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Youth Services Manager

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Youth Services Manager is responsible for managing Youth Services operations at a community library. In the absence of the Flushing Director and other members of the management team, assumes responsibility for managing the library including overall direction of staff. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads and supervises all Youth Services staff, including providing timely and objective feedback of performance, fostering the learning and development of staff, as well as for providing and modeling exceptional public service with an emphasis on children, teens and preteens.
  • Manages and participates in youth services programming and outreach to the community. Liaises with the community. Ensures public service is given appropriate priority.
  • Also responsible for physical maintenance, collection development, community liaising.
  • Keeps records and statistics. Prepares reports. 
  • Must have demonstrated experience in the following competencies: initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service.
  • Performs other duties as required.

The schedule for this position will include Saturdays and evenings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires an ALA accredited Master’s degree, a New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate and performance of standard or above in public service positions. Experience as a Young Adult/Children’s Librarian preferred.
  • A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the performance management & supervision of full-time librarian staff.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures.

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed.   Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. 
Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Youth Services Manager - External” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer