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Young Adult Librarian, Milton Public Library (Milton)

The Milton Public Library is a busy suburban library that serves as a gathering place for children, teens, and adults. Located within walking distance from the local middle and high school as well as a new Teen Center, the library has between twenty and forty teen visitors on a daily basis during the school year. 

We are looking for an independent, capable, and enthusiastic young adult librarian to serve as a key player in the daily functioning of the library. The Young Adult Librarian will be responsible for creative programming, collection development, and reference services, but will also maintain a positive relationship between the teen population and the library staff and patrons. 

This person will split public desk time between the Teen Room and the Adult Reference Desk. This person will be scheduled in the Teen Room primarily during after school hours.


Responsible for all aspects of library services to teens, including direct provision of service to library users, staff training in teen related services, program planning, collection development and management, and collaboration with other library departments to provide effective customer service.  Responsibilities also include working as part of the reference staff, providing direct service to users. Hours include nights and weekends.

Principal Duties

-Supervises large groups of middle school students (6th - 8th grade) on a daily basis 
-Formulates policies and procedures for teen services and oversees their execution, with the cooperation of Library Administration
-Develops and maintains circulating, reference and digital collections for teens
-Provides circulation, reference and reader’s advisory services to adults and teens
-Develops programs and services for teens that reflect the library’s goals and community interests
-Maintains and works with a student led teen advisory board
-Promotes library community relations to encourage broad awareness and use of teen services through public speaking to community and educational groups as well as school visits
-Represents the Library on Town committees and acts as a liaison to the Town Teen Center
-Provides assistance to staff working or interacting with teen users
-Maintains and reports teen program and circulation statistics, and other statistics as necessary
-Works with outside vendors to improve library services to teens
-Attends professional meetings and workshops and serves on professional committees
-Keeps well informed of trends in library services to teens
-Works at various public service desks at the library
-Supervises, interviews and maintains records of all teen volunteer and YA page positions
-Participates on Milton Public Library committees
-Collaborates with the Children’s Department to develop crossover programs and services

Supervision Received

Works under the general direction of the Library Director and Assistant Director, or independently when assigned.

Supervision Given

Supervises Library Pages and volunteers in the Young Adult Department, and oversees library staff working in teen services areas of the library.



One to two years of library experience in adult and teen services required, but three plus years preferred; competency with all aspects of library technology as it applies to public service.


-Thorough knowledge of all aspects of modern public library principles and practices in service to teens and adults, including reference, circulation and reader’s advisory
-Demonstrated commitment to innovative and customer responsive service
-Knowledge of teen reader interest levels, books, authors and reading genres
-Knowledge of teen user interest levels in non-book formats, including video and videogames
-Knowledge of teen user interest levels in library programming opportunities
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of library staff in a team environment
-Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school and community groups
-Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
-Ability to work independently with limited supervision and to exercise initiative and good judgment in the performance of duties
-Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
-Must possess a positive customer service attitude, professional demeanor, and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with the public

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry books and other library materials, push loaded book trucks, and operate a computer keyboard and barcode scanner.  Willingness and ability to work in a variety of locations at the Library. Work schedule includes nights and weekends.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




starts at $27.90

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

William Adamczyk, Library Director

Resumes received before February 4, 2020 will receive first consideration.


2020-01-21 |  Quick link to this job