Friday, April 17, 2015

Adult Services Librarian - Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester, CT.

The ideal candidate will have programming experience, creativity, initiative, solid customer service skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community organizations (and interest in working with teens). The Library serves a rural/suburban community of 16,000.  The Library is part of the Library Connection, Inc. consortium and uses Innovative’s Sierra and Encore.  The Library typically offers 4-10 programs for adults each month, with a combination of free and paid presenters and, most importantly, the expertise of the Adult Services Librarian!   We have well-developed publicity routines, but need to enhance the Library’s social media presence to better reach the community’s busy adults. The primary responsibility is for planning, developing, and delivering a wide-ranging schedule of programs, including technology instruction.   The Adult services librarian shares collection management responsibilities with the Library Director, including weeding. The Adult Services librarian works collaboratively with the Children’s Librarian to develop and deliver services to young adults because the Teen Room is on the Adult Services floor.  Candidates must hold an ALA-accredited MLS or MSLIS, have three years of prior library experience, and prior experience developing and conducting library programs for adults and/or young adults.  Current technology skills, including the ability to teach technology one-on-one or in small groups, are key. This is a full-time, union, 35-hour position, working one evening a week and one Saturday a month.  Benefits include health insurance, retirement, vacation, sick time, personal days, and CLA membership.  Current salary is $52,198; with a scheduled 2% contractual increase on July 1, 2015.  Complete job description and application are available through the Town of Colchester website:   Anticipated start date is June 29, 2015.  Submit completed application, resume, and cover letter directly to the Office of the First Selectman, Town of Colchester, 127 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT 06415 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015.  Applications will not be accepted by the Library.