Youth Services Librarian L1-Providence, RI

Youth Services Librarian L1, Wanskuck – Providence (RI) Community Library. Salary: $41,360 annually. Hours: Full-time 37.5 hrs. per week w/Benefits. Providence Community Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian L1 with extensive experience in maker-centered learning, to work in a busy, neighborhood library. Preferred makerspace skills: Proficient in technology, including 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutters, heat presses, sewing machines, coding, and Dash Robots. Experience with digital badging. Experience organizing and maintaining a community based makerspace. Experience mentoring youth in a makerspace and/or leading hands-on, design-based workshops with youth.
     The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service especially, emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library.
     Responsibilities include but are not limited to: organizing and maintaining a community based makerspace, selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and youth, planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from infants to teens; providing reader’s advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers to develop pre-literacy and literacy skills to children; assisting patrons, particularly children and youth, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects, developing relationships and programs for and with local schools, early childcare centers, and other youth-serving organizations in the neighborhood; creating a welcoming environment in the children’s area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.
     Work schedule: includes evenings, work at least 1 Saturday per month, and assisting with coverage at other PCL locations when needed.
     Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school. Experience working as a Youth Services Librarian. Spanish speaking a plus. 
     Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: Maria Melvin, HR Manager,, (401) 467-2700 x. 1606. Applications accepted until the position is filled.