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Teen Services Librarian, Reading Public Library (Reading)

Love where you work and what you do! Join the dynamic and supportive staff of The Reading Public Library as we are now hiring a full-time Teen Services Librarian. 

A career in teen librarianship offers a rewarding opportunity to create a welcoming space where teens can navigate life with the support of innovative, impactful programs and resources. As the Teen Services Librarian, you are part of a high-quality public service team assisting all patrons with a focus on teens in grades 6-12, their families, caregivers, and those who work with teens.

This position requires a balance of forward-looking ideas, compassionate community engagement, and positive team energy to create lasting bonds for teens within the library and throughout the community. A highlight reel of what this position entails includes:

Program Design and Delivery

- Conceptualizes culturally-competent, responsive programs and services to fulfill the needs and wants of teen community members

- Adopts a connected learning approach to presenting programs, classes, and events for and with teens so that they educate, inform and inspire

- Facilitate smooth transitions for “tweens” into teen services through proactive communication and collaboration with Children’s Department to ensure youth remain lifelong learners

Community Engagement & Partnerships

- Fosters supportive and collaborative partnerships within local schools, community groups, agencies and nonprofits.

- Identify service area gaps and implements creative and thoughtful outreach tactics to connect with teen library users and nonusers

Collection Development & Readers’ Advisory

- Utilize knowledge of emerging trends and community needs to advocate for and purchase materials by underrepresented communities, addressing the need for more representation of marginalized groups in library’s collection

- Provides a platform to guide youth to explore digital media and library resources


The Reading Public Library is a cornerstone of the community with popular collections, programs, and services. Our staff culture embraces dedication, equity, teamwork, and a sense of fun. If you are seeking a job that values curiosity and encourages creativity, we invite you to apply.

Position is full-time (37.5 hours/week) including one evening and a Saturday rotation.

Qualifications

- Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. Candidates for a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science program will be considered, and one to two years of professional library experience;

or   

- Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$53,918-$57,233

Closing Date

How to Apply

For a full job description or to apply visit the Town of Reading website (https://www.readingma.gov/administrative-services/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities)

Posted

2021-06-22 |  Quick link to this job