Thursday, January 19, 2012

Librarian (Part-Time) - City of Norwalk

Librarian (Part-Time) - City of Norwalk invites applications for the position of: Librarian (Part-Time). CLOSING DATE: January 25, 2012, 11:59 PM. DESCRIPTION: Plans, organizes and supervises library program for pre-school, elementary and young adult library users. Performs professional library services in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Receives oral or written direction from Library Division Chief. Plans and organizes work according to season of year, special events and regular library schedule. Assigns work to support staff. Develops and conducts programs for children and young adults to encourage reading, viewing and listening skills and to use library facilities and materials. Examines professional publications and other sources for selection of books, periodicals and related materials. Helps build collection of books, periodicals and communication materials through consultation with Supervisor, staff members and independent selection. Assembles and arranges displays of books and other materials. Helps supervise the circulation, return and use of library books and materials. Helps oversee the electronic transfer of information and operates remote computer terminal in processing circulation, registrations, overdues and billings. Develops brochures, booklets and newsletters to publicize the services and resources of the Library. Prepares reading lists for school and community distribution. Provides training and supervision to Library Assistant, Clerks and volunteers. Prepares regular narrative and statistics reports for Supervisor. Coordinates programs and activities with school librarians, teachers, parents’ groups and community organizations. Conducts story-telling programs for pre-school children. Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations. Performs general library work as needed. TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: The skills and knowledge required are a Master’s degree in Library Science, including course work in specialty. Artistic skills used in creating posters, displays, etc., highly desirable. Ability to relate and interact with school and cultural organizations needed. Ability to prepare and deliver brief, concise and attractive reports of library services and facilities both orally and in writing. A working knowledge of computer applications for library services. Ability to work effectively with library staff and patrons. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Up to 19.5 hrs/wk. The above is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility. Salary: $25.29/hour. APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: ALTERNATIVE FORMAT MAY BE OBTAINED AT: 125 East Avenue, P.O Box 5125, Norwalk, CT 06851-5125; 203-854-7716; An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.