Job Posting: Full-time Youth Services Librarian

$19-21/hour, full-time, 40 hours per week
Benefits included: Healthcare, 401K contribution

Start date and process: Applications accepted through February 10th. Interviews begin the week of February 13th with an anticipated start date as soon as possible.

The Harrison Township Public Library is a Class IV library with a service population just under 25,000. Harrison Township is a beautiful waterfront community located on Lake St. Clair with a number of local recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts. The library was first established as a community-funded entity in 2015 and continues to grow. HTPL is seeking a personable, enthusiastic individual to join us on our journey.

  • The Youth Services Librarian is crucial to HTPL’s program of public service. Duties include:
  • Planning and implementing innovative children’s programs at HTPL and offsite as required
  • Developing youth print, audio-visual, and digital collections including ordering and weeding
  • Providing computer assistance including but not limited to Microsoft Office, email, online searches, printing using our print management system, and social media
  • Assisting patrons with Overdrive ebook and audiobook download service, the Library’s catalog, MeLCat, and MeL databases
  • Working independently within the guidelines set by library policies and the Library Director
  • Motivating, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, volunteers, other community agencies, and the public
  • Assuming responsibilities for supervision of personnel and facilities in the absence of senior staff
  • Maintaining awareness of new developments and trends in the field through professional journals, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Performing public relations functions such as preparing promotional materials and press releases, developing in-house displays, maintaining library social media accounts, and participating in community outreach opportunities that may require public speaking
  • Collecting/negotiating fines and fees
  • Other tasks as assigned

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or its equivalent from an ALA accredited school
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children’s programming and materials
  • Positive, proactive customer-oriented attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Computer proficiency including Windows Operating System, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, online services such as Overdrive and MEL, web utilities including email and searching
  • Flexibility in scheduling including nights and weekends

Preferred qualifications:

  • Successful experience with Youth Services programming and collection development
  • Customer service experience

Physical requirements:

  • Using the telephone, lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds, walking, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, carrying, climbing ladders, pushing book carts
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time


Only electronic submissions will be considered.

Submit application, resume, and three professional references to:

Melissa Goins, Library Director

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