Youth Activities Librarian – St. Albans Free Library (St. Albans, VT)

St. Albans Free Library is seeking a Youth Activities Librarian.  If you are a creative and energetic person who enjoys working with youth, we are looking for an Activities Librarian to be part of our team.  You’ll be responsible for planning and implementing creative programming of all varieties including twice weekly story time/music & movement performances. The successful candidate will have a sincere interest in libraries, in particular youth services, as well as possess excellent customer service skills.

Previous library experience and bachelor’s degree preferred.

This position is up to 20 hours per week and may include an occasional night / Saturday. Wage based on experience – $18.00 – $22.00/hour.

A full job description is available at stalbansfreelibrary.org.  To apply for the Youth Activities Librarian position, please submit resume and three references to Becky Manahan, Youth Room Director, via email to stalbansfreelibraryjobs@gmail.com by July 1, 2021.

– Posted 5/26/21

Youth Services Librarian – Norman Williams Public Library (Woodstock, VT)

The Norman Williams Public LIbrary in Woodstock, VT is seeking a Youth Services Librarian.  Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic team player with an energetic spirit. This person will have excellent communication skills and an eagerness to connect with the community. If you have a passion for encouraging and inspiring young readers and a genuine care for youth we would love to hear from you.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree and willingness to work towards a Vermont library certification.
  • Two years previous library experience preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Capacity to multitask and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, kind and positive
  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services to children and teens, and their caregivers
  • Planning and conducting youth programming and summer reading programs
  • Develop positive relationships with a lively after school crowd
  • Assist with book ordering for youth collections
  • Maintenance of youth collection
  • Attend library workshops and keep abreast of changes and improvements in library science
  • Assume additional duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Flexibility and patience
  • Knowledge of youth literature
  • A working knowledge of library practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of current practices and trends in library services for children and young adults Skillful in learning and leveraging a range of technology, tools, and platforms for effective communications and productivity
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • A genuine care and respect for youth

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment or boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Must possess physical ability to reach, bend, and lift frequently

Hours & Compensation:

 This is a 30-hour per week benefited position. Saturday hours are required

To Apply: 

Please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to Clare McFarland, Director (clare@normanwilliams.org).

Please note, the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. Depending on organizational needs, other duties may be assigned. 

The Norman Williams Public Library is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted April 1, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a Youth Services Librarian with excellent communication skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility, good judgment and good humor under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on team player. Must be prepared to attend staff meetings, remain current on professional trends and assist in planning team projects. Some Saturday and evening hours are required. Must enjoy working with children, teens and their families.
Position Purpose:
Performs administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, and coordinating activities of the Library Children’s Department.  Performs all other related duties as required.
Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below 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.)
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements programming for children and young adults such as weekly story time for those under 6, science programs, summer reading program, and having outside presenters.  These programs consist of music and movement, crafts, educational activities, and resources for children and their adult caregivers.
  • Enhances the programs of local schools by providing complementary services.
  • Manages the materials collection for children and young adults which includes weeding, using book review resources and purchasing materials. Catalogs and processes materials for children and young adults, gifts, and purchases.
  • Provides customer services in the form of answering patron emails, providing reader’s advisory, helping patrons find materials, computer and other technology instruction and helping with OverDrive.
  • Maintains the circulation desks tasks (checking books in and out, pulling holds, curbside hold service, registering patrons, answering phones, checking out museum passes and shelving.)
  • Supervises the daily operation of the children’s room and the young adult room.  Upholds the library’s behavior and child safety policies.
  • Creates promotional materials for children’s and young adult programming.  Maintains the children and young adult sections of the library website and posts on social media regarding children and young adult programming.
  • Compiles programming statistics and submits statistics to Director.
  • Performs outreach to schools and other local agencies for programming, especially summer reading program.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience:
Master’s Degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school; three to five years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of library practices, procedures, and techniques.  Knowledge of youth literature and reading programs and activities.  Working knowledge of the policies, laws, and regulations pertaining to library services.  Working knowledge of library technology.
Ability: Ability to work with a wide variety of library patrons and library staff in a friendly, efficient manner.  Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Ability to use computerized library systems and related equipment. Ability to think strategically.  Ability to interpret and follow policies and procedures and to operate standard office equipment.  Ability to manage a modest materials and programming budget.
Skill: Excellent customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Proficient computer skills; interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Good time management and planning skills.
Supervision:
Supervision Scope: This position performs various duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the ability to complete assigned tasks according to established procedures and protocol.
Supervision Received:  Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director.
Supervision Given: Work-study students and/or volunteers, as available.
Job Environment:
  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderately noisy.
  • Operates computer, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, and other standard office equipment.
  • Employee has frequent contact with the general public, patrons, libraries, and community groups. Contacts are in person, via email or by telephone and involve an information exchange dialogue.
  • Errors could result in delays or loss of library services, and/or poor public relations.
Physical Requirements:
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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to walk, bend, reach, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up books, paper, files, and other common office objects.  Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time.   May move objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to communicate effectively with others.  Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.
Salary: Salary range to begin this position shall be $18.10-18.64/hr. with extensive medical and dental package.
 (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.)
Please send resume and contact information for three references by April 19, 2021 to Diane Lynch, Director, at dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org No phone calls, please.
Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, and quality entertainment. Pay Equity/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.
 – Posted March 26, 2021

