Substitute and Part-Time Reference Librarians

The Westport Library, in beautiful downtown Westport, is one of America’s few Five Star Libraries and offers employees a collaborative and creative environment. We value great patron service, initiative, flexibility, and a positive approach to meeting our goals.

We are seeking several substitute and part-time reference librarians who will play an important role in helping make our Library a stimulating place for people of all ages to engage, connect and utilize all the best resources. The ideal candidate will be an expert at teaching patrons and staff research skills. They will also be able to teach staff and patrons how to use technology from e-readers to on-line databases and will be able to deliver quality reference interactions via phone, email, and in person.

Potential other tasks assigned would be to design and deliver live “how-to” training workshops, create instructional videos, develop content for the web, create resource guides, and develop collections.

The successful candidates will enjoy working side by side with people in the community to showcase the best assets of each library patron. The selected candidates will have an MLS degree from an ALA accredited university; strong readers’ advisory skills; experience in a library or similar knowledge-based environment; excellent research skills; and advanced computer skills. Experience with Libguides and Canva is a plus.

The hours for these positions are variable and can include days, evenings, and weekends up to 19 hours per week.  Recent graduates and MLS students in their last semester are encouraged to apply.

Rate: $27/hr

Please send resume and cover letter to j[email protected], and include the job title in subject line.

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