Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Children's Librarian - Greenwich Library, Cos Cob branch

Children's Librarian - Greenwich Libraryy, Cos Cob branch. 15-18 hrs/wk. $26.50/hr. Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. One year experience in library services for children preferred but will consider a recent graduate with MLS focus on children’s librarianship and two years working with children. Strong background in children’s literature and knowledge of early childhood development. Flexible schedule with ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Supervises branch in absence of Branch Librarian along with full time LTA. Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including, carrying books, light to moderate equipment, moving other equipment. Job Description: Planning and conducting programs for pre-school and school aged children. Responsible for providing quality patron service to children, their caregivers and other adults working with children. Plan and implement a variety of weekly programs for pre-school and school aged children. Assist in collection development/maintenance. Promote reading through displays, booklists, book talks, and programs. Performs other related duties as assigned. Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills and love working with children of all ages. Excellent reader’s advisory skills experience and research skills in children’s literature for pre-school and elementary school children. Demonstrated programming skills and experience. Provide reference and reader’s advisory services to all users. Instruct patrons in use of library material, print and electronic resources. Proficient technology and computer skills to assist patrons. Familiarity with Integrated Library System (ILS) operations, word processing, email, internet searching. Visit for info & to apply. Close date May 9, 2014. EOE M/F/D/V .