Monday, January 30, 2012

Children’s Librarian - Torrington Library

Children’s Librarian - [salary unknown] The Torrington Library is seeking a Children’s Librarian who is energetic, enthusiastic, organized and creative with superior customer service skills who will enjoy working in a busy environment serving a diverse community. Successful candidate will be flexible, able to work as part of a team, have a willingness to learn, a love of working with children and a passion for public service. An opportunity to work in an architecturally-beautiful building in a downtown setting. The successful candidate will possess: Experience working with children; Ability to work with parents; Ability to assume full responsibility for operation of Children’s Room; Ability to be proactive and plan ahead for programs and events; Supervisory skills; Ability to plan imaginative programs for children from birth to 12 years; Ability to contribute to our website; Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively and positively with library visitors of all ages; Proficiency in desktop applications including Excel and Word; Ability to work collaboratively with schools and community groups; Knowledge of children’s literature and ability to maintain and develop the collection; Ability to assist in short and long range planning for library services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Programming; Outreach, both on and off-site, including coordination of our annual Doorway to Learning Initiative; Preparation of statistical reports; Working collaboratively with library director and taking direction as needed; Design of promotional materials and news releases; Collection development; Administration of juvenile materials & program budgets; Supervision of Children’s Room assistant and other staff as required; Keeping Children’s Room in order and decorated seasonally. Covering service areas beyond the Children’s Room as needed. This is a full time, salaried position, 35 hours per week including evening and Saturday hours. Also includes paid vacation, sick days and medical benefits (employee only). Submit resume with cover letter postmarked no later than February 15, 2012 to: Library Director, Torrington Library, 12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, CT 06790-6399. No phone inquiries, please. EOE.