Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Full-Time Children's Librarian

Darien Library (CT) seeks a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic candidate to join an incredibly dedicated Children’s Department as a full-time Children’s Librarian. This librarian will serve as the Early Literacy Outreach Coordinator for the department, planning and facilitating programs that support Early Literacy and Kindergarten Readiness. The highly-motivated candidate will have a passion for public service, knowledge of children’s literature, experience working with youth, and a desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Qualifications & Skills MLS Degree from an ALA accredited library and information sciences graduate program. 2 to 4 years in a children’s library setting, or equivalent preferred. Knowledge of the developmental needs of children at various ages, and corresponding library services and materials. Excellent interpersonal skills and exemplifies extreme customer service.Strong aptitude in written and oral communication. Knowledge of current library trends, specifically within children’s services. Proficiency with new and emerging technologies, as well as Microsoft Office Applications. Knowledge of design software highly desirable. Available to work one evening per week, and one weekend a month in addition to special events. Responsibilities: Participates in the collection development of print and digital materials for children birth to age twelve. Plans and conducts programming for children of all ages and their caregivers, as well as plans the storytime schedule and registration for the entire department. Provides exemplary reference and readers’ advisory services to children, caregivers, and educators in the community. Coordinates outreach to local schools and organizations, and serves as a liaison to local school media specialists, teachers, parent organizations, and scout leaders. Salary: $52,650 to $56,000 To Apply: For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to Claire Moore, Head of Children and Teen Services, at cmoore@darienlibrary.org by June 6th.