Website The Westport Library
Teen Services Librarian
The Westport Library (CT) is poised for an exciting transformation that will take the organization into the 21st century and beyond. Dramatic in its redesign, the new space will be unparalleled in its ability to adapt and shift with the ever-changing needs of the community. We are seeking an individual who can work with the Library team to help build the library of the future.
The Teen Service Librarian will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, enthusiasm for academic research, and the ability to work collaboratively both within the Library and externally. In addition to staffing an adult or children’s reference desk, the candidate will be required to initiate, plan, and implement a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 including but not limited to special events. Key elements of the position include working with a Teen Advisory Board and doing school and community outreach. Finally, the applicant should have a passion for Young Adult literature and experience developing and maintaining a vibrant teen book collection. Experience creating dynamic web pages in WordPress and Libguides is a plus.
Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience, preferably working with Teens. Candidates with at least 30 credits towards an MLS will be considered. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required.
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