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Children's & Youth Services Librarian part-time (20 hrs/wk) - posted 10/26/2016
      The Carmel Clay Public Library has an opening for a half time Children's and Youth Services Librarian with a focus on collection development and maintenance.

Following established principles and ethics in the field of library and information services, the Librarian assists children and their caregivers in researching, locating and obtaining information and materials; selects and maintains assigned collections; promotes department services and resources; and assists with programs/activities as needed. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

facilitating access to information by instructing and assisting children and their caregivers in the use of library resources and available technology including the online catalog, electronic databases, the Internet, downloadable resources, tablets/e- readers, etc.;
providing reference and readers' advisory assistance to children and their caregivers;
developing and maintaining a high quality collection of relevant and current print and non-print materials for children and youth and their caregivers;
promoting the use of the Children's & Youth Services Department resources by developing programs, displays, reading lists, brochures, and other publications;
assisting with programs, tours and outreach as needed;
contributing to the department's print and electronic publications including websites, blogs, newsletters and bibliographies.

This position requires a Masters degree in Library or Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and State certification, as well as prior experience in a library, school, or other organization providing services to children. Applicants must also have a broad knowledge of children's literature, audiovisual materials and electronic resources; experience in building and maintaining library collections; competency in the use and demonstration of tablets, e-readers, and other electronic devices; excellent English communication skills; a strong commitment to providing exemplary customer service; understanding of and willingness to keep current with technology; a positive attitude and openness to trying new things.

Preferred hours are 9-1 Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-7 Thursday, and 9-1 Friday, plus one closing shift on Friday evening every 6-8 weeks, one Saturday (9-5) per month, and one Sunday (1-5) per month.

The starting pay rate is $18.10 per hour with pro-rated leave benefits.

To apply, please submit a letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, together with a current resume, to Cindy Wenz via email: cwenz@carmel.lib.in.us

Closes when filled

Children's & Youth Services Senior Assistant part time (22 hrs/wk) - R - posted 12/01/2016
      We are looking for a senior assistant who is able and/or willing to utilize technology and traditional tools to assist patrons in developing 21st century and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) skills and facilitate groups of children in the completion of independent technology and maker-based challenges. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

design and present a wide variety of programs for children of all ages with emphasis on challenge programs for 8- to 12-year-olds;

assist children and their caregivers in selecting and locating library materials;

provide instruction or assistance in the use of the library's online catalog, electronic databases, and other computer resources;

attend external events and conduct offsite programming at community locations as assigned;

purchase program materials and supplies within budgetary framework;

accurately record and maintain program attendance and other department statistics;

participate in designing strategies to effectively market children's programs.

Minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelor's degree in education, child development, or other relevant discipline; at least one year of experience working with groups of children, preferably in a library or educational setting; ability to effectively present programs to both children and adults; familiarity with children's literature and related electronic resources; excellent communication and customer service skills; proficiency in conducting basic Internet searches and navigating websites; familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Applicants should possess a high comfort level with current technology (Office, iPads, portable devices, etc.) and be proactively willing to learn new technology as it is acquired. Interest in educational toys and a willingness to "play to learn with technology" are a plus.

Physical demands include being able to drive to other locations and load/unload materials used for outreach and programming.

The required work schedule is 3-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday plus one Saturday (9- 5) and one Sunday (1-5) per month as well as one closing shift on Friday evening every 6-8 weeks. The schedule for the remaining weekly hours is open for discussion.

Starting pay rate is $14.70 per hour with pro-rated leave benefits.

To apply, please submit a letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, together with a current resume, to Cindy Wenz via email: cwenz@carmel.lib.in.us

Closes when filled


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