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Saturday and substitute YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN I
Saturday and Substitute YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARY TECHNICIAN

SUBSTITUTE REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

Saturday and substitute YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN I
POSITION AVAILABLE

Do you like to play? Do you have Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s 250th Death Day circled on your calendar?  Are you not afraid to look silly in order to bring a bit of whimsy and fun into the Library?  Does a busy day at the Library bring a sense of excitement? If so, then come join our team!

Cary Memorial Library is seeking a creative and energetic person to join our team as a Saturday and substitute 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 Staff Desk.  This position works 1 Saturday a month 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.
  • 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 preferred, although we will consider candidates with experience using other automated library systems. Language skills are a plus, particularly Chinese or Korean.

Salary Range:  $25.73 - $33.01 hourly, commensurate with experience

Schedule: This position works 1 Saturday every 4 weeks; additional substitute hours as needed

Closing Date: Open until filled, but priority will be given to applications in by 5/11/2018.

Preference given to applications received before 5pm on May 11, 2018. Please send a resume, letter of application, and names of three references to Andrea Morrison, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420 (amorrison@lexingtonma.gov).  EO/AAE.

 

Saturday and Substitute YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARY TECHNICIAN
POSITION AVAILABLE

Can you recognize a porg? Do you read young adult literature? Do you genuinely enjoy working with teenagers?  If so, come join our team! Cary Memorial Library has one Library Technician position available for a Saturday rotation in our Teen Services Room and as a substitute in our 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. 

Library Technicians assist in all service areas of the library, a busy, service-oriented environment.  The individual in this position will staff our teen room for one Saturday per month.   This position performs a full range of library responsibilities, including assisting patrons in locating material, checking materials in and out, handling network transfers, answering telephones, processing new materials, and shelving materials.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will hold at least a High School or Associate Degree, will be self-motivated, and will possess the ability to establish rapport with patrons of all ages, as well as demonstrate attention to detail.  PC proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications are required.  Experience using Innovative Interface’s Sierra software is preferred, although we will consider candidates with experience using other automated library systems. Knowledge of children’s literature and ability to speak Chinese or Korean are a plus.

Salary Range:  $17.11 - $23.91 hourly, commensurate with experience

Schedule: This position works 1 Saturday every 4 weeks; additional substitute hours as needed

Closing Date: Open until filled, but priority will be given to applications in by 5/11/2018.

Preference given to applications received before 5pm on May 11, 2018. Please send a resume, letter of application, and names of three references to Andrea Morrison, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420 (amorrison@lexingtonma.gov).  EO/AAE.

 

SUBSTITUTE REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
One Saturday Bridge (4 hours)/month plus opportunities to sub as needed

Cary Memorial Library has an opening for a Substitute Reference Librarian. The schedule includes every 4th Saturday (11 am -3 pm) as well as occasional opportunities to fill in for staff who are absent in Reference, Children’s and the Teen Room. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door at Cary Library!

Reference Librarians generally work at the busy Main Desk, answering reference/research questions and providing readers’ advisory. Other tasks include instruction in the use of equipment and software, and assisting with library programs. Reference staff also assist with circulation tasks such as museum passes and the use of our self-check machines.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution. Reference experience is a plus. PC proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications are required. Experience using III Sierra software is preferred, although we will consider candidates with experience using other automated library systems. Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus.

We are looking for someone who will be self-motivated, and will possess the ability to establish rapport with patrons of all ages, as well as demonstrate attention to detail. A collegial attitude and a commitment to outstanding customer service is essential.

Salary Range: Hiring range is $25.73 -$29.96 hourly, commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Schedule: Every 4th Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm.

Please send a resume, letter of application, and names of three references by ­­­­­­­­­May 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to Andrea Morrison, Office Manager, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420 (amorrison@minlib.net).  EO/AAE.