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CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines

Professional positions (MLS typically required)

The Connecticut Library Association recommends a minimum salary for entry-level professional positions that typically require an MLS or equivalent. This salary is $27.00 per hour. This recommendation applies to both full-time and part-time professional positions.

$27.00/hour translates to the following full-time salaries ($27.00 x # hours/week x 52 weeks):

35 hours/week:  $49,140
37.5 hours/week:  $52,650
40 hours/week:  $56,160

Professional level positions
that do not meet this salary or do not provide salary information are posted in a special area at the bottom of this page. For more information, see About this Page, below.


Library Technical Assistant or equivalent positions (MLS typically not required) 

The Connecticut Library Association has established minimum salary recommendations for LTA positions. Due to the wide variety of these positions, CLA has established three levels based on education or experience. For a description of each level, click on the links below. You may also download general information PDF icon about the levels.

LTA 1 PDF icon - $13.75/hour. Full-time salary: 35 hrs/wk: $25,025  37.5 hrs/wk: $26,812  40 hrs/wk: $28,600
LTA 2 PDF icon - $17.60/hour. Full-time salary: 35 hrs/wk: $32,032  37.5 hrs/wk: $34,320  40 hrs/wk: $36,608
LTA 3 PDF icon - $20.30/hour. Full-time salary: 35 hrs/wk: $36,946  37.5 hrs/wk: $39,585  40 hrs/wk: $42,224




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Public Libraries

Professional level positions listed here have salaries that meet or exceed the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline. 



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Library Director - The Town of Monroe seeks qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library serves a Fairfield County community of 20,076 residents from a beautiful 32,000 square foot facility. Reports to First Selectman. 35 hours per week with flexibility for programs.
     SUMMARY OF POSITION: This description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and responsibility. The ideal candidate is one that will create an overall vision and culture to meet the changing needs of library service in Monroe.
     PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library Director performs responsible and varied administrative and professional work related to planning and directing all aspects of library services. Develop and manage the budget, supervise staff and volunteers, identifies and integrates new developments in library technology, and manages public relations and library advocacy.
     ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidates must have proven leadership ability, initiative, self monitoring and organizations skills, good communications skills and creativity. A willingness to develop strong public and private partnerships within the community is essential. Represent the library at professional and community settings.
     QUALIFICATIONS: Prepare administrative reports in a clear logical manner. Ability to plan, organize supervise and evaluate the work of employees and volunteers in diversified library activities. Knowledge of Bibliomation a plus. Microsoft Office experience and proficiency required.
     EDUCATION/REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus 7 years of progressively responsible library work n a public library, including 5 years supervisory experience.
     SALARY RANGE: $52,280.00 to $80,467.00 (depending on experience). For consideration please submit on line at the following: Resume, cover letter, and application of employment (application is available on line at Human Resources Department. EOE/AA
     For further information about the library visit Position will remain available until filled.


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Assistant Technical Services ManagerHartford Public Library seeks a person who is responsible for supporting the management of operations and activities of the library’s technical service department. This includes assisting the Technical Services Manager with coordination of acquisitions, cataloging, classification and processing library materials and direct customer service to include circulation reports. Bachelor's required. MLS from a school accredited by the American Library Association preferred. Minimum of three year’s experience in a library technical services environment, including experience with and knowledge of integrated library systems and cataloging required. Experience leading and managing a team of employees. Experience working in and/or leading a team within a union environment, preferably in a public library setting. View the complete job description and requirements at Required online application: Open until filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer



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YOUmedia Mentor (Part-time) – Hartford Public Library seeks a person who will be part of the team at YOUmedia Hartford, a digital learning center for teens. The YOUmedia Mentor is an instructor, artist, and technologist who guides youth as they explore digital media and library resources. This position will assist with the implementation and use of various technologies and is also responsible for trouble-shooting technological difficulties and the set-up for YOUmedia events. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. Bachelor's required. Instructional technology, web or graphic design, music production, or a related discipline preferred. Minimum one year of experience teaching digital media, or one year of professional career experience in a related technological field is required. Experience working with teens is required, including a demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to the needs of teens. Experience using social media technology (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) is required. Position includes evening, and weekend assignments. View the complete job description and requirements at Required online application: Open until filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer



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Part-time Library Page/Assistant - East Windsor’s Library Association of Warehouse Point is seeking a Part-time Library Page/Assistant. Hours include Saturdays and one weeknight per week; occasional substitute or additional hours possible. Starting salary: minimum wage. Duties include (but are not limited to) materials shelving, shelf reading, check in and check out, answering incoming calls, assisting patrons in locating items as well as computer / copier / printing, assisting staff with projects, assisting with preparation and clean-up of children’s and adult programs. Please submit a resume and brief cover letter addressed to: Michael Sweeney, Library Director. Applications may be submitted at the library information desk or by email to with the subject line “Job Application.” Applications accepted until the position is filled.



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Secretary - The Waterford Public Library has an immediate opening for a library secretary. S/he is responsible for keeping records of all financial transactions including accounts payable and bank accounts, payroll, routine correspondence and preparing financial and statistical reports.
     This is a full-time position and the successful candidate must have knowledge of business and office procedures and high-level bookkeeping/accounting skills, be proficient in office software applications with the ability to analyze data and create reports and documents.
     Associate's degree or certification from accredited business or secretarial school and two years experience or a high school diploma with emphasis on business courses and at least four years related work experience.
     Salary commensurate with experience, beginning at $37,900; Monday - Friday, 35 hrs/wk; excellent benefits.
     Please send application (available at or Human Resources Dept., Waterford Town Hall) to Director of Human Resources, Town of Waterford, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385 by March 29, 2018. E.O.E.



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Youth Services Librarian I - The Ferguson Library in Stamford is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic part-time 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. This busy branch in Stamford’s Turn of River neighborhood serves seniors, families, and children of all ages.
     Qualifications: Library experience or experience working with young children required, as is demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature. Strong early literacy skills and experience delivering youth programs required. Musical skills and arts & crafts abilities are a plus. MLS preferred. See the full job description here.
     Schedule: Part-time position, up to 19 hours/week, with occasional evenings till 8:00 p.m. and two Saturdays a month. Salary range for applicants with an MLS begins at $28.77/hr.
     Email cover letter and resume to: no later than Friday, March 23, 2018, to be considered for this position.





Special Collections Librarian - Pequot Library, Southport. Full time, Permanent, Exempt. Work week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day). Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5. Occasional evenings and weekends when needed.
     Position Focus: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Special Collections Librarian directly oversees Pequot Library's special collections (rare books, manuscripts, and archives) and research services, and coordinates the Library's exhibitions that incorporate holdings from its Special Collections.
     Pequot Library's Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine books, manuscripts, and archival holdings that reflect Early Americana, nature, science, literature and the Arts. The energetic and enthusiastic incumbent will manage Pequot's Special Collections by exemplifying and promoting the highest service standards, and leveraging resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Executive Director and the Special Collections Committee for long-range strategic planning for these valued collections. The Special Collections Librarian fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination among the library staff.
     The Special Collections Librarian establishes and improves policies for Pequot Library in support of customer service, research, and learning by providing reliable, secure, and appropriate access to Pequot's collections. In collaboration with the Manager of Public Programs, s/he helps plan strategic initiatives for Pequot Library that connect patrons and visitors to creative exhibition- and collection-related programming.
     Essential Duties: 1. Oversees all Special Collections operations (systems and workflows for facilities, security, preservation, and acquisitions), budget administration, and services (reference, reading room, cross-training, instruction, exhibitions). 2. Provides leadership and vision in the selection, organization, and ongoing management of the Library's Special Collections. 3. Provides leadership in setting priorities, planning workflows, recommending changes to procedures and policies; resolves problems, interprets policies, generates statistics and reports, carries out projects. 4. Supervises interns, volunteers, and any support staff working on the day-to-day operations or special projects using the resources of Pequot's Special Collections. 5. Works closely with Pequot Library's Chief Librarian and Front Desk circulation staff to provide cross-training and consultation related to Special Collections policies and workflows. 6. Works closely with Pequot's Public Programs Manager, Children's Librarian, and Educational support staff in the creation of docent and school tour materials. 7. Works to collaborate with other staff, board and committee members to inspire long-term patrons and attract new audiences to Pequot's Special Collections. 8. Collaborates with the Executive Director to deliver lectures, promotional and/or instructional sessions, and reference support in the use of Pequot's Special Collections by the community and the public at large. 9. Oversees collection development, including: research and selection, donor relations, and acquisitions negotiations across a broad range of materials, including books, manuscripts, ephemera, broadsides, photographs, and other materials that enhance and support the mission of Pequot Library and its Special Collections. 10. Develops and maintains strong ties with other librarians in the community and across the region as well as specialists such as, but not limited to, staff at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and certified archivists, to foster the effective growth and use of Pequot Library's Special Collections. 11. Establishes, monitors and incorporates performance indicators to assess and improve the quality of services provided by Pequot's Special Collections. 12. Make recommendations for the Special Collections budget and regularly monitors the operational budget. 13. Participates in overall Library planning, including the move of collections and transition of services in coordination with staff. 14. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. 15. May perform other duties as assigned.
     Required Education and Experience: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate or graduate degree in literature, history, art, or a related field in the Humanities.
     Required Skills/Abilities: 1: Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in developing programs for customer service and outreach, which includes curating exhibits and providing reference and instructional services. 2: Familiarity with a special collections environment comprised of archives, manuscripts, rare and antiquarian books, audio-visual materials, and ephemera as well as in acquiring, cataloging, processing, preserving, securing, and/or digitizing them. 3: Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
     Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 1: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in Early Americana, literature, history, art, or a related field in the Humanities. 2: Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship. 3: Demonstrated experience within a non-profit organization and rapidly-changing team environment. 4: Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a library and ability and achievement in working with staff and budgets. demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. 5: Experience managing both analog and digital materials.
     Posting Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties by the Executive Director.
     Pequot Library is an equal opportunity employer. Pequot Library is a tobacco-free library. Salary commensurate with experience. Pequot Library offers a competitive benefits package. For more information about Pequot Library, visit
     Please send cover letter and résumé to Pequot Library, Special Collections Librarian Search Committee, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT. 06890 via email in one document with Special Collections Librarian in the subject line to Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Wednesday, April 4, 2018.





Young Adult Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator - Seeking an MLS librarian with a combination of experience, skills, enthusiasm, and energy to serve young adults in the wonderful community of Newtown CT at the C.H. Booth Library. MakerSpace experience preferred. Salary $53K/year, competitive benefits. Job description available at Send resume and cover letter to before noon on Friday, March 16th.





Library Assistant, Part Time - The Stonington Free Library seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savy team player with excellent customer service skills and a commitment to the importance of the library in the community. This is a part time position 17.25 to 20.75 hours per week. Work schedule is Tuesdays 9:30 to 6, Wednesdays 9:30 to 2:45, Thursdays 9:30 to 1:30 and Saturday rotations 9:30 to 1. Hourly rate is $14.00. Benefits include sick, holiday and vacation days.
     Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Delivery of excellent customer service to all ages. Assist patrons in person and over the phone. Introduce patrons to all library services, collections and technology. Provide reference services and reader's advisory. Issue library cards. Check materials in and out. Help manage holds, overdue items and interlibrary loan requests and returns. Collect fines. Provide internet, email, copying, printing and other technology assistance. Update website, social media and community calendars.
     Successful candidate must be a team player with strong technology skills, positive attitude, enjoys working with the public, self-motivated, reliable, flexible and able to multi-task. High school diploma and technology skills required. Prior library experience, college degree and familiarity with library technology are a plus.
     Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: by March 23.


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Library Director - Willimantic Public Library, Willimantic, CT. The Town of Windham seeks an energetic, creative Director for its newly renovated Willimantic Public Library. The Library Director plans and directs informational, educational, and cultural services; oversees the care and maintenance of the library building, its equipment, and systems; and formulates library policies and initiatives for review by the Library Board of Directors and Town Manager. The Director is responsible for development of the library's budget, oversees its collections, determines technological needs, and maintains cordial relations with patrons and community partners.
     The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus ten (10) years of progressively responsible library work, including five (5) years in the supervision of a public library department or as director of a smaller public library. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. A strong background in children's programming and bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are highly desirable, as are experience in strategic planning, grant writing, and innovative programming for all ages. This is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk); the salary range is $71,970 - $87,082.
     Willimantic, CT, is a small city located within the town of Windham (pop. 25,000). It is a diverse and lively community with many amenities, including a farmer's market, food coop, coffee shops, art galleries, and a range of restaurants. Willimantic is also home to Eastern Connecticut State University, and the University of Connecticut in Storrs is only a few miles away.
     Applications may be obtained from the Town of Windham, Town Manager's Office, 979 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226; or on our website at, and must be submitted with a cover letter and resume no later than Monday, March 19, 2018. AA/EOE.





Circulation Supervisor - Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented individual to become our full time Circulation Supervisor. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, organize, and manage the proper functioning of our circulation department on a daily basis, including overseeing the circulation work by library assistant staff members.
     Applicants must have experience in library circulation and customer service, some supervisory experience, and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or Library Technical Assistant certification is preferred.
     The is a full time position with a salary of $42,202.83,plus benefits.
     Please send a complete town application (found at, a resume, and a cover letter to Kim LaFleur, Operations Manager, Town of Somers, 600 Main Street, PO Box 308, Somers, CT 06071 or email to





City Librarian - Bridgeport, CT. Be part of a thriving, multicultural City as the next City Librarian of the Bridgeport Public Library. The Library serves 145,000 residents in the largest municipality in Connecticut, with five locations, a dedicated staff and a $7.8 million annual operating budget. The nine-member governing Board of Directors supports a successful candidate who will work well with the Library Board, staff, and community stakeholders to develop and implement a 21st century approach to the delivery of library services.

     Bridgeport, historically known as the "Park City," is located on the northern shore of Long Island Sound approximately sixty miles northeast of New York City. Bridgeport neighborhoods, including the developing mixed-use downtown, are the heart of the City and community life. For more information on Bridgeport Public Library and Bridgeport, visit Bridgeport Links.
     Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative library experience including a minimum of three years management experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications ability; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to diverse communities; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best practices" for library service. Proven success working effectively with a policy-making board, unions, facilities, and experience working in a municipal environment is necessary.
     Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors, the City Librarian develops, administers and coordinates the work of the Library and the staff. Key areas include (1) sound fiscal management; (2) personnel management and staff development; (3) facilities management; (4) outreach to community stakeholders; and (5) marketing the Library to its constituencies. For the complete position description, visit City Librarian Description.
     Compensation. A starting salary range of $115,000-$135,000 (with final placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and a competitive fringe benefits package.
     For further information, contact Dan Bradbury, Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury. The position closes April 4, 2018.





Part-Time Librarian sought for Ridgefield Library Adult Services Department. Primary responsibilities include reference, readers advisory and technology instruction for adults and teens. Comprehensive technology background, plus strong communication skills and customer service orientation. MLS or enrollment in accredited program required. 19 hours a week; evening and weekend availability a must. Year-round position. Starting pay $27/hour. Letter and resume by March 16, 2018 to Leslie Vuilleumier, Executive Assistant, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 or to





Librarian, Information Services - (Part-Time 15 Hours/Week) Town of Greenwich, CT. Assist, advise and instruct patrons in the use of library materials, print and electronic resources. Provides technical support for patrons using public computers. Provides reference and readers advisory services to all users. Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university. One year of work experience in reference service preferred, but will consider a recent graduate with focus on technology. Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. EOE M/F/D/V





Part-time Circulation Desk Clerk - non-exempt. Pequot Library, Southport. Job Summary: The circulation staff are those people with primary contact with visitors of all ages at Pequot Library. It is an essential part of their job that they project the warmth, helpfulness, and enthusiasm that is such an essential part of what makes Pequot Library such a unique and valued institution. They create an orderly and workable front desk environment that promotes overall materials circulation, program attendance, and membership growth. They will be requested to be available for some special events and programs as needed. The circulation staff reports to the Chief Librarian.
     Primary Responsibilities: Handle operations at the Front Desk to achieve efficiency and warmth associated with Pequot Library. Prepare circulation desk for opening and closing. Check books in and out, process holds, overdues, etc. and notify patrons when books arrive. Perform ready reference and readers’ advisory services by helping patrons find the right book or item. Responds to telephone inquiries promoting attendance at programs and use of services. Monitors public use of library facilities and assists patrons in location of library materials and use of technology (public computers, copying machine, printer). Responsible for displays as well as shelving material. Assist Children’s Librarian with youth services & youth programming. Perform other library and program tasks as assigned. Act as docent with rare book exhibitions and in The Perkin Gallery. Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional evenings required to manage special events/rentals. Other duties as needed.
     Minimum Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor’s degree required and some library experience, preferred. High overall level of computer proficiency. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously and promote membership growth. Ability and desire to serve the public of all ages. Knowledge of current/popular books for Readers’ Advisory. Ability to work as a team member. Flexibility, sense of humor. Availability for evenings and weekends.
     Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to Chief Librarian ( by March 15, 2018.


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Librarian III, Branch Manager - Greenwich (CT) Library. SEARCH EXTENDED. Do you want to be actively engaged in a caring community? Do you want to be vital to a dynamic, energetic neighborhood? The Greenwich Library (CT) invites you to apply for the Branch Manager position, Cos Cob Branch Library. The Cos Cob Branch Library serves 6,800 Cos Cob neighborhood residents as well as the larger 62,000 residents of Greenwich. It is a vibrant and respected cultural hub of the community, offering a warm and welcoming environment for patrons of all ages and it enjoys a high level of use and support. The Branch Manager plays a key role in the Cos Cob community. This position works collaboratively with the Library Board, an active Friends group, area schools, and local civic and cultural organizations to meet the collections, services and programming interests and needs of area residents. S/he performs outreach and represents the Library in the community and at professional organizations and events. The Branch Manager also participates in system-wide committees and initiatives.
     Responsibilities include effective day-to-day operations and management of the branch facility and staff; patron services; staff scheduling; facilities management; direct provision of reference and reader’s advisory services and technology support to patrons; planning and/or presentation of programs; ongoing evaluation and maintenance of a 30,000-item collection; selection, training and evaluation of branch staff; and working on system wide projects and committees. The position interprets and implements Library policies while participating in their development and participates in immediate and long-term strategic planning of the Library’s services within its service community. See the Librarian III Position Description for additional details.
     Minimum qualifications. A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program is required. Additional requirements include: four years of post master’s professional experience in library work including a minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity or demonstrated experience overseeing a project from inception to completion. Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to: strong oral and written communication skills; developing and implementing programs and services consistent with the library’s strategic initiatives; mentoring, coaching and evaluating staff; and displaying and modeling tactful, courteous and positive customer service relationships with internal and external constituencies. Experience developing and implementing programming for all ages and previous success in building collaborative partnerships are preferable. Evening and week-end work is required.
     Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity are noteworthy; 24% of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town. Additional information on the Library and the community can be found at Greenwich Links.
     Compensation. The position offers a salary range of $76,474 – $98,676 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes March 19, 2018. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich's Employment Site no later than 4pm, EST, March 19, 2018, for consideration as a candidate.
     The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.




Academic Libraries

Professional level positions listed here have salaries that meet or exceed the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline. 





Director of Library Services - J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University. Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut's public liberal arts university, seeks a dynamic leader to become the Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Reporting to the Provost, the Library Director provides leadership to support the educational mission of the University.
     The Director of Library Services provides strategic direction for library service and is a visible and articulate advocate for initiatives that support the University's strategic plan. The Library Director collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to leverage the Library's presence and support for service to the University community. 
     The Director of Library Services must be a strong communicator, and a leader who will foster collaborative relationships internally, across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and with other institutions. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion.
     The Library Director must possess a deep understanding of issues relevant to academic librarianship, including library technologies, information literacy, digital libraries, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and scholarly communication and publishing.
     About the J. Eugene Smith Library: Built in 1998, the 127,000 square foot Smith Library is an inviting social and intellectual center of the campus. With shelving capacity for over a half million volumes, and seating capacity for 900, the library provides a modern, spacious, and well-equipped environment for student study and research. The library offers over 60 computers for student use, and has Wi-Fi throughout the building. The Library also houses a café, and the Academic Services Center, as well as the Center for Instructional Technology. Twenty-six full time staff, supplemented by part-time staff, provide a welcoming and capable workforce to accomplish the library's service goals. Librarians are tenure track members of the University faculty.
     Major Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of library administration including daily operations, strategic planning, budget planning, facilities management, collections stewardship, and assessment of library services and resources. Supervise, lead, inspire, support, evaluate and further develop a skilled, collaborative, service-oriented library faculty and staff that embraces change, innovation, and risk-taking. Provide strategic vision and direction, in collaboration with the library staff, for initiatives in support of the University's mission and goals, including resource sharing, preservation, coordinated collection development, scholarship, and student success. Represent the library, establish and maintain collaborative relationships across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, and with other institutions. Prepare annual and other reports on library operations.
     Requirements: Master's degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program. Minimum seven years of experience in an academic or research library, with at least two years of library management experience including personnel evaluation. Record of service-oriented leadership and collaborative partnerships with various campus and professional constituencies. Evidence of scholarly or professional achievement. Evidence of a collaborative leadership style and the ability to develop and sustain productive and harmonious relationships with faculty, students, library staff, and colleagues. A record of supporting staff professional development.
     Desired: Additional advanced degree. Professional experience in a liberal arts college/university library. Experience managing in a collective bargaining environment.
     Special Instructions to Applicant: Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position and a CV. In addition, applicants should supply three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.
     About Eastern Connecticut State University: Eastern Connecticut State University, the state's public liberal arts university serving approximately 5400 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital. Eastern is a member of COPLAC and has been named one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work for" by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the last seven years.
     Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791,





Director of Library Services - Southern Connecticut State University. Search #S17-021. Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven. SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority.
     Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for the Director of Library Services. The Director is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of all aspects of operations related to library services which include policy, planning, and assessment; staff organization and development; fiscal planning and management; and services such as library instruction; collection development; faculty, student and administrative relations; cooperation with other libraries; and the application of library technology to operations and services and will exercise broad responsibilities for both the internal and external operations of library services, working collegially with all library faculty and a diverse library support staff. The Director reports to the Office of the Provost, and is an Administrator VII position.
     QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS or equivalent program (advanced degree in an additional field preferred) and demonstrated knowledge and experience in the effective application of professional skills; possess a minimum of seven years of successful administrative experience within an academic or university library; have demonstrated experience in: managing in a collective bargaining environment; developing and administering a comprehensive budget; monitoring the preparation of accreditation documents and other reports; leading the personnel selection, supervision and professional development process for all library staff; and engaging in strategic planning with key stakeholders, including the library’s own performance assessment; possess a clear understanding of both information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education; and be able to articulate a strong vision for the library within a complex university organization. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion. Must be a leader who will foster collaborative relationships internally, across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and with other institutions. Demonstrate an exemplary commitment to academic excellence and student success, possess superb oral and written communication skills, and be an active participant and recognized leader in her/his professional organizations. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.
     APPLICATION PROCESS: Send CV, cover letter, and the names and contact info of 3-5 references to the Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Rebecca Hedreen, (electronic preferred); Hilton C. Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515. Open until filled; application review will start March 29, 2018. Southern Connecticut State University in an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.





University Assistant, Library Curriculum Center - J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University. Job Description: Curriculum Center University Assistant, Evenings. Part-time, temporary, no benefits. Up to 19 hours per week.
     Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Curriculum Center Head/Librarian, the University Assistant will perform some or all of the following duties: Supervise student workers. Assist patrons in selecting, recommending and finding resources and materials in all formats through Alma/Primo and LibGuides. Monitor Center's Makerspace Lab and assist with helping students with creating materials. Support special student focused events, grant research applications and implementation and reporting activities. Provide general assistance to patrons in operating library equipment, microform readers, copiers, printers, computer equipment, interactive Smart Board, and reports problems to center's librarian and director's office. Delegate assignments to student assistants such as shelf reading by specific area. Complete curriculum projects as assigned by Center Head/Librarian and support staff.
     REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The University Assistant must be able to: provide effective library services to students, faculty, and the general public; perform public services work with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff members, and community library users; work under stress, with courtesy, calmness and good judgment; work creatively and collaboratively in a team environment with other library staff, as well as independently in an emergency staffing situation; work evening hours with great dependability. BA degree required. Competence with current computer technologies including Internet, email, MS Word.
     DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A preferred applicant for the position of Curriculum Center University Assistant would have the following: BA degree required, preferably in education. Experience using curriculum materials to create lessons. Experience using Microsoft products to create educational materials. Knowledge of technology and tools used to collaborate, teach, create, and share. Internet searching skills, grant writing ability. Experience with various types of library equipment (printers, copiers, microform readers, etc.)
     To APPLY: send letter of application, resume, and three recent signed letters of reference to: Ms. Janice Wilson, Interim Director of Library Services (, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Screening begins immediately and will continue until position filled.





Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian - Wesleyan University. Job Posting Number: S00558. Full-Time.
     Position Details: Reporting to the Research Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services the Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian will work collaboratively with staff throughout the library as well as within the broader Wesleyan community to demonstrate the value of the library in a liberal arts environment. This newly defined position will be dedicated to expanding the library’s outreach efforts in order to strengthen relationships across the campus, particularly those with faculty and students. This position will take the lead in building learner-centered programming and highlighting the role of the library in Wesleyan’s distinct culture. This position will also play a key role in promoting Wesleyan’s unique collections as well as engaging the research community and other constituencies outside of Wesleyan.
     Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Chair the library’s Communications Team to publicize and promote use of library collections and services. Create and deliver programs that enhance the library’s role in student instruction, faculty scholarship, and staff initiatives. Collaborate with other campus constituencies – like the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, Career Services, to offer mutually beneficial programming. Serve as liaison for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library. Develop promotional materials that effectively communicate the library’s goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences, including editorial responsibility for the library’s newsletter. Partner with the Digital Projects Librarian and others to further develop the online presence of Wesleyan’s unique collections. Conduct library instruction for groups and provide one-on-one research consultations. Provide general reference to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Select materials in liaison subject areas as assigned. Serve on library committees and task forces and campus committees when library representation is appropriate. Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and contributing to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations.
     Minimum Qualifications: Masters in Library and/or Information Science and at least one year related experience in outreach or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Demonstrated experience coordinating, leading, and evaluating success of programs and events. Facility with social media tools for organizational outreach. Expertise developing promotional materials and programs. Knowledge of trends in effective marketing techniques. Facility with Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment. Demonstrated service orientation and creativity within an academic environment. Effective communication and presentation skills. Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
     Preferred Qualifications: A subject master’s degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences. Experience in academic libraries. Experience with graphic design. Experience working in library public services, including general face-to-face and online reference work. Experience teaching library instruction using information literacy concepts. Experience in using Springshare Libguides software.
     Competencies: Action oriented, Flexible/receptive to change, Functional/technical skills, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Organizational skills, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management.
     Special Instructions to Applicants: For more information and to apply, visit Review of application will begin March 12, 2018 and continue till the position is filled. As a part of the application process, in addition to your cover letter and resume, please upload or provide a link to examples of the following areas that show cases your ability to promote an organization: 1. Professional social media outreach. 2. Promotional document.
     Additional Information: Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.




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Director of Library Services & Educational Technology Facilitator - Forman School, Litchfield. Job Summary: The Director of Library Services & Educational Technology Facilitator reports directly to the dean of faculty. S/he is responsible for all aspects of the library programs and facilities, supervises library staff, and seeks to ensure that the library's academic and technology resources complement, enhance, and extend the school's educational program. S/he will collaborate closely with the director of studies, the director of information technology, and the faculty.
     Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The librarian/director of library and information services will: Ensure that the library's academic and technical resources advance the school's educational program. Collaborate with classroom teachers in the curriculum design process. Develop policies and programming that will establish standards for and definitions of information literacy and bolster support for library services that contribute to an information-literate student body. Collaborate with academic departments/discipline-specific coordinators on specific needs and growth opportunities. Foster an environment of creativity and innovation, and a love of reading and learning. Research and evaluate new and emerging information technologies. Prepare and manage the library budget. Develop, acquire, and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the students, the instructional strategies of the school's faculty, and the school's mission. In coordination with the technology department, evaluate and purchase technical equipment. Maintain an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to reading, studying, and research. Select, process, and make readily available a variety of resources, including print, digital, and multimedia. Maintain a circulation system that ensures the prompt return of materials and their ready availability to other borrowers. Provide bibliographic and reference services for teachers and students. Provide instruction for students in the use of library resources. Promote the ethical use of information. Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers. Instill a love of reading and learning in students and ensure their equitable access to information. Participate in the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of other library professionals and volunteers. Maintain regular contact with stakeholders through school publications and online media. Act as an advocate of the library, share expertise at faculty meetings, serve on academic committees, and take an active role in accreditation processes. Network with local librarians, maintain active memberships in professional associations, and promote the school in the wider community. Facilitate personal growth through professional development opportunities. Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school.
     Other Duties: Include any other duties that may be required of the position, such as coaching responsibilities, dorm duties, advising, or other specific duties. Be sure to include any job duties unique to the position such as work hours, travel, evening and weekend duties, public appearances, etc.
     Common Qualification Requirements: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in Library Science, Information Studies, or a similar field strongly preferred. Additional degree in Education a plus. 5+ years of experience in library program management. Demonstrated experience in a supervisory role a plus. Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty in all disciplines to enable/enhance student learning. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented. Committed to diversity. Passionate about working with and inspiring students.

