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Youth Services Librarian, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA



Mansfield Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic team player for the position of Youth Services Librarian. We are seeking an innovative, community-focused, enthusiastic professional for our very busy Children's department. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for providing excellent library service to children of all ages and their caregivers.


  • Responsible for developing, implementing, marketing and evaluating programs and services for children from birth to age 13
  • Selects materials  for the Youth Room using appropriate review sources, classifies materials for the collection, and is responsible for the maintenance of the collection
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory for children (birth to age 13), caregivers and teachers
  • Provides support for parents and caregivers through resources and programming
  • Provides excellent professional services by assisting patrons with information retrieval, location of materials, use of computers and databases
  • Responsible for maintaining a welcoming and inviting physical and virtual library environment for children that supports learning and recreational activities
  • Assists in maintaining an active online presence through our website and social media
  • Creates a variety of communications to promote activities and resources
  • Collaborates with schools, home schoolers and other community groups·
  • Represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and their adult caregivers
  • Provides monthly and annual statistics on use of resources, programs and reference questions to Director
  • Performs daily activities and operations of the library including circulation and basic troubleshooting for the public library computers
  • Supervises one part time library technician and one part time children's librarian
  • Under the general supervision of the Library Director, participates in professional and supervisory duties
  • Other duties as required



  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, a minimum of three years library experience
  • Thorough knowledge of children's literature
  • High skill level in creating, developing, executing and evaluating compelling programs for children
  • The ability to communicate with and inspire young readers
  • An understanding of children's developmental stages
  • Experience with new technology as well as social media
  • Marketing skills and grant writing skills highly desirable
  • Excellent customer service and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and focus in a busy environment
  • Ability to work effectively with the public, volunteers and other staff
  • Supervisory skills requiring adherence to professional standards
  • Physical ability to meet the demands and uniqueness of a busy Youth Services Department
  • An inclusive and collaborative thinker and team player
  • Passionate advocate for literacy of all kinds


Position requires one night per week, one Saturday per month, one 5th Saturday per year plus occasional flexibility. It is a benefited position. Salary is in 10 steps from $24.79 to $38.43 per hour.


Closing date is November 16, 2018



Please forward a cover letter, resume, and MLS transcript to: 

Catherine Coyne, Library Director

Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope St.

Mansfield, MA 02048


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