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Youth Services Librarian, Cotuit Library (Barnstable)

The Cotuit Library, an independent, 501(C)(3) non-profit library, seeks a creative, flexible and tech savvy individual to serve as Youth Services Librarian. The ideal candidate will be prepared to create a robust array of virtual opportunities for patrons during this period of limited in-person service and determine how to incorporate and adapt such programming into ordinary service as the Library transitions to its post-pandemic operations model.

Statement of Duties:

Plans, organizes and implements in-Library and outreach programs for children ages birth to 17, including story hours, reading clubs, maker programs and intergenerational events. Develops these programs in collaboration with local schools and preschools, various community groups and other Library and local network staff. Recruits, trains, supervises and develops projects for Children’s Room volunteers. Maintains current knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, film and music, popular digital technologies, programming developments and related library services and resources. Seeks input from children/teens, parents and others who work with youth to ensure the Library’s offerings meet the needs of our community. Pursues grant funding opportunities in collaboration with the Library’s Marketing Coordinator to support programs. Uses social media, the Library’s website and print materials in collaboration with the Marketing Coordinator 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 children’s and young adult materials and programs.

Additionally, the Youth Services Librarian assists patrons of all ages with circulation services and in using Library resources as needed. Other related duties as assigned.

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Knowledge of children’s literature, information technology and principles/practices of library work. A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science is highly preferred, but a combination of relevant education and library experience serving children and young adults may be considered. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$19/hour, 20 hours per week; benefits package with subsidized health insurance through the Town of Barnstable

Closing Date

How to Apply

Appointment to this position is contingent on satisfactory results of a CORI and SORI background check. Please email resumes to Library Director Antonia Stephens at


2020-06-22 |  Quick link to this job