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CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines

Professional positions (MLS typically required)

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

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

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

  

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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 1.29.2020   ACADEMIC 

Part-Time Reference Librarian - Harrison Libraries, University of Hartford
The Mortensen Library at the University of Hartford is seeking applicants for a part-time Reference Librarian! Reports to Head, Reference and Public Services. Work Hours: 20 hours (minimum). Works evenings and/or rotating weekends with adjusted hours during intersessions and winter/summer terms.
     Position Summary: Assumes responsibility for providing complete and thorough information literacy and bibliographic instruction to library patrons in conjunction with University faculty in an effort to ensure quality customer service as well as the best use of traditional and electronic library resources. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.
     Job Duties: • Provides knowledgeable, relevant and accurate assistance to students and other library patrons, making efficient and expedient use of traditional and electronic library resources. Assists student, staff, and faculty with research inquiries. Supports and staffs regular evening and weekend shifts at Reference/Information Commons Desk. Plans, develops, presents and evaluates instructional, bibliographic and information literacy seminars on library resources to on campus and online students, faculty and staff. Organizes and maintains reference materials in a system that is easy for patrons to access. Serves as an academic liaison to faculty for courses taught on campus and online. Oversees outreach initiatives, online content, and supplemental resources in those designated areas. Provides assistance with special projects including, but not limited to, collection development, data analysis and LibGuides. Maintains collection and reference usage statistics. Develops reports for the Head of Reference and Public Services and the Director of Libraries as necessary and/or appropriate. Assists with all functions of the Circulation Unit including desk coverage, direction, shelving and library opening and closing procedures. Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at meetings or seminars and through regular examination of the literature in the field. Performs other related duties as assigned.
     Master's Degree of Library Science from an A.L.A accredited institution (or recognized equivalent) required, 0 year to < 2 years of work experience.
     How to Apply: For consideration, please apply at https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/.
     The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer, Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D) Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

 

 1.29.2020   PUBLIC 

Summer Reading Program Assistant - Wheeler Library, North Stonington
Position Description Summary: Under direct supervision of the Library Director, plans, develops, and manages the Summer Reading Program.
     Professional Objectives: Assists in children’s library program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Directs the summer reading program. Prepares crafts, games, experiments, and other literacy and pre-literacy activities; and researches appropriate educational activities to fit the summer reading program theme. Interacts with programmers and manages visits from performers. Assists with patron services to children and their families. Performs other related duties as assigned, typically including shelving items, maintaining bulletin boards and tabletop activities, etc.
     Skill Set Requirements and Minimum Education Requirements: Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential. Must be enrolled in, or graduated from, an accredited college degree program in any related area such as early childhood education, elementary education, or library science. Knowledge and/or interest in the educational, developmental, and interest levels of different populations served (preschool through fifth grade). Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, and other standard office equipment.
     Duration: Approximately May 4, 2020 – August 14, 2020. This position is not eligible for benefits. Schedule: TBD. Up to ten hours/week. Salary Information: Will depend on experience.
     Send a resume and cover letter to AmyKennedy@wheelerlibrary.org. No phone calls please.

 

 1.28.2020   PUBLIC 

Branch Manager - New Haven Free Public Library
Deadline: February 14, 2020. This is professional library work in the supervision of a major branch library. Branch Managers supervise all aspects of daily branch operations. Operations include the facility, collection, equipment, budget, staff, programs, and related services. The Manager is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of the community. This involves interaction with community representatives, neighborhood associations, professional and business organizations, schools and social agencies serving the community. As supervisor the Branch Manager serves as coach, mentor and mediator with staff. Work is performed with latitude for professional judgment under the general supervision of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results. Current vacancy in Mitchell Branch. MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY

 

 1.28.2020   ACADEMIC 

Library Associate - Gateway Community College
12-month, tenure track position. Full Time. Anticipated Starting Date: Spring 2020. Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, The Library Associate is accountable for providing and overseeing helpful, efficient and courteous service to the library’s patrons to support their use of the library’s resources through effective performance in one or more of these essential functional areas, as assigned: Circulation; Interlibrary Loan; Technical Services; Public Service; Training and Leading Staff. In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the Library Associate is required to carry out the essential duties of attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; service on assigned committees and task forces; attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. All of these may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree with a preference for Library Technical Science or a subject area related to library services in the academic field; The Library Associate is required to have: demonstrated ability to perform one or more functional areas of librarianship at a beginning professional level of competence; demonstrated ability to train and guide library support staff; demonstrated ability to interact favorably with library patrons; strong information technology literacy skills. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
     DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience using learning platforms such as Banner, Blackboard and library systems such as ExLibris ALMA and PRIMO. Ability to communicate and work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community, including the demonstrated ability to respond to and work with diverse and varied student populations.
     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two (2) or more years of academic library experience; Strong word-processing skills, including advanced knowledge in the most recent Office Suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to work under pressure in multitask situations; problem solving and decision-making skills; strong interpersonal skills including active listening; ability to train and supervise student workers; experience with computer hardware and software, knowledge of filing procedures; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, by phone and in person; and reading ability to interpret complex policy documents.
     STARTING SALARY: $47,390 approximate annual, plus excellent State supported fringe benefits. The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check and submit Official Transcripts.
     For more information about this position, including a full position description as well as a complete list of job duties, please click here.
     You must submit a cover letter and resume via the GCC Careers Portal at https://www.gatewayct.edu/HR/Jobs. Incomplete submissions will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable. Applications must be submitted before the close of business (5:00pm) on Monday, February 24, 2020. AA/EOE, M/F.

 

 1.28.2020   SPECIAL 

Maintainer: Route Delivery Driver - Connecticut State Library
The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL), has one available opening for a Maintainer - Route Delivery Driver for the statewide deliverIT CT service. This busy operation requires working on your feet for most of your shift. This is a permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours per week position, with flexible hours between 5am - 2pm, Monday through Friday. This position covers Statewide delivery routes that originate out of Van Block Facility in Hartford, CT.
     We are looking for someone who possesses and maintains a valid Connecticut driver’s license. Preferred Qualifications include: 2 years route delivery experience not including mail delivery or bus route experience. Experience lifting and moving items up to 45lbs for the duration of a 7.5 hour shift. Experience navigating statewide routes as a delivery driver using GPS. Customer service experience.
     For full job posting and to apply, visit this link. Close date: February 6, 2020. AA/EOE.

