Youth Community Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

NOTICE OF OPENING

YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICES LIBRARIAN

GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2

SALARY:

$42,264.64 - $61,508.10 annually; $20.25 - $29.47 hourly

A beginning professional position under the immediate supervision of the Community Services Coordinator with responsibility for connecting library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for children, teens, parents, students, and adults who work with children; looks for opportunities to help library customers feel welcome
  • Teaches use of basic and specialized reference tools, computers, equipment, etc. for children and teens
  • Builds, manages, maintains and promotes extraordinary collections in all formats for branches and mobile service
  • Plans and implements programming for parents, teachers, students, teens and children, including story times, tours and library instruction and outreach services for branches and mobile services
  • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library to the community
  • Performs a variety of direct public service work such as, but not limited to, conducting bibliographic searching, issuing cards, checking out materials, performing readers' advisory services and assisting patrons when working on and off the mobile library
  • Utilizes the best technological developments to enhance user's experience
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies and organizations
  • Takes pride in our library, creating and maintaining beautiful displays and spaces
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship
  • May assist with scheduling, supervising and evaluating pages, interns and volunteers for branches and mobile services
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Understand library customers and excel when connecting children, teens, parents, students and adults who work with children with library resources by demonstrating knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Show commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Share delight in children's literature for children and teens
  • Lead and teach with joy

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (continued):

  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Engage others who are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience
  • Initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under moderate supervision
  • Collaborate, create positive working relationships, inspire fun while working with a team
  • Work cooperatively with all staff
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment
  • Excel when communicating both verbally and in writing
  • Listen actively and patiently
  • Show enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Exposure to environmental conditions such as heat, cold, dust and bright/dim lighting when working on mobile library
  • Exposure to all kinds of weather and road conditions and working at various mobile site stops for long periods of time
  • Push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Reach and retrieve library materials at high and low heights

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:  M.L.S., including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

 

Experience:  Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools and/or with children and teens is preferable

 

Schedule:  Includes evening and weekend assignments and regularly working at other branch libraries, Main Library, and Mobile Services vehicle

 

Travel:    Ability to get to other locations in a timely manner

 

Other:    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop and reach above the head.  Strength is needed to push loaded book trucks.  The ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication

 

 

All inquiries should be forwarded to the City of Worcester's Human Resources office at hr@worcesterma.gov.  Application deadline is Friday, June 21, 2013.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions