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12/16/2022 - Employment Opportunity: Head of Youth Services Librarian

The Town of Southbury is hiring a full-time Head of Youth Services Librarian at the Southbury Public Library. The position is 35 hours/week and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Salary range is $55,000-$65,000/year. This position is responsible for the development and administration of youth services offered at the Library and supervision of the Children and Teen departments.


  • Plans, develops, and implements children’s programs, book clubs, presentations, summer reading programs and technology and craft programs.
  • Performs collection development services for children’s collections, catalogues children library materials and curates the collection on a continuous basis to ensure suitability and currency.
  • Coordinates children library services with the regional school system and performs outreach to various groups and agencies.
  • Monitors expenditures for the Children and Teen departments ensuring spending adheres to the budget.
  • Prepares readers’ advisories, reading lists and other materials for the Children’s department.
  • Provides training and instruction to patrons in use of reference materials, computers, iPads, microfilm readers and various other technology equipment and software.
  • Plans displays for the children’s section and other library areas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of services provided in a public library setting and strong knowledge of library principles and practices, particularly classification and cataloguing systems.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public and staff in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of computer software used in public library operations.
  • Experience with Children and Teen Library programs, services and collection development.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Library Sciences from an ALA accredited college or university plus five or more years of related experience. A combination of experience and education may be considered.

Deadline to Apply:

Deadline for receiving applications is January 3, 2023.


Applications are available online. Please submit completed application and resume to Claire Morris, Finance & Human Resources Administrator, at They can also be returned to Fiscal Office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488.

Town of Southbury is EOE/ADA employer. For more job listings, please visit Employment Opportunities page.