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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

  

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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Scope

CLC posts library and library-related jobs from all types of libraries and other institutions in the state of Connecticut and beyond. (Please note that out-of-state libraries must pay the non-member fee; see Fees, below.)

  

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  • Submit jobs via email to jobs@ctlibrarians.org. Posting is FREE for CLC member libraries & schools; $100 fee for all others. (See FEES, below, for more information.)
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  • CLC typically posts jobs within one business day. Jobs with a posting fee are typically posted within one business day of receipt of payment.

 

Fees

  • Libraries, schools, and other institutions that are members of CLC may place advertisements free of charge. The fee for non-member institutions is $100.00 per advertisement. To verify your institution's membership status, search our member directory.
  • Non-members, when submitting your ad, please provide a billing contact name, institution name, address, phone number, and email address.
  • CLC will send you an invoice and a link to pay securely online with a credit card.

 

Organization

Jobs are listed by date, with newest postings at the top. Each listing is labeled with one of four general library categories -  PUBLIC ,  ACADEMIC ,  SCHOOL , and  SPECIAL .

 

Revision Schedule

This page is updated every 1-3 business days as needed. Ads with deadlines are removed once the deadline has passed. Ads without deadlines remain listed for one month. The date the ad was posted to this site appears at the beginning of each listing. When applying for a position that has been listed on the site for several weeks, consider contacting the hiring institution to ensure that the position is still open.

 

What is a "professional" position?

Professional level positions in libraries include directors, department heads, and other management level positions; most positions that include "librarian" in the title (eg., children's librarians, reference librarians, teen librarians, catalogers/cataloging librarians, corporate/law/medical librarians, etc.); school library media specialists; and many more. Just because a hiring institution does not require an MLS for such positions does not mean they are not professional in nature. Positions with words such as "technician" or "assistant" or "clerk" in the job title are generally considered support staff and thus are exempt from the CLA salary guideline. For more information:

 

 

 

8.6.2020      PUBLIC

Part-Time Children's Department Library Assistant - Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is accepting applications for the position of Children's & Teen Services Assistant. Salary: $17.00 per hour, with no benefits. Hours: 14.5 per week. We're looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual to join our Children's & Teen Services team. Primary responsibilities include providing service at the Children's Reference Desk; assisting with programming for children and teens; promoting library use and services to children, teens, and caregivers; and the processing of library materials. Excellent communication and technology skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media, are required. Familiarity with Sierra/Encore a plus. Schedule is Mondays, 3-8 PM; Wednesdays, 10 AM-2:30 PM; Thursdays, 3-8 PM; and Saturdays in rotation. When working a Saturday you'll have Wednesday off. The Thursday schedule is non-negotiable. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of related experience working with children within a library setting required or the equivalent combination of education and experience. MLS/MLIS students are encouraged to apply.
     Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed Town of Berlin Job Application (please click here) to the Office of the Town Manager by 12:00 PM, Friday, August 28.

 

8.3.2020      SCHOOL

Library Media Specialist - Wilton Public Schools

Wilton Public Schools is seeking an anticipated CT certified Library Media Specialist beginning August 17, 2020. Please apply online at www.wiltonps.org by August 9, 2020.

 

 

7.31.2020      PUBLIC

Part-Time Children’s Librarian - Public Library of New London
The Public Library of New London seeks a dynamic, friendly and forward-thinking PT Children’s Librarian. The successful candidate will be passionate about providing outstanding services to children and families, possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and delight in collaborating with colleagues and community partners.
     The Children’s Librarian assesses the literacy and information needs of local children, parents, elementary and middle schools, and community organizations; overseeing planning and implementation of programs and services to meet those needs. Additional major duties include working at the Children’s Services desk assisting users in the library, providing reader’s advisory services to children and parents and collaborating with schools.
     MLS/MLIS from an accredited institution and experience working with children required. Professional library experience preferred. The ideal candidate should have experience working with young children and their caregivers using early and pre-literacy concepts. Second language skills (English/Spanish) are a plus. MLS/MLIS students encouraged to apply.
     Resumes will be reviewed beginning Friday, August 7. Position open until filled.
     This is a part time position with no benefits.
     Salary: $22.00 - $27.00 depending upon experience.
     If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to mgupta@plnl.org, Madhu Gupta, Executive Director, Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320.

 

 

7.31.2020      SCHOOL

Library Media Specialist - Wallingford Public Schools
Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for an anticipated Library Media Specialist position at the elementary (K-2) level. Please visit our website at www.wallingford.k12.ct.us to complete our on-line application ASAP. EOE

 

 

7.31.2020      SCHOOL

Library/Media Specialist (One Year Position) – North Stonington Elementary School
One-year Position. Candidate should have Connecticut 062 certification. Experience with Connecticut Core ELA Standard Instruction is preferred. Interested persons should contact Veronica Wilkison, Principal, North Stonington Elementary School, at 860-535-2805 with any questions. She can also be reached via email at wilkisonv@northstonington.k12.ct.us. A teacher application can be downloaded at www.northstonington.k12.ct.us. Open until filled.

