Youth Services Manager

Library System/Company Name
Pickens County Library System
Job Description


The purpose of the class is to assess, develop and maintain the children’s collection for the County Library system; to coordinate all children’s programming system-wide; to perform other professional library duties, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.


The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class.  Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Plans, coordinates, supervises and participates in the management of a comprehensive children’s program for the Pickens Library System.

Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.

Supervises subordinate professional and para-professional staff; supervisory duties include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, assisting with the selection of new employees, acting on employee problems, and recommending and implementing employee discipline as needed. 

Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement; offers training, advice and assistance as needed.

Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs.

Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning both library materials and patron use; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested.

Prepares and submits annual budget request to meet department needs.

Coordinates children and youth collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; selects and requests books and other library materials.

Plans, coordinates, supervises and/or conducts programs for children and youth, system-wide, to promote reading readiness, reading ability and reading enjoyment; maintains participation records.

Plans, coordinates, supervises and/or conducts outreach programming throughout the county. Works with Adult Outreach Coordinator to plan usage of outreach vehicles and schedule staff.

Creates and maintains props for programs; orders and maintains program supplies and materials.

Schedules, plans and implements student tours of the library.

Prepares and maintains monthly and yearly calendars for children’s programming.
Coordinates the development, compilation, storage and distribution of caregiver bags.

Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; compiles lists of materials of interest to children and youth.

Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.

Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public.

Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.

Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.

Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.

Assists co-workers with duties as required.

Performs routine administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, assembling materials, answering the telephone, etc.

Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

$54,513.05 per year



Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university.


Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library.

Must possess valid state driver’s license.


Requires over four years and up to and including eight years.

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