Youth Services Manager

Company Name: 
Watauga County Public Library
Boone, NC
Job Description: 

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $42,635 - $44,000

DUTIES: An employee in this position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and promoting

public library programs and services for youth and teens in a particular county. This employee supervises

all staff and volunteers assigned to the Youth Services Department. This employee is considered an

expert in the delivery of library services to children and provides guidance and assistance throughout

the library system on an as needed basis.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Responsible for collection development for all juvenile collections; manages

budget line items; develops, implements, and evaluates short, middle, and long range plans; serves as

liaison between the public library and a public/private agency and schools and home schools serving

people under 13 years of age; publicizes for departmental positions, interviews, and hires staff; trains,

supervises, and evaluates staff and volunteers; plans, develops, and implements programming special

projects; plans, prepares, and presents qualitative and quantitative reports; plans, develops, and

implements innovative programs, concepts, promotions, etc. to increase circulation and patron

registration; periodically assumes full responsibility for the operation and security of the library.

SELECTED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with

the public and other employees; considerable knowledge of professional library principles, practices and

techniques; considerable knowledge of reading process, reading problems, and readability of library

materials; considerable knowledge of children’s print, electronic, and audiovisual materials; ability to

conduct a successful reference interview and to assist patrons in meeting their informational and

recreational needs; ability to plan, develop, and present programs that meet public library

goals/objectives, seasonal needs, and child growth/development needs; ability to develop or adapt

evaluative instruments for assessing effectiveness of programs; ability to exercise initiative and

independent judgment; ability to plan own work flow and set priorities.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter,

resume, and references to Monica Caruso at hrwatauga(at)arlibrary(dot)org 

AVAILABLE: October 1, 2022


QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an ALA-accredited school of Library and Information Science with a

Master’s degree in library science and a minimum of 1 year of public library experience in addition to or

including 1 year of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and

experience. Must be eligible for North Carolina Public Librarian Certification.

How to Apply: 

O APPLY: Send cover letter,

resume, and references to Monica Caruso at