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Children's Librarian, Rockport Public Library, Rockport, MA

Children's Librarian

30 hours/week to start including evenings and one weekend day

$22.34 per hour union position with benefits

Job Availability: October 30th 2017


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to Library Director on department administration, operations, and programs
  • Coordinates acquisitions, technical services, circulation, collection maintenance, and reference functions as well as program planning and implementation
  • Provides a full range of library services to children and young adults
  • Maintains records and statistics
  • Stays abreast of new procedures in library services
  • Oversees the upkeep and maintenance of the children's and young adult areas
  • Supervises development and maintenance of children's and young adult collections
  • Monitors funds budgeted for department acquisitions
  • Classifies new materials
  • Uses all modules of library's automated system to catalog and process library materials
  • Supervises volunteers, pages, and other library staff workers in the junior and young adult depart­ments
  • Prepares, coordinates, presents, promotes, publicizes, and supervises all children's and/or young adult programming
  • Applies for programming grants
  • Works with school personnel on resources and activities for the Summer Reading Program
  • Coordinates and schedules monthly exhibits in the library's two display cases


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or M.Ed. degree with two years' experience
    in public library service, or Bachelor's degree in related field with two years' experience
    in children's or young adult service with relevant course work in Reading Development, Reading Arts, Children's and/or Adolescent Literature, Adolescent Psychology or Early Childhood Education.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer with emphasis on use of library network, electronic resources, the Internet, and software such as word processing
  • Experience with library procedures, facilities, and routines, as they apply to children and/or young adults
  • Interest in promoting services to young people with literacy challenges
  • Knowledge of children's and/or young adult materials
  • Strong service orientation reflecting courtesy, tact, discretion and judgment in direct interaction with  children, teens, and adults
  • Multi-tasking skills with good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Dependability and ability to work in a team environment or independently
  • Must successfully pass required CORI/SORI checks

Send letter and resume and three references to: Cindy Grove, Library Director

Rockport Public Library                                                               

17 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966


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