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Young Adult Librarian, Revere Public Library, Revere, MA


The main job opportunity is to manage all Young Adult-related services with an emphasis on collection development and programming. This is a grant funded position with the potential to become permanent full time. Our library has never had a Young Adult Librarian, so this is an opportunity for someone who is an energetic self-starter and has the experience it takes to create a new set of services from the ground up. The successful candidate will be able to professionally and administratively, plan and manage all Young Adult-related services. The initial goal is to host events 3 days a week focused on encouraging reading and library use. 

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the several types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logically assigned to the position.
• Assumes responsibility for providing direct services to our young adult patrons.
• Creates and participates in a network of contacts with the public, schools, other libraries, social
service agencies, and the youth Services Department to further the services offered to our young adult patrons.
• Plans, organizes, and conducts a wide variety of programs and activities to encourage reading and the ongoing use of library facilities and services by middle school and high school students. 
• Creates collection development and acquisition policies in support of Young Adult Services with a focus on diversity and inclusion. 
• Evaluates the Collection on a regular basis, discarding outdated materials and updating as needed. 
• Provides reader advisory services appropriate to young adults and assists in the use of all the library’s resources for schoolwork, recreation, and other needs. 
• Performs general reference work. 
• Supervises use of Young Adult room.
• Working with the Outreach Librarian, publicizes the Library’s Young Adult services through newspapers, posters, etc. 
• Performs other related duties as required

• Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus some experience on public professional library experience working directly with a young
adult population.  
• Able to recognize and set priorities, to use initiative and independent judgment, and to know when to seek the advice of others.  
• Knowledgeable on how to identify and translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs.  
• Knowledgeable of developmental, recreational, and educational needs of young adults.
• Ability to stay up to date with current trends in library services for young adults. 
• Available to work evenings and weekends (schedule is open to discussion) 
• Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing including through email.
• Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, community organizations, and other stakeholders.  
• Commitment to continuous learning and staying current with emerging technologies, including digital media. 
• Preferred multi-lingual.
• Revere residency strongly preferred.

Hours: 30 hours per week for a total of 20 weeks, including evenings and weekends.

Salary: $25 per hour. This is a Grant Funded Position. Nonunion.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications via the City’s Online Application Portal. Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at: [email protected]