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TITLE: Youth Services Librarian - Sugar Creek Branch
HOURS: Full Time Exempt - 40 hours per week
: Youth Services Manager
SCHEDULE: Weekdays, with one evening per week and weekends in rotation
PAY: Salary starting at $41,808

This position is located at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine.

General Summary:
Works with Youth Services Manager to ensure that patrons of the youth areas have access to a well-rounded collection of materials. Responsible for arranging and presenting programs for the youth of the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains the children’s and teen collection by reviewing, selecting and weeding materials to ensure a variety of current and appropriate materials are available for use.
  • Plans, implements, promotes and presents programs throughout the year, including storytime.
  • Collaborates with Youth Services staff to provide effective service to patrons of the youth areas.
  • Regularly assists the department’s patrons in locating desired materials; provides reference and reader’s advisory help; is readily available to answer questions, conduct tours, and assist with equipment usage.
  • Performs functions to keep department materials organized and presentable; reviews the shelves periodically to ensure that books are filed in correct order, shelves materials; reviews materials for damage and or replacement.
  • Attends workshops and professional conferences and reads various professional journals and library listservs to keep current with library trends, developments and new technology. Attends staff and department meetings; may take meeting minutes.
  • Performs other functions assigned to position to ensure effective and smooth continuity of operations and transactions in the best interest of the library.

Education, Experience and Certification:

Master's degree (ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent). Must possess or be able to acquire State of Indiana Librarian Certificate 3. Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook) - experience with Google Workspace is a plus.
  • Comfortable with modern Internet browsers, web-based email, and basic computer troubleshooting.
  • Familiar with mobile devices, including eReaders.
  • Skills to work in a Mac & PC environment.
  • Experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS) software preferred.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee is regularly required to talk or listen and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • The employee will frequently move book carts up to 300 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment is a general office/library environment.


Adhere to budget responsibilities as assigned by the Youth Services Manager; required to manage and maintain the quality of collections.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities and requirements.