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Teens' Librarian, Westwood Public Library (Westwood)

The Westwood Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and technically savvy professional to provide high-quality library services for teens and young adults, as well as the general public.  The Teens' Librarian position is full time, benefit eligible, and reports directly to the Head of Children’s Services.

Responsibilities Include the Following

Develops Reader’s Advisory for teens and young adults; prepares booklists and book displays.  Designs and implements Summer Reading program for teens and young adults.  Engages in advocacy, outreach and collection development consistent with provision of college preparatory skills and identification of 21st century skills for Westwood youth.  Effectively delivers instruction in computer, e-reader, tablet and smart phone use.  Serves as instructional resource for library research tools and the Public Access Catalog.  Provides basic troubleshooting for public computers.  Develops assigned collections; purchases, plans shelving, advertises via displays and lists both in print and electronically; weeds collections and may assist in cataloging library materials.  Assists teen and adult patrons in locating information and materials in the library, Minuteman Library Network, other libraries or online.  Manages the Young Adult budget and incorporates new genres as budget allows.  Seeks and applies for grant funding.  Organizes and promotes a variety of weekly and monthly teen programs and events.  Partners with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that focus on youth so as to plan and deliver programs and services that address teen needs and interests.  Works closely with school librarians and teachers to provide reserve and reference collections for school assignments.  Coordinates Teen Advisory Board; recruits members, manages outreach, publicity and programming activities. Oversees portions of the library’s website; maintains Westwood Public Library teen online presence and social media.  Evening and weekend work required.

This is a full-time, 35-hour-per-week position.  It offers an attractive benefit package with generous vacation allowance.

Qualifications

M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited institution and a minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in library operations. Proven track record working with teenagers, particularly in a library and/or school setting.  Thorough knowledge of library principles and procedures; solid understanding of technology and social media.  Excellent public relations and research skills.  Self-starter who requires minimal supervision; flexible and an enthusiastic team player.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$50,161 - $62,644

Closing Date

July 26, 2019

How to Apply

Apply to www.townhall.westwood.ma.us/hr.  Please include resume and cover letter.   Resumes will be reviewed as received.

Posted

2019-06-28 |  Quick link to this job