s fastest growing counties in 2017.

For more information, please visit the Crook County Chamber of Commerce at http://www.prinevillechamber.com.

About the Library:
Crook County Library strives to help every County resident experience the joys of learning and discovery. Community needs and interests are front-and-center to everything the library does. Its 14 employees are encouraged to provide library services inside and outside the building, both on their own and in partnership with other local organizations. In addition to providing over 100,000 physical and digital items for checkout, the library offers countywide outreach and a wide variety of programming year-round, including an award-winning Summer Reading Program. Given the library’s small staff and team-centered approach, staff are integral in driving the library’s services, policies, and strategic direction, together with the patrons, the library’s five-member Board of Trustees, and the County Court (AKA Board of Commissioners). The library seeks continual growth and improvement and thus encourages staff to actively participate in local community organizations as well as the Oregon Library Association and other professional groups.

The 17,430 sq. ft. library facility, designed by noted library architect Richard Turi, was constructed in 1999 and offers a spectacular view of the rimrocks, a comfortable gathering place for patrons, and a short walk to downtown Prineville. In addition to its own materials, Crook County Library has access to materials from the libraries in neighboring Deschutes and Jefferson Counties thanks to a resource-sharing network serving over 225,000 Central Oregon residents. Each month, Crook County Library patrons visit the library over 10,000 times and check out over 14,000 items. As a county department, the library’s $960,000 annual operating budget comes from the County’s general fund, with significant additional financial support from an active and supportive Friends of the Library as well as generous grants and donations.

For more information, please visit the library online at http://crooklib.org and the County at http://co.crook.or.us.

Education and Experience:
Required qualifications:

  *   Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  *   One of more years working in a library setting.
  *   One or more years working for and with teens (grades 6-12).
  *   Any combination of education, training, and/or experience may be considered.

Preferred qualifications

  *   Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or master's degree in an affiliate field.
  *   Two or more years working with young adults in a library setting preferred.
  *   Bilingual English/Spanish.


  *   Starting salary: $19.64-22.10/hour
  *   Insurance: Medical, dental, vision, and life
  *   Leave: Vacation, sick, and holiday

Closing date: October 1, 2018

For full application process please visit https://crook-county.hiringthing.com/job/75962/teen-services-librarian-specialist-rp-9-17-2018.

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