Employment Opportunities

Posted May 15, 2019

The Farmington Libraries

Children’s Services Librarian

Full-time (35 hours/week)

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a full-time Children’s Services Librarian to join a team of dedicated professionals under the supervision of the Director of Children’s Services.  This position serves children from ages birth through 12, with a special emphasis on children in grades 2-6.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: the planning and execution of programs for children and families; outreach services to schools and community organizations; collection development and maintenance; readers’ advisory to children, parents, and educators; and creation and distribution of marketing materials.

The ideal candidate will take initiative to maintain and improve the functions of the department, excel at both independent and collaborative work, and foster a warm and welcoming environment.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature, childhood development, and best practices in library services to children and their caregivers; experience in leading programs for children in grades 2-6, and STEAM programming; as well as strong written and oral communication skills.

Requirements:  MLS from an ALA accredited institution with an emphasis on children’s literature and services, or a Master’s degree in a related field. One-year experience in children’s services in a public library or school library media center, or other related experience required.

This is a full-time 35-hour per-week position that includes evening and weekend hours. Benefits include paid holiday, sick, and personal time, as well as four-weeks’ vacation, health insurance, and a defined pension plan. Salary meets CLA minimum guidelines for MLS professional positions.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura A. Horn, Executive Director via email at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org No phone calls please. Closing date: Friday, May 31st. The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer.