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Teen Librarian Intern, Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland MA

Position Title: Teen Librarian Intern

Closing Date: 9/15/13
Job Type: Paid Internship
Wages: $10/hr

Location: Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

The Position: Help us spend $15,000 in two years through a LSTA Tweens & Teens Grant, picking up library skills and experience while bringing improved services to a rural teen population. With our newly approved grant, we’re out to establish a strong offering with a new teen advisory board, liaisons with local schools, a bigger materials budget and more programming. This flexible 5 hour/week paid internship runs for one semester but is renewable upon re-application.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

*Designing, implementing and evaluating programs, including video game nights.
*Assisting and occasionally running teen advisory board meetings.
*Promoting the summer reading program through school visits.
*Honing readers advisory skills designing displays and booklists.
*Helping plan for Teen Read Week (October 13-19) and National Novel Writing Month (November).
*Exploring effective social media promotion for teens.

Qualified Candidates will:

*be enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school
*possess a strong desire to serve young adult patrons
*have completed or be taking in the fall Simmons GSLIS’s course LIS 483 Young Adult Literature (or equivalent).

To apply:
Submit a resume and brief cover letter stating your availability to:
Katherine Grimm Bowers
Sunderland Public Library
[email protected]