Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Substitute Information / Children’s Services Librarian – Russell Library Join a Busy, Award-Winning Library! Russell Library, Middletown’s award-winning public library, needs qualified Substitute Librarians to carry out reference and readers advisory services to adult patrons in our Information Services Department, and to children in our busy Children’s Department. At our Information Desk you will assist patrons with the computer catalog and other electronic resources, answer reference questions and provide reader’s advisory assistance, guide patrons in use of the Internet, and troubleshoot minor problems with software applications. You may also help prepare resource lists or assist in some aspect of collection development or weeding. In the Children’s Department you will be actively involved in reader’s advisory and reference and occasionally assist with programming. You may also guide patrons as a homework helper, aid in the use of the Internet and troubleshoot minor problems with software applications. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and some working or internship experience in a public library. Also needed are: a genuine desire to work with children and adults of all ages, a basic knowledge of children’s literature and child development, strong reference and communication skills, a working knowledge of reference tools and library databases, and skill in the use of Word and Excel. Experience with the Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system is a plus. Hourly pay rate: $27.28 Applications are available at: Submit your completed job application, resume, and cover letter in hard copy by September 14, 2015 to: Arthur S. Meyers, Director, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457