This position is 25-32 hours a week and includes two evenings and 1-2 Saturdays per month. Our Programming Librarian develops and plans Library Programming for our adult library community both online and in person. At the moment, this includes two monthly moderated book groups in the library and a monthly trivia night (online). While we’d love to have these groups continue, we are also open to other programming ideas.
Qualities we seek in an ideal candidate include: imagination, a spirit of collaboration, adaptability, flexibility, and a willingness to work as part of a team. Ideally, you are bursting with ideas about creative ways to connect to our community both in real life and in the digital sphere.
Preferred skills: good working knowledge of computer systems. Our ideal candidate is comfortable with using social media & the internet to amplify the message of our programming and knows how to update a spreadsheet, make a good looking flyer & edit a webpage. Working knowledge of Koha, Squarespace, Instagram/Facebook, Zoom, Canva and related skills are a bonus, but adaptable learners are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: in addition to scheduling activities and maintaining the adult programming budget, you will maintain records of attendance at our events and serve as the point person for requests to use our public spaces. You will update and maintain our community calendar (and event listings on our website). We are also looking for a candidate who can provide reader’s advisory services, and who is adaptable enough to be able to process an interlibrary loan request or update a catalog record. Adaptability, care and kindness are our leading values as an organization. Some of your scheduled hours will include work with the public (and require that you assist in checking out books & helping patrons locate relevant resources).
Preferred Qualifications: a college degree, previous library, educational or programming experience is helpful. Obviously training and experience in fields related to librarianship is preferred but well-rounded brains from any life experience are welcome to apply. We are looking for a candidate who can express themselves well in writing and in person, and who has a passion for working with folks of all ages and backgrounds. In this position, you will be expected to do some public speaking and facilitate discussion groups. If you are an interesting match, please use your cover letter to speak to how you think your skills align with the needs of our organization.
This position begins in early to mid-June. Our library is still asking visitors and staff to wear masks in our library space. Salary range is $16-21/hour and this position includes combined time off accrued on a yearly basis based on hours worked per week.
To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to email@example.com This position is open until filled but the priority deadline is May 27, 2022.
– Updated 5/26/22