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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.

  

 

4.21.2017

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Library Assistant - Gunn Memorial Library, Washington. Front line person to work with teens and adults in a small, active public library. Applicant should be a tech-savvy, creative, and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to customer service. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills, along with the ability to multitask and manage changing priorities. Duties include technology support and troubleshooting; Updating website and social media; Reference and reader’s advisory; helping to develop YA programming. Hours can be adapted to fit the right candidate, but some night and weekend work is required. Bachelor's degree required; library experience desired; WordPress experience preferable; MLS a plus. Resume and Letter of Interest to: Director, Gunn Memorial Library, PO Box 1273, Washington, CT 06793 or jchapin@biblio.org.

 

4.21.2017

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Part-Time Clerk II - Town of North Haven. $13.69/hr. The successful candidate should be able to perform a wide variety of library and clerical tasks. Must have the ability to type accurately; ability to follow oral and written instructions; and ability to meet the public courteously. Computer skills a must. Prior experience in a library a plus. Work schedule will include two evenings a week until 9:00 pm and Saturdays in rotation. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds. Employment Application Process: https://goo.gl/Jiv2we. Application: http://www.northhaven-ct.gov/Employment/ApplicationforEmployment20161229.pdf

 

4.18.2017

 

 

Children’s Services Librarian - Simsbury Public Library. Simsbury Public Library seeks an outgoing, enthusiastic, creative librarian, or soon to be librarian, who is team-oriented and has a strong public service commitment to join our bustling Children’s Department. Do you love the excitement of introducing children to new experiences and fostering their love of learning? Are you knowledgeable about child development, technology and community engagement? Do you enjoy working with the community to serve the needs of young library users, their families and caregivers? Then this position is for you! We’re looking for a dynamic candidate who understands current library services and approaches future possibilities with passion. 35 hrs/wk. $59,386/yr. Complete job description and required online application may be found at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close May 7.

 

4.14.2017

 

 

Circulation Supervisor - The Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT seeks a dynamic, energetic and community-oriented Circulation Supervisor with a strong sense of customer service. The responsibilities for this job include: supervising, training, scheduling, and evaluating a staff of 15+ part-time circulation clerks and pages; ensuring the smooth operation of all circulation services; providing Readers’ Advisory services; preparing statistical reports; tracking fines and fees; performing regular hours at circulation desks; and assisting with the Library’s marketing, promoting, and outreach efforts. High-school diploma required. LTA degree or other Associates degree and library experience preferred. Full position description available at www.chboothlibrary.org. This position is 35+ hours per week, Saturdays and some evenings required, at $19.00/hour plus benefits. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email attachment to chbdirector@biblio.org. Review of resumes will commence on April 28, 2017 and will continue until position is filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

4.11.2017

 

 

History Room/Archives Internship - Avon Free Public Library. The reference department of the Avon Free Public Library is currently accepting applications from MLS candidates and History MA candidates for its 2017 History Room/ Archives internship.
     The Avon Library preserves the history of Avon, Connecticut, through its collections in the Marion Hunter History Room. This collection, comprised of photos, primary documents, and books, is a complement to the Avon Historical Society’s collection of objects and artifacts.
     The Avon Library’s history collection completed a “Report of Preservation Needs” in February 2016; this assessment was funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In September 2016, a Connecticut Traveling Archivist visited to provide further guidance and instruction for care and handling of the collection. The reference and technology librarians at the Avon Library have been actively (and properly!) repackaging and storing the items within the Marion Hunter History Room, and scanning items (digitizing) to the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA).
     This internship is designed to provide practical, in-the-archives experience for those pursuing archive and history studies. Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science/MA history program courses before the start date of their internship. The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $2,500 for approximately 125 hours of work over approximately 2-3 months. The intern will select an area of the archive room to organize, digitize, and create a final project/publish on. A schedule of the project, once selected, will be created, with measurable outcomes for the student and the library.
     This internship is funded through the generous support of the Friends of the Avon Library.
     Eligibility and requirements: Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program or enrollment in History MA program. Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level courses. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. The stipend for this internship will be paid in two lump sums. Schedule will be designed once the candidate is selected, and will include flexibility. Strong computer skills, including internet research, webpage familiarity, etc are required. Candidate must have reliable transportation.
     Please email the following to tpanik@avonctlibrary.info by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017: Resume and cover letter, indicating what you would like to learn/skills you would like to strengthen while interning in the Marion Hunter History room at the Avon Free Public Library. Town of Avon Employment Application. List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted).
     Candidates will receive an acknowledgement of their application and will be notified of their interview status by mid-May. Students will be shown highlights of the collection during their interview. The Avon Library is open to creative ideas and direction for the student’s completed project; we will coordinate with university requirements for those with required internship hours.

