Reference & Young Adult Librarian

Full-Time
Eastchester NY
Posted 2 weeks ago

Immediate Opening: Reference & Young Adult Librarian Position

The Eastchester Public Library is seeking an energetic, customer service-oriented, tech-savvy Reference & Young Adult Librarian. The deadline has been extended to Friday, June 24, 2022.

Responsibilities

●Provides reference, reader’s advisory service and computer and technology assistance to

adult and teen patrons

●Selects adult materials for acquisition and withdrawal, as assigned by department head

●Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of literature for young adults●Develops and maintains the Young Adult collection, including fiction and nonfiction,print and digital

●Designs, implements and evaluates programs and activities for young adults based on their needs and interests. (Grades 6 – 12)

●Acts as a liaison with local private and public schools serving Grades 6 – 12

●Promotes, publicizes and represents young adult service and the library to the community and local agencies in cooperation with other library departments

●Collaborates with Children’s Librarians on programming such as Battle of the Books and Summer Reading Game Qualifications

●ALA Accredited MLS/MLIS/MSLS degree and NYS Public Librarian Professional Certificate

●Strong knowledge of Young Adult literature and of public library trends and issues

●Ability to work well with public and foster positive relationships with library patrons

●Enthusiasm in planning and implementing Young Adult and/or Adult programming

●Familiarity with library-related technology (experience with Evergreen is a plus)

●Attention to detail and the ability to work well, independently and cooperatively with library staff

●Excellent written and oral communications skills

●Flexibility to assist in all areas of public library service, including Children’s.

Note:This position requires two Saturdays per month(from September through June) and one evening per week. This position is subject to Westchester County Department of Civil Service approval as a Librarian I.Compensation:Starting salary of $63,462, with an attractive benefits package including participation in New York State and Local Retirement System. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and references to Library Director Tracy Wright at twright@wlsmail.org by Friday, June 24, 2022

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