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Children's Librarian, Robbins Library (Arlington)

Are you passionate about providing library services to the community, especially Children’s Services? Do you want to work with positive and enthusiastic individuals who care deeply about books and kids and are committed to the highest level of service? If so, you might be an excellent fit for our part-time Children’s Librarian position. We’re seeking a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic individual to join our outstanding professionals in the Children’s Services Department. 


Under the supervision of Head of Children’s Services, the Children’s Librarian will plan and execute story times and other programs; assist in the development of traditional and non-traditional library collections; create promotional materials to support programs and collections; provide reference and reader’s advisory service for children’s materials; assist the Head of Children’s Services with a wide variety of professional duties including liaison work with the public schools; and perform other related duties as required.

Preferred candidates will be creative, innovative, have a commitment to doing all work through a lens of diversity, be able to work independently and as part of a larger department, have a basic knowledge of children’s developmental needs, a level of comfort with technology, and have excellent problem solving skills.  

The Town of Arlington values diversity.  We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.

Hours: The part-time Children’s Librarian will work 25 hours per week, including every 3rd Saturday.  This position is under consideration for conversion to a full-time 35 hour per week position on July 1. 

Qualifications

MLS Degree from an ALA accredited and recognized school with specific course work or concentration in children’s programming and literature, plus one or more years of directly related experience working with children OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$30.51 - $38.05  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please find full position description along with application instructions at https://www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities.

Posted

2022-11-17 |  Quick link to this job