Job Opportunities

The Newburgh Chandler Public Library (IN) is looking for a flexible, driven, and caring individual to serve as its next Children’s Librarian. Visit for more information.

Title: Children’s Librarian
Class: F Librarian
Reports to: Director
Status: Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Help to ensure our patrons, staff, and community receive the best experience possible at the library, specifically, at the children’s reference desk and in children’s programs
  • Schedule, plan, promote and deliver programs for children and their caregivers
  • Provide outreach programs to schools, daycares, organizations and special interest groups
  • Collaborate with other department heads to provide inter-generational programs for the community
  • Select and oversee the collection of materials, weeding and inventory for the Children’s department
  • Manage the budget for the Children’s department
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate Children’s department staff, filling in when needed
  • Provide administration with statistical reports
  • Assist patrons and staff with using the library’s resources
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to promote the library, specifically children’s programs, through social media, signage, etc
  • Maintain a cooperative and communicative relationship with other branches, staff and administration
  • Be an active member of the Administrative team
  • Participate in conferences, webinars and other learning opportunities to stay abreast of library trends
  • Promote good communication and positive thoughts and actions for patrons, staff, and the community
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for staff development

Skills and Abilities

  • Provide prompt, attentive and friendly customer service, in-person and by phone
  • Represent the organization well in all interactions with staff and the community
  • Seek and respond to feedback from patrons and staff to improve services
  • Willingness to go out of his/her way to help patrons
  • Cooperate and work together with all co-workers
  • Plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction
  • Collaborate with and support coworkers by helping out where needed
  • Complete work on time and with the proper quality
  • Support cross-training and share learning with others
  • Communicate ideas and thoughts clearly, accurately and respectfully
  • Listen to others and seek to understand others’ perspectives
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and responsibilities
  • Open to change and variety within the workplace
  • Recommend and implement changes to improve processes and customer service
  • Portray a positive image of the library and be a strong public ambassador for the library
  • Proficiency in using computers and related software
  • Experience with library management system software, including cataloging systems and public interface systems

Education and Experience

  • Masters in Library Science from an accredited university
  • Management experience
  • Experience working in libraries, children services preferred
  • Must obtain a level LC 4 (library certification 4) or higher per the Indiana State Library’s guidelines

Physical Requirements

  • Attending events and programs outside the library
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching
  • Handle books, paper, and technology
  • Speak and listen to others
  • See and read
  • Lift and move up to 25 pounds

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