Newburgh Chandler Public Library

Children’s Librarian
Newburgh Chandler Public Library (IN)

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The Newburgh Chandler Public Library (IN) is looking for a flexible, driven, and caring individual to serve as its next Children’s Librarian. Serving nearly 42,000 residents from three locations across Ohio Township, the Newburgh Chandler Public Library enhances lives and empowers the community through access, knowledge, and connections. The Children’s Department is critical to providing dynamic programs, essential services, and engaging spaces to the library’s youngest patrons and their caregivers. Reporting to the Library Director, the Children’s Librarian manages six staff and helps shape the department’s goals and offerings. Key initiatives include strengthening community connections through outreach initiatives, promoting library services to underserved populations, and expanding the local and digital resources in the library collection. 

Newburgh is a thriving and growing suburb of Evansville, Indiana which is located right on the scenic Ohio River. The library also serves the residents of Chandler, just North of Newburgh. Ohio Township has a low cost of living both within the state and nationally. The community also offers great schools, a robust trail system for biking and walking, as well as two universities, and two highly-ranked hospitals in the surrounding area. Warrick County is one of the fastest-growing counties in Indiana and is within a two-to-three-hour drive of many urban areas including St. Louis, Louisville, Indianapolis, and Nashville. 

Responsibilities: The Children’s Librarian manages a staff of four at the library’s Bell Road location, with an additional staff member at each branch; collaborates with the library’s administrative team to organize special events, develop and implement policies related to children’s services, and create a safe and welcoming space for young users; conducts engaging Storytime sessions, interactive programs, and other activities; participates in community outreach programs, such as visits to local schools and daycare centers to promote library services; curates and maintains an exciting collection of children’s books that caters to various age groups and interests; and manages the budget for the Children’s department. Additional responsibilities are listed in the job description below. 

Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited university, some management experience, and the ability to obtain a level LC 4 (library certification 4) or higher per the Indiana State Library’s guidelines are required. Experience working in libraries and children’s services is preferred. 

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $40,000 – $45,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. 

Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Trista Smith, Library Director. This position closes on February 11, 2024.

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Job Summary

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Newburgh, IN Location
Salary $40,000-$45,000
Requirements A master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited university, some management experience, and the ability to obtain a level LC 4 (library certification 4) or higher per the Indiana State Library’s guidelines are required.
Newburgh Chandler Public Library

Contacts

Email: tsmith@ncplibraries.org

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