Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Older Adult Specialist - Russell Library, Middletown, CT

Russell Library seeks energetic, qualified and enthusiastic candidates for the position of Older Adult Specialist to lead its award-winning program of services to Middletown's senior citizens.

The Older Adult Specialist provides specialized services to older adults, especially older adults who live in a residential facility.  The Specialist works in cooperation with members of the Information Services Department and with members of the inter-departmental Older Adults Team, and reports to the Head of Information Services.

Typical duties include: leading book discussions and read-aloud sessions; working with community organizations to identify older adults who want access to library materials; promotion of reading through speaking and presenting; and use of new technologies, such as eReaders, gaming systems, etc. to engage older adults. May recruit and train volunteers to deliver materials to individuals
In addition to being able to work independently, the successful candidate will hold a B.A. or B.S. degree, have prior experience working with the elderly, possess strong interpersonal skills, be familiar with popular literature, be comfortable working with computers, software, and other technologies.

Hourly pay rate:  $24.07
Typical work week will be 15-18 hours.
Submit application, cover letter and resume by 5/21/15 to:
Arthur S. Meyers, Director, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457