Elizabeth Taber Library

Elizabeth Taber Library
8 Spring Street - Marion, MA 02738

Full Time Children's Librarian

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Library Director Elizabeth Sherry at esherry@sailsinc.org

The Elizabeth Taber Library is looking for a qualified candidate to serve in the position of Full Time (35 hours a week) Children's Librarian.

Under the direction and management of the Director, the Children’s Librarian engages in all facets of library services, policies and procedures, and provides all patron-based services. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • program development of active, engaging librarian-led (or performer-led) programming that promotes literacy, library engagement, or community building, including organizing a robust summer reading program schedule and year-round story times
  • creating and maintaining a unique, relevant, and diverse collection guided by a robust and current collection development policy, including the selection, purchase, and maintenance of print and non-print materials based on the needs of the collection and community
  • grant writing efforts to financially support children’s programing activities
  • evaluating and updating department practices and procedures
  • maintaining statistical records of all program descriptions and attendance numbers
  • activities relating to program promotion including flyer creation, press releases, and outreach
  • guiding children and young adult patrons in use of all library services and resources including digital services
  • collaborating with local educational and cultural institutions, including but not limited to the reading specialists and librarians at Sippican Elementary, to produce summer reading lists and other cooperative programming endeavors
  • providing assistance in all circulation duties when needed
  • maintaining children’s web page and updating social media pages to promote children’s activities
  • assisting with all matters related to Children’s Room circulation of materials

Must maintain knowledge of children’s technology and programming developments through continuing professional development and education. Must be committed to providing high level of public service and maintaining a friendly, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for all patrons.

Library staff is evaluated on their performance yearly by the Library Director.

Qualifications include:

- M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school, with coursework in children’s services, prefered, relevent experience will be considered as an acceptable alternative

-one year of experience providing direct services to children in a public library or related environment strongly preferred


Schedule includes:

Full-time schedule of 35 hours per week, to include occasional Saturdays and evening hours related to children’s and young adult programming, or as schedule demands.

Yearly performance evaluations are performed by the Director.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Ability to operate standard office equipment; transport carts of materials which can weigh more than 100 pounds across a level floor or on a ramp; carry baskets of materials weighing up to 30 pounds; pay attention to details and concentrate on tasks despite frequent interruptions and moderate noise levels; communicate effectively and exchange accurate information with coworkers and members of the public; read and organize written material; place library materials on shelves or carts which can be located at floor level or overhead.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms and library locations, as needed. Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions.

Part Time Youth Services Librarian

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Library Director Elizabeth Sherry at esherry@sailsinc.org

Part Time Youth Services Librarian:

18 hours a week, 20 dollars an hour

The part time Youth Services Librarian will provide full range of library services to the patrons of the Elizabeth Taber Library, with a focus on services to children and young adults, including middle readers, tweens, and teens.  Specific services to children and young adults will include programming, collection development, and readers advisory. Additionally, this position will help establish and maintain a successful young adult space within the ETL.

The Youth Services librarian is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive programing schedule for the benefit of tweens, teens, and young adult patrons, including evening and weekend activities.

Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

-Provides general circulation desk duties
-Initiates, plans, and conducts a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 to 18, including but not limited to special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach 

- Lends support to our children’s department when needed for programming and department planning
-Maintains an engaging and safe environment for children and teens
-Plans, organizes, and maintains young adult collections.  Analyzes collections for development needs.  Reads, reviews, and select books and other material for purchase
-Advocates for youths and youth services with other community agencies
-Collaborates with schools and other agencies to serve youth
-Attends professional library conferences, seminars and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.

-Participates in all aspects of the Library’s planning process to represent and support youth services.


This is a part time position, 18 hours a week including evenings and Saturdays. 

Experience working or volunteering with children and young adults required.

The Elizabeth Taber Library is an equal opportunity employer.