Teen Services Coordinator

    • Library: Norway Memorial Library
    • Town: Norway
    • Library Type: Public
    • Position Type: Non-MLS
    • Deadline: Open until filled


    Description, How to Apply, and Contact: 

    Job Title:        Teen Services Coordinator

    Position:         Associate – Teen Services, part-time

    Qualifications: Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science or related field, computer literacy, at least two years experience working with teens (middle school and/or high school), knowledge of popular culture and teen literature, willingness to pursue training and development in library science.

    Reports to:     Library Director

    Supervises:     Teen Volunteers
    Job Goal:       To develop and maintain a teen program that supports the mission of the Norway Memorial Library, advances the particular needs of teens, fosters a lifelong interest in reading and learning, and provides a positive library experience.


    1. Administrative
      1. Develops goals for maintaining a teen services program in collaboration with the library director
      2. Maintains a welcoming space where teens can gather, work, and read
      3. Handles library correspondence relating to teen services.
      4. Prepares written monthly and reports of teen services activity
      5. Keeps permanent records of the teen services activities, statistics, surveys, and maintains a scrapbook of teen services activities


    1. Collections
      1. Works in collaboration with library director and according to

    the collection policy to develop and maintain a teen collection that meets the unique informational, educational and recreational needs of teens

    1. Uses formal and informal means to assess teen reading interests and use of the collection
    2. Promotes the collection through the creation of displays and book lists, book talks, websites, social media, etc.
    3. Arranges the collection for best access and use by teen patrons


    1. Programs
      1. Develops teen services program goals in collaboration with the library director
      2. Develops and oversees an annual summer reading program for teens in collaboration with the library director
      3. Recruits and involves teen volunteers in library programs
      4. Develops awareness of project-based funding opportunities as needed
      5. Assesses and evaluates programs and provides written reports.
      6. Promotes programs to middle and high school, home-school, and private school students.


    1. Services
      1. Helps teens locate the best resources for their interests through materials, online, and in the community
      2. Models a process of inquiry
      3. Engages teens at their level of interest
      4. Models the use of Readers’ Advisory tools to expand awareness of reading choices


    1. Technology
    2. Provides content for teens on NML website and social media
    3. Keeps informed of new developments in computer technology and library services for teen patrons
    4. Uses Microsoft Office/Word/Publisher/Excel effectively


    1.   Customer Service
    2. Understands the particular needs of teen patrons and interacts with them in a sincere and courteous manner
    3. Uses excellent communication (expressive and receptive) skills with patrons
    4. Maintains a friendly, positive attitude with all patrons at all times


    1. Public Relations/Advocacy
    2. Cooperates and collaborates with other community agencies serving teens in developing programs and/or services
    3. Maintains a list of agencies serving teens in the community
    4. Develops and implements a publicity plan for the year in collaboration with the Library Director that informs teens, area schools and the community about teen library services
    5. Prepares materials to publicize teen services and programs


    1. Professional Development
    2. Keeps informed of teen books and trends in publishing.
    3. Attends teen/youth services statewide workshops and meetings as available
    4. Participates in continuing education and professional development activities


    Submit a letter telling of your interest in this position, your resume, and two professional references to Norway Memorial Library director, Beth Kane by email sent to: nordir@norwaymemoriallibrary.org