About the Librarian Position
The Librarian is a youth leadership position within a Scouts BSA troop. They are responsible for managing the troop’s library of books, magazines, and other materials. The Librarian plays a crucial role in helping to ensure that the troop has access to the resources and information it needs to succeed.
One of the key responsibilities of the Librarian is to manage the troop’s library of merit badge pamphlets and other materials. This includes organizing and cataloging materials, tracking loans and returns, and ensuring that the library is well-maintained and accessible to all troop members.
Another important role of the Librarian is to help promote research of skills and learning within the troop. This includes recommending books and other materials to troop members, and generally being aware of where to find resource materials.
In addition to their library management responsibilities, the Librarian is also expected to lead by example and adhere to the Scout Oath and Law. This means setting a positive example for other Scouts by living up to the values of Scouting and demonstrating a strong commitment to service and community.
The description below represents an example of the requirements and expectations for this position in one troop. Specifics can vary from one troop to another.
The printable copy also includes a self evaluation form for the position on the second page. Youth leaders might benefit from self evaluating during their term. If you use this, then keep it positive with them. It should only be used to help them recognize areas they should be working on.
Librarian Qualifications and Duties
This is just an example. Adjust as needed to meet the size, customs, and needs of your unit.
May not serve three consecutive terms