Job is Expired Teen Services Librarian

Springfield City Library / Springfield

Job deadline Apply by March 21st, 2019   Job salary $52,540.80 per year   Job type of library Public

Job Description

The Springfield City Library  is searching for our next Teen Services Librarian.

Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts by watching this video, "City of Springfield: The Right Combination." We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

Our next Teen Services Librarian should be a future-ready go-getter, with a vision for how the Springfield City Library can have an impact on teen residents. The new Teen Services Librarian will be community-focused and community-savvy; highly knowledgeable of teen developmental needs and interests; and committed to lifelong learning and sharing of knowledge with others. The Teen Services Librarian will be a team player who recognizes the teen years as critical to people's success.

The Teen Services Librarian position is based at our Central Library and works with teen-serving staff throughout our library system. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

Responsible for developing and providing teen programs and services for the Central Library, including collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, outreach and similar duties pertaining to teen services, and assisting in developing and providing system-wide teen services, initiatives, and collections. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent judgment under the general direction of the Adult and Youth Information Services Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. Supervision may be exercised over other employees or volunteers, directly or indirectly.

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and the completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science and two years of specialized library experience related to services and collections for teens.

This full-time job (37.5 hours/week) requires a MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. The annual salary is $52,540.80 with a generous benefits package. The closing date is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET. Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

Description of Community

Please refer to the link below ("Information about Springfield) for more about our growing, diverse, lively city of 154,000 residents. Our library system has 8 branches and a Central Library. Join our award-winning team!

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Bachelor's degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - 1
Professional 2 -
Library 2 -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred
  • English is Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Specialized knowledge of reading interests and information needs of teens.
  • Ability to demonstrate vision, strategic thinking, collaboration and inclusive leadership skills, flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to embrace and drive change.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and writing skills.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies such as but not limited to 3D printing technology, coding, podcasting, and video editing.

Application Requirements

Please be sure to upload a compelling cover letter.

HR Contact Information

Jean Canosa Albano

Assistant Director for Public Services


Job posting on City's website:

Library's homepage:

Central Library information:

Information about Springfield:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Salary Wage Calculator $52,540.80 per year

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Date Posted

March 11th, 2019

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