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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
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Full Time
40 Per Week
$27.85 - $36.36 Per Hour


The City of Worcester seeks qualified applicants for the position of Youth Services Librarian (Graduate Librarian, Grade 2) for the Worcester Public Library. Under the direction of the Youth Services Manager, the position is responsible for connecting children and teenage library patrons with the information they seek, and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections, and services. The work schedule will include evening and weekend assignments and may include work to be performed at other locations.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.


  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Understand library patrons and excel when connecting youth, parents, students, and adults who work with youth with library resources by demonstrating knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Commitment to outstanding public service for the children and teenage populations
  • Engage others who are passionate about providing an exemplary patron experience
  • Collaborate and foster positive working relationships while working with a diverse staff
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements
  • Strong commitment to consistent excellent customer service to a diverse population in an urban environment
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies
  • Ability to organize and self-direct work responsibly
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all staff at every level
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to learn and use library technologies
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science, including graduate credit in children’s services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner
  • Ability to successfully pass CORI/SORI


  • Two (2) years of experience providing services to youth
  • Prior customer service experience in a public library
  • Prior experience with programming for youth

SALARY RANGE: $27.85 - $36.36 hourly, full-time, excellent benefits package.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA’s “Core Competences of Librarianship” as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED, preference provided to applicants who applied on or before 6/16/2023. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,

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Phone: 311
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