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**Reader in Residence Vacancy***

Dublin City Libraries and the Home School Community Liaison Scheme wish to appoint a Reader-in -Residence.

The reader-in-residence will deliver a programme of activities designed to instil in young children an appreciation of reading and, at the same time, to give their parents/guardians an awareness of the positive value of literacy in their children’s development. The programme will include opportunities for parents and children to explore and enjoy reading and other literacy activities together.

The successful applicant will be based in two defined areas of Dublin inner city. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, experience of working with children and families and an ability to think creatively. A clear appreciation of the role books and reading play in the development of children and the enrichment of families in our society is also desirable. A flexible commitment of a minimum of 20 hours a week is required.

Further details are available on request from: Alastair Smeaton, Dublin City Libraries, 138 -144 Pearse St., Dublin 2 or by email from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CVs should be submitted to the above address, not later than 5.00 pm on Friday 3rd June 2011. Shortlisting will apply.

This initiative is funded by the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Office.


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