Employment

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

Available Career Opportunities

Part-Time Library Clerk 1

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.

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Circulation, Acquisitions & Cataloging
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Youth Services Librarian I – Harry Bennett Branch – FT

The Ferguson Library in Stamford is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic children’s librarian to provide reference and reader’s advisory services, develop and conduct programs, and assist with collection maintenance at the Harry Bennett Branch.

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Harry Bennett Branch
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Librarian I - South End Branch - FT

The Ferguson Library is seeking to fill the full-time position of Librarian I for its South End Branch. The South End Branch serves a diverse and growing neighborhood with a wide range of programming and services. Outreach is an important part of the job, which offers the successful candidate the opportunity to have a meaningful impact in the community.

Department
South End Branch
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Passport Office Clerk - PT

The Ferguson Library seeks a motivated individual to join our Passport Services 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. Training will be provided.

Department
Passport Office
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Librarian I - Adult & Information Services - Main Library - PT

The Ferguson Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to join our Adult & Information Services team. The successful candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, strong reference and reader’s advisory skills, a knowledge of adult literature and programming, and the ability to work collaboratively within the department at the Main Library and with colleagues in the branches. The applicant should have experience working with people from diverse ethnic and socio-diverse backgrounds.

Department
Adult & Information Services
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Accounting/Purchasing Clerk – Main Library - FT

Looking for a candidate who has a mix of organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to work out numbers, generate reports and find discrepancies and locate cost-saving opportunities. Other qualifications may include: data entry skills, comfortable with math and calculations, good listening and communication skills and attention to detail.

Department
Business Office
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Youth Services Librarian I – Main Library - FT

The Ferguson Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to provide library services for children birth through grade 12. 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.

Department
Youth Services Librarian
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Digital Navigator - PT

The Digital Navigator provides individualized or small group assistance to community members who need affordable home internet service, affordable internet-capable devices, and/or coaching in introductory digital skills in order to become effective home internet users. This assistance is provided primarily by voice telephone, but may also include email, text, video chat, and other communication methods that work for the learner. The Digital Navigator’s work is part of the Ferguson Library’s efforts to broaden equitable internet access for Stamford residents.

Department
IT
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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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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.