Children's Librarian, Taft Public Library, Mendon MA

Institution: Taft Public Library (Mendon, MA)

Job: Children's Librarian

Duties/Description: The Taft Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic professional to serve as its part-time Children's Librarian.  The Children's Librarian must display a commitment to providing high-quality library programming and services to an active and supportive community.  He or she will be responsible for weekly storytimes, a monthly book club, and other Children's Room events throughout the year including a popular Summer Reading program serving 250-300 children annually.  The 19 hour per week position will require some nights.

Working alongside the Library Director, the Children's Librarian will plan and implement library programs for children and families, develop publicity to promote library programs, assist in growing the Children's circulating collection, provide community outreach, conduct reference and reader's advisory services, and perform circulation desk responsibilities (including cataloging and book processing) as needed.  Occasional administrative work (including payroll) may be required in the absence of the Director.  

Education: Master's Degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution or current enrollment in an accredited Library Science graduate program strongly preferred.  Candidates without an advanced degree may also apply, but must have a related BA/BS and a minimum of two years' experience working with children in a library setting.   Must have a thorough knowledge of children's literature and experience providing children's programming. 

Experience: Knowledge of public library operations and services.  Knowledge of automated library systems and current social networking sites.  Experience with creative play, arts and crafts for children preK-Grade 6.  Strong verbal and written skills.  Strong public presence when interacting with the community and with town departments.  Comfortability speaking before large groups.  Ability to work and collaborate as part of a team.  Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate tactfully and courteously with all ages.  Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor, and ability to be flexible required.

Salary: $17.00 - $20.52/hour

Closing date: Friday, October 18th, 2013

Send to: Submit letter of application and resume to:

Andrew Jenrich, Library Director/Head of Children's Services -

librarydirector@mendonma.gov

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