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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.

  

 

9.21.2017

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Library Assistant - Case Memorial Library in Orange, CT, has an immediate opening for a part-time Library Assistant, 12 hours per week, $11.89/hour, in our busy Circulation Department. Some evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation are required. High school diploma or equivalent is required; college degree a plus. Library experience and familiarity with Sierra ILS are desirable. The successful candidate should have excellent customer service and computer skills, a love of reading and books, and be able to perform a wide variety of clerical and library duties. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to Meryl Farber, Library Director, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, CT 06477 or by email to mfarber@lioninc.org by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017. For a full job description, please visit the Town’s website www.orange-ct.gov. EOE.

 

9.21.2017

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Children's Librarian - Cos Cob Library, Greenwich Library (Part-time 15 hours/week). Salary: $27.00 Hourly. Job Type: Part Time Non Represented.
      ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Possess excellent interpersonal skills and love working with children of all ages. Planning and conducting programs for pre-school and school aged children. Responsible for providing quality patron service to children, their caregivers and other adults working with children. Plan and implement a variety of weekly programs for pre-school and school aged children. Assist in collection development/maintenance. Promote reading through displays, booklists, book talks, and programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.
      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent reader's advisory skills experience and research skills in children's literature for pre-school and elementary school children. Demonstrated programming skills and experience. Provide reference and reader's advisory services to all users. Instruct patrons in use of library material, print and electronic resources. Proficient technology and computer skills to assist patrons. Familiarity with Integrated Library System (ILS) operations, word processing, email, internet searching.
      QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. One year experience in library services for children preferred but will consider a recent graduate with MLS focus on children's librarianship and two years working with children. Strong background in children's literature and knowledge of early childhood development. Flexible schedule with ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Supervises branch in absence of Branch Librarian along with full time LTA. Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including, carrying books, light to moderate equipment, moving other equipment.
      Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, www.greenwichct.org. Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. Open until filled. EOE M/F/D/V.

 

9.19.2017

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Library Director - Town of Guilford. This is a Full-Time position with benefits. Starting Salary: $90,000 - $95,000 per year depending on experience. A copy of the job description and an employment application are available online. Any person interested in applying for this position should submit an Employment Application to: Human Resources, Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT 06437 no later than 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

 

9.19.2017

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Instruction & Reference Librarian (part-time) - New Canaan Library.
     VISION: 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: Commitment, Service, Excellence.
     ROLE PURPOSE:
     Position responsibilities: Provide instructional and reference services to our adult community.
     Key Functional relationships: Manager of Adult Services, Members of Adult Services Team, Digital Services Team.
     JOB DESCRIPTION:
     Deliverables: Develop classes and workshops in response to changing needs of our community and in conjunction with technology advancements/changes. Tracking and evaluation of classes and workshops. Liaise with Digital Services Team for coordination on instruction efforts. Consistently provide excellent information and reference service to the public at the Information Desk. Provide input and feedback regarding the direction of Library instruction to the Assistant Manager of Adult Services. Lead and participate in professional in house learning.
     Accountabilities: Delivery of excellent Information Desk service. Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of all Information Desk procedures and tools. Keeping up-to-date with new tools and trends in instruction and reference services. Overall coordination and oversight of instruction activities for the adult community. Effective collaboration and engagement with other departments to enable delivery of seamless services to whole community (on site, online and by telephone). Serve on library committees and projects as needed.
     Skills & Attributes: Excellent service ethos and dynamic, interpersonal abilities. Effective instruction skills and understands pedagogy of adult learning. Enjoys working with the public. Well organized and reliable. Team player with strong communication skills both written and in person. Self-starter who takes initiative. Strong personal/professional learning focus.
     Competencies: Strong customer focus. Excellent judgment. Confidentiality. Ongoing self-directed professional development.
     SALARY: $28.00/hour
     REQUIREMEMENTS: MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion). 19 hrs/week including one evening shift per week and alternating weekends. Up to 2-4 hours at the Information Desk per work day.
     Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a copy of resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Public Services, cchumney@newcanaanlibrary.org.

