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