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Are you our next Youth Services Director?

The Board of Trustees of the Norelius Community Library (Denison, IA) is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, tech savvy individual with knowledge of social media to fill the vacancy of Youth Services Director.  The youth services department is a busy, fast paced environment.  The individual best suited for this position will possess a love for children, a love of books, enjoy planning and preparing children's programming.  Bilingual considered a plus.  Are you ready to jump into a vibrant Children's Department and continue to build the momentum of service to our community's youth?  Stop by the library and pick up a job application, job description and requirements for this position.  This position is full time, 40 hrs per week and requires day, evening and Saturday shifts.  The City of Denison is an equal opportunity employer and all prospective applicants are encouraged to apply.  Please forward your cover letter and resume an/or application to or mail to:

Director: Monica L. Walley

Norelius Community Library

1403 1st Ave. South

Denison, IA 51442

Suggested minimum qualifications are:

• State Library Certification at Level III or above with the completion of Iowa Library Management for Staff, Public Library Management I & II (Free Continuing Education courses. Can be completed after hired).

• 60 semester hours of college credit from an accredited college or university or 10 years work experience. Library experience a plus but not required.

• Bilingual capabilities would be considered a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Children's Library
  • Plan and carry out children's programs and services
  • Recommend new equipment for the Children's Library
  • Suggest plans for extending Library services
  • Supervise Library Assistants
  • Provide reference assistance to patrons
  • Assist customers with computers, faxes, photo copies and other technology
  • Circulation procedures
  • Filing, typing, and other office work
  • Shelving and organizing materials
  • Materials processing and repair
  • Create Power point slides for electronic bulletin board
  • Prepare orders for new materials for the Children's Library
  • Catalog and process new materials
  • Attend workshops and continuing education courses
  • Career potential
  • Other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Starting salary/wage will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Denison is located an hour away from Omaha/Council Bluffs metroplex. The dynamic, growing, and diverse community is made up of approximately 9,000 residents and is the county seat in Crawford County. The library has an estimated service population of more than 24,000 people area-wide.