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Cary Memorial Library is seeking a creative and energetic person to join our team as the Wednesday evening librarian in the Youth Services Department. As the 6th busiest library in the Commonwealth, Cary Memorial Library works hard to be at the forefront of library services.  

The Youth Services Department works as a strong team, playing to the strengths and skills of our members. We celebrate the diversity of our community through our programming and our collections. We are a busy and active department, embracing the energy and enthusiasm with a service population from toddlers to teens.  

Youth Services Librarians are expected to push their knowledge and comfort zones to stay current with the needs and interests of the community.  As a part of a busy, service-oriented environment, Youth Services Librarians staff a variety of service desks, including the Children’s Reference Desk, Children’s Circulation Desk, and the Teen Room Desk.  This position works three hours (from 6pm – 9pm) on Wednesday evenings in the Children’s Room assisting patrons in locating materials and performing reader’s advisory, as well as handling some circulation tasks. Additional substitute hours may be available.

Qualifications:  ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science is required.  The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who possess the ability to establish rapport with patrons of all ages, demonstrate a respect for diversity and promote inclusive services, and demonstrate attention to detail as well as the ability to multi-task. 

Previous experience working with children or teens, and knowledge of the developmental stages of youth, as well as children’s and teen literature is required. PC proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications are required.  Experience using Sierra software is strongly preferred, although we will consider candidates with experience using other automated library systems. Language skills are a plus, particularly Chinese or Korean. 

Salary Range:  $27.32 - $35.30 hourly, commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Schedule: This position works Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm (3 hours); additional substitute hours as needed.

Closing Date: Open until filled, but priority will be given to applications in by 8/9/2019

Preference given to applications received before 5pm on August 9, 2019. Please send a resume, letter of application, and names of three references to Andrea Morrison, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420 (  EO/AAE.


Cary Memorial Library has two openings for part-time Student Library Pages in the Youth Services Department.

Library Pages assist in keeping the Library’s collections in good order in a busy, service-oriented environment. Tasks include, but are not limited to, shelving materials according to the library’s organization system, sorting returned materials into categories, picking up books and other library materials throughout the Library, and maintaining order by regular shelf reading and shelf straightening. This position will primarily be working in the Children’s Room and Teen Room. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and detail-oriented, be able to alphabetize accurately, and be familiar with the decimal system. The position requires substantial physical activity, including standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting materials, and pushing book trucks.

Hours: 5 hours per week, including 3 hours on Saturday, every other weekend.

Hourly Rate: $11.22

To Apply:  Job applications are available at all public service desks at the library and online.  

Preference given to applications received by 9:00 pm on August 8th to Alissa Lauzon, Head of Youth Services, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420. E/O/AAE