Thursday, January 19, 2012

Head of Children's Services - Fairfield Public Library

Head of Children's Services - Have you dreamed about transforming children’s services? Would you like your staff to create magical and exciting experiences for children and tweens? Fairfield Public Library is looking for an outstanding leader for our children’s services department. You must be incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of children’s services. If you are approachable, innovative, a programming guru with a style that kids will gravitate towards, this position is for you. You will manage a staff of 5 full-time employees as well as part-time staff. You should have a demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community as you will guide your team into our community and connect with schools, other town departments, local businesses and other community agencies. The library has two branches, with a town population of over 59,000. The library circulated over 1,010,000 items in FY 2011 and is the second busiest library in CT. Our library team believes we are a World Class Library and want all of our programming to reflect that. Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in library administration and staff supervision. Starting salary is $68,837 with an excellent benefits package. Interested candidates should apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Ronald, Library Director at Initial review of resumes will begin the week of February 13th, 2012. The position will stay open until the appropriate candidate is found.