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Manager, Children's & Youth Services - posted 8/3/17
      CCPL is seeking a Manager for our dynamic and popular Children's & Youth Services (CYS) Department. Reporting to the Library Director, the CYS Manager is a member of the management team and directs the operations of the department to assure the effectiveness and appropriateness of collections, programming, and services for children and youth. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Develop, implement, review and evaluate major functions, procedures and activities of the department and recommend appropriate functional and staffing changes to meet evolving needs

Monitor collection development and effective weeding of children's print and audiovisual materials, maintaining budgetary oversight but delegating actual collection management duties to appropriately trained staff

Oversee the planning, promotion and delivery of children's programs

Forecast budgetary needs for materials, programming, conferences, staff development, and other departmental expenses

Explain library policies and procedures to patrons; investigate and resolve complaints related to the CYS Department

Conduct regular departmental meetings to facilitate coordination and communication of activities

As needed, provide reference service, readers' advisory, bibliographic instruction, and computer instruction at the public desks in the CYS Department

Oversee the preparation and maintenance of statistics and reports related to departmental programs and services

Alternate with other managers and librarians as the person in charge of the library evenings and weekends

Minimum requirements include a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, Indiana librarian certification (within 6 months of employment if not currently certified in Indiana), at least 3 years of successful experience as a children's librarian in a school or public library, and at least one year of successful supervisory experience. Also required are a thorough knowledge of children's literature and electronic resources; excellent interpersonal skills; competency with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and publishing software; and the ability to exercise sound judgment in solving problems and making decisions.

To apply, please submit a current resume and a letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager (cwenz@carmel.lib.in.us)

Candidates who reach the final stages of the selection process will be required to provide references and an official college transcript.

Closes 9/8/17


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