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Angie Herrick <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 3 May 2022 10:37:25 -0400
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Skowhegan Free Public Library is hiring for a new Youth Services position.
Submission deadline is Friday, May 13th.


The Skowhegan Free Public Library invites qualified candidates to apply for
the position of Youth Services Librarian. Skowhegan is a small town in
central Maine situated on the banks of the Kennebec River that is currently
rebranding and revitalizing itself to ensure a prosperous and inclusive
future. The library strives to be a vital part of the community and to be a
hub for curiosity, discussions, culture, literature, and life-long learning.

Job Type:

FLSA non-exempt job

Hours will range from 32-37 per week with some evenings and weekends

Work is primarily indoors and requires bending, stooping, reaching and
being able to lift up to 40 lbs.

Salary range is $16.50 - $18.50 per hour, with compensation dependent on
experience and qualifications. Benefits will be negotiated upon hire.

About The Position:

This position is well suited for someone who is passionate about serving
the community and creating a welcoming environment where youth of all ages
can explore, discover, create, learn, and have fun. The ideal candidate has
a passion for being of service to the community by supporting young people,
their families, caregivers, and educators. They want to create a safe
environment that fosters exploration, discovery, lifelong learning, and a
love of reading.

In our small library we work closely together. The ideal candidate thrives
in a collaborative team environment while having the ability to take the
lead and ownership of youth services with enthusiasm and curiosity. They
are flexible and can offer grace and a sense of humor when things don’t go
according to plan. They can manage their time, prioritize when needed, and
work efficiently. Most importantly, they share the library’s service values
of equity, knowledge, respect, and empathy and they work with a spirit of
inclusive collaboration.

Specific Responsibilities:


   Interacts positively with children and understands their developmental

   Is responsible for the daily operation of the Children’s Library

   Reviews, purchases and maintains a diverse collection of books,
   materials, and equipment for the Children’s Library within the parameters
   of the current budget

   Performs weeding and collection maintenance of the Children’s Library

   Plans, publicizes, and supervises a Summer Reading Challenge of at least
   six weeks duration

   Plans, publicizes, and supervises a variety of age-appropriate programs
   during the fiscal year

   Acts as a liaison to schools and other community organizations serving
   children to promote library services

   Does outreach with local daycares, preschools, schools, and organizations

   Solicits, trains, and supervises teen volunteers to assist in the
   Children’s Library as needed/available

   Collects and reports statistics on child and YA circulation as well as
   program participation

   Provides reader’s advisory for children, caregivers, teachers, and
   others who are interested in children’s and/or YA literature

   Attends conferences, webinars, training sessions, and conferences in
   relation to youth services

   Pursues continued professional and library-wide development

   Seeks out and apply for grants that pertain to children’s materials and

   Performs the full range of Child and Adult Circulation Desk duties and

Education & Requirements:


   Bachelor's degree in Library and Information Services or Education

   Experience in working with children

   High School Diploma/GED

   Superb written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

   Strong technology and computer skills

   Time management and flexibility with job duties

   Holds a valid driver’s license

   Ability to pass a background check

If interested in applying for this position, please drop your resume and
cover letter off at the library (9 Elm Street, Skowhegan) or submit via
email to [log in to unmask]

Angie Herrick
Library Director
Skowhegan Free Public Library
9 Elm Street Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-9072
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*“To be a librarian is not to be neutral, or passive, or waiting for a
question. It is to be a radical positive change agent within your
community.”  - R. David Lankes*