Friday, August 25, 2017

Youth Services Librarian - Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library

Youth Services Librarian - Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library. The Town of Dudley (Massachusetts) is accepting applications for the position of Youth Services Librarian. Position is full-time, 40 hours per week and includes some evening and rotating Saturday hours. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services to children, their caregivers, tweens and teens. Must be very comfortable working with patrons from newborn through 18. Must be a friendly and approachable team player with a solid commitment to public service. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
     Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Plans, organizes, and maintains the library’s children and young adult collections. Provides reader’s advisory service for youth and families. Assists youth in the use of library and its resources. Assists parents/caregivers in selection of appropriate youth material. Coordinates activities and programs with local schools and organizations. Checks materials in and out of the library, renews materials, places books on hold, notifies patrons the arrival of held books and collects overdue fines. Plans, organizes, and publicizes all youth programs including but not limited to story times, crafts, summer reading, special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach. Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services. Interprets policy and explains policy and procedure to the public. Manages youth services budget. Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services and prepares regular management reports for review by Director. Trains and supervises youth volunteers. Assists front desk circulation staff when necessary. Acts on behalf of Director in his/her absence. Other related duties as assigned.
     Education, Experience, Skills: Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on services to youth; Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program preferred. Three or more years of library experience to include supervisory experience, collection development, programming, circulation, reference and reader’s advisory services for youth. Experience working with youth from birth through age 18. Previous experience with Evergreen automated library system preferable. Must be fluent with use of Internet, social media, databases, downloadable e/audiobook services and Microsoft Office productivity software. Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required. Experience utilizing website content management software desirable.
    Submit cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references to: Dudley Personnel Board, 71 West Main Street, Dudley, MA 01571, or via email to by September 20, 2017.