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  Children s Librarian I

Company Name:
    Boston Public Library
Contact Information
    Estelle Lincoln
    700 Boylston Street
    Massachusetts, USA
    Phone: 617/859-2356
    Fax: 617/266-4673
    Location: Boston Public Library, 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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