Youth Services Librarian

Recruiter/Contact:
Fern Smenyak, Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 5106, 100 Pocono Rd. email: fsmenyak@brookfieldct.gov
Brookfield, CT 06804 Fax: 203-775-4068

Posting Date: March 5, 2019

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

Department: Library

Job Level and Rate: $48,000 – $52,000, Based on Experience

Job Description: 

FULL-TIME YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN
The Youth Services Librarian will be responsible for providing a variety of library services for youth, primarily ages 11-19, planning, promoting and implementing programs, services and acquiring resources, as well as coordinating with and assisting in other areas of the library. Coordinate the planning and implementation of library programs for youth. Select materials for acquisition and maintain collection for ages 11-19. Manage the writing, editing, and preparation of communications regarding library programs for release to the media and public. Prepare materials for special projects for the Director. Increase use of the library and its resources by researching community’s library needs, analyze results, and recommending applications and services to meet those needs. Establish a cooperative relationship with other town organizations and local schools. Develop and conduct programs for youth and parents, while encouraging reading, viewing, and listening skills, and the use of library facilities and materials. Serve on the Library Management Team. Stay up-to-date by attending conferences and workshops as allowed by budgetary constraints, participate in professional organizations and roundtables. Perform other related duties as required.

A full job description is available at the Library or Human Resources Department. Submit resume/and or application to the above listed office. Applications/Resumes must be received by March 27, 2019. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Week: 35 hours per week

Skills Required: Excellent organizational, communication, writing and technology skills. Graphic design ability as it relates to creating press releases and flyers, etc. to promote the library. Ability to interact professionally with multiple levels of the general public.

Education Required: MLS from an ALA accredited library school required.

Licensure Requirement(s): N/A

Union or non-union position: Non-Union

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand for extended periods of time to view & operate computer equipment. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop and kneel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Full Job Description

JOB TITLE: Youth Services Librarian for The Brookfield Library

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time BARGAINING UNION: N/A

SUPERVISOR: Library Director

SCOPE: The Youth Services Librarian will be responsible for providing a variety of library services for youth, primarily ages 11 – 19, planning, promoting and implementing programs, services and acquiring resources, as well as coordinating with and assisting in other areas of the library.

SUMMARY: We are seeking a dynamic, creative and innovative librarian for young adults who is energetic, team-oriented and knowledgeable with respect to juvenile and young adult literature and is familiar with computers, gaming and online databases.

ABOUT US: We are a small library, successful because of our cooperative work ethic. Staff are supportive of one another in pursuit of our mission to serve the town and engage with residents. New initiatives are encouraged. Excellent patron service is paramount.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of library programs for youth
  • Selecting materials for acquisition and maintain collection for ages 11 – 19
  • Managing the writing, editing, and preparation of communications regarding library programs for release to the media and the public
    Prepare materials for special projects for the Director
  • Increase use of the library and its resources by researching the community’s library needs, analyzing results, and recommending applications and services to meet those needs.
  • Establish a cooperative relationship with other town organizations and local schools
  • Develop and conduct programs for youth and parents, while encouraging reading, viewing and listening skills, and the use of library facilities and materials
  • Serve on the Library Management Team
  • Stay up-to-date by attending conferences and workshops as allowed by budgetary constraints, participate in professional organizations and roundtables
  • Ability to interact professionally with multiple levels of the general public
  • Perform other related duties as required

Education and Training: ALA accredited MLS

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends, as programs demand
  • Excellent organizational, communication, writing and technology skills
  • Graphic design ability as it relates to creating press releases and flyers, etc. to promote the library

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand for extended periods of time and to view & operate computer equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Part-Time Program Assistant

Recruiter/Contact:
Fern Smenyak, Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 5106, 100 Pocono Rd. email: fsmenyak@brookfieldct.gov
Brookfield, CT 06804 Fax: 203-775-4068

Posting Date: March 5, 2019

Job Title: Part-Time Program Assistant

Department: Library

Job Level and Rate: $17.00 – $20.00 per hour, Based on experience

Job Description: 

PART-TIME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Candidate must be able to make arrangements for a successful program, including acquiring materials, ensuring the availability of the community room, and arranging for set-up and clean-up of room. Assist with necessary registration procedures, and make necessary follow-up phone calls. Attend meetings with other programmers to discuss ideas and common issues, and provide support and guidance related to specific programs. Collect all program evaluations and record all statistics as required. Create programs that are high interest and address needs of the community. Plan and organize story times, book discussion groups, drama clubs, bedtime story hours, arts & crafts programs, sing-a-long programs, parent/child book discussions, after school programs, gaming programs, teen programs of various kinds, etc. Work at circulation desk as needed. Perform other related duties as required.

A full job description is available at the Library or Human Resources Department. Submit resume/and or application to the above listed office.

Applications/Resumes must be received by March 27, 2019. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Week: 20-25 hours per week

Skills Required: Requires ability to work well with children, staff, and the public. Current knowledge of personal computers; experience in Microsoft Word and/or Publisher, and Excel. Must be available five hours/day to meet the needs of the library’s programming schedule; some flexibility possible. Some evenings and weekends are required.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Library or related field and equivalent of 2 years of relevant experience working with children.

Licensure Requirement(s): N/A

Union or non-union position: Non-Union

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at a desk or stand and work continuously for extended periods of time and to view & operate computer equipment. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Full Job Description

JOB TITLE: Program Assistant for The Brookfield Library

CLASSIFICATION: Part Time, 20-25 hours per week BARGAINING UNION: N/A

SUPERVISOR: Children’s Librarian, Youth Services Librarian

SCOPE: The Program Assistant will be responsible for planning, organizing and conducting library programs for youth ages 0 – 19.

SUMMARY: We are seeking a dynamic and creative Program Assistant who is energetic, team-oriented and knowledgeable with respect to juvenile and young adult literature.

Responsibilities:

  • Make arrangements for a successful program, including acquiring materials, ensuring the availability of the community room, and arranging for set-up and clean-up of room
  • Assist with necessary registration procedures, and make necessary follow-up phone calls
  • Attend meetings with other programmers to discuss ideas and common issues and provide support and guidance related to specific programs
    Collect all program evaluations and record all statistics as required
  • Create programs that are high interest and address the needs of the community
  • Plan and organize storytimes, book discussion groups, drama clubs, bedtime story hours, arts & crafts programs, sing-a-long programs, parent/child book discussions, after school programs, gaming programs, teen programs of various kinds, etc.
  • Work at the circulation desk as needed
  • Ability to interact professionally with multiple levels of the general public
  • Perform other related duties as required

Education and Training: ALA accredited MLS

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Must be energetic, creative and an outstanding team-oriented individual
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to complete multiple projects on–time and within budget
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including database management
  • Ability to interact professionally with multiple levels of the general public, town officials and town employees
  • Ability to interact with children of all ages and to provide positive enrichment experiences
  • Understanding of modern library objectives, knowledge of library materials and equipment, initiative, good judgement, accuracy, flexibility
  • Ability to operate office machines and computers
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends, as programs demand
  • Excellent organizational, communication, writing and technology skills
  • Graphic design ability as it relates to creating press releases, flyers, etc. to promote library programs

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand for extended periods of time and to view & operate computer equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.