Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Part Time Young Adult Librarian

The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic individual who is tech savvy and excels at outreach and programming for young teens. This individual will have primary responsibility for the development and delivery of Young Adult Services (grades 6-12) including collection development, programming, marketing of services to the public, readers’ advisory, providing homework help and afterschool activities, outreach to students via the local school district and youth organizations, and policy development. School visits, providing assistance with public computers and public access catalog, and overseeing the summer reading program are also required. Additional responsibilities include assistance in the Circulation Department and Adult Information Services as needed. The Young Adult Librarian works cooperatively with the full time Children’s Librarian in support of all Children’s Services. This position requires participation once a month in the Saturday rotation at the Adult Services Desk. This is a part time position of 20 hours. Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, preferably with a concentration in young adult services is preferred. Minimum of one year professional experience in children’s/teen services preferred. MLS students who have completed a minimum of four courses including reference and young adult literature are encouraged to apply. This person will have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills as well as understanding of room/behavior management and the ability to relate to teens and children as well as adults. . Experience with Microsoft software suite, Word Press and basic Html code preferred. Knowledge of electronic and digital resources and experience with integrated library systems, III’s Sierra preferred. Ability to work in a dynamic team environment, to adapt to changing needs and resources, manage multiple responsibilities and assist with projects as needed. This position requires day, evening and participation in a weekend rotation. The pay rate is  $20.50 an hour. Partial benefits. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Mary Fiorelli, Director at by Friday August 12, 2016 EOE.