The Bloomsburg Public Library seeks a creative, energetic, self-motivated, and forward-thinking individual to be our new Youth Services Coordinator/Librarian. Our new colleague will plan and present regularly-scheduled programs for toddlers and preschool children as well as creative and literacy-based programs for school-age children and young teens. This individual enjoys engaging children in activities that foster curiosity and a desire to read. This person will equally engage children of all abilities and backgrounds with a patient, enthusiastic, and genuine manner.
The Bloomsburg Public Library is located at the very heart of Downtown Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and serves a population of 22,000. The Library features a spacious Children’s Library on the second floor with areas for listening, play, making, learning, and reading. Bloomsburg boasts a vibrant and active cultural scene with year-round theater, art galleries, music, and special events. Opportunities for lifelong learning and civic engagement abound. Columbia County and nearby regions offer proximity to beautiful nature and outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of services for children and young teens: programming, collection development, outreach, and supervision of the Children’s Library. The Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for promoting literacy, encouraging use of library materials, providing technology instruction, and assisting in the planning of future services.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about early literacy and programming for children, with emphasis on toddlers to tweens, STEAM programs, emerging technology, and innovation. Working both independently and in a team, the Youth Services Coordinator will help lead the library in creating outstanding youth services for a diverse community.
Review of Applications
The Bloomsburg Public Library supports workplace diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted until December 12, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested applicants should submit a résumé with 3 references and cover letter. No phone calls, please.
Lydia Kegler, M.L.S.
Bloomsburg Public Library
225 Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815