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Youth Services Librarian, Eldredge Public Library, Chatham, MA

Youth Services Librarian

Eldredge Public Library

Chatham, MA

 

The Eldredge Public Library is seeking applicants for the position of Youth Services Librarian. This is a full-time (37 hours per week) position with full benefits and a competitive salary. Some evening and Saturday hours are required with seasonal flexibility. 

Under the direction of the Assistant Director/Youth Services Department Head, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for:

  • providing exemplary customer service
  • assisting with collection development
  • providing readers advisory services
  • creating, coordinating and executing developmentally appropriate programming for newborns through 18 years old
  • providing support for parents and caregivers through resources and programming
  • collaborating with schools and community organizations
  • maintaining an inviting physical space that supports learning and recreational activities
  • creating a variety of communications to promote activities and resources
  • representing the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and teens and their adult caregivers

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, a minimum of three years library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of children's and young adult literature, a high level of skill in creating compelling programs for various age groups, and the ability to communicate with and inspire young readers
  • Understanding of children's and young adult developmental stages
  • Excellent customer service and oral/written communication skills
  • Comfortable with new technology as well as social media
  • Physical ability to meet the demands and uniqueness of a busy Youth Services Department
  • An inclusive and collaborative thinker
  • Passionate advocate for literacy of all kinds

Visit the library website at www.eldredgelibrary.org/employment for more detailed information. 

Applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume to Amy Andreasson, Director, Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633. 

The position will remain posted until filled. 

The Eldredge Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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