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Teen Experience Support Specialist, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

HOURS: 20 hours per week, one evening per week and alternate Friday/Saturday

Position Purpose:
The Framingham Public Library, a recognized leader in collaborative programming, located 20
miles west of Boston with a 53,000 sq. ft. Downtown Main Library, a 17,000 sq. ft. branch
library, and a Bookmobile, seeks a dynamic and energetic Teen Experience Support Specialist
with the creativity, flexibility, and enthusiasm to join our team in delivering exceptional library
services focused on access and equity.

Under the direction of the Head of Teen Experience supports the development and
implementation of library services to teens, including collections, programming, and outreach.
Works as part of the Patron Experience team to support library circulation, including working on
all service desks: Main Circulation, Children’s, and Bookmobile. Promotes and provides exemplary
customer service to a vibrant, multi-cultural population in the city of Framingham, the premier
resource for free inquiry, creative enrichment, and lifelong learning. Exemplifies innovation,
flexibility, collegiality, and enthusiasm for all aspects of library customer service.
▪ May perform duties at the Main Library, Branch Library, and Bookmobile as necessary.
▪ Nights and weekend hours may be required at the discretion of the Director.
▪ Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Youth Services, the Supervisor Borrower
Services, and the Assistant Director and Director.
▪ Greets patrons warmly and maintains a positive, flexible attitude and enthusiasm for service in
all aspects of work.
▪ Good rapport with teens is essential.

Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various
types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
position.)
▪ Provides positive public service.
▪ Works with the Head of Teen Experience to provide dynamic engaging and responsive library
services to Teen patrons. Under the Head of Teen Experience’s direction, collaborates with
other departments and staff in developing services.
▪ Under the direction of the Head of Teen Experience supports collection development by
selecting for Teen collection.
▪ Develops, supports, and supervises programs, and supports community outreach for Teen
Experience Department. May accompany Head of Teen Experience to school visits, and/or visit
schools or other community locations or events solo as requested.
▪ Assists Head of Teen Experience in managing and supervising department volunteers.
▪ Supports Bookmobile operations as directed by supervisors.
▪ Performs a variety of circulation duties, including patron registration, checking in and checking
out library materials, collecting overdue fines, and placing reserves. Maintains confidentiality
of patron records per Mass. General Laws.
▪ Maintains active and in-depth knowledge of Teen collection and provides Teen collection
guidance and advice. Works on the Circulation Desk assisting patrons in checking in and out
Library materials. Performs these functions in accordance with ALA guidelines for patron
privacy. Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the library's electronic systems.
▪ Generates custom reports to facilitate management of library collections or the patron
database. May facilitate interchange of materials between the Main Library and Branch.
▪ Participates in planning, setting up, and maintaining display of library materials. Performs
various functions associated with maintenance of and access to the library collections.
▪ Participates in meetings, making recommendations for improvements in service. Reads and
straightens shelves. May prepare and lead book discussions and programming at all library
locations.

▪ Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.
▪ Work is performed mostly in an office setting; hand-eye coordination is necessary to
operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
▪ While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand
and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or
controls and reach with hands and arms.
▪ The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or
crouch.
▪ The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Supervision:
Supervision Received: Library Director, Assistant Library Director, Head of Teen Experience,
Head of Patron Experience
Supervision Given: None.

Job Environment:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise and traffic.

The City of Framingham is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that
help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to municipality and community-wide
excellence in the City of Framingham. In doing so, Framingham strives for a city culture and
environment that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to
participate equally and fully in the city, their communities and neighborhoods in ways that helps
to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across
difference. Given an evolving national context and the richness in the demographic and linguistic
profile of our city, the City of Framingham has made a significant commitment to addressing and
enhancing its community climate, culture and multiplicity of service capabilities as a city.

Qualifications

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree; one to two (1-2) years library experience; coursework in Teen or Children’s
Literature and Library Services; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Coursework may be completed after hire.


Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge of:
▪ Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Innovative Sierra preferred
▪ Library electronic collections and technologies.
▪ Customer service.
▪ Young Adult literature and culture.

Ability to:
▪ Interact effectively with young adults.
▪ To work under pressure.
▪ Exhibit humor, tact, flexibility, and initiative.
▪ To learn new software and hardware quickly.
▪ Embrace change and contribute to the overall mission of the library.

Skill in:
▪ Public speaking, writing and organizational skills.
▪ Social media application.
▪ Spanish and Portuguese language skills desirable. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary Range

$21.03 - $28.71  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please visit our website to apply: https://ess.framinghamma.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Posted

2021-09-29 |  Quick link to this job