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Young Adult Services Librarian, Cormier Center, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Young Adult Services Librarian will be energetic and team-oriented with a strong public service
commitment.  The Young Adult Services Librarian will provide library services and programming for and with
young adults and those who work with young adults.  Constant contact and collaboration with young adults
(typically ages 12-18), including those with diverse backgrounds and abilities is required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the daily supervision of the Cormier Center for Young Adults, interacting with teens on a continual basis, creating an atmosphere which attracts young adult use and promoting young adult reading and library programming.
  • Supervises one part-time library assistant and all pages dedicated to the Cormier Center.
  • Selects all new print and non-print materials for the young adult collection, utilizing journals and other selection tools, using individual judgement to ensure a well-rounded, high caliber young adult collection.
  • Responsible for collection management, including regular weeding.
  • Ensures the library's collections include relevant print and digital resources aimed at the specific interests and needs of the teens in the community.
  • Curates content, including digital resources and special collections, for and with teen patrons, based on teen needs and interests.
  • Provides prompt, courteous and direct assistance to all patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local teens.
  • Leverages community experts, coaches and mentors for services and programs in order to meet teen need and interests.
  • Adopts a community engagement mindset and develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target youth in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests.
  • Reads and reviews young adult material selected to provide quality reader's advisory service to young adults, parents and educators, by assisting with book selection for recreational reading, school assignments and information needs.
  • Develops and supervises young adult programming, frequently collaborating with area individuals and organizations.
  • Develops outreach programs to schools and community organizations, promoting the use of library the collection, facility, and programming.
  • Develops both in-house promotional materials and media publicity to encourage use of the young adult collection, use of the Library facility, and attendance to young adult programs. Contributes to social media marketing for the Cormier Center and its activities.
  • Takes a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating the overall teen services program.
  • Attends and participates in professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
A Master's in Library and Information Science is required.


Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of young adults.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for and with young adults.
  • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and
  • database search capabilities.
  • Knowledge of best practices in teen services, including guidelines and standards
  • published by ALA, YALSA and other recognized organizations.
  • Knowledge of best practices in community assessment and engagement.
  • Knowledge of effective practices in evaluation and outcomes measurement.
  • Cultural competence skills.


Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing, including through email
  • Ability to identify and translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously.
  • Able to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Able to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media.
  • Must be able to speak distinctly to large groups.
  • Must be able to drive a car and hold a valid driver's license.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Bilingual abilities desirable.

To Apply:

Find the full job description here.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to whurley@leominster-ma.gov

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