What the job would be like for you
As our Young Adult Librarian, you’ll be responsible for developing a rapport with teens in the library and helping to fulfill their informational and recreational needs. You will continue to cultivate a timely and dynamic teen collection that is representative of the community’s needs. Creating, planning, and facilitating youth-driven, project-based programs and workshops will be your primary role, along with regular reference desk shifts, but our library will give you a good deal of autonomy to work on things that are interesting to you, even if they are outside of your officially defined job role. The person in this position is also a member of the library management team helping to set priorities for our organization.
About our community
Our library system is well-supported by the community and is comprised of two libraries. The Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon opened in 2010 and was a Library Journal New Landmark Libraries Honorable Mention. The Lebanon Library in Lebanon is a Carnegie library built in 1909 with a 1985 addition. All library staff work at both locations. Governed by a board of trustees, the libraries are city-funded with a 2019 1.4 million dollar budget. We are also supported by a library foundation. As an institution that values both privacy and innovation, we were the first public library system in the U.S. to host a Tor exit node.
Lebanon is home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and many technology and engineering firms. Dartmouth College is located in neighboring Hanover. Marketwatch and livability.com have profiled Lebanon as one of America’s best small towns. Lebanon has views of the White Mountains, yet it is less than a two-hour drive to the New Hampshire seacoast and Boston.
Location/Region: Lebanon, NH (03766)