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|Company||Kanawha County Public Library - Charleston, WV|
|Position||Children's Services Coordinator|
|The Children’s Services Coordinator is focused on delivering the highest possible level of library service while working to oversee the daily operations of the department. This professional position provides skilled support to the Head of Children’s Services in a variety of areas, including overseeing Children’s Services systemwide in the absence of the Head of Children’s Services.
This position’s primary responsibilities include generally diversified and complex activities, including supervision and evaluation of all paraprofessional staff, overseeing daily operations, making assignments to staff, providing both digital and reference services. Works under infrequent supervision and uses initiative to identify potential problems and conducts research to determine solutions. Keeps current with new trends in library service to children, provides instructional guidance through coaching and training; participates in the development of departmental performance guidelines or training requirements as assigned.
Master’s Degree in Library Science Awarded by ALA accredited Library and Information Science program
Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a professional librarian working with or providing informational services to the public or working with children
Direct supervisory experience
Proven skills for general computer use, to include Microsoft Office software, the internet, general office and library equipment
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
October 12, 2017
Children's Services Coordinator
Kanawha County Public Library
About Kanawha County Public Library
The Kanawha County Public Library is the largest public library system in West Virginia. We have nearly 100,000 card holders, and while the vast majority of our library system patrons are from Kanawha and Putnam Counties, residents from all 55 West Virginia counties are represented in the cardholder database.
There are more than 600,000 items in the library collection; approximately 300,000 of those are housed at the Main Library with the remainder distributed among our 9 branch libraries and Mobile Library.
Patron visits to all libraries in the system total nearly 750,000 per year, and approximately 1 million library items circulate in a year’s time.
Almost 100 percent of the library’s services are FREE to the public.
We envision the Kanawha County Public Library as the people’s premier source of information in a community where learning and reading are revered and being well informed is valued.
The mission of the Kanawha County Public Library System is:
- To provide free and equal access to information
- To provide citizens with job training and career development information that will prepare them for a competitive job market
- To enrich individual and family lives through satisfying educational, recreational and cultural experiences
- To enable patrons to access new information technology
- To provide opportunities for lifelong learning
- To serve as the center of community life
- To use available resources efficiently
- To seek additional resources
Contact: Marsha Alford