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Youth Services Assistant Librarian

companyNorman Williams Public Library
locationWoodstock, VT, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/6/2024
Social Work

The Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, VT is seeking someone to
join the Youth Services team. As a librarian in our Children’s Room, the ideal
candidate will exhibit a collaborative and energetic spirit while maintaining a
safe and inviting environment for youth from toddlers through late
teens. Excellent customer service skills and an eagerness to connect with
community members through engaging programming and other library
services are crucial to this position. If you have genuine care for youth and
have a passion for encouraging and inspiring readers, then we want to hear
from you.
TITLE: Youth Services Librarian
REPORTS TO: Youth Services Director
Position Description: (Updated May 2024)
Under the General direction of the Youth Services Director and working in
close collaboration with other members of the library staff and volunteers, the
Children’s Librarian provides assistance to all library users. The Children’s
Librarian meets the needs of patrons and visitors in person and electronically.
As with all NWPL positions, it is expected that the library’s mission, core values
and vision are exemplified by the individual filling this role.
-Assist at the Youth Services circulation desk
-Serves as assistant to Youth Services Director, as needed
-Shelving library materials
-Provide reference help and readers advisory for the users of Youth Services
-Assist with maintenance of the Youth Services department and the Youth
-Services collection
-Promote library membership and help maintain accurate patron records
-Assist with volunteers in the Youth Services department
-Share responsibility for special book displays to promote interest and
-Help to create an engaging and fun atmosphere
-Assist patrons with use of online catalog and other online resources
-Assist in development and implementation of youth programs such as story
times, school and community outreach, and more
-Assist with development and implementation of NWPL’s annual summer
reading program
-Assist with updates to youth social media and website
-Demonstrate a willingness to cross-train and staff other departments when
-Assist in collection development, weeding, acquisitions, etc.
-Participate in staff meetings
-Serve as an active team member to lead and assist in furthering the work of
the library in a wide variety of ways
-All other duties as needed
-Qualifications and key abilities
-Ability to work independently
-Library experience preferred
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Possess ability to problem solve and take initiative
-Strong desire to provide exemplary customer service
-Knowledge of computer applications, including online systems, records and
-Willingness to be a team player, maintaining effective working relationships
with other staff members, volunteers and patrons
-Strong personal commitment to the mission and vision of the library
-A good sense of humor
Education, Experience and Certification
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Physical Requirements:
-Must be able to lift and carry equipment or boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.
-Must possess physical ability to reach, bend, and lift frequently
Hours & Compensation:
This is a 20-hour per week benefited position. $20/hour.  Availability to work Saturdays
About NWPL and its team:
The Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL) is committed to promoting
responsible environmental stewardship. Employee understanding and
involvement are essential to the implementation of our sustainability. Our goal
is to minimize our impact on the environment, ensure a sustainable future,
and promote community resilience. NWPL staff are expected to engage in
procedures and programs that strive to minimize pollution and waste,
conserve energy and
water, protect habitat, and support renewable energy resources.
The Norman Williams Public Library enriches the intellectual, cultural, and civic
life of greater Woodstock by promoting a lifelong love of reading and
learning; fostering the free exchange of ideas; providing a welcoming space
for people of all ages and backgrounds; and offering resources for building a
more just and humane community.
The Norman Williams Public Library is continually evolving to meet the
communities’ need for enrichment and growth through learning, innovation,
and opportunity in a safe and inclusive environment.
? We commit to kindness, respect, equity, and trust.
? We believe in engagement, connection, partnerships, and understanding.
? We encourage reading, intellectual freedom, learning, and growth.
? We undertake our work with responsibility, innovation, effectiveness, and
Please send an email including cover letter, resume, and three references to
Adrian Tans, Youth Services Director –
Criminal background check and valid driver’s license are required.

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