The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services for children, their caregivers, tweens and teens. Must be very comfortable with all ages – from newborn through 18. Must be friendly and approachable with a solid commitment to patron services and meeting the needs of the community. Must adopt a teamwork mindset as we will be working as a team.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
No health or retirement benefits. Paid holidays. Accrued vacation time.
Additional Info & Requirements
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Plans, organizes, and publicizes children and young adult programs, including but not limited to story times, reading challenges, Summer Reading Programs, special events, school and community outreach. (Keep in mind that most programs are now virtual.)
· Plans, organizes, and maintains the library’s children and YA collections with guidance from the director. Knowledge of DDC classification a plus.
· Must be technologically savvy/comfortable with a knowledge of social media, especially FB, Zoom, & Microsoft Teams. If not familiar with any of these, must be receptive to learning new things. Familiarity with Canva & Beanstack is a plus!
· Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services, primarily the Summer Reading Program whose stats are part of the Annual Survey which is compiled by the director. (OLIS will assist.) Monthly stats also needed for the monthly Trustees meeting.
· Attends professional meetings, conferences, and training/continuing education as it applies to this position. (Keep in mind that most meetings, etc. are now virtual.)
· Assists youth and families in the use of library and its resources. Assists parents and other adults in selection of appropriate children and young adult material.
· Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services. Interprets policy and explains procedure to the public.
Education and Experience
· Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program required or near completion of said master’s degree.
· Experience working with children and teens highly preferred.
Small rural community of 2000 within the town of Burrillville. Privately owned by the Ladies' Pascoag Library Association since 1871. https://www.pascoaglibrary.org/
Gretchen Hanley, Library Director. Call library @ 401-568-6226 or my cell @401-369-4571. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org