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Youth Services Librarian, Somerville Public Library (Somerville)

- Plans, implements, and evaluates in-person and virtual programs of interest to teens, tweens, and children
Develops, selects, and maintains library collection of books, magazines, AV, and other materials for teens, tweens, and children as assigned 
- Provides prompt, courteous and direct assistance to all patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services 
- Provides reader’s advisory, technology, and homework assistance
- Promotes new and existing library collections, services, programs, and events to teens, tweens, and children through in-library displays and via print, web, and other social media
- Engages in outreach to teachers, librarians, and other staff within area schools and community agencies/organizations serving teens, tweens, and children and attends city-sponsored events of interest to children, tweens, teens, and families
- Attends continuing professional development activities, relevant to library services for teens, tweens, and children
- Staffs the Teen and Children’s desks on a regular schedule, and covers other public desks as assigned 
- Performs other duties as assigned


MLS from an ALA accredited library school

- Must enjoy working with teens, tweens, and children 
- Demonstrated social media experience
- Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly
- Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across all departments 
- Ability to perform basic troubleshooting of library technology
- Must appreciate working with youth from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to speak two or more languages a plus

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$1,009.79  / week

Salary Notes

Full-Time (including evenings and Saturdays, and five (5) hours of paid lunch weekly)

Closing Date

How to Apply

Apply online at the City of Somerville's Career Page:


2022-08-02 |  Quick link to this job