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CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines

Professional Positions (MLS typically required)

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

This salary is $26.50/hour. For full-time positions, this translates to:

$48,230/year for a 35 hour week; $51,675/year for a 37.5 hour week; $55,120/year for a 40 hour week

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 $13.50/hour For full-time positions, this translates to:
$24,570/year for a 35 hour week
$26,325/year for a 37.5 hour week
$28,080/year for a 40 hour week
LTA 2 PDF icon $17.25/hour For full-time positions, this translates to:
$31,395/year for a 35 hour week
$33,638/year for a 37.5 hour week
$35,880/year for a 40 hour week
LTA 3 PDF icon $19.90/hour For full-time positions, this translates to:
$36,218/year for a 35 hour week
$38,805/year for a 37.5 hour week
$41,392/year for a 40 hour week

 

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Public Libraries

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

4.15.2014

Part Time Librarian II - Wintonbury Branch Library, Bloomfield. Part Time: 19 hours weekly. Salary: $33.99 hrly (non-benefited). Bloomfield Public Library Services seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and technically savvy librarian for our neighborhood branch library. Work experience must include collection development, programming for adults and children; marketing and publicity; and outreach to the community. Responsibilities include facilitating monthly adult book discussions and weekly pre-school story times. Selected candidate must be available primarily on Tuesdays from 1-8 PM, Wednesdays from 10 AM to 5 PM and Thursdays from 1-6 PM; must be flexible to occasionally switch schedule to support staffing/program needs. Minimum Qualifications: Minimum requirements include Masters in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited college or university, and three years of related experience, including library computer systems. Selection Process: Candidates will be rated based on education, experience, and skills identified on the application, resume and cover letter as they relate to the requirements of this position. Additional examinations may include computer skills testing, written subject matter tests, and/or oral interviews or may be a combination of any of the above. Applications: Town of Bloomfield conducts pre-employment drug testing. Applications may be obtained from the Department of Human Resources, 800 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002 or on our website at www.bloomfieldct.org; They must be submitted to Human Resources along with a resume and cover letter no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Applications are accepted ONLY by mail or in person. Previous applicants need not apply. AA/EOE.
 

4.14.2014
Library Technology Coordinator - Cheshire Public Library. The Town of Cheshire seeks qualified candidates for PT, 25 hr/wk position. The Library Technology Coordinator provides technology planning and support for library staff and patrons, and serves as network administrator and webmaster. Requires extensive experience with computer and networking hardware, software and peripherals; website design and maintenance. Starting hourly rate of $29.66. See the Town’s web site at www.cheshirect.org for additional information. A letter of interest and resume must be submitted by the close of business on May 2, 2014. Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V.
 
3.24.2014 Librarian for Adult Services/Reference - Cheshire Public Library. (15 hours) The Town of Cheshire invites qualified applicants to apply for the fifteen (15) hour per week position of Librarian for Adult Services/Reference. Position could go to nineteen (19) hours after July 1, 2014. Evenings and weekends required. Starting hourly is $27/hr. Duties include adult reference and reader’s advisory, some programming and publicity. Technology expertise with e-readers, downloadable materials and social media required. Seek forward thinker with excellent customer service skills. Job description attached and also available at the Town Manager’s Office, Cheshire Town Hall, 84 South Main Street, Cheshire. A letter of interest and resume must be submitted by the close of business on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to Louis A. Zullo, Personnel Director/Assistant Town Manager, at the Town Manager’s Office, 84 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410. The Town of Cheshire is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
 
4.14.2014
Part-Time Library Clerk - East Hartford Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, outgoing candidate with strong customer service focus, strong computer skills and previous public library experience to join our team. 15 - 18 hours a week, primarily afternoons and evenings; occasional weekend hours. Familiarity with an ILS required, Innovative Interfaces or SIRSI system preferred. Candidates must possess the ability to perform a variety of circulation duties including answering phones, processing library membership applications, charging and discharging materials, receiving and processing fines, assisting patrons in locating materials on shelves. Compensation $13.50/hr. Please send letter of interest, resume and three references to: Susan M. Hansen, Director, East Hartford Public Library, 840 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06108 or email documents to: shansen@easthartfordct.gov. Search will remain open until May 9, 2014. No phone calls, please. EOE.
 
4.3.2014 Senior Library Assistant - Ledyard Public Libraries: (20 hours). The town of Ledyard seeks a qualified candidate with excellent customer service skills for the Senior Library Assistant position at Gales Ferry Library. Includes evenings and weekends. Duties include reference, reader’s advisory, circulation duties, and publicity. Two years of formal post secondary school preferred and a minimum of one year of library experience. Associates Degree in Library Science a plus. $13.73/hr and pro-rated benefits. Applications and job description available from the town website at www.ledyardct.org. Applications are due by April 20, 2014 to Gale Bradbury, Library Director, Ledyard Public Libraries, PO Box 225, Ledyard, CT 06339.
 
4.9.2014
Library Professional - Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough seeks a part time (no benefits) library professional for a small, busy library in suburban Hartford. We need an enthusiastic, experienced jack-of-all-trades librarian who can do everything from cataloging to reference to adult programming to collection development. Must have work experience with an ILS - Innovative Interfaces preferred. Salary DOE, $22 to $27 per hour. Hours include nights and weekends. Please email resume and contact information for three references to: nwood@richmondlibrary.info by May 1, 2014. No calls please.
 
4.9.2014
City Library Director - New Haven Free Public Library. Creating Community – Unleashing Potential. The New Haven Free Public Library Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader to help realize the Library’s strategic goals, create community, and unleash the potential of the city and the library at its heart. The successful candidate will exhibit strong management skills and excellent cultural competencies. The Library Director will work well in a complex environment and be a strong team leader who builds consensus internally and be a passionate advocate who connects the library system externally with a broad mosaic of community stakeholders. The library, with a $5 million annual budget ($4.5 from City appropriations), a strong senior management team and a dedicated staff (52.3 FTEs), provides services and programs through the historic Ives Main Library (on the New Haven Green and adjacent to the Yale campus), four branches and a ReadMobile. The Library Director, working with the board and a related foundation board, will build on fundraising successes of the last decade and secure new financial resources to increase services. The Library will serve as a powerful catalyst for strong neighborhoods, academic success of every school child, and workforce development. For additional details see NHFPL Strategic Plan 2014-2016. New Haven is one of America’s most dynamic small cities. The City proper has a population of 130,000. The principal municipality of a metropolitan region on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, it is in close proximity to Boston and New York City, which is accessible by more than 40 daily train connections. New Haven had the largest population growth of any New England city in the 2000-2010 U.S. Census and it has the highest apartment occupancy rate in the nation, with construction of more downtown residential sites underway. Like most communities, New Haven is also home to people with socio-economic challenges – but it has a scale and assets that make connecting residents to opportunity more possible. The local economy has a lot of STEAM – with science, technology, education, arts, and medicine as key drivers. Bioscience is growing, fueled by university research and the presence of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the fifth largest hospital in the U.S. Yale University and five other universities in the region enroll 35,000 students a year. Gateway Community College opened a state-of-the art downtown campus in 2012, three blocks from the main library. New Haven has professional theater, practicing architects, new and classical music concerts, outdoor festivals, and free world-class art museums unmatched by any city of similar size in the country. It also has 376 years of history – seen in its town green and architecture spanning three centuries – and nature is always nearby, with beaches, hiking trails, parks and farms not far from the city center. Such recreational opportunities are beneficial, given that New Haven is also a great restaurant town – from fine dining to the best pizza anywhere. For additional information, visit NHFPL Links. Responsibilities: The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions. The Library Director provides leadership and vision in the creation and administration of a city library system committed to public service that shares, cooperates and collaborates with other educational, cultural and social agencies in the community. The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Directors on policy, strategic planning and fundraising matters and to the Chief Administrative Officer on administrative, personnel and budget issues. The Library Director also leads the Foundation Board of the New Haven Free Public Library (the Library’s fund raising arm). Additional information on the position can be found in the official job description. Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science, business, non-profit management or other related fields. A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership, management and board governance experience. Five (5) years of which includes experience in administration, working with unions and authority over personnel. This position requires an enthusiastic, service-oriented leader; well-versed in trends and the new technologies. Must have a proven track record in fund raising and development. Previous experience working in a multi-branch system, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing Board are highly desirable. A combination of training, proven experience and concrete results, which will provide the management, administration and supervisory functions needed to advance the New Haven Free Public Library and be a catalyst for New Haven’s civic renaissance. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment. Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $80,000-103,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. The position closes May 25, 2014.
 
3.31.2014 Library Director - Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, Connecticut Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, civic engager, and strong staff supporter. The candidate will demonstrate ability to solidify partnerships and articulate the public library’s strategic vision, mission and values to the community. The position requires a working knowledge of 21st century public library trends and their supporting technologies; the ability to anticipate and manage change; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; facility maintenance experience; the ability to hire ; manage and develop professional staff and administer fiscal policies and the budget process. Requirements: MLS degree from an ALA approved institution, six years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public library including two years of administrative experience. Salary range $80,000-$90,000 with an attractive benefits package. Position has an anticipated start date of June 15th, 2014. View job description here. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email attachment to chbdirectorsearch@gmail.com. Review of resumes will commence on receipt.
EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.
 
4.14.2014
Library Assistant - Scotland Public Library seeks a part-time library assistant for afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays. Under the direction of the Library Director, duties include: charge items in and out, answer telephone, assist patrons with library resources, patron registration and inquiries, and other duties as assigned. Excellent customer service and computer skills are essential. High school diploma and 1-2 years library experience required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Please email cover letter and resume to maryg@scotlandpubliclibrary.org or mail to: Scotland Public Library, P.O. Box 286, Scotland, CT 06264. The Town of Scotland, CT is an equal opportunity employer.
 
3.17.2014 Part-time Bookmobile (Outreach) Youth Librarian - Ferguson Library, Stamford, is currently seeking qualified applicants for a part-time outreach position on the Library’s Bookmobile. With private funding the Library is initiating an outreach day on the Bookmobile to target Pre-schools, Community Centers, and under-served Neighborhoods in Stamford, CT. Are you enthusiastic, creative, and adventurous; do you enjoy working with all ages from preschoolers to teens, including teachers and counselors? We are looking for that special service-oriented librarianor educator who is passionate about reaching out into Stamford’s diversecommunity and promoting the joy of reading through programming such as storytimes, reader’s advisory, and homework assistance. The successful candidate will have experience working with youth, and a strong knowledge of children’s and teen materials. Flexibility and a sense of humor are essential. Hours: Part-time, 8-9 hours, one day per week witha potential for more hours as a substitute in one of the branches. Hourly rate of pay: Commensurate with degree and experience. Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 year experience working in a library or educational setting. Relevant experience working with young people is required. Spanish Language is an asset. MLS students are encouraged to apply. Contact Information: Persons interested in being considered for appointment to this position should apply, in writing, to George Nichols, Director of Human Resources & General Counsel (gnichols@fergusonlibrary.org).
 
4.14.2014
Computer Lab Assistant - West Hartford Library needs a tech-savvy individual to staff our busy computer lab at our main library. There are eighteen Windows 7 computers, three printers and an all-in-one scanning station in the lab. This position involves helping patrons to: log onto computers using the library’s print/time management system (Pharos); do basic computer tasks and save work; add funds for printing documents; scan and print documents. Qualifications: Knowledge of the Microsoft Office 2013 suite and Windows 7; Knowledge of Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer; Ability to learn a print/time management system, to add money to patron’s accounts, to reprint jammed print jobs, to extend time on computers; Ability to clearly answer basic computer questions; Proficiency in basic troubleshooting for computers, printers and scanner; Good communication skills and a welcoming attitude are essential as this position works very closely with our patrons; High School diploma or GED; prefer some college; prefer customer service background; Some flexibility to change schedule when coverage is needed. Beginning salary: $9.88 hourly. Send resume and a list of days/times you are available to: Andrew Bosworth, Head of Technical Services, abosworth@westhartford.org.
 
4.14.2014
Substitute Children’s Library Position - Westport Library is seeking outgoing, creative, energetic, forward-thinking, service-oriented professional candidates with a working knowledge of children's literature and reading interests to be an active part of our Children's Department. Position requirements include being comfortable providing reader's advisory and having the ability to relate to children from birth through grade eight, as well as their parents and caregivers. Successful candidate must be a confident user of advanced computer technology and customer service oriented. Bachelor's degree required; degree in education or child-related field or previous library experience a plus. Maximum of 19.5 hours weekly, mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends, depending on Library scheduling needs. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and a copy of your resume to rpowell@westportlibrary.org by April 25, 2014.
 
4.3.2014 Manager of Digital Experience - Westport Library is seeking a Manager of Digital Experience who will coordinate the development of the Library's web/digital content. The successful candidate will develop and implement an online strategy that supports the Library's mission and goals; contribute to the evolution of that strategy over time; maintain, enhance, develop, and produce select online content; plan and develop new digital tools and services; collaborate with library staff to develop and execute strategies to build engagement on the website and social media platforms. A Bachelor’s or advanced degree is required. Library or media experience preferred. 3+ years experience managing websites and information technology projects plus experience with Drupal, HTML, PHP, and SQL. Fluency in the latest web tools and implementation of mobile technology. Working knowledge of Web 2.0; demonstrated ability to create instructional and informational materials; knowledge of web design, graphic design, and instructional design; ability to identify and evaluate the latest web development tools. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands required. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends. Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org. Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go to http://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.
 
4.3.2014 Manager of Learning and Discovery - Westport Library seeks a Manager of Learning and Discovery to work collaboratively with library staff to create, expand and promote services that foster exploration as a new model for delivering reference and information services. The Manager uses his/her knowledge of emerging trends in library and information science to implement new approaches to learning, information access and services delivered through social networking tools, Web 2.0 applications and mobile computing platforms. He/she uses their leadership and organizational skills to manage the work of staff to create and deliver customer-focused services to the community. The Manager of Learning and Discovery serves as a member of the Management Team. He/she contributes to strategic and long-range planning, program development and evaluation, resource development, and allocation of resources in support of the Library’s strategic initiatives. The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science. Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in a public library setting or information-based environment. Progressively responsible management experience. Strong computer and technology skills; customer service orientation; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands. Proven success in planning, introducing, and managing change. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends. Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to the Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org. Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go to http://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.
 

 

Academic Libraries

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

4.15.2014
Senior Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator - DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University. We invite applications from creative, flexible, self-motivated librarians with a strong public services commitment and a vision and enthusiasm for teaching and technology to join collegial team. The successful candidate will be hired at the Librarian II level. The position may include occasional evening and weekend hours. Responsibilities: Provides dynamic leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Library’s instruction program. Creates and maintains web-based and print instructional resources. Provides Reference Desk coverage. Participates in the Library Liaison program. Requirements: MLS from ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic reference department experience required. Teaching experience using active learning techniques and demonstrated ability to plan user education programs. Demonstrated technological competencies. Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences. Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. Highly Desirable: Innovative application of web-based tools and software in the design and delivery of instruction. Second Master’s degree in a related field. To Apply: Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to JoAnn Garrity, Administrative assistant, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195, or directed electronically to librarian@fairfield.edu. Preference given to applications received by May 15, 2014. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum.
 
4.1.2014 Information Literacy Program Internship, Fall 2014 - DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University. Description of Program: In concert with the mission of Fairfield University, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Instruction Program seeks to develop information-literate lifelong learners. We define information literacy as the ability to recognize when information is needed; to effectively locate and organize information while considering the myriad of information sources and formats available; to logically and critically evaluate and assimilate information while seeking objective truth and personal meaning; to synthesize and use information to communicate conclusions persuasively; and to apply these skills ethically and legally throughout life, with a sense of social responsibility. Qualifications: Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate level Library and Information Science or School Media program. Relevant class work in reference or instruction preferred. Description of Internship. The Intern will play an active role in our Information Literacy Program. The Intern will: Work closely with the Instruction Coordinator to design and deliver approximately 8-10 library instruction classes. The exact number and types of classes will be determined through careful review of the Intern’s experience and interests, as well as our Program’s needs. Have the opportunity to observe seasoned instruction librarians, and receive substantive feedback on content and delivery of instruction. Work collaboratively with faculty on lesson plans. Depending on experience, career interests, and need, the Intern could also produce a project related to our instruction program. The Intern would work closely with the Instruction Coordinator on such a project. Meet regularly with the Instruction Coordinator for ongoing feedback and discussion. Depending on experience, previous coursework, and interest, readings and discussions of information literacy related readings may be included. This internship is an excellent opportunity to work in an academic environment, learn about Information Literacy Standards in theory and in practice, and gain valuable instruction experience. This internship begins in late August and runs through December, 2014. Contact: To apply, send a brief letter of interest and availability to Joan Clark, Reference & Instruction Librarian, jclark13@fairfield.edu, (203) 254-4000 x3459.
 
4.3.2014 Division Dean, Library & Academic Support, Academic Affairs Division - Holyoke Community College. This is a full-time, Non-Unit Professional position. Start Date: June, 2014. Salary Range: $79,694-$92,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package. Funding Source: State. General Summary: Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for the overall management and direction of library services, Center for Academic Program Support (Math, Writing and Tutoring Center) and the ESL support office. The Dean is responsible for budgeting, supervising, and ensuring the quality of services provided. The Dean will work with the staff to build a cohesive team, and will work collaboratively with the other division deans and the V.P. of Academic Affairs to ensure that needs are addressed in sustainable ways. Examples of Duties: 1. Actively participants in library consortia locally, regionally and statewide to ensure access to all available resources. 2. Maintains delivery of prompt, quality library resources and services to serve the diverse needs of administrators, faculty, students and the surrounding community. 3. Administers operations of library, CAPS, and ESL Support, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of user services/resources and personnel management. 4. Provides leadership and administrative oversight to the Center for Academic Support (CAPS) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Program. 5. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library and academic support services to support the College’s mission. 6. Assumes a leadership role in identifying new information technologies, resources and services relevant to the missions of the library and the academic support centers. 7. Fosters professional development for all staff members and advocates for the continuing development of the library. 8. Participates actively in College affairs in order to align library and academic support programs with institutional goals. 9. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution; minimum of five years experience in academic libraries, with demonstrated management experience; leadership and management skills including a commitment to staff development; broad knowledge of current and emerging issues in librarianship and higher education; experience in developing and administering operating, acquisition, and equipment budgets; ability to articulate and implement an imaginative and flexible strategic plan for the library that incorporates an understanding of current and emerging technologies, the integration of information literacy into the curriculum, and assessment of library services; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work successfully with a broad variety of constituents - administrators, faculty, students, community residents and members of library consortia; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Preferred Qualifications: Supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment; success in acquiring grant support; experience working with academic support centers. Equivalency Statement: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions. To Apply: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to: www.hcc.edu/careers. Resume, Cover Letter and List of 3 Professional References with names, addresses, and phone numbers. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.) Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 18, 2014 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Apply Here: http://www.hcc.edu/careers.
 
3.31.2014 Acquisitions Librarian - Central Connecticut State University's Elihu Burritt Library, New Britain, seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and service-oriented library faculty colleague for the position of Acquisitions Librarian. Required Qualifications: Masters degree from an ALA accredited library science program; Experience with integrated library systems, especially related to acquisition functions; Demonstrated knowledge of library acquisitions, business practices, fund accounting and library budgeting in an academic environment or a similar complex library setting; Experience working with vendors, content providers, and library cooperative purchasing consortia; Excellent oral and written communication skills; and, Experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public. Preferred qualifications: Experience supervising full-time employees and/or student assistants; Experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium; Familiarity with MARC records and general cataloging principles and procedures; and, Familiarity with trends related to acquisition of digital content, including Patron Driven Acquisitions. For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2014. To begin the application process, go to www.ccsu.edu/jobs.
 
3.24.2014 Director of Library Services and Learning Center - Lincoln College of New England, Southington. Responsibilities, Qualifications & Education Requirements: This is a 12-month position that directs all library and learning center operations, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, technical services, library automation, and reference services. Prepares and administers library and learning center budgets. Ensures development and assessment of the libraries' bibliographic instruction program and the information management requirement competencies. Provides leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies. Prepares library sections of submissions to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; Commission on Institutions for Higher Education; programmatic accreditation agencies such as: Health Information, Dental Hygiene, Dental Chairside Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assisting, Mortuary Science, and Nutrition; and the State of Connecticut. Promotes student, faculty, administration, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives. Supervises library staff and promotes and facilitates library staff growth and development. Coordinates with Lead Faculty to ensure excellence in service to students in the learning center. Serves on college committees and task forces to support continuous improvement of the College’s teaching and learning endeavors. Conducts needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for the College library and learning center. Shares knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction. Works in concert with academic leadership to design and implement programs to support the development of faculty, in particular in areas related to the teaching/learning process. Qualifications: Master's in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA institution and a minimum of three years of progressive administrative experience in academic libraries. Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, budget management, and supervisory skills. Commitment to providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with faculty and staff. A thorough knowledge of academic librarianship, ability to facilitate faculty development programs, and proficiency with state of the art technological innovations is essential. Must be able to: coordinate and develop complex documents; write and deliver persuasive presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting. Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Knowledge of online library management systems and Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent is required. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Resumes should be directed to Kathryn Regjo at KRegjo@LincolnCollegeNE.edu, or to 2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington, CT 06489.
 
3.27.2014 Associate University Librarian for Finance, Planning, and Assessment - University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs, one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks applications for the position of Associate University Librarian for Finance, Planning, and Assessment. This is a senior management position, reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries, with direct responsibility for providing leadership and oversight in assuring effective and efficient management of all University of Connecticut Libraries (UCL) financial resources, and for guiding the strategic planning process through constituent engagement and a wide variety of data collection and assessment activities. This position will be actively engaged in the development, implementation and evaluation of Library goals and objectives. She/he will serve as a member of the Vice Provost Council which is responsible for the overall success of the University Libraries in meeting the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University of Connecticut. The individual chosen for this position will have a clear understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities inherent in the rapidly changing landscape of academic libraries and higher education today. A complete job description and further information about the University of Connecticut Libraries can be found at http://lib.uconn.edu. This is a full-time, management-exempt position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Applications should be submitting online using Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/ and include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and contact information for three references. Nominations and confidential inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by April 19, 2014. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
 
4.9.2014
Head of Collections - Tisch Library, Tufts University. The Tisch Library at Tufts University seeks a Head of Collections who has an enthusiasm for collections analysis and contract negotiations, a deep understanding of scholarly research and communications, and a commitment to working in a collaborative environment. The Head of Collections provides leadership and coordination for developing a holistic collection development strategy to support the schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering’s teaching and research programs. Responsible for supervising 1 staff member and 2 collections librarians, with whom s/he shares selection responsibilities, preferably in the sciences. Provides collections analysis and metrics to inform the strategic allocation of the Tisch Library’s collections budget and shared library collections activities at Tufts; negotiates shared licenses across the Tufts libraries. The Head also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communication landscape and its implications for collections business models and budgets. As the chair of the Collections Steering Team, s/he works with colleagues from all the Tufts libraries to develop coordinated collections initiatives in a decentralized environment. Reports to the Associate Director for Collections and User Services. Basic Requirements: LS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and extensive library experience in collections. Minimum of 5 years collection development experience in an academic library. Solid contract negotiation experience. Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports, visualizing data, and effectively communicating findings. Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections. Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses. Demonstrated awareness of national trends and developments in shared and consortial collection development and management. Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries. Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required. Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years of successful supervisory experience; graduate course work or an additional degree in an academic discipline, preferably the sciences, and a deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in that area. Special Work Schedule Requirements: Some weekend and evening hours are possible. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/mht7n5q
 

 

 

School Libraries and Media Centers

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

4.9.2014
Media Specialist - Wheeler High School/Wheeler Middle School, North Stonington. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Must have CT 062 Certification. Experience with Destiny Library Manager, Interlibrary Loan, and Virtual High School preferred but not necessary. Interested persons should contact Mr. Don Macrino, Interim Principal, Wheeler High School/Wheeler Middle School, at 860-535-0377. Open until filled. EOE. Please fill out a teacher application that can be found on the district web site, www.northstonington.k12.ct.us.
 

 

 

Corporate / Special Libraries & Non-Library Organizations

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

 4.15.2014
Library Services Manager - MicroMarketing, LLC (Old Saybrook) a distributor of Books, Audio Books on CD, and Video DVDs to public libraries seeks a Library Professional or Recent LS Graduate to acquire and/or create MARC Records for the products we sell, and to create all materials necessary to provide customized “shelf ready processing” for the products we ship to our library customers. This position is a great entry level position that can grow in a variety of directions, depending on the background and skill sets of the candidate. Initially we are looking for 25 hrs per week and can grow to full time. The starting rate is $18 per hour. Our offices are in a pleasant waterfront location on the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook. Resumes to steve@micromarketing.org our website is www.micromarketing.org.
 


 

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.

4.9.2014
Head Librarian - The Salem Free Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Head Librarian. The library is well attended with a 50,000 item/year circulation and over 300 programs with over 6000 attendance. The library is well supported by the Salem community and Friends of the Salem Library. The Head Librarian reports to the Library Board of Directors, develops and implements library policy, proposes a yearly budget, manages staff and volunteers, oversees library facilities, oversees acquisitions, maintains records, makes appropriate state and local reports, stays current in library science, and applies for grants. 37.5 hours work week (at $25.92/hour) with vacation, health and retirement benefits. The position requires a Master of Library Science or Bachelor of Library Science with expectation of a Master’s degree within two years. Five or more years experience desired. For further information contact First Selectman Kevin Lyden, 270 Hartford Road, Salem CT 06420 at Kevin.Lyden@salemct.gov. Resumes should be addressed to Chairman Leonard Giambra, Library Board of Directors. The Town of Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

 

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