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Head of Youth Services


Posting Date: December 16, 2019
Closing Date: Open until filled
Reports to: Library Director
Position Available: January 6, 2020

Summary: Under the direction of the Library Director, manages all aspects of the Youth Services department to ensure that children and their families experience the joy of reading, storytelling, and the library as a learning resource in a friendly, creative, and dynamic environment. Hires, trains, evaluates departmental staff, and takes disciplinary action as needed. Oversees the department’s annual budget and manages a current and relevant collection of materials for youth. Plans a variety of programs, displays, classes and other events for children and teens. Serves at the Youth Services desk and trains staff on library policies and procedures. Demonstrates a strong commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and exceptional customer service. Works with staff throughout the library to develop and implement programming, partnerships and other projects that enhance the library’s image in the community. This position is a member of the Library’s management team and will participate in strategic planning, policy development and other management level team responsibilities.

Education and Experience:

  1. ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  2. 4 - 6 years’ professional experience in a library of equivalent size with relevant supervisory and youth services experience.
  3. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  4. Library of Michigan Level 1 certification.

Schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week. Flexible schedule to include days, nights and weekends.
Union: Westland Library Supervisors Union SEIU Local 517M
Salary: Starts at $53,895 annually
Benefits: Vacation leave, Personal leave and paid holidays. Employer provided contribution to retirement (401a) after meeting service requirements. Health, Dental, and Life insurance. Reimbursement for vision expenses.

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Please submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume to:

Sherri West
Administrative Assistant
6123 Central City Parkway
Westland MI 48185
sherri.west@westlandlibrary.org
Fax: 734-595-4612


This library is an EEO Employer.

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