Head of Youth Services Assistant Librarian – Town of Essex (Essex, VT)

The Town of Essex, Vermont is seeking a Head of Youth Services Assistant Librarian to manage the youth department and children’s area while performing creative work in support of the operation of the Essex Free Library. The position directs youth library programs, and selects and maintains materials for the Children’s and Young Adult collections. Duties also include the cataloging of all youth materials, management of specific reports, community outreach, publicity, and direct service work in support of the operation of the library, as well as all other related work as required.

This position works under the direction of the Library Director and works in accordance with all town policies. This position works approximately 40 hours per week to include one evening and every other Saturday. Hours will be divided between two circulation desks.

MLS/MLIS degree is required. Prior library experience is required. Candidates must be proficient with computers and technology and have experience with web platforms and social media. Candidates must be familiar with both adult and juvenile literature and be comfortable with providing reader’s advisory to patrons, particularly children. Candidates must possess considerable knowledge of the needs and abilities of children and the available library materials and services.

The minimum starting salary for this full-time position is $20.18 per hour with the actual starting salary dependent on experience and education. Candidates can apply online at https://essexvt.bamboohr.com/jobs/ . If you are unable to apply online an appointment can be made to pick up a paper application by calling 802-857-0113. This position has excellent health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, and paid leave. Applications will be taken until April 7, 2021.

The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.

– Updated March 26, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to be our Youth Services Librarian. We seek an enthusiastic innovator who is motivated to instill a life-long love of libraries in our youngest patrons. The Abbott Library is a welcoming and professional environment that enjoys tremendous support from its community.

Duties specific to the position will include development, maintenance and cataloging of the children’s collection, planning youth and family programming, and initiating community outreach. General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. The Youth Services Librarian reports to the Library Director.

The Abbott Library is currently balancing scaled-back, occupancy-limited open hours with virtual services and contactless curbside pickup. The Abbott Library is committed to following CDC and state guidelines for safety, including social distancing, a mandatory mask policy and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces. As always, employee and community safety is our first priority.

Ideal candidates will be personable, cheerful, and professional and enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills. Library experience is a plus.

Hours will vary between 28 and 34 hours per week, with some evenings and Saturdays required. The starting hourly rate is between $19.60 and $21.10 per hour, depending on experience.  Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org by April 21, 2021. A full job description is available at the library or can be emailed upon request.

– Posted March 2021

Youth Services Librarian – North Adams Public Library (North Adams, MA)

The North Adams Public Library is looking for the right person to build on the great work of our previous Youth Services Librarian. If you’re passionate about making connections, empowering young people and families, and like to think creatively about solving problems, we want to talk to you!

Title: Youth Services Librarian
Salary Grade: S-13
FTE: 1.0
Reports to: Library Director

POSITION SUMMARY

The Youth Services Librarian works closely with the library director to ensure the effective and responsive operation of the North Adams Public Library. The librarian oversees part-time staff and volunteers in the youth services department. The ideal candidate is passionate about connecting with and empowering young people and their families by developing and delivering engaging youth programming, and has a desire to promote and nurture the habits of reading and lifelong learning.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below 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.

  • Manages daily operation of the youth services department, including supervision, training, and scheduling of part time staff and volunteers.
  • Identifies, develops, and implements departmental goals in consultation with the director.
  • Curates the youth services collection, making decisions on purchasing, collection maintenance, and deselection, to maintain a relevant, balanced collection. Manages cataloging and processing of new materials.
  • Develops, coordinates, publicizes, and implements youth programming, including story times, summer reading, crafts programs, etc., online and in person.
  • Develops and maintains community relationships, and coordinates with schools and community partners to provide services and develop programming.
  • Writes correspondence, press releases, social media posts, policies, procedures, and department-specific grant applications; procures and administers grants.
  • Provides training and assistance to patrons and staff in the use of the library catalog and online resources, and provides in-person and remote reference and reader’s advisory services to youth, caregivers, and staff.
  • Creates and maintains department-specific content on the library web page, and contributes to the library’s social media presence, with a focus on outreach to teens, caregivers, homeschool families, etc.
  • Ensures proper supervision of youth and general public safety; ensures proper response to emergency situations as necessary.
  • Tracks departmental statistics and provides director with statistical reports as needed.
  • Attends informational and instructional meetings and workshops related to library operations and youth services.
  • Performs additional supervisory and other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Minimum Qualifications

  • EducationBachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Education, or related field
  • Experience: Three or more years of library experience working with children and youth

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science, Education, or related field
  • Experience: Two or more years of library experience working with children and youth

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to analyze, problem solve, and set priorities.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Working knowledge of child development.
  • Facility with technologies that further the goals of the library. Proficiency with productivity tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, calendars, etc. Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, library software (preferably Evergreen/CW MARS), Facebook/Instagram administration, Canva or other publishing applications, LibGuides.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron records.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the public and with co-workers.
  • Willingness to work with other library departments as a team to ensure staffing coverage and professional service to all library users.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

The work is performed in an office environment, and in common space open to the public. The work may require motor skills for activities such as using office equipment, including but not limited to telephones, personal computers, handheld technology, and other office equipment. May be required to lift objects such as files, office supplies, library materials, and equipment weighing up to 60 pounds. May need to re-shelve, read, and retrieve materials at floor level and overhead. Essential position functions require ability to routinely read materials for general understanding and analytical purposes and ability to view documents on a computer screen.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are invited to submit an application along with cover letter, resume, and references to:

Michelle Ells
City Hall
10 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247

or by email to mells@northadams-ma.gov

The City of North Adams, Massachusetts, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

– Posted January 26, 2021

Youth Services Assistant — Norwich Public Library (Norwich, VT)

The Norwich Public Library seeks an energetic and dedicated individual who is interested in joining our team. We are a busy library and are looking for a passionate Youth Services Assistant to become a part of our community! This position will focus on providing services and programming in the Children’s Room, but will also work within other library areas as needed.

Our ideal candidate will assist in creating and providing engaging programs for all ages (infant to teens), such as Story Times, summer reading, and family crafts – as well as brainstorming new and exciting ideas for the future. They will be creative, flexible, have a passion for children’s literature; be tech savvy, friendly and approachable to all ages.

Other job responsibilities include: community outreach, maintaining statistics, general upkeep of displays and playspace, and supporting the overall mission of the library.

This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position, reporting to the Children’s Librarian. College degree and three years of working with children are essential. Library experience, familiarity with automated circulation systems, Microsoft office products and Google Drive are a plus!

Qualifications:

  • Creative, enthusiastic, customer service-oriented person with the ability to work as a team member.
  • Knowledge of youth literature, both classics and current trends.
  • Capacity to nurture and respect children in order to develop lifelong readers.
  • The ideal candidate must possess the ability to develop and deliver excellent customer service in a fun, warm, and welcoming environment for youth of all ages.
  • A positive attitude, flexibility, the ability to lift up to 25 pounds, and a sense of humor are important.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00-5:30 with flexibility to shift some hours to weekends or evenings as needed for programming.

Compensation: Pay commensurate with experience. This position does provide vacation and sick leave benefits.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references with contact information to: npljobsearch@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

– Updated January 27, 2020

Youth Librarian – Deborah Rawson Memorial Library (Jericho VT)

Deadline extended!
The Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho, VT is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced leader to fill the position of Youth Librarian. Under the supervision and policy direction of the Library Director, the Youth Librarian is responsible for direct services to youth and their caregivers.
Duties/Description:
Responsibilities cover the full range of youth services, including: selecting all juvenile materials; circulation and cataloging of materials; developing and carrying out youth
programming from infants through teen, including providing reference service; preparing publicity, announcements, and displays; and conducting library orientation tours & programs.
Plans, publicizes and conducts pre-school story times, annual summer reading program and other youth activities and programs.
Provides outreach services and partners with preschools, schools, day care centers, homeschoolers and community groups.
Qualifications:
MLS/MLIS or Vermont’s Certificate of Public Librarianship preferred. Two years of experience working in public or school libraries.
Experience with children’s services, including acquisitions and programming.
Knowledge of youth literature.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, patrons, community organizations and local schools.
A positive attitude, flexibility, the ability to lift up to 25 pounds, and a sense of humor are important.
Hourly waged based upon experience.  Position does include benefits.
This position is 30 hour per week and includes some circulation desk duties.
The hours are Tuesday through Friday 9:30 to 5 with flexibility to shift some hours to weekends or evenings for programs.
CLOSING DATE: January 21, 2020
Submit cover letter, resume, & 3 references to:
Holly Hall, Library Director
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River RD.
Jericho, VT, 05465