 

4.10.2017

 

 

Reference Clerk I - New Britain Public Library. Starting Salary: $14.32 per hour. Schedule: Part-time (20 hours) position that includes up to two evenings per week and alternate Fridays & Saturdays. Summary of Duties: Friendly, customer-service oriented person to work in computer center, public desk, circulate materials using computer system, answer routine questions, shelve materials, and perform other tasks as required. Qualifications: 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. Full description at www.nbpl.info. Application or resume & letter, 3 business references to Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain, CT 06051. EOE. No phone calls please.

 

4.10.2017

 

 

Reference Internship Opportunity - The Westport Library (CT) is excited to offer a new internship to MLS candidates. The Internship Program has been designed to offer practical, on the job, resume enhancing experiences to MLS candidates pursuing a career in reference services. Over the course of the internship, the selected intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a dynamic public library reference desk as well as assist them with off-desk assignments. In partnership with a mentor librarian, the intern will have the opportunity to design and teach a technology class and create a resource guide on a subject needed by the community. The intern will also have an opportunity to work with the MakerSpace team, and Programming Department on special projects. Eligibility and requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a Master of Library Science Program and have completed at least four graduate level library science courses, including a reference course. The rate is $20 per hour, dependent on experience, for 10-15 hours per week for approximately 5 months. Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@westportlibrary.org. Applications will be considered until position is filled.

 

4.3.2017

 

 

Library DirectorBethel Public Library, Bethel CT. Creative, energetic individual with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of library operations in a vibrant Connecticut community of 19,000 with a top-ranked school system. The Bethel Public Library was recently expanded in 2013 with a new addition to the historic Seelye House, which serves as the local history room and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate well to staff, the Board, the community, and other departments of town government. Strong organizational, managerial, and sound fiscal management skills are required. The director will be required to promote outreach, public relations, and fundraising; have the ability to inspire a strong and creative staff, encouraging staff development and team building; and will have a strong grasp of twenty-first century public library trends and the technologies that support them. The Library has a staff of 22 full and part time employees, an annual budget of $850,000, circulation of 143,000+, and a collection of 129,000 items. The Bethel Public Library features a local history collection and a unique collection of documents and other memorabilia written by and pertaining to Bethel native, P. T. Barnum. In addition to the collections, the Library offers nearly 400 programs annually for people of all ages and interests. The Director works with an appointed twelve-member Board of Directors and an active Friends of the Library organization. Minimum Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS and six years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, with at least three in a supervisory and/or administrative capacity. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, with an attractive benefits package. Salary range $70-$80K. EOE/M/F/V/D. Full job description (under revision) available at the Library or online at www.bethellibrary.org. Please send resume and letter of interest to Ted Stevenson, Board Chair, Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Ave, Bethel CT 06801 or to directorsearchbethel1@gmail.com. Review of submissions will begin on receipt. Deadline for applications is April 28.


 

 

Academic Libraries

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

 

 

4.10.2017

 

 

Digital Media Librarian - Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Trinity College in Hartford, CT, a nationally recognized liberal arts college, seeks candidates for Digital Media Librarian, to be mentored and excel in a forward thinking and collaborative environment of merged library and IT services. Reporting to the Image Collections Librarian, the Digital Media Librarian will help to manage the library’s growing collections of digitized assets, participate in metadata creation, oversee digital capture workflows, and will hire, train and direct the student staff executing these workflows. This position will work closely with Information Services colleagues, students, faculty, and a newly created Digital Scholarship Coordinator position, in support of existing digital services and in identifying new emerging digital services to support rapidly changing curricular needs. Candidates are offered the opportunity to participate in interesting innovative projects executed with new high quality digital capture equipment. The successful candidate will be detail oriented with excellent communication and collaboration skills, technical abilities, and ability to innovate and manage multiple concurrent responsibilities. The position offers a recent MLS/MIS or equivalent much opportunity for professional growth. For the full job description and application process, please visit https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1323. Review will begin May 1st.

