Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Instruction & Reference Librarian

New Canaan Library Vision: Enrich the town's intellectual and cultural life by providing free and convenient access to information, fostering lifelong learning, and encouraging the exchange of ideas. Our Values Lifelong learning. Respect. Service. Excellence. Professionalism. Position responsibilities:  Provide instructional and reference services to our adult community. Assist the Manager of Adult Services in the strategic direction of instruction at the Library. Key Functional relationships: Manager of Adult Services. Members of Adult Services Team. Digital Services Team. Job Description Deliverables  Develop classes and workshops in response to changing needs of our community and in conjunction with technology advancements/changes. Tracking and evaluation of classes and workshops. Coordinate and participate in Library outreach events and initiatives. Liaise with Digital Services Team for coordination on instruction efforts. Consistently provide excellent information and reference service to the public at the Information Desk. Provide input and feedback regarding the direction of Library instruction to the Manager of Adult Services. Lead and participate in professional in house learning. Accountabilities: Delivery of excellent Information Desk service.  Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of all Information Desk procedures and tools.  Keeping up-to-date with new tools and trends in instruction and reference services.  Overall coordination and oversight of instruction activities for the adult community.  Effective collaboration and engagement with other departments to enable delivery of seamless services to whole community (on site, online and by telephone)  Serve on library committees and projects as needed. Skills & Attributes:  Excellent service ethos and dynamic, interpersonal abilities. Effective instruction skills and understands pedagogy of adult learning. Enjoys working with the public. Well organized and reliable. Team player with strong communication skills both written and in person.  Self-starter who takes initiative.  Strong personal/professional learning focus Competencies: Strong customer focus. Excellent judgment. Confidentiality.  Ongoing self-directed professional development  Salary: $51,000 -$62,000 Requirements: MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion) 35 hr/week including some nights and weekends up to 4-6 hours at the Information Desk per work day. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a copy of resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services,