The Dripping Springs Community Library is accepting applications for a Children’s Librarian

We are looking for someone who is positive, flexible team player who pays attention to detail. Under general direction, this person is responsible for determining and meeting public library needs for the community, particularly for children from birth to middle school ages, their families, caregivers, and teachers in a dynamic environment.

Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, promoting, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate programs and resources, as well as advising people in access and use of them. Conducting outreach to local schools, daycares, churches etc. is also required. Unless there is an exceptional situation, working conditions are primarily on-site. There will be a set schedule of hours; some evenings and weekends may be included. The schedule may need to change, as staff numbers and schedules change. A grasp of library policies and the ability to apply them using over-the-top customer service is a necessity.

The duties listed on this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position, if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


  • Bachelor’s degree and related experience; ALA-Accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or related degree preferred
  • Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, periodicals, audio-visual materials, web sites, social media and other electronic media and materials
  • Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to children’s services
  • Ability to operate/learn to operate office and computer equipment and Microsoft software, integrated library, and related systems
  • Ability to effectively present information, provide quality, age-appropriate readers advisory and respond to questions from children, parent, teachers, patrons, managers, coworkers, and community members and to apply active listening skills

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates over-the-top excellent internal and external customer services and creates/maintains a welcoming atmosphere in Children’s through personal presence and in the Children’s area
  • Provides direct reference and reader’s advisory service, including assisting people with finding and selecting library materials in the use of computers, personal electronic devices, and library eResources
  • Provides one-one technology instruction to children and families in areas such as e-Material access and use, use of the library electronic resources and searching the library catalog
  • Plans, schedules, implements, promotes, reviews, revises, and gathers statistics for programs including those that are literacy based, for summer reading, and one-time special events throughout the year for ages birth through eighth grade and their families
  • Develops the Children’s material collection by using standard library tools to order and manage print and non-print materials and weed the collections using ILS weeding reports according to library policies and adhering to the library budget
  • Ability to work cooperatively and congenially with staff and community including upset members of the community while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures

Physical Demands, Requirements and Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential function. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is often required to use hands or fingers, to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; to lift books or other materials; and reach with hands or arms. The employee is sometimes required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds with the use of proper equipment and push/pull book carts weighing 200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
This person Works in a typical library environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and some exposure to dust. Some offsite travel may occur for purposes of outreach.

EEO Statement

The Dripping Springs Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

Compensation and Benefits

DSCL offer health insurance benefits and a matching Simple IRA. Starting wage is commensurate with education and experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to This position is opened until filled.

Board approved March 20, 2022