WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library is hiring a Youth Services Librarian. Job posting is below.
Youth Services Librarian
Unit: ASFCME II Full Time (35 hours/week) Benefits Eligible
Reporting To: Library Director
Location: Wilmington Memorial Library
Hours: 35 hours per week, one evening and every third Saturday shift rotation required.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Professional librarian position responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of a full range of library services to children under the ages of eighteen; all other related work as required.
Unique Essential Functions:
Working under the general supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Library Director:
- Oversees all aspects of library services to children, teens, and families; responsible for maintaining standards of excellence in this area.
- Plans and implements services and engaging programs for children ages preschool through 6th grade; oversees the planning of services and programs for teens.
- Supervises and schedules Youth Services Department staff including the full-time Assistant Children’s Librarian and Teen Services Librarian, and part-time staff.
- Makes the children’s room an inviting destination; evaluates and selects appropriate furnishings. Creates displays to enhance the library experience and to promote use of library resources.
- Oversees a current and relevant collection in a variety of formats using the guidelines in the collection development policy.
- Collaborates with other staff as needed on interdepartmental projects.
- Collaborates with elementary school teachers, librarians and school administrators.
- Collaborates with daycares, local organizations and groups.
- Visits schools and daycares; gives presentations, and speaks to local groups and organizations about library services.
- Develops content for book lists and other children’s promotional materials.
- Adds information related to children’s services to the library’s website; monitors currency and tracks usage of website content.
- Works with Marketing Librarian to develop promotional material for children’s services and collections.
- Represents the library at regional meetings as relates to children’s services.
- Participates in library’s planning process; responsible for meeting service goals as relates to youth services.
- Compiles statistics for evaluation of programs and services and prepares reports.
- Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
- Maintains working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends and technology in the library profession by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current literature.
- Performs a variety of tasks at the public service desk including answering the telephone, checking in and out library materials, registering patrons for library cards, programs, museum passes, etc.
- Provides reference and reader’s advisory services; uses library’s OPAC and/or a variety of online tools to locate requested information or reading material.
- Assists patrons in the use of library’s databases and electronic resources including how to download content to mobile devices.
- Assists patrons with computers, printers, copiers and other library equipment; troubleshoots as needed.
- Verbally promotes library services and programs; explains library policies in a clear and courteous manner.
- May assume responsibility for staff, public, and library building in the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Library Director.
- Performs other similar tasks or related works as assigned by the Library Director or the Assistant Library Director.
- Master’s Degree in Library Science and a minimum of two years of professional library experience working with children; or a combination of relevant education and experience.
- Knowledge of the principles of current library practice as relates to children, including reference and readers’ advisory services, collection development, and literacy promotion
- Knowledge of children’s literature and information resources.
- Experience in developing and presenting programs for children.
- Experience working with youth of varied ages and ability to interact with children and parents in a warm and engaging manner.
- Ability to supervise staff and effectively delegate.
- Knowledge of computer applications especially with an understanding of emerging technologies.
- Ability to set priorities, complete projects independently, and meet deadlines.
- Ability to exercise initiative and use good judgment.
- Ability to collaborate and work as a member of a team.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills.
- Strong commitment to excellent customer service.
Work is generally performed inside a building. Work environment is characteristic of an office environment, with even walking surfaces and generally low noise levels. Noise levels may be elevated during busy periods and/or during programs that may be scheduled in the building. Work schedule includes regular evening and rotating Saturday hours. Requires driving to other communities for meetings and workshops to local schools and day care centers.
The work is generally of an intellectual nature. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is required to stand and sit for prolonged periods. Frequently required use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reaches with hands and arms, bends, stoops, kneels, and/or crouches. Specific vision abilities required include close and medium distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice and communicate through human speech. Required to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds, and push a cart which at full load may be up to 300 pounds. This position requires the ability to operate standard office equipment.
Submit resume, cover letter and completed application to:
Assistant Town Manager/Human Resources Director
Town Manager’s Office
Town of Wilmington
121 Glen Road
Wilmington, MA 01887-3597
or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If submitting by email please use “Librarian Youth Services” in the subject. Resume, cover letter and completed application may be attached as a PDF to the email. Please note, we will not reformat or fix formatting issues if sending electronically in a file type other than PDF.
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