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Sunday, May 23, 2010

F/T - Teen Service Librarian - Westhampton Beach, LI

Full-Time Teen Services Librarian

Position Description:
The Westhampton Free library is seeking a dynamic, friendly, and energetic Teen Librarian who is committed to exploring creative and innovative ways to expand library services for Teens in our new state-of-the-art library. Qualified candidates for this 35-hour per week position must possess a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, be familiar with current trends in library services for young adults, and have knowledge of cutting edge technology including Web 2.0 and Social Networking tools.

Duties include, but not limited to

• Planning, organizing, and maintaining the library’s young adult collection. Reads, reviews, and selects books and other material for purchase.
• Provide reference and reader’s advisory service for young adults. Assist library users in the use of the library and its resources. Assist young adults, parents, teachers and other adults in selection of young adult books, audio books and other library materials.
• Initiate, plan and conduct a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 to 18.
• Involve young adults in planning and implementing services for their age group.
• Promote programs and services through press releases, flyers and other public relations channels.
• Maintain a pleasant, inviting, and safe environment for teens.
• Advocate for young adults and young adult services with other community agencies. Collaborate with schools and other agencies serving young adults.
• Attends professional library conferences, seminars and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.

Starting Salary: $41,500 plus benefits.

Please send or Email resume with cover letter by May 28 2010 to

Dave Jones
Head of Technical & Teen Services
Westhampton Free Library
28 Library Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: (631) 288-3335 ext. 19