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Teen Librarian, Goodnow Library (Sudbury)

Full-time vacancy available at Goodnow Library in Sudbury for an extroverted (natural or adapted) and energetic Teen Librarian looking for a unique opportunity to gain experience at an active, innovative library. Unafraid to try new approaches, the Teen Librarian will translate the needs and interests of the community’s teens (typically ages 12-18) into relevant library services and programs including STEAM/Maker Space events. Opportunities to gain leadership and real-world library skills. Recent MLS graduates encouraged to apply. Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Teen Librarian will be responsible for the following:
•       Developing and maintaining strong relationships with other local agencies and organizations serving teens,
•       Handling the development and implementation of all programming and publicity, including STEM, for middle school and high school students.
•       Planning and running the twice-yearly high school “Teen Study Week” at the library, including the staffing of extended hours, and coordinating study     breaks and activities,
•        Responsibility for all aspects of collection development for teens, including: selection, analysis, reader’s advisory and weeding,
•        Collaborating with Children’s services staff to plan and implement complementary programs and services,
•        Coordinating the daily activities of volunteers assigned to teens,
•        Working regular shifts in the Reference and Children’s departments.


Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university; 2 years’ public library experience in teen services preferable:
•        Ability to develop tween/teen programs and services specifically designed to increase visibility and use of the library,
•        Willingness to assume a leadership role in department development and collaboration,
•        Knowledge of current trends in library services for teens and teen literature, media and technology,
•        Ability to work closely with the Children's department to recruit and supervise high school volunteers,
•        Strong commitment to utilizing emerging technologies to enhance teen services,
•        Knowledge of standard library procedures, and current information technology.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




DOQ $43-$45K, plus benefits

Closing Date

Applications received by August 19, 2019 will receive priority.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Esmé Green, Library Director
The Town of Sudbury is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


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