Young Adult Services Librarian, Milton Public Library, Milton MA

Young Adult Services Librarian

Full-time - 37.5 Hours per week

 

The Milton Public Library is looking for a full-time professional for our Young Adult Services Librarian.

 

General Statement of Duties

Develops, coordinates and directs library services to teens, while working as an integral part of the Adult Reference staff.

 

Supervision Received

Works under the general direction of the Library Director and Assistant Director, or independently when assigned.

 

Supervision Given

Supervises volunteers in the Young Adult Department, and oversees library staff working in teen services areas of the library.

 

Responsibilities

Responsible for all aspects of library services to teens, including direct provision of service to library users, staff training in teen related services, program planning, collection development and management, and collaboration with other library departments to provide effective customer service.  Responsibilities also include working as part of the reference staff, providing direct service to users.

 

Principal Duties

  • Formulates policies and procedures for teen services and oversees their execution, with the cooperation of the Library Director
  • Develops and maintains circulating, reference and digital collections for teens
  • Provides circulation, reference and reader's advisory services to adults and teens
  • Develops programs and services for teens that reflect the library's goals and community interests
  • Promotes library community relations to encourage broad awareness and use of teen services through public speaking to community and educational groups as well as school visits
  • Provides assistance to staff handling difficult teen patron situations
  • Maintains and reports teen program and circulation statistics, and other statistics as necessary
  • Works with outside vendors to improve library services to teens
  • Attends professional meetings and workshops and serves on professional committees
  • Keeps well informed of trends in library services to teens
  • Works at various public service desks at the library
  • Interviews and maintains records of all teen volunteer positions
  • Participates on library committees

 

Requirements

Education: Bachelor's Degree and ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science Degree

 

Experience:   One to two years of library experience required in adult and teen services, but three or more preferred; competency with all aspects of library technology as it applies to public service.

 

Other

  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of modern public library principles and practices in service to teens and adults, including reference, circulation and reader's advisory
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and customer responsive service
  • Knowledge of teen reader interest levels, books, authors and reading genres
  • Knowledge of teen user interest levels in non-book formats, including video and videogames
  • Knowledge of teen user interest levels in library programming opportunities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of library staff in a team environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school and community groups
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and to exercise initiative and good judgment in the performance of duties
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Must possess a positive customer service attitude, professional demeanor, and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with the public

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry books and other library materials, push loaded book trucks, and operate a computer keyboard and barcode scanner.  Willingness and ability to work in a variety of locations at the Library. Work schedule includes nights and weekends.

 

Salary:  starts at $24.28/hour

 

Please send resume and application letter to wadamczyk@ocln.org

William Adamczyk, Director

Milton Public Library

476 Canton Avenue

Milton, MA  02186

 

Applications must be received by September 20, 2013.

Young Adult Services Librarian

Full-time - 37.5 Hours per week

 

The Milton Public Library is looking for a full-time professional for our Young Adult Services Librarian.

 

General Statement of Duties

Develops, coordinates and directs library services to teens, while working as an integral part of the Adult Reference staff.

 

Supervision Received

Works under the general direction of the Library Director and Assistant Director, or independently when assigned.

 

Supervision Given

Supervises volunteers in the Young Adult Department, and oversees library staff working in teen services areas of the library.

 

Responsibilities

Responsible for all aspects of library services to teens, including direct provision of service to library users, staff training in teen related services, program planning, collection development and management, and collaboration with other library departments to provide effective customer service.  Responsibilities also include working as part of the reference staff, providing direct service to users.

 

Principal Duties

  • Formulates policies and procedures for teen services and oversees their execution, with the cooperation of the Library Director
  • Develops and maintains circulating, reference and digital collections for teens
  • Provides circulation, reference and reader's advisory services to adults and teens
  • Develops programs and services for teens that reflect the library's goals and community interests
  • Promotes library community relations to encourage broad awareness and use of teen services through public speaking to community and educational groups as well as school visits
  • Provides assistance to staff handling difficult teen patron situations
  • Maintains and reports teen program and circulation statistics, and other statistics as necessary
  • Works with outside vendors to improve library services to teens
  • Attends professional meetings and workshops and serves on professional committees
  • Keeps well informed of trends in library services to teens
  • Works at various public service desks at the library
  • Interviews and maintains records of all teen volunteer positions
  • Participates on library committees

 

Requirements

Education: Bachelor's Degree and ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science Degree

 

Experience:   One to two years of library experience required in adult and teen services, but three or more preferred; competency with all aspects of library technology as it applies to public service.

 

Other

  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of modern public library principles and practices in service to teens and adults, including reference, circulation and reader's advisory
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and customer responsive service
  • Knowledge of teen reader interest levels, books, authors and reading genres
  • Knowledge of teen user interest levels in non-book formats, including video and videogames
  • Knowledge of teen user interest levels in library programming opportunities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of library staff in a team environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school and community groups
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and to exercise initiative and good judgment in the performance of duties
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Must possess a positive customer service attitude, professional demeanor, and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with the public

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry books and other library materials, push loaded book trucks, and operate a computer keyboard and barcode scanner.  Willingness and ability to work in a variety of locations at the Library. Work schedule includes nights and weekends.

 

Salary:  starts at $24.28/hour

 

Please send resume and application letter to wadamczyk@ocln.org

William Adamczyk, Director

Milton Public Library

476 Canton Avenue

Milton, MA  02186

 

Applications must be received by September 20, 2013.

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