The Darien Library is looking for an enthusiastic librarian to join its Readers’ Advisory department. Readers’ Advisors staff the Library’s Welcome Desk and do a little bit of everything, but most of all, are counted on as trusted recommenders of books and other entertainment. We are big believers in the power of librarians connecting readers with their perfect book, and are always looking for new ways to do so.
The successful candidate should have experience working in public libraries or bookstores. The candidate must be willing and able to work independently. The candidate must have enthusiasm for helping people and the ability to multi-task. Above all, the candidate must always be ready to answer the eternal question: “What should I read next?”
Hours: Part-Time, 10-15 hours/week, primarily later afternoon and evening hours. Additional hours may be available on weekends and on an as-needed basis.
Qualifications: College degree and/or experience in public libraries or bookstores. Enrollment in or completion of an MLS program at an ALA-accredited library sciences or information sciences graduate program is preferred. Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and with sensitivity when responding to patron queries. A working knowledge of readers’ advisory skills, the current adult book market, and a history of avid and omnivoracious reading. Proficiency using basic office computer applications, such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs. Familiarity with digital technology, mobile devices and social media. Knowledge of Polaris ILS is preferred.
Contact Information: Email cover letter and resume by September 30 to Stephanie Anderson, Head of Reader Services, firstname.lastname@example.org.