Thursday, April 17, 2014

Children's Librarian - East Lyme Public Library

Children's Librarian - East Lyme Public Library seeks a resourceful, energetic professional Children's and Young Adult Librarian who enjoys the challenge and excitement of working with children from babyhood through adolescence as well as their parents and caregivers. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic professional with an outstanding knowledge of children's and teen’s books, authors and reading genres, who will meet the needs of library users and make our library a destination for families with children. Areas of responsibility: Supervise the Children's Room and Young Adult collection while maintaining a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Manage the library’s large and well attended summer reading program. Select children's and young adult print, non-print and electronic materials using professionally recognized reviewing media. Provide reference services for children, teens and parents. Create and present programs for youth from birth to seventeen. Conduct library visits for public school classes and other youth groups. Work closely with local school officials. Supervise full time Children’s Room Assistant and several part time employees. Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree including course work in library science, children's literature and information technology required, with enrollment in an ALA accredited MLS program or a M.Ed. degree program for school library media desirable. Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work is essential. Experience working with children in either a public library or school situation required. Ability to work comfortably in a Windows environment and with Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing, social media and email is necessary. Demonstrated willingness to stay current with technology used by adolescents and children. Excellent written, verbal and customer service skills are essential. This position reports to the Director and Assistant Director. Hours and Benefits: This is a full time (37 hours per week) and includes health, dental and other benefits. Schedule includes one evening per week. Salary determined in consideration of experience. Submit a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to Lisa Timothy, Director, East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT 06357 (or email to by May 16, 2014. No phone calls please.