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The Town of Hopkinton seeks a FT Children’s Librarian

Do you enjoy working with children and parents?

Do you want to be an important part of a dynamic professional team

in a beautiful, newly renovated library?

Would you like to work in a community that embraces its library as a space for everyone?

If so, Hopkinton is the vibrant growing community for you!

The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a full-time Children's Librarian to provide exceptional customer service in our busy public library serving an expanding, dynamic town. We're looking for a community- focused, creative professional who will work closely with the library team to keep the children's department growing and innovating. Come to Hopkinton and work with talented and enthusiastic colleagues; connect with and serve a supportive, highly engaged community; see an established and successful department through new and exciting changes and challenges; and enjoy each day spent in a big, beautiful, brand-new Children's Room in a recently renovated and expanded building!

The Children's Librarian works with library patrons from birth through approximately age 12 and their family members or guardians, maintains a welcoming Children's Room with activities and up-to-date resources, and organizes and coordinates a variety of programs and services to promote reading and enhance the lives of young library users. The Children's Librarian ensures that all children of Hopkinton are well-serviced by a vibrant library space and a wide range of resources, activities, and other offerings that respond to community needs and promote reading, literacy, research, curiosity, well-being, etc.


Equivalent to Master’s degree in library and information science or related field from an American Library Association accredited program with at least 2 - 4 years progressively responsible library experience. Two years public library and/or Children’s experience Preferred.

Knowledge of public library practices and procedures; children’s literature and children’s reading programs and activities; child development; library technologies and common software applications; working knowledge of the laws, regulations, and departmental policies pertaining to library services.

Ability to be creative and use imagination; read aloud; plan and direct craft and other activities; supervise assistants and volunteers.

Ability to establish good rapport with children and parents/guardians; pay attention to accuracy; work with frequent interruptions in a busy environment; maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other organizations, and the public.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; handle multiple tasks, determine priorities, and meet deadlines; maintain accurate and detailed records; recognize library priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.

Skills: Organizational/planning, writing, interpersonal/collaborative communication, leadership, resourcefulness, and discretion; computer skills that encompass effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, social media, internet browser, and library software.

Hours: 42.5 hours per week includes ½ unpaid meal period. Schedule to be determined with successful candidate.

Hiring Range: $27.85 - $30.64 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this vacancy, please submit the required Application for Employment to [email protected] no later than 4:30 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required. Applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.