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Wed, 22 Mar 2023 13:52:13 -0400
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Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine is seeking a teen services
librarian. Skidompha is a rural library with an active community of patrons
and an established teen services program. We pride ourselves on being a
team of staff members that work well together and encourage innovation. The
ideal candidate will be able to work afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays,
be a positive, constructive, and encouraging presence in the library, and
be comfortable working with a diverse group of teenagers.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for someone interested in
working in a public library and making a meaningful difference in the lives
of adolescents. The Teen Services Librarian will work primarily with the
Children's Services Librarian and the Executive Director, but also work
collaboratively with all members of the library staff and support all

Objectives of This Position


   Ensure a safe and welcome environment for teens

   Engage teen patrons with fun and meaningful activities

   Support individual literacy and learning goals of patrons

   Collaborate with other staff members to serve the needs of all patrons

   Maintain and create relationships with local organizations



   Develop and maintain the diverse and representative young adult
   collection of books and materials

   Plan and execute teen programming, including school year and summer
   reading programs

   Assist with everyday library functions, including circulation tasks and
   assisting patrons

   Work cooperatively with the Communications Director and write weekly
   updates in contribution to the library’s email newsletter

   Maintain the existing Teen Room with attention paid to keeping it neat
   and welcoming.

   Interact with teens on a daily basis in order to create a positive
   atmosphere. This includes making sure teens know about resources and
   programming and ensuring the library is being utilized in a manner that
   supports all patrons.

   Embrace, promote, and include Skidompha's Mission and Value in all
   library activities.

   This position is for 35 hours per week, including Wednesday morning
   staff meeting, Tuesday-Friday from late morning until 6:00pm, and Saturdays
   from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Skills and Qualifications


   Experience working with adolescents

   Bachelor’s degree in library science or related field

   Strong writing skills


   Proficiency and comfort with computers MS Suite, Canva, and Google

   Creativity and flexibility

Desired Qualifications


   Experience working in a public library

   Experience working with Minerva/Sierra ILL

   Experience with grant preparation and reporting

   Experience with collection development and cataloging

   Experience with effective communication and engagement with teens

Benefits of working at Skidompha

Skidompha offers a flexible, child-friendly, and progressive work
environment. We enjoy a kind, collaborative, supportive, and creative
culture where we value the individual and their humanity. We offer
continuing education support. After 6 months of employment, Skidompha
offers an IRA matched at 2.0%, and health insurance is available at a
prorated rate based on the number of hours worked per week. We are earnest
in our work and take our responsibility to the community, our patrons, and
our volunteers very seriously, but we encourage laughter and joy in the

Skidompha Library is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status,
sexuality, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected
by law.

Skidompha is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff
and community. We require all employees to provide proof of full
vaccination to prevent Covid-19 at the time of hiring.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three references to [log in to unmask] in .pdf format.
Please put “TSL application” in the subject line. We will begin application
review on April 12th and accept applications until April 19th. Employment
to commence in late spring.

Jessie Trafton
Youth Services Librarian
Skidompha Library
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
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