     Apply via email to:

     Forman School, Inc. is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. It is the policy of Forman School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran's status, genetic predisposition or any other legally protected status.





Research Librarian - John Gray Park ‘28 Library at Kent School. The person in this role will serve as a primary point of contact for student research at Kent, and for faculty research support. Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of a required class in study skills and research methods; creating and delivering individual lessons for classes and projects in and outside of the library; participating in ongoing collection development of both print and digital materials and promotion of same; managing and developing a robust student tutoring program; promoting academic integrity principles through individual and group instruction as well as programming; assisting with supervision of students in the library generally.
     This is an academic year (40 week) staff position with benefits, salary commensurate with experience. Requires an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, excellent communication and technology skills, demonstrated experience with sophisticated research methods, a particular enthusiasm for working with college bound high school students, comfort working in a rapidly changing environment, and desire to be a member of a creative team. Prior experience in an independent school environment is preferred. For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of: Amy Voorhees, Library Director, Kent School, P.O. Box 2006, Kent, CT 06757 or




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Jobs with salaries below CLA recommended minimum or unknown

Positions listed here are considered professional in nature but (1) have salaries that fall below the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline; OR (2) have not provided salary information.



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Youth Services CoordinatorBabcock Library in Ashford, Connecticut has an opening for the position of Youth Services Coordinator. Duties include the following: Planning, scheduling, publicizing and hosting children’s programs, story hours and pre-teen book discussions. Conducting outreach to the community including the school and town. Responsible for collection development under the supervision of the Director. Maintaining a cheerful atmosphere in the Children’s area. Preparing publicity and statistics reports. Some circulation desk coverage may be required. Assuming essential duties of other staff members in the event of their absence. Other duties as assigned. Requirements: Experience working with children creating programs and activities, recent library experience in children’s services preferred. Enthusiasm for planning and hosting programs for children. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to self-start. Ability to work as a team member and be flexible as circumstances may require. Experience with Bibliomation automated library system preferred. Be willing and able to function as part of a small town library staff. 25 hours per week including some Saturdays and occasional evening hours. Vacation, sick leave and some paid holidays. Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references via email to Carolann MacMaster, Director at by Friday, March 23rd for first consideration.



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Part Time Young Minds Librarian - (M-1090, Not Tested). City of New Haven. SALARY: Up to $19.14 per hour. HOURS: Part-time (up to 19 hours per week), varied schedule likely to include evenings and weekends. Removal Date: April 6, 2018.

     NATURE OF WORK: This is part-time (up to 19 hours) professional work at the entry level, involving the use of all library techniques and materials in positions such as reference, branch, children’s, technical services, etc. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level librarian, and is reviewed through frequent conferences and observation of performance. Schedule may include evenings and weekends, at the Main Library or at a Branch. Vacancy serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community.
      MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association, or its foreign equivalent and other knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science, procedures and techniques; Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research, and of software programs designed for libraries. Must be computer literate through formal training in the searching of on-line bibliographic databases.
      Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, and (2) a drug screening.
      Part Time Position: A person in this Part Time Position is not eligible to receive medical benefits, vacation pay, sick pay, holiday pay, union membership or union contractual benefits. The period of part time employment will not be construed in any way to mean probationary employment.
      TO APPLY: 1) Go to 2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. Applications for this position only accepted on-line at REMOVAL DATE: April 6, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.



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