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Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

October 27, 2017 

The Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative Youth Librarian to provide exceptional services for children and teens. Duties include programming, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, and outreach. We are looking for someone who can act independently, focus on customer needs, and provide excellent customer service and programming.

Duties:

Directs and performs children's and young adult library services, programs, collection development and public relations, including publicity, displays, calendar of activities and services; promotes children's and young adult library services through outreach programs to schools, daycares and other community groups.

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates:

  1. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of library service functions in a public library setting;
  2. Working knowledge of children's literature and children's programming;
  3. Working knowledge of computer networks, software and hardware, and databases used in public library operations;
  4. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  5. Ability to deal effectively with Town staff, youth and the public;
  6. Ability to train staff and public in the use of library computers;
  7. Ability to develop innovative and interesting youth programs;
  8. Ability to handle multiple projects and details;
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Qualifications: MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children's programming. A bachelor's in Child Development, Education or related field from an accredited college or university may be considered; experience working in a library and working knowledge of library practices and procedures.

Must be able to work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry heavy armloads of books, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool.

 

Full time position with benefits. Some evenings and 2 Saturdays per month required.

Salary negotiable.

 

Kingston is a historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with a population of approximately 7,500. 

 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

director@kingston-library.org

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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