 

 

7.30.2020      PUBLIC

Public Service Librarian - Westbrook Public Library
The Westbrook Public Library has an opening for a Public Service Librarian. This full-time position (30 hours) is available July 1, 2020. Candidates should have a Master’s in Library Science or Master’s in Library Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution (enrolled or completed) or equivalent experience. And 1-3 years professional library experience. Candidates should be familiar with and able to instruct others in the use of computers, electronic devices, and online services. Candidates should be able to work well with the staff and public. Candidates should be familiar with library materials and services for young adults. The starting wage is $30.56/hour with benefits.
     Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Selection Committee, Westbrook Public Library, 61 Goodspeed Drive, Westbrook, CT 06498 or tkellogg@westbrookct.us. Application deadline is August 31, 2020 at 3 p.m.

 

 

7.28.2020      PUBLIC

Technical Assistant, Technical & Circulation Services - Waterford Public Library
The Waterford Public Library has an immediate opening for a technical assistant in its technical & circulation services department. S/he is responsible for cataloging and classifying all formats of library materials, assisting in the maintenance of the library’s integrated library system (ILS) and providing support to library staff related to other library technology and technical and circulation services functions. This is a full-time position and the successful candidate must have knowledge and demonstrated experience with current cataloging principles and practices, ILS software, and maintaining and troubleshooting basic computer hardware and software.
     Associate’s degree in library technology or bachelor’s degree, and 3 years of public library experience in technical services. Knowledge of SirsiDynix a plus.
     Salary commensurate with experience, beginning at $44,499. Excellent benefits.
     Please send application (available at www.waterfordct.org or Human Resources Dept., Waterford Town Hall) to Director of Human Resources, Town of Waterford, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385 by August 14, 2020. E.O.E.

 

 

7.23.2020     ACADEMIC

Director of Library Services - River Valley Community College (NH), Claremont Campus
Position Number: R1R00032

Pay Range: $69,217.98 - $81,571.88 Per Year

Appointment Type: Covered Full-Time - Exempt

Labor Grade: 24

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week
     SCOPE OF WORK: To coordinate and review college learning resource needs and to provide instruction, materials, and research assistance to the college community. This position is located at River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH and reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.
     ACCOUNTABILITIES: Manages all aspects of library administration, including long-term planning, budget development and control, collection management, community and public relations, personnel selection, facilities management, effective stewardship, and ongoing assessment of library resources including data collection, review, and synthesis for annual library report and IPEDS. Works effectively with individuals from all parts of the campus community; promotes the library’s resources and services to students, faculty, and staff. Delivers information literacy instruction, including curriculum development and assessment, teaching in large and small group settings, and using a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom. Manages library staff and assigned student employees. Reviews performance, trains, mentors, and oversees daily activities and priorities. Fosters an organizational culture of collegiality and service within the library and on campus; collaborates with other departments to develop library initiatives that enhance student learning, retention, and success. Plans and prepares for future growth and innovation; prepares and submits proposals for enhancement of services based on objective need analysis and use projections. Works with College IT to provide adequate numbers of computers, software, and other technology for student research and assignments. Maintains library website and library guide applications. Develops, proposes, and administers grants related to the provision of library services. Facilitates staff meetings and serves on relevant college and system committees as requested. Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations. Other duties as assigned.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program with a major study in library science, including coursework in educational media and technology. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. Experience: Four years of experience in professional library work. License/Certification: Driver’s license for travel between campuses, as required.
     DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability to guide the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies into the services and administrative operation of the library; able to lead the library successfully through changing work environments within a system of participatory management and collegial governance; ability to support library staff in adapting to changes in their work. Demonstrated commitment to the role of the library as central to the College’s mission of academic excellence. Demonstrated ability to find, create, and curate Open Education Resources. Understanding of current issues and trends in scholarly communication and copyright. Excellent interpersonal communication skills; able to build effective working relationships with campus departments, faculty, and the leadership team. Ability to work a flexible schedule depending on student traffic and college needs, including occasional nights.
     RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of current applications of information technology, databases, and online research hubs in academia. Knowledge of library cooperatives. Knowledge and skill in the use of online learning management systems and tools. Skill in developing and monitoring library automation and library information systems. Ability to coordinate workflow within the library, and to train and supervise library staff. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships amongst students, faculty, staff, administration, community partners, and other external constituents. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college.
     APPLY ONLINE at https://www.rivervalley.edu/about/working-at-rvcc/.

 

 

7.23.2020      PUBLIC

Library Manager/Circulation Coordinator (Systems Coordinator) - Providence (RI) Community Library
Annual Salary: $57,990

Full time w/Benefits

     Empower people and inspire ideas as the next Systems Coordinator* at Providence Community Library. Key opportunities include understanding and tailoring service to compliment the changing needs of Providence’s East side residents; strengthening partnerships and relationships with internal and external customers; supporting and guiding a strong circulation department; exploring new services and programs for PCL.
     About Providence Community Library (PCL): PCL, a private not-for-profit organization, assumed management of Providence's nine neighborhood libraries on July 1, 2009 after the Providence Public Library determined that it lacked the resources to manage all of its branches. In response to Providence Public Library's plan to close its branches and reduce services, a dedicated group of volunteers established PCL and worked with the city of Providence to take control of all nine neighborhood libraries. The doors have remained open for 10 years; PCL continues to grow and provide excellent service to the community.
     Our Community: Providence is a culturally diverse metro area characterized by a distinct New England vibe. The city boasts a thriving downtown, music and ethnic festivals, an exceptional culinary scene and other activities enjoyed by residents year-round including professional theater and art venues. Work commutes are minimal and housing costs are quite reasonable. Located less than one hour from some of New England’s most beautiful beaches and historic shore communities, Providence is a 40 minute drive from downtown Boston.
     Description: Providence Community Library is seeking a Systems Coordinator* who will supervise staff at the Rochambeau library. They will successfully manage staff, volunteers, security, and work studies. The position requires creating a professional, team oriented, and productive working environment, as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. They will be responsible for the successful delivery of all library services in the building, including collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach, and information and readers advisory.
     The Systems Coordinator will be responsible for managing circulation and customer service procedures and policies across the PCL system. They will consult with staff, update policies and procedures, and research and implement innovations and trends in the areas of circulation and customer service. The Rochambeau Systems Coordinator will work together with other Systems Coordinators and library administrators to synchronize services for the whole of PCL.
     The Systems Coordinator serves on the administration team and is responsible for mentoring, supervising, and supporting all public service staff in all library locations, including, but not limited to, situations requiring an immediate or timely response.
     Duties: • Supervises and supports all library staff in their roles; initiates mentoring, professional development, and/or corrective action as needed. • Directs day-to-day workflow of the library staff, including but not limited to librarian(s), clerks(s), specialist(s), and volunteers. Approves bi-weekly timesheets and schedules temporary staff as needed. • Responsible for scheduling and arranging coverage, including planned and short notice absences. • Responsible for monitoring and reporting security, maintenance, and custodial issues. This includes training the security guard on PCL procedures. Maintains close communication with the Facilities Department. • Ensures delivery of successful customer service and impactful programs by responding to community needs. • Collaborates with community organizations, elected officials, and schools to promote and facilitate their use of the library and to foster strategic partnerships. • Markets library collections, programs, services and resources. • Collects, maintains and analyzes library statistics. • Serves as liaison to the library’s Friends Group. • Works with other PCL Systems Coordinators, Library Director, and Chief Operating Officer to analyze, plan, and implement neighborhood library services, library layout and design, and facilities upgrades. • Actively supports teamwork. Conducts meetings as needed to keep staff up to date on policies, procedures and other library developments. • Reviews effectiveness of library service policies and procedures, recommending updates as needed. • Maintains knowledge and professional skills in specialty areas of circulation and customer service. Regularly communicates relevant information to PCL staff.
     *Systems Coordinators at PCL run libraries and a function of library service.
     Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited program. Five years of professional library experience which includes supervisory management experience with at least 3 years (or equivalent) in a public library setting. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
     Send resume, cover letter and three references to: Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606. Applications accepted until the position is filled. AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

7.23.2020      PUBLIC

Technical Services Coordinator - Bristol Public Library
     SUMMARY: Plans, organizes and supervises the purchasing, cataloging and processing of all print and non-print materials for the library collections. Directs and trains support staff in processing procedures and computer applications. Plans and organizes workflow. Ensures proper vendors are utilized for material orders using the automated system. Checks incoming deliveries; for completeness and accuracy, proper discounts and damaged items. Supervises entry of bibliographic data into the regional database including CatExpress software. Cataloging of all new materials. Supervises the removal of weeded materials and related bibliographic records. Maintains statistics and prepares narrative reports. Attends conferences and meetings related to technical services. Attends classes necessary to keep current in the Technical Services field. May be asked to plan, assist or present library-sponsored programs and related publicity. Generally assists throughout the library where needed. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
     QUALIFICATIONS: Requires Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts or Library Technical services with three or more years of library experience OR Master’s degree in Library Science with two or more years of experience. Have familiarity with CatExpress to search for and upload OCLC records, Baker & Taylor Title Source 360 ordering software, MARC record retrieval using FTP (file transfer protocol) sites, and with current cataloging guidelines. Knowledgeable in MARC cataloging including the use of MARCEDIT. Expert knowledge of the cataloging module of ILS software; and intermediate knowledge of Internet/Word Processing/Spreadsheet software. Must possess exceptional organizational skills.
     PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: Reasonable accommodations may be made. Regularly required to talk or hear, frequently required to sit and stand; occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Regularly works in indoor or office environment.
     BENEFITS include Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off & insurance package.
     SALARY: $ 25.91/hr. (Increases to $ 28.25 @6 months, and $ 29.27 @1 year.)
     COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION w/RESUME at: www.bristolct.gov.

     DEADLINE: Monday, August 3, 2020.

     EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

7.23.2020      PUBLIC

Technical Services Librarian, Librarian I - North Haven Memorial Library
     Primary Responsibilities: Develops, coordinates, and administers the operations of the Technical Services Department, including but not limited to: • Catalogs and classifies all library materials using contemporary bibliographic maintenance standards and practices, with an extreme attention to detail. • Performs original cataloging as required. • Possesses a functional knowledge of RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings; Machine Readable Cataloging Records (MARC); Dewey Decimal Classification system; Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). • Evaluates and prioritizes department needs. Recommends, develops, and implements policies and procedures to improve operations. • Maintains and updates the Technical Services Department Manual. • Receives, processes, and maintains orderly files for all shipments and invoices from publishers/vendors. • Compiles statistics and creates reports as needed. Strong working knowledge of Excel required. • Trains and oversees workload of all Technical Services Department staff and volunteers. • Inventories and reports the Technical Service Department’s supply needs. • Represents the library in bibliographic committee meetings and activities.
     Additional Responsibilities: Works at all public service desks with a commitment to excellence in customer service. Performs reference services; assists patron with requests for information and selection of materials; teaches patrons how to use the library and the technical equipment; answers phones. Responsible for library opening/closing and related duties. May assist with programming and outreach. Accepts additional duties as assigned and is qualified to work in any department within the library organization.
     Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and peers. Must be a team player. Effective written and verbal communication skills, including a willingness to ask questions, are required. Keeps abreast of current and emerging library standards, processes, trends, and must be technologically proficient.
     Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an ALA accredited college or university plus 1 -2 years cataloging experience. Knowledge of Sierra ILS and LION Consortium cataloging standards a plus. The successful candidate is expected to work some evenings and Saturdays in rotation. This is a 35hr/week position and part of a collective bargaining unit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds.
     Salary: $51,979.20
     Send completed employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Town of North Haven Finance Office, Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church Street, North Haven, CT 06473. North Haven Employment Application Process: See link.

 

 

7.23.2020      PUBLIC

Circulation Librarian, Librarian I - North Haven Memorial Library
     Primary Responsibilities:
Develops, coordinates, and administers the operations of the Circulation Department, including but not limited to: • Provides direct public service at the circulation desk, including policy explanation, using good judgement, tact, and courtesy for complaint resolution, patron registration, fine collection, and the circulation of materials. • Trains, delegates duties, establishes priorities, and oversees work of circulation staff. • Compiles circulation statistics and creates reports as needed. Strong working knowledge of Excel required. • Evaluates and prioritizes department needs. Recommends, develops, and implements policies and procedures to improve operations. • Maintains and updates the Circulation Department Manual. • Considerable knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Sierra. • Ensures that circulation policies and procedures are followed for the proper handling of patron and material records. • Inventories and reports the Circulation Department’s supply needs. • Manages museum/entertainment pass program. • Represents the library in circulation committee meetings and activities.
     Additional Responsibilities: Works at all public service desks with a commitment to excellence in customer service. Performs reference services; assists patron with requests for information and selection of materials; teaches patrons how to use the library and the technical equipment; answers phones. Responsible for library opening/closing and related duties. May assist with programming and outreach. Accepts additional duties as assigned and is qualified to work in any department within the library organization.
     Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and peers. Must be a team player. Effective written and verbal communication skills, including a willingness to ask questions, are required. Keeps abreast of current and emerging library standards, processes, trends, and must be technologically proficient.
     Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an ALA accredited college or university plus 1-2 years circulation department experience. Knowledge of Sierra ILS and LION Consortium circulation standards a plus. The successful candidate is expected to work some evenings and Saturdays in rotation. This is a 35hr/week position and part of a collective bargaining unit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds.
     Salary: $51,979.20
     Send completed employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Town of North Haven Finance Office, Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church Street, North Haven, CT 06473. North Haven Employment Application Process: See link.

