YPL Children's Services Department Head

Location US-NV-Las Vegas
ID 2024-1281
Library Operations (LO)
YPL-Children's Services
Position Type
Hours Per Week
Job Location
Enterprise Library
Location : Address
8310 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Min Pay Range
USD $81,092.96/Yr.
Posting End Date


The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is currently hiring for a YPL Children's Services Department Head at the Enterprise Library.



Under general direction of the assigned Branch Manager, the YPL Children's Services Department Head performs professional and supervisory work in the planning, coordination, and operation of the YPL Children’s Services Department at the assigned Library. This position also exercises general supervision over the YPL Children’s Services Department staff. 



Description of hours and wages:

The pay range for this position is $81,092.96 to $108,672.67 annually. Pay typically begins towards the entry of the pay range, and employees are eligible for annual merit and COLA  increases per District policy.


This is a  full-time (40 hours per week), FLSA exempt position.


*A Relocation Reimbursement of up to $2,500 is available to assist with relocation of over 100 miles.


Application Deadline:

The application deadline for this position is 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2024. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted prior to this deadline.


We anticipate interviewing for this position on or around August 8, 2024.



1. Ensures the efficient operation of the YPL/Children’s Services Department within [Branch] Library.

2. Prepares goals and objectives for the YPL/Children’s Services Department.

3. Exercises decision-making skills.

4. Supervises subordinate staff to include scheduling, training, working with staff to correct deficiencies, recommending discipline, and completing performance evaluations.

5. Directs and prioritizes the work of subordinate staff.

6. Participates on interview panels, and assists in the selection of staff for the YPL/Children’s Services Department, and other staff requested by the Branch Manager.

7. Prepares, submits, and summarizes various routine and non-routine reports.

8. Prepares, submits, and maintains YPL/Children’s Services Department materials, budget, and adheres to established Library District objectives.

9. Assists subordinate staff in organizing specific aspects of the YPL/Children’s Services Department.

10. Performs professional library activities in ordering books, documents, periodicals, multi-media materials and other YPL materials.

11. Supervises book expenditures and materials ordering for YPL/Children’s Services Department.

12. Reviews periodical and book lists for the purpose of rendering recommendations on acquisitions. 

13. Provides children’s reference and other services over the telephone and in person to both patrons and staff.

14. Ensures the calendar of programs and events for the YPL/Children’s Services Department is maintained.

15. Networks with schools and public agencies to provide quality services and programs for children.

16. Interprets, develops, and implements Library District, branch, and department policies and procedures.

17. Confers with teachers, parents, and community groups to assist in planning, organizing, and implementing special programs and exhibits to encourage and improve children’s and young adults communication skills, promote reading, and encourage greater patronage of the Library District.

18. Prepares and conduct programs for children up to 18 years of age.

19. Prepares and conducts programs for adults relating to children’s services.

20. Provides community outreach services.

21. Conducts tours of the YPL/Children’s Services Department for teachers, students, schools, day cares, and other interested groups.

22. Interacts extensively over the telephone, and in person with patrons, District-wide staff and management, outside agencies, vendors, and other libraries.

23. Utilizes personal computers, automated library systems, the Internet, and other tools and resources.

24. Assists children, young adults, and adult patrons in the use of the Children’s Services circulating collections and materials using the Library of Congress Classifications.

25. Assists children, young adults, and adult patrons in the use of automated library systems, various indices, non-book materials, and equipment.

26. Operates library and office equipment including, but not limited to: copy machine, telephone, and facsimile machine.

27. Maintains a safe environment for both staff and patrons.

28. Attends or conducts miscellaneous meetings and training sessions at district-wide meeting sites.



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness (D.E.I.), as well as participate in maintaining a respectful and positive work environment. All applicants will be considered for employment without bias. All ethnicities, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ages, veterans or disability status are encouraged and welcomed to apply.



Required: Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  

Preferred: NA



Required: One (1) year of experience as a professional librarian, which included professional experience in a YPL or Children’s Services Department.

Demonstrated ability to implement strategic library service objectives with measurable outcomes, effectively supervise, and motivate subordinate staff, develop and maintain positive relationships with library customers and patrons, vendors, schools, District-wide staff and management.

Preferred: N/A



Required: Possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Nevada Driver’s License at the time of hire.

Completion of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s (LVCCLD) Person-in-Charge (PIC) Training or completion of PIC Training within 12-months of assuming position.

Preferred: N/A



Essential and marginal functions may require standing and walking; frequent lifting of objects of light weight (5 - 10 pounds); occasional lifting objects of moderate weight (11 - 20 pounds); frequent bending, stooping, reaching, and pushing; minimal dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body in the operation of office equipment; utilizing a keyboard, and sitting, or standing for extended periods of time. Tasks require sound perception, visual perception, color perception, and oral communications ability.


*PLEASE NOTE: Meeting these posted qualifications does not necessarily guarantee an interview.


Saturday: 9:15 AM - 6:15 PM



Tuesday: 9:15 AM - 6:15 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday: 11:15 AM - 8:15 PM

Friday: 9:15 AM - 6:15 PM


*This schedule may be subject to change based on the needs of the Library District.


•Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance insurance.

•Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

•14 paid holidays, plus 1 additional floating holiday per year.

•Paid vacation (18 days per year) and sick time (12 days per year).

•Tuition reimbursement.

•And more. For more details about employee benefits, please see https://thelibrarydistrict.org/benefits/

Pay Range

USD $81,092.96 - USD $108,672.67 /Yr.

Position Type



YPL-Children's Services

Job Location

Enterprise Library

Location : Address

8310 S. Las Vegas Boulevard


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