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Assistant Library Director/Children's Librarian, Prospect Public Library, Prospect, CT

Full Time Union Position (40 hours).

This position reports to the Library Director and: is responsible for the scope, vision and operation of the Children's Department including outreach programs in the community for children and young adults; will act in a leadership capacity in collaboration with the Director and assumes full responsibility for supervision of the Library in the absence of the Director.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Director/Children's Librarian also include: assisting with reference services for library patrons, supervising library pages and volunteers, ordering and processing of children's library materials, compiling library statistics, writing publicity for library events, assisting patrons in the use of library databases and with computer problems, as well as performing other tasks as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have experience working with children's library and/or educational services. Excellent administrative, supervisory, planning and organizational skills are required. A knowledge of library reference materials both print and online is needed.
  • A high level of computer expertise, experience with online circulation systems and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience are required. Experience working with a library website and social media would be beneficial.
  • Candidate must have MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution. Salary Range is $47,713 to $49,025 per year with medical and vacation benefits.


Position open until filled.


To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to John Wiehn, Library Director, Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712 or email to libraryprospect@yahoo.com.

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