 

 

7.23.2020      PUBLIC

Adult Program Coordinator (Part Time) - Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury
Pay Rate: $16-$18 per hour

Work Week: 10-18 Hours Per Week including some evenings and weekends

Supervisor: Library Director
     Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator enriches the lives of the Roxbury community by providing free access to ideas and information through diverse programs of educational, historical, and cultural value. The Program Coordinator develops, advertises, and hosts approximately two programs per month, including identifying and contacting presenters, coordinating calendars with other library departments, setting schedules for programs, negotiating fees for programs, working with other town agencies and organizations where appropriate, writing and disseminating press releases, posting events on social media, and updating the library’s website. In addition to developing and managing programs, the program coordinator will shelve books, assist library patrons, open and close the library when needed, and perform other tasks as requested or needed.
     Education and Training: High School diploma or equivalent required, bachelor’s degree preferred. Understanding of basic principles of library organization and procedures. Previous public library experience is strongly desired.
     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required: Proficiency with computer applications including: personal computers, e-readers, smartphones & tablet apps, the Internet, social media and downloadable and streaming media and platforms. Awareness of current and emerging technology uses. Digital marketing experience, specifically WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft Office, and basic graphic design skills. Able to collaborate with staff and work well on a team. Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
     Please send a resume and cover letter to roxbury@biblio.org with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line before August 15, 2020.

 

 

7.23.2020      PUBLIC

Library Assistant - Morris Public Library

The Morris Public Library is accepting applications for a Library Assistant to assist the Library Director in all aspects of library operation including circulation, material processing, technology assistance, and creation of promotional flyers. Library Assistant would also work at the main circulation desk. This position consists of 19 hours per week and may include day and evening hours, Saturdays and requires flexibility. Several years’ experience in library work, graduation from a four year accredited college/university or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities are highly desired. Please send the resume and cover letter to Library Director Elena Granoth via email at egranoth@biblio.org by 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2020. AA/EOE

 

 

7.23.2020      PUBLIC

Library Assistant - Town of Burlington
The Town of Burlington is now accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant. Some of the job responsibilities include: checking library items in and out, assisting patrons with locating items and placing holds, processing and shelving of library materials, creating promotional materials for Library programs. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and experience using Microsoft Publisher and Power Point as well as experience creating promotional materials and using social media.
     Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college. Previous library experience preferred.
     This is a non-benefit, part-time position for 12 hours per week ($14.00/hour) and includes evenings and Saturdays in rotation. For a complete job description, please see the town’s website (https://www.burlingtonct.us) or the Burlington Public Library’s website (https://www.burlingtonctlibrary.org)
     Employment applications may be obtained at burlingtonct.us. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and application electronically to: selectmensoffice@burlingtonct.us. Position open until filled. EOE/M-F/AA

 

 

7.22.2020      PUBLIC

Part Time Children’s Librarian - Warren Public Library
The Warren Library has a job opening for a part time Children’s Librarian. We are a small library with an outstanding group of families and children who use the library. Our goal is to reinstate our programs and services as soon as it is safe. Until then, we continue to provide materials for curbside pickup, both for children and adults. The successful candidate will have experience as a children’s librarian and knowledge of Bibliomation, or another comparable integrated library system. We pride ourselves on building community connections with the Warren school and preschool, among others. The position is for 14 hours per week and includes Saturdays. If interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to Louise Manteuffel, warrenpl@optonline.net.

 

 

7.21.2020     SPECIAL

State Librarian of Connecticut - Connecticut State Library
     Celebrate 166 years of service and take the Connecticut State Library into its future as its next State Librarian honoring the mission to “preserve and make accessible Connecticut’s history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide.” The twelve-member CT State Library Board is inviting applications for the State Librarian position. With an annual $11 million budget (which includes $2 million in LSTA funding) and 87 staff, the State Librarian leads a forward looking, multi-faceted information agency. Key opportunities include: transitioning the State Library in the rapidly changing world of COVID-19; articulating to policymakers the role that libraries can play and how libraries can advance other public policy agendas; enhancing the State Library’s technology infrastructure; and facilitating greater collaboration with the libraries of CT, CT agencies, and library organizations. The successful candidate will have the ability and desire to work with multiple stakeholders to provide quality State Library programs through a new vision and well-defined strategies.
     Responsibilities. The State Librarian reports to the Connecticut State Library Board. As an Executive Branch agency of the State, the State Library, located in Hartford, CT, provides a variety of services, overseen by the State Librarian, through its departments of Access Services (reference/information, government documents, history and genealogy, and law/legislation); Collection Services (acquiring, preserving and sharing print and digital materials); Discovery and Delivery (professional technical services and maintaining Primo, the Library’s discovery tool); Library Development (leadership, funding, education, and statewide services to enhance local libraries’ abilities to deliver quality local library service); Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (a network library supporting the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped); the Museum of Connecticut History (highlighting the growth of the State focusing on government, industrial and military history); the Office of the Public Records Administrator (design and implementation of a records management program for state agencies in the executive branch, municipalities, and political subdivisions of the state); and State Archives (documenting the evolution of state public policy, the rights and claims of citizens, and the history of Connecticut). For more information, see State Library Links.
     Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or a graduate degree in a related field and five years of professional experience in a state, academic, public, or multi-type library as an agency head or senior manager. Desired attributes include the ability to communicate and implement a vision for state library services, demonstrated record of national or regional library leadership, experience building strong collaborations, the knowledge of and the ability to implement EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) within the State Library's workforce, and strategic planning experience in a complex environment. Experience in fiscal planning, program and policy development, human resources, and facilities management is a plus. The State Librarian will also have a proven commitment to public service, strong interpersonal skills, and an extensive knowledge of emerging technologies. Knowledge and experience in archives, records management, and museum services are preferred.
     Compensation. The full salary range for the position is $101,769 - $184,904 commensurate with experience with an attractive benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume that support your candidacy for the position as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@bradburymiller.com. This position closes August 30, 2020. The state of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

 

 

7.21.2020      PUBLIC

Kidspace Library Clerk/PT (Tuesday/Thursday) - Windsor Public Library
     The Windsor Public Library is seeking a knowledgeable, tech-savvy part-time library clerk with a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers to join our Kidspace team. Responsibilities include providing reference services, reader's advisory and computer assistance at the busy Kidspace desk; shelving and shelf-reading of materials and additional projects as needed.
     Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate about literacy, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail.
     Minimum requirements: Some college plus one (1) or more years library experience preferred, experience working with children, comfortable working with computers and technology: proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; familiarity with specific applications (i.e. Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel and Publisher), a plus. Schedule is Tuesdays 5:00PM-9:00PM, Thursdays 10:00AM-1:00PM, and inclusion in our Sunday rotation 1:45 PM-5:00 PM, plus substitution. Salary is $14.00-$15.00/hour, depending on experience.
     Successful candidates will be subject to the Town of Windsor background screening process, which includes a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.
     Please apply at townofwindsorct.com/human-resources/vacancies/. Application deadline is Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:00PM. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

 

 

7.21.2020      PUBLIC

Kidspace Library Clerk/PT (Wednesday/Friday) - Windsor Public Library
     The Windsor Public Library is seeking a knowledgeable, tech-savvy part-time library clerk with a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers to join our Kidspace team. Responsibilities include providing reference services, reader's advisory and computer assistance at the busy Kidspace desk; shelving and shelf-reading of materials and additional projects as needed.
     Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate about literacy, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail.
     Minimum requirements: Some college plus one (1) or more years library experience preferred, experience working with children, comfortable working with computers and technology: proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; familiarity with specific applications (i.e. Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel and Publisher), a plus. Schedule is Wednesdays 1:00PM-5:00PM, Fridays 10:00AM-1:00PM, and inclusion in our Sunday rotation 1:45 PM-5:00 PM, plus substitution. Salary is $14.00-$15.00/hour, depending on experience.
     Successful candidates will be subject to the Town of Windsor background screening process, which includes a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.
     Please apply at townofwindsorct.com/human-resources/vacancies/. Application deadline is Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:00PM. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

 

 

7.20.2020      PUBLIC

Part-Time Lending Services Assistant - The Farmington Libraries
     The Farmington Library is seeking a cheerful, upbeat candidate for our part-time Library Assistant position in the Lending Services Department. Under the direction of the Lending Services Manager, our ideal candidate for this position has customer service experience, the ability to work well in a team environment, and is enthusiastic about library services.
     High school diploma and one year of customer service experience are required, as well as basic computer literacy and flexibility. This position has a high degree of patron interaction. Library experience preferred.
     Hours: This is a part-time job, up to 19 hours per week, currently Monday 9:00 to 1, Tuesday 9:00 to 1, Wednesday off, Thursday 9:00 to 1:00 and Friday 9:00 to 5. * Hours are subject to change and include evenings and weekends when the library is back to its full hours of operation.
     Pay for this position is $16.17 per hour and is not eligible for benefits.
     Interested candidates please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@farmingtonlibraries.org. Please reference Lending Services Assistant in the subject line.
     Review of applications will begin on August 15th and the position will remain open until filled. Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer.