 1.24.2020   PUBLIC 

Head of Technical Services - Woodbridge Town Library
Due to a retirement, the Woodbridge Town Library is seeking a creative, energetic and detail-oriented professional librarian to head our Technical Services Department and serve as a key member of the Library’s management team. This position is responsible for overseeing all services provided by the Technical Services Department, including acquisitions, cataloging, processing and maintenance of all library materials. Personally performs all cataloging and classification duties and supervises staff of two part-time assistants. Prepares monthly reports for Director and works closely with business office to ensure that all book accounts balance. Position staffs the Reference Desk on rotating Saturdays and when otherwise needed.
     A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program plus 1 -2 years cataloging experience is required. Strong working knowledge of bibliographic maintenance standards including Dewey Decimal Classification, MARC, AACR2 and RDA is required. Public Library experience and supervisory experience are preferred. Knowledge of the Sierra Integrated Library System, including the acquisition module, and LION Consortium cataloging standards is a plus.
     This is a full time position with benefits at 35 hours per week. Salary range from $52,000 to $56,000, depending on experience. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to Eric Werthmann, Library Director, at ewerthmann@woodbridgect.org by February 17, 2020.

 

 1.24.2020   PUBLIC 

Librarian (Teen) - Wethersfield Library
The Wethersfield Library has an opening for the position of Librarian (Teen). Reports to: Public Services Manager. Status: Full-time (37.5 hours per week). Schedule: Flexible to include evenings and weekends. Salary Range Begins: $62,212.56.
     As the Teen Librarian you will draw on your expertise to work with a team of professional staff to provide outstanding service to the community of Wethersfield. We are looking for someone who is customer focused, collaborative, tech savvy, and helps ensure the delivery of quality results.
     Examples of duties include: Answer ready-reference and/or readers advisory requests; provide general research assistance; participate in collection development and maintenance; participate in the development, planning, promotion, and delivery of classes, programs, and services which fulfill the mission of the library; liaison and collaborate closely with relevant Town departments, local schools, and community groups; may also work on special projects; perform other duties as required or other tasks/assignments as necessary.
     This position requires: an ALA Accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science or Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent; two years of experience in general library work; excellent customer service skills; passion for and desire to work with a diverse public; knowledge of and demonstrated experience with library related technology; schedule must be flexible to include evenings and weekends; a valid driver’s license.
     Visit https://www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/job-openings/ for complete job description and list of qualifications.
     Please submit completed application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references, at least one from a direct supervisor, to: jobs@wethersfieldlibrary.org. Closing date: Friday February 14, 2020. No phone calls please. Successful candidate must pass a written exam and/or interview, physical, drug testing, and background check prior to employment. The Town of Wethersfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 

 1.24.2020   PUBLIC 

Part Time Technology and Information Services Assistant - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe
Reposted. The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is seeking a creative, forward thinking, lifelong learner to energize our busy adult and teen cultural space. The person in this position will be responsible for developing and running programs in our recently opened, newly equipped makerspace and for helping out on our reference desk. You are the ideal candidate if you have an enthusiasm for seeking out and developing innovative programs to enrich our patrons’ library experience. You are a wizard at teaching and passionate about connecting people with information and technology, both in a group environment and one-on-one. You have a record of finding new ways to use creative equipment. As a community liaison, you have a talent for building relationships one person at a time and for creating new networks. Your warm personality draws people in.
     Bachelor’s Degree and strong digital and technology skills required. Must be willing to take charge of discovering new creative equipment and learning how to use it. Experience in a library or other technology-related field a plus. Strong customer service skills plus exemplary oral and written communication skills a must.
     Flexible hours with some nights and weekends required. 10-19.5 hrs. per week. $18 per hr.
     Complete Town employment application including cover letter and resume at http://www.monroect.org/Human-Resources by February 3rd. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EO/AA.

 

 1.24.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Library Assistant - Town of Granby
The Town of Granby seeks candidates for the position of Part-Time Library Assistant. Seeking friendly and enthusiastic person who will provide excellent customer service to the public at our busy library. Must have basic computer and clerical skills, be reliable and self-motivated, and appreciate libraries. Interest and experience working with children preferred, previous library experience desirable. Includes daytime and weekend hours, with an average of about 7 to 10 hours per week (varies).
     Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at www.granby-ct.gov or from Town Manager’s Office, 15 North Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035 on Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
     Applications will be accepted until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020. The Town of Granby is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 1.24.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Library Assistant - Ivoryton Library
The Ivoryton Library is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and technologically savvy library assistant. Part time hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-12, Saturday 9-12noon. Occasional substitute hours may be available. Hourly rate: $13 beginning.
     Strong written and verbal communication skills along with proven experience with current technology and social media platforms are essential. Knowledge of various laptops, smart phones and tablets is preferable. Library work experience and knowledge of Sierra system is a plus. Familiarity with the Ivoryton Library and the LION Consortium is a plus.
     Responsibilities include assisting patrons at the circulation desk; answering patron questions about technology; occasional one-on-one instruction in relevant technological topics, including downloading digital content; providing reference and reader’s advisory service to the public; processing library materials and marketing the library through social media.
     Please submit resume to Elizabeth Alvord, Ivoryton Library, PO Box 515, Ivoryton, CT 06442.

 

 1.23.2020   SPECIAL 

Assistant Librarian/Archivist - Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

As Connecticut’s flagship art institution, the Wadsworth prides itself on being a place where contemporary culture meets great masterpieces; a forum of ideas and experiences built around the visual arts. As the oldest continually operating public art museum in the country, we are renowned for the breadth of our collection, vibrant exhibitions and engaging programming.
     Inspiring everyone to experience and appreciate excellence in art and culture requires a team effort and the talents of a diverse, highly motivated group of people. The quality of this institution emanates from the collective work and talent of our staff.
Reporting to the Head of Library and Archives, the Assistant Librarian/Archivist performs a wide-range of tasks associated with the physical and intellectual organization of the Auerbach Art Library and Museum Archives. The Assistant Librarian and Archivist provides reference and research assistance to the museum’s staff, docents, external patrons and community partners. The primary responsibilities include cataloging, organizing, processing and preserving library and historical resources, preparing guides and finding aides, reference services, and participation in all aspects of library and archival work. The regular work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in art history, history or studio art; and Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with coursework or concentration in archives management. Three (3) years’ experience in an art library, museum, or academic library, cataloging (both original and copy cataloging) and fielding reference questions. Plus, one (1) to two (2) years’ experience in archival management and special collections required.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of current archival description standards, including experience in creating finding aids, and knowledge of MARC21 cataloging formats. Proficiency with integrated library systems and database management systems. Ability to inventory and assess collections and deaccession resources when appropriate. Understanding of appropriate preservation practices for rare books and other special collections materials. Reading knowledge of art historical French and/or German desirable. Superior verbal and written skills; and dedication to providing excellent customer service. Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Ability to respond quickly to unexpected challenges and shifting priorities. Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
     HOW TO APPLY: We are a progressive, equal opportunity employer and all candidates are encouraged to apply. You can do so by sending a cover letter (noting the reason for your interest) plus your resume to: staffing.admin@wadsworthatheneum.org. Submissions will be evaluated as received and the position will remain open until filled. A complete position description can be found here.

 

 1.23.2020   ACADEMIC 

Student Success Librarian - Becker College, Worcester, MA
The Becker College Learning Commons is currently seeking a student-focused, forward-thinking candidate for the position of Student Success Librarian. Under the supervision of the Director of Library Operations, the Student Success Librarian will work with students, faculty and library staff to provide and maintain library support services at two college campuses. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, dynamic, skilled librarian capable of managing online, written and face-to-face library services in conjunction with teaching library principles that incorporate the vision and mission of the College. We are seeking a service-oriented candidate who is committed to empowering students of diverse experiences with engaging information literacy learning experiences. This position will work collaboratively with all other departments within the Learning Commons, i.e. Teaching, Learning & Technology, Collaborative Learning Center, Information Technology, the Becker community and outside vendors to ensure optimization of the Libraries’ resources.
     The Student Success Librarian provides leadership for faculty, staff and administration to ensure that instructional programs, resources and services promote the welfare and best interests of students in a manner consistent with the Learning Commons mission and core values of the college.
     Required Credentials, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science degree from an accredited program. Work experience teaching interactive database instruction at an academic library. Ability to identify and implement new technologies to improve library services; knowledge of and experience with instructional technology and video tutorials. Flexibility with and adaptability to offer support in the creation and assessment of Open Education Resources, and Electronic Materials. Interest in and ability to identify and leverage new technologies and their applications to education. This position will collaborate with colleagues in the library and across campus to instruct, engage and support our students’ success in the full range of library services and resources. Provide instruction via online tutorials, the learning management systems and online technologies. Serves as the library contact for the Graduate & Professional Studies students in their processes of their professional development. Working knowledge of OCLC World Share catalog is helpful. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a rapidly changing environment. Professionally represent the Learning Commons and the College in person and online.
     In addition, the successful candidate must be well organized; be able to interact on a professional level with diverse constituencies; possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written; and be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, exhibiting good judgment, and as part of the Learning Commons’ team.
     This is a full-time 12-month position, committed to customer service, diversity, emerging technologies, empathy and social responsibility. An employee of the Becker College Learning Commons will be able to adapt and embrace the College initiatives and apply them to their daily outlook.

     Apply online at https://www.becker.edu/about/work-at-becker/.

 

 1.22.2020   PUBLIC 

Children's Librarian - Terryville Public Library
The Terryville Public Library seeks a friendly, motivated and collaborative Children’s Librarian for our active Children’s Room. Responsibilities include: Planning, organizing and implementing innovative library services to children, selecting materials consistent with the library’s mission, working with school and local organizations to develop and expand services, soliciting applicable grants, promoting early literacy through goal-oriented programs, and encouraging each child’s development to his or her potential.
     Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred or the completion of degree within 5 years of hire, knowledge of children’s literature and bibliographic tools, understanding of library policies, goals and services, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, working knowledge of computer applications for library services, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. STEM programming experience will be an asset. Salary: $43,797 plus benefits, 35 hours per week (one evening and occasional Saturdays).
     Please send a letter of interest, resume with references, and completed Town of Plymouth application to: Library Director, Terryville Public Library, 238 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786. Town of Plymouth application is available at http://www.plymouthct.us/ or the library. Application deadline: Saturday, February 15, 2020, EOE.

 

 1.22.2020   PUBLIC 

Head of Children’s Services - Public Library of New London
Resposted. The Public Library of New London seeks a dynamic, friendly and forward-thinking Head of Children’s Services who can lead our growing children’s department. 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 ideal candidate will: Plan, implement and supervise programs. Select materials to develop a collection that offers relevant resources. Develop and maintain layout and appearance of the children’s space, ensuring a safe and inviting area. Promote library services by outreach and partnerships with schools, daycare centers and community groups that target children. Also important components of this position are marketing children’s services and programs, maintaining the children’s section of the website, keeping social media up to date and producing an electronic newsletter.
     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.
     This is a full time position with a benefit package. Salary: $22.00 – $28.00 depending upon experience.
     If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Madhu Gupta, Executive Director, Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320 or email to mgupta@plnl.org. Position open until filled.

 

 1.22.2020   PUBLIC 

Head / Children’s Librarian - Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon seeks a dynamic Head / Children’s Librarian, who, in addition to overseeing the circulation desk staff and the Library’s daily operations, will design and implement children’s programming and maintain and develop the children’s collection. The successful candidate will possess 3+ years public library experience; in-depth knowledge of an ILS, preferably Evergreen; some supervisory experience; a strong knowledge of children’s literature; the ability to foster community relationships; and be fluent with technology and social media. This is a great time for a motivated, customer-service oriented, team player to join our hard-working team. 30 hours per week. Compensation commensurate with experience.
     Apply with a resume, cover letter, and references to Gretchen Hachmeister, Executive Director, The Hotchkiss Library, 10 Upper Main Street, Sharon, CT 06069 or email to ghachmeister@hotchkisslibrary.org.

 

 1.21.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Library Assistant - Trumbull Library System

The Trumbull Library System is looking for a part-time library assistant for the main library at 33 Quality Street. The 19 hour position pays $13/hr.
     All Part-Time Assistants' General Responsibilities and Tasks: performs all circulation desk duties using computerized system; answers phones, responds to inquiries and routes calls as necessary; assists users locating materials through OPAC or ILL; deletes items from Library Catalog; prepares materials for circulation including labeling, covering, etc.; shelves materials; performs basic reference work and/or refers requests to librarian in charge when appropriate. Additional responsibilities and tasks for Assistants assigned to Youth Department or Technical Services.
     Minimum requirements include a High School Diploma or a GED with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred, as well as one year of work or volunteer experience in libraries, education or a customer service related field.
     For the complete job description and instructions on how to apply, please go to this link.

 

 1.21.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Library Clerk - Prospect Library
Prospect Library is seeking a part-time library clerk to work at its circulation desk for 15 hours per week. Job will require daytime hours (Monday/Friday afternoons till 5pm) and one evening a week (Tuesdays 3pm to 8pm). Also requires working every third Saturday from September thru June (5.5 hrs per Saturday). Position salary is $13.00 per hour with no benefits. More hours may be available to fill in when other staff take time off.
     The successful candidate should be able to meet the public courteously and perform a wide variety of library tasks. In Conjunction with circulation duties, clerk will work closely with the Library Director and Assistant Director/Children’s librarian to assist with the preparation of library programming for all ages; successful candidate may be required to create in-house flyers, registration forms, displays and crafts as needed. Previous knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is required. Comfort working with social media is a plus. Experience in using Auto-Graphics Verso circulation system and prior work experience in libraries is preferred.
     Interested applicants should send letter of interest, resume and references to: Director, Prospect Public Library, 17 Center St., Prospect, CT 06712 or email them to: libraryprospect@yahoo.com or fax to: 203-758-0080. Applications will be accepted till the position has been filled.

 

 1.20.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Children’s Services Assistant - Brainerd Memorial Library, Haddam
The Brainerd Library is a vibrant and historic community hub in the Connecticut River Valley town of Haddam, CT. We are seeking an enthusiastic and collaborative assistant for our increasingly active Children's Room, with emphasis on programming, music and arts.
     Under the direct supervision of the Head of Youth Services, the ideal candidate will: •Assist in the planning, preparation and presentation of children’s programs, with an aptitude for musical story time, large special events (holidays, summer, themes, etc.), arts and crafts, and the development of associated loaned materials. Creativity, originality and a sense of fun are encouraged! Dynamic public service skills and adaptability to a flexible work flow will be assets. The ability to communicate comfortably with parents and caregivers is essential. •Serve patrons with basic questions on books and media, library computers, and digital resources. Check out and register patrons at the children’s desk and occasionally at the circulation desk. •Shelve, process, and maintain library collections. •Coordinate with volunteers under the direction of the Head of Youth Services. •Perform other duties as assigned.
     This position offers 16 hours per week at $13.50 per hour. Benefits include 6 paid sick days, 10 paid vacation days, two personal days, and SIMPLE IRA enrollment with 2% annual award.
     Schedule: Tuesdays: 10 AM – 2 PM, Thursdays: 10 AM to 2 PM, Fridays: 10 AM to 6 PM, and up to two Saturdays per month from 10 AM to 3 PM.
     Please send a resume and cover letter to applications@brainerdlibrary.org or via mail to: Brainerd Memorial Library, 920 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT 06438 attn.: Tom Piezzo, Director. Application deadline: 5 PM on Friday, February 7th, 2020. Interviews: week of February 16th. Anticipated start: week of March 8th, 2020.
     The Brainerd Memorial Library affirms that qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Applicants may be subject to a background check.

 

 1.20.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Library Assistant II/Technical Services - South Windsor Public Library
South Windsor Public Library seeks a curious, service-minded paraprofessional for our Technical Services department to perform work related to library acquisitions, cataloging, processing, and collection maintenance. A nineteen-hour weekly schedule will also include one evening weekly and rotating Saturdays in our circulation areas, both to assist with appropriate library staffing and to provide regular opportunities to see how technical services contribute to excellent library service. The successful candidate must have a high school diploma; Library Technical Assistant degree or other related education and previous library experience are highly desirable. $19.23 hourly rate. Deadline: February 14, 2020.
     *This position was previously advertised in 2019. To reactivate previous application, obtain a new application, or request more information, please call Director Mary Etter, South Windsor Public Library (860) 644-1541.

 

 1.20.2020   PUBLIC 

Full-Time Library Technical Assistant - Simsbury Public Library
The Simsbury Public Library is accepting applications from library-loving and customer-service-driven candidates for a full-time Library Technical Assistant position. We're looking for a detail-oriented, tech-proficient individual to order, copy-catalog, and process a variety of library materials. The selected candidate will be organized and interested in working closely with library staff across departments to update technical services workflows, maintain expenditure records, and provide frontline patron services.
     This position is full time (35 hours/week) at $23.41 - $27.96 hourly. A complete job description and the required online application may be found at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

 

 1.20.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Library Services Assistant, Adult Department - Simsbury Public Library

The Simsbury Public Library is accepting applications from library-loving and customer-service-driven candidates for a part-time Library Services Assistant position. We're looking for a personable individual committed to delivering exceptional patron service at our dynamic adult circulation desk. The selected candidate will join a team passionate about working directly with the public, creating engaging displays, and participating in the Library's programming and promotions activities.
     This position is part time, 9-16 hours/week including weekdays, evenings and weekends (both Saturday & Sunday) at $21.43 - $25.64 hourly. A complete job description and the required online application may be found at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

 

 1.20.2020   PUBLIC 

Weekend/Substitute Library Assistant - Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook
The Weekend/Substitute Library Assistant is a part-time position responsible for all library circulation desk functions, and selected reference desk functions. This includes: checking books out; processing reserve requests; shelving returned items; registering library borrowers; collecting fees and fines; assisting patrons with basic computer problems; answering ready reference questions; and other duties as assigned.
     7-11 hours per week; days, evenings, or weekend hours. Saturdays a must. This position is considered part of our substitute pool, and availability/flexibility to work additional hours (up to 19) to provide coverage for vacations and sickness is essential. $14.04/hour.
     High School Diploma, college experience desired. Computer skills required. Library and/or customer service experience helpful.
     If interested, please complete the Town of Old Saybrook’s employment application and submit with your resume and cover letter to: Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, ATTN: Amanda Brouwer, Library Director or email a response to abrouwer@actonlibrary.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Deadline: January 31st, 2020.

 

 1.16.2020   PUBLIC 

Library Aide - Sprague Public Library
The Sprague Public Library seeks a dynamic, professional, customer service oriented, part-time library aide. The successful candidate will oversee daily circulation, book processing, shelving, and inventory duties. Other duties include assisting in the planning/implementation of library programs and active promotion of available library services. Strong written and verbal communication skills along with proven experience with current technology and social media platforms are essential. College degree as well as previous library experience preferred. Weekly hours: 20 hours/$11 per hour. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: First Selectman’s Office, 1 Main Street, Baltic, CT 06330. Closing date: open until filled.

 

 1.16.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Office Assistant, Local History Room - West Hartford Public Library
The West Hartford Public Library has an opening for a part-time Office Assistant in the Local History room. This individual will work approximately 8-10 hours per week (including every Tuesday evening and one Saturday morning a month) assisting patrons in locating and using Local History materials, as well as other projects as assigned. The successful candidate will be detailed oriented, have good customer service skills, and excellent computer skills. Knowledge of the West Hartford Community is preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Access is a plus. Salary: $19.32/hour.
     To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to West Hartford Public Library, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107, Attention: Agatha Monahan. Applications will be reviewed as received. The Town of West Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA

 

 1.16.2020   PUBLIC 

Adult Programming and Community Services Librarian - Wallingford Public Library
The Wallingford Public Library seeks a dynamic Adult Programming and Community Services Librarian to join its Management Team. The Adult Programming and Community Services Librarian is responsible for planning and implementing a wide range of public programs and services for adults, cultivating communication and collaboration with community groups and partners, and delivering reference, reader’s advisory, and technology assistance to library patrons. The full description and details about how to apply are here: https://www.wallingford.lioninc.org/about/employment/. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis with priority given to those who apply before January 29, 2020.

 

 1.16.2020   PUBLIC 

Librarian III, Adult/Reference Services - North Haven Memorial Library
The North Haven Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, adaptable, and forward-thinking librarian who desires to work with a team of like-minded individuals. Needs to be self-motivated, eager to provide an exceptional customer experience, and possess an excitement for libraries and the services they provide to their community.
     Job Description: Up-to-date on current trends and practices in the field of librarianship. Thorough knowledge of library technology, general public reading interests, and reference services. Ability to discuss books effectively. Business resource familiarity a plus. Coordinates collection development and management. Assesses, recommends, and maintains databases and electronic resources. Analyzes and addresses patrons’ needs tactfully and courteously. Educates patrons on library utilization. Plans, implements, and oversees programs in conjunction with other staff members. Creates promotional materials and library displays. Manages publicity, including social media, to promote library services and events. Must be technologically proficient. Ability to teach basic computer instruction. Performs community outreach with area agencies and businesses. Coordinates volunteers and supervises library pages. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services, policies, and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and peers. Prepares statistical reports. Participates in professional activities and professional development. Effective written and oral communication skills. Manages or assists with special projects.
     Requirements: M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA accredited college or university plus 3-5 years public library experience. The successful candidate is expected to work two evenings a week 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: $65,848
     Send completed employment application and resume to: Town of North Haven Finance Office, Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church Street, North Haven, CT 06473. View the North Haven Employment Application Process.

 

 1.15.2020   PUBLIC 

Reference Librarian - City of Norwalk
City of Norwalk invites applications for the position of Reference Librarian. Salary: $37.38 - $45.42 Hourly, $73,174.00 - $88,911.00 Annually. Full-Time. Position Definition: Performs professional library duties in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials; performs community outreach; and recommends selection of materials for purchase by the Library.

     Example of Duties: Receives oral or written instructions from Division Supervisor. Plans work according to library schedule or established routine. Establishes priorities in performance of assigned work tasks. Instructs library patrons in the use of the Library and in search strategies. Assists in near-term and long-range planning of library services. Develops reading, reference and research materials through recommendation of purchase of books, materials and equipment. Prepares reading lists for special interest groups. Plans and organizes special programs involving the use of library resources. Prepares materials to promote library services. Provides supervision and training to Library Assistants, Clerks and part-time employees. Recommends removal of outdated or worn materials. Prepares statistical and narrative reports of some complexity for Supervisor. Reports work accomplished to Supervisor. Examines professional publications and other sources for selection of books, periodicals and other materials. Performs duties in all Library divisions as needed. Assumes responsibility of a library division in the temporary absence of a division chief. Performs on-line reference services. Operates computer terminal in locating materials. Speaks to community groups about library services. Participates in professional library organizations.
     Supervised By: Receives general supervision from Division Supervisor.
     Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not all-inclusive of every task and responsibility.
     Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply principles of Library Science to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to prepare concise and clear oral or written reports. Ability to acquire skill to operate data and word processing equipment. Ability to supervise. Ability to work effectively with library staff and library patrons.
     Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science, and some practical experience, including an internship desirable.

     Applications may be obtained and filed online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/norwalk/default.cfm. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Closing date: February 14, 2020, 11:59PM.

 

 1.15.2020   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 $54,363-$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, February 10, 2020 to 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084, attention Mike Wilkinson. EOE/AA

 

 1.15.2020   PUBLIC 

Library Assistant (part-time) - Hall Memorial Library, Ellington
The Hall Memorial Library in Ellington seeks an energetic, creative, tech-savvy and enthusiastic team-player as a part-time Library Assistant to perform a wide variety of library tasks, including circulation desk duties, reader’s advisory, assistance with young adult and children’s programming, graphic design. Varying schedule includes days, evenings and weekends; average 8-15 hours per week; $15.00/hr. Flexibility is a must. The successful candidate should be able to work courteously with the public and handle the challenges of a busy public library serving a diverse community. Qualifications: high school diploma and computer literacy required; library work experience and knowledge of Evergreen system preferred. Apply online or print a job application on the Town of Ellington website at www.ellington-ct.gov. Include a meaningful cover letter and resume. Two positions available. Closing date January 27 or until filled.

 

 1.15.2020   PUBLIC 

Library Assistant - Canterbury Public Library
$12.04/hour. 22.5 hours a week. No benefits. Includes evenings and some Saturdays. The Canterbury Public Library is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, technologically savvy Library Assistant I to join our team. Work experience must include marketing and customer service. Previous library experience preferred. Knowledge of computers and technology is essential. Daily tasks include circulation, processing library materials, marketing, and creating displays. To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to canterburypubliclibrary@gmail.com.

 

 1.14.2020   PUBLIC 

Head of Youth Services - Otis Library, Norwich
Otis Library in Norwich, Connecticut, a National Medal Award-winning library, is seeking a full-time Head of Youth Services who shares the Library’s vision of being a vital part of children’s and young adults’ lives and providing them with enriching programs and resources. The successful candidate will enjoy working with children and young adults, possess a strong knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, be fluent with technology and social media, and have a talent for building relationships within the community. Responsibilities include supervising staff, overseeing youth programming and collection development, developing and continuing outreach programs, soliciting grants, and scheduling staff and teen volunteers.
     This is a full-time (36 hours/week) position with a benefits package. An MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited school is required; supervisory experience in a public library is required; experience with Sierra preferred.
     Please send cover letter, resume and current letters of reference to Cathleen Special, Assistant Director, at Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360; or email to cspecial@otislibrarynorwich.org. The posting will remain active until the position is filled.