 

3.29.2017

   

Digital Scholarship Coordinator - Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut has an exciting new position opportunity for a Digital Scholarship Coordinator. The successful candidate will work with faculty and students to create a completely new program in digital scholarship. The candidate will work within the newly-merged Information Services in both the library and IT. The ideal candidate will have completed advanced graduate work, and be well-versed in a liberal arts curriculum. Some teaching of undergraduates will be required to help faculty develop projects with students, and expand student research opportunities and access to critical thinking about the digital sphere. This position will play a key role in helping shape a new program for digital scholarship including designing new physical space. Application reviews will begin April 30. A full job description is available on the Trinity web site.


 

School Libraries and Media Centers

 

4.21.2017

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Director of the Andrew Mellon Library - Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a Director for the Andrew Mellon Library. The Director will articulate a clear strategic vision for the Library, and in translating this vision into concrete objectives, assume a leadership role both at the School and in the national conversation about such matters. The successful applicant will be a gifted manager, collaborator, and problem-solver who is well prepared to navigate the changing role of libraries today. In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the Library, the Director identifies and develops the educational program's resource needs and guides teachers and students in how best to take advantage of these resources.
     Job Description: The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library is a 46-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of Studies. He or she assumes overall responsibility for the Andrew Mellon Library and the Choate Rosemary Hall Archives, both during the academic year and for Choate Summer Programs.
     1. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library:
     Promotes the library program within and beyond the school: Establishes, in concert with the Director of Studies, the priorities for library programs and monitors progress towards those goals. Promotes the library as a cultural and intellectual center, including hosting and planning events and exhibits. Actively participates in the life of the School, integrating the Library into the core of the academic program by making connections with faculty and students. Identifies and implements best practices and new technologies in libraries and information technology, seeking opportunities to improve the program and leverage emerging resources and technologies. Works with library faculty to engage students, faculty, and the greater school community and encourage and support their use of the library. Collaborates with Development and Alumni Relations as appropriate to gain external support for the library program. Develops and maintains relationships with library professionals at other secondary and post-secondary institutions and stays abreast of trends and best practices in library management.
     Directs library operations: Manages the budget for all Library programs and stewards endowed library accounts and library-restricted gifts. Establishes procedures for efficient library operations and ensures the appropriate academic atmosphere. Collaborates with the School Archivist to ensure that the archive program is well managed and evolves to meet the needs of the school. Works with Information Technology Services, Facilities Services, and ABM to maintain the library's technology and physical plant.
     Supervises library personnel: Encourages library faculty to be imaginative in their areas of leadership/responsibilities and to seek out professional development opportunities. Works with the library and archive staff to support them in the execution of their specific responsibilities. Maintains job descriptions for each member of the library staff, supervises their work, and evaluates their performance annually.
     Manages the library collection: Actively participates in the acquisition program by reading a wide variety of reviews for print, non-print, and electronic resources. Collaborates with librarians and faculty to make final acquisition decisions regarding print, non-print, and electronic resources, ensuring that the collection supports teaching and learning. Directs and participates in the formal weeding of the collection to ensure that it features the best material available. Curates student and faculty work as appropriate for display and/or retention within the collection.
     Oversees access, instruction, and reference: Collaborates with librarians, ITS, and web manager to ensure that the library website is an effective gateway to all library resources. Works with the library cataloger and database manager to ensure that the library catalog is a stable, consistent, and effective tool for information retrieval. Encourages departments and faculty to collaborate with librarians to ensure that students acquire appropriate information literacy and research skills. Prepares general orientation sessions and demonstrates specific databases to classes as requested. Works with students on a one-on-one basis to teach them how to find appropriate materials and use advanced library databases.
     2. The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library carries residential life and advising responsibilities.
     3. The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library takes on other duties as assigned by the Headmaster, Dean of Faculty, or Director of Studies.

