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Children's Librarian, Elizabeth Taber Library (Marion)

The Elizabeth Taber Library is seeking a full time Children’s Librarian to provide direct services to the children and families of our community.  The ideal candidate is motivated, independent acting, creative, and enthusiastic about providing children’s services.

The Elizabeth Taber Library is a small, historic yet modern library in the quaint seaside community of Marion, MA (pop. 5,347.)  We are dedicated to creating a welcoming space to encourage exploration, education, and entertainment for patrons of all ages.

The responsibilities of the Children’s Librarian includes collection development, planning and leading children’s programming activities including year round story times, promoting activities and communicating with press regarding children’s events, organizing a robust summer reading program schedule, evaluating and updating department practices and procedures, grant writing, performing outreach to area schools, homeschooled families, and other local organizations, providing assistance to children, young adults, and families in the use of all library resources and services, updating the library website and social media pages regarding children’s department activities, and performing general circulation duties. 

The Children’s Librarian is expected to maintain knowledge of library technology and programming developments through continuing professional development and education. Candidates must be committed to providing high level of public service and maintaining a friendly, engaging, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for all patrons, with a desire to create long lasting community connections with the families of Marion.

Full-time schedule of 35 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend hours to facilitate programing or as the schedule demands

The Elizabeth Taber Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to Elizabeth Taber Library’s missions. 


- M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school, with coursework in children’s services strongly preferred, relevant experience will be considered as an acceptable alternative.

- one year of experience providing direct services to children in a public library or related environment strongly preferred

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$25.00  / hour

Salary Notes

Health and retirement benefits available through the town of Marion

Closing Date

open until filled

How to Apply

Check our website to view the full job description:

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Library Director Elizabeth Sherry at


2024-05-03 |  Quick link to this job