 

9.18.2017

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Youth Services Librarian (Part Time) - Stratford Library Association. Are you excited about providing youth services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment developing programs and services for a variety of cultures and age groups. You will participate in Children's Department services including reference, programming, community outreach, and materials selection. Strong communication, programming, and reference skills, along with proficiency with technology applications and a commitment to public service are required. ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree required. Candidates with MLS/MLIS degrees in progress welcome to apply (pay rate commensurate with degree status). Bilingual Spanish/English highly desirable. 12-15 hours/week, including daytime, evening and weekend hours, depending on funding. Pay rate for successful candidate with MLS/MLIS degree: $27.56 - $37.32 per hour. Send your resume and contact information for three professional references to Sheri Szymanski, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or email sszymanski@stratfordlibrary.org. Deadline to apply: October 13, 2017. Visit www.stratfordlibrary.org to find out more about the Stratford Library Association. EOE.

 

9.13.2017

 

 

Senior Library Assistant/Reference LibrarianLedyard Public Libraries (20 hours). The town of Ledyard seeks a qualified candidate with excellent customer service skills for the Senior Library Assistant position at Bill 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. $18.50/hr and pro-rated benefits. Applications and job description available from the town website at http://www.ledyardct.org/87/Job-Opportunities.  Applications are due by September 28, 2017 to Gale Bradbury, Library Director, Ledyard Public Libraries, PO Box 225, Ledyard, CT 06339.

 

9.6.2017

 

 

Teen and Adult Services Librarian - The Town of Canton is seeking a pleasant, customer-service-oriented self-starter to join the staff of the Canton Public Library as a full-time Teen and Adult Services Librarian. The Teen and Adult Services Librarian will develop, coordinate, and administer the library’s services and outreach to teenagers, and will work collaboratively with other library staff to provide services and outreach to adults. Responsibilities of the position include: planning and overseeing all teen library programming, including the annual Summer Reading program; selecting materials for the teen and adult collections; providing reference and readers’ advisory assistance; coordinating the library’s Teen Advisory Group and teen volunteers; performing outreach in the community and with local schools; and staffing the teen, reference/information, and circulation service desks. The position will be split roughly in half between teen and adult services.
     The successful candidate will enjoy and have experience working with teens; have strong knowledge of teen and adult literature and library services; have excellent customer service and communication skills; and be welcoming, courteous, and friendly to patrons of all ages. Strong computer and technology skills are essential.
     Qualified applicants must possess a master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, two years of library experience, and two years of experience working with older children and/or teens; or a similar combination of work experience and education. Experience with III’s Sierra ILS is a plus.
     The position is full-time, 35 hours per week and will include at least one evening per week and Saturdays in rotation. The annual salary is $49,140 with 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.org. Applications must be received by 4:30pm on September 25, 2017. EOE.

 

9.6.2017

 

 

Library Aide II: Children’s and Circulation - 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 Library Aide II. This position will be split between the Circulation and Children’s departments. Responsibilities of the position include: staffing the children’s and circulation desks; providing reference and readers’ advisory services to children and families; answering basic information questions; assisting patrons with computers, copier, library catalog, etc.; answering and routing calls; charging and discharging library materials; creating signs, flyers, and displays; and processing children’s library materials.
     The successful candidate will enjoy and have experience working with children, tweens, and families; have strong knowledge of children’s literature and library services; have excellent customer service and communication skills; and be welcoming, courteous, and friendly to patrons of all ages. Strong computer and technology skills are essential.
     Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and have experience working with the public, including experience working directly with children. Previous library work strongly preferred. Experience with III’s Sierra ILS a plus.
     The position is 20 hours per week, including one evening and every other Saturday, and is eligible for pro-rated sick, vacation, and holiday pay. $17.72/hour.
     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.org. Applications must be received by 4:30pm on September 25, 2017. EOE.

