Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Teen Services Internship - Fairfield Woods Library

Teen Services Internship - Fairfield Woods Library, Fairfield, CT. Fairfield Woods Library seeks a creative, self-motivated library student to work during after-school hours in the downUNDER, a unique space dedicated to our teen population. Next door to a middle school, the downUNDER is a Teen Center that serves up to 30 young people per day. Working closely with professional librarians, this Internship will provide the right candidate with an excellent opportunity to work in a highly-trafficked teen-centered environment, and the opportunity to learn about the operations of our popular and innovative teen department. Fairfield Woods Library is the busiest branch library in Connecticut and has an active neighborhood patronage. The ideal candidate for this internship would be a current library science student with an active interest in teen librarianship, including young adult literature, trends and programming. This intern must be able to connect well with teens, be comfortable with social media, be familiar with portable devices and have the ability and enthusiasm to develop programs using them. The candidate must take initiative, be flexible and be able to work creatively and independently. Internship hours are Monday – Wednesday from 2pm-5pm, with the opportunity for more hours working on special projects. Position begins December 1st and ends March 4th. Salary is $18.33 an hour. Application packet: Current resume, and letter of interest that includes: 1. Why you are interested in this particular facet of the public library; and 2. How your previous experience may have prepared you for working with teens. Send your information to Nicole Scherer, Teen Librarian, at nscherer@fplct.org by October 31, 2014.