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Teen Librarian - C41 - Advanced Learning Library

Company name
Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

40,808.00 - $72,559.00

Wichita, KS, United States

Employment Type

Administrative, Library, Teenager, Government

Posted on
Sep 15,2019

Valid Through
Dec 29,2019


Job Details

Teen Librarian - C41 - Advanced Learning Library

This listing closes on 10/6/2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada).


$40,808.00 - $72,559.00 Annually


Library - Advanced Learning Library - 711 N. 2nd Street, KS

Library - Advanced Learning Library - 711 N. 2nd Street, KS

Job Type




Job Number

Librarian - Teen

Closing date and time

10/6/2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)




Distinguishing Features of Work

The Wichita Public Library has an immediate opening for a Teen Librarian specializing in services to youth ages 12-18. This position will be part of the Youth Services team in the Advanced Learning Library.

Our successful candidate will be a person with a passion for working with teens and demonstrated skill and creativity in the planning and implementation of programming for middle and high school youth. A strong commitment to customer service and excellent interpersonal skills are a must as this librarian will be expected to perform reference, reader's advisory and customer account services to visitors in the library's Children's and Teen Pavilions. We are also looking for candidates with outstanding communication and public presentation skills, knowledge of teen literature and principles of adolescent development, proficiency with technology, including mobile and personal computing, integrated library systems, and media production.

A typical work schedule for the position will include working one evening each week and one weekend each month. This schedule may change in order to fulfill programming and outreach assignments as well as for meeting the service needs of the Section, so demonstrating work schedule flexibility is essential.

To be considered for the position, candidates must have an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Starting Salary Range: $40,808.00 -  56,684.00

The City of Wichita provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and eligible dependents. Pension benefits are available through the Wichita Employee's Retirement System, a defined benefit plan.  Participation in a deferred compensation plan is available, as well as optional supplemental life and long-term disability insurance plans.

Residency within thirty minutes lawful driving time of the corporate limits of the City of Wichita will be required of the successful applicant.  The City of Wichita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which actively seeks and encourages applications from minority candidates.

Examples of Work Performed

Duties of the position include but are not limited to: planning and presenting programs for teens partnering with peers throughout the Library system to develop a master schedule of programs and events promoting Library materials and services through displays and outreach activities demonstrating library use and teaching information literacy skills to individuals and groups visiting the library on tours offering readers' advisory services to youth, teachers, parents and caregivers working collaboratively for system-wide resource sharing and materials distribution assisting customers with digital resources, public computing and customer account questions participating on Library teams and with system special projects actively participating in the work of the Library's Youth Services Section, including service as the team member in charge on assigned weekday, evening and weekend shifts. Assists the public in the use of the library. Examples of work performed are not intended to be all-inclusive. Additional related duties may be assigned as needed.

Requirements of Work

Thorough knowledge of library methods, principles, and practices. Thorough knowledge of reference materials and tools of research. Considerable knowledge of reader interest and of books and authors. Knowledge of standard computer keyboard configurations and ability to access, interpret, and record information using a video display terminal and electronic keyboard. Ability to establish and maintain courteous and tactful relationships with associates and library patrons. Ability to: push a loaded book cart, weighing up to 250 pounds; reach, bend, stoop, or squat and arrange books on library shelves; use manually operated office tools and supplies such as scissors, staplers, glue, and/or typewriter; hold, inspect, turn single pages, and read books weighing up to fifteen pounds with pages made from papers of a wide range of quality and thickness. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally, in writing, and/or by whatever creative means are necessary to cross communication barriers. An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Required Experience and Training

Graduation from college with a master's degree in library science. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Offers of employment will be made contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which will include drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a police records check.

(Last Updated 1/21/2015)



1. VACATION - Most employees with less than five years' employment earn 10 days of vacation per year. After five years, accrual rates increase at varying rates to varying maximums, depending on work schedule and/or union representation. Maximum accumulation is 30 work days.

2. HOLIDAYS - There are eleven paid holidays. One is a Personal Holiday granted after the first six months to be taken at the employee's option as scheduled with the supervisor.

3. SICK LEAVE - Sick leave accrual begins at one-half day per month. After five years, it is one work day per month (no maximum). Employees who use 24 hours (3 days) or less of sick leave in a calendar year earn a Well Day. An additional Well Day can be earned following a year of perfect attendance.

4. HEALTH INSURANCE - Aetna provides two levels of medical and prescription plans. Both medical plan are PPOs that does not require selecting a physician or referrals for specialty care. Both medical plans include Vision benefits through Vision Service Plan. Pre-tax premium deduction is offered. The City contributes 80% of the premium, towards medical, Rx and vision premiums.

5. DENTAL INSURANCE - Two employee-paid Delta Dental plans are offered – Preferred and Traditional. DeltaPreferred requires using a dentist from a smaller network for a lower premium. Traditional allows use of any dentist, although benefits are higher using a dentist from the large Delta panel. Benefits under both plans are the same. Pre-tax premium deduction is offered.

6.LIFE INSURANCE – Low-cost term life insurance is available. Employees pay one-third of the cost. The amount of Basic Life coverage is twice annual pay (Members of SEIU and Teamsters: maximum of $150,000; all non-represented employees: maximum of $400,000). Dependent coverage is available ($4,000) for an additional $0.14 per pay period. Accidental death and dismemberment coverage is included. The plan is through The Standard.

7.SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE – Additional employee-paid term life insurance is available from The Standard at low group rates. Participation in Basic Life is required. This plan is portable.

8. LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE – This employee-paid group disability plan from Lincoln Financial replaces a selected amount of pre-disability income for work- or non-work-related disabilities. Premiums are determined by income and age.

9.VOLUNTARY ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT - This employee-paid plan from The Standard offers coverage for accidental death and dismemberment in addition to that included in Basic Life.

10.RETIREMENT - The City offers two retirement plans - Wichita Employees (WER) Plan 3, and Commissioned Police & Fire Plan C-79. The WER plan is a defined contribution plan; Police & Fire is a defined benefit plan. Both are contributory - employees and the City share the cost.

11.FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS – Employees may elect to make pre-tax deductions for dependent care and unreimbursed medical expenses, reducing the cost of these expenses by eliminating taxes on the amount deducted.

12. LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE – This plan from UNUM offers facility and home care benefits for employees, spouses and some other family members. Several options for benefit amount and duration, and specific plan features, are available.


Deferred Compensation Investment Program

Emergency Leave (for immediate family death)

Training Programs

Longevity Pay

Credit Union

Employee Assistance Program

Injury Leave (on-job injury)

Direct Payroll Deposit

La Petite Discounted child care center 265-1037


I have a Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or am currently enrolled in a MLS program.




I am a current employee of the City of Wichita Library.



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City of Wichita





455 N. Main

Wichita, Kansas, 67202

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