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[CLOSED]Youth Services Librarian, Newbury Town Library, Byfield, MA


The Newbury Town Library in Byfield, MA seeks a creative and innovative Youth Services Librarian who is passionate about excellent library youth service, enjoys technology, and is able to facilitate the fusion of traditional and nontraditional library services for children and their caregivers. This position directs the operations of the Youth Services section, the development and presentation of programs, collection development and maintenance including acquisition and weeding of materials and the preparation of bibliographies and publicity materials.  

With an eye to both the traditional and innovative, the successful Youth Services Librarian will know how to turn ideas into action in order to develop, implement, and promote community-responsive programs and services for children and teens. We need someone who is organized and self-directed with a strong work ethic, a collaborative work style, and a good sense of humor. 

As so many libraries are, we’re reimagining library services and looking for the person who will jump in and help. We need someone who is always thinking (whether about a new way to offer programs or where to find the best staff meeting snacks) and likes to hear about what others are thinking, too. No project is too small or too unusual to tackle. 

Hours: This is a full-time position with benefits, 36/32 hours per week (alternating), and 32 hours per week in summer. The hourly wage is $24 per hour. Hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9-5p, Wednesdays from 11-7p, and every other Saturday from 10-2p (closed Saturdays in summer). 

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. We may be small, but we are known as the little engine that could. Our staff and community are excited to bring new ideas to fruition, and not afraid to try things out. 


  • MLS from an ALA accredited library school or a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a related field. 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with children and teens (ages 0 to 18) in a position of responsibility in a public library. 
  • One year of supervisory and/or administrative experience preferred. 

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