Reference Librarian, Fairfield Woods Branch Library, Fairfield CT

Have you always wanted to be part of a library neighborhood community? Are you a positive, upbeat librarian with a strong work ethic?  Are you willing to explore and try new things? If you've answered "yes" then Fairfield Woods Branch Library could become your dream place to work.

 

As part of our branch library team you will work daily with families, teens and adults.  You will be helping our "regulars" chose great books through your outstanding readers' advisory skills.  You will also be updating our branch library community with the latest and greatest things we have to offer here with your Social Media skills.  Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest will be places you make regular contributions. We are looking for someone who enjoys planning programs for adults to help us build a strong, interesting, educational connection with our community.

 

Supervisory experience is helpful as you could, in the absence of the Branch Reference Supervisor, work on scheduling reference desk staff and assigning work to part-time staff.

 

Strong customer services skills are required as well as a comfort with technology such as the operation of workstations, e-readers, scanners, printers etc. is required.  In this position YOU will need to take the initiative, in consultation with the Supervisor, to help patrons with their needs.   This job will also include fulfilling the needs of our homebound patrons; managing ILL requests and overseeing our museum pass collection.

 

The work week is 35 hours/week with one evening and one Saturday a month required.  You may also be in charge of some evening programs.

 

As part of the Fairfield Public Library team, you may be required to attend meetings, work a shift or participate in workshops at our Main Library.

 

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited university with one-two years' experience working as a professional librarian, preferably in adult reference services, including familiarity with technology and readers' advisory is required.

 

Salary starts at $51,259.00 with benefits.  Contact Karen Ronald, Town Librarian, kronald@fplct.org with a resume (include all Social Media you use regularly) and cover letter by December 13th.  Qualified candidates with be invited for an interview.

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