Hours for January 18th-20th: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Darien Library seeks a friendly, energetic self-starter and life-long learner with excellent information-seeking and technology skills. The successful candidate will provide extraordinary customer service, research help, and tech support to Library users. The ideal candidate finds joy in helping others, is perpetually eager to learn new things, and is excited to work with people from all walks of life.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Staff an active reference desk
  • Oversee activity in the adult Research, Magazine, and quiet study areas
  • Utilize appropriate reference resources to connect patrons to the information they seek
  • Assist patrons with print and digital resources
  • Maintain a current knowledge of the Library’s electronic resources including databases and links from the Research page
  • Assist patrons with computer hardware and software, including printers and scanners
  • Provide Notary Public Services
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • MLIS degree or a degree-in-progress at an ALA-accredited library sciences or information sciences graduate program.
  • Excellent customer service and reference skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts in simple, easy-to-understand terms.
  • Clear and direct oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to type quickly and accurately.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Multilingual candidates, or those with a functional knowledge of another language, are desirable.

Hours

This is a part time position with no benefits. The candidate will work one evening per week (5 to 9 p.m.) and the 5th weekend (Saturday from 9 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.) per month. Opportunities for other weekdays, evenings, and weekends as needed.

Salary

Salary meets CLA minimum requirements, and is commensurate with experience.

Contact Information

Apply with a cover letter and copy of your resume to Brittany Netherton, Head of Knowledge and Learning Services, at jobs@darienlibrary.org. Please make your subject line PT KLS Assistant. Position will be open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Darien Library observes and promotes a policy of equal employment opportunity for all. This means that the Darien Library recruits, hires, trains, and promotes all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief, physical disability or any other improper or illegal criteria. All employment decisions are based on legitimate employment-related criteria such as, skills, abilities, attitude and contribution to the Darien Library so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

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