     Qualifications: An MLS or relevant credentials in education, demonstrated leadership in academic library services, and five or more years of experience in library program management are required. The successful candidate will be a patient and focused visionary, able to collaborate with varied constituencies, and bring distinctive personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and hard work. We are seeking candidates with knowledge or experience of student engagement, pedagogical practices, and assessment of student learning outcomes.
     Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.
     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 the position you are applying for in subject line. Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

 

4.18.2017

 

 

Library Media Specialist - The New Hartford Public Schools has the following teaching position available for the 2017-2018 school year: Library Media Specialist (1.0 FTE). Requirements: Connecticut certification as a library media specialist 062 or 048. Reports to: Principal/Director of Curriculum. Performance and Responsibilities: Plans and administers the school media program, working cooperatively with the principal, other media staff, and users, delegating duties and appropriate authority to member of the school media staff. Plans and implements library media policies. Assists with the selection of personnel for the school library media program. Encourages students and teachers to take full advantage of the library media center and its resources. Interprets the school library media program to students, faculty, administration, and community. Evaluates, selects, and requisitions new library media materials and equipment. Informs teachers, other staff members and students about library materials and assists in their appropriate selection.
Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for processing and cataloging all library media materials and equipment, and instructs teachers and students in the use of the system. Arranges for inter-library loan of materials for teachers and students. Promotes appropriate conduct of students using library media facilities. Helps students develop habits of independent reference work and skill in the use of reference materials in relations to assignments. Works cooperatively with teachers in presenting and discussing materials with class and studying a particular topic. Counsels with and gives reading guidance to students of all levels of ability and with special needs. Promotes acquisitions of and use of electronic information services. Prepares and administers the media center budget in consultation with media staff, teachers, and the principal. Supervises library media aides and volunteers in the performance of their duties. Carries out such other related tasks as the principal may from time to time assign. Salary Range: As Per the New Hartford Education Association Contract. Closing Date: May 1, 2017. Application Package Must Include: Letter of Interest, Resume, 3 Current Letters of Reference, Copy of CT Certification, Copy of Transcripts. Send Application Package to (DO NOT EMAIL): Brian P. Murphy, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 315, New Hartford, CT 06057. New Hartford Public Schools is an AA/EEO employer.

 

4.18.2017

 

 

School Library Media Specialist, Elementary - Darien Public Schools. Effective August 28, 2017. REQUIREMENT: Connecticut Certification: School Library Media Specialist (#062). 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.

 

4.18.2017

 

 

Elementary Library Media Specialist - Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgebury Elementary School. Date Available: 08/25/2017. Closing Date: Until Filled. The Ridgefield Public Schools announce a vacancy for an elementary Library Media Specialist for Ridgebury Elementary School. Candidates must submit: Online Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Three Letters of Recommendation, Copy of Transcripts, Copy of Certification. Submit electronic application via AppliTrak: http://www.ridgefield.org/Personnel, choose Employment Opportunities.

 

4.18.2017

 

 

Long-Term Substitute Library/Media Specialist - Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for a long-term substitute Library/Media Specialist position at Stevens Elementary School (Grades K-2). Position to begin immediately through end of school year. Please visit our website @ www.wallingford.k12.ct.us to complete our on-line application. EOE.

 

4.10.2017


 


Instruction and Outreach Librarian - Andrew Mellon Library, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian is a 42-week faculty position reporting to the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library.
     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.
     Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 864 boarding and day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

 

4.10.2017

 

 

Library Media Specialist - Litchfield Public Schools. JobID: 507. Location: Litchfield Intermediate School. Date Available: 08/25/2017. Closing Date: Until Filled. 2017-2018 Anticipated Position. Description: Litchfield Public Schools is seeking a full time Library Media Specialist (grades 4-6). Qualifications: Applicant must possess current 062 School Library Media Specialist endorsement to be considered. Application Procedure: Apply online (www.litchfieldschools.org - Central Office - Employment Opportunities). No emailed, faxed or paper applications accepted. Position will remain open until filled.


 

Corporate / Special Libraries & Non-Library Organizations

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

 

 

3.29.2017

 

 

