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Young Adult Services Librarian, Leominster Public Library (Leominster)


The Young Adult Services Librarian will be energetic and team-oriented with a strong public service commitment.  The Young Adult Services Librarian will provide library services and programming for and with young adults and those who work with young adults.  Constant contact and collaboration with young adults (typically ages 12-18), including those with diverse backgrounds and abilities is required.


Directly reports to the Head of Adult Services. Young Adult Services Librarian assists in the hiring, evaluating, and supervising the part-time Cormier Center Assistant.  Complex and responsible duties require initiative and independent judgment to establish work plans and priorities, using and/or modifying established procedures to complete the work in accordance with established policies and standards.


·         Responsible for the daily supervision of the Cormier Center for Young Adults, interacting with teens on a continual basis, creating an atmosphere which attracts young adult use and promoting young adult reading and library programming.

·         Supervises one part-time library assistant and all pages dedicated to the Cormier Center.

·         Selects all new print and non-print materials for the young adult collection, utilizing journals and other selection tools, using individual judgement to ensure a well-rounded, high caliber collection aimed at the specific interests and needs of the teens in the community.

·         Responsible for collection management, including regular weeding.

·         Curates content, including digital resources and special collections, for and with teen patrons, based on teen needs and interests.

·         Provides prompt, courteous and direct assistance to all patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.

·         Plans, implements and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local teens.

·         Leverages community experts, coaches and mentors for services and programs in order to meet teen need and interests.

·         Adopts a community engagement and outreach mindset and develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target youth in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests.

·         Reads and reviews young adult material selected to provide quality reader’s advisory service to young adults, parents and educators, by assisting with book selection for recreational reading, school assignments and information needs. 

·         Develops both in-house promotional materials and media publicity to encourage use of the young adult collection, use of the Library facility, and attendance to young adult programs. Contributes to social media marketing for the Cormier Center and its activities.

·         Takes a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating the overall teen services program.

·         Attends and participates in professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.

·         Other duties as assigned. 


Education and Experience:

Core Competencies:

Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of young adults.
Knowledge of current trends in library services for and with young adults.
Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and database search capabilities.
Knowledge of best practices in teen services, including guidelines and standards published by ALA, YALSA and other recognized organizations.
Knowledge of best practices in community assessment and engagement.
Knowledge of effective practices in evaluation and outcomes measurement.
Cultural competence skills.


Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing, including through email.
Ability to identify and translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs.
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously.
Able to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
Able to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media.
Must be able to speak distinctly to large groups.
Must be able to drive a car and hold a valid driver’s license.

Bilingual abilities desirable.

Requires a criminal records (CORI) check and a drug test.


Work is subject to frequent interruptions.  Regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work.

The employee operates standard office and library equipment and systems. 

The employee has regular contact with the public in-person, online, and by telephone. Other contacts are with library staff, other City employees, state and regional library systems and networks, City and state officials, and representative of a wide-variety of organizations with which the library maintains partnerships. 

The employee has access to personnel records and confidential patron records.

Errors could result in delay or loss of service and financial loss.


The work is carried out in conditions which can be affected by factors such as temperature and noise.

The position requires standing for two to three hours at a given time, moderate to continuous viewing of a computer screen, and using hands and fingers in activities requiring fine coordination or dexterity. 

The position requires significant physical exertion characterized by activities such as repeated bending, reaching, climbing or walking and moderate lifting (up to 35 lbs.)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  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.


A Master’s in Library and Information Science and previous public library experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Starts at $44,442

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Wendy Hurley, Human Resources Director, via email:


2021-02-11 |  Quick link to this job