Teen Librarian Job Opening

TITLE:                                    Teen Librarian

LOCATION:                         Mid-Columbia Libraries, Pasco Branch


Mid-Columbia Libraries is currently seeking a dynamic, friendly, and energetic Teen Librarian at our Pasco Library. Primary responsibilities include providing customer service, reference and readers advisory services to patrons of all ages at a public desk, providing cutting edge programming and outreach to teens at Pasco and system-wide, assisting in the development and maintenance of library social networking initiatives, selecting and maintaining the teen collection, and serving as person in charge of building as needed.  A more detailed description is located on the following page.  This is a bargaining unit position. Please visit our website at http://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/employment for a complete job description.

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Call for nominations for the CAYAS Visonary Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Children and Young Adult Services Award for Visionary Library Service to Youth, or perhaps better known as the CAYAS Visionary Award.  As most of you know, CAYAS is an Interest Group (IG) of the Washington Library Association and every year CAYAS recognizes an individual who, through their practice and example, provide inspiration and leadership for others who serve children and young adults in libraries. 

Those eligible to be nominated for this award include staff or volunteers from public, school or special libraries.  The work that qualifies an individual for nomination may include cumulated efforts over several years in the field of library service to youth, or may be a singular and exceptional effort that sets new standards for practice.  The purpose of the award is not only to commend the individual who will receive it, but also to appreciate and bring attention to the remarkable and tireless efforts of all individuals who work with young people in libraries.

Please solicit your institution’s library staff, board members and volunteers for suggestions as to who they think should be nominated for this prestigious award.  The winner will receive recognition at the annual conference, this year the joint WLA/PNLA conference to be held in Victoria B.C. in August 11-13, 2010.

The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2010 and may be submitted to me via email or U.S. mail as long as it is received on or before Feb. 20, 2010.  The nomination form can be found on the WLA website (scroll to the bottom of the page) at:


Thank you for considering nominating an individual to receive the Visionary Award.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Mary Comstock

CAYAS Board Position 3–Chair, Visionary Award Committee

Librarian I

Kingsgate Library – King County Library System

12315 NE 143rd Street

Kirkland, WA  98034


Youth Services and Volunteer Coordinator

Fern Ridge Library District, Veneta, OR

Salary: Base scale begins at $11.91/Hr. + excellent benefits

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 23rd, 2009

The Fern Ridge Library seeks an enthusiastic, high-energy team member to plan, organize, and implement children’s programming and coordinate the library’s volunteer program. EOE.


May include, but are not limited to:

Youth services duties:

-Reference and readers’ advisory; demonstrates the use of library catalogs and other resources.

-Leads school groups in library activities, both in library and in selected outreach to school campus.

-Selects and weeds materials for the juvenile and young adult collections

-Plans, publicizes, and carries out public programs for children and young adults, including an extensive -Summer Reading Program

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