Youth Services Librarian – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

Do you enjoy working with children and parents?

Do you want to be an important part of a dynamic professional team in a beautiful, rural library?

Would you like to work in a community that embraces its library as a space for everyone?

If so, Hartland Public Library is the library for you!

The Hartland Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian to provide exceptional customer service in our library serving the Upper Valley community of Hartland, VT. We’re looking for a community- focused, creative professional who will work closely with the library team to help grow the youth services department. Come to Hartland and work with talented and enthusiastic colleagues; connect with and serve a supportive,  engaged community; see an established department through new and exciting changes and challenges; and enjoy each day spent in our beautiful farmhouse-style building, complete with front porch.

The Youth Services Librarian works with library patrons from birth through approximately age 15 and their family members or guardians, maintains a welcoming Picture Book room, Children’s Room, and YA space with activities and up-to-date resources, and organizes and coordinates a variety of programs and services to promote reading and enhance the lives of young library users. The Youth Services Librarian ensures that all children of Hartland are well-serviced by a vibrant library space and a wide range of resources, activities, and other offerings that respond to community needs and promote reading, literacy, research, curiosity, well-being, etc.

Qualifications

  •  Master’s degree in library and information from an American Library Association accredited program, or similar discipline strongly preferred OR Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship obtained either before or within two years of employment. Two years public library and/or Children’s experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of public library practices and procedures; children’s literature and children’s reading programs and activities; child development; library technologies and common software applications; working knowledge of the laws, regulations, and departmental policies pertaining to library services.

  • Ability to be creative and use imagination; read aloud; plan and direct craft and other activities; supervise assistants and volunteers.

  • Ability to establish good rapport with children and parents/guardians; pay attention to accuracy; work with frequent interruptions in a busy environment; maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other organizations, and the public.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; handle multiple tasks, determine priorities, and meet deadlines; maintain accurate and detailed records; recognize library priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.

  • Ability to work remote and off site when necessary.

  • Familiarity with library management systems, Koha and Aspen Discovery a plus.

  • Skills: Organizational/planning, writing, interpersonal/collaborative communication, leadership, resourcefulness, and discretion; computer skills that encompass effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, social media, internet browser, and library software.

See full position description at the library website https://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org/
under “Employment Opportunities”

Hourly Range: 26 hours part time to 30 hours full-time per week, depending on the needs of the applicant. Includes one Saturday a month. At 26 – 29 hours the employee qualifies for prorated sick leave, vacation leave, and VMERS state retirement plan.  At 30 hours the employee qualifies for full benefits including health insurance, dental, life insurance, personal leave, sick leave, vacation leave, and VMERS state retirement plan.

Hiring Range: $18.85 – $20.50 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to Nancy Tusinski, Library Director at director@hartlandlibraryvt.org no later than July 22, 2022.

Applications will also be accepted via walk-in at Hartland Public Library 153 US Route 5 Hartland, VT 05048 or mail at PO Box 137 Hartland, VT 05048. The Hartland Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

– Posted 6/21/22

Youth Services Librarian – Milton Public Library (Milton, VT)

Job Description
The Milton Public Library is looking for a creative and energetic individual to fill a 25 hour/week Youth Services Librarian position. This person will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing library services for children. Strong technology skills, plus an ability to plan, and supervise others is needed.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of recent professional library experience required as well as knowledge and familiarity with both early literacy skills and children’s literature. Excellent communication and public service skills required.

Pay rate $21.26/hour

How to apply
Email cover letter/resume to the Library Director at mdavis@miltonvt.gov<mailto:mdavis@miltonvt.gov>.

– Updated 6/21/22

Head of Youth Services – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library seeks an experienced professional with a passion for public libraries and the ability to engage and inspire children of all ages to serve as our Head of Youth Services. Starting salary depends on qualifications and experience.  We offer a highly competitive flexible benefits package that includes excellent health, dental, disability and life insurance options,  retirement, paid time off, and much more!

Reporting to the Library Director, the Head of Youth Services serves as a member of the library’s management team and is responsible for all facets of library services for children and teens, including administration, supervision of employees, programs and outreach, collection management, reader’s advisory, and reference. The successful candidate will have a track record of innovation as well as excellent supervisory and customer service skills. Must have advanced knowledge of youth library programs and operations, a positive attitude, and be a team player.

A complete job description that includes list of major duties and required qualifications is available here.

Apply: Applications must be submitted through the town’s online application system. No paper or e-mailed materials accepted. All job offers contingent on outcome of background check. A criminal conviction does not necessarily preclude employment. Each case is considered separately.

