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Children's Librarian, Fitchburg Public Library (Fitchburg)

Under the direction of the Public Services Supervisor, the Children’s Librarian is responsible for planning, promoting, and implementing programs, including story times, tours and library instruction; position requires interaction with schools, daycares, homeschoolers and community groups. Additional duties include providing quality reference and homework assistance, handling collection development (material selection, collection maintenance and weeding), as well as reading and reviewing materials selected (and in the collection) to provide first rate advisory service to children and their parents/care-givers for their recreational, school work and information needs.

Qualifications

·       Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program including graduate credits in children’s services;

·       Minimum two (2) years’ experience in children’s services;

·       Collection Development and management experience; 

·       Public Relations and marketing experience;

·       Valid Driver’s License;

·       Must possess:

o   Knowledge of children’s literature;

o   Leadership ability and a high degree of motivation and initiative;

o   Excellent verbal/written communication skills;

o   Excellent planning and organizational skills;

o   Excellent customer service skills;

·       Excellent computer and technology skills including MS Office applications, social media and children’s databases.  Familiarity with Evergreen a plus;

·       Must possess ability to:

o   Foster community and staff collaboration;

o   Foster and exhibit innovation and work to develop forward-thinking ideas, programs and services for the library and community;

o   Interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons, co-workers, community members and City officials;

o   Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with superiors, other employees, peers and  general public;

o   Work independently and manage numerous, diverse tasks and competing priorities;

o   Develop and implement policies and programs; 

·       Demonstrate the required skills and the ability to perform all work assigned by successfully completing a six (6) month probationary period;

·       Must successfully complete pre-employment physical, drug screening and background check;

·       Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$48,308 - $62,088 annually

Closing Date

May 14, 2021

How to Apply

Applications are accepted online ONLY.    Please visit www.fitchburgma.gov to apply.
Required application documents include a cover letter, (Attn: Susan Davis, Director of Human Resources), resume and application. All documents must be received to be eligible for consideration.

Posted

2021-04-02 |  Quick link to this job