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Trenton Veterans Memorial Library: Brought to You by Brownstown, Grosse Ile, Trenton & Woodhaven.

Youth Services/Children’s Librarian

Due to our current Children’s Librarian accepting the Assistant Director’s position, we are hiring for the Youth Services/Children’s Librarian position. The ideal candidate will be a reliable, innovative, service oriented, team leader and a passionate advocate for public library services with a focus on literacy and information services for youth and their families.

If this is you, please submit a cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate, also include a resume and application. Applications can be found here:

The Trenton Veterans Memorial Library is a Class VI public library in the downriver area in South East Michigan. We serve a population of over 75 thousand over four communities: Brownstown, Grosse Ile, Trenton and Woodhaven.

Position Available: Youth Services/Children’s Librarian

Salary Range:  $42,672.55 - $49,920.85 D.O.E.

FULL TIME Position: 40 hours per week. This position requires evening and weekend hours.

Benefits: vacation, holidays, sick time, medical insurance, and retirement savings programs.

Deadline for Application: Until Filled.

Send your cover letter, resume, and application (see link above) to: Donna Jensen or 2790 Westfield Rd. Trenton, MI 48183

Essential Duties/Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide quick and accurate reference and reader’s advisory services to the public, using both print and electronic resources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of materials and library services.
  • Create and produce meaningful programming for children, tweens and teens, both online and in person. For example: story time, summer reading, book clubs, crafts and other engaging activities.
  • Purchase and curate collection development in all areas of children and teen literature, audiobooks, music, graphic novels and new media. With responsibility for selection, weeding and promoting use of the collection, both physical and electronic, in the community and in the library.
  • Shifts at both Reference Desk and Circulation Desk
  • Serves as the Librarian-in-Charge of the building, when assigned. Must be knowledgeable about and able to make decisions in situations dealing with Library security, emergency procedures and conflict resolution.
  • Serves as the Library Representative for community organizations, outreach events or at TLN/library meetings.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Professional certification as a librarian from the Library of Michigan level 1 or 2 or the ability to procure one.
  • Two years of progressively responsible library experience with some librarian experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of literature, current events, and general information found helpful in resolving reference inquiries.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional and compassionate attitude towards providing public library services to patrons.
  • Familiarity with current technology, i.e., general computer literacy, knowledge of the Internet and other electronic sources of information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and supervisors, serving as a model and strong team member.
  • Tactfulness and adaptability in dealing with other professional colleagues, the Board, staff, city and the public.
  • Physical Activity Requirements: physical demands usually associated with the essential functions of the job. Light Work: keyboarding, writing, reading, communicating with staff and patrons, stretching, bending, lifting, moving up to 20 pounds, walking and sitting. Singing, dancing, playing and crafting as necessary.


The City of Trenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.