NOW HIRING: Town Seeking Teen Services Librarian

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a town job opportunity:

Teen Services Assistant Librarian

Unit: AFSCME II, S-5
Reporting To: Library Director or designee
Wages: $928.60/week
Hours: 35 hours per week, one evening per week and every third Saturday rotating shift required
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Definition
Paraprofessional librarian position responsible for work related to the development and delivery of teen library services and all other related work as required.

Essential Functions

  • Working under the general supervision of the Youth Services Librarian
  • Creates a welcoming environment for teens that supports an enjoyable and enriching experience of the library and its resources.
  • Plans and presents engaging programs for sixth grade through high school age group; also may plan and present programs for children fifth grade and younger.
  • Contacts and books performers and skilled resource people to present specialized programs for teens.
  • Participates in collection development and activities including book selection and weeding.
  • Collaborates with teachers, school librarians, and other agencies providing services to teens.
  • Gives book talks, heads book discussions, and gives presentations about library services.
  • Creates thematic and seasonal book displays.
  • Develops booklist and guides to other library resources.
  • Supervises library associate, library pages and volunteers in the absence of the Youth Services Librarian.

Other Duties

  • 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.
  • Assumes responsibility for the floor and/or building in the absence of senior staff.
  • Assists in other departments and undertakes special projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of library experience; or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications and current technologies; basic internet searching skills.
  • General knowledge of teen literature and interest in reading and books.
  • Ability to set priorities and complete projects independently.
  • Ability to collaborate and work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills.
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service.

Job Environment

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 and to local schools and day care centers.

Physical Requirements

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 of 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.

To Apply:

Submit completed Application for Employment, resume and cover letter:

via email at:
jobs@wilmingtonma.gov

or in person mail to:
Town Manager’s Office
Attn: Kerry Colburn-Dion, Assistant Town Manager/ Human Resources Director
Town of Wilmington
121 Glen Road
Wilmington, MA 01887

Application for Employment, Resume and cover letter may be attached as a PDF to the email. Please note, we will not reformat or correct formatting issues if sending electronically. If submitting by email please use “Position: Assistant Librarian Teen Services” in the subject line.

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