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Young Adult Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA

The Ventress Memorial Library is looking for an independent, capable, and enthusiastic Young Adult Librarian to serve as a key player in the daily functioning of the library. The Young Adult Librarian will be responsible for creative programming for teens and tweens, young adult collection development, and assisting with reference and children's services. 

 

In addition to their role in young adult services, the Young Adult Librarian will also be the point person for Technology and Makerspace support. The Young Adult Librarian will train and supervise staff to assist patrons in the Makerspace (a new space located right next to our new teen space) while also maintaining the Makerspace area and equipment. While this position does not require candidates to be a technology expert, they do need to be invested in the learning process. 

 

This position will split public desk time between the Teen Area (20 hrs) and Adult Reference Desk (17.5 hrs). This position will be scheduled to accommodate teen programming primarily during after school hours and evenings, leading our Teen Advisory Group (TAG), Dungeons and Dragons sessions, MakerLabs, bullet journaling club, and other activities driven by the interests of our enthusiastic TAG group. At times, the Young Adult Librarian may be required to assist or lead children's programs under the direction of the Youth Services Librarian. 

 

This position reports to both the Youth Services Librarian and the Assistant Director. The ideal candidate should be invested and engaged in the possibility of building the youth services department as a whole, as well as in collaborating heavily with community and school partners. 

 

Education and Experience: 

A Master's degree in Library and Information Science is required for this position, as is 1-2 years of library experience. Previous work with teens is also a must for this position. 

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and customer responsive service.
  • Knowledge of trends in young adult literature, including genres, authors, and popular series. 
  • Knowledge of trends and teen interest levels in non-book formats, including movies, music, and video games. 
  • Knowledge and experience in teen programming and services. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of library staff in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school and community partners.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and to exercise initiative and good judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must possess a positive customer service attitude, professional demeanor, and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with the public.

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry books and other library materials, push loaded book trucks, and operate a computer keyboard and barcode scanner.  Willingness and ability to work in a variety of locations at the Library. Work schedule includes nights and alternating Friday/Saturdays. 

 

Starting Salary: 

$49,655 & benefits

 

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Cyndee Marcoux, Library Director, via email: cmarcoux@ocln.org 

Position is open until filled.

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