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Part-time Children's Librarian, Robbins Library (Arlington)

Are you passionate about providing library services to the community, especially Children’s Services? Do you want to join a positive team committed to the highest level of service? Have you always wanted to work in a beautiful, downright magical building? If so, you might be an excellent fit for our Part-time Children’s Librarian position. We’re seeking a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic individual to join our outstanding professionals in the Children’s Services Department.  

SCHEDULE: Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and approximately every third Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., September through June (if working Saturday, off on Friday).


Perform professional library work involving responsibility for the development and execution of library programs, book selection and services for children at the Robbins Library. Assist the Department head with all children’s services at the Robbins Library.


Under the general supervision of the Head of Children’s Services, where employee plans and arranges work within established parameters.


May direct, assist, check and review the work of assigned pages, volunteers and other related staff.


•    Provide reference and reader’s advisory service to children, their parents and teachers, and other adults working with children at the Robbins Library.  
•    Use the integrated library system (Sierra) to locate materials for patrons within the Minuteman Library Network.
•    Plan and execute programs for infants to sixth-graders, and occasionally for their teachers and parents.
•    Initiate requests for the purchase of library materials for children based on knowledge of community needs, review of professional journals and children’s literature and the library’s selection policy. As required, update collections, see that materials which are no longer needed or used are removed.
•    Make cataloging decisions before sending materials to Technical Services.
•    Assist the Head of Children’s Services with a wide variety of professional duties including liaison work with the public schools; preparation of the newsletter every other month; seasonal decoration of the children’s library; creation of informational signs, posters and displays; preparation of graded book lists and subject bibliographies for all ages of children.
•    Respond to library user’s requests, suggestions and complaints. Refer to Head of Children’s services as needed.
•    Maintain records of activities and prepare monthly reports for supervisor concerning programs and services.  
•    Keep abreast of developments in children’s programming; attend meetings of children’s librarians and professional organizations for sharing of information and cooperative programming.
•    Perform other related duties as required.


MLS Degree from an ALA accredited and recognized school with specific course work or concentration in children’s programming and literature, plus one or more years of directly related experience working with children OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$28.89 - $36.04 / hour

Closing Date

June 14, 2021

How to Apply

Please submit your application through the Town of Arlington's online application system. Thanks!


2021-05-28 |  Quick link to this job