- Providing a well-managed YA physical and virtual collection (c. 3,500 titles) and space;
- Creating compelling YA programming, spaces, and resources in collaboration with our community partners, on- and off-site;
- Participate with other librarians in Help Desk coverage providing direct reference service to patrons of all ages and backgrounds;
- Be in charge of our public computer network, including routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and basic repairs;
- Expect to work some evenings and Saturdays, with some shifts as the In Charge for the building and staff;
The Keene Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic professional with excellent public service skills and experience in libraries and working with teenagers to join our team as a Librarian I- Teen Services! The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment!
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provides library services to young adults and their caregivers, including reference, reader’s advisory, programming, outreach activities, and collection development.
- Works with staff to monitor and evaluate services to all youth and promotes and publicizes the youth services program in schools and the community.
- Curates content including print, digital, web resources and special collections for and with teen patrons.
- Plans and coordinates STEAM programs for teen and adult users of the Makerspace, researches new technologies, designs new initiatives, develops training classes and schedules for staff and volunteers, and researches appropriate services to enhance the library’s offerings.
- Leverages community experts, coaches, and mentors for services and programs that meet teen needs and interests.
Requirements include, but are not limited to:
- A Bachelor’s degree, plus one year of library experience or library training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A graduate degree in library science is preferred as well as experience working with teens ages 12-18!
- Comfortable using library software and circulation services. Comfortable assessing online databases and using current/emerging makerspace technology applications and equipment such as 3D printing, 3D design, coding, scanning and image editing.
Pay and Benefits include:
- This full-time position offers a pay range of $26.81- $33.41 per hour. The work schedule includes Saturdays and evenings each week.
- Are you used to spending a considerable amount of money on insurance? YOU WON’T HERE!
The City of Keene offers low deductible/low-cost health insurance, low-cost dental insurance, and other benefits such as life, disability, defined benefit retirement, paid time off including vacation days, personal days, and sick days and more!
If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, then apply today! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, April 30, 2023 at midnight.
THE CITY OF KEENE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
– Posted 4/12/23
Â From Barbara Doyle-Wilch on behalf of Don Wood :
Â Â Â Â If you are a young adult librarian, this is for you:Â YALSA is collecting survey feedback to help guide future programs and services developed for library workers who serve teens.Â If you have teens nearby, please encourage them to take the brief online anonymous surveymonkey survey, available through March 31st, that pertains to their technology needs.Â The best way to get there is through the YALSA webpage: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa.Â Please note that the survey is for teens, not adults.Â Check it out!