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Children’s and Young Adult Librarian, Innovative Island Library, Oak Bluffs, MA


Innovative island library seeks a friendly, energetic Children’s and Young Adult Librarian for its beloved Children’s Department. Candidate must excel at progressive collection development, limitless programming development and execution, and have an overall enthusiasm for children and families. This position contributes to the library as a hard-working, creative team member.

The position performs professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of services to library patrons from ages 0 to 18.

We are especially interested in a team player who can lead the Children’s Staff and programming schedule with positive attitude. Knowledge of computers and library systems is required—duties include collection development, cataloging, programming for children and young adults, weekly story times, developing relationships with partner organizations, frequent community outreach, as well as advertising and promotion of programs.

Previous library experience, especially with children and young adults is preferred.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; MLS and/or coursework in education or child development preferred. 1-3 years working in public library setting or combination of experience and education that demonstrates skills developed in the area of children’s/youth services and program development.

This is a full-time, union position, starting salary $54,350 – $56,438, with comprehensive benefits package. Work hours include Saturdays and evenings. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

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Deadline for Applications is August 11, 12:00 pm