 

 1.14.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Library Assistant - Otis Library, Norwich

Otis Library in Norwich, Connecticut is seeking a part-time Library Assistant to work Saturdays, 10am-3pm, at our service desks. Otis Library is closed on Saturdays in July and August, and the successful applicant will have the option of working a weekday instead during those months. Occasional substitute hours may be available.
     The selected candidate will enjoy working with the public and will possess excellent customer service, research and computer skills. Library experience and knowledge of Sierra preferred.
     Please send cover letter and resume to Cathleen Special, Assistant Director, at Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360; email to cspecial@otislibrarynorwich.org; or stop by for an application. The posting will remain active until the position is filled.

 

 1.14.2020   PUBLIC 

Adult Services/Technology Librarian - Thomaston Public Library
Seeking a friendly, knowledgeable and tech-savvy professional to join our adult services/reference team. The ideal candidate will possess excellent computer literacy, communication and customer service skills. Flexibility, creativity, a commitment for helping others and a sense of humor are a must.
     Duties: planning programming and instruction in current and emerging technologies and social media; leading group and one-on-one instructions in relevant technological topics; providing reference and reader’s advisory service to the public; marketing the library through social media and outreach activities.
     Qualifications: Applicant must be highly proficient in computers and have extensive knowledge of the latest technological and social media trends, plus a demonstrated familiarity with library information services. BA/BS or MLS Candidates working towards an MLS encouraged to apply.
     Hours: 35 hours per week including week day, week night and weekend hours. All benefits and vacation. Hourly starting rate $22.00-$25.00/hr depending on education.
     Send resume and application by February 15th to: dradosevich@biblio.org. M/F, EOE.

 

 1.13.2020   PUBLIC 

Library Director - Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough
The Executive Board of the Richmond Memorial Library (RML) Association seeks a full-time Library Director with energy and vision to begin in Spring of 2020.
     Marlborough (population 6,400) is a suburban town located in Hartford County, with an elementary school and a regional middle/high school system. RML was founded in 1924 and has been a treasured community resource for ninety-five years. Our mission is to provide access to information from a wide range of sources in a variety of formats. Our commitment is to serve the Marlborough community’s evolving personal, educational, and cultural needs.
     RML is a part of the Library Connection Incorporated (LCI), a consortium of 30 libraries using Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra software for all library functions. The library is currently ranked as number two in highest circulation-per-capita among libraries in the Capital region.
     The Director is the sole full-time employee, with 10 part-time employees. The Director is the Chief Administrative Officer for the library and is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the library. The Director reports to the Executive Board of the RML Association. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, with occasional evening hours.
     Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate will have an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited school and at least five years of full-time library experience. He or she will be proficient in staff management, supervision and administration, familiar with emerging technologies, passionate about community involvement, and creative in his/her approach to library work. He or she should have experience with automated library systems in a consortium setting. Experience with grant writing and familiarity with building projects is preferred.
     Compensation and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and expected to be within the range of $78,000 to $88,000. This position also offers health insurance, accruable paid sick time, paid vacation and holidays. After a year of employment, a qualified retirement plan is an option.
     Please submit cover letter and resume by February 14, 2020 to Lisa Seethaler, Board President, via e-mail at lcseethaler@comcast.net.

 

 1.13.2020   PUBLIC 

Adult Services Librarian I - New Britain Public Library

Full time position (37.5 hrs/wk; $50,896.71 annual salary). The New Britain Public Library is looking for an outgoing, community oriented, customer service driven individual with public library experience and a passion for adult services to join our Reference team. A Masters in Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited library science program is required, along with a familiarity with adult services, strong readers’ advisory skills, computer and technology skills, social media, STEAM programming , makerspaces and community outreach experience. The ideal candidate has experience with technology instruction, web design, has excellent communication skills (both oral and written), partakes in professional development opportunities, understands the importance of community outreach, and sees the library as a community hub and gathering place for everyone. Spanish, Polish, or Arabic language proficiency is desirable. Apply in writing to the Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or by email to prutkowski@nbpl.info.

 

 1.13.2020   PUBLIC 

Librarian V - New Haven Free Public Library
Salary: (Range 12) Minimum: $79,159 annualized. 37.50 hours per week. This is responsible professional and administrative work directing the activities of a major division of the library system and assisting the City Librarian in the formation of policy, rules, and procedures. The current vacant assignment entails managing the core operations of the Library with the senior management team and overseeing strategic initiatives. Represents the NHFPL as a vibrant urban public library both locally and nationally. General objectives are received in conference with the City Librarian, but employee performs professional and administrative functions with wide latitude in the exercise of administrative and professional judgement.
     Minimum Requirements: A Master’s Degree in Library Science; and 5 to 10 years of experience in professional library work, including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity; and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of library organization and management. Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of library services. Considerable knowledge of library personnel administration. Considerable knowledge of library and city fiscal and budgetary procedures. Ability to supervise, direct and instruct library personnel in administrative and procedural aspects of the library system. Ability to speak effectively in public.
     To Apply: 1) Go to https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/. 2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. Deadline: February 7, 2020. View the full job posting and description.

 

 1.13.2020   PUBLIC 

Librarian II - New Haven Free Public Library
Salary: (Range 12) Minimum: $51,648 annualized. 37.50 hours per week. 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. Duties are performed within the framework of established library policy under the general supervision and review of a higher level librarian. This position serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish- speaking community.

     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.

     To Apply: 1) Go to https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/. 2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. 3) Submit cover letter and resume with online application. Deadline: February 7, 2020. View the full job posting and description.

 

 1.13.2020   PUBLIC 

Librarian, Part Time (Teen Center) - New Haven Free Public Library

Salary: Up to $19.14 per hour. Part-time (up to 19 hours per week), varied schedule to include evenings and Saturdays. This is part-time (up to 19 hours) professional work at the entry level, involving the use of all library techniques and materials in positions such as reference, branch, children’s, technical services, etc. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level librarian, and is reviewed through frequent conferences and observation of performance. Schedule will include evenings and rotating Saturdays, at the Main Library or at a Branch. The current vacancy supports the Ives Teen Center programming, and serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community.

