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Head, Young Adult Services, Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

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HEAD OF YOUNG ADULT SERVICES - SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

           

The Sunderland Public Library seeks a creative and enthusiastic Head of Young Adult Services to manage services for patrons ages 11-18. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for providing administrative, professional, and supervisory work in the area of Young Adult Services. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for collection development of young adult materials, young adult program planning, and assists in other library operations. Specific duties include:

  • Provides a vision for the Sunderland Public Library's young adult department and implements strategies to achieve that vision.
  • Selects and purchases all library materials for young adults.
  • Catalogs all incoming young adult materials.
  • Plans, schedules, and leads events for young adults.
  • Provides circulation, reference, and technology assistance for patrons of all ages.

 

This is a part-time (8 - 15 hours per week), non-benefited position. Starting salary is $15.50 per hour.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Experience working with young adults ages 11 - 18.
  • Experience providing customer service.
  • Enjoyment of working with diverse patrons of all ages.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Creativity.
  • Comfort using a variety of technologies including computers, printers, photocopiers, eReaders, and mobile devices.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and assess priorities in a busy setting.
  • Ability to maintain composure and treat patrons with kindness in a busy setting.
  • Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience working in libraries.
  • Experience using Evergreen ILS.

 

To apply for this position, please mail or email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:

Katherine Hand, Library Director

Sunderland Public Library

20 School Street

Sunderland, MA 01375

director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

 

Applications will be accepted until November 16, 2018. The Town of Sunderland is an EEO/AA employer.

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