 

9.5.2017

 

 

Library Director - Case Memorial Library, Orange, CT. The Town of Orange is seeking an enthusiastic professional with demonstrated leadership skills and a strong patron service commitment to serve as Library Director. The Director is responsible for identifying, planning, organizing, executing, and evaluating an effective program of library service to the community. Requisite knowledge and skills are essential in the areas of staff development, budgeting, funding, public relations, community outreach, and overall library management. The Case Memorial Library serves a community of approximately 14,000. The successful candidate must have an ALA-accredited MLS and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a public library, including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours/week; salary is $71,076 with excellent benefits. Some evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation are required. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to James M. Zeoli, First Selectman, c/o Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477, or by email to jzeoli@orange-ct.gov by Sunday, September 24, 2017. For a complete job description, please visit the Town’s website www.orange-ct.gov. EOE.

 

9.5.2017

 

 

Library Assistant - Bakerville Library, New Hartford. 5 hrs. per week. Schedule is Saturday 9 AM-2 PM. Fill-in availability for other shifts a plus. Works front desk of library. Responsible for all circulation procedures and shelving books; special projects as assigned. Must have good communication skills and good computer skills. Ability to work effectively with the public. Please send cover letter and resume to info@bakervillelibrary.org or to Bakerville Library, 6 Maple Hollow Road, New Hartford, CT 06057. Position open until filled. ADA/EOE.

 

9.1.2017

 

 

Youth Services Librarian - Hartford Public Library seeks a person who is responsible for providing a variety of library services for youth from birth through age 12. The Youth Services Librarian works closely with the Youth & Outreach Services Librarian, Youth and Family Services Manager and the Director of Central Services to plan and implement strategies for improving delivery of youth services throughout the library system; orders and promotes children's materials (print and media) for the library system; participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs; creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers through our Boundless partnership with Hartford City Schools; works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants. Bilingual abilities desirable. Master's in Library Science required. Three to five years of experience in early childhood education. View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Required online application: https://cw.na1.hgncloud.com/hplct/index.do. Open until filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

8.31.2017

 

 

Youth Services Assistant - Stonington Free Library seeks a tech-savvy, creative, and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to customer service. This is a part-time, year round position (16 – 19.5 hours weekly). Schedule: Tuesday 9:30-2, Wednesday 9:30-2, Friday 9:30-5 and some Saturdays 9:30-1. Hourly rate is $14.00. Benefits include sick, holiday and vacation days.
     Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Help plan, promote and implement programs for children, teens, parents and caregivers. Conduct story times. Provide reference services and reader’s advisory for children, teens, parents and caregivers. Help maintain and promote use of a responsive collection. Cover circulation desk as needed. Technology support and troubleshooting. Update website, social media and community calendars. Delivery of excellent customer service. A working knowledge of children’s/YA literature and reading interests.
     Successful candidate must be a reliable, self-motivated team player with an engaging attitude who enjoys working with patrons of all ages. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills, along with the ability to multitask and manage changing priorities. Bachelor's degree and recent experience with children required. Public library experience is a plus.
     Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to search@stoningtonfreelibrary.org by September 29. Click here for full job description.

 

8.25.2017

 

 

Youth Services Librarian - Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library. The Town of Dudley (Massachusetts) is accepting applications for the position of Youth Services Librarian. Position is full-time, 40 hours per week and includes some evening and rotating Saturday hours. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services to children, their caregivers, tweens and teens. Must be very comfortable working with patrons from newborn through 18. Must be a friendly and approachable team player with a solid commitment to public service. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
     Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Plans, organizes, and maintains the library’s children and young adult collections. Provides reader’s advisory service for youth and families. Assists youth in the use of library and its resources. Assists parents/caregivers in selection of appropriate youth material.
Coordinates activities and programs with local schools and organizations. Checks materials in and out of the library, renews materials, places books on hold, notifies patrons the arrival of held books and collects overdue fines. Plans, organizes, and publicizes all youth programs including but not limited to story times, crafts, summer reading, special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach. Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services. Interprets policy and explains policy and procedure to the public. Manages youth services budget. Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services and prepares regular management reports for review by Director. Trains and supervises youth volunteers. Assists front desk circulation staff when necessary. Acts on behalf of Director in his/her absence. Other related duties as assigned.
     Education, Experience, Skills: Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on services to youth; Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program preferred. Three or more years of library experience to include supervisory experience, collection development, programming, circulation, reference and reader’s advisory services for youth. Experience working with youth from birth through age 18. Previous experience with Evergreen automated library system preferable. Must be fluent with use of Internet, social media, databases, downloadable e/audiobook services and Microsoft Office productivity software. Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required. Experience utilizing website content management software desirable.
    Submit cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references to: Dudley Personnel Board, 71 West Main Street, Dudley, MA 01571, or via email to joang@dudleyma.gov by September 20, 2017.

 

8.17.2017

 

 

Town Librarian - Fairfield (CT) Public Library. Fairfield Public Library – You Belong Here! The Town of Fairfield (CT) seeks a Town Librarian to lead the Library to new levels of excellence. Reporting to a six-member Board of Trustees and the First Selectman (as Town department head), the successful candidate will serve a community of 60,000+ residents from two locations – a Main Library (renovated in 2006) - housing the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery and an innovative children’s space - and a busy, popular neighborhood Branch Library. The new Town Librarian will work with a committed staff, an energetic core of volunteers, an established Friends of the Library, and a proposed $3.6 million budget to deliver quality library services and programs. Key opportunities include building strong external partnerships with community agencies and organizations; developing alternative service models while sustaining core library services; exploring new funding streams for program development; working closely with the Town of Fairfield as a contributor and collaborator; and supporting a strong, dedicated staff committed to change and innovation.
     Fairfield, Connecticut is a charming and thriving town featuring five miles of shoreline on the Long Island Sound. Fairfield has five town beaches, two universities, many parks and ball fields, two public golf courses, and a vibrant array of restaurants and stores. Family-oriented Fairfield also has top-notch, high performing public schools with rich academic programs. Only 50 miles from New York City, Fairfield is easily accessible to I-95 and the Merritt Parkway and has three train stations on the Metro North line that extends from New Haven, Connecticut to New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Fairfield is in Fairfield County, Connecticut, between the cities of Bridgeport and Stamford. Additional information about the Library, Fairfield, and the surrounding area can be found at Fairfield Links.
     Responsibilities. The Town Librarian of the Fairfield Public Library reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees, serves as a Town department head (reporting to the First Selectman on administrative matters), and works with the Board, staff, First Selectman, and major stakeholders to support and implement the strategic vision for the Library, aligning the Library’s mission, goals and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. Overall responsibilities include: developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications; building and leading a diverse team of talented professionals to manage Library operations; planning, evaluation and oversight of the library budget; strengthening current governmental funding sources; and developing additional revenue sources.
     Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative library experience including a minimum of three years supervisory experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications ability; exceptional people skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for libraries. Proven success working effectively with a policy-making board, unions, and collaboratively with Town officials is desirable.
     Compensation. A starting salary range of $115,000 – 125,000 (with final placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and the Town offers an attractive benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. The position closes October 1, 2017.


 

Academic Libraries

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

 

 

