Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Children’s Librarian - Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library

Children’s Librarian - Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library is looking for a dynamic, independent, technologically proficient individual for a full-time professional position to manage Children’s Services. Equally important attributes for the job are enthusiasm and motivation for working with children and promoting the love of reading through library services. The Children’s Librarian is responsible for age’s birth to 12 and works closely with the Young Adult Librarian to coordinate services. The core responsibilities are collection development, programming, marketing of services to the public, readers’ advisory, providing homework help and/or afterschool activities. In addition, the responsibilities include performing outreach through community agencies and schools as well as collaboration with local and regional partners. School visits, providing assistance with public computers and public access catalog, and overseeing the summer reading program are also required. Assisting public services staff in the Circulation Department and Adult Information Services is also required. Qualifications: requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, preferably with a concentration in children’s services. One year experience in children’s library services preferred. Requires knowledge of children’s literature, reading interests and the ability to relate to children and adults. This person will have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills as well as understanding of room/behavior management; relevant computer skills in Microsoft Word and knowledge of MS Office software; basic knowledge of Internet and graphic design software, electronic and digital resources and general knowledge of library automated systems. This is a full time 35 hour per week position including some evenings and Saturday rotation. Salary range $39,500 to $42,350. Benefits package. EOE. Please submit cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three professional references via email to: Mary Fiorelli, Library Director at Closing date is at 5:00 pm on Friday January 11, 2013.