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Young Adult Librarian, Belmont Public Library (Belmont)

The Belmont Public Library seeks a creative and tech savvy individual to serve as Young Adult/Teen Librarian. The ideal candidate will understand the daily rigors faced by our community’s teen population, and will be ready to provide them with appropriate services and resources to enhance their education and reduce their stress levels, specifically by providing excellent YA readers’ advisory and coordinating fun and engaging programs. Applications will be reviewed as received with the anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.


Plans, organizes and implements programs for middle and high school students. Develops these programs in collaboration with Belmont Public Schools, community groups, and other library staff. Recruits, trains, supervises and develops projects for young adult volunteers. Maintains current knowledge of young adult literature and related library services and resources. Seeks input from teens, parents, and others who work with teens to ensure the Library’s young adult program offerings meet the needs of our community. Uses social media, the Library’s website and print materials to publicize programs and expand the Library’s audience. Provides instruction on information literacy and the use of Library resources and new technologies. Selects materials for acquisition and weeding. Manages a budget for young adult materials and programs. 

Additionally, as a member of the Reference Department, the Young Adult Librarian also assists patrons of all ages in using library resources and services. Other related duties as assigned.

For full job description and town of Belmont application please visit our human resources site here ------> https://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources/pages/job-openings

Qualifications

Requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year public library experience in young adult programs or reference and working knowledge of library work principles and practices, young adult programs and literature, and library resources and information, or any combination of
education and experience.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$29.95 - 35 Hours Per Week

Closing Date

June 12th, 2020 - Applications to be reviewed and considered as they arrive.

How to Apply

This position is part of the Belmont Librarian’s Association Union. Appointment to this position is contingent on satisfactory results of a pre-employment physical exam, drug screening and CORI background check. The starting hourly pay rate is $29.950 and includes a full benefit package with four weeks of vacation.

Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of June 12, 2020. EOE.

Posted

2020-05-15 |  Quick link to this job