Summary Performs a variety of professional work related to the conception, planning, and implementation of library services and the direct delivery of services to the public. Provides children, families, and caregivers with early literacy, preschool, and grade school programs that inform and educate. Assists patrons with material selection to ensure competency in learning and library use.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provides customer service to young patrons and their caregivers and assists patrons in finding age appropriate books and Answers reference questions, including reader advisory questions.
- Maintains knowledge of children’s literature, periodicals, a-v materials, websites, and electronic
- Responsible for collection management, weeding, and selecting new titles for the Comics and Graphic novels section, Picture Books, Board Books, and Parenting
- Selects collections to fill Reading School teacher’s topic requests and provides curriculum and support collections as requested by teachers and library/media
- Creates educational programs and recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers to staff the programs, including 7th through 11th grade
students for the Volunteen Program.
- Coordinates with the Conservation Commission and Recreation Department for nature literacy
- Schedules, plans, and conducts story time programs for babies and pre-k aged
- Represent the library at various outreach locations including school classes, daycares and parenting groups.
- Creates flyers, booklists, signage, and Reaches out to local organizations to promote programs.
- Manages the children’s website and social media content including creation and design of the FindersReaders blog, summer reading special content and current book
- Identifies emerging technology trends in children’s services, implements and trains staff.
- Maintains Children’s Room geocaches hidden in Reading Public land.
- Performs basic circulation duties in the Children’s Room including registering children for library cards and assisting patrons of all ages with check out and check in
- Develops and conducts bibliographic instruction and information literacy classes and workshops for
- Prepares grant proposals to state agencies, foundations, and other organizations to fund new or supplemental programs and/or
This is a full time position with typical 32.5 hours per week, includes one evening per week and every fourth Saturday.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject and a Master’s Degree in Library Science; and
- One to two years of non-professional library experience; or
- Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.
Applicant should be able to meet the requirements of the position as outlined in the attached Position Descriptions for Children’s Librarian. Applicant should state education, training and experience which he/she feels has provided him/her with the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Applications will be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867 and online at www.readingma.gov until filled.
A full Job Description is available upon request Judith Perkins
Human Resources Director
The Town of Reading is an Equal Opportunity Employer