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Substitute Teen Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library (Watertown)

The Watertown Free Public Library is in search of a librarian or librarian-in-training to join our team. This position is heavy on youth-focused customer service working on the teen public service desk offering reader’s advisory, answering phones, and assisting teen patrons and their caregivers. The department is located in a discrete room on the first floor with a service desk staffed by one librarian. This position is best suited to someone comfortable working independently and confident making well-informed judgment calls.  

We welcome library school students, new graduates, and experienced librarians for this position; it’s not necessary that you’ve worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do. Previous experience working with teens is required and non-negotiable.  

This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed. Most shifts are scheduled 2-4 weeks in advance with occasional short notice needs. The most frequently needed shifts are weeknights from 5 pm-9 pm or 6pm – 9pm. There are occasional needs for weekend shifts, most often Saturdays 9 am-5 pm and Sundays from 1 pm-5 pm.  

Qualifications

Eligible candidates will:    
• Have an MLS or be enrolled in an MLS program with coursework in reference services and YA literature completed  
• Learn new hardware and software such as the Sierra ILS and MLN OPAC with ease and minimal hands-on training  
• Have experience working with enthusiastic and boisterous youth in any environment (library, school, camp, etc.)  
• Demonstrate a strong familiarity with and interest in Young Adult literature  
• Have experience providing excellent customer service  

Full job description is available online.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$24.00  / hour

Closing Date

Priority is given to applications received by 2/16/2024.

How to Apply

To apply please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references as one PDF attachment to Theresa Maturevich, Assistant Director at wfpljobs@watertown-ma.gov. The job is open until filled. The job is open until filled. 

Posted

2024-02-02 |  Quick link to this job