Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Ferguson Library.

Available Career Opportunities

A/V Tech Assistant - PT

The A/V Assistant’s primary function is to set up and monitor AV equipment used for library programs.  The assistant will set up projectors and microphones and stay for the program to provide technical assistance.  Additional duties involve providing general assistance to the IT Department. 

Department
IT Department
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Youth Services Librarian I – Main Library - PT

The Ferguson Library in Stamford is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic children’s part-time librarian to provide reference and reader’s advisory services, develop and conduct programs, and assist with collection maintenance at the Main Library-Di Mattia Building. The successful candidate will have experience working with young children and demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature.

Department
Youth Services Librarian
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Library Clerk circulation Harry Bennett - PT

The Ferguson Library seeks a motivated individual to join our circulation department at the Harry Bennett branch. The ideal candidate will have customer service experience, a passion for working with the public, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Department
Harry Bennett

Library Clerk

The Ferguson Library seeks a motivated individual to join our Circulation, Acquisition & Cataloging Department staff. The ideal candidate will have customer service experience, a passion for working with the public, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Department
Circulation, Acquisitions & Cataloging
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Programming & Outreach Librarian

The Ferguson Library, an IMLS 2021 finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service award, is seeking a dynamic and inspired individual to be our Programming and Outreach Librarian. The candidate must be passionate, energetic, a self-starter and team player. The ideal candidate will ensure high standards in customer service, programming and outreach. This individual will play a critical role in expanding the library’s userbase, visibility and impact. 

Department
Information & Adult Services
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Communication and Marketing Coordinator

The Ferguson Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, motivated and tech-savvy professional with excellent writing, editing and interpersonal skills to join our team. The Communication and Marketing Coordinator is responsible for helping to develop and implement a strategic communication plan to promote the library’s programs and services and broaden awareness of the Ferguson Library in the community.

Department
Communication Department
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Page Positions

Many high school students enjoy meaningful, paid employment as pages, helping re-shelve materials and provide tech assistance. Some of our professional librarians began their careers as library assistants, clerks or pages.

Library service has changed, so now in addition to providing traditional reference information and maintaining collections, librarians need to stay on top of evolving information technology to meet the needs of our users. Our staff also works with our diverse community in promoting literacy, teaching computer skills and designing innovative programs for children, teens and adults.

Professional Growth and Development

The Ferguson Library offers programs to encourage staff members achieve personal and professional growth.

  • Scholarship Fund – Provides scholarships to staff members who are enrolled in degree programs in library or information sciences or other degree programs that directly contribute to their duties as a library employee. Full and part-time staff members are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Staff Development Fund – This program, funded by The Ferguson Library Foundation, is available to both full and part-time staff. It provides financial assistance for non-degree activities, such as professional workshops and conferences.
  • Professional Conferences and Workshops – The library grants time-off with pay and expense reimbursement to staff members who attend approved professional conferences, workshops and meetings. Staff members are  encouraged to participate in state and national  organizations related to the library profession.
  • In-house Training – The library also provides a continuous program of in-house training, such as workshops, lectures and self-directed training.

Other Employee Benefits

The Ferguson Library provides full time staff members with a comprehensive and generous package of employee benefits, including pension and health insurance.