Substitute/Part-Time Reference Librarians - The Westport Library

Location: USA - CT - Westport

The Westport Library is seeking several substitute & part-time Reference Librarians who will play an important role in helping make our newly renovated Library a stimulating place for people of all ages to engage, connect and utilize all the best resources. He/she will be an expert at teaching patrons and staff how to use technology from e-readers to on-line databases; will design and deliver “how-to” and other innovative trainings; will develop content for the web and create resource guides. Experience with Libguides is a plus. This is the ideal position for an engaging professional who is a sleuth at heart and enjoys working with patrons to understands their needs and enjoys connecting them with the right solutions.  

The successful candidates will work 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; advanced computer skills; experience developing and delivering creative programs and will be excited to develop and learn in a fast-paced changing environment.

A willingness to help and work in any area of the library, strong research skills, outstanding interpersonal and strong verbal and written communication skills is required. The ideal candidates will be available to work 10 to 19 hours a week including some evenings and weekends, as required.  Recent graduates and MLS students in their last semester are encouraged to apply. The Westport Library pays the CLA recommended standard for MLS positions.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]



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