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Children's Librarians, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Children's Services: Fairfield, CT - Fairfield Public Library

The Fairfield Public Library is seeking enthusiastic and experienced children's librarians to be a part of our Main/Branch Library team. The ideal candidates will have a passion for interacting with patrons, birth to tween, as well as their caregivers and related community partners. Applicants should have a strong reader's advisory background and capability to develop user's research skills. FPL provides a work environment that thrives on teamwork and learning.

 

Children's Reference Librarian II

Position competencies:

  • Proactively develops and executes innovative programs based on best practices and emerging technologies
  • Trains staff and patrons on the use of technology and provides media mentorship to library community within and outside the institution
  • Prepares marketing materials using programs such as Adobe InDesign
  • Seeks out professional learning opportunities, experience presenting at conferences a plus
  • Utilizes social media platforms and oversees digital collections
  • Presents to large groups, including outreach experience with major library stakeholders
  • Manages and enhances specific components of the Children's collection
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 3-4 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children's Services.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-9 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $63,674-74,275. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

Children's Reference Librarian

Position competencies:

  • Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help in a busy Children's Department
  • Programs with an eye towards connecting literacy skills with hands-on STEM learning
  • Demonstrates knowledge of programming and children's publishing trends
  • Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials
  • Presents to community groups, including outreach programming to schools
  • Manages and enhances specific components of the Children's collection
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 1-2 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children's Services.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-7 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $56,113-66,018. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

 

Library Aide

Position competencies:

  • Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help at the busy Fairfield Woods Branch Library, with opportunity to work at the Main Library
  • Implements early childhood and school-age programs, under the supervision of the Branch Children's Librarian
  • Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials
  • Assists with development of productive outreach relationships with schools and daycare centers
  • Supports patrons with technology use including Microsoft Office Suite, e-readers, library catalog
  • Inventories supplies, repairs materials, prepares items for circulation and other clerical duties
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree along with experience or coursework in children's literature and/or child development.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-4 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $47,517-55,776. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

For any of these positions please submit a cover letter, resume, and the application form linked below to the Human Resources Department for the Town of Fairfield, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.  Phone:  203-256-3057  Fax:  203-256-3059

You may apply by email to Emmet Hibson, HR Director at EHibson@fairfieldct.org

Closing date: December 1, 2017. 

http://www.fairfieldct.org/filestorage/10726/11020/12415/Town_of_Fairfield_Employment_Application.pdf

The Town of Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For more information, visit the Town of Fairfield website.  http://www.fairfieldct.org/content/10726/11020/12422.aspx

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