PT Youth Services Specialist – Fairfield Public Library

Main Library Alliance

Fairfield Free Public Library: PT Youth Services Specialist

About Us:

We are a suburban library with an enthusiastic public. We are looking for an energetic person to
enhance our youth services programs and continue our involved presence in the community.


• 1-3 years of previous experience in a library (preferably public)
• Bachelor’s degree or higher; preferably MLS / MLIS student


The Youth Services Specialist works under the direction of the library Director. The Youth Services
Specialist assumes responsibility for the library in absence of the Director or senior staff

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Assist circulation staff with daily responsibilities as needed Collection development and
maintenance of Juvenile and YA materials, including selection, ordering, weeding, and cataloging.
• All programs and services to children and teens. (babies – grade 12).
• Assigned youth services budget.
• Children’s reference service and serve as a back-up adult reference.
• Monthly statistics for the Children’s and YA Department.
• Outreach including continuing the partnership with the Fairfield & West Essex Regional
schools, recreation department, and various municipal and community organizations.
• Seasonal, thematic, or subject specific displays/decorations to make Children’s Room
• All children’s room publicity and updates to the library website and social media.
• Library Newsletter and eNewsletter.
• Coordinate and plan for Summer Reading program, Fall Festival, Touch A Truck events.
• Attend professional meetings and workshops.
• Perform other duties as assigned or as needed.


Part Time (28 hours per week). Schedule will vary and includes evenings and Saturdays, depending on
the needs of service.


Pro-rated Vacation, Sick and Personal Time. As of 2022, pro-rated Holidays are also given to part
time staff.


Please email in one .pdf format a cover letter and resume with three references to Maria Manigbas
at, with a subject line: “PT Youth Services Specialist.” Applications will be
accepted until