Children & Youth Services Librarian – Manchester Community Library (Manchester Center, VT)

By IS Lab December 4, 2022

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Reports to:  Executive Director
Status: Full-time onsite, flexible schedule, including some evenings and Saturdays.

The Role
The Manchester Community Library seeks an energetic Children & Youth Services Librarian who loves young people. You will collaborate with MCL’s Program Director to creatively plan, develop, and implement services and programs for toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, and their families. You are a highly motivated individual with proven success in working with children and teens. Strong interpersonal, technology, and communication skills will complement your ability to plan, coordinate, collaborate, and serve our community stakeholders.

Education / Experience
A Master of Library and Information Science degree and 3 or more years of working with children and youth in a library setting is strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications
Enthusiasm for MCL’s mission, vision, and values  • Thorough knowledge of best library practices for children and youth • Exceptional relationship management and communication skills • Ability to work effectively with varied stakeholders • Familiarity with Koha Integrated Library Systems • Excellent technology skills, including Google Workspace • Self-directed, with excellent time management, judgment, and creative problem-solving skills • Personal attributes include passion, integrity, honesty, and positive attitude • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The following list comprises the primary job responsibilities; it is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all activities that may be required.

Select, order, catalog, inventory, and weed materials, primarily for children’s and youth collections • Partner with the Program Director and library team to plan, develop, and implement services and programs • Coordinate and train library staff and volunteers • Support programs with events, acquisitions, exhibits, grant development, and reports • Collaboratively help organize and run summer programs • Identify and track key budget and expense performance indicators • Assist in the development of communications and promotion of library services and programs • Co-manage interlibrary loans • Engage in ongoing professional development • Embrace a welcoming, patron-first culture with regular help desk coverage • Support local schools and community groups to develop and expand children and teen services

Compensation
Salary range: $42,000 – $48,000

The excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, and generous leave policies. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Edward Surjan, Executive Director, careers@mclvt.org.

Please note the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. Other duties may be assigned.

The Manchester Community Library is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

– Posted 12/4/22