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Job Title:Teen Services Librarian
Employer:Lawrence Public Library
Address:707 Vermont St.
Description:The Lawrence Public Library opened an expanded state-of-the-art facility in the summer of 2014. Located inside is the Teen Zone, a huge attraction for young Lawrencians as there is no other place in town quite like it. We are searching for a creative, ambitious, and enthusiastic individual with an appetite for all things young adult to help us keep the Teen Zone the destination for Lawrence teens. Your mission will be to work closely with the Youth Services Coordinator, an awesome part-time staff, and our fantastic Teen Advisory Board to make the library an exciting and welcoming space for all teens. Additionally, you will create and plan programs, feed the minds of Lawrencians with young adult books, partner with local schools and organizations to spread the word of the library and bring in fresh perspectives and programs for Lawrence teenagers, as well as work with the collection development team to keep the teen collection exciting and new.
Responsibilities:As the Teen Librarian, we will need you to: Truly value working with teens and appreciate all of their originality. Be passionate about young adult literature and able to sell books to teens and their adults. Create enthusiasm for the library when visiting with students at area schools. Be knowledgeable about what today’s teens want and be sensitive to their needs. Have a talent for imaginative, inventive, and exciting programming. Know how to merchandise and make totally rad book displays and marketing materials for teen programs. Be a gamer or know the current trends in video gaming and other technology. Know how to write for the web and connect with teens via social media. Value customer service for all patrons as well as fellow coworkers. Be spontaneous and unafraid to take risks and learn something new. Be a champion for the teens of Lawrence.
Minimum Qualifications:Requirements: Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Google programs Strong customer-service orientation Knowledge of young adult literature Previous work with tweens/teens Library experience Familiarity with social media Master’s Degree in Library Science, unless you can convince us otherwise (you definitely will need a Bachelor’s degree).
Preferred Qualifications:Preferred qualifications: PC and console video game experience Graphic design skills
Salary & Benefits:This position is full-time and requires frequent evening and weekend hours. Salary starts at $39,084 and depends on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
Instructions:Email an employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Karen Allen, Youth Services Coordinator, Application can be found on the library's website:
Deadlines:Preference given to applications received by Septe
Contact:Karen Allen
Date Added:2017-09-21 17:16:09
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