9.18.2017

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Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections - Yale University Library, New Haven, CT. Requisition: 45714BR. http://bit.ly/2xF8jdX
     Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
     Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, the Associate Director for Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) directly oversees ALSC’s collections and research services and instruction program; coordinates the Art Library’s exhibits and events program; and directs the Yale University Library’s Bibliographical Press program. Arts Library Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine press and artists’ books, manuscript and archival holdings related to the book arts, and manuscript and archival holdings related to theatrical productions. The collection also includes the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color and the Yale Bookplate collection of ex-libris prints and process materials.
     The incumbent manages the Special Collections unit by promoting and instilling the highest service standards, and leverages the unit’s resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library; fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment; and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library System.
     The Associate Director establishes and improves policies for the ALSC in support of learning and research through the provision of reliable, secure, and convenient access to ALSC collections physically and virtually. In coordination with the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, helps plan strategic initiatives for the Arts Library Digital Services unit that connect researchers to digital collections, technologies, and subject specialists.
     Required Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate or graduate degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field. A minimum of five years of professional experience are required. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a research library and ability and achievement in managing staff and budgets. Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. Familiarity with a special collections environment comprised of archives, manuscripts, rare and antiquarian books, audio-visual materials, and ephemera as well as in acquiring, cataloging, processing, preserving, securing, and/or digitizing them. Experience managing both analog and digital materials. Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele. Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in developing programs for customer service and outreach, which includes curating exhibits and providing reference and instruction.
     Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.
     Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in the visual arts, art history, architecture, drama/theater, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.
     The University and the Library: The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
     The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library: The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support arts-area programming at Yale, including the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world's foremost collection of books on color. For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit http://www.library.yale.edu/arts/.
     Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
     How to Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2xF8jdX.
     Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


 

School Libraries and Media Centers

 

9.20.2017

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Library Media Teaching Assistant, High School - Hall High School, West Hartford. Under the supervision of the Library Media Specialist, the Library Media Teaching Assistant performs a variety of duties involved in the daily operation of the library media center which includes: processing and circulating library resources, assisting students and staff in using services, equipment and facilities, providing clerical support. Bachelor's degree required. Library or related experience preferred. Compensation is $87 per day. Date Available: ASAP. Closing Date: Open until filled. Apply online.

 

9.13.2017

 

 

Library/Media Specialist - Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for a Library/Media Specialist at Highland Elementary School (grades K-2). Please visit our website to complete our on-line application @ www.wallingford.k12.ct.us. EOE.

 

9.13.2017

 

 

School Library Media Specialist, Elementary - Darien Public Schools. EFFECTIVE: ASAP. REQUIREMENT: Connecticut Certification: School Library Media Specialist (#062) (or eligibility). TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per Agreement between the Darien Board of Education and Darien Education Association. APPLICATION PROCESS: All applicants must submit an electronic application via Applitrack: www.darienps.org, Departments, Employment Opportunities. Supporting documentation, such as a cover letter, resume, teaching certificate(s), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the electronic application. Paper and emailed applications and documents will not be accepted or considered.

 

9.1.2017

 

 

Instruction and Outreach Librarian Fellowship - Choate Rosemary Hall Andrew Mellon Library. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian Fellowship is a one-year, 42-week faculty position reporting to the Director of Studies.
     Andrew Mellon Library Overview: The Andrew Mellon Library at Choate Rosemary Hall is at the heart of teaching and learning. The Library's mission is to enhance the academic environment and support the education of each of our students. With the advent of the digital and technological revolution, the importance of this role is amplified. Library faculty collaborate with teaching faculty to help students learn information and technology literacy skills. Instruction in research strategies, evaluation of sources, and citing resources are offered in a variety of flexible models. Students, faculty, and staff have access to over 190,000 titles including 130,000 eBooks and over 50 scholarly databases. In addition, the library makes available textbooks, laptops, iPads, chargers, headphones, and other technologies to the Choate community and actively works with student groups and faculty to host academic and social programs.
     Position Overview: The Andrew Mellon Library at Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a dynamic educator-librarian to join a blended faculty librarian team. This person will partner with colleagues to design and teach bibliographic instruction classes utilizing innovative learning technologies and pedagogies to support student learning. The successful candidate will have experience with library outreach, library programming, and social media initiatives. The individual will be motivated and team-oriented with broad experience in academic librarianship, information literacy, and pedagogical best practices. We are looking for an individual who is a self-starter and eager to participate in a collegial partnership.
     To fulfill the responsibilities, the Instruction/Outreach Librarian: Serves as a member of the library's research and instruction team. Develops user-centered tools for research and instruction units in collaboration with librarian colleagues. Provides relevant embedded instruction in research and citation skills. Utilizes innovative learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning. Assists faculty, staff and student research, providing assistance online and in-person, for both one-on-one research consultations and at service points in the library. Participates in a collegial team environment with other faculty librarians to oversee and manage collections and services. Works with others to select print and electronic sources to support the curriculum. Oversees the social media program of the Andrew Mellon Library. Supports the Library Director to plan and execute library programming and conferences. Monitors the work of the library support staff on projects and during evening shifts. Engages in ongoing professional development. Oversees the library during Summer Programs, coordinating the work of support staff and collaborating with summer faculty to support teaching and learning.
     Requirements: Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. 3-5 years library experience in an academic setting or independent school environment. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
     Preferred: Familiarity using emerging technologies for teaching including video production for flipped classroom instruction and using iPad apps as they relate to interactive classrooms. Background in creating instructional tools using LibGuides. Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
     The Instruction and Outreach Librarian assists the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library in the implementation of all library policies and takes on other duties as assigned by the Headmaster or Director of the Andrew Mellon Library.
     Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at kwhite@choate.edu. Please include position applying for in subject line. Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

 

8.30.2017

 

 

Instruction and Outreach Librarian - The Katharine Brush Library at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut is searching for a dynamic, progressive, and patron-focused Instruction and Outreach Librarian. One of three professional librarians, the Instruction and Outreach Librarian will assume the primary responsibility of coordinating the library instruction and information literacy program, including information literacy curriculum development and student assessment. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will assist with research and information inquiries from the Loomis community with a focus on assisting students in developing research strategies to locate and evaluate information. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will develop partnerships with campus organizations, and lead the Library’s outreach, marketing, and programming. This position includes some evening and weekend hours.
     The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings whose children all died tragically and who then selflessly determined to found a school as a gift to the children of others, Loomis Chaffee provides our students with the best education—an education in which excellence in teaching and learning is shaped by the why, as much as the what, and every member of the community shares a commitment to the best self and the common good. For more information on the school, please visit https://www.loomischaffee.org.
     Click here for the full job ad and to apply.

 

8.22.2017

 

 

Evening and Weekend Library Monitor - Choate Rosemary Hall Andrew Mellon Library. The Evening and Weekend Library Monitor works with the Library Database Manager to assist faculty and students to retrieve information from the collection, encourages faculty and students to learn the most efficient ways to use the library, and supports fellow staff members by consistently enforcing the library's rules and regulations.
     Duties and responsibilities: 1. Provides exemplary customer service to students, faculty, staff, and visitors and monitors library atmosphere during evening study hours to ensure that an academic atmosphere is maintained. 2. Shelves books as needed. 3. Covers the circulation desk and processes materials for the shelves. 4. Undertakes special projects. 5. Performs other related duties as assigned.
     Requirements: Ability to work well with young people and others and provide excellent customer service. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and the internet preferred. Basic knowledge of computer software and hardware required. Must be reliable, flexible, and a team player. Ability to work evenings/weekends. Should be available to cover other shifts when necessary.
     Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to regularly walk up and down stairs. Ability to work in book stacks - which includes climbing on stools to reach books on high shelves and to read call numbers of books on the bottom shelf. Must be able to move books when the collection needs to be shifted.
     Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Grace Sullivan, Director of HR, at hresources@choate.edu. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

8.22.2017

 

 

