Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Children’s Librarian - Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton

Children’s Librarian - Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. Full Time. Are you ready to take library service to children and their families to its most creative levels? The nationally-ranked Henry Carter Hull Library is seeking you, an innovative, energetic Children’s Librarian to manage its award-winning Children’s Department. Your understanding of child development allows you to engage with children easily and meaningfully. Your warmth makes kids and their caregivers regard the library as their second home. Your knowledge of children’s literature is vast. You can develop and maintain a collection that excites kids of varying abilities and interests. You take pride in your ability to match a child’s needs to exactly the right book and can’t wait for the discussion that follows. You thrive in planning programs and learning opportunities for infants to tweens. As a life-long learner yourself, you actively seek ways to introduce youngsters to unique and valuable knowledge and skills. You adore new technologies, and as a natural teacher, you eagerly share all the new innovations. You are a marketing genius at promoting library programs; your outreach brings in new users daily. You value open communication, collaboration and team-work. You are famous for how clearly you keep everyone “in the loop”, for making the first call to a potential town partner, and the smooth interaction you have with your co-workers. And it won’t take you long to realize that the 6 staff members in the Children’s Room are the most hardworking and delightful people you’ve ever met and the Director supports unequivocally your ideas and willingness to take risks. In fact, the entire staff at HCH Library shares the core values you treasure: a passion for library service, the power of a positive attitude and compassion for our patrons. Qualifications: You have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus three years experience in children’s library service, including one year as a supervisor. Compensation: Your salary will be dependent on your qualifications and includes full benefits. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references with contact information via email attachment to The position has an intended start date of mid-April, 2013.