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Teen & Emerging Technology Librarian, Kingston Public Library (Kingston)

This a great entry level opportunity to work with a great helpful staff and Director!

Professional, supervisory, administrative and direct service work in providing a comprehensive program of public library services with a focus on technology to teens in grades 6 through 12 and their families through collection development, programming, reference and readers advisory services,  and public relations for the Kingston Public Library; performs professional library functions of a responsible nature involving considerable judgment and initiative in designing programs, developing the teen collection, and in supervising teen activities; access to sensitive patron information; maintain a high degree of confidentiality and patron trust; all other related work as required.

Qualifications

Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school with a concentration in Young Adult Services; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with integrating technology into library services and using and teaching online reference resources essential.

Experience in professional library work, specifically relating to services to teens.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of professional library principals, methods, material and practices specifically relating to services to teens. Knowledge of the organization and management of library operations.  

Knowledge and skill in readers advisory services.

Knowledge of and sensitivity to the special needs of teenagers.  Thorough knowledge of  teen literature; basic knowledge of child development.  

Familiarity with SIRSI/Dynix ILS desirable.

Ability:  Ability to deal with public in a courteous and efficient manner with strong customer service skill. Ability to assess patron needs quickly and accurately. Ability to interact professionally with staff and the public, especially children and teenagers. Ability and interest in working with other staff on cooperative approaches to service.  Ability to relate well to the public and to organize programs. Ability to plan, coordinate and promote programs, activities and displays at the library. Ability to prioritize duties for personal and departmental workflow. Ability to evaluate information sources and teach information literacy. Ability to express self clearly both orally and in writing.    Ability to integrate emerging technologies into traditional young adult services. Ability to use computers and other electronic devices effectively. Ability to use social media effectively. Ability to manage a budget.

Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills.  Strong public relations skills.  Skill in conducting reference and readers advisory interviews.  Computer troubleshooting skills essential.  Demonstrated comfort with and curiosity about emerging technologies.  Web page development and WordPress skills essential.  

Special Requirements: Professional certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

$50,000.00  / year

Salary Notes

Target Salary between $43,006 and $50,405

Closing Date

How to Apply

Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants should complete the Town of Kingston employment application found on the Town website under Human Resources and submit their résumé. Please include a cover letter with salary expectations. Application materials can be emailed to personnel@kingstonmass.org, mailed to the Town of Kingston Town House Attn: Human Resources or hand delivered.  Annual salary range $43,911 - $74,435; this is a Grade S-3 position on the Town’s Wage and Personnel Bylaws, with 10 Steps within this range. Target salary for this entry level position is between $43,911 and $50,405. The Town of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis.

Posted

2021-08-25 |  Quick link to this job