Hartford, WI : Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian, Jack Russell Memorial Library

Contact Name: Jennifer Einwalter

Contact Email : jennifere@hartfordlibrary.org

Institution/Organization Name: Jack Russell Memorial Library (Hartford)

Job Location (Please include: City and State) (City, Province, Country, if outside of the USA.): Hartford

Job Title (of Vacancy): Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian

Application Deadline : Friday, October 28, 2016 5:30pm

Years of Experience Required: 3

Link to Job Posting: http://ci.hartford.wi.us/DocumentCenter/View/1637

Job Description (if URL to posting not available): The Jack Russell Memorial Library in Hartford, WI is seeking a full-time Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian who is positive, enthusiastic, creative, organized, tech savvy, and enjoys working with people of all ages. The ideal candidate will work well both independently and collaboratively, have comprehensive knowledge of children’s and teen literature, a strong work ethic and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The person hired will work in all areas of the library including the reference desk, circulation desk and library administration. The position requires a minimum of one evening per week and rotating weekends.

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with three years of public library experience in youth services with a thorough understanding and knowledge of children’s and teen literature, and public library service is preferred. The budgeted salary for this position is $48,000. The City of Hartford provides several other excellent benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, sick leave, PTO, paid holidays and enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

The Jack Russell Memorial Library opened to the public in October 2011 and almost tripled the square footage to 35,500. Community support for the library is strong as over $4 million was raised within sixteen months to assist with construction and fundraising costs. The City of Hartford has over 14,000 citizens, a strong school system, an excellent recreation department and park system that opened a brand new Aquatic Center in July 2016, an active downtown and is home to the Schauer Arts and Activities Center and the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. The library’s service population includes an additional 12,000 people from surrounding communities in Dodge and Washington Counties.

Interested candidates must send a cover letter, resume with at least three professional references and a completed City of Hartford Employee Application by 5:30pm on Friday, October 28, 2016 to:

Jennifer Einwalter, Library Director
Jack Russell Memorial Library
100 Park Avenue
Hartford, WI 53027

Applications may also be submitted electronically to jennifere@hartfordlibrary.org .

The position will remain open until a qualified individual is found, but preference goes to those responding by the October 28th date. The job description and City of Hartford Application form may be downloaded by visiting the City’s website at http://www.ci.hartford.wi.us under job postings. General information about the Jack Russell Memorial Library can be found at http://www.hartfordlibrary.org .

Interested Applicants are also asked to answer the following supplemental questionnaire and include responses as part of their application:

1. This position requires working closely with children ages 0-18. Please explain your experience working with this age group and why you enjoy doing so.

2. Please describe your experience working in a public library.

3. List your favorite children’s picture book, your favorite read-aloud story and your favorite teen book. Feel free to briefly explain your choices.

4. Describe a successful teen program that you have planned and implemented.

The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity employer.

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