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Head of Children's Services, Shrewsbury Public Library

The Shrewsbury Public Library seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, and inspired Children's Librarian to lead our Children’s Services division. The successful candidate has a progressive and collaborative leadership style and is dedicated to innovative programming and strong community partnerships.  If you are enthusiastic about community focused programming and excited about the future of libraries and would like to serve children and families in a beautiful and modern facility, we'd like to meet you!

The successful candidate will have department head level responsibility for the management and administration of the programs and services for children from birth through grade four, as well as collections for children through grade six. S/he will be responsible for the training, supervision and evaluation of department staff. S/he is also responsible for planning, presenting and evaluating all library programs for children. S/he must demonstrate knowledge of the mission of a progressive public library, demonstrate strong commitment to excellent customer service and have experience with and knowledge of children’s literature, programming and storytelling, grant development, effective management practice and community partnership building.

Must be able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines, and effectively work with and supervise others. Successful candidate will embrace a strong customer service ethic and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Supervises and maintains the operations of the Children’s Services Department.  Assumes independent and primary responsibility for development and management of all services to children from birth through grade four, and their parents, caregivers and educators. Trains, supervises and evaluates five employees and an active volunteer team on a regular basis.  Works collaboratively with the Young Adult Librarian on programs and services.

Serves as part of the professional management team responsible for overall planning, policy, technology and service development. Assists at the Children’s Services Desk as required.


ALA accredited Master's Degree; three years of professional library experience; experience in children's services; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years supervisory experience preferred.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Annual salary range for this full time (37.5 hours per week) position is $48,799 - $58,194, with attractive benefit package

Closing Date

Open until filled, applications in by 3/30/2018 receive primary consideration.

How to Apply

Send resume and letter of interest to Library Director Ellen M. Dolan at .



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