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Job Opportunity at the Main Library

The Hardin County Public Library is seeking an outgoing, customer service oriented professional to serve as Head of Youth Services at the Main Library. Under the direction of the HCPL Director, the Head of Youth Services has the responsibility of managing the children’s and young adult departments.  The management of these departments includes the continued planning, coordinating and implementing programming for all age groups, supervising the staff, and making collection purchase suggestions for the children’s and youth departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES include planning, organizing, and executing programs for babies, toddlers, pre-school, and school age children. Other responsibilities include supervision of the teen librarian and providing friendly and knowledgeable customer service, collection development, and public relations activities with local schools and the community. Flexibility, organizational skills, and a love of children are essential. Some evening and some Saturday work required.  Other duties include working with adult programming staff for family programs and collaborating with staff at the North Branch.

·         MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required.

·         Previous experience working with children in a library, day care, school or similar setting.

·         The ability, patience, and personality to work with children, parents and guardians of all temperaments and abilities.

Applications are available online or may be picked up any time at Hardin County Public Library; 100 Jim Owen Drive; Elizabethtown, KY 42701 or at the North Branch, 800 S. Logsdon Parkway, Radcliff, KY.  Please include a resume, references, and a letter describing your qualifications with your application.  Applications may be downloaded from the library’s website at

Please submit your application package either in person or through the mail at one of the locations above or you may email your information to

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This is a full time position requiring 35 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance and Kentucky Retirement.  The successful candidate will have the ability to obtain a paraprofessional certificate from the Kentucky Board for the Certification of Librarians.

The Hardin County Public Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Originally Published on Friday, November 22, 2019
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