 

 

7.15.2020      PUBLIC

Children’s Librarian (Includes Young Adult) - Town of Tolland
The Town of Tolland is currently seeking applications for the position of Children’s Librarian (includes Young Adult). Starting annual salary between $55,456-$57,129 (DOQ) with excellent benefits. Position plans, organizes, implements and supervises the Library’s program for pre-school and elementary and young adult children and their families. Position skills and knowledge would generally be acquired with a Master’s Degree in Library Science or its equivalent and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience including one (1) year in a supervisory role. Job description and application can be obtained at www.tolland.org under Help Center. Application, resume and cover letter are due by 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2020 to 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084, attention Mike Wilkinson. EOE/AA

 

 

7.14.2020      PUBLIC

Library Director - New Milford Public Library
     New Milford, CT. With a groundbreaking ceremony for our major renovation project having taken place on June 26th – a project that will leave a legacy for decades – the Library seeks a high energy, innovative director with superb communication skills and a strong public service orientation. Unfortunately, our current director is relocating out-of-state. Our goal is to fill the position by November 1, 2020.
     In addition to being responsible for all phases of library operations including budget development, management, supervision of staff (28), the director is expected to have demonstrably strong general leadership skills and a collaborative, approachable personal style that will develop effective working relationships with Board members, staff, architects, construction contractors, government officials and the general public. The applicant will have to be a dynamic force during the renovation process.
     Additional desirable qualifications include: a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science; 3 to 5 years of administrative experience in a public library setting; proven fiscal and personnel management abilities, preferably in a library or other non-profit setting; strong background in IT and facilities management; demonstrable passion for and commitment to a public library mission and proven ability to lead an organization through change.
     Salary: $92,000-$95,000.
     For full consideration send your resume (PDF format please) and cover letter to NMPLSearch@gmail.com no later than September 1, 2020. The New Milford Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

7.9.2020     ACADEMIC

Systems Librarian - Fairfield University
     The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is seeking applications from user-centered, collaborative, creative, and self-motivated individuals for the opening of Systems Librarian. The individual chosen for this position will provide library systems technology expertise, management and leadership within the Library and contribute to a collaborative vision for library systems. This position will manage all aspects of library information technology including the performance, configuration, and integrity of the Library’s hosted ILS and optimization of routines and functionality to improve staff workflows and users’ experiences through public interfaces. He or she will position the Library to understand and capitalize on new technological developments to facilitate the missions of the Library and the University as well as establish and maintain partnerships with a variety of campus partners in support of library and campus-wide technological goals. This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.
     EDUCATION: Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program, second Master’s in subject specific field, or equivalent experience, is preferred.
     REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflows. Creative approach to the development of new services and commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across the University. Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet multiple deadlines. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Must be results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and have an ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team.
     EXPERIENCE: Two or more years of professional library experience, preferably in an academic library. Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Alma / Primo VE from ExLibris. Working knowledge of server-side programming languages such as PHP, Python, Ruby, and Node.js or like programs/languages. Working knowledge of server administration involving Linux and Apache. Working knowledge of database systems such as MySQL. Proficient knowledge of client-side web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and related front-end technologies.
     HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Certification as an Ex Libris Alma / Primo Administrator. Supervisory experience. Project management experience. Strong commitment to innovative, user-centered service. Experience with Digital Collections & Repository Systems such as CONTENTdm, Omeka, DigitalCommons, and platforms such as ArchivesSpace, Islandora, and Illiad. Awareness of issues surrounding scholarly communication, digital humanities, data management, and open access. Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.
     CAMPUS: Fairfield University is a Jesuit Catholic Connecticut-based private, Master’s comprehensive University. It is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In 2019, the University was ranked #3 in the Northern Region by U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges. The University serves more than 5,000 students enrolled in five distinct schools with over 1,000 faculty and staff. Built upon the 450-year-old Jesuit traditions of scholarship and service, the University is distinguished by a rigorous curriculum, close interaction among faculty and students, and a beautiful, 200-acre campus with views of the Long Island Sound. As an integral part of our mission, Fairfield faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the larger community through service and academic activities.
     TO APPLY: To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to this link. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

 

 

7.8.2020      PUBLIC

Library Assistant - Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough

The Richmond Memorial Library in Marlborough is seeking a part time Library Assistant for approximately 10-15 hours a week, including one night and at least one Saturday a month. Some flexibility is required, as the library is currently not open and hours will be adjusted until the library reopens. A Bachelor's Degree and customer service background are required, and the ideal candidate will have familiarity with an ILS, preferably the Sierra software system. Some of the job responsibilities include: checking library materials in and out, placing holds for patrons, helping patrons locate items on the shelves, processing new materials, answering ready reference questions, helping patrons with simple computer issues, and re-shelving library materials, in addition to any number of additional tasks. The Richmond Memorial Library prides itself on outstanding customer service and our staff members work together as a team to fulfill the library's mission and serve our community. Starting salary is $17/hr. Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at amuscaro@richmondlibrary.info.

