The Hennessey Public Library is seeking to hire a Children’s Librarian.

This person will organize and implement the child and youth services of the library, including but not limited to:

  • Coordinating, promoting, and executing programming with the library director for the 9-week summer reading program
  • Preparing and presenting weekly storytimes on site and/or in the library for area elementary school preschoolers, daycares, and HeadStart
  • Hosting teen activities in the library throughout the year and advocating for teen volunteers
  • Creating and spearheading thematic child and youth programming and activities as approved by the library director
  • Instructing youth on how to use equipment such as the computers or tablets
  • Maintaining, cataloging, shelving, and weeding the children’s, middle school, and teen collections under the supervision of the library director
  • Regularly taking inventory of the youth collections and recommending book orders to the library director
  • Anticipating needs for child and youth services and proposing them to the library director
  • Performing circulation duties and assisting patrons
  • Assisting the library director and other library staff with other duties as needed

Qualifications required:

  • Experience working with children, in either a daycare, school, library, or church setting
  • Experience in developing, coordinating, and implementing children’s programming
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram
  • Has a good grasp on technology, able to navigate and troubleshoot the Internet, computers, tablets, and smartphones
  • Willingness to attend continuing education and library workshops
  • Must live within 30-mile radius of Hennessey
  • Have a valid driver’s license and working vehicle
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Have no misdemeanors or felonies

Preferred but not required:

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Benefits offered:

  • Full-time, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with one hour lunch (there will be an occasional night or weekend for special library events)
  • All Federal holidays off
  • Paid health insurance after 60 days
  • Paid sick leave after 90 days
  • Paid dental insurance after 90 days
  • Paid two weeks’ vacation after one year
  • Hourly wage to be determined

To apply for the position, email your cover letter and resume to the Hennessey Public Library at no later than January 31, 2019. Persons being considered for the position will be contacted and invited to an on-site interview.