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Children's and Teen Services Librarian/Dept. Head, Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

The town of North Reading is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic professional for the position of Head of Children’s and Teen Services.  This position is responsible for a broad range of youth library services, including programming, social media, materials selection, and outreach to schools and the community.  

Supervisory Responsibility: Works under the general direction of the Director and Assistant Director. Oversees the supervision of part-time staff and volunteers directly associated with youth services. Provides leadership in defining goals and objectives for youth services that reflect the library’s mission. 

Requirements Include:

Demonstrated ability to create and facilitate innovative programs which meet the developmental and enrichment needs of children and their families.
Must have excellent computer skills, including the ability to help patrons use the library’s digital resources on a wide variety of electronic devices. 
Ability and enthusiasm in building a social media presence to promote library services.
Participates in direct library outreach to schools and other community groups.
Ability to design effective print materials to publicize Library resources, services and programs.
Strong customer service skills and knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, as well as internet and technology literacy is required.
Responsible for ordering materials and maintaining an inclusive and inviting collection.
Provides monthly and annual statistics on use of resources, program attendance and expenditures to the Library Director.
Staffs the Children’s desk on a regular schedule, and covers other public desks as assigned.
Maintains working knowledge of contemporary trends and technology in the library profession by attending workshops and professional meetings.
Seeks grant opportunities for additional funding to enhance programs and services.
Performs all other library work and participates in special library projects as requested.

This is a full-time position (35 hours/week). Hours include one evening per week and every fourth Saturday (September-May)


Education and Experience:

ALA-accredited MLS degree or M.Ed with library experience. Minimum 3 years’ experience working with children and young adults. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$47,963.00 - $53,948.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Qualified candidates please forward resume and cover letter to:      Subject line: Children's Librarian Position 


2021-11-18 |  Quick link to this job