Youth Services Branch Manager

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Created: May 6, 2016


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.

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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.

CORI:             Must pass a Criminal Background Check.

Other:             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 filled. 

To apply, please visit: 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 position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA’s “Core Competences of Librarianship”  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.


Published: Friday, May 6, 2016 00:32 UTC

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