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Head of Youth Services, Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham, MA

The Board of Library Trustees and the Town of Stoneham are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Head of Youth Services at the Stoneham Public Library. 


Statement of Duties:

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the performance of administrative and professional work associated with the planning, organizing and maintenance of the library's youth services including books and materials collection, the development and implementation of a wide variety of children's and young adult programs, including reference, circulation, reader's advisory, materials selection and programming from birth to teenage years. The employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.


Supervisory Responsibility:

The employee, as a regular and continuing part of the job, is responsible for the provision of direction and guidance to two (2) full-time employee, up to six (6) part-time employees and volunteers. Functions, programs, work processes and staff size supervised are subject to frequent change throughout the year that can usually be planned for in advance. Employees supervised work at the same location and the same work shift; occasionally may be dispersed to other locations. 



Master's Degree in Library Science required. The candidate must be a self-starter, coordinate all Children's programming, ordering print and non-print materials for the Junior Library, among other duties.


A successful candidate must have the ability to deal with the public in a businesslike manner and maintain the Library's high level of public service. Proficiency with computers and other technology is a must. 


Application Instructions:

The complete job description can be found on the website:


Interested qualified candidates should apply with the following application materials: 

  • Cover letter (indicating position applied for).
  • Resume.
  • Three professional references. 

Employment applications are required, a copy is available on the town's website. 


Application materials may also be sent by email to:

Or Stoneham Public Library 431 Main Street Stoneham, MA 02180 Attention: Nicole Langley, Library Director Open until filled, first review of applications will be September 30, 2019. 


The Town of Stoneham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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