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Assistant Children's Librarian, Hudson Public Library (Hudson)

The Hudson Public Library in Hudson, Massachusetts is seeking an innovative and energetic full-time Assistant Children’s Librarian to join our thriving Library and community of Hudson. This position is instrumental in working with the Children’s Librarian and Library Director to develop and implement programming, lead story times, catalog the children’s collection, and run the circulation functions in the children’s area. The Assistant Children's Librarian assists in training and overseeing circulation staff and volunteers in the children’s room.  The position is supervised by the Children’s Librarian and reports to the Children’s Librarian and the Library Director.

The Assistant position requires effective communication skills, ability to follow and give written and oral instructions, ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them to staff and patrons.  The position also requires attention to detail, creativity, enthusiasm for customer service, sound decision making, ability to supervise staff, ability to multitask, experience working with children, children’s literature, current library technology and a willingness to embrace new technologies.  

Must possess the ability to maintain patron confidentiality, push book carts and bins loaded with library materials, reach and retrieve books at high and low shelf heights, stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time, perform bending, lifting, pushing, and twisting, perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time, and to move or lift up to 50 lbs.

The essential functions or duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The work schedule for this position is 37.5 hours per week, including one evening per week and one Saturday per month.  The Assistant Children’s Librarian is a grade level 7 union position on the Town’s pay scale with a salary range of $28,776- $37,865 in eight steps; full benefits package; must pass CORI check. The Hudson Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


BA/BS and one to three years of related experience preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Library experience and/or experience working with children and children’s books preferred.  Library students strongly encouraged to apply.  Experience with MS Office Suite required. Experience with Evergreen ILS a plus. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$28,776- $37,865 in 8 Steps

Closing Date

September 20, 2019

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Deborah Kane, Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA  01749;


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