Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population (characteristic to an urban setting) with emphasis on service to young adults and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on young adults.
Reports To: Ranking Staff Member.
Supervises: As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members
A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and a master’s degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in young adult literature and/or programming taken for credit at an accredited library school. Other experience working with youth is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
Knowledge of young adult literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to young adult literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for teens; interest in youth and in library work with young adults; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.
1) Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2) Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
3) CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.
Hours per week: 35