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CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines

Professional positions (MLS typically required)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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




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Public Libraries

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



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Circulation Clerk - Bristol Public Library. Summary: Facilitates the use of library resources by performing varied clerical and customer-service oriented tasks. Charges and discharges materials, registers patrons, records statistics, processes holds, performs information searches, and instructs patrons. Keeps current with materials added to the library collection and makes recommendations to patrons. Performs all delinquent material functions. Assists throughout library. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
     Type/Schedule: Full-time position, working 37.50 hours per week. September through June, work Monday through Thursday, and alternate Fridays and Saturdays; for the months of July and August, work Monday through Friday.
     Qualifications: Requires Associate’s Degree with one (1) year general library experience OR High School graduate/GED with two (2) years library experience. Requires effective written and oral communication skills, and ability to work independently. Computer skills that include intermediate knowledge of Database, Spreadsheet, and Internet software; basic knowledge of Word Processing and Design software.
     Benefits include Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off & medical/vision/dental/life insurance package. Salary: $18.64/hourly, increase to $20.40/hr.@ 6 months, and to $20.78/hr.@ 1 year.



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Circulation Assistant - Chester Public Library seeks a friendly, service oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills to provide high quality service to library users. Candidate must be able to juggle priorities, work independently, attend to detail, and be a welcoming presence in the library. Perform a variety of circulation and clerical tasks related to the operation of the library. Register new patrons, check materials in/out, manage reserves, answer or refer reference questions, process C-Car and ILL returns, answer phone, shelve library materials, manage overdues, perform data entry, open and close the library. Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks. Ability to learn automated library system. Ability to climb stairs while carrying library materials. Library or related experience preferred, but willing to train. Hours and Compensation: 10 hours per week at $13.00 per hour, no benefits. Schedule: 10 am to 3 pm every Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm Thursdays. Flexibility to fill in for other librarians with short notice during the week. Send letter of interest and statement of qualifications to Stephanie Romano at Deadline: February 2. EOE.



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Teen Librarian - Fairfield Public Library. SALARY: $63,694 -$82,361. CLOSING DATE: January 26, 2018.
     DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Nature of Work: Under the direction of Adult Services Librarian, plan, implement and evaluate a Teen Library program for the Fairfield Community. Examples of duties: Major function includes working on the teen desk, or other reference desk as needed-anticipated to be 25 hours per week; offering direct service to teens and pre-teens. Develop and maintain the teen and pre-teen collection and assist with administration of the teen room. Establish a good rapport with teens and pre-teens and encourage use of the library. Direct reference service includes answering requests for information from teens and their parents or guardians, both in person and on the telephone, assisting teens with the use of the library, including operation of computers and other technology. Assist patrons with recreational and summer reading selections and homework inquiries. Based on specific knowledge of the Library’s collection and the needs of the public, make recommendations regarding changes to the collection, with procedures and in services offered. Be aware of the goals of teen services and assist with their formulation and implementation. Collection maintenance and development includes utilizing the prescribed budget to maintain a teen collection through the selection and ordering of new material, supervising the processing, and the weeding of outdated materials. Participates in relevant staff meetings, workshops and training sessions. Direct supervisory responsibilities will include overseeing of pages and part-time teen staff at both main and branch libraries. Programming assistance is given by planning, publicizing, conducting and evaluating teen and pre-teen programs and special events. Programming also includes leading library class visits or group visits, tours of the library, visiting schools to promote library use and working with teens to setup a teen advisory group. Use of library is encouraged through community contacts, the preparation of bibliographies, and various displays within the library. Collaboration with the high schools and middle schools is essential and will include, but not limited to, establishing summer reading lists and other booklists and programming.
    Required knowledge, Skills and abilities: Considerable knowledge of bibliographic tools and materials for teens and pre-teens; library technology such as on-line searching, internet and databases relative to teens. Strong knowledge of teen literature, culture and latest teen trends. Must have a working knowledge of Young Adult library principles and practices. Ability to work with teens and pre-teens diverse teen population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of teens simultaneously. Requires a friendly and outgoing personality with ability to convey a fun and challenging atmosphere and to comprehend a patron’s information needs as well as skill at reader’s advisory for teens. Maintain a website and social media presence; Proficiency using Microsoft Office software.
     Physical Demands and Working Environment: Work requires bending, standing, stooping, lifting and reaching high bookshelves for long periods; may require pushing or pulling filled library carts; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
     Minimum Qualifications: This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with one (1) year experience working in a library. Familiarity with on-line circulation systems and online searching is required. Possession of valid driver’s license when operating a motor vehicle is necessary to the satisfactory performance of assigned duties.
     All interested candidates should submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume by January 26, 2018 to Town of Fairfield, Human Resources Department, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824; (203) 256-3057;



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Development Coordinator - Stonington Free Library seeks an energetic, self-directed, tech-savvy, creative, and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to the Library’s mission. This is a part-time, year round position (25 hours weekly). Hourly rate is $25.00. Benefits include sick, holiday and vacation days.

     In addition to creating, implementing and meeting strategic objectives and development goals, the best candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in each of the following areas: Managing and growing annual funds, fundraising efforts and planned giving and endowment programs. Cultivating, retaining and communicating with existing and prospective donors. Maintaining donor database software. Planning and coordinating fundraising and special events. Researching and connecting with potential funding sources. Writing and submitting grant proposals. Producing development reports. Communicating verbally and in writing with professionalism to fellow staff, donors, board and community members.
     Successful candidate must be a reliable, self-motivated team player with an engaging attitude and commitment to customer service. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills, along with the ability to meet deadlines, multitask and manage changing priorities.
     Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to by January 31, 2018. Click here for full job description.



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Digital Services Librarian - The New Canaan Library is seeking a full-time dedicated professional to join our Digital Services Team. The core responsibilities of the position include supporting the Library’s IT infrastructure; providing technical support to users and staff; and planning, developing and executing technology workshops and classes that responds to our adult community’s interest and needs. New Canaan is a vibrant community with an active, well-supported Library. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, future-focused, highly innovative team. This is 35 hour full-time position with some weekends and evenings required. Please follow the link to download a complete job description: Salary range: $51,300 - $55,000. Interested candidates should send a cover and resume to Jeff Zaino, (, Digital Services Manager.



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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 primarily be in the Children’s department but will also encompass some circulation responsibilities. Responsibilities of the position include: staffing the children’s desk; providing reference and readers’ advisory services to children and families; answering basic information questions; creating signs, flyers, and displays; processing children’s library materials; assisting patrons with computers, copier, library catalog, etc.; staffing and providing assistance at the circulation desk; answering and routing calls; and charging and discharging 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 Applications must be received by 12:00 noon on February 2, 2018. EOE.



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Programming LibrarianNew Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT. New Canaan Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and community-oriented library professional to join our dynamic Public Services Team. This position is responsible for the planning, creation, and execution of cultural and educational programs for our adult community while representing the Library both at programs and at the Information Desk. If you are passionate about the positive impacts that a public library can make in a community, then this position may be for you. This is a permanent, full time position (35 hours/week) including nights and weekends. A bachelor's degree is required. Master's in Library Information Science preferred (current MLIS students and recent graduates are welcome to apply). Previous library-related or other relevant experience highly desirable. Please see full job description for more detail. $47,700-58,000/year non-MLIS; $51,300-62,000/year MLIS. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services, by February 15, 2018. Preference given to applicants who apply by January 31, 2018.



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Substitute Adult Reference Librarian, Part-Time - Wilton Library is seeking a service-oriented, year-round, part-time, substitute adult reference librarian. Candidates must hold a Master of Library Science degree; MLS students nearing graduation will be considered. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and social media are required, as well as attention to detail and the ability to work well with other team members in a creative and vibrant environment. Schedule: 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday. Flexibility to fill in for other librarians with short notice during the week/evenings/weekends. Salary: CLA minimum. Responsibilities include: Actively and courteously provide thorough answers to patron questions; provide general instruction in library use of Polaris ILS; assist patrons in the use of the Library’s collections (including online databases); provide instruction on eReaders and eContent, as well as public computers/Envisionware Document Station; and offer readers’ advisory. Resume, cover letter and completed Application for Employment should be emailed to Application deadline is January 26, 2018. The Wilton Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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PT Library Services Assistant, Children’s DepartmentSimsbury Public Library. We're looking for an energetic, library-loving assistant to be a part of our busy and popular Children's Department. Our ideal candidate will possess professional skills, enthusiasm, and a dedication to excellent customer service. Responsibilities include providing service at the circulation desk, offering children's programs, and assisting with promotion of the library through print, digital, and social media outlets. 8-16 hour/week - $21.06/hour. Daytime hours and an evening and weekend rotation (Saturday and Sunday) are required. Complete job description and required online application may be found at Applications close January 28.





Assistant Director - The New Britain Public Library seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to assist the Library Director in the administration of the library, performing administrative, supervisory, facility management and budgetary functions for service areas and operations. Budget management expertise; building management, involvement in grant writing; creative approach to library planning, knowledge of library trends and technology, strong commitment to customer service, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate well to the public and library staff. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution. Four years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience required. Competitive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, short-term disability. life insurance, 401K, paid holidays/vacation/sick time. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements by January 31, 2018 to Pat Rutkowski, Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email





Part-time Circulation AssistantSimsbury Public Library. Simsbury Library is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated person who enjoys interacting with people and sharing their passion for community engagement and libraries. Excellent customer service and technology skills, ability to multi-task, enthusiasm for learning and a sense of humor are essential, as well as the ability to work a regular evening and weekend rotation. This is an 8-16 hours a week T-3 position in the CSEA SC&L union with an hourly pay rate of $21.06/hour. Apply online before January 28 at





Clerk I - New Britain Public Library. 20 hour Clerk I position. $14.32/hr. Full description @; high school diploma or GED. Proficient computer skills essential, particularly in Microsoft Office Suite. Some experience working in a library or retail setting preferred. Proficiency in Spanish, Polish or other locally prevalent language preferred. Application or resume & letter, 3 business references to Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain, CT 06051. EO.





Children's Librarian - Southington Library and Museum is looking for an energetic individual to join the staff of our very busy children’s department. Applicants should have experience in planning, publicizing and implementing programs for children ranging in age from toddler to middle-schooler as well as a demonstrable knowledge of children’s literature. Familiarity with Sierra/Encore is a plus.

     Southington Library’s Children’s Department is known for innovative, forward-thinking programming. The successful applicant will be comfortable with new technology and will be social media savvy. Those invited for an interview will be required to present an idea for a 21st century children’s program.
     The position is for 20 to 23 hours per week - nights and weekends are required. Pay is $30.83/hour with vacation and full benefits.
     A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is required.
     Applicants should sent cover letters and resumes to: Susan Smayda, Executive Director, Southington Public Library, 200 North Main St., Southington CT 06489; Closing date: January 19th.





Part-Time Librarian for Children’s and Teen ServicesChester Public Library. The Chester Public Library is looking for a dynamic part-time Children’s and Teen Services Librarian. This person will be responsible for planning and providing all programs for children and teens, including weekly story times and a full calendar year of programs, within the framework of a part-time position that includes Saturday hours and circulation desk responsibilities. Salary: $16.50 for a 17 hour work week with no paid benefits.
     The successful candidate will possess creativity, flexibility, great communication skills, and experience helping children and teens. Prior experience and familiarity with library technology and online resources are a plus.
     All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Stephanie Romano, Library Director, by mail at, 203 Middlesex Ave, C/O Town Hall, Chester CT 06412, or by email at The Town of Chester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Part-Time Development Director - Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield (CT). Join our innovative, dynamic team! The Oliver Wolcott Library seeks a part-time Development Director to lead, execute and support all aspects of development at the Oliver Wolcott Library.
     The Oliver Wolcott Library is an innovative, dynamic library. Each year, we raise more than 50% of our annual operating budget. The Development Director will help to ensure that we have the funding needed to serve our community with excellence. The Development Director reports to the Library Director but also works closely with a number of volunteers and the Board of Trustees.
     The Library currently has two primary fundraising efforts: the annual fund drive and our annual Festival of Trees Gala held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Development Director will lead, plan and execute all aspects of Festival event planning. The Development Director will lead, plan and execute all publicity and marketing for Festival, Annual Fund Drive and any other fundraising efforts. The Development Director will lead, plan and coordinate all aspects of the Annual Fund Drive. The Development Director will enter, maintain, and manage all the data entry for and into our fundraising databases.
     Qualifications include: Demonstrated and proven development and event planning experience. Strong leadership skills including ability to gracefully work with varied personalities and constituencies to accomplish goals. Excellent Writing and communication skills. Excellent networking skills. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, work well under deadlines, and be detail oriented. Ability to work with a flexible schedule and to effectively manage time to ensure all goals and deadlines are consistently met. Ability to learn and communicate the library's vision and the need for library services.
     For a full job description including full detail of qualifications, ask at the front desk or email
     Part-time position of about 20 to 22 hours a week for most of the year, with an additional 35 to 40 hours a week from October until the end of December during the most intense fundraising period. Evenings and weekends may be required. Note: This position requires working the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the Friday through Tuesday following Thanksgiving in order to support the Festival of Trees annual fundraising event. $25 to $35 an hour, depending on experience. No benefits.
     Instructions for Applying: By January 15, 2018: Email a letter of interest and resume to or mail to Oliver Wolcott Library, Attn: Ann Marie White, PO Box 187, Litchfield, CT 06759.




Academic Libraries

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





Acquisitions Assistant 4, Order Support Team - Yale University. 45615BR, 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 three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
     General Purpose: Under the limited supervision of the Collections Procurement Librarian, the Order Support Team Leader provides day-to-day coordination and work distribution for the Order Support Team and students; handles a broad range of technical services to support general and international collections, with a Slavic emphasis. The position also includes searching, purchase order creation, ordering, EOD and EDI record load tracking, preprocessing, troubleshooting, cancellations, vendor communications, bibliographic access; handling materials in Latin and non-Latin scripts. Also responsible for ordering processes training and documentation.
     Required Education and Experience: Two years of related work experience and a Bachelor's Degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
     Qualifications: Extensive knowledge and ability using integrated library systems (e.g. Voyager) for technical service operations as well as in-depth knowledge and ability using a variety of office productivity software (e.g. Excel pivot tables) to distribute and track work. Reading knowledge of one or more non-Roman Slavic languages, Russian preferred. Excellent analytical ability and problem-solving skills and ability to initiate and exercise judgment in identifying and resolving complex problems associated with purchase orders, invoices, and bibliographic and holdings records. Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate policies and work effectively and efficiently in a team setting and to establish sound working relationships with other units or departments. Ability to work independently and productively, and to organize varied tasks and set priorities. References must indicate reliable attendance and punctuality, accuracy, and attention to detail, consistency and dependability in performing work assignments. Following detailed procedures, and diligent performance within a team setting also required. Preferred Licenses or Certifications: Knowledge and experience with Yale University Library acquisitions policies and practices. Knowledge and experience with online vendor systems. Knowledge and experience using file management and batch record editing tools (e.g. MarcEdit) and Unix/Linux commands in support of automated acquisitions processes.
     Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
     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.
     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.





Part-Time Circulation Supervisor DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University seeks energetic, self-motivated individuals with a strong public services commitment for the following shifts: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm. Flexibility is desirable for working as a substitute for evening/weekend circulation staff. Schedule varies during holidays, summer and intersessions.
     Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for Circulation operations. Duties include: assisting patrons; serving on the circulation desk loaning out and receiving materials; training and supervising student assistants, providing assistance in the use of library materials and equipment; overseeing building maintenance including the library stacks.
     Requirements: Attention to detail; excellent communication skills; enthusiastic and courteous public service manner; enjoys being a team player.
     Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree or LTA certification preferred. 1-year previous library experience
     To apply: Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Jill Massari at Review of applications will begin in early January.




School Libraries & Media Centers



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Emerging Technology Librarian - Edsel Ford Memorial Library, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT.
     POSITION SUMMARY: The Emerging Technology Librarian (ETL) leads the Ford Library’s efforts to identify, implement, and integrate new technologies to further teaching and learning at Hotchkiss. In addition to being responsible for equipping and developing programming for the iSpace, the ETL bears primary responsibility for technology planning in the Library, working in concert with ITS, the Library Director, and the Assistant Directors to determine near and long term needs. They will play a key role in planning and executing the Tri-State Mini Maker Faire and will serve as the Library’s primary support person for the Summer Portals program. The ETL also supports the work of the Assistant Directors and Access Services Librarian in assessing and optimizing the Library’s digital platforms.
     The Hotchkiss School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
     ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Serve as the Library’s expert on Educational Technology. Provide instruction to Faculty, Staff, and Students in best practices in technology use. Manage the Library makerspace (the iSpace) and develop related programming. Evaluate emerging technology trends and products and report findings regularly to key stakeholders in the academic departments and administration. Identify opportunities for library technology to be integrated into courses and programs. Collaborate with ITS, Library staff, and others as needed to resolve emergent and ongoing library technology problems. Coordinate with the Access Services Librarian on ongoing usability assessment of electronic resources and Websites. Develop an annual review schedule of library technology to identify upgrades, outdated materials, and new opportunities to support students and faculty. Manage and work with vendors to enhance technology tools. Produce training materials and instructional coaching to integrate technology in the classroom. Follow professional trends and industry standards; benchmark services against other comparable institutions. Collaborate with Summer Portals staff to support classroom- and library-based learning. Staff Library Services Desk and other service points as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests. Work with patrons to develop their independent research skills. Contribute to the overall maintenance of the library collection. Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Library Director.
     QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, preferably in computer science or a related field; a Master’s degree in Library Science or other relevant graduate degree strongly preferred. Previous experience in an academic, school, or public library. A positive attitude and professional demeanor: friendly, diplomatic, adept at customer service. Excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills. An ability to work independently as well as in a team structure. Attention to detail and precision. Proficiency in the use of computers and office productivity software. Ability to work effectively with colleagues, faculty, and academically motivated adolescent patrons, in a demanding and rapidly changing environment. Preferred: experience in Website design, data science, social media outreach, and/or familiarity with ISTE Technology Facilitation Standards.
     PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Repetitive (keyboard) motion. Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching. Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs). Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks. Regularly stands for long periods. Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time. Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Hours include late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts
     The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
     The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
     Apply at




Corporate / Special Libraries & Non-Library Organizations

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





Executive Director - Bergen County Cooperative Library System. Lead the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, a dynamic, forward-thinking consortium of 76 public libraries in northern New Jersey (headquartered in Hackensack) as its next Executive Director. Implementing BCCLS’s first strategic plan, the new Executive Director, in collaboration with member libraries, will focus on the core values of efficiencies and stewardship of public monies, shared leadership, the wisdom of peer member libraries, and the public it serves. The successful candidate will exhibit superior leadership, communication, advocacy and problem-solving skills, have an intellectual curiosity and be open to new ideas and innovation. With a dedicated, motivated staff of 11FTE and a $3.2 million annual operating budget, the Executive Director will serve BCCLS’s member libraries representing four counties (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic) in the areas of marketing, technologies, content creation and political advocacy. Understanding the unique needs of the members and envisioning the future of the organization are vital roles of the next Executive Director.
     Bergen County is in the northeastern corner of New Jersey in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area. The County is home to nearly one million residents and enjoys vibrant and diverse business and residential communities. The County includes 9,000 acres of land dedicated to cultural and recreational opportunities including 21 parks, horseback riding areas, 38 museums and historic sites. Bergen County offers an outstanding quality of life, an educated workforce, diverse housing stock, and award-winning schools. For additional information on BCCLS and Bergen County, visit BCCLS Links.
     Responsibilities. The BCCLS Executive Director is responsible for all administrative aspects of BCCLS services, staff, and operation. The Executive Director reports to the BCCLS Executive Board and the position is governed by the BCCLS Personnel Manual and an employment contract. Key areas of responsibility are: staff administration; all fiduciary responsibilities; and services and operations with member libraries, vendors, staff, and other key stakeholders. For a complete description, see BCCLS Executive Director Position Description.
     Qualifications. Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library and information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of experience working as a professional librarian in a managerial position in a public library. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable record of achievement in public library work, proven acuity in financial planning, familiarity with ILS systems, the ability to manage a diverse and talented office staff, the ability to bring together a large group of library directors and trustees to work together for the best interests of the consortium, vision and creativity regarding the changing landscape of library services, and experience reporting to a governing board. Consortium experience is desirable.
     Compensation. The starting salary range is $130,000-155,000 with an attractive benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury before the closing date of February 11, 2018.




