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Librarian III: Supervisor of Youth Services, Public Library of Brookline (Brookline)

he Public Library of Brookline is seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative youth services professional to provide leadership and technical expertise in the management of a large, busy, urban youth services department.

Under the direction of the Library Director, the Supervisor of Youth Services will be responsible for the leadership of the Children's, Teen and Tween staff at the Brookline Village location, they will plan and schedule programming, and oversee collection development of youth materials across all three locations. Manages library materials, supply, and youth services budgets; represents the library at Minuteman youth services interest groups, and responsible for long and short term strategic planning. Builds strong community relationships and generates publicity by creating promotional materials. Leads orientations, visits, and promotes materials and services to the public. Strong social media and marketing skills and a highly developed awareness and understanding of emerging technologies. Supervises the Ideaspace, the library's new maker space. Must have a robust understanding of library ethics. Works closely with library administration to coordinate and leverage shared services within the Town and the network. Develops and proposes youth services policy to the Library Director for submission to the Board of Library Trustees.

The Public Library of Brookline, a member of the Minuteman Library Network, is a vital community center, with a main library and two branch libraries that boast some of the highest circulation numbers and innovative offerings in the State.


Masters in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution required; three to five years of experience with youth services in a library environment with at least two years of related supervisory experience. Significant experience with personal computers and library automation systems required. Ability to deal with all members of the staff and public in a courteous and tactful manner; work with a high level of detail; prioritize multiple tasks and to deal effectively with interruptions. Strong leadership skills and the ability to identify and analyze complex issues and develop appropriate recommendations.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$67,967.12  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please apply with resume and cover letter on the Town of Brookline's website:


2021-11-17 |  Quick link to this job