Library Aide – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Would you enjoy working part-time hours in a friendly work environment with great colleagues?

Do you have excellent communication and public service skills?

Do you love a challenge and want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply for our part-time Library Aide in the Youth Services Department opening at the Keene Public Library!

This position is responsible for assisting Keene Public Youth Service Librarians (both children and teen) with the daily operations of the Youth Services Department! Duties include, but are not limited to, providing readers’ advisory and other services to children, young adults, teachers, parents and adult patrons as well as library staff in person, by phone, through email and uses a broad range of sources including the Internet, the library material collection, and automated library systems to locate requested information or materials.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or two-year technical certificate, and at least one year of customer service experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer experience, library experience or public contact experience and experience working with children or completed classes in children’s literature and child development is required. Knowledge and support of intellectual freedom and NH privacy laws and maintaining the confidentiality of customer information is required.

The Library Aide/Youth position offers a pay range of $18.85- $23.49 per hour and 12 hours per week. This position requires working evening and Saturday hours.

If you’re excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community, apply online today at https://keenenh.gov/jobs! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your completed application.

Job Description: Library Aide- Youth Services

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 9/29/22

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 youth collection, planning youth and family programming including an after-school enrichment program 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.

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

This is a newly made full-time position with a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid sick and vacation time and enrollment in the New Hampshire Retirement System benefit pension plan.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $20.62 with the possibility of a step increase following successful completion of a six-month probationary period. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description is available on request.

A resume and cover letter may be emailed to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received by October 20, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled.

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 – 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

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

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

Youth Services Librarian – Dorothy Alling Memorial Library (Williston, VT)

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is looking for a full-time Youth Services Librarian to join our dynamic team. If you enjoy working with youth and families in a busy library serving a growing community, consider working at DAML. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, developing, and providing library services for children and young adults, including programs and collection development. This person also collaborates with Outreach and Adult Programming staff to offer multi-age programs and services out in the community. Click here to learn more.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree, with an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or in active pursuit thereof, or an equivalent in education and experience, as well as two years’ experience in library services for youth.

To apply:

Email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Jane Kearns, director@damlvt.org. The position is open until filled.

Williston is a growing community with a population of nearly 10,000. The Town of Williston is an EOE.

View full position description at www.damlvt.org.

– Posted 8/11/21

Youth Services & Digital Outreach Librarian – Jaquith Public Library (Marshfield, VT)

Do you love to work with youth? Are you interested in building skills in the library field? This job could be for you!

The Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield, Vermont is seeking a dynamic, creative person to serve as our Youth Services & Digital Outreach Librarian, who will work in collaboration with the Library Director to provide excellent customer service and a welcoming community space.

The right candidate will have innovative programming ideas, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn new things. The position includes the following duties: developing, selecting, and maintaining library materials and collections for children and young adults; developing and implementing diverse and innovative programming (both on site and virtual); conducting  story time for baby/toddler and preschool children, performing general library responsibilities, and communicating our programs and services to the public. This position requires experience working with youth, computer skills, and experience with social media and websites.

This is a part time position for 17 hours per week, including Saturdays. Must be able to lift and carry books and equipment up to 40 pounds.

Applications will be accepted until August 10, 2021. Please email a letter of interest and a resume to Susan Green at: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

A full job description is available upon request.

– Posted 7/28/21