Public Services Librarian (PT)

JOB POSTING

Public Services Librarian (part-time)

 

NEW CANAAN LIBRARY VISION

To inspire lifelong learning through innovation and discovery;

to be the information and cultural center if the community.

 

OUR VALUES

  • Commitment
  • Service
  • Excellence

This is a permanent, part-time position (19 hours/week) including evenings and  alternating weekends. This position reports to the Manager of Public Services and is a member of the Public Services Team.

ROLE PURPOSE

New Canaan Library is seeking a creative, flexible, and team-oriented librarian to join our Public Services Team. This position is primarily responsible for providing library, instruction, and research services to our adult community.  If you are passionate about working with the public in a dynamic library setting, then this position may be for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide research, computer, and technical assistance to the community both at the Information Desk and by appointment
  • Develop classes and workshops in response to changing needs of our adult community and the emerging landscape of technology
  • Coordinate and plan instruction with the Digital Services department
  • Support and collaborate with other team members especially Reader’s Advisory, Interlibrary Loan, Programming, and Marketing
  • Consistently provide exceptional service at both Library programs and the Information Desk. (2-3 hours at Information Desk per day)
  • Serve on library committees and projects as needed

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent customer service ethos and dynamic interpersonal abilities
  • Effective instruction and research skills
  • 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
  • Excellent judgment and confidentiality
  • Confident public speaker

SALARY

$28.00/hour

REQUIREMEMENTS

  • MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion)

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Public Services, cchumney@newcanaanlibrary.org by February 28, 2018.  Preference given to applicants who apply by February 15, 2018.

Posted January 25, 2018

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