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Saturday/Subtitute Children’s Librarian, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA


Cary Memorial Library is seeking a creative and energetic person to join our team working one Saturday a month and the occasional substitute hours as available on weekdays and evenings in the Youth Services Department. The Youth Services Department works as a strong team, playing to the strengths and skills of our members. We celebrate the diversity of our community through our programming and our collections. We are a busy and active department, embracing the energy and enthusiasm with a service population from toddlers to teens.

Youth Services Librarians are expected to push their knowledge and comfort zones to stay current with the needs and interests of the community. As a part of a busy, service-oriented environment, Youth Services Librarians staff a variety of service desks, including the Children’s Reference Desk, Children’s Circulation Desk, and the Teen Room Desk. This position works one Saturday (9 am – 5 pm) on a 4 week cycle in the Children’s Room assisting patrons in locating materials and performing reader’s advisory, as well as handling some circulation tasks. Additional substitute hours may be available during weekdays and evenings.

Qualifications: An MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution is preferred, or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who possesses the ability to establish rapport with patrons of all ages, demonstrate a respect for diversity and promote inclusive services, and demonstrate attention to detail as well as the ability to multi-task.

Previous experience working with children or teens, and knowledge of the developmental stages of youth, as well as children’s and teen literature is required. PC proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications are required. Experience using Sierra software is strongly preferred, although we will consider candidates with experience using other automated library systems. Language skills are a plus, particularly Chinese or Korean.

Salary Range: $31.34 -$38.97 hourly, commensurate with experience. Position is not eligible for benefits.

Schedule: 1 Saturday every 4 weeks with opportunities to work substitute hours during other days. Saturday shift is 9-5 with one hour, unpaid, meal break. First regular Saturday shift is October 15, 2022.

How to Apply:

Please apply by Friday, July 29, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Send a resume, letter of application, and names of three references to Susan Lusk, Office Manager, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420 ([email protected]). EO/AAE.