The Amery Area Public Library seeks an energetic librarian to lead its programming and services to children and young adults.
With a service area population of about 10,000, the library is located within a beautifully renovated multipurpose facility. It is part of the MORE consortium of libraries and a member of the Indianhead Federated Library System. The Amery Area Public Library has strong community support, and it is committed to offering high quality programs and services to the community.
The city of Amery is situated on 3 lakes and the Apple River. The surrounding area is home to excellent year-round recreational opportunities, from swimming and fishing to snowmobiling, ATV riding, hiking, cross country skiing and much more. We are proud of our excellent school system and state-of-the-art medical center. Amery is home to the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts, a community theater group and a variety of art studios. We are located just an hour from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Responsibilities: The Youth Services Librarian reports to the Library Director and is responsible for the library’s program of service to children and young adults. Essential duties include managing the children’s and young adult collections, planning and implementing programs that benefit children from birth to age 18, promoting youth services to the community, and participating in the day-to-day operations of the library.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; master’s degree in library science preferred. Library coursework in children’s and young adult literature and in programs and services for children and young adults, and 1-2 years of public library experience preferred. Knowledge of current library practices, technology and trends is required.
Compensation: Starting salary range is $35-$40,000 with excellent benefits.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references via email to email@example.com or mail to: Amy Stormberg, Director, Amery Area Public Library, 225 Scholl Ct., Amery, WI 54001. A detailed job description is available on our website at www.amerylibrary.org/node/11. First preference will be given to applications received by Feb. 28, 2018.