Substitute Custodian

Southington Public Schools
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Town of Southington

Reference/Teen Librarian

Southington Public Library

* * Applicants selected for interviews will need to present a unique idea for a new teen program. **

TO: General Public POSTING DATE: 09/21/2016

HOURLY RATE: $29.26 CLOSING DATE: 10/07/2016

GRADE: 6 UNION: UPSEU- Local 424-36 HOURS: Part Time (20 hours)

FLSA: Non -Exempt

REPORTS TO: Reference/Information Services Librarian


Assists in the administration, development and implementation of services in the adult reference department with a focus on programs and services to teens.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES (illustrative only):

* Initiates, plans and conducts a variety of programs and activities to encourage use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 and 18.

* Performs reference and general assistance to the public including, but not limited to, direct assistance with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment and services.

* Reviews material in various formats for selection and acquisition with an emphasis on Teen and Young Adult literature.

* Other related duties as assigned.

* Develops and presents library programming with an emphasis on Teens and Young Adults

* Responsible for providing reference and reader's advisor services with an emphasis on Teens and Young Adults.

* Instructs patrons on the use of library resources including online catalogs, databases, and other virtual library resources.

* Organizes and maintains assigned collection(s).

* Develops curriculum and teaches classes.

* Assists in the department's budgetary process.

* Provides statistical reports.

* Acts as library representative to the community and professional groups.


* Demonstrable knowledge of Young Adult/Teen literature.

* Ability to relate to Young Adults and Teens as well as library patrons of all ages, the education community, parents and colleagues.

* Conceptual understanding and knowledge of state-of-the-art library technology.

* Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and current developments in the field of Young Adult/Teen service.

* Conceptual understanding and knowledge of current trends in reference service.

* Ability to communicate concisely and effectively.

* Leadership skills, the ability to speak to groups.

* Ability to supervise library assistants and volunteers as assigned.

* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, officials of other agencies and the general public.


* Graduate Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited college or university.

* A minimum of two (2) successful years of experience in public library service with an emphasis on teens.