Friday, October 07, 2016

Library Aide (Children’s Services)

Fairfield Public Library. Fairfield Public Library is offering a great opportunity for someone who is just starting out in Children’s Services and wants to have a great work experience in the Children’s Services profession.  We are looking for a person who will provide excellent customer service to the children and their caretakers who visit our library. We’d also like you, under the supervision of your supervisor, to assist with the development of productive relationships with schools, daycare centers and other learning environments. We know you are familiar with iPADS and coding and everything else that’s new and we want your help in using new technologies in creative and innovative ways. As a children’s library aide we expect that you will know about the latest and greatest fiction and non-fiction materials and be able to connect children with some great choices. As one of the happy faces in the children’s department you will be spending considerable time on our children’s services reference desk answering questions and finding information for our youngest patrons as well as their caregivers and teachers.  A favorite part of children’s services is developing and offering great programs to all ages of kids.  Under the direction of the children’s supervisor you will have the opportunity to explore and implement your new ideas.  As with all public library positions you will be wearing many different hats throughout your day, anywhere from brainstorming a STEM program to ordering supplies for your department. Being able to multi-task is a must. The majority of your time will be spent at Fairfield Woods Branch Library, a very busy and exciting environment. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree.  Library experience.  Course work in children’s literature and/or child development.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media.  Ability to apply emerging technologies.  Avid reader. Work Schedule:35 hours per week Mon-Sat; 1 evening per week; 1 Sat per Month and occasionally other hours as necessary.Salary: $44,832. Good benefits package. Please email your resume to Town Librarian Karen Ronald, by October 21, 2016