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Director of Children's Services, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic leader dedicated to children's library services to serve as head of our vibrant children's department. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of children's literature, strong reader's advisory and customer service skills, as well as demonstrated ingenuity in children's programming. This position reports to the Executive Director, and as a member of the Libraries' management team, works closely with other department heads and managers towards a shared vision of the Library.


The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, a commitment to collaboration, community outreach experience, and knowledge of current trends and technologies in library services to children. 


Qualifications: MLS or MS in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required; minimum of 3 years progressively responsible experience in a public library setting with a focus on children's services, and two years supervisory experience.


This is a full-time 35-hour per week position including evening and weekend shifts. The starting salary is $70,070. The Libraries offer a generous benefits package including paid vacation time, health insurance and a defined pension plan. 


To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Laura A. Horn, Executive Director at by Friday, February 8th. The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer.


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