     Minimum Requirements: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association, or its foreign equivalent and other knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science, procedures and techniques; Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research, and of software programs designed for libraries. Must be computer literate through formal training in the searching of on-line bibliographic databases.

     To Apply: 1) Go to https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/. 2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. Deadline: February 7, 2020. View the full job posting and description.

 

 1.9.2020   ACADEMIC 

Library Associate / Circulation Supervisor – Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury
The award winning Max R. Traurig Library at Naugatuck Valley Community College is seeking a customer service focused Library Associate / Circulation Supervisor. Under the supervision of the Director of Library Services, the Library Associate assists and participates in the Learning Resources Center’s activities by providing and overseeing helpful, efficient and courteous service to the library’s patrons to support their use of the library’s resources through effective performance in circulation; interlibrary loan; technical services; general public service and training and leading staff including supervision of staff and / or work study students.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree, with preference for Library Technical Science or a subject area related to library services in the academic field.
     Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. They must also provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
     MINIMUM SALARY: $47,390 approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.
     To apply, visit this link. Applications will be accepted until February 6th, 2020.

 

 1.6.2020   PUBLIC 

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship - Darien Library
An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new Children's Librarian.
     Harold W. McGraw, Jr. was an active supporter of Darien Library, with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child's library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family generously funded the formation of a Children's Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year, full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who possesses exemplary scholarship, a passion for working with children and for the development of literacy, significant leadership promise, strong personal qualities, and a penchant for technology.
     Selection Process: The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accredited Library School in the United States or Canada who will have received his or her diploma between September 1, 2019 and September 1, 2020.
     Applications will be due March 4, 2020. After initial screening, interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place, and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with the Fellowship Committee prior to appointment.
     Term: The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library for two years, commencing approximately July 1, 2020, with a final employment date of June 30, 2022.
     Compensation: The Fellow will be paid $60,000 with full benefits, paid membership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate.
     Position Parameters: The Fellow will work as a member of the Youth Services team, providing reference and readers’ advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be given specific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will be determined by the candidate's skills and interests. The Fellowship will provide experience, growth, and challenges in the following areas: children's materials collection development; program development, implementation, and evaluation; outreach to defined areas of the community; continuing education and professional development; and access to the latest technology.
     This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on significant projects and gain experience in close coordination with a strong staff.
     More information about the Fellowship and application process is available at darienlibrary.org/mcgrawfellowship.

 

 1.3.2020   PUBLIC 

Executive Director - Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, Washington
The Board of Trustees of the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum (GMLM) in Washington, Connecticut is now conducting a search for a full-time Executive Director to oversee and supervise all operations of the Gunn Memorial Library and its affiliated Gunn Historical Museum. The incumbent, Jean Chapin, will retire after 38 years of service to GMLM including 23 years as Executive Director. The successful candidate will be expected to assume this position in July 2020.
     About the Organization: GMLM is a not-for-profit corporation (formally named Gunn Memorial Library, Inc.). It has earned an exceptional reputation locally and regionally as a library, as a community cultural center featuring lectures, recitals, films and adult classes, and as a museum of local history. The Executive Director position provides an excellent opportunity to lead a major community organization in a congenial, small town setting in beautiful Litchfield County.
     The Gunn Memorial Library is housed on the town green in a historic 1908 building which was expanded and modernized in 1994 to include full-scale adult and junior libraries. These up-to-date facilities were supplemented in 2019 with the opening of a lecture room/community hall in previously unused space. The Library consistently excels in circulation and other usage metrics for libraries serving towns of its size. The Gunn Historical Museum, located in an adjacent historic home, has a full-time Curator and a part-time administrator. It has repeatedly won state and national awards for its imaginatively designed exhibits. In 2018 the Museum completed major mechanical upgrades and in August 2019 opened a critically acclaimed permanent exhibit on town history funded through a significant grant from the State of Connecticut. More information about the Library and Museum can be found at the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum website.
     Position Summary and Description: The Executive Director is the organization’s chief operating officer and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to achieve its mission. Working closely with the Board of Trustees and the Museum Curator, the Executive Director develops library and museum policies; oversees library and museum services to ensure compliance with GMLM policies and goals and applicable legal requirements; develops and manages the budget; manages public relations; supervises staff and volunteers; oversees the physical plant; and stays informed of developments in library and museum management. In addition, the Executive Director serves as a member ex officio of the Board and its committees to ensure a consistent flow of communication with the Board. Job duties are stated in more detail in the Position Description available at the Search Committee website listed below.
     Salary and Benefits: GMLM offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience, and fully complies with salary guidelines of the Connecticut Library Association.
     Candidate Requirements: Candidates must have an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program, in addition to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in library administration and staff supervision, including three (3) years in the supervision of a major department of a public library or as director of a public library. A combination of education and experience which otherwise demonstrates the ability to meet the requirements of the position may be considered.
     The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and the ability to prepare and publicly present reports in a clear and concise manner. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to think critically and draw conclusions or approaches to problems and implement solutions. Candidates must also have the ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with patrons, donors, staff, town and state officials, businesses, and the general public.
     About the Town of Washington: Washington, Connecticut is a residential, rural community of approximately 4,000 full-time residents located in picturesque southern Litchfield County. The town is a favored location for second homes of New York City residents from business, professions, and the arts who join with full-time residents to enthusiastically support GMLM. The town features both charming villages and pristine nature preserves, and also has a vibrant cultural scene including an art association, two world-renowned dance companies, a public affairs forum series, and several private schools. The town is convenient to New York City, Boston, and all seashore and mountain activities that New England offers. A full range of commercial establishments can be found in Washington and the nearby towns of New Milford, Litchfield and Southbury. To learn more about Washington, visit the Town of Washington CT and Explore Washington CT websites.
     Application: Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, past three years salary history, and resume to Alan Sandals, Search Committee Chair, by email to asandals@sandalslaw.com, or by mail to Alan Sandals, P.O. Box 385, Washington, CT 06794. No telephone inquiries please. Applications submitted by February 29, 2020 will be considered. The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum is an EOE-AAE-M/F/D/V employer.
     Search Committee Website: More information is available at the Search Committee website, GunnLibrarySearch.org.

 

 12.31.2019   PUBLIC 

Children’s Librarian, Part Time - Greenwich Library, Cos Cob Branch
Pt 15 hrs./wk. Planning and conducting programs for pre-school and school aged children. Responsible for providing quality patron service to children, their caregivers and other adults working with children. Plan and implement a variety of weekly programs for pre-school and school aged children. Assist in collection development/maintenance. Promote reading through displays, booklists, book talks, and programs. Provide reference and reader's advisory services to all users. Instruct patrons in use of library material, print and electronic resources. Performs other related duties as assigned.
     This position is located at the Cos Cob Branch of the Greenwich Library, at 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807.
     Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university (preferred) or Master's Degree in Library Science in progress, with a focus on children's librarianship; One year of experience in library services for children or other closely related field; Strong background in children's literature and knowledge of early childhood development; Flexible schedule with ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
     Special Necessary Requirement: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, or must possess the degree within seven months of appointment to the position.
     REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent interpersonal skills and love working with children of all ages. Excellent reader's advisory skills experience and research skills in children's literature for pre-school and elementary school children. Demonstrated programming skills and experience. Proficient technology and computer skills to assist patrons. Familiarity with Integrated Library System (ILS) operations, word processing, email, internet searching. Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including, carrying books, light to moderate equipment, moving other equipment.
     Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, www.greenwichct.org. Apply online via this link.

     The Town complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and providing reasonable accommodations for person with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact HR Analyst at 203-618-3069 or Jessica.arnemann@greenwichct.org as soon as possible in advance of the event.

 

 12.30.2019   PUBLIC 

Library Director - Town of Suffield

Reposted. The Town of Suffield is a quintessential New England town with a longstanding pledge to preserving its historic architecture and agricultural roots. The many people who serve Suffield through town government - as employees and volunteers alike - remain committed to developing and fostering a strong sense of community among its residents.
      The Town of Suffield is seeking a dynamic Library Director for our Kent Memorial Library. The position performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in the general oversight of Town of Suffield library employees, resources, budget and facilities. Responsible for the management of the public library collection and the provision of library services to patrons and community organizations. Serves the residents of Suffield in a positive, customer-oriented atmosphere that helps promote a welcoming, professional image for Town government.
      Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Plans, supervises and evaluates the operation and activities of Town of Suffield library under policies and goals established by the Kent Memorial Library Commission, First Selectman and Board of Selectmen. 2. Develops, administers and evaluates library programs such as circulation, reference, reader’s advisory services, children’s services, community services, public information and all other programs supporting modern library practices. 3. Directs the development and maintenance of a public library collection of varied media; evaluates collection for balance and comprehensiveness; schedules withdrawals and inventory of materials. 4. Assures quality patron service, staffing, library programs and services, community relations, optimum access to the library collection, and updating of the collection. 5. Ensures compliance with internal controls for collection of all library fees. 6. Directs, advocates for and oversees the use of technology best practices for modern library operations. 7. Supervises, trains and monitors the performance of library employees and volunteers. 8. In collaboration with the Town’s Human Resources Department, hires and administers personnel rules and regulations in accordance with collective bargaining agreement. 9. In collaboration with the Town’s Public Works Department manages the cleanliness and maintenance of the library facilities and grounds. 10. Identifies and pursues funding and other resources in compliance with the Town’s grant approval policies; prepares and recommends grant proposals; ensures compliance with grant requirements; assists in the preparation, review and administration of vendor contracts and agreements. 11. Develops policies and procedures as necessary to ensure efficient management of library operations and implements directives from the Kent Memorial Library Commission and First Selectman. 12. Communicates effectively with library employees, community stakeholders, Kent Memorial Library Commission, supporting nonprofits and Town officials. 13. Attends Kent Memorial Library Commission meetings and provides monthly updates on activities, budget (including status of any grant), and operations. 14. Acts as liaison on fundraising campaigns with nonprofit organizations supporting Kent Memorial Library. 15. Researches, analyzes and reports on community needs with respect to library resources and facilities. 16. Collaborates with town agencies to enhance the library’s ongoing commitment to cultural competency and diversity programming. 17. Prepares and presents a proposed annual Library budget; directs the implementation of and monitors adherence with the adopted budget; directs and performs financial and managerial analyses of operations and presents findings to applicable boards and commissions. 18. Confers and coordinates with State agencies, other public libraries, corporations, community and civic groups on the use of library facilities and the development of library programs; assists in facilitating interlibrary programming. 19. Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records, and documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of library activities and resources. 20. Represents Town at various meetings; serves as liaison to various government and community organizations. 21. Attends seminars and conferences to remain current on developments in modern library practices. 22. Maintains positive working relationships with local government officials, school officials, community and the public regarding program offerings and coordination of services; promptly and cordially, responds to inquiries and complaints pertaining to services and facilities.
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of principles and practices of public library functions. 2. Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of leadership management, public administration, grants and foundations. 3. Skill in financial management and administering budgets. 4. Skill in the use of computers, including Microsoft suites, library related software and technology infrastructure necessary to operate a modern library. 5. Ability to work independently, be flexible and adapt to a fast-paced work environment. 6. Ability to work cooperatively with patrons of all ages, volunteers, community partners, colleagues, supervisors and boards. 7. Ability to plan, direct and evaluate work of library programs. 8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local government officials, school officials, community and civic groups, corporations and the public. 9. Ability to compose clear and correct written correspondence and reports; ability to effectively present information verbally and respond to questions from employees, government officials, community and civic groups, patrons and the general public. 10. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
      Minimum Qualifications: Education & Experience: 1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. 2. Five (5) years of increasing responsible experience in library administration, including a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience. 3. Suitable experience may be substituted for education attainment if deemed appropriate by the Library Commission and First Selectman.
      Hours: This is a full time forty (40) hours per week position. This position occasionally requires long hours beyond those scheduled hours, including monthly evening commission meetings, evening work and weekend work as job duties demand.
      Compensation and Benefits: $63,400 - $73,400 annual salary commensurate with experience, benefits package to include: 13 Paid Holidays per Year • Paid Sick and Vacation Days • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance • Defined Contribution Plan with Town Match • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance.
      How to Apply: Applications can be found on the town web page at www.suffieldct.gov under town departments/Human Resources. Mail or email application and resume to: Town of Suffield, Attention Karin Ziemba, Human Resources Director, 83 Mountain Road Suffield, CT 06078, kziemba@suffieldct.gov
      EEO Statement: It is the policy of the Town of Suffield to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Town of Suffield will provide reasonable accommodations that do not present an undue hardship for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 


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