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Young Adult Services Librarian

at Harris County

Pay: up to $20.35/hour
$20.35 - $
Posted: 4/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2411936

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

Harris County Public Library -  Katherine Tyra Branch Library, West Harris County
The Young Adult Services Librarian is responsible for identifying and interpreting user needs; planning and implementing a variety of programs for young adults to encourage library usage and to foster community relations; providing reference and readers' advisory; and assisting Library patrons in the use of library services, facilities and equipment.

Detailed Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and sustains partnerships with local community organizations to provide library services and programs
  • Identifies information and educational needs in the community, plans and provides services to meet those needs
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the young adult materials collection
  • Provides reader's advisory and reference service using library catalog, the Internet and databases
  • Organizes library programming and displays for young adults
  • Develops a year-round young adult volunteer program
  • Maintains an awareness of young adult literature and services
  • Creates and oversees young adult committee made up of local teenagers
  • Interprets and implements library policies and procedures for library users and staff
  • Assumes supervisory responsibilities when assigned
  • Assists customers with library computers and associated software, such as the library catalog, Internet browsers, databases and Microsoft Office applications
  • Assists customers with library equipment such as printers, photocopiers, and reservation computers
    • Troubleshoots equipment
  • Attends professional conferences, activities, and staff meetings and actively serves on committees
  • Assists customers with maker technology such as Makerbot 3D printer
  • Maintains an awareness of professional trends, methods and ethics
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited school
  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Association of School Librarians (AASL)-accredited school and
  • A minimum of two (2) years of verifiable work experience in a public library

Additional Requirements
  • Ability to organize work priorities
  • Ability to work well with the public and library staff
  • Good communication skills
  • Familiarity with the use of modern technology such as desktops, laptops and/or tablets and basic proficiency in Microsoft Office or equivalent programs and the Internet
  • Physical ability to perform above responsibilities

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.

General Information


  • Full-time, 40 hours a week
  • Includes Nights and Saturdays

  • Paid biweekly
  • Based on 26 pay periods
Employment is contingent on passing a background check and drug screen.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.