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Children’s Services Supervisor

Kensington Public Library


Title:   Children’s Services Supervisor


Basic Function:

The Children’s Services Supervisor, under the supervision of the Library Director, will be responsible for all aspects of the Library’s services to child aged patrons.  This person implements and runs all children’s programming, including but not limited to weekly story times and the summer reading program, provides reference and reader’s advisory service, and recommends selection of children’s materials.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and manages all aspects of children’s library services.
  • Plans and presents twice weekly story times
  • Orders supplies for children’s programs
  • Recommends children’s library materials in all formats for purchase
  • Maintains Children’s Room and Craft Supply Room
  • Evaluates and maintains children’s collection, assisting the director in  weeding of children’s materials
  • Creates flyers, sign up sheets, and other publicity materials for children’s programming
  • Creates bulletin board displays and book displays
  • Maintains working relationships with public school librarians and teachers
  • Pursues and applies for grant money and donations for children’s services.
  • Treats all patrons and coworkers in a courteous and professional manner
  • Opens and closes the library building
  • Records visitation statistics
  • Performs circulation functions including, check-in, check-out, renewals, reserves, and new patron registration
  • Performs copy cataloging and database maintenance in Library World catalog if needed
  • Interprets library policies and procedures to patrons
  • Answers patron queries in person and on phone or by email
  • Assists patrons in the use of public computers, printers, fax, scanner and copier
  • Attends pertinent meetings or training courses
  • Assists Director with miscellaneous projects as needed


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of literature and audio-visual materials for children
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal relations with children and their caregivers
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing
  • Able to clearly provide instruction
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful work situations
  • Ability to keep confidential records
  • Ability to learn library methods, techniques and computerized databases
  • Ability to perform basic keyboarding
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrates good judgment; good attention to detail, tack, courtesy, and flexibility



  • The Children’s Services Supervisor shall have a high school diploma or GED. A Bachelor’s Degree in Library Studies, Child Development, Education or an equivalent degree is preferred.
  • Experience working with children
  • Strong knowledge of children’s literature
  • Excellent customer service ethic and communication skills
  • Must be able to learn basic library computer skills
  • Must possess good clerical skills including the ability to type and file accurately
  • Must be able to walk frequently up and down flights of stairs and to lift, carry, and shelve library materials on all shelves (which may include the aid of a stepstool)
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions