Young Adult Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator - C. H. Booth Library, Newtown CT

Posted on July 15, 2019


The Young Adult Librarian manages the Young Adult Department, including the department’s collections, programs, and services with a special emphasis on chbMAKERS, the library’s makerspace. This position also serves as the volunteer coordinator for all ages throughout the library.



• The primary duty is to manage the Young Adult Department which includes:

• Develop and maintain the young adult / teen collections

• Develop and maintain programming for young adults / teens

• Create and promotes/publicizes high quality programming for young adults / teens

• Serves as Makerspace coordinator for all ages of patron

• Liaises with schools to encourage young adults to use library resources

• Collaborates with school library media specialists (middle, high, and private schools) as appropriate

• Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities inside and out of the library facility

• Attracts new users and encourages existing users for YA area and chbMAKERS in person, online, and out of the facility

• Creates an attractive physical environment attractive to teens / young adults

• Proactively seeks out trends, innovations and applies them to working with this population

• Maintains targets on programs, materials and other budgets

• Manages volunteer opportunities for all ages throughout the library, including scheduling

• Responsible for training, development, evaluation, and thanking volunteers


• Assists with marketing, fundraising, development, programming initiatives, and other responsibilities as needed for the C.H. Booth Library

• Participates in professional organizations on behalf of the library

• Other duties as assigned by the director



• Knowledge of teen / young adult library services and programs

• Effective time management

• Strong oral and written communications skills

• Ability to communicate and interact effectively and courteously with all library personnel, patrons, and volunteers

• Ability to understand and implement library policies, procedures and rules

• Ability to represent the library at professional meetings

• Ability to prepare reports, make presentations on behalf of the library and/or Young Adult Department

• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

• Knowledge of and ability to utilize effectively library systems and technologies in the performance of duties

• Knowledge of current library science theories and ability to apply theories in the performance of duties

• Understanding and knowledgeable about the psychological needs of young adults


$49,500 to $53,000 per year depending on experience


Newtown, CT


To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and application to [email protected]

Company Information

C.H. Booth Library 25 Main Street Newtown CT 06470 [email protected]

Contact Information

Douglas Lord, [email protected]