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Librarian - Youth Services, Somerset Public Library (Somerset)

Children’s Librarian

Somerset Public Library

1464 County Street

Somerset, MA 02726


This position is primarily responsible for the operation of library services provided to children and young adults (ages 0 to 17). Duties include creating ongoing and special programming; managing the development, selection, inventory and weeding of books and other materials; providing readers' advisory; offering reference and research services; providing library information and promotions through social media, the library's website, and other avenues; organizing summer reading services; attending meetings and workshops; writing grants in conjunction with the director; providing youth services statistics to the director; and providing outreach services with schools and other organizations.

In addition to the above responsibilities, this person will also work with the library director to find and create ongoing and special programming, cover the Reference Desk on alternating Saturdays in conjunction with other library staff, and provide staff support in other areas of the library as needed. 


Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school is required; a minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ experience, preferably in a municipal library setting or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   

Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy; ability to use a variety of computer software programs (MS Office, Google Products, etc.) as well as print and electronic resources. Proficient interpersonal, customer service and community outreach skills to interact with patrons of all ages; proficient oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills.   


$884.61 to 1,336.78 per week in twelve steps.  35 hour work week. This is a benefited position.


Please complete an employment application and email with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references to: and

or mail to:

Diane White, Director, Somerset Public Library, 1464 County Street, Somerset, MA 02726 and

Nancy Fournier

Town Selectman’s Office

140 Wood St. Room 23

Somerset, MA 02726


MLS and knowledge of children and teen literture and experience working with children/teens.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$45,999.75 - $69,512.56  / year

Salary Notes

Full benefits package with Bristol County Retirement

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please contact Daine White, Library Director ( with any questions.  5086462829 ext. 190 


2022-06-08 |  Quick link to this job