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CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines

Effective January 7, 2016


Professional positions (MLS typically required)

The Connecticut Library Association recommends a minimum salary for entry-level positions requiring an MLS. 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.






Library Aide I – Circulation - Town of Canton The Town of Canton is seeking a pleasant, customer-service-oriented self-starter to join the staff of the Canton Public Library as a part-time Circulation Assistant.  Responsibilities of the position include: charging and discharging library materials; answering and routing phone calls; collecting fines and other payments; assisting patrons with copier, library catalog, etc.; answering basic information questions; and creating signs, flyers, and displays. Applicants must have excellent customer service and communication skills and be courteous, friendly and welcoming to patrons both in person and over the phone. Strong computer skills required.   Qualified applicants must possess a high school diploma and have experience working with the public.  Bachelor’s degree and previous library work experience preferred.  Experience with III’s Sierra ILS a plus.  The position is approximately 12-16 hours per week, with required evening shifts and Saturday shifts in rotation. $15.80/hour,  no benefits.  To apply, send a completed Town of Canton employment application and cover letter to:Robert Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Canton, PO Box 168, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT 06022 Employment applications and a full job description are available at Canton Town Hall, at the Canton Public Library, and online at www.townofcantonct.orgApplications must be received by 12:00 noon on Friday, August 26, 2016.  EOE.





Assistant Librarian - The Chaplin Library has an immediate opening for a part-time assistant, 10 hours a week, including 3 hours on Saturdays. Applicants should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, computer proficiency and enjoy working with the public. Library assistant responsibilities include circulation, reference assistance, shelving and processing materials, and assisting patrons with basic computer tasks. $13.35 per hour. The Chaplin Library is also seeking substitutes for the library assistant position. The pay rate is $12.15 per hour.  For more information and how to apply for these positions, please visit our website at:  For an application email: or pick up at the Chaplin Town Hall located at 495 Phoenixville Road, Chaplin CT





Branch Manager - Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual to manage a branch location. The Branch Manager has overall responsibility and accountability of all functions of a library branch. This includes the management of the public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth services, and security. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning in the assigned branch. The Branch Manager works with the development of the branch's collections and programming efforts, and supports in all areas of administration. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution with a minimum of two years experience and training. Previous supervisory/managerial experience required, preferably in a service organization. Candidate must have general computer proficiency, including knowledge of library software and Microsoft Office products; ability to communicate effectively and establish and manage effective working relationships with users, employees, supervisors, and the general public; and possess communication skills necessary to resolve issues with library users. Full job description and application are available on our website: A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position. Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre- employment Drug testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense




Manager of Adult Learning Services - Hartford Public LibrarAdministers the system-wide development and implementation of a technology-rich teaching and learning environment for all aspects of formal and informal public education for adults 17 and older. Works with community and municipal stakeholders to strategically align initiatives, coordinate utilization of grant resources, and streamline and standardize procedures toward the successful transition of adults into the workforce and post-secondary education. The Manager of Adult Education will report to the Chief Adult Learning Officer. Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education, Library Science, or related field. 5 years of experience in an administrative and managerial capacity, preferably in a nonprofit environment. Experience managing federal grants. Responsibilities and Skills: Manage daily operations of the Adult Learning Program. Lead a diverse team of employees; responsible for supervising staff and contractors as well as coordinating public-facing services on a day to day basis. Manage a portfolio of select projects related to Adult Learning; conduct research and analysis; identify opportunities for streamlining procedures and improving operations processes and maintain project budgets and activity reports. Implement projects and oversee execution and roll out of project tasks including: requirement gathering, scoping, creation and management of project plans and schedules; monitoring deliverables and milestones; identifying options to overcome project obstacles; ensure timely grant reporting. Broaden the scope of strategic partnerships through networking, focused outreach and participation in stakeholder convening. Prospect new funding and resourcing opportunities; as part of a team, write grants to support program development; work with internal and external stakeholders to strategically align initiatives; coordinate utilization of grant resources; and, liaise with evaluators for reporting and assessment. Maintains awareness of best practices and emerging technologies; coordinates with IT Department to ensure adequate technology infrastructure to meet goals of technology-enhanced teaching and learning environment. Formulates and provides professional development to support library staff and instructors in the delivery of e-Learning resources and devices. Collaborates closely with adult learner staff to ensure that students continue to make progress toward their employment and education goals by identifying and documenting student goals, performance measures, and referrals.Plans and organizes internal and external meetings and workshops; developing agendas, capturing meeting minutes and follow-up actions items. Develops presentations, writes blog posts, reports, white papers and other publications for promotion or dissemination of project activities. Participates in relevant policy and planning committees and meetings; represents the adult learning interests of the Library in regional and state meetings, and serves as liaison to other key adult education providers within the state and region. Other administrative duties in Adult Learning Department as required. Full job description and application are available on our website: completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position.Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre- employment Drug testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness, and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.




Programming Librarian – New Canaan Library New Canaan Library is the town's source for discovery and inspiration.  Our mission is to empower and inspire learning through innovation, education and discovery. Our Values: Lifelong learning Respect, Service, Excellence, Professionalism Role Purpose:Position is responsible for:  Developing and organizing diverse and wide ranging programs for adult population of the community. Developing targeted programs and classes for underserved interest groups and communities. Participating in cross departmental project teams as required. Initializing, building and fostering communication, collaborations and partnerships with a wide range of institutions, businesses, interest groups and communities. Key Functional relationships: Adult Services Manager, Members of Adult Services Team, Manager of Services to Families, Children's and Teens, Teen Librarian, Digital Services Team Job Description: Deliverables. Develop, organize, and provide consistently exceptional programs, classes and events for the adult community. Tracking and evaluation of programs for relevancy and suitability.Responsive to community requests, needs and desires for programming. Consistently provide excellent information and reference service to the public at the Information Desk. Professional, prompt and courteous communication  to internal/external presenters, committee members, volunteers, attendees, and staff. Lead and participate in professional in house learning. Serve on library committees and projects as needed. Accountabilities: Planning, development and delivery of programs, classes and events for adults. Effective collaboration and engagement with other departments to enable delivery of seamless services to whole community (on site, online and by telephone). Responsible for keeping up-to-date with new trends in library programming and community engagement practices. Creating measurable outcomes for programs. Financial management of programs budget as directed by the Adult Services Manager. Skills & Attributes: Collaborator/team player with strong follow through. Expert interpersonal skills. Excellent Customer service ethos. Self-starter who takes initiative.Well organized and reliable. Strong personal professional learning focus. Competencies:Strong customer focus. Highly organized and detail oriented. Aligns development of library programs with vision and directions of organization. Innovative. Excellent judgment. Confidentiality. Continuous improvement process  SALARY $51,300-62,000/year Requirements: MLIS from an ALA accredited school/program. 35 hour work week including some weekends and evenings. 2-4 hours at the Information Desk per work day. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services, by August 31, 2016.  Preference given to applicants who apply by August 20.  Posted August 5, 2016




Clerk II (part time) - North Haven Memorial Library. 19hrs/week/$13.69/hr Assignment for this position is in the Children’s Department.  The successful candidate should be able to perform a wide variety of library and clerical tasks. Must have the ability to type accurately; ability to follow oral and written instructions; and ability to meet the public courteously.  Computer skills a must. Prior experience in a library a plus.  Work schedule will include two evenings a week until 9pm and Saturdays in rotation.  Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally life and/or move 25 pounds. Closing Date: When Filled. Online Application:






Library Director - Ridgefield (CT) Library The dynamic Ridgefield Library seeks an engaged and energized leader as its next Library Director. Working in partnership with the 16-member Board of Directors, a creative and committed staff, and 25,000 generous and supportive residents, the Library Director will lead the Library in providing a vision for 21st century services and programs. The successful candidate will have the desire and ability to develop effective community partnerships, explore entrepreneurial activities, support and engage in ongoing fundraising, and share a strong philosophy of service and civic participation.  A new (2014) $20 million state-of-the-art building offers the opportunity to lead a talented staff team (27.5 FTE) in this vibrant community.  The Ridgefield Library, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of $2.6 million and is primarily supported by town appropriation in conjunction with significant fundraising endeavors and contributions. In addition to the budget, a vital Friends organization provides funding for programs and other efforts outside the Library’s operating budget. Ridgefield—Connecticut’s #1 Town (named by Connecticut Magazine in 2013)—is a lively, picturesque New England community filled with neighbors who care about each other. Ridgefield citizens generously give of themselves, volunteering with the Library, the schools, sports programs, the environment, arts and culture and social causes.  Ridgefield’s public schools are among Connecticut’s best—90% of high school graduates attend college. Ridgefield is also known for providing strong cultural amenities, offering a rich selection of art galleries and studios, theater productions and music. Ridgefield is the only town its size in the state to host a professional symphony orchestra. Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains with a deep history dating back to colonial times, the town is governed by a Board of Selectmen under Home Rule and has the lowest crime rate in Connecticut. Ridgefield’s proximity to New York City simply adds to its appeal. To learn more about Ridgefield and the Library, visit Ridgefield LinksResponsibilities. The Director of the Ridgefield Library leads the organization, collaboratively developing and implementing the Library’s strategic vision and plan, and ensuring the fulfillment of the Library’s mission and its future success. The Library’s Director works with a high degree of independence and supports the governing volunteer Board of Directors, fostering board development and problem solving while keeping the Board informed of internal conditions and external developments. The Library Director will be an articulate spokesman for the library and a supportive contributor and team player within Town, fostering positive relationships with elected officials, agencies and organizations. The Director will also be a responsible steward of library funds, an active participant in fundraising and development, and the final authority on all personnel and operational matters. The Director creates and promotes a culture that reflects the Library’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards creativity, innovation and productivity. Qualifications. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree in business, liberal arts, or education and a minimum of six years of experience leading as an executive director, director, or senior staff position in complex organizations or the equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to effectively perform the work required. The preferred candidate will have a Master’s Degree in library science, business, public administration, or education and experience reporting to a governing board. Desired qualifications include demonstrable proficiency in strategic planning, policy development and execution; strong fundraising skills and experience; demonstrated working knowledge and execution of business processes in a large operation; demonstrated successful fiscal management skills; successful leadership of a medium/large staff; and an excellent understanding of project management. Additional abilities include managing change, communicating effectively, providing excellent customer service, maintaining relationships with major donors, supporters, and other community leaders, and working effectively with elected officials and other public constituencies.  The successful candidate must live within a reasonable commute distance of the Town of Ridgefield. To review the full job description, see Director Position DescriptionCompensation. The hiring range for the position is $115,000 - $130,000 annually (with placement dependent upon qualifications) and includes a competitive employee benefits package.For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates and to start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller on or before the closing date of August 28, 2016.  





Library Director - The Somers Public Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic Library Director with strong public service skills. The Library Director is responsible for all phases of library operations including budget development and management, preparation of policies and programs, collection development and acquisition of materials, automation and the use of appropriate technology, and oversees the care and maintenance of the library. The Library Director supervises two full-time and 13 part-time staff members and also volunteers. The Library Director must work effectively with the Library Board, town and school administrators, the Friends of the Library, and other community organizations. The library serves a community of 11,451 and is located in the town’s Education Complex. The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible work in library services, including two years supervisory experience. It is a full-time, non-bargaining position. Dependent upon level of experience and qualifications, the position has a salary range of $62,000-$65,000 as well as a town benefits package. Please see the Position Description for more details and qualifications.Qualified applicants may express their interest by submitting a resume and cover letter by September 14, 2016. By email or mail to:  Operations Manager, Town of Somers, 600 Main Street, P.O. Box 308, Somers, CT 06071 Or by fax  860-763-8228 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE   EEOC




Circulation Assistant-Sunday Substitute - Stratford Library Association.  Are you excited about providing library services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment serving a variety of cultures and age groups. Circulation Assistant Sunday Substitutes provide basic circulation services, registering patrons, checking materials in and out, collecting and recording fines and fees, and answering telephone queries. Strong communication skills, proficiency with computer applications, and a commitment to public service required.   High School or Equivalency Diploma and one year of work experience in a library Circulation Department capacity required. Experience with Horizon ILS highly desirable. Sundays, as needed, 1-5pm, October through May. $15.00/hour.  Send your resume and contact information for three references to Sheri Szymanski, Director, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or e-mail Application deadline: 9/9/16. EOE




Children’s and Teen Librarian - The Weston Public Library seeks an energetic, creative, self-motivated and customer oriented Children’s and Teen Librarian to enhance services in our newly renovated space.  The responsibilities for this position include: developing print and digital collections for children and teens; providing reference and reader’s advisory services to children, teens, and parents; collaborating with Weston Public Schools and other youth services agencies; and working regular shifts at the Circulation desk. This position also requires development, publicizing, and implementation of children’s and teen programs. Masters of Library Science and 3 years of librarian experience, or equivalent combination of education, work experience and training required. Full position description is available at Resume review to begin September 19 and will continue until filled. Full time, 37.5 hours weekly. Weekend or evening hours, as required. $56,842 plus full benefits. Send cover letter and resume to: Karen Tatarka, Library Director, PO Box 1007, Weston, CT 06883, or     



Academic Libraries

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





Instructional Design Librarian - Sacred Heart University Library seeks an instructional design librarian to collaborate with the development, implementation, and assessment of learning experiences for on-ground, hybrid, and online modes of instruction, especially (but not solely) open educational resources.  The University hosts an online presence that comprises both fully-delivered degree programs as well as hybrid instruction of students, with particular emphasis on nursing, health professions, business, and social sciences.  This person will collaborate with librarians, the Office of Digital Learning, and teaching faculty to strengthen the pedagogy of information fluency and threshold skills and concepts at both undergraduate and graduate levels of study. This is an excellent position either for a librarian with instructional design skills and experience, or an experienced instructional designer who wishes to bolster professional competencies with library and information literacy.   The University Library is committed to the continuing education of its professionals including support and time.   A vital member of a digital projects and initiatives team, this person will report directly to the University Librarian.   A creative, engaged self-starter will enjoy this work, and earn a salary competitive with life in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Compensation will exceed CLC minimum guidelines.  For more information or to apply for this position, please go to 





Circulation / Reserve Manager - Quinnipiac University School of Law Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library, North Haven, CT Responsible for all aspects of the operation of the Circulation Department and the Reserve Collection.  Oversees the day-to-day operation of the department and manages the circulation module of Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III), which is the library’s integrated automated library system (ILS). Independently supervises, trains, and schedules student assistants and other library staff. Knowledge of bibliographic tools and ability to provide basic instruction in and assistance with use of library materials, electronic resources, and equipment. Recommends the creation and development of new policies and procedures as necessary. Serves as primary sources of information regarding patron privileges and circulation policies and procedures. Maintains Reserve Collection – hardcopy and electronic course reserve materials within the III system. Collect and download data from circulation module, record patron use of physical library, and compile patron usage statistics as needed. Oversee routine maintenance of collections in coordination with technical services department staff. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of library experience is required. Library circulation experience and experience with an integrated library automation system is preferred. Knowledge of web-based database searching. Possess strong supervisory, management and organizational skills. Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively with other library and university departments. Some evenings and weekends may be required.  This is a 35 hour work week. To apply: Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Go to > Administrative Careers.





Course Materials Coordinator – Post University Full Time Position Post University is currently accepting applications for the role of Course Materials Coordinator. JOB SUMMARY: This position is for the coordinator of the course materials provided in Post’s Online Bookstore.  The effective candidate in this role will be able to collaborate with and bridge across Post University departments (e.g. IT, Instructional Design, Library, Finance Department, Faculty, etc.) as well as our partners outside of Post (e.g. Ambassador, VitalSource, and/or other Higher Education Publishers) to maintain Post’s course materials and continue the effective implementation of the Electronic Course Materials (ECM) initiative, housed in the Assistant Provost’s Office.  The goal of the ECM initiative is to provide course materials to students in an electronic format (using the Blackboard platform) on the first day of their courses.  ECMs include higher education publisher electronic textbooks; textbooks, books, article, tutorials, and videos available through Post’s extensive library databases; and open source resource materials available on the internet.  This position will function as the coordinator (with input from the Provost) of all course materials used in Post’s courses, with the primary roles of maintaining an updated, vetted master booklist and ECM database; communicating effectively with the various stakeholders on processes and updates; collaborating with Ambassador (or other book provider) and IT to add electronic textbook links into courses; and trouble-shooting student/faculty access issues with course materials in their courses. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Update and continuously maintain the Post’s master course materials databases (both non-publisher and publisher materials) of the materials provided in Post’s Online Bookstore.  These databases include the spreadsheets used by Ambassador (or other book provider) to order and communicate on the status of textbooks from publishers, as well as those used internally by various stakeholders at Post. Collaborate with the Digital Resource Specialist to expediently assist faculty and students experiencing access issues with non-publisher titles and content.  Collaborate with Ambassador (or other book provider), VitalSource, and higher education textbook publishers to ensure electronic textbooks are available, work with Digital Resource Specialist to order customized ISBNs on their timeline, and work with faculty and students to troubleshoot availability issues. Communicate with faculty and Deans on any updated textbook editions or titles that are no longer available, and act as liaison between publishers and faculty/Deans in procuring a replacement title as early as possible.Work with Ambassador (or other book provider) to maintain a current, faculty-vetted master booklist that Ambassador will use to create Post’s online bookstore offerings each term. Work with faculty and Instructional Design to ensure that course material links are working properly in all courses. Communicate with Finance on the courses utilizing ECMs each term to ensure that fees are correctly aligned with courses.  This includes follow up on any courses that are added or removed from the ECM list due to ECM access issues right up to the start of the term. Coordinate with Finance and the military staff on student book vouchers, as appropriate. Maintain and update the Post University auto fill file used to order electronic textbooks and access codes for students (including adding new classes and identifying classes no longer using an electronic textbook). ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with writing Post University-specific documents (such as steps to access, screen links, or trouble-shooting guides). Other duties as assigned by the Provost QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Bachelor degree required, MS or MA preferred. 3-5 years of experience in related field preferred (working in a higher education bookstores, with textbook publishers, etc.) Experience working with textbook publishers. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent project management skills: outstanding ability to prioritize workload while completing multiple projects and trouble-shooting concerns submitted from multiple stakeholders. Positive, outgoing work style. Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs, including working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook. Experience using Blackboard or other Learning Management System preferred. Experience with VitalSource and higher education textbook publishers preferred. Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Post University Human Resources by applying at:****All files must be saved as one document before uploading to our database*****Disclaimer:   This opportunity may be withdrawn or amended. POST UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER





Circulation Assistant, Part TimeTrinity College Library.  Performs general circulation duties and reinforces customer service standards at the library circulation desk.  Responsibilities include supervising student assistants, assisting users with directional, technical, and policy questions, processing requests including interlibrary loans, physically maintaining library collections, and providing general oversight of the building.  This is a part time (15 hours/week) academic year position (September – May).  The work hours for this position are 5pm -10pm three nights a week (usually Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday) when classes are in session.  $16.29/hour.  For full description and applications procedures see .





Research Services and Collections Librarian - Trinity College Information Services in Hartford, Connecticut seeks a dynamic, creative, collaborative and forward-thinking librarian to join the Research Services team in a newly created position of Research Services and Collections Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Research Services and Collections the successful candidate will be an active participant in the work of the team, serve as a liaison to faculty in an academic department, provide general and specialized information research assistance; and deliver information literacy instruction. Along with these duties the librarian will play an important role in management of all phases of the lifecycle of print and digital monographic resources (acquisition, access, administration, support, and evaluation). This position will be highly collaborative, requiring close coordination with many staff in the CTW Consortium (Connecticut College, Trinity College, and Wesleyan University) and also with the Electronic Resources Librarian at Trinity. CTW libraries will implement a new ILS in 2017, offering the person in this positon an exciting opportunity to build a better acquisition to catalog to access workflow. Applicants working toward the MLS (or equivalent) with relevant library experience are encouraged to apply. Please see the full description and apply at the Trinity College Human Resources web site.





Public Services Librarian–Access Services/Reference/Instruction -  J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University Assistant or Associate Librarian’s rank. Full-time, Temporary one-year appointment with possibility of one year renewal. RESPONSIBILITIES:  As part of the library’s public services division reporting to the Head of Public Services, this position supports the primary service desk functions of the Access Services Dept. (Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Stacks Maintenance) ensuring that Access Services is appropriately staffed all the hours that the library is open, including evenings and weekends. This librarian will supervise student and support staff and will act as evening supervisor, as needed. He/she will participate in the development, promotion and delivery of resources, services and programs that enhance library support for the university’s instructional and research missions in conjunction with the library staff as a whole. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES: Manage all Access Services functions including circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance, serving as back-up support for all functions as needed. Recommend policies, procedures, services and enhancements in Access Services and participate in the delivery of those services. Communicates and enforces library policies and procedures. Supervise, train, and evaluate regular staff assigned to Access Services under the direction of the Head of Public Services. Coordinate hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of student assistants assigned to Access Services. Provide unscheduled support for Access Services as need dictates, including nights and weekends. Keep statistics describing the use of access services, and assist library administration in the preparation of various reports requiring those statistics. Provide reference desk and/or circulation desk service a minimum of 6-12 hours per week. Provide general user education/information literacy instruction and serve as a liaison to one or more academic department(s) for purposes of collection/resource development and specialized user education/ information literacy instruction. Work collegially and effectively with the library’s professional and support staff as part of the library team. Keep abreast of current trends in policy, practices, and technologies as they pertain to public services, information literacy, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and professional librarianship in general. Participate in library and university activities as well as engage in scholarly and professional service activities for tenure and promotion. Work well with a culturally diverse client population. Perform other duties as assigned based on fluctuating library needs, including night/weekend work. QUALIFICATIONS:  Required:  ALA accredited Master’s degree or its equivalent; experience with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma/Primo; knowledge of and experience with electronic information resources and current information technology; the ability to work with library staff, university faculty members, students and people from the local community cordially and effectively; excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong service orientation.   Desired:  College/research library experience in areas related to the duties above; supervisory experience; experience providing reference/information services; training or experience in creating instructional materials and delivering information literacy instruction; training or experience in collection development; training or experience with web and mobile applications to support library outreach; experience in interlibrary loan specifically using OCLC interlibrary loan, and ILLiad; an additional advanced degree in a subject area, especially in sciences or social sciences. TO APPLY: send letter of application, resume, and three recent signed letters of reference to:  Patricia S. Banach, Director of Library Services ( , J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.  Electronic applications are encouraged.  Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.





University Assistant - J. Eugene Smith Library Access Services, Morning-Weekends (This is a temporary, part-time position; may be renewed at University discretion.) Hours: This University Assistant position is contracted to provide Access Services Desk coverage per semester or session up to 19 hours per week including weekends. The exact schedule will be established by the Head of Access Services in coordination with the schedules of other University Assistants.   If the contract for this position is renewed, the scheduled hours may change for any subsequent contracted period dependent on the Library’s coverage needs and other University Assistant schedules.   Duties: Under the direction of the Head of Access Services or other full time Access Services staff members, the University Assistant will help to: Supervise the operations of the Access Services desk, which includes providing circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan assistance to patrons, and supervising of students working at the desk charging, discharging and renewing library materials, collecting fines and clearing patron records, etc.  Monitor the Library building as scheduled, including on weekend shifts until Library closing.  Work with and supervise student assistants clearing the Library of patrons at closing times, and closing and securing the Library after the Library is empty. Work with Library staff and Campus Police as need arises to resolve Library Code of Conduct and security issues. Perform routine maintenance of public copiers on all floors of the Library, including loading paper and toner, assisting patrons with copy machine problems, reporting copier breakdowns to the Director’s Office, etc.  Train and supervise student workers in these functions. Perform routine maintenance of public printers as necessary, including loading paper, reporting printer breakdowns to the Director’s Office, posting “Out of Order” signs, showing patrons how to use the “pay-for- print system,” etc.   Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Access Services, the  Head of Public Services or the Library Director such as: share supervision of the Access Services Desk and student workers as necessary; create and/or edit bibliographic, item and patron records in the Library’s integrated system (currently CONSULS); participate in interlibrary loan, stacks management, Course Reserve Reading Collection maintenance; train student workers and assist with other tasks performed by the Access Services 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 in a team environment with other library staff, as well as independently in an emergency staffing situation; work with the Library’s ILS and personal computer software to perform assigned functions; perform detailed work accurately; work weekends as required.  A bachelor’s degree is required. Desired Qualifications: A preferred applicant for Access Services University Assistant would have one or more of the following: experience with library automated circulation systems, experience supervising student or part time employees, and/or work experience in an academic setting. Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Patricia Banach, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged (





Public Services Librarian—Access Services and Reference -  Eastern Connecticut State University,  J. Eugene Smith Library Public Services Librarian—Access Services and Reference. Library Lecturer. Part-time, no benefits.  Up to 19 hours per week, depending on library needs and budget allocation. Temporary; renewed semester by semester at the University’s discretion. Expected hours: Sunday 1:30-10:00 (1/2 hour unpaid break);Monday 2:30-10:00 (1/2 hour unpaid break); Tuesday 6:00-10:00 Responsibilities:  Staff a combined Access Services/Reference Desk, providing reference assistance to patrons, including demonstrating the use of library tools and equipment, answering the reference phone, email, chat, texts, keeping statistics on reference queries, etc.  Assist in staffing the Circulation Desk and supervising staff and students as needed. Other duties as library needs may dictate, including instruction and collection development. Evening and/or weekend work will be required. Qualifications:  Required: An ALA accredited Master’s degree or its international equivalent.   Knowledge of and experience with online library databases and printed library resources.  Excellent communication and human relations skills; flexibility in dealing with a busy and rapidly changing environment.  Comfortable and competent in an online environment.  Good technology skills including Microsoft Office suite. Friendly, welcoming demeanor and ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and local community patrons. Grace under pressure required. Desired: Academic Library experience; experience with ExLibris Alma/Primo; supervisory experience; experience in one or more Access services areas (circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan). To Apply: Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Patricia Banach, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged. (





Public Services Librarian -- Reference and Instruction - J Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University JOB DESCRIPTION: Public Services Librarian–Reference and Instruction; Library lecturer; part-time, 19 hours per week; temporary; renewed semester to semester at the University’s discretion; no benefits. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide reference and information services to Eastern’s Smith Library users.  Assist Information Literacy Librarian with delivery of the library’s instruction program.  Support Access Services functions as circumstances dictate. Report to the Head of Public and Research Services. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES: Provide reference and information services to library users. Assist the Information Literacy Librarian in developing instructional materials for classroom or online delivery. Actively participate in the delivery of the library’s instruction program. Create and manage multiple library research guides for faculty and students. Support Access Services functions as circumstances dictate. Participate in the library’s Liaison/Builder program for collection development. Work collegially with all library staff, faculty, students, and other Library users. Work well with a culturally diverse population. Keep abreast of current trends in reference and information literacy services. Perform other duties as assigned based on fluctuating library needs. Some night and/or weekend work may be required. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited Master’s degree or its international equivalent. A strong service orientation and enthusiasm for teaching.  Relevant experience in providing reference services and library instruction in a print and online environment.  Experience using an online integrated library system, preferably Alma/Primo.  Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.  Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with all segments of the University community. Desired: Academic library experience. Substantial information literacy experience, and demonstrated ability to deliver information literacy to students in an effective and engaging manner. Strong technical skills including knowledge of presentation/authoring software.  An additional advanced degree in a subject area.TO APPLY: send letter of application, resume, and three recent signed letters of reference to:  Patricia S. Banach, Director of Library Services ( , J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.  Electronic applications are encouraged.  Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.  Eastern Connecticut State University is an AA/EEO employer.  Women, members of protected classes, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.   



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Assistant Librarian (P/T) – Fairfield Museum and History Center Schedule: 8 hrs/wk, including Saturdays, 12-4.  The Fairfield Museum’s Research Library is dedicated to the history of Fairfield and its region from the 17th century to the present. Through archival collections, historic photographs, maps, and reference works, the library collects and shares information about all aspects of the community, and supports the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. We are currently seeking a part-time Assistant Librarian to serve patrons on Saturdays and to provide assistance to the Library Director. Responsibilities: Provide local history/genealogy reference services in person and by telephone or email; assist patrons in using library and archival materials; respond to research inquiries. Catalog and organize library and archival materials in accordance with professional standards. Contribute to other library projects, such as indexing, description, and digitization. Assist with other Museum tasks as needed. Qualifications: Experience with genealogical and historical research. ALA-accredited MLS and/or MA degree in history or a related discipline. Experience working with special collections or archives. Excellent interpersonal skills and dedication to public service. Compensation $27/hour. The Fairfield Museum and History Center is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit cover letter and resume to by August 24, 2016





Reference Librarian and Archivist - Limra/LOMA/LL Global Inc., is looking to hire a Reference Librarian and Archivist to help us plan for our next century of providing research and training to the worldwide life insurance industry. The position will be located at our home office in Windsor, Connecticut. Please see this link for more details and to apply



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Public Services Librarian - Allen Library Position Summary: Assumes responsibility for providing formal and informal information literacy instruction to students, faculty and staff.  Supervises circulation, reserves, stack maintenance, and equipment operations in the Allen Library (a music and dance library). Assists library patrons in their research using print, online and audiovisual resources in music and dance. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students. Key Responsibilities: Plans, presents, and evaluates the effectiveness of instructional classes on information resources to students, faculty and staff. Administers the HLM 020 online information literacy course.  Maintains print manuals and online information. Assists students and library patrons in the best use of print, electronic, and audiovisual music, dance and other performing arts resources in a wide array of languages and formats.  Recruits, trains, and evaluates staff who provide reference and information service to library patrons. Provides occasional recommendations for title development of the print and online reference collection. Assists with the design and implementation of public service policies, procedures, outreach, and marketing strategies in consultation or collaboration with the Head of Allen Library and the Mortensen Library’s Head of Reference and Public Services. Assists the Head of the Allen Library in identifying priorities, goals, strategies, and direction of Allen Library. Oversees Allen Library public services, including circulation services, course reserves, stack/collection maintenance, and equipment. Supervises one full-time assistant plus student employees. Monitors the student employee budget in an effort to ensure prudent fiscal management. Updates and maintains the Allen Library web pages in conjunction with the Allen Head and University Libraries Web Applications Developer and Technology Specialist to enhance usability, promote library offerings, and ensure maintenance is in compliance with University branding standards and Libraries policies. Develops, enhances, and/or tests information search tools and online finding aids as necessary and/or appropriate. Participates in development of online library system, including system queries, testing, data specifications, problem reporting and proposal of functionalities pertaining to library catalog, circulation and course reserves. Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at relevant meetings or seminars as well as through regular examination of literature in the field. Participates in relevant professional organizations. Serves on internal and external committees as appropriate. Maintains accurate statistics and develops a variety reports for the Allen Library Head on matters pertaining to the Allen Library, including but not limited to annual and accreditation reports. Performs other related duties as assigned. Formal Education: Master’s Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required, and  Bachelor’s Degree required with a major in music (or recognized equivalents). Work Experience2 to < 3 years. Special Skills: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Pay Grade: F. More Information: Find a complete job description, application procedures, and additional information about salaries and benefits at




Library Director - Babcock Library, Ashford Babcock Library is a small community library that seeks an energetic library director who will report directly to the Library Board of Trustees. The library is moving forward with new technology and community involvement. We are seeking a Library Director with strong communication and technology skills who will be creatively and actively involved in this process. The library director also has general overall responsibility and accountability to oversee all functions of the library, its policies and personnel. Qualifications: A Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited university, or Bachelor of Arts or Science and three years of increasingly challenging experience in library work which demonstrates the ability to meet the position requirements. This is a full-time 37 hour a week position including some nights and Saturdays. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience, in the $39K-$41K range. The town provides optional medical benefits which may require some employee contribution. Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references by 5:00 September 14. 2016 to: Or mail to: Gerald Nagy, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Babcock Library, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, CT 06278

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