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Youth Services Specialist, Chicopee Public Library, Chicopee, MA

SUMMARY:  The City of Chicopee is seeking a Youth Services Specialist at the Chicopee Public Library. This is an opportunity to contribute to the public and be a part of a positive team, dedicated to helping others.

The Youth Services Specialist is responsible for performing a variety of procedures with a high degree of public contact, providing library public services, programming, outreach, and collection development for youth through age 18. Specific duties may vary due to grade and/or location.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides public services and reference assistance to children and young adults
  • Develops and conducts youth programming (story time, the scheduling of performers, crafts, club interests)
  • Provides information, literacy instruction and assists with homework help
  • Provides outreach, including attendance at school open houses and community events to promote library services
  • Promotes library services by participating with school and community group tours.
  • Coordinates circulation activities for youth services and maintains consistency with policies and procedures.
  • Participates in collection development for youth collections, grant seeking and implementation and the design of web pages and performs linking and all other tasks required to create, develop and expand web pages and services to youth
  • Performs other related work as required


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public
  • Comprehensive computer skills including all office programs, software applications supportive of library presentations and applications, and designing of web pages and presentations
  • A Master's Degree in Library Science with 2 years demonstrated youth services experience in a public library


In lieu of a Master's Degree the following will be considered:
-  Bachelor's Degree with 5 years demonstrated youth services experience in a public library
-  Associate's Degree with 10 years demonstrated youth services experience in a public library

  • Prior Library experience preferred.
  • Strong background in youth programming required
  • Experience using C/WMARS circulation system, preferred.


COMPENSATION:
The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employee status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Pension Plan, and more.

The starting pay for this position is Grade C, Step 1, $20.21 per hour.

HOW TO APPLY
If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience and career goals, apply today by either sending your resume to resume@chicopeema.gov, applying in person at Chicopee City Hall, Department of HR, or go to www.chicopeema.gov/jobs.aspx .

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