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Employment: MFPL


The Mammen Family Public Library serves a 200 square mile community of approximately 33,000 people in the western portion of Comal County, located just north of San Antonio, Texas.  The library is part of a library district, governed by a five member elected board and supported by a ½ cent sales tax revenue in the service area, not attached to a City or County. 
Our area is rapidly growing and our library is currently under construction.  We are expanding and remodeling the library to approximately 33,000 square feet in a one level building.  Part of the addition is a 4500 square foot area dedicated to children and teens which includes programming space.  We expect the expansion/renovation to be complete in May 2019. 

The Mammen Family Public Library is currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below. 

Part Time Children's Programming Coordinator

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Part Time Children's Programming Coordinator Job Description

The Children’s Programming Coordinator is part of the Programming Team. This team works under the supervision of the Programming and Outreach Manager and includes a part time Adult Programming Coordinator, a Marketing Specialist, a part time Teen/Outreach Librarian, and this position. 
You will be scheduled for approximately 25 hours per week which will include some evening hours until 8pm and some weekend hours.  The Manager will work with you to create a schedule. Benefits for this part time position include paid vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, and a matching 6% retirement savings opportunity.   
We are seeking a creative person with strong organization and communication skills.  The majority of your time will be spent planning children’s programming, contracting with and supervising facilitators and volunteers for the planned programs, purchasing supplies for the programs, coordinating with the Marketing Specialist and other staff for program promotion, and ensuring programming is running smoothly.   You will meet regularly and work closely with the Programming Team and report to the Manager on programming progress and issues.  You will also participate in team planning of bigger events for families. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Creativity and organization skills
  • Computer skills, specifically experience with spreadsheets and word documents
  • Ability to work independently but also be a team player
  • Must pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Supervision experience

Preference will be given to candidates who include the following information:

  • Relevant experience using organization and communication skills, planning, or scheduling
  • Relevant experience supervising other people
  • Relevant program planning or implementing experience

Children's Reference Librarian

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Children's Reference Librarian Job Description

Children’s collection development and reader’s advisory/reference are the main focus of this position.  Other responsibilities include cataloging library materials, some circulation supervision and mentoring.  You will be part of a friendly, team spirited staff and can look forward to utilizing your excellent customer service and people skills as well as your attention to detail.   The Library Director may also have other duties assigned to you as needed.
This position is scheduled for  40 hours in a 5 day work week, with at least one evening scheduled until 8pm on a Monday-Thursday, an alternating Friday/Saturday workday, possibly until 6pm, and we are now open on Sundays, so there may, at times, be Sunday hours as well.  Most of the hours will be spent at a desk in the public space but about a quarter of your time will be in the technical services area.  Since serving children and families are integral to the position, being available after school hours, approximately 3:30-6:00 is extremely important. 
The library board pays 75% of employee medical, all dental and vision insurance, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, and a matching 6% retirement savings opportunity.  Employee would be responsible for family member medical and dental through the library’s plan.   Vacation leave is one week after a year, two weeks after two years, and three weeks after five years. 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA Accredited MLS or MLIS degree
  • Experience working with youth
  • Ability to bend and lift a minimum of 30lbs.
  • Ability to work independently but also be a team player
  • Must pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a management or supervisory position
  • Ability to speak Spanish