City of Boston

Young Adults Librarian II

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Boston Public Library
Regular Full-Time
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Under supervision and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to assume responsibility for the effective execution of the Library’s program of service to the general public with emphasis on young adults and to perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.


Reports to: Ranking staff member.


Supervises: As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members.


  • Initiates, plans, and implements the Library’s programs of service to the general public, with emphasis on young adults, through personal consultations, reference and readers’ advisory services and programs.
  • Develops and implements activities to stimulate use of the Library’s resources by the community, especially through schools and other agencies which serve young adults.
  • Develops and implements programs for young adults.
  • Performs difficult and involved reference work.
  • Has responsibility for the development of the young adult book collection.
  • Compiles annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  • May assist in recommending and/or planning changes in services or new services for young adults.
  • Assists in training professional and non-professional staff.
  • Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and a master’s degree in library and information science from an accredited library school. Courses in young adult literature and/or work taken, for credit, at an accredited library school. In exceptional instances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
  • Two years of pertinent professional experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
  • Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices, and procedures; extensive knowledge of young adults’ literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for young adults; demonstrated interest in young adults and in library work with young adults; demonstrated willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-2

Hours per week: 35


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