Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Teen/Reference Librarian - Windsor Public Library

Teen/Reference Librarian - Windsor Public Library. The Town of Windsor introduces a great opportunity for a full-time Teen/Reference Librarian to work at our Main Library. Connecticut’s first town is strategically located on the beautiful Farmington and Connecticut Rivers between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts and is home to over 29,000 residents and a wide array of local and corporate businesses. The Town of Windsor is an organization made up of diverse individuals who are committed to providing quality service through integrity, responsiveness, innovation, passion, and partnership. To become a successful member of the busy teen and reference departments, the individual will have a strong commitment to serving its’ teen users through programming, collection development and outreach. The candidate will provide research assistance, reader’s advisory and computer/technology instruction to teens and adults. Starting salary is $50,000-$55,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Town employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including but not limited to, health, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, short and long term disability, and a defined contribution retirement plan. The Position: Our successful candidate will oversee the teen department and work closely with other members of the reference staff to deliver services to adult patrons. Additional duties include budget administration, promotion of teen programs, community/school liaison and supervision of teen volunteers. Our Ideal Candidate will: be enthusiastic, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; have the ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines; be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail; have a Master’s degree in Library Science with two (2) or more years of experience in public library operations; be knowledgeable of and appreciate young adult literature, trends, materials and pop culture; have a comfort level with computers, technology and social media; be proficient with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; be familiar with specific applications (e.g., Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel, and Publisher), a plus. To apply: Complete an on-line application at and attach a cover letter with salary requirements by Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA.