The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship
- Post Date:January 3, 2020
- Apply Before: March 4, 2020
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- Offered Salary 60,000 - 80,000Employer Name Darien Library
Harold W. McGraw, Jr.was an active supporter of Darien Library, with a personal commitment toeducation and a belief in the important role a child’s library experiences playin the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family generously funded theformation of a Children’s Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor hismemory, through a two-year, full-salaried position for a recent Master inLibrary Science graduate who possesses:
The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accreditedLibrary
School in the United States or Canada who will have received hisor her diploma between September 1, 2019 and September 1, 2020.
Applications will be due March 4, 2020. After initial screening,interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place,and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with theFellowship Committee prior to appointment.
The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library fortwo years, commencing approximately July 1, 2020, with a final employment dateof June 30, 2022.
The Fellow will be paid $60,000 with full benefits, paidmembership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American LibraryAssociation Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate.
The Fellow will work as a member of the Youth Services team,providing reference and readers’ advisory services in addition to creating andconducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be givenspecific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will bedetermined by the candidate’s skills and interests. The Fellowship will provideexperience, growth, and challenges in the following areas:
· Access to the latest technology
This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on significant projectsand gain experience in close coordination with a strong staff.
More information about the Fellowship and application process isavailable at darienlibrary.org/mcgrawfellowship.