Youth Services Branch Manager
Worcester Public Library
Under a new administration that encourages and emphasizes staff engagement,
pursuit of new ideas for programs and services, and leaning into the community
to meet their needs, the Worcester Public Library is seeking an innovative and
enthusiastic Branch Manager with a Youth Services focus to lead and motivate a
team of nine staff members to increase programming and services at four of our
branches. Specifically, the Youth Services Branch Manager
will be responsible for overseeing four neighborhood public library branches
which are located within public elementary schools.
Ynder the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, you will help build and
define this model of service, and establish and maintain a network of positive
partnerships with the schools, teachers, families, other branches, and the
community. This is a great opportunity to empower children,
from infant through teen, to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers,
skillful researches and resourceful users of information.
The ideal candidate will embody each of these characteristics, and will be a
self-motivated, well-organized professional librarian.
We are looking for dynamic, up-and-coming candidates who are passionate about
their work, who have a collaborative spirit, are creative, are comfortable
balancing multiple perspectives, with proven leadership attributes.
For a detailed job description please visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs
Education: M.L.S., including graduate credit in children's
services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association
or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Experience: Two years
of professional public library work after receipt of M.L.S. is preferred, two
years of supervisory experience in a public library, school setting, or within
the Youth Development Field is preferred.
Schedule: Flexible work
hours and working at multiple locations.
Travel: Ability to travel
to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's
license is required.
Must pass a Criminal Background Check.
Knowledge of Spanish and/or other languages is preferred
Experiences with integrated library system, such as Evergreen ILS
Applications submitted by Monday, May 16, 2016 will receive priority
consideration, although the search will continue until the position is
To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume, cover
letter on or before Monday May 16, 2016 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main
Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer.
The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work
performed within this role. It is not designed to contain
or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this
The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core
Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/careers/
corecomp/corecompetences/index.cfm as approved and adopted
as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its
workforce reflect the community.
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