 

 

7.6.2020     ACADEMIC

Linda Lear Librarian for Special Collections and Archives - Connecticut College
Pay Type: Exempt (salaried)

Department: Shain Library

Continuing Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Full Benefits. Qualifies for relocation reimbursement.
     Job Summary: Connecticut College is conducting a national search for the Linda Lear Librarian for Special Collections and Archives to assist with the strong demand for use of primary source resources among Connecticut College faculty and students. This position works with the Director of Special Collections and Archives and the College Archivist to acquire and process collections and provide instruction and research services. The Lear Librarian also takes primary responsibility for promoting use of collections in the Lear Center based on his or her academic background and interests.
     General Duties & Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives and working in collaboration with the Director and the College Archivist, this individual is responsible for providing instruction and assistance to classes; assisting in setting processing priorities and making collections accessible to users; providing research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and outside researchers; and participating in Lear Center outreach efforts such as exhibitions, digital projects, social media, and publications. Additional responsibilities include helping to manage the Lear Center’s website and instance of ArchivesSpace; developing grant proposals; supervising student workers and volunteers; and engaging in professional development, scholarship, service, and other activities related to development and growth as an academic professional.
     Qualifications: Accredited Masters degree in library or information studies and 1-3 years of applicable experience in special collections or archives, or equivalent experience required; advanced degree in an area related to Lear Center collection strengths, especially environmentalism and conservation, children’s literature, or women’s history preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory, methodology, and tools; excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills; ability to build and sustain key relationships with faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors, outside researchers and community and professional colleagues. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with relevant computer tools including archival digitization equipment and techniques, digital asset management and presentation programs (Omeka, BE Press, Islandora/Fedora, etc.), web editing software, and/or integrated library systems, experience supervising student workers and volunteers, experience preparing and overseeing grant-funded projects and coursework in or experience working with rare books.
     Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume
     Applicant Credentialing: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected candidate.

     To Apply: View the complete job listing and apply online. Applications accepted through August 7, 2020.
     As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE

 

 

6.26.2020      PUBLIC

Director of Library Services - West Hartford Libraries

     The Board of Trustees of the West Hartford’s library system are seeking its next Director to provide the vision, innovation, and community partnerships to deliver the outstanding services of the much-loved libraries.
     Responsibilities: The Director of Library Services is the chief administrative officer for the town of West Hartford’s library system and performs a variety of managerial, administrative, and professional library duties including providing leadership for planning, directing, and coordinating all activities related to the operation of the library. As head of a town department, the Director works directly with the Town Manager and across other town departments to coordinate operations, town financing and budgeting, and implementation of town policies and initiatives for both the library and other town departments. As the chief public spokesperson and representative of the Library, the Director is responsible for relations with the community, government and partnering organizations.
     West Hartford: The Town of West Hartford, with a population of 63,268, (2010 census) is a vibrant and diverse community, which prides itself on its quality municipal services, educational opportunities, citizen involvement and cultural events. West Hartford has been repeatedly recognized for these qualities by its citizens, visitors and numerous educational and lifestyle studies including Time/Money Magazine’s The Best Places to Live in America 2018. With a history dating back over a century, the West Hartford Library has evolved from an initial collection of 78 books donated by Noah Webster to a system of three facilities with over 240,000 volumes, a collection of downloadable materials, numerous online research databases, a digital collection, public computer labs, a local history room, professional information and research services, and a varied and wide-ranging selection of programs for all ages. Working closely with the community, the library develops and maintains services that reflect the diverse needs and interests of the town including reading, listening and viewing for pleasure, life-long learning, digital literacy, cultural appreciation and citizenship preparation. Emphasis is placed on accessibility to the library’s offerings by providing WI-FI access, a user-friendly website featuring 24/7 access to downloadable and digital materials, homebound loan delivery, and equipment for individuals with vision, mobility and hearing challenges. The library's size and central location make it the library of choice for many users in the Greater Hartford area.
     Job Operation: As provided by the Town Charter, the Director of Library Services is  appointed by the Library Board and is responsible to the Board for the library system including implementation of the policies established by the Board. As the head of a town department, the Director works with the Town Manager and is responsible to the town for the operational aspects of the library system including implementation of town policies. Work is primarily performed in a business office setting and is accomplished independently, subject to the policies established by the Library Board and the Town of West Hartford. The position requires travel to the three locations of the town’s library system, other town departments and to out-of-town meeting locations, as needed.
     Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited college or university and eight years of experience in professional library work that includes five years supervisory experience.
     Compensation: Salary Range $100,000 - $165,000 
     Method of Selection: Applications and resumes will be evaluated and processed upon receipt. The evaluation of education and professional experience will determine qualified candidates for further consideration. Telephone interviews may be conducted with a selected number of qualified applicants for further screening prior to face to face interviews. Potential employment is contingent upon pre-employment checks.
     Application Process: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY. To apply online, visit the Town of West Hartford website and click on “Jobs” in “I Want To” tab. Click the link “Municipal Job Openings” and select this posting for application instructions.
     Applications will be accepted through Monday, September 14, 2020, or until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application and background information early in the recruitment process.

 

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