Library Assistant (2 positions) - Choate Rosemary Hall Andrew Mellon Library. The Library Assistant works with the Library Database Manager to carry out the policies and procedures of the circulation and overdue program and processes all library materials. There are 2 openings: one full-time, academic year, benefits eligible, non-exempt staff position; and one part-time, academic year, non-benefits eligible, non-exempt staff position. Both positions require day, evening and some weekend hours.
     Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Participates in the staff duty rotation at the service desk and is responsible for providing exemplary customer service for students, faculty, staff and visitors. 2. Supervises students in library work crew program. 3. Manages overdue notices for students, staff and faculty. 4. Manages newspaper subscriptions including campus deliveries and vacation suspension schedules. 5. Participates in processing purchased materials and gift books. 6. Generates book plates as needed for collections items following established policies and procedures. 7. Manages and prepares special reserve materials for loan including textbooks, laptops, chargers and other equipment as needed. 8. Processes, maintains and weeds the periodical collection following established policies and procedures. 9. Oversees clearance process for term abroad, leave of students, and end of the year clearance for library materials. 10. Serves as the liaison to the Finance Office for generating charges for lost materials at year end. 11. Participates in large scale projects such as weeding and stack maintenance work under the direction of various faculty librarian project managers. 12. Repairs library materials as needed to preserve and keep them in the collection or flags those items for re-order if needed. 13. Participates in the recommendation process of book purchases for the library collections. 14. Available to assist with other projects as needed.
     Requirements: Ability to work well with young people and others and provide excellent customer service. Ability to input data with a high degree of accuracy. Excellent small motor skills for processing books. Knowledge of basic computer software and hardware. Must be reliable and flexible and a team player. Must have the ability to communicate well. Ability to work evenings/weekends.
     Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to regularly walk up and down stairs. Ability to work in book stacks - which includes climbing on stools to reach books on high shelves and to read call numbers of books on the bottom shelf. Ability to sit for periods of time at the service desk.
     Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Grace Sullivan, Director of HR, at hresources@choate.edu. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

8.22.2017

 

 

Librarian/Information Specialist - School Year 2017-2018. The Foote School in New Haven, CT seeks a qualified Librarian/Information Specialist to provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the library program is aligned with The Foote School’s mission and is an integral component of the instructional goals of the school. This position will be part of a collaborative library team that fosters a love of reading, contributes to an information-literate student body and maintains a dynamic library collection. The successful candidate will be a team player and a nurturing, flexible person who understands the developmental and cognitive needs of children. The ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and peers as well as employ a variety of instructional techniques to engage young learners is essential. We are deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs. We seek candidates who have a clear interest in being part of a community that challenges prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion.
      Roles and Responsibilities:
      Teacher: As a teacher/librarian, the successful candidate will encourage students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information by guiding students in the development of research skills using print materials, databases and internet resources; specifically in grades 4-9; the assessment of digital resources; reading for understanding, for exposure to diverse viewpoints, a range of genres and for pleasure.
      Instructional Partner: As an instructional partner, the teacher/librarian will collaborate with teachers in Kindergarten through 9th grade. The teacher/librarian will be a partner in the instructional process by collaborating with classroom teachers in the curriculum design process; providing a range of resources for teachers to assist in curriculum development and support ongoing units of study; collaborating with technology department to create curriculum that reflects best practices in information literacy and digital citizenship; attending departmental meetings.
      Information Specialist: As information specialist, the teacher/librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community; selecting materials that represent diverse perspectives and needs of students, staff and the Foote School community; understanding copyright, fair use and assisting users with their understanding and observance of the same; organizing the collection for maximum and effective use; working closely with the technology department to ensure technical resources are current and functioning properly. Library resources include 14 desktop computers and 5 laptop computers, 2 printers and a projector used for teaching.
      Additional Responsibilities: As a member of the library staff and the Foote School community, additional responsibilities will include providing supervision in the library during after-school hours; other administrative duties as needed; serving on faculty committees; facilitating personal growth through professional development opportunities.
      Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Studies or similar field preferred. Minimum 3+ years teaching experience at the elementary/middle school level required. Knowledge of information literacy skills for children and adolescents; library organization; print (books, magazines, etc.) and non-print (e-books, audio collections, DVD’s, etc.) collection development for children and adolescents.

     Please submit the following information to employmentinquiries@footeschool.org: Resume; Cover Letter; Personal Statement; Letter of Recommendation; List of Three References. Thank you for your interest in The Foote School.


 

Corporate / Special Libraries & Non-Library Organizations

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

 

 

9.20.2017

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Director - North Country Library System, Watertown, NY. Take a leadership role and assist public libraries in northern New York State to achieve new levels of innovative service and resource sharing. The North Country Library System seeks a visionary leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a talented staff to be its next Director. NCLS is a cooperative of 65 public libraries covering Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State. With a $2.2 million budget and 20 FTE staff, NCLS is a member focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen our libraries. NCLS’s recently renovated 14,000 square-foot, solar powered headquarters is situated on a beautiful eleven-acre wooded lot bordering the Black River in Watertown, NY.
     The North Country region offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. Watertown is a growing small city that is a few miles from Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region. The Adirondacks, Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, and Syracuse are all nearby. The area is a recreational playground with numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more. The blend of recreation, cultural opportunities, education with six colleges in the area, good schools and one of the lowest costs of living in the state make this a great place to live.
     Responsibilities. The System Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of System operations. The Director supervises the department managers and works with the Board, staff and library Directors to align System services with the member libraries’ needs and priorities. For the complete position description, see NCLS Director Responsibilities.
     Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain a NY State Public Librarian Certificate; a minimum of eight years post MLS experience, three years in an administrative capacity. Essential abilities and experience include creativity, enthusiasm, superior written and oral communications skills; political acumen; consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, evaluating and mentoring staff; a thorough knowledge of library trends and best practices; an understanding of innovative library technology; proven success working with and reporting to a governing board.
     Salary. The hiring salary range is $85,000 - $100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
     For further information go to www.nclsweb.org.
     To start the application process, submit a cover letter, resume and references to NCLSDIRECTORSEARCH@ncls.org on or before the closing date of October 13, 2017.


  

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.


 

9.19.2017

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Head Of Children’s Services - Are you an experienced professional focused on providing quality educational and enrichment programs for children? Are you looking to expand your skills and share your innovative vision? Have you always advocated for children to have rich opportunities to learn through books and reading? Are you eager to work in an award-winning library, in a dynamic space, among talented colleagues who support one other? Are you ready to thrive with a Director who encourages change and supports new initiatives, in a community that cherishes its busy library? Then apply to be Head of Children’s Services at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, CT. If you are excited to plan and conduct both story hour programs and STEM activities, enthusiastic about reader’s advisory, legendary at making yourself accessible to kids of all ages—and their parents, and the first to pick up the phone to plan collaborative community activities, then this will be your dream job. We are expanding our search to include not only applicants with an ALA MLS degree, but also those with degrees in Education and Child Development. Three years’ experience in children’s services, including supervisory experience is desirable. Please email your resume and cover letter to Maribeth Breen, Director, maribeth@hchlibrary.org by September 25, 2017.

 

9.14.2017

 

 

Children's Librarian I - Town of Guilford. The Town of Guilford is currently accepting applications for the following position at the Guilford Free Library: CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN I. This is a Part-Time 24-hour per week position. Starting Salary - $19.55 per hour. A copy of the job description and application can be found here. Any person interested in applying for this position should submit an Employment Application to: Mitch Goldblatt, Human Resources, Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT 06437 no later than: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017.

 

9.1.2017

 

 

Adult Services Assistant, Full-Time - Case Memorial Library in Orange, CT, is seeking an enthusiastic professional for a 35 hour/week position. Some evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation are required. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science or a Bachelor’s Degree supplemented by graduate level courses leading to an MLS. Duties include reference and reader’s advisory service, technology assistance and processing interlibrary loans. Interested candidates should have excellent technology and customer service skills. The ideal candidate is an avid reader. Experience with Sierra ILS is a plus. This is a full-time union position with excellent benefits. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to James M. Zeoli, First Selectman, c/o Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477 or by email to jzeoli@orange-ct.gov by Sunday, September 24, 2017. For a full job description, please visit the Town’s website www.orange-ct.gov. EOE.

 

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