DATE ENTERED: October 19, 2020
POSITION: Librarian I – Youth Services
LOCATION: Eastern Shore Public Library, Accomac, Virginia
APPLY BY: November 15, 2020


The Eastern Shore Public Library is seeking a dynamic Youth Services Librarian to provide services in the new regional library opening in mid-2021 in Parksley, Virginia.  This librarian will have a high impact on the culture of literacy in a beautiful, rural waterside community.  The successful candidate will present early literacy curriculum-based programs, provide high quality school-age programming some of which is STEAM related, provide reader's advisory, technology literacy, and outreach programs to children, teens and their caregivers, and implement collection management for juvenile and young adult collections.  The Youth Services Librarian will partner with area youth and family service providers to coordinate literacy and learning initiatives.

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a beautiful, coastal community located on the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula.  While close to major metropolitan areas, it maintains a unique rural culture woven into the natural and historic environs.  The Shore is home to some of the oldest Virginia families as well as many recent Mexican, Guatemalan, and Haitian immigrants providing a diverse population with literacy challenges. For someone seeking to provide a high impact on community literacy, consider this position in a library system of four small, rural libraries.
The position is full-time at 40 hours per week and includes health insurance, sick and vacation, and enrollment in the Virginia Retirement System.  Minimum salary is $35,000.  A Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school or Masters in Education with School Librarian License is required.  Experience working with children required.  Library experience preferred.  ESPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity.  A background check will be required.  For a complete job description visit the library website at www.espl.org

To apply:  Mail a cover letter, resume, and curricula vitae to Director, Eastern Shore Public Library, PO Box 360, Accomac, VA 23301 or email Director Cara Burton, [email protected].