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Children’s Librarian, Laconia Public Library, Laconia, NH


The Laconia Public Library is seeking a creative, organized, and engaged Children’s Librarian to: oversee the daily operations of the Children’s Department; maintain a warm, welcoming, and inspiring environment for children ages birth to 12, and their caregivers; promote, implement, and evaluate programs; maintain a high-quality collection; collaborate with the Teen Librarian to coordinate library services for youth; and, cultivate relationships with area schools and community organizations.

• A passion for engaging and inspiring children of all ages.
• Considerable knowledge of child development as it pertains to literacy.
• Working knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature.
• Commitment to providing outstanding customer service, at times under trying circumstances.
• Excellent communication, both orally and in writing.
• Proficiency with current technology (software, applications, devices) and willingness and ability to adapt to evolving technological environments.

• Participates in the daily activities of the library, including circulation.
• Manages the budget allocation for children’s collections and programming.
• Maintains an age appropriate, high quality collection in a variety of reading levels and formats.
• Promotes, implements, and evaluates programs.
• Collects and reports statistics on program participation.
• Acts as a liaison to schools and other community organizations serving children to promote library services.
• Provides reader’s advisory for children, caregivers, and teachers.
• Assists patrons with using the library’s public computers, software, Internet browsers, databases, and electronic media.
• Attends workshops and conferences to strengthen skills, to keep abreast of trends and changing library practices, and to contribute to the library profession.

Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and a minimum of two years’ experience in children’s library services, or equivalent combination of training and experience that provides similar knowledge, ability, and skills.

This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week, including one evening per week and alternating Saturdays.

Compensation commensurate with education/experience.

Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 pounds), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

How to Apply:

Please mail resume with references and cover letter to Randy Brough, Laconia Public Library, 695 Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 by Thursday, March 31, 2022.