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Adult and Youth Services Support Librarian, Hanson Public Library (Hanson)

The Hanson Public Library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic Adult and Youth Services Support Librarian. This position will work with the Adult Services Librarian and Youth Services Librarian to provide library services to patrons of all ages. This position offers a great deal of freedom to develop programs and acquire materials that engage the community. Strong communication skills, a team approach, and a friendly and welcoming demeanor are essential.
This is a 35-hour/week union position with benefits, and may include evening and Saturday hours. 

Duties/responsibilities include:
Plans and implements programs and services that respond to the educational, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of adults, children, and young adults
Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs the Library’s technology and equipment
Develops and participates in public relations and publicity efforts for Library activities and services through press releases, promotional materials, displays, speaking engagements, etc.
Coordinates with other Library staff and partners with the Library Foundation, community organizations, town departments, schools, day care facilities, and local businesses to promote the Library and its services
Selects, purchases, and withdraws materials in assigned areas of the collection
Stays informed of contemporary issues, trends, and technology in the library profession and participates in professional development opportunities to enhance relevant library skills
Answers reference questions from people of all ages in person, over the phone, and through email
Assists patrons with obtaining items through interlibrary loan, selecting reading material, and using the Library, print and online resources, the Internet, mobile apps, computer software, and a wide variety of technologies, including computers, printers, photocopiers, and mobile devices


Ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and positive working relationships with staff, volunteers, town officials, community organizations, the media, and the public
Capable of dealing in a tactful and courteous manner with a wide spectrum of people in an atmosphere of sometimes noisy activity
Exceptional written and oral communication skills and a variety of writing experience, including web content, press releases, and newsletters
Considerable knowledge of current library principles, policies, procedures, practices, technology, services, and materials
Dedication to deliver outstanding customer service
Capable of performing a variety of duties with accuracy, close attention to detail, good judgment, and initiative
Skilled at moving between tasks with patience, flexibility and ease
Experience with operating and troubleshooting a variety of technology and associated software
Ability to analyze issues independently and objectively, formulate long range organizational plans, and put them into operation

Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
Minimum of two years of experience in professional public library work
Experience working with children and teens in a learning or educational setting
Demonstrated knowledge of computers and technology required

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$26.11 - $34.25  / hour

Salary Notes

10% salary increase applied to base wages for holding an MLS degree. Salary range in 12 steps.

Closing Date

How to Apply

A complete job description is available here.
Please email cover letter, resume, and Hanson Employment Application to Karen Stolfer at


2022-06-21 |  Quick link to this job