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201003 - Teen Librarian 

Location CLP - Main  

Job Summary: At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh we believe in the richness of diversity and we build community, enable learning, provide access and value people. Our vision is that through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh the people of our region will develop the literacies and connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of the community.

CLP – Main’s Teen Librarians and Teen Library Assistants work with each other and staff from youth and adult service areas to create a continuum of service that inspires and facilitates lifelong learning by supporting the developmental needs of youth 11-19. The Teen Librarian acts as a mentor and connects teens and their families to resources and opportunities that reflect their interests, respond to their needs within diverse and changing communities, and empower them to be builders of their own future. Our programs promote the development of new skills through hands-on activities and provide interactive learning opportunities for teens. The ideal candidate will understand teen brain development, have a demonstrated passion for community engagement, experience working collaboratively, and a passion for serving teens.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Works to execute the vision of Teen Services through outreach, in-house programming, and engaging teens in volunteer opportunities;
  • Works to develop, implement, evaluate, and promote programs of interest to teens; including programs in the library, at outreach locations, at local schools and other non-traditional settings to meet community needs;
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with individuals and agencies serving youth;
  • Works to develop rapport with patrons in the library and help to fulfill their informational and recreational needs by providing quality reference and readers advisory using print and electronic resources;
  • Provides high quality customer service to all customers, including reference and reader’s advisory;
  • Participates in system-wide initiatives and programs, and performs committee work;
  • Develops and communicates priorities for teen services, in coordination with the Library Services Manager;
  • Manages the Teenspace, including space upkeep and inventory, creating engaging displays;
  • Continues to cultivate a timely and dynamic teen collection that is representative of the community’s needs in consultation with the Teenspace Library Services Manager and Coordinator of Children’s & Teen’s collections.
Position Requirements
  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school;
  • Previous experience working with teens is required;
  • Outgoing, dynamic and highly organized individual with a passion for working with youth and building relationships in the community;
  • Possesses strong leadership skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team to manage assignments and responsibilities effectively in a busy urban library with a diverse public and staff;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and an innovative vision of library services to teens;
  • Knowledge of current technologies, electronic resources and virtual services including social media;
  • Familiarity with collection development and ability to recognize current reading, viewing, and listening interests of teens;
  • Commitment to providing high quality customer service to a diverse public and staff in accordance with CLP’s philosophy and guidelines;
  • Excellent communication skills; written and oral;
  • Valid PA Driver’s license and reliable transportation required;
  • PA State Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Criminal Records Check and Mandated Reporter Training upon offer of employment.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Work Hours 37.5 hours per week; some evenings and weekends required.  
Salary $22.06 per hour  
How to Apply Interested applicants should apply online by February 2, 2020.  
About the Organization Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's mission is to engage our community in literacy and learning. The Library's vision is the people of our region will develop the literacies and connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of community.​

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh contributes to the educational attainment, economic development, and cultural enrichment of the region. Through critical services such as early learning programs for children, job search assistance and computer and Internet access, the Library fosters lifelong learning and is a renowned leader among the nation's libraries. With more than 2 million visitors and 3.5 million items borrowed each year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region's most visited asset and one of the largest public libraries in Pennsylvania. Established in 1895 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a public trust to be funded by the community, the Library derives approximately 90% of its annual operating budget from public or government sources, including the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh.
EOE Statement Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, disability status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, political affiliation or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.  

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