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Children's Librarian, Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT

Children's Librarian. The Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, Connecticut seeks a dynamic, creative and resourceful Children's Librarian with excellent communication skills and a passion for working with children and families. The Children's Librarian is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of children's services including programs, services, and materials for children birth to 18, with a focus on services for birth to 14.

 

The Oliver Wolcott Library is located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Northwestern Connecticut. The Library has strong community support and an excellent staff. To read more about the Library and to see our Core Values visit the Library's website at: www.owlibrary.org

 

Responsibilities include: Develop, plan and implement all aspects of children's services from birth to 18 with a focus on birth to 14; plan and conduct comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschools and school-age children such as story hours, book discussion groups, and annual summer reading program; plan and implement materials, program events and services that support emergent literacy; collection development; management of program funds assigned to children's services; and coordinate and implement outreach programs particularly with the local public schools.

 

Qualifications: M.L.S. strongly preferred. Current enrollment in an MLS program or an advanced degree in an applicable field may be considered. Thorough knowledge of library principles, methods, materials and administrative processes required. Demonstrated experience working with children, parents and caregivers; passion and commitment to children's services; demonstrated knowledge of collection maintenance; ability to develop, plan and implement programs for children birth to 18; demonstrated ability to work with independently and as part of a team; ability to work with frequent interruptions; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills and ability to achieve set goals in a timely fashion; and thorough working knowledge of the Internet and basic computer technology.

Full-time. 35 hours a week. $49,250 to $53,000. Excellent benefits. Some Saturdays and evenings required.  

Send letter of interest and resume by August 6 to Ann Marie White, Library Director at awhite@owlibrary.org.

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