Technology/Children's and Youth Services Librarian, York Public Library, York ME

  • Library: York Public Library
  • Town: York
  • Library Type: Public
  • Position Type: MLS Preferred
  • Deadline: September 15, 2013

This is a unique position in that it combines leadership as the Head of Library Technologies, with shared leadership of the library children's and youth services. Additional hours will be served in circulation and public services.

The candidate will work with the Director on the Library's technology vision and plan, the Assistant Director on logistics and technology support, and the Head of Circulation and Public Services on day-to-day technology issues and concerns.

Duties may include:

  • Coordinating and overseeing technology systems, hardware and software
  • Assisting with all aspects of public computing equipment support including trouble shooting daily operational technology issues
  • Training and supporting the staff and public on current and emerging technologies (library and general)
  • Initiating, planning and implementing new and emerging technologies
  • Working on the website and other library technology services
  • Working with our technology support company on network management
  • Establishing, updating and refining technology policies

It is anticipated that these responsibilities will comprise approximately a quarter of the time.

In the Children's and Youth Services responsibilities, the candidate will work with the Director and the Children's Librarian in designing and delivering a wide range of creative children's, young adult (YA), and family services, programs and activities.

Duties may include:

  • Providing creative, imaginative leadership in children's and youth services
  • Initiating, planning and directing children's and YA programming and activities
  • Actively promoting children's, young adult and family services
  • Integrating new and emerging technologies into children's and YA services
  • Coordinating volunteers in the Children's Room
  • Helping maintain the physical space and equipment in the Children's Room It is anticipated that these responsibilities will take approximately a quarter to half the time

Remaining hours, approximately 12 per week, will be spent providing the library services to adult patrons. These duties will be performed in collaboration with the Head of Circulation and Public Services and our team of Library Assistants.

Duties may include:

  • Learning and providing to the public a full range of library services
  • Participating in, and at times being responsible for, overseeing, opening and closing routines and circulation and public services operations
  • Interacting in a friendly and effective manner with the public
  • Working effectively as a member of the library team that provides excellent, personal service that makes the York Public Library exceptional

Currently, hours may include two evenings a week until 7, and rotating Saturdays

Experience /Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent training and experience
  • Leadership skills, including initiating, planning, implementing projects
  • Experience in and knowledge of managing general library technology needs
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience serving children, YAs, and families
  • Experience as a librarian including an understanding of a public library's mission, as well as its systems and operations
  • Demonstrated success in working independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communications skills and a good sense of humor

Salary: Starting at $30,000 plus generous benefit package.

Letter of application, 3 references, and resume by September 15, 2013 to:

Robert Waldman, Director
York Public Library
15 Long Sands Road
York, ME 03909

Salary: Starting at $30,000 plus generous benefit package.


Any questions about this posting should be directed to Robert Waldman, Director at

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