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

Friendly, enthusiastic children's librarian wanted at the Reading Public Library! Come join the team and help serve our very active, family-oriented community in our well-used, bright, sunny new space. We're open Sundays, October thru May from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, and are looking for additional help.
More info below:
Children's Librarian/2 Sundays per month (with the possibility of additional substitute hours)
$26.79 - $29.00 per hour    
Expected Hiring Range - *Sunday hours to be paid at 1.5x hourly rate

Summary
Performs a variety of professional work related to the conception, planning, and implementation of library services and the direct delivery of services to the public. Provides children, families, and caregivers with early literacy, preschool, and grade school programs that inform and educate.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. Provides customer service to young patrons and their caregivers and assists patrons in finding age appropriate books and materials. Answers reference questions, including reader advisory questions.
  2. Maintains knowledge of children's literature, periodicals, a-v materials, websites, and electronic media.
  3. Performs basic circulation duties in the Children's Room including registering children for library cards and assisting patrons of all ages with check out and check in procedures.
  4. Plans storytimes or other programs and curates collections as assigned by Division Head.
 
Minimum Qualifications 
  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and  a Master's Degree in Library Science; and
  2. One to three years of professional library experience with an emphasis on children or youth services.
  3. Experience with Evergreen preferred.
  4. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis. 
 
How to Apply
Application deadline: September 10, 2018
Applicants should visit the Town of Reading Human Resources page at: https://www.readingma.gov/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities-0

Submit a completed "Employment Application for External Applicants," a resume, and a cover
letter via the "Click Here to Apply for Town Position" link.

Applications will also be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867.

A full Job Description is available upon request; Contact Judith Perkins, Human Resources Director.

The Town of Reading is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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