Employment Opportunities

Open Positions:

Teen Services Librarian (Part time)


External Applicants

Posting Date: December 7, 2018
Closing Date: Open until filled
Reports to: Head of Youth Services
Position Available: Immediately

Summary: Under the direction of the Head of Youth Services, the Teen Services Librarian will plan, promote and implement library collections and programs with a primary focus on teens. Maintains relationships with schools to promote teen programs and collections. Works closely with other Youth Services staff on implementing programs and services for children and young adults. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services utilizing print, A/V and electronic resources. Works with staff throughout the library to develop and implement programming, partnerships and other projects that enhance the library’s image in the community.

Education and Experience:

  1. ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.
  2. 1-2 years of experience serving teens and young adults in a library setting.
  3. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  4. Knowledge of teen literature and media – both current and classic.
  5. Successful experience presenting appropriate programs for teens.
  6. Excellent customer service attitude.
  7. Familiarity with social, pop, cultural and technological trends which impact young people’s lives.
  8. Good working knowledge of Windows-based computers, the Internet, database searching, automated library systems, downloadable/streaming resources and social media.

Schedule: Part-time 25 hours per week including days, nights and weekends.
Union Position: Yes
Salary: Starting at $19.23 per hour
Benefits: Vacation, Personal time and paid holidays. Employer contribution toward retirement benefits.

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Please submit a completed application, along with a cover letter, resume and three references to:

Caryn Bartone
Head of Youth Services
6123 Central City Parkway
Westland MI 48185
caryn.bartone@westlandlibrary.org
Fax: 734-595-4612


Youth Services Librarian (Part time)


External Applicants

Posting Date: December 7, 2018
Closing Date: Open until filled
Reports to: Head of Youth Services
Position Available: Immediately

Summary: Under the direction of the Head of Youth Services, the Youth Services Librarian develops programs, services and collections focusing on the importance of reading, storytelling, and the Library as a learning resource. Presents and leads a variety of programs, services and activities for young people including babies, children, tweens, their caregivers, teachers and adults who work with them. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services utilizing print, A/V and electronic resources. Collaborates with staff throughout the library to develop and implement programming, partnerships and other projects that enhance the library’s image in the community.

Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  2. 1-2 years of professional library youth services or equivalent experience.
  3. Successful experience presenting developmentally appropriate programs for young people
  4. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  5. Good working knowledge of Windows-based computers, the Internet, database searching, automated library systems, downloadable/streaming resources and social media.

Schedule: Part-time 25 hours per week including days, nights and weekends.
Union Position: Yes
Salary: Starting at $19.23 per hour
Benefits: Vacation, Personal time and paid holidays. Employer contribution toward retirement benefits.

View the full job description

Please submit a completed application, along with a cover letter, resume and three references to:

Caryn Bartone
Head of Youth Services
6123 Central City Parkway
Westland MI 48185
caryn.bartone@westlandlibrary.org
Fax: 734-595-4612


Applications for Employment:

For consideration for a position as a Supervisory Librarian, Reference Librarian or Children's Associate, please submit a professional resume, meaningful cover letter and list of references.

General: for all positions

Page: for book shelving positions

NOTE: Applications for non-page positions are only accepted when positions are available. Page applications are always accepted.

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About Seeking Employment at the Public Library of Westland:

The Public Library of Westland is an equal opportunity, at-will employer. As positions open, they will be posted above.

Page Positions: Students seeking employment must be at least 14 years of age and be prepared to submit a work permit upon request.

Non-Page Positions: Applications for non-page positions are only accepted when a position is available. Applicants for non-page positions must include a resume with their application. References will be requested from finalists only.

Completed applications can be delivered to the Library in person, or mailed to:

Administrative Assistant
Public Library of Westland
6123 Central City Parkway
Westland, MI 48185-9118

This library is an EEO Employer.

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