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Children's Librarian (Youth Services), Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, MA

Library Salary: $45,191.95/year

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Library Director, responsible for the operation of the Children's Room at the library. Evaluate the Library's program of services to children; make recommendations on program and service changes and improvements to the Director. Provide advice to children and parents; provide reference assistance to children, parents and teachers;instruct school age children in Library use; and visit school classes upon request. Plan and conduct programs for children including story hours, films, reading clubs,vacation programs, puppet shows,etc.; prepare programs for private schools and community groups; prepare special exhibits and compile book lists; and prepare internal and external publicity for programs. Select, order and review Children's Room collection of books, magazines and audiovisuals; determine status of retention of books, videos, audiocassettes and records. Supervise Children's Room circulation desk and provide assistance as needed; train new staff in various computer uses, network rules, and children's room procedures; and supervise Children's Department staff. Maintain picture and pamphlet files; submit monthly and annual reports to Director and Trustees on circulation statistics, reference, story hours, museum pass program, etc.; catalog all children's books, including initial book processing procedures; maintain files of missing books and claims; and oversee the general environment of the Children's Room, rearranging the room as necessary to maintain an orderly, smoothly functioning department. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director. Perform supplementary tasks as directed in adult department; may also cover adult circulation desk, perform budget and supply ordering; may act in place of the Library Director during short-term absence and when so delegated. Position requires some nights and occasional revolving weekends. (Saturdays). Attend professional meetings; and perform other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science Degree in Library Science or related field from an accredited college or university program. Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is strongly preferred. Duties require three years of professional library experience, including previous work with children. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director.

Please send cover letter and resume to City of Chelsea, Human Resources Department, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 or email jobs@chelseama.gov.

The City of Chelsea is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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