Friday, March 03, 2017

Youth Services Librarian(s) - Providence Community Library

Youth Services Librarian(s) - Want to help strengthen neighborhoods and build community? Want to live in a diverse, accepting, historic, creative and vibrant city, near beaches and sandwiched between Boston and New York City? Providence Community Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian to work in a busy, neighborhood library. The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service, especially emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and teens; Planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from infants to teens; Providing reader’s advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers; Promoting the development of pre-literacy and literacy skills in children and teens; Assisting patrons, particularly children and teens, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects; Acting as liaison with other agencies in the community, which serve children and teens, to promote the library; Creating a welcoming environment in the Youth Services area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources. Providence Community Library is preparing to start a strategic planning initiative in 2017 that seeks to strengthen services to meet the needs of its diverse and dense urban neighborhoods. Energetic, service-oriented librarians are encouraged to apply. Annual salary: $38,727 L-I/$45,533 L-II. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school. Minimum three years professional experience as a Children’s Librarian for the L-II position. Bi-lingual a plus. Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: Maria Melvin, HR Manager,, (401) 467-2700 x.1606. AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.