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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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Library Director - Clark Memorial Library, Bethany
Founded in 1937, Clark Memorial Library is the public library serving Bethany, Connecticut. Governed by the Bethany Library Association and a Board of Trustees, the mission of Clark is to engage patrons through their love of learning and reading by connecting them with a variety of resources thereby creating a community of vibrant and engaged thinkers. The Library Director is charged with achieving this mission through the ongoing development and support of a library responsive to our community’s needs for information, education, and recreation. Through collaboration with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops programs and policies, monitors patron services, oversees finance and operations including the physical facility and human resources encompassing hiring, training and supervision of staff while serving as the public face of the library.
     Support the assessment and development of Library Programs and Services through: Planning, organizing and regularly evaluating services in support of the mission to reflect the needs of the Bethany community. Selecting and maintaining of library materials including books, media, software and other materials to ensure Clark’s offerings meet the community’s needs. Supervising the purchase, utilization, and maintenance of technology to delivery, monitor, and enhance library services. Compiling and recording statistics and generating reports for the monthly Board of Trustee meetings, the Bethany Library Association annual report and the State of Connecticut.
     To ensure efficient and responsible financial management of the budget, the Library Director: Develops and implements fundraising programs, events, and campaigns in conjunction with the Development Committee. Researches grant opportunities and submits completed grant proposals to state agencies, foundations and other organizations. Prepares the annual budget for Board of Trustees’ review and approval in a timely manner. Presents budget requests to the Board of Selectmen. Administers and monitors expenditure of library funds within budget. Insures implementation of fundraising activities within the daily operations of the library.
     As the immediate Supervisor of Library Personnel, the Library Director: Recruits, trains, supervises and terminates staff and volunteers. Assigns duties and responsibilities and administers payroll. Promotes staff development by finding appropriate workshops and conferences. With the assistance of the Governance Committee, develops and maintains job descriptions and employment policies.
     To develop consistent and fair Library policies, the Library Director: Assists the Board of Trustees in developing long-range plans to support and promote Clark’s mission and short-term plans specific issues facing the Library. Recommends policies to the Board of Trustees and implement approved policies in accordance with appropriate procedures.
     To insure the Library maintains a close connection with the Bethany community, the Library Director: Manages external communications such as brochures, newsletters, flyers and newspaper articles. Pursues public relations opportunities to engender good will towards and promotion of the Library. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with Bethany Town Government, Bethany’s primary and secondary schools, the Bethany Historical Society and other community organizations.
     To oversee all aspects of the physical plant, grounds, and equipment the Library Director: Schedules and supervises contract services and maintenance personnel and takes appropriate action in emergencies. Purchases equipment and furnishing as needed. Leads and directs major projects including construction and renovations.
     As an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees, the Library Director: Informs the Board of Trustees of all relevant library business. Participates in the monthly Board of Trustees meetings and provides detailed reports of library operations at each meeting. Provides professional expertise and guidance to the Board of Trustees pertaining to local, state and federal legislation as well as trends in library technology, funding, and management. Attends Board of Trustees’ committee meeting to provide advice and counsel.
     To maintain ongoing Professional Development, the Library Director: Is current on trends in library management and technology, new programming ideas and legal issues facing libraries. Attends meetings, workshops, and conferences. Maintains membership and participates actively in professional library associations, local and national.
     EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science. Five years of progressive library administration experience including three years in a supervisory capacity or a combination of experience and education which demonstrates success in this role. Demonstrated success in the application, receipt and administration of grants.
     COMPENSATION: Competitive salary and benefits. Holidays and Paid Time Off. Flexible Schedule.
     TO APPLY: Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:



Executive Assistant - Russell Library, Middletown

The Russell Library (Middletown, CT) is seeking an executive assistant to support the Library Director and executive managers. If you are passionate about public libraries, have exceptional organizational skills, and are an experienced administrative professional, we want to talk to you.
     Middletown is a vibrant, growing and extremely diverse community of nearly 48,000 residents, located on the Connecticut River, in the center of the Nutmeg State. Home to two colleges and universities, a thriving downtown, a rich cultural and dining scene, and a unique combination of urban, suburban and rural life, Middletown has something to offer everyone. Founded in 1875, the Russell Library is a 501(c)3 organization that serves as the principal public library for the City of Middletown, with a full range of services aimed at 21st-century users. The Library Board of Trustees and library staff are currently engaged in a strategic planning process to set a course for success in community transformation in the coming years.
     The executive assistant must be creative and enjoy working in a small entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-oriented and community-focused. They must exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain balance among multiple priorities. The incumbent is expected to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
     The executive assistant develops mutual trust and builds a courteous, respectful and compassionate team environment with other staff members, organizational leaders, funders and visitors. The executive assistant should also be a strong supporter of the Library’s cause and must be comfortable collaborating with other external agencies for the benefit of the community.
     The incumbent will perform numerous human resource and financial tasks, including but not limited to: posting open positions and scheduling interviews, employment paperwork, payroll, petty cash, and balancing duties.
     The executive assistant is a 40 hour-per-week, non-union position.
     Qualifications: Strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors. Working knowledge of human resource and financial tasks, including but not limited to: posting open positions and scheduling interviews, employment paperwork, payroll, petty cash, and balancing duties. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability. Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response. Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
     Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. Strong work tenure: five to 10 years of experience supporting senior managers, preferably in a non-profit organization. Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development and fundraising, and HR and financial administrative tasks. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and social media platforms. Experience with fundraising systems a plus (Little Green Light, Network for Good, etc.).
     Compensation: This position offers a salary commensurate with experience and education, and an accompanying health & retirement package.
     Resume and cover letter must be submitted by 4:00 pm, November 15, 2019 to: Brandie Doyle, Assistant Director for Administrative Services,



Part-Time Substitute Librarian, Reference - West Hartford Public