The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be inclusive and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

– Posted 6/14/22

Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Librarian – Jeudevine Memorial Library (Hardwick, VT)

Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Librarian – Jeudevine Memorial Library, Hardwick, VT

Youth Librarian/Assistant Librarian
$17.99 hourly, 20 hours per week, may include some evenings and Saturdays
Two weeks paid vacation, personal days, holidays that land on regular schedule, paid sick leave

The Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick is seeking a person who loves kids and libraries to become our next Youth Services/Assistant Librarian. The Youth Librarian provides reference to youth, parents, and caregivers, develops juvenile and teen library collections, supervises planning and programs for children and teens, provides readers advisory and acts as liaison with schools, daycares, homeschoolers and parents, offers youth based innovative technology initiatives, keeps current with new trends in library planning and services, and assists the Library Director in the day-to-day operations of the library.

Basic requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience working with youth of all ages
  • Experience working in libraries a plus or skillset transferable to a library setting
  • Working with the public
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Computer skills, social media skills
  • Experience with programming
  • Willingness to learn library skills

Visit the library website for a full job description: https://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/contact/youth-librarian-assistant-librarian-job-description-1/

Start date: July 1, 2022 or after. Open until filled.

To Apply: Email Lisa Sammet, Jeudevine Library Director at jeudevinelibrary@hardwickvt.gov. Use Youth Librarian Position in the subject line. Include: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three professional references.

– Posted 5/21/22

Youth Services Librarian – Platt Memorial Library (Shoreham, VT)

Platt Memorial Library seeks a dynamic and creative part-time Youth Services Librarian to work with the Library Director to offer weekly programming to children and families as well as special programs around the year. This position will also have responsibilities staffing our circulation desk, providing basic reference service to library patrons, supervising volunteers, and collection development of the various youth collections.

This position is 10 hours a week and requires 8 hours on Wednesdays and 2 hours a week that are flexibly scheduled. May occasionally include some additional weekend hours. A perfect add-on to a part-time librarian! Does this sound interesting to you? Send your resume and 3 current references to plattmemorial.library@gmail.com.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience required. MLS/MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public
  • Librarianship preferred. Experience in planning and leading youth programming and services is required. We value diverse life experiences; if your professional background does not precisely match our suggested experience, we’d still like to hear from you if you think your skillset will be a good fit for the library and position.
  • Salary range: $18-21 / hour, depending on experience and qualifications
  • Position begins when filled

– Posted 5/21/22

Tween/Teen Librarian – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Tween/Teen Librarian
$27.26 Hourly — Union: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
One weekend day per week and two evenings per week.
This posting is closing on  5/29/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

This is a great job for a creative, energetic, and innovative library professional who loves working with Tweens and Teens. This position is responsible for administrative work in planning and managing the activities of Tween & Teen services in the library and all other related work as required. The Tween/Teen Librarian works under the general direction of the Head of Youth Services. Functions require using considerable judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing services to youth and young adults between the ages of 10 to 18 both within the library and the community.

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity

The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.

Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

Youth Services Outreach Associate – St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (St. Johnsbury, VT)

FLSA Classification:  Non-exempt
Reports to:  Youth Services Librarian
Details: Twenty hours, non-supervisory position
Schedule is every Saturday, 9:15-3:15 PM with an additional fourteen hours to be determined.

 

Summary:

Under direction of the Youth Services Librarian the position focuses on the development and delivery of outreach activities that promote relationships between the Athenaeum and home school families, day care facilities, area schools, and other allied community organizations. Some activities will take place at the Athenaeum and others at remote locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop materials and present literacy-based activities at day care facilities, area schools, and allied community organizations
  • Record and report on outreach activities as needed
  • Maintain reading stations at community locations
  • Assist the Youth Services Librarian in with in-house programming
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with school and community organizations
  • Coordinate field trips to the library and schedule classroom visits
  • Perform collection management and circulation desk duties including patron interaction in person and by phone, and material cataloging, processing and shelving
  • Other related duties as required

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Openness, honesty and adaptability
  • Timeliness, and professional attire and presentation
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with children of various ages in various settings
  • Familiarity with the fast pace of public-service work
  • General knowledge of library practices
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively alone and in small groups
  • Fluent technology skills using Microsoft Office or comparable software
  • Social media skills, and an understanding of the pitfalls of all forms of social media

Required Education and Experience:

Applicants will have a minimum of two full years of documented library service, or day care providing, or teaching support or the equivalent experience as determined by the Youth Services Librarian. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation for outreach locations. The person offered this position will have to pass a criminal background check.

