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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.  Sundays are paid at 1.5 times regular pay.


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  

Complete job description is available online.

Full/Part Time





$31.00  / hour

Closing Date

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 The job is open until filled. The job is open until filled. Priority is given to applications received by 07/04/2024.


2024-06-18 |  Quick link to this job