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Staff Librarian, Teen Services, G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury, MA

VACANCY : Staff Librarian for Teen Services

G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury

Job Description: The Teen Services Staff Librarian is responsible for planning, developing, promoting, and providing services to Teens (ages 12-18).

The G.A.R. Memorial Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Staff Librarian for Teen Services. In addition to circulation, reference, and reader's advisory, other duties may include:

  • Creating an environment that attracts and invites Teens to use the space
  • Managing Teen collections: selecting, purchasing, weeding, different media and formats
  • Overseeing and facilitating the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
  • Applying technologies to library programs (Examples: 3D pens, Chatzy)
  • Overseeing a pilot program training students to be pages
  • Working closely with Children's Librarian on collaborative programs and services for Tweens (ages 10-12)
  • Assisting with Library publicity (Example: Twitter)
  • Managing DVD collections
  • Performing any other tasks as requested

Schedule: 28 hours per week - afternoons, evenings, some Saturdays. Other hours as needed to fill in for vacations, etc.

Qualifications: College graduate. Experience working with Teens, accuracy, organization, sense of humor, ability to think outside the box, good team member, and service-orientation; computer literacy and knowledge of SirsiDynix ILS; dependability and flexibility with regard to hours. Must be able to kneel, bend, use step stools and carry heavy loads.

Salary: $19.00 to 20.40 per hour. Benefits (health insurance, vacation, retirement) (A/A EOE)

To apply: Priority consideration for applications received by 10/10/17, open until filled. Email resume and a compelling cover letter when you apply to:

Susan C. Babb, Director

G.A.R. Memorial Library

490 Main Street

West Newbury, MA 01985

Fax: 978-363-1105

Email: sbabb@westnewburylibrary.org 

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