[Library Media] JOB OPPORTUNITY - Library Children's Services Manager, Provo City Library

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Tue Oct 14 11:00:04 MDT 2014

Library Children's Services Manager

Full Time

Salary/Pay Rate: $1,819- $2,507 biweekly

Posted Date: 09/30/2014 Deadline to Apply:

10/30/2014, 6pm


Provo City Library

Full-time Regular Position

Posted: September 30, 2014

Essential Duties. This is administrative and supervisory work as head of a
major library division in the Provo City Library. The individual appointed
to this position will be required to do the following: serve as a member of
the management team and share responsibility for library program planning
and decisions; oversee and be responsible for the effective performance of
his/her library division; develop and monitor division budget; plan,
develop, recommend, and implement division services and programs; work
closely with the children's program manager to oversee storytellers and
execute more than 23 weekly programs for children 0-12 years of age; plan,
organize, and oversee three large annual children's special events for the
community, the Summer Reading Program (4,000 participants), and other
additional summer programs; direct activities of assigned staff, including,
hiring, scheduling, and disciplining; responsible for training and
overseeing librarians in readers advisory; maintaining a readers' blog,
social media, and creating reading lists; working with databases,
technology, basic reference needs, and recreational reading of children up
to age 12; monitor, and implement timely and accurate goals, objectives,
schedules, plans, and other operating practices, rules, and regulations;
prepare and submit various reports to State and local officials as needed;
maintain division records; promote and communicate services to interested
groups and individuals; be responsible for the maintenance and circulation
of an optimum collection of electronic, printed, and audio-visual materials
and services; assist public with research and reference materials; offer
suggestions on various readings; provide tours; conduct story hours and
special holiday reading programs; give lectures; assist library patrons in
selecting, locating, and using library material and equipment; coordinate
outreach programs that include working with school librarians and visiting
at-risk populations; maintain regular contact with other employees, the
general public, local schools, and other public libraries; attend staff
meetings, read professional journals, perform research, attend conferences,
seminars, and other training sessions; assist other staff members as
needed, and perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: A) Masters degree in library science from an A. L.A.
accredited university and six ( 6) years of progressively responsible
library experience, two (2) years of which must have been supervisory; or
B) an equivalent combination of job-related education and experience
substituting each one year of post-secondary education/training for six
months of experience. New hire probationary period is one year.

License: Valid, lawful driver's license is required at time of appointment.
Applicant may be disqualified on the basis of an unacceptable driving
record as reflected by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Selection Factors: Knowledge of principles and practices of public library
administration and operational techniques; computerized library operations,
telecommunications, and related technical developments; children's
literature (past and present trends), authors, and illustrators; Dewey
Decimal Classification systems; and Internet resources and techniques.
Skill in performing duties in a manner that demonstrates respect,
integrity, courtesy, and kindness towards fellow workers, customers, and
the general public; personal computer applications such as Word, Excel,
etc. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work
closely with children, parents/caregivers, and educators in the community;
envision the future, identify trends, and recommend improvements; and
effectively manage a group of employees.

Salary: $1,819 $2,507 biweekly (Range 27). Payment will be made by direct
deposit and salary will normally begin at the first step of the salary
range. Position includes a full benefits package, including. medical,
dental, life, and LTD insurance plans, retirement plans, employee
assistance and wellness programs, and sick, vacation, and holiday leaves.
Optional plans available include: health care and dependent care flexible
spending accounts, a health savings account, vision and AD&D insurance,
legal assistance, home and auto insurance, ID theft protection,
supplemental medical insurance, and deferred compensation (401k, 457 & IRA)

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related
experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Note: Hiring for this
position may be based largely upon an oral interview. Criminal background
checks are conducted on all City positions. Non-disclosure may result in

Physical/Environmental Factors: This work requires lifting and carrying
books; pushing book trucks; bending, shifting, moving furniture etc.;
standing or sitting at computers or desks for long periods of time;
exposure to the noise and confusion of a public library and high stress
situations or environments, including, contact with the public in
confrontational or uncomfortable circumstances; and dealing with
supervisory issues. May require travel as necessary.

Pre-Employment Testing: Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to
successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation.
Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screen results will be ineligible for
appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period
of six (6) months.

To Apply: Apply online at www.provocity.jobs or at the Provo City Division
of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT, before 6:00p.m.
on the closing date.

Closing Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Main Office- (801)-852-6198

Monday - Thursday - 7 am - 6pm
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