Friday, September 06, 2013

Part-Time Children’s Librarian Assistant - Darien Library

Part-Time Children’s Librarian Assistant - Darien Library–one of the busiest and most highly-ranked public libraries of its size in the country- seeks an energetic, customer-service focused and responsible individual to join the Children’s Department as a part-time Children’s Librarian Assistant. The successful candidate will have experience working with children and families and the ability to provide homework help and reader’s advisory. As this position is primarily a late afternoon/evening role, the candidate must be willing and able to work independently. Qualifications: College degree with education and/or experience in public libraries. Enrollment in or completion of an MLS program at an ALA-accredited library sciences or information sciences graduate program is strongly preferred. Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and with sensitivity when responding to patron queries. Proficiency using basic office computer applications, such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs, and a working knowledge of information and early literacy principles. Familiarity with digital technology, mobile devices and social media. Experience working with children and/or families. Knowledge of Polaris ILS is preferred. Schedule: Several evenings per week (4pm to 8pm) not to exceed a total of 15 hours per week. Additional hours may be available on weekends and on an as-needed basis. Rate: $17.25/hr. For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to Claire Moore at by September 20, 2013.