Children's Librarian Job Description

Children's Librarian

For questions contact the Iola Village Library at 715-445-4330

Deadline for applications: February 11, 2022

General Description:

Under direction of the Director, the Children’s librarian performs library and youth services duties. In the absence of the Director, this position assumes responsibility for the staff and facilities.


  • Ability to work a 40 hour weekly schedule including weekday, evening and Saturday morning hours.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts library services in the areas of circulation, interlibrary loan, patron education, collections and database maintenance. Performs circulation desk procedures such as checking out and checking in materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, general reference work and answering the telephone.
  • Assists with processing of new materials.
  • Monitor security, safety and protection of patron confidentiality; also explain and enforce Library rules.
  • Plans and implements youth services and programs for all ages with assistance from Director and Library Clerk. Supervises volunteers for youth programs.
  • Supervises staff and volunteers and manages facilities issues in the absence of the Director.
  • With the Director, manages automation and computer systems.
  • Assists with the training of staff and volunteers.
  • Represents the Library at system and state level meetings and conferences.
  • Performs cleaning and maintenance tasks as needed particularly in the bathrooms/may sometimes need to shovel outside area.

Requirements for Position:

  • Working knowledge of library methods and procedures/prefer previous library experience.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Good interpersonal communications skills/telephone skills/writing skills
  • Computer/Technology experience required. Has working knowledge of current Windows Software and Microsoft Word minimum.
  • Willingness to maintain skills through active participation in continuing education activities – attending workshops, meetings, and system classes.
  • Ability to operate various kinds of equipment and to perform routine maintenance on equipment.  (Computers, fax, copier, microfilm, audio visual equipment, etc.)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to handle multiple tasks at one time and to adapt to a continually changing environment.

Physical Demands of Position

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Good Vision
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and push heavy book trucks as needed.
  • Ability to shelve books and other items which requires bending, stooping, reaching.
  • Ability to work on computers for extended period of time.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Customer Service/working with the public
  • Computer experience
  • Driver’s License
  • Vacation time in summer is very difficult as that is the library’s busiest time
  • Legal right to work in the United States (will need to be verified)
  • Consent to background check