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Children's Services Librarian Specialist

Company: Crook County Library
Location: Bend
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Job Description:

About the Position: The Crook County Library in Prineville, Oregon, seeks an enthusiastic individual to serve as Childrens Services Librarian Specialist. The position provides library services, programming, and outreach to children ages zero to 12 (typically through the 5th grade) as well as to their caregivers and families. This position also provides services to and builds/maintains collaborative outreach partnerships with individuals and organizations that serve children throughout Crook County, Oregon. As a member of Crook County Librarys Public Services team, this position works closely with other Librarian Specialists, as well as the librarys Circulation and Management teams, to ensure the library has collections, services, and programming to serve Crook Countys diverse and rapidly-growing population. About the Community: Crook Countys central location within Oregon gives ample access to many of the states natural wonders including the Ochoco National Forest, Crook River National Grassland, Cascade Mountains, Oregon Badlands, Smith Rock, and the Crooked and Deschutes Rivers. Prineville, the Countys largest town of about 10,000 residents, offers a welcoming small town environment while only being 40 minutes away from Bend, Oregons most populous city east of the Cascades. Other Crook County communities include the ranching and agriculture communities of Paulina, Post, and Powell Butte. Being in the high desert, the county boasts an enviable climate, with warm summers, mildly cool winters, and only 10.5 inches of annual precipitation. Thanks to the climate and natural amenities, the countys over 22,000 residents are able to enjoy a variety of pursuits throughout Central Oregon including hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, snow sports, a robust craft brewery scene, live music and performing arts, rockhounding, and much more. Diverse businesses and employers support the countys economy, including the traditional industries of livestock, agriculture, forest products, and manufacturing as well as the new and growing industries of recreation, solar energy, health care, and data centers, including facilities for Facebook and Apple. The regions vibrant economy and other amenities helped make Crook County one of the nations fastest growing counties in 2017. For more information, please visit the Crook County Chamber of Commerce at http://www.prinevillechamber.com. About the Library: Crook County Library strives to help every County resident experience the joys of learning and discovery. Community needs and interests are front-and-center to everything the library does. Its 14 employees are encouraged to provide library services inside and outside the building, both on their own and in partnership with other local organizations. In addition to providing over 100,000 physical and digital items for checkout, the library offers countywide outreach and a wide variety of programming year-round, including an award-winning Summer Reading Program. Given the librarys small staff and team-centered approach, staff are integral in driving the librarys services, policies, and strategic direction, together with the patrons, the librarys five-member Board of Trustees, and the County Court (AKA Board of Commissioners). The library seeks continual growth and improvement and thus encourages staff to actively participate in local community organizations as well as the Oregon Library Association and other professional groups. The 17,430 sq. ft. library facility, designed by noted library architect Richard Turi, was constructed in 1999 and offers a spectacular view of the rimrocks, a comfortable gathering place for patrons, and a short walk to downtown Prineville. In addition to its own materials, Crook County Library has access to materials from the libraries in neighboring Deschutes and Jefferson Counties thanks to a resource-sharing network serving over 225,000 Central Oregon residents. Each month, Crook County Library patrons visit the library over 10,000 times and check out over 14,000 items. As a county department, the librarys $960,000 annual operating budget comes from the Countys general fund, with significant additional financial support from an active and supportive Friends of the Library as well as generous grants and donations. For more information, please visit the library online at http://crooklib.org and the County at http://co.crook.or.us. Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in a relevant field, one of more years working in a library setting, and one or more years working with children and their caregivers, or any combination of education, training, and/or experience may be considered. Preferred qualifications: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or master's degree in an affiliate field. Two or more years working with children and their caregivers in a library setting. Bilingual English/Spanish Compensation: Starting salary: $19.64-22.10/hour Insurance: Medical, dental, vision, and life Leave: Vacation, sick, and holiday For full application process please visit https://crook-county.hiringthing.com/job/78008/children-s-services-librarian-specialist. Applications are due by August 1.

Keywords: Crook County Library, Bend , Children's Services Librarian Specialist, Other , Bend, Oregon

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