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Children's Librarian II, Boston Public Library - Mattapan Branch (Boston)

Position Overview:

Under supervision and within the framework of the Library’s policies and practices, to assume responsibility for the effective execution of the Library’s programs of service to a diverse population characteristic to an urban setting with emphasis on children, and to perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.

Reports to:    Branch Librarian or ranking staff member.

Supervises:   As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university. A master’s degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children’s literature and children’s work taken for credit from an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Two years of pertinent professional library experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices and procedures; extensive knowledge of children’s literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children’s literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; demonstrated interest in children and in library work with children; demonstrated ability and willingness to develop strong, interactive community relationships; demonstrated ability and willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact and courtesy.  Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

Additional Requirements:

Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$52,091 - $70, 267 in 7 steps [Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-2]

Closing Date

How to Apply

Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

Apply through the City of Boston site at:


2018-12-16 |  Quick link to this job