Friday, August 05, 2016

Programming Librarian

New Canaan Library New Canaan Library is the town's source for discovery and inspiration.  Our mission is to empower and inspire learning through innovation, education and discovery. Our Values: Lifelong learning Respect, Service, Excellence, Professionalism Role Purpose:Position is responsible for:  Developing and organizing diverse and wide ranging programs for adult population of the community. Developing targeted programs and classes for underserved interest groups and communities. Participating in cross departmental project teams as required. Initializing, building and fostering communication, collaborations and partnerships with a wide range of institutions, businesses, interest groups and communities. Key Functional relationships: Adult Services Manager, Members of Adult Services Team, Manager of Services to Families, Children's and Teens, Teen Librarian, Digital Services Team Job Description: Deliverables. Develop, organize, and provide consistently exceptional programs, classes and events for the adult community. Tracking and evaluation of programs for relevancy and suitability.Responsive to community requests, needs and desires for programming. Consistently provide excellent information and reference service to the public at the Information Desk. Professional, prompt and courteous communication  to internal/external presenters, committee members, volunteers, attendees, and staff. Lead and participate in professional in house learning. Serve on library committees and projects as needed. Accountabilities: Planning, development and delivery of programs, classes and events for adults. Effective collaboration and engagement with other departments to enable delivery of seamless services to whole community (on site, online and by telephone). Responsible for keeping up-to-date with new trends in library programming and community engagement practices. Creating measurable outcomes for programs
Financial management of programs budget as directed by the Adult Services Manager. Skills & Attributes: Collaborator/team player with strong follow through. Expert interpersonal skills. Excellent Customer service ethos. Self-starter who takes initiative.Well organized and reliableStrong personal professional learning focusCompetencies:Strong customer focus. Highly organized and detail oriented. Aligns development of library programs with vision and directions of organization. Innovative. Excellent judgment. Confidentiality. Continuous improvement process  SALARY $51,300-62,000/year Requirements: MLIS from an ALA accredited school/program. 35 hour work week including some weekends and evenings. 2-4 hours at the Information Desk per work day. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services, bAugust 31, 2016.  Preference given to applicants who apply by August 20.  Posted August 5, 2016