Town of Hardwick
Job Description: YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN/ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN
Department: Jeudevine Memorial Library
$17.99 hourly, 20 hours per week, may include some evenings and Saturdays
Two weeks paid vacation, personal days, holidays that land on regular schedule, paid sick leave
DEFINITION AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a part time professional position in the town at the public library, whose primary role is to support the overall mission of the library. The Youth Librarian provides reference to youth, parents, and caregivers, develops juvenile and teen library collections, supervises planning and programs for children and teens, provides readers advisory and acts as liaison with schools, daycares, homeschoolers and parents, offers youth based innovative technology initiatives, keeps current with new trends in library planning and services, and assists the Library Director in the day-to-day operations of the library.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Duties are generally performed in a standard office setting, but travel to trainings and meetings is required for which a private means of transportation must be available. There is an expectation that there will be some work scheduled outside of regular work hours. There may be periods of heavy workloads and tight deadlines.
This position requires repetitive use of a keyboard and other office equipment and sitting at a workstation for an hour or more as necessary. Work requires occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds and regular lifting of 10 to 15 pounds. This position requires a willingness to expand knowledge of library systems through workshops and webinars. The position requires excellent public skills and a love of children and teens. The work requires excellent computer skills with many types of devices including laptops, tablets, eBook readers, mp3 players, fax machines, copy machines and an ability to learn how to use new software and devices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies:
Education and experience:
• BA or BS degree
• Prior work history with children and teens
• Computer skills
• Prior library experience a plus
• Willingness to take library courses and workshops to develop library skills
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Start date: July 1, 2022 or after. Open until filled.
To Apply: Email Lisa Sammet, Jeudevine Library Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use Youth Librarian Position in the subject line. Include: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three professional references.
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 North Main St.
P.O. Box 536
Hardwick, VT 05843