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Children's & Youth Services Supervisor, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA

Summary: The Berkshire Athenaeum seeks an innovative Youth Services Supervisor committed to nourishing community relationships, implementing change responsive to evolving patron needs, and leading staff with a compassionate can-do attitude. This librarian is key in serving Pittsfield's youth by connecting the Library with teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators and by continuing impactful partnerships such as Pittsfield Promise, Enhancing Families Through Literature, WeeRead, Third Thursday, Curiosity Day, and Pajama Night, which are crucial to planting the seeds for lifelong learning. Materials and program budgets of approximately $25,000 help support this librarian in creating the place where young people want to be.  As the departmental leader, this librarian exercises independent judgment to guide interpretation of library policy and train staff in library procedures and research techniques. An awareness of trends, an embrace of technology, and an ability to engage young audiences are essential to this librarian's success. 

Qualifications: Masters degree in library science; dynamic and self motivated; experience in children's library services; demonstrated knowledge of children's and young adult literature; demonstrated youth programming skills; demonstrated planning and budgetary skills; experience with library and office applications; and superior interpersonal and communication skills. Light physical effort is required in performing the duties of this position under typical library conditions including moving light loads of up to twenty pounds from the floor to positions overhead.
This is a full-time, 35 hours/week position.
Apply by November 20, 2017 by following this link.

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