To Apply: Email Athenaeum Director Bob Joly bjoly@stjathenaeum.org. Use Outreach Associate in the subject line. Include: (1) a cover letter, (2) recent work history, and (3) three non-family references.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate against applicants in any protected category covered by local, state or federal laws. If you need an accommodation to apply contact Bob Joly.

– 5/12/22

Librarian 1 – Youth Services Manager – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

On behalf of the City of Burlington, the following job position with the Fletcher Free Library is now open:

Librarian 1 – Youth Services Manager
(Non-Union, $60,406.00 Annually, Occasional evenings and weekends)

This position performs professional librarian duties to assure the planning and direction of activities within the youth area such as: reference, outreach, collection development, programming, and other youth services. This position will use independent judgement in the general operations of the Youth Department, including but not limited to staffing, work-flows, work direction, and general strategic direction.

Closing
5/8/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

More details and application information can be found here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt 

Please contact our Human Resources Department with any questions over the phone 802-540-3057 or via email at careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

– Posted 4/27/22

Part-time Children’s Assistant Librarian – Norman Williams Public Library (Woodstock, VT)

The Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, VT is seeking someone to join the Youth Services team.  As a librarian in our Children’s Room, the ideal candidate will exhibit a collaborative and energetic spirit while maintaining a safe and inviting environment for youth from toddlers through late teens.  Excellent customer service skills and an eagerness to connect with community members through engaging programming and other library services are crucial to this position.  If you have genuine care for youth and have a passion for encouraging and inspiring readers, then we want to hear from you.

 This is a 20 hours per week position with some Saturday daytime hours.

To Apply:

Please send an email including cover letter, resume, and three references to AdrianTans, Youth Services Director –    adrian@normanwilliams.org

– Posted 8/17/21

Youth Services Librarian (Children and YA Specialist) – Ashburnham Stevens Memorial Library (Ashburnham, MA)

Position Title: Youth Services Librarian (Children and YA Specialist)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Library Director

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers prompt and courteous assistance to all patrons regarding the use of library resources, equipment, and services. Responsible for maintaining and promoting a welcoming and inclusive physical and virtual library environment.
  • Provides circulation services including card registrations, answering account questions, checking materials in and out. Assists with Interlibrary loan delivery processing, shelving materials, and responding to reference and information requests.
  • Provides leadership in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating youth services services programs including story times. Directs and coordinates the operations of the youth services library spaces. Coordinates part-time staff, work study staff, volunteers, and interns assigned to youth services.
  • Conducts regular community needs assessment to identify community teen and youth needs and to develop strategic directions for youth services and programming.
  • Fosters community engagement. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with schools, community groups, and other community partners in order to develop and deliver programs and services that meet local teen and youth needs and interests. Conducts outreach at community events and schools. Meets with a Teen Advisory Board in order to coordinate programs and activities and to inform collection development.
  • Curates and develops library collections to include relevant print and digital resources that support the interests and needs of the teens and youths. Purchases teen, youth, and parenting materials for library acquisition. Manages a budget for materials and programming in collaboration with the Library Director. Evaluates and weeds the library collection. Creates and maintains book displays related to library services and  library programming.
  • Identifies and applies for grant opportunities that support and develop library youth services. Attends and participates in professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees.
  • Provides reference service to teens, youths, and families. Provides reader’s advisory service. Fulfills book bundle requests for children, teens, and adults. Instructs teens and caregivers in information gathering and research skills in order to promote digital and information literacy skills.
  • Coordinates youth services content on the library website. Maintains an active online presence through the library website and social media. Contributes to the library’s social media accounts. Creates a virtual monthly newsletter to be distributed to local schools.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Two years experience working with children, teenagers, and families in a library setting.

Preferred Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with a concentration in Children’s Services or equivalent degree.
  • Experience working in a public library or other learning environment with children, teenagers, and families.
  • Experience with collection development.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS or similar ILS.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and establish priorities, and exercise initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Knowledge of child development and its relationship to library services.
  • Knowledge of best practices in youth services, including guidelines and standards published by ALA, YALSA and other recognized organizations.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Compensation:

Hourly rate: $20.11-$27.41 Yearly rate: $36,600-$49,886
Paid work week 35 hours including one evening a week and one Saturday a month.
Starting vacation commensurate with experience.

Closing date:

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial screening will begin August 30, 2021.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and names of three references to: jmynes@ashburnham-ma.gov. Please direct questions to the same email.

– Posted 8/11/21