Teen Librarian, Morse Institute Library, Natick MA
posted February 28, 2014 4:54 PM
Help today's teenagers navigate and connect to information they need their way. Motivate them; show them how to feel safe, respected, challenged, and empowered. Teach them to nurture, give back and take care of their own. Provide them with opportunities to develop 21st century skills. Demonstrate knowledge of the unique needs of adolescence. Does this sound like your mission in life?
The Morse Institute Library is looking for a Teen Librarian who is energetic, innovative, technically savvy and team-oriented. As the Teen Librarian you will partner with other library departments in providing materials, services and programming to the teens of Natick. You will also act as the library's liaison to the Natick Middle and High Schools and other community organizations that provide services to the young adults of our community.
The Teen Librarian is responsible for oversight of short and long term plans focused on teens, including
but not limited to:
- Promotion: act as spokesperson for this age-group, including but not limited to, media outlets and events, booths and presentations in the community.
- Partnership: Establish and maintain strong relationships with appropriate community organizations.
Be involved in community initiatives targeted on teens and teen issues.
- Digital Branch: blog, create content, and maintain appropriate links on the digital branch
related to teens.
- Program development: present programs of interest to teens both within the library and out in the community.
- Collection and service maintenance including making recommendations for collection additions, visual display of collections, shelf reading, upkeep of equipment/games on floor and straightening.
- MLS with a focus in young adult literature and services.
- Previous customer service experience working in a public library setting.
- Demonstrated experience in selecting and ordering materials for young adults.
- Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing programming for teens.
- Strong reader's advisory and reference experience to library users of all ages.
- Excellent technology skills including library technology, office software applications, social media, internet publishing, blogging, and gaming.
- Ability to keep abreast of new technology that is of interest to teens and be able to incorporate this knowledge into programming.
- Curiosity, respect for others, common sense and the ability to work independently.
This is a 37.5 hour a week, benefited position. The position includes at least one weekday evening and rotating weekend hours, including some Sundays. Included in the Town of Natick's generous benefits package is four weeks annual vacation available after the probation period. Salary is competitive.
How to apply:
All applications will ONLY be accepted through email.
The email address to send a cover letter, resume and references page is:
Address all cover letters to:
Linda Stetson, Director
Morse Institute Library
14 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014 by 5pm.