Jobs with salaries below CLA recommended minimum or unknown

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



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Part Time Teen/Reference Librarian - Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to become our part time Teen/Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, develop, and supervise after school programming for teens, assist with collection maintenance of young adult materials, supervise the Teen Room, assist with the Library's interlibrary loan, and provide reference, technology, and reader's advisory assistance to teen and adult patrons.
     Applicants must have both experience in library reference services and in working with teens, ages 13 - 18, and a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution is preferred.
     The position is 15 - 22 hours a week, mostly after school, plus one Saturday a month. $17.60 per hour.
     Please send a complete town application (found at, a resume, and a cover letter to Kim LaFleur, Operations Manager, Town of Somers, 600 Main Street, PO Box 308, Somers, CT 06071 or email to





Assistant Librarian & Archivist - Full-time position. The Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States, was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years. The Wadsworth Atheneum has always been a resource for the local community, as we work to welcome new and existing audiences.
     Reporting to the Head of Library and Archives, the Assistant Librarian and Archivist performs a wide-range of tasks associated with the physical and intellectual organization of the Auerbach Art Library and Museum Archives. The Assistant Librarian and Archivist provides reference and research assistance to the museum’s staff, docents, external patrons and community partners. The primary responsibilities include cataloging, organizing, processing and preserving library and historical resources, preparing guides and finding aides, reference services, and participation in all aspects of library and archival work.
     The regular work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
     Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in art history, history or studio art; and Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with coursework or concentration in archives management. Three (3) years’ experience in an art library, museum, or academic library, cataloging (both original and copy cataloging) and fielding reference questions. Plus, one (1) to two (2) years’ experience in archival management and special collections required.
     Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of current archival description standards, including experience in creating finding aids, and knowledge of MARC21 cataloging formats. Proficiency with integrated library systems and database management systems. Ability to inventory and assess collections and deaccession resources when appropriate. Understanding of appropriate preservation practices for rare books and other special collections materials. Reading knowledge of art historical French and/or German desirable. Superior verbal and written skills; and dedication to providing excellent customer service. Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Ability to respond quickly to unexpected challenges and shifting priorities. Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
     HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103; or Email Position will remain posted until filled. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Librarian - New Britain Public Library. Full-time position (37.5 hrs/wk) for Adult Reference Services @ $50,896.71. A Masters in Library Science degree from an ALA accredited Library Science program. Familiarity with adult services and literature with strong readers advisory skill. Proficient computer technology skills. Creative, enthusiastic, and curious learner with an interest in makerspaces. Excellent communication skills, strong commitment to customer service, ability to get along with a wide variety of people and to manage difficult situations. Two years experience and Spanish proficiency desirable. Apply in writing to the Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or by email to





Librarian II - (M-6397, Not Tested), Assignment in Young Minds & Family Learning. City of New Haven. SALARY (Range 7): Minimum: $46,906 annualized. HOURS: 37.50 hours per week.
      NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work beyond entry level. Incumbents are expected to have acquired the basic knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the full range of tasks required at a fully capable level of competence. The current vacant assignment entails developing and delivering programs for children age 0-18 with an emphasis on early childhood programming, strong knowledge of children's literature and providing a variety of information services for parents and children. Duties are performed within the framework of established library policy under the general supervision and review of a higher level librarian.

      MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school. Minimum of two years experience as a professional librarian and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills, in addition to those from Librarian I, as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Ability to organize and maintain a specialized library collection or service within a department; experience with a variety of on-line databases and the ability to apply this knowledge in planning and implementation of research or catalog work; Ability to evaluate and advise on the disposition of reference questions, or on matters of cataloging practice; Ability to instruct and train Librarian I and support staff.
      Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening, and (3) a 90-day probationary period.
      This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 3144, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 3144 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days.
      In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period. Please submit cover letter and resume with application. Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M, or are available on the city website, Application instructions are available here. Open until filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.



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