Division Head, Teen Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill MA

Position:                             Division Head, Teen Services

Hours of Work:                 Full-Time/40 hours per week; flexible schedule to include some nights and weekends

Salary Range:                    $35,490 - $42,017 (Steps 1-5, City of Haverhill salary scale)

Reports To:                        Head of Youth Services                


The Haverhill Public Library seeks an energetic library professional with a keen interest in serving teens in a busy urban library setting.  The Teen Services Librarian performs all duties related to providing reference and information assistance to teens, including instruction in the use of electronic resources, developing and presenting programs to meet the educational and recreational needs of Haverhill teens, selection of teen materials, and oversight of the Library's Teen Zone and teen website pages.  The Library has an active Teen Volunteer Corps and Teen Friends of the Library.  Community outreach to local schools and other organizations that serve teens provides ample opportunities to build outstanding coalitions.   


The ideal candidate has a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.   The Haverhill Public Library serves a community of 62,000 nestled along the banks of the Merrimack River.  The Library has a reputation for cutting-edge technology solutions, community outreach, and outstanding customer service.  Demonstrated knowledge of teen literature and programming; knowledge of best practices in library service to teens; experience working with teens in a public library environment preferred; effective communication skills; ability to work independently and as a team member.  Experience using social networking tools and mobile technologies to promote library services to teens is highly desirable.

For more information: http://static.haverhillpl.org/PD-Teen_Services.pdf


Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to Carol Verny, Director, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA, 01830, or to cverny@mvlc.org.  First consideration will be given to candidates who submit applications by November 15, 2013. 

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