Children's Librarian, Westport Library, Westport, CT
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 AM

Childrens Librarian

The Westport Library is in beautiful downtown Westport, a seaside climate with breathtaking natural assets, sophisticated modern living, and offering proximity to New York City and easy access to the entire Northeast via train, keeping you close to everything. The Westport Library is one of America’s few Five Star Libraries and offers employees a collaborative, creative, and entrepreneurial environment. We value great patron service, initiative, flexibility, and a positive approach.

The Westport Library has recently undergone a $21 million renovation which includes 3 flexible levels to use to create, explore and study. We also offer State of the Art Media and Post-Production Studios and a beautiful cafe. The Youth Services Department is a professionally designed space for children from birth through 8th grade. Our staff, from those newly hired to those who have been here for years, is committed to creating an even better library. We are excited about what your next great idea might be. Our Youth Services Department creates wonderful programs and offers exemplary patron support for children from birth through high school. The Westport, CT Library has undergone an exciting transformation that is taking the organization into the 21st century and beyond. Dramatic in its redesign, the new space is unparalleled in its ability to adapt and shift with the ever-changing needs of the community.

The Westport Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to provide library services for children birth through grade 8. The successful candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, knowledge of children’s literature and programming, and the ability to work collaboratively within the Youth Services Department and the library as a whole. In addition to staffing the children's reference desk, the candidate will be expected to initiate, plan, and implement a variety of programs and activities for children, including neurodiverse patrons, from birth through grade 8, and school and community outreach. Finally, the applicant should have a passion for children’s literature and experience maintaining a vibrant collection.

Required: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or 5 years library experience working with children. Candidates with at least 30 credits towards an MLS will be considered. Full time, 35 hours per week including 1 evening per week and a weekend rotation. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] and put the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Youth Services