Head of Library & Archives - Full-time position. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - America’s oldest public art museum - was founded by arts patron Daniel Wadsworth in 1842, opening three decades before the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Principal purchases by Wadsworth paved the way for encyclopedic museums across the country, and active acquisitions by patrons, directors and curators since have grown the museum’s collection to more than 50,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years, from Greek and Roman antiquities to the first museum collection of American contemporary art.
     The Auerbach Art Library is of more recent vintage. It originated as the Avery Memorial Library, a prominent feature of the avant-garde Avery Memorial Building completed in 1934. The library moved to its current location in 1969, and was renamed at that point in memory of Beatrice Fox Auerbach, Hartford-born philanthropist, and President and Director of G. Fox & Co. from 1938 – 1959. Since then, the library has quintupled in size and continues to function as a highly visible symbol of the Atheneum’s commitment to scholarship and public service.
     The organization and identification of the Museum Archives began in 1981, beginning with a vigorous search for archival materials in the closets, vaults, offices, and basements of the Atheneum, which were then moved to a concrete sub-basement of the Wadsworth Building. The Archives constitute a treasure house of documents spanning the history of the museum from its founding in 1842 to the present.
     POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Head of Library and Archives is responsible for administering, planning, organizing, and managing all aspects of the information management policies and procedures of the Auerbach Art Library and the Museum Archives in accordance with ALA and SAA best practices. This includes collection development, professional reference services, bibliographic instruction, preservation management, preparing and monitoring statistics, and budget management.
     ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the daily operation of the Library and Archives in terms of overall technical and professional responsibility. Plan, develop, and implement library services and programming according to museum goals, user feedback and statistical data. Manage acquisitions, cataloging and access for the library’s collection; manage appraisal, arrangement, description, and creation of access tools for archival records, including correspondence, photographs, financial records, administrative files, and publications. Determine cataloguing and data entry standards for the library and archival collections, and manage and maintain library and archival databases, finding aids, and inventories. Provide reference and research services related to the history of the museum, its collections and exhibitions to museum staff, docents and public patrons. Assist with long-term planning of library and archives to increase visibility, improve access and efficiency, and enhance user experience. Plan for preservation and conservation of archival and library materials utilizing accepted preservation methods to extend the life of the collection; ensuring the proper care, handling, storage and treatment of library and archive materials.
     Education and Experience: Qualified applicants will have an ALA-accredited MLS degree with an academic background in art, art history or related discipline; specialization in archives administration or ACA certification; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience working with special collections and archives. Experience with cataloguing and providing library reference, preferably in a museum or academic library.
     Skills and Abilities: Qualified applicants will have strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of computer standards and applications in archives and libraries, including MARC21, EAD, and digital imaging. Knowledge of current archival arrangement and description standards and relevant descriptive standards (AACR2, DACS). Supervisory experience is also required. Reading knowledge of art historical French and/or German desirable. Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
     To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103; Or Email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. Deadline for applications: April 28, 2017. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  

Jobs with salaries below CLA recommended minimum or unknown

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


 

4.25.2017

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Librarian II - New Haven Free Public Library. Salary minimum: $46,906 annualized. REMOVAL DATE: May 12, 2017. Copy of posting available HERE. NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work beyond entry level. This position serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community. 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. 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. Please submit cover letter and resume with application. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period.

 

4.14.2017

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Librarian II - New Haven Free Public Library. Assignment in Young Minds & Family Learning. Salary minimum: $46,906 annualized. REMOVAL DATE: Extended to May 12, 2017. Copy of posting available HERE. 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 0-12 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: Master's 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. Please submit cover letter and resume with application. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period.

 

4.18.2017

 

 

Part-Time Librarian - The Danbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology savvy, part-time Librarian. This person will be responsible for being the program assistant for adult programs, as well as providing reference desk services. We are looking for someone who has a comprehensive awareness of the best readers’ advisory resources, is well-versed in library reference and research techniques, is eager to respond to the information needs of library customers and is committed to creating an exceptional customer experience. Specific responsibilities include providing reference and readers advisory service in a variety of capacities; providing assistance to customers in locating and selecting library materials, accessing databases and using electronic resources including: computers, and copiers; and planning and implementing programs which may include community outreach and book discussion groups. Requirements: An M.L.S. Degree from an ALA accredited library school. Individuals in the final stages of completing their MLS degree will also be considered. Other requirements for this position include: flexibility to work evenings and weekends, knowledge of emerging technology trends and proficiency in Microsoft Office, Web 2.0 applications and Internet Explorer; strong communication skills, self-initiative, solid problem solving skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Bilingual English/Spanish speaker preferred. The ideal candidate enjoys interacting with people and solving problems on a daily basis, has a strong work ethic, can adapt easily to change and is enthusiastic about helping to position the library as the community’s living room. Applications available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at www.danbury-ct.gov. The application must be completed in its entirety. Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application. This position will remain open until filled.

 

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