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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 8/25/17

Reference Librarian - posted 7/13/17
      Due to the upcoming retirement of a staff member, the Carmel Clay Public Library has a rare opening for a full- time Reference Librarian. This individual will provide professional service to the public by researching, locating, and obtaining information and materials, selecting and managing assigned collection areas, and coordinating and implementing programs for adult library users. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

responding to telephone, in-person and online requests for information using print and electronic resources and recommending specific items, materials or other information sources to patrons;

"instructing and assisting patrons in the use of library resources including the online catalog, microformat materials, electronic databases, e- readers, and the Internet on an individual basis, in small groups, or in a classroom setting;

"maintaining awareness of advanced techniques, newest procedures and latest equipment for delivery of information services;

"reviewing professional publications, catalogs and other sources to identify new materials to meet patron interests and enhance the library's adult print and electronic resources collection;

"within assigned collection areas, identifying opportunities for collaboration with community groups or organizations and connecting with those groups to share resources, develop programs, etc.

"promoting the use of the library, its collections and services through public speaking and by developing programs, displays, reading lists, brochures and other publications;

participating in departmental and/or library-wide committees and projects as assigned.

This position requires a Masters degree in Library or Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and librarian certification as required by Indiana law. Post-MLS experience as a reference librarian is preferred. Candidates must also have a thorough knowledge of print and non-print reference resources including electronic databases, software and the Internet; effective oral and written English communication skills; the ability to do public speaking, teaching and outreach; and a strong commitment to customer service.

The physical demands of the job include the ability to accurately read numbers and letters both in print and on screen; bend, kneel, stoop and reach to retrieve and/or shelve materials; lift and carry library materials and manipulate loaded book carts; work flexible hours including morning, afternoon, evening and rotating weekend hours that may vary from month to month.

We offer a starting salary of $37,648 per year and excellent benefits. To apply, please submit a letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, together with a resume and/or application to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager: cwenz@carmel.lib.in.us

Individuals invited to interview will be required to provide an original college or university transcript.

Closes when filled


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