Duties/DescriptionWheeler Memorial Library is seeking a friendly and dynamic Librarian to join our team as the full-time head of our Children’s Department. Candidates should have a demonstrated capability of conducting original, vibrant programming for children that encourages reading, viewing and listening skills and promotes the use of library facilities and materials.This position’s duties include providing reader’s advisory, reference, and circulation service; building relationships with schools, home schoolers and other community partners; and using new media and social networking tools to promote reading, learning, and libraries. Responsible for the development, cataloging, and maintenance of the children’s department collections.This position will supervise subordinate staff and volunteers as directed by the Library Director.
Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and 2-3 years related experience in children’s services or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a clear commitment to public service are required for this position. Must be dedicated to creating an inviting and welcoming environment for children and their caregivers.
Working knowledge of modern library practices and procedures, including computer applications and the use of electronic library information resources. Thorough knowledge of children’s literature and current trends in library service to children. Experience in collection development and maintenance.
Ability to plan, create and implement a successful Summer Reading Program as well as other programs throughout the year. Candidate should have a strong commitment to programming, visiting classrooms, and the future of children’s library service. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, library staff, volunteers, and community agencies. Ability to handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively.
Schedule will vary, and will include some weekends and evenings. Requires the ability to lift books and other materials and move heavy book carts, some bending and stooping required.
Salary: $38,060-$45,476 annually
Please send your resume and references to:
Walt Owens, Director
Wheeler Memorial Library
49 East Main Street Orange, MA 01364