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Principal Librarian-Youth Svcs (#PLIBYSGENQ) GENQ
$22.23-$35.30 Hourly / $3,853.20-$6,118.67 Monthly / $46,238.40-$73,424.00 Yearly


Performs duties managing a regional county library facility or county wide library programs.  


Graduation from an American Library Association accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS); and

Three years of post-MLS experience as a children’s librarian; one year of which must have been as a Senior Librarian; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.



  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


·        Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and procedures of professional library work.

·        Extensive knowledge of books, periodicals, and other source materials in one or more subjects.

·        Extensive knowledge of children’s literature including bibliographic tools and sources, and other children’s library materials, including online databases.

·        Extensive knowledge of age group reference materials and programs.

·        Extensive knowledge of appropriate materials and programs for various age groups.

·        Considerable knowledge of children’s developmental stages.

·        Skill in the use of automated-online catalog systems.

·        Ability to explain and assist patrons in the use of library materials.

·        Ability to use library classification, catalogue, filing and record-keeping systems.

·        Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.

·        Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

·        Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

·        Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data.

·        Ability and willingness to develop strong interactive community relationships to ensure satisfactory patron interaction.

·        Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.

·        Ability to lift, push, or handle library materials weighing up to 20 pounds. 

·        Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

·    Ability to stand, bend and kneel.



NOTE: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.


·        Manages the operations of a library agency or function.

·        Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.

·        Plans, develops, implements, and reviews overall agency operations.

·        Plans, organizes, implements and presents children’s programs to children, parents and caregivers.

·        Maintains regular contact with peers in schools and other children’s services agencies.

·        Coordinates toddler, preschool, youth and teen programs.

·        Conducts outreach programs that include schools, daycare centers, parks and recreation centers, and other designated agencies.

·        Provides reference and readers' advisory services.

·        Plans, implements, and participates in agency collection development and collection management, and the acquisition and cataloging of library materials.

·        Plans, develops and implements community relations activities, programming, and community outreach.

·        Acts as custodian of all agency monies and inventory.

·        Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: PLIBYSGENQ; EST: 9/22/2008 9:39:00 AM; REV: 8/26/2010;