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Children's & Teen Librarian, Essex Library Association (Essex, CT)

Essex Library Association has been a vital community institution since 1889. Staff deliver comprehensive services and high quality programming for all age groups. The library serves a close knit and supportive community of more than 6,600 residents located by the scenic Connecticut River.  We maintain a physical collection of more than 37,000 items in a welcoming and vibrant 9,550 square foot facility with dedicated children’s and teen spaces. The library is a member of the Libraries Online (LION) consortium.  

We are seeking a creative, energetic, and engaging professional to join our team as Librarian for Children’s & Teen Services. The Librarian for Children’s & Teen Services curates and maintains a collection of more than 13,000 books for children, young adults, parents and educators. S/He provides individual and group training for patrons and staff, coordinates outreach, programs and services with area schools, and develops and implements high quality programming for children and teens. S/He also provides circulation services and coordinates social media and marketing projects. 


Graduate degree in library or information science preferred; recent MLS grads and students in their final semester encouraged to apply.  Experience designing and delivering programs for children of all ages.  Self-starter with strong initiative who can engage, encourage, develop, and sustain partnerships with area families, schools, and organizations. Marketing, technology, and/or teaching experience. Ability to complete projects with minimal supervision. 

This full-time exempt position comes with budgeting support for professional development and service to the profession, plus generous paid vacation, healthcare reimbursement, and employer retirement contribution benefits. Regular evening and Saturday hours required; a condensed work week is negotiable. We offer a minimum starting salary of $58,000 annually. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$58,000.00  / year

Salary Notes

Minimum starting salary

Closing Date

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter with resume, copy of unofficial MLS transcript, and contact details for three references to Essex Library Association, 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT 06426 or via email to  We require comprehensive background and reference checks for finalist candidates.  No phone calls please. EOE.


2021-12-13 |  Quick link to this job