A children's librarian specializes in library collections and activities that are targeted towards children. They can work in a public library or a school library, any library where many children are patrons. They help develop the children's collection by buying new books and staying on top of new releases that are popular with young readers. They organize events that help children develop a love of reading, such as costumed storytelling hours and classroom visits. Children's librarians also handle the less enjoyable parts of library work, such as making sure that data in a library catalog is correct and organizing the budget.
Like most other librarians, children's librarians need a master's degree in library science in order to work in a public library. However, some are able to find work with only a bachelor's or associate's degree. It also helps if a children's librarian has some experience working with kids, for example as a volunteer or teacher.
Once they are hired, they can earn an average salary of $50,092 a year.