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Head of Youth Services

Company: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Head of Youth Services, Mansfield Public Library (Mansfield) The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for providing excellent library service to children of all ages and their caregivers. This position is responsible for planning and implementing children's programs, collection development, supporting local school curriculum, providing reference and circulation services to children and caregivers, and assisting patrons with technology. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: --- Manages and supervises the children's department; directly supervises one part-time librarian, two library assistants, and a library page. --- Plans, organizes, directs, and implements programs and activities for children at the library. --- Provides reference and reader advisory services for children, caregivers, teachers, and community organizations; develops and maintains materials and collection for children. --- Selects materials for the Youth Room using appropriate review sources, classifies materials for the collection, and is responsible for the maintenance of the collection-- --- Provides excellent professional services by assisting patrons with information retrieval, location of materials, use of computers and databases. --- Responsible for maintaining a welcoming and inviting physical and virtual library environment for children that supports learning and recreational activities. --- Maintains an active online presence through our website and social media. --- Attends workshops, webinars, and conferences to keep abreast of appropriate emerging technologies. Keeps informed of current trends and developments affecting libraries and particularly in children's librarianship. --- Represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and their caregivers. --- Provides monthly and annual statistics on use of resources, programs and reference questions to the Director. --- Assists, as needed, in the performance of all procedures relating to library services and library organization. --- Supervises and manages the children's area of the library website. Keeps informed of web resources for children. --- Other duties as required Qualifications BACKGROUND REQUIRED:-- --- Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with a concentration in Children's Services. --- A minimum of three years' library experience. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: --- Thorough knowledge of children's literature. --- High skill level in creating, developing, executing, and evaluating compelling programs for children. --- An understanding of children's developmental stages.-- --- The ability to communicate with and inspire young readers. --- Ability to integrate emerging technologies into traditional children's services. --- Marketing skills and grant writing skills are highly desirable. --- Excellent customer service and oral/written communication skills.-- --- Ability to prioritize and focus in a busy environment. --- Ability and interest in working with other staff and departments on cooperative approaches to service. --- Ability to work effectively with the public, volunteers and other staff. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ESSENTIAL DUTIES: --- Physical ability to meet the demands and uniqueness of a busy Youth Services Department.-- --- Physically able to bend, stretch and lift materials from floor to overhead shelves. Full/Part Time Full Time Education MLS/Masters Starting rate of $25.29. 36 hours per week. Closing Date February 19 How to Apply Please send cover letter, transcript and resume to Catherine Coyne, Director at ccoyne@sailsinc.org Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners - 90 Canal St. Suite 500 - Boston, MA 02114--Directions This website, and other programs of the MBLC, is funded in part with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services , a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership, and a lifetime of learning.

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