[kids-lib] Job opportunity: SC State Library Youth Services Consultant

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Sep 15 08:47:17 PDT 2016

If you want to do what I do for work and are interested in moving to South Carolina, you might be interested in the following job opportunity.-Katie


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Youth Services Consultant

South Carolina State Library


Columbia, SC

Job Description:
The Youth Services Consultant takes a leadership role to ensure South Carolina library staff are well supported in the provision of children's and teen services to meet the needs of children, teens and families.  The State Library offers an outstanding professional development environment for consultant staff, and plenty of encouragement for a creative, innovative approach to the work.
*         Serve as the Agency's project lead for early childhood literacy initiatives, statewide teen activities, the summer reading program, and other projects.
*         Engage in field work to assess conditions in public libraries and build supportive relationships with library staff and management, to improve library environments for youth services.
*         Collaborate with other Library Development staff to create and implement learning opportunities for librarians, including 21st Century skills development.
*         Act as a liaison between school and public libraries for the coordination of services and for furthering collaborative projects and efficiencies.
*         Participate in identified children's and youth services initiatives and forums at the state and national level.
*         Research and recommend for purchase tools and resources for service improvement and innovation statewide.
*         Advocate at all opportunities for improved services and resources for youth.
*         Advise State Library administrators on needed services and resources for youth, actively work to support agency goals, and participate fully as a Library Development Team member.

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. We serve the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.

Hiring Range: $39,960 - $50,000

Minimum Requirement and Additional Requirements:
Master's degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association and experience in professional public and/or school library positions with responsibilities directly related to children's and teen services.  Knowledge of public library principles and practices; broad general educational background. Knowledge of typical library issues and problems, especially as related to children and teen audiences. Knowledge of programs and resources currently available to address those concerns.  Ability to speak confidently in front of a group.

Additional Comments:
The State Library actively promotes professional development and learning opportunities for staff.  Frequent day travel required; occasional overnight travel expected/encouraged. Candidates should be passionate about library services to children, teens and families, and be strong advocates for literacy. Candidates must evidence strong interest in and openness to innovation in children's/teen services.  A confident, patient, and encouraging approach is needed to work effectively in all kinds of library situations, including rural and underserved communities as well as well-supported libraries.  Candidates must have excellent communication skills, including social media, to ensure information that benefits children, teens, and their families reaches those audiences.  This position is key in developing a strong network of children's services providers throughout the state.

How to Apply:
Additional Comments:

  *   Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from consideration for employment.
  *   Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work/salary history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of a completed state application to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
  *   Please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Reference and background check will be conducted.
Find a full position description and instructions for applying on the SC Library Jobs List:  http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/jobs/youth-services-consultant

Company Info:
South Carolina State Library

1500 Senate Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Website: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov

Katie Anderson, MLS, Youth Services Consultant
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