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Youth Services Librarian, Whitinsville Social Library (Northbridge)

The Town of Northbridge is seeking candidates for a full-time (35 hours a week) Youth Services Librarian at Whitinsville Social Library.

Primary responsibilities:
•    Develop, promote, and moderate virtual and in-person programming and events for ages infants through high school. 
•    Collection development, maintenance and cataloging of children’s and young adult books, DVDs, kits and other materials.
•    Provide direct customer service and Readers Advisory to patrons of all ages with a focus on patrons under the age of 18 and their caregivers.
•    Maintain and adhere to all aspects of the youth services budget, spending, and deadlines.
•    Outreach to local preschools, public schools, businesses, and community organizations to promote the library through community engagement.
•    Demonstrate to patrons how to use self-service options including using their online library accounts and library apps, registering for events and museum passes, and downloading e-books and e-audiobooks.
•    Coordinator and supervisor for high school volunteers.
•    In absence of Library Director, will manage staff, volunteers, and patrons and assumes responsibility for the building and activities therein.
•    Remains current in resources, services, and technologies in the information field.

Flexible schedule year round is required, includes some nights and Saturdays.

The work is detailed and fast-paced, especially in the summer. Must be able to prioritize tasks and work independently. Must be able to work independently and with people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds from the community. Job involves sitting, standing, walking, and using stairs.

Starting salary is $50,790 and includes benefits. Benefits include healthcare, retirement, paid holidays, and sick and vacation time.


Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Graduation from college with a Master's degree from an accredited library school, or completion of coursework towards a Master's degree from an accredited library school.
•    1 year of strong customer experience.
•    Experience working with children and/or young adults.
•    Knowledge of children and young adult literature.
•    Outgoing, creative, and energetic.
•    Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
•    Experience with apps, downloadable media, and e-reader devices.
•    5 years of computer experience, Internet/browsers (especially Chrome) and printers.
•    Ability to use alpha-numeric organizational schemes like the Dewey Decimal System.
•    Experienced with arts & crafts, marketing, and social media management.
•    Personal transportation to professional development workshops, outreach events, and other required travel.
•    Public library patron with experience using an OPAC.
•    Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for up to 5 hours, repeatedly bend and stoop to reach shelves, and work under very noisy conditions for up to 1 hour. 

Preferred Qualifications 
•    1 or more years of professional library experience.
•    Previous experience using Evergreen ILS including cataloging and circulation functions.
•    Grant writing experience.
•    Experience with teen advisory boards.
•    Experience with book ordering on INGRAM.
•    Reads for enjoyment.

Full/Part Time

Full Time





Closing Date

Until Filled

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit completed Town of Northbridge employment application, cover letter, and resume to: 

Library Director, Rebecca Sasseville - 

Subject: Youth Services Librarian Application 

Town of Northbridge employment application can be downloaded at

First round interviews will be held virtually. If needed, the second interview will take place at the Library.

Review of resumes will commence immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is determined.

The Town of Northbridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


2021-01-13 |  Quick link to this job