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TITLE: Youth Services Manager
HOURS: Full Time Exempt - 40 hours per week, with one evening per week and a weekend in rotation.
: Assistant Director
PAY: Salary starting at $50,000, commensurate with experience

General Summary:
This position manages the Youth Services areas and the Youth Services staff at two locations (Main Library and Sugar Creek Branch) in a manner that ensures that patrons of the youth areas have access to a well-rounded collection of books and materials. Responsible for arranging and presenting an appropriate array of programs and services for the youth of the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads Youth Services staff in the planning and implementation of programs throughout the year to accommodate a variety of children and teen audiences.
  • Develops and maintains the collection for the Youth Services department within a designated budget; evaluates reviews regularly to ensure a variety of current and appropriate materials are available for use by the patrons of the youth areas.
  • Assists patrons in locating desired materials and in determining which sources best meet their needs; instructs patrons in the use of various computer resources and provides a general instruction to the resources available in the department.
  • Supervises and monitors staff activities, schedules the work flow of the staff to ensure adequate coverage; assigns work to carry out a variety of tasks.
  • Participates in the interviewing and selection of new employees; maintains responsibility for the training and development of staff and conducts performance evaluations of staff.
  • Plans, schedules, conducts and promotes events internally and throughout the community in coordination with the marketing department.
  • Recommends department policies, procedures and work improvement techniques and then implements and administers to ensure adherence to them in accordance with department goals.
  • Prepares the department’s budget, performs various administrative duties, meets regularly with staff and holds regular department meetings, serves on committees and compiles statistics and reports for library and communicates with the Assistant Director on a regular basis.
  • Attends workshops and professional conferences and reads various professional journals and library listservs to keep current with library trends, developments and new technology.
  • Develops and fosters partnerships with local schools and community organizations.
  • 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) and one to three years related experience. Must possess or be able to acquire State of Indiana Librarian Certificate 2. Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Microsoft Office; Ability to work in a Mac and PC environment - basic computer troubleshooting skills is a plus; Mobile Devices including tablets; Experience with Integrated Library System (ILS) software, SirsiDynix preferred. Experience with financial software and virtual meeting software a plus.

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.


Budget responsibility, quality of service and quality of youth collection, oversight and training of direct reports in regard to continuing education.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises the Youth Services staff including participating in interviewing, hiring, evaluating and disciplining employee(s) as needed.

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.