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  Children s Librarian I

Company Name:
    Bostin Public Library
Contact Information
    Estelle Lincoln
    700 Boylston Street
    Massachusetts, USA
    Phone: (617) 859-2356
    Fax: (617) 266-4673
    Boston Public Library 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 617 / 859 – 2356 Closing Date: This vacancy announcement is for continuing recruitment. Position Title: Children’s Librarian I Location: Branch Libraries Salary range: $34,298 - $46.298, DOQ. Basic Function: Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on children. Supervises: As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members. Typical Duties and Responsibilities: Under supervision performs the following: • Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library’s program of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers’ advisory services, outreach and programs. • Participates in the development of interactive relationships within a defined neighborhood and in the implementation of activities to stimulate community use of the Library’s resources especially through schools, and other agencies which serve children and their families. • Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children such as story hours, book talks, craft programs, puppetry, book discussion groups and summer reading programs. • Performs readers’ advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public. • Provides instruction to increase patrons’ skills in the use of book resources and electronic databases. • Manages program funds assigned to children’s services. • Participates in the development of the children’s book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget. • Assists in the compilation of annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials. • Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children’s activities within the branch library. • May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the branch in the absence of the Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member. • May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for children. • Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities. • Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and a master’s degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children’s literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements. Must be a Resident of the City of Boston upon first day of hire. Benefits: The Boston Public Library offers a generous benefits package including up to six weeks of vacation, fifteen sick days, personal time, group health which is 90% employer paid, 100% employer paid dental/vision plan, guaranteed pension plan, deferred compensation opportunities, and professional development. To Apply: Please send Resume, References and Cover Letter (indicating where you found this vacancy) to: Boston Public Library Attention: Human Resources 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02117 Or Fax to: (617) 266 - 4673 Or Email to: HR@BPL.ORG

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