are searching for a tech savvy Teen
Librarian to contribute to a very dynamic
Youth Services program at the Portland Public Library, Maine’s largest
public library. This well developed and very successful Teen Program
requires a person with urban sensibilities in a highly interactive,
dynamic multi-cultural environment.
energy, flexible, creative, and collaborative style necessary to lead,
and coordinate effective teen services and programming across the
Library system. Other
responsibilities include supervising staff and volunteers; selecting
teen materials; coordinating the Teen Advisory Council; assisting
patrons with research/reference needs. Serves
as Leader of the Teen Team and is a key member of the Connect-In Team
dealing with the Library’s digital presence as well as working with
other library Service Teams. This person must be highly organized and
comfortable in a complex library system.
Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or equivalent
training and experience; two years experience as a librarian, hands on
experience with young adults; demonstrated advanced technology skills
including social networking; knowledge of young adult literature,
including graphic novels; experience using integrated library systems,
the Internet and online computer databases.
Environment is fast- paced and demanding, especially during peak
hours. Preferred; experience with ELL students and preschool children;
facility in other language(s).
hr position with evening and Saturday work required; excellent benefits;
competitive pay scale; supportive and collegial work environment.
and cover letters to Human Resources, Portland Public Library, 5
Monument Square, Portland, Maine 04101, or email@example.com
Review begins 3/16/13 and will continue until position is filled.
Contact the Human
Resources Department for volunteer and substitute staff
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