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Librarian I Youth Services, Somerville Public Library (Somerville)

We seek a highly creative, tech savvy, innovative, energetic, positive individual who wants to join a team committed to providing excellent library services to teens and children in Somerville.

Reports to the Deputy Director  

--Plans, implements, and evaluates in-person and virtual programs of interest to teens, tweens, and children

--Develops, selects, and maintains library collection of books, magazines, AV, and other materials for teens, tweens, and children as assigned 

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

--Provides reader’s advisory, technology, and homework assistance

--Promotes new and existing library collections, services, programs, and events to teens, tweens, and children through in-library displays and via print, web, and other social media

--Engages in outreach to teachers, librarians, and other staff within area schools and community agencies/organizations serving teens, tweens, and children and attends city-sponsored events of interest to children, tweens, teens, and families

--Attends continuing professional development activities, relevant to library services for teens, tweens, and children

--Staffs the Teen and Children’s desks on a regular schedule, and covers other public desks as assigned 

--Performs other duties as assigned


--MLS from an ALA accredited library school

--Must enjoy working with teens, tweens, and children 

--Demonstrated social media experience

--Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly

--Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across all departments 

--Ability to perform basic troubleshooting of library technology

--Must appreciate working with youth from diverse backgrounds

--Ability to speak two or more languages a plus

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$52,508.00  / year

Salary Notes

Full Time (40 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays)

Closing Date

This position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 x 2250 or


2021-07-22 |  Quick link to this job