Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Librarian I, Information & Adult Services, FT - Ferguson Library

CLASSIFICATION RANGE:   5         SALARY RANGE:  $ 55,310-67,888

Founded in 1877, and incorporated as an association library in 1880, the Ferguson Library is the public library in Stamford. With major annual funding from the City, it operates a Main Library downtown, three neighborhood branches, and a bookmobile.  The Library is governed by a board of trustees, who are guided by a newly written strategic plan that serves as a blueprint for providing excellent service.

The Information & Adult Services Librarian joins a team of forward-thinking professionals.  In addition to providing traditional reference services, the successful candidate will be integral to the further development of the Library’s Makerspace and the design and delivery of maker programs.  Experience related to these activities is an important qualification.  Other responsibilities include developing and maintaining assigned areas of the collection, assisting patrons with technology and accessing the Library’s digital resources, teaching computer skills in classes and tutorials, providing reader’s advisory services, preparing bibliographies and pathfinders, updating and adding content to the Library’s website as needed, and performing other duties as required to provide library services to an adult population. 

The Ferguson Library provides full time staff members with a competitive salary and a comprehensive and generous package of employee benefits, including pension, health and life insurance, and programs to encourage staff members to achieve personal and professional growth.

Refer to for more information about the Library and community.  Persons interested in applying for this position should do so in writing to George N. Nichols, Director of Human Resources and General Counsel, The Ferguson Library, One Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06904, or by email to, not later than April 30, 2015.  Applications should include a resume and cover letter.


1.      Provide reference and readers advisory services.
2.      Provide assistance to patrons in locating and using library materials and equipment including databases, digital media and mobile devices.
3.      Assist with the development of a Makerspace, including expanding the range of available technologies and software; train staff and patrons in their use.
4.      Develop programs, and manage the scheduling and use of resources in the Makerspace.
5.      Maintain and update designated webpage(s).
6.      Develop and maintain designated subject areas in the collection, related services and materials.
7.      Compile bibliographies and other pathfinders to increase discoverability of collections and services.
8.      Assist with general adult programming for public and staff, including community outreach.
9.      Other duties as required by Coordinator of Information & Adult Services.


1.      Masters Degree in Library Science or Information Science.
2.      Knowledge of and experience with development and maintenance of collections.
3.      Knowledge of and experience with electronic resources and digital media.
4.      Knowledge of and experience with website maintenance; knowledge of Drupal a plus.
5.      Knowledge of and experience with Makerspace programs, resources, and equipment.
6.      Demonstrated commitment to public service in an urban public library environment.
7.      Tact and skill in working with public and staff.
8.      Ability to work individually and as a team member.
9.      Availability for evening and weekend work.