Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Instruction & Reference Librarian (part-time) - New Canaan Library

Instruction & Reference Librarian (part-time) - New Canaan Library.
     VISION: 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: Commitment, Service, Excellence.
     Position responsibilities: Provide instructional and reference services to our adult community.
     Key Functional relationships: Manager of Adult Services, Members of Adult Services Team, Digital Services Team.
     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. 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 Assistant 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: $28.00/hour
     REQUIREMEMENTS: MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion). 19 hrs/week including one evening shift per week and alternating weekends. Up to 2-4 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 Public Services, cchumney@newcanaanlibrary.org.