Young Adult Librarian

Description

The Nantucket Atheneum, the island’s public library, seeks a creative and energetic Young Adult Librarian to join our team. This full-time position offers 37.5 hours a week plus benefits and is responsible for maintaining our Young Adult area and creating dynamic programming for our teen patrons. Additional responsibilities include supervision of the Teen Advisory Board, selection of Young Adult materials for review by the Department Head, and assisting patrons in the YA and Children’s areas in the use of our circulating, non-circulating and digital collections. This full-time, year-round position includes one evening per week and Saturdays.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about working with teens, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, have a solid grasp of library ethics, and enjoy working collaboratively.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates holding a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, specializing in Young Adult Services, can send a cover letter, resume, and references to Leslie Malcolm at lmalcolm@nantucketatheneum.org.

Reference Librarian | Adult Reference Department

Description

The Nantucket Atheneum is the public library for Nantucket. Our iconic building, built in 1846, is located in the heart of downtown and features art and artifacts important to the island’s maritime history as the center of whaling.

The Atheneum Adult Reference Department is seeking a creative and enthusiastic professional committed to providing excellent customer service in a dynamic and engaging team environment. The best candidate will have a strong sense of library ethics, enjoy working collaboratively, and be detail oriented with assigned tasks.

Duties include public reference, historical archives, upkeep of public access computers, and other office tasks.  General experience with automated library systems software required, and experience with Innovative Interfaces Sierra a plus. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic working with reference and archival materials; and show patience, maturity, and friendliness when working with fellow staff and the public.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or MS(LIS) or certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is required. Familiarity with automated library systems very helpful.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, 37.5-hour-per-week position. It offers an attractive benefit package with vacation allowance. Salary $46,000+; but will be commensurate with experience. Position requires one evening shift per week and Saturdays.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit resume and cover letter online to: lthurber@nantucketatheneum.org

posted January 26, 2021