Aimee Babcock-Ellis

Graduate Assistant
Nonprint Media Services Library
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University of Maryland at College Park
Masters of Library Science Student
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From: Jobeth Bradbury <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, May 26, 2009 at 11:04 AM
Subject: [LIBJOBS] Columbus, United States, Children's Department Head
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Children’s Department Head

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Columbus, GA

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries (Columbus, GA) seeks a creative, dynamic children’s librarian and manager to become the next head of the Columbus Public Library’s Children’s Department. The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of child development and literature. A passion for developing and implementing children’s programs and services is a must. Join an outstanding team of library professionals providing quality children’s services.

The Children’s Department Head is responsible for the organization, management, supervision and effective functioning of the Main Library’s Children’s Department. In addition, the successful candidate oversees children’s services and collections throughout the library system. This person chairs the Children’s Steering Committee, coordinates the selection of children’s materials ($130,000 budget), writes and manages grants, trains, motivates and evaluates Children’s Department staff (5.5FTEs), develops and presents programs to children ages birth to 11 and engages in collaborative outreach programs to promote the library within the community.

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is a thriving four county library system headquartered in Columbus, GA  approximately two hours outside Atlanta. The system serves a 200,000+ population circulating 1.2 million items last year. The Aflac Children’s Room and new outdoor Children’s Reading Garden provide a beautiful environment for children’s programs and services. The library, in addition to a 125 seat auditorium, has several large meeting rooms. Programs are limited only by your imagination! To view a virtual tour of the Columbus Public Library, visit

Minimum requirements include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and five years of children’s librarian experience with at least two years of management and supervisory experience preferred.

Starting salary range: $45,625-$53,738 with excellent benefits.

Additional information and a full job description are available at CVL Links or from Jobeth Bradbury, 816-531-2468. Apply with a meaningful cover letter and copy of your resume by July 12, 2009 to Jobeth Bradbury, Gossage Sager Associates.



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