[kids-lib] Job Opportunity @ Multnomah County Library

Johnette Easter johnette at multcolib.org
Tue Aug 11 13:05:03 PDT 2015

*Youth Librarian (African American Cultural Competency)*

*Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon*

Job #: 7222-57

Salary: $26.24 to $32.28 per hour

Opening Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Closing Date: Friday, August 21, 2015

Multnomah County Library <http://www.multcolib.org/> in
<http://www.travelportland.com/>Portland, Oregon
<http://www.travelportland.com/> is looking for a compassionate, dedicated,
forward-thinking Youth Librarian, who has experience and a passion for
working with the African American community. We're committed to providing
the best possible traditional and cutting-edge library services to children
and young adults, both in our buildings and in the community, and we seek
someone who shares that commitment.

As the Youth Librarian, you will draw on your expertise in youth literature
and development when providing excellent customer and informational service
to children, teens, families, educators, and care providers. You’ll be
responsible for connecting internal and external patrons, particularly
African Americans, with the information they seek as well as delivering a
variety of professional-level library services.  You will assess the needs
of the community and plan, prepare and implement programs (including Black
storytimes) and outreach for your service area, as well as build and
maintain professional relationships with patrons and surrounding
organizations. Not only will you develop programs for youth, you will also
collaborate with your manager to identify opportunities and develop adult
programs for the African American community as well. You will work closely
with fellow branch staff as well as the Youth Services team. You will help
ensure that branch continues to be a welcoming space for the community.

To be successful in this role, you must have excellent interpersonal,
organizational, leadership and communication skills to help the library
develop innovative services for the 21st century. You’re experimental and a
risk-taker who is willing to try new things. You will be comfortable
working with all youth of all ages, particularly African American youth and
be able to shift with ease between storytime, school-age programs, and teen
volunteer recruitment and mentorship. You don’t shy away from technology;
you actually embrace it and understand the importance of and know how to
use various types of social media. You will occasionally serve as the
person-in-charge of the branch.

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit our
website at: http://web.multco.us/jobs

Johnette Easter
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Multnomah County Library
Office: 503.988.5046
Fax: 503.988.4532
johnette at multcolib.org
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