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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Open Position: Children's Librarian II - Fort Wayne, IN USA

The Allen County Public Library has an exciting opportunity for a creative Children’s Librarian to work in our very busy Children’s Services department of our beautiful downtown Main Library.



Assist patrons in locating materials and information. Provide readers’ advisory to both children and adults. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for children and their care-givers, including storytelling, puppetry, craft sessions, and other events to support the library’s mission. Assist in collection development. Lead other staff in providing a warm and energetic program of services for children and adults. Perform outreach to schools, daycares and community groups to talk about programs and services available at the library. Encourage participation in the summer reading program and provide library tours and special programs or classes tailored to visiting groups of children, adults and others interested in children’s services. Serve on system-wide committees.


ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of children’s literature and early literacy. Comprehensive understanding of current trends in new media, social networking, computer hardware & software, and digital rights management as they apply to libraries. Strong interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults. Keen ability to listen actively to patrons and interpret their questions in such a way that they receive what they need. Genuine liking and understanding of children and the general public served. Analytical ability sufficient for analyzing the community’s information and material needs and planning to meet those needs with programs, materials, and reference service. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential.

If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.


Salary range minimum is $37,710.40. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks of vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.

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Applications accepted through May 11, 2016.

Will be asked to supply professional references, to include email addresses.


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Danielle Gleason

Human Resources Assistant






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