Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Substitute Position, Children’s Library - Westport Library

Substitute Position in Children’s Library - The Westport Library is seeking a creative, energetic, cheerful, outgoing individual to be an active part of our Children’s Library team. Your understanding of child development allows you to engage with children easily and meaningfully. Your warmth makes kids and their caregivers regard the library as their second home. You take pride in your ability to match a child’s interest to the right book. Requirements: Comfortable providing reader’s advisory with a working knowledge of children’s literature and reading interests. Able to relate to children from birth through middle school as well as their parents and caregivers. Must be a confident user of computers with a willingness to learn new applications. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; degree in education or child related field/previous library experience a plus. Schedule: Variable depending on departmental needs. Preference given to candidates available for after-school, nights, and weekends. About our Library: The Westport Library is a vibrant and welcoming community hub that reflects Westport’s spirit, creativity and entrepreneurship. Each day, an average of 1,100 patrons of all ages visit the Library to read and research (borrowing nearly 570,000 items last year), attend one of the Library’s 2,000 programs, consult with the Library’s expert reference librarians, use one of the Library’s ten 3-D printers, shop the Library store, meet friends at the Library Café or simply enjoy the camaraderie of being in a dynamic shared space. In 2015, the Library Journal designated the Westport Library as a “Five-Star Library”, a distinction earned by less than 1% of the nation’s libraries. The Westport Library was also among the first in the nation to establish a Maker Space, a place for creation, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Library is supported by a $4.617 million annual Town appropriation and supplemented by an active development effort, as well as grants, fees and earned income, resulting in a $5.800 million annual operating budget. Please send resume and a cover letter to jobs@westportlibrary.org and include the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.