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Title: Youth Services Librarian
Location: Pollard Memorial Library (Lowell, MA)
Start date: As soon as possible
End date: December 1, 2023
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am-1pm
Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-5pm
Pay Rate: $26.50 - $28.50 per hour, based on experience.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities include the following:
· Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Youth Services, provides information services in the Youth Services department
· Assists patrons in all aspects of youth reference and reader’s advisory services
· Maintains and promotes youth services by participating in collection development, including weeding and facilitating access to materials
· Participates in cooperative meetings concerned with youth services
· Performs other related and comparable duties related to youth services
· Takes responsibility for youth service questions, follow up, and other patron desired services
· Other duties as assigned.
Reports To: Director; Assistant Director; Coordinator of Youth Services
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school required; ability to work with a diverse urban population an asset; experience with an automated library system (Symphony/WorkFlows) and electronic services preferred.
Applicants with skills in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer and other languages present in Lowell encouraged to apply. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, step up into vehicle; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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