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Youth Services Librarian, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham, NH


We are looking for a dynamic full-time Youth Services Librarian who is a team player and intrepid teen wrangler. If you love working with kids of all ages, but have a special spot in your heart for tweens and teens, we want to hear from you!

The Youth Services team at our library has a passion for growing lifelong library users and engaging the whole family. Programs and services are designed to make the library a destination and a place where everyone belongs. Did we mention having fun while doing it all? Yup. Fun is essential.

This Youth Services Librarian will enjoy working with youth ages 0-18 and their families with a focus on teens/tweens. This person will participate in all activities of the department from collection development and programming, to outreach and staffing service areas. We need someone who has the experience to hit the ground running.

Our ideal candidate will have experience in providing friendly customer service, especially with children and families. The person will also be organized, perceptive, and up-to-speed on current library trends. Tell us how you’ve built good relationships with colleagues, the public, schools, and community organizations. Show us your successful programs and projects and tell us about your favorite. Flexibility and a sense of humor are a must!
Basically, we want it all. Is that you?

Our Library and Community: A fun and rewarding place to work! We have highly engaged residents and Town counterparts who support the library in visible ways. Our staff and community are excited to build new ideas into reality and we’re not afraid to try things out.

Qualifications: Masters Degree of Library and/or Information Science (from an American Library Association accredited degree program) preferred or other degree related to children, young adults, and/or families. Considerable, successful experience working with children and/or teens in a library, as an educator, or other youth-focused field. Independent and collaborative experience with the library skills in the job description. Excellent oral and written communication skills; listening and interpersonal skills; organizational and evaluative skills.  High comfort level with technology in general including mobile devices, wi-fi, productivity software (ie: MS Office Suite, G-Suite), Canva, a variety of library digital subscriptions and ILS software – please share your technology comfort level with us.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Starting Salary: $45,000 – $46,000
Closing Date: Until filled. Screening/phone interviews to begin as early as April 20, 2022.

How to Apply:

Full job description can be found here: Youth Services Librarian

Please send resumé, cover letter, and the titles of two YA books you would recommend to: Lesley Kimball, Library Director – [email protected] – and, just for fun, include a favorite trivia question for us to answer.