Youth Services Librarian

Whatcom County Library System

Rural library district

Application Deadline

Apply By Jul 26th, 2021


$4,587.00 per Month   Calculate


Bellingham, WA





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

The Whatcom County Library System seeks an energetic, innovative and dynamic Youth Services Librarian to deliver specialized, professional library service to children and/or teens, and their families, in libraries, in schools, and wherever young people are to promote reading, curiosity, information literacy, and library use. We are looking for a self-motivated, problem solving, creative individual who can facilitate a team, establish community relationships, organize and develop planning, and connect with youth and their families. Requires Master’s Degree and three years of relevant experience; Master in Library Science and Librarian certification preferred. Experience working with youth is required; Spanish language fluency a plus. Full-time position. Beginning compensation of $4,587 per month, plus excellent benefits. Apply by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 26. Learn more about this exciting opportunity and get details on how to apply by visiting the WCLS website:  

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Social Security, retirement, long-term disability insurance, medical, dental, and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees. Additional $0.30 per hour Bilingual Pay premium available for employees who pass a language assessment in ASL, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, or Ukrainian.

The Community

Currently located at the Lynden Library in Whatcom County, Washington, with the potential for reassignment to another WCLS location to balance Youth Services across the library system. Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone.  With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.  Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County is the perfect mix of friendly rural communities with the amenities and attractions of large cities nearby.


External Job Ad

HR Info

Thom Barthelmess, Youth Services Manager

Whatcom County Library System

5205 Northwest Drive

Bellingham, WA  98226

Phone: (360) 305-3605                                                    


Posted Jul 12, 2021