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This position involves maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of public and staff areas in the library, including dusting, cleaning surfaces, and organizing bookshelves. The responsibilities extend to floor care, involving sweeping, vacuuming, spot cleaning, and floor maintenance, as well as ensuring restroom cleanliness and stocking supplies. Additionally, the role encompasses minor carpentry, electrical, and plumbing repairs, snow and ice removal, facility setup for programs, and maintaining effective relationships with staff and the public.
Part-Time IT Help Desk Technician
Provides reliable and responsive support to staff and patron workstations. Responds to calls for help, troubleshoots and solves hardware and software problems. Provides support for audiovisual system for meeting room. Setup and takedown of AV equipment such as laptops, digital camera, and digital projector.
FRIENDS OF THE FERGUSON LIBRARY - BOOK SHOP MANAGER
The Friends of the Ferguson Library Book Shop, with locations in the DiMattia Building of the Ferguson Library and the Harry Bennett branch, is a thriving, community-focused used bookstore dedicated to providing customers with a vast selection of pre-owned books, exceptional service, and a welcoming atmosphere for book lovers of all kinds. We are seeking a passionate and experienced book shop manager to lead our team and continue fostering a love for literature within our community.
Full-Time Youth Services Librarian II - Main Library
The Ferguson Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to provide library services for children birth through grade 12, while assisting the Youth Services Coordinator with administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, knowledge of children’s literature and programming, and the ability to work collaboratively within the Youth Services Department at the Main Library and with colleagues in the branches
Part-Time Library Assistant I - Circulation Services - Harry Bennett Branch and Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch
The Ferguson Library seeks a motivated individual to join a team of library professionals in a part-time Library Assistant I position at the Harry Bennett Branch located at 115 Vine Road and the Weed Memorial and Hollander Branch located at 1143 Hope Street in Stamford. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills, a passion for working with the public, and the ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment.
Part-time Youth Services Library Assistant - Main Library
The Ferguson Library in Stamford is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic children’s part-time library assistant to provide reference and reader’s advisory services; and assist with programs and collection maintenance at the Main Library - DiMattia Building. The successful candidate will have experience working with young children and demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature.
Full-Time Children’s Librarian I - South End Branch
The Ferguson Library is seeking to fill the full-time Children’s Librarian position for its South End Branch. Founded in 1877, and incorporated as an association library in 1880, The Ferguson Library is Stamford’s public library. With major annual funding from the city, it operates a Main Library downtown, three neighborhood branches, and a bookmobile. The South End Branch serves a diverse and growing neighborhood with a wide range of programming and services.
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.