Head of Youth Services Librarian (Cranberry Public Library)

Do you know all the words to “Shake Your Sillies Out”? Does the work of Shel Silverstein speak to you?  Are you passionate about sharing a love of books and learning with young people?  You could be Cranberry Public Library’s next Head of Youth Services Librarian!

Cranberry Public Library seeks a highly motivated, creative ideas person to lead our youth services library team – someone who has enthusiasm for working with children and families; possesses outstanding customer service skills; is outgoing with a sense of humor; and community oriented. Strong skills in early literacy programming and services are a must as well as the ability to create reality out of “pie in the sky” visioning. Extra consideration will be given to applicants who can mesmerize peers, inspire the jaded, and conquer the impossible … all before lunch.  

The successful candidate for this full-time position will have an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children. Preference will be given to those with an MLIS and/or experience working in a public library youth services setting. Supervisory and leadership skills are a bonus. In return, you will be given the opportunity to work in an upbeat, fun, “try new things” environment that is open to change, promotes forward thinking, and appreciates fresh approaches to traditional services.  Additionally, you’ll get to partner with and use the resources offered in CPL’s makerspace, The Forge.

Generous health care stipend and partial benefits upon successful completion of a 3-month probationary period; full benefits after completion of 1-year of employment. Salary range of $38-42,000 DOQ.

Electronic submissions only. Interested applicants are asked to electronically submit a cover letter, job application and resume to Library Director, Leslie Pallotta, at cranberrylibraryjobs@cranberrylibrary.org. No phone calls, please. 

Applications accepted through April 7, 2024

Full position description. 

Online employment application.