Librarian II/Emerging Adult Services Specialist

Company Name: 
Cumberland County Public Library
Fayetteville, NC
Job Description: 

An employee in this position assists the Youth Services Division Manager in system-wide teen and new adult planning and programming; assumes responsibilities for Youth Services in the absence of the Youth Services Division Manager under the guidance of other Division Managers. Develops and implements dynamic system-wide services; coordinates and develops system-wide activities such as the annual Librari-Con, Teen Summer Reading Program, and STEAM programming; develops innovative programs and ensures their replication at various locations; assists with coordination and purchasing of craft kits; encourages the development of programs by other Youth Services staff and facilitates the sharing of programming resources.

Coordinates the system-wide Misdemeanor Diversion Program. 

Leads a team approach by collaborating with staff and community partners to provide engaging and effective workforce development programs for ages 13 to 23; works closely with the library workforce development team leader to achieve this goal; including vocational job fairs. 

Assists the Youth Services Division Manager in setting agendas for Youth Services Council meetings. 

Participates in system-wide councils and task forces. 

Assists in the promotion of teen and new adult services and resources. 

Prepares and develops bibliographic tools to encourage use of the library's collection and resources. 

Promotes Youth Services by speaking to teachers and other faculty groups as well as community groups serving, or interested in teens and new adults. 

Coordinates outreach visits to middle and high schools with other Youth Services staff. 

Coordinates the sharing of assignment information with library staff to ensure optimum reference assistance for students. In addition, plans and implements outside programming for the emerging adult population. 

Performs reference assistance to all customers as scheduled. 

Provides training for Youth Services staff and other staff related to serving youth, ages 13-23; develops resources for on-going training and education related to youth, ages 13-23. 

Identifies and writes grants for the enhancement of Youth Services. 

Under the direction of the Youth Services Division Manager, maintains budgets and expenditures as assigned; compiles, prepares, and maintains reports, records, and statistics. 

Orders teen materials for the library system. 

Performs other related duties as required or assigned. 

Pursues professional development by attending workshops, seminars and webinars and by reading professional journals.


Master of Library Science degree (MLS) with 18 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library.

Equivalent Training:

Master's degree in a related field and four years' experience in a K-12 educational institution or public library youth services department accepted; or Bachelor of  Arts or Bachelor of Science  followed by six years' experience in a  K-12 educational institution or public  library youth services department.

How to Apply: 

We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.


Contact Trina Whitfield (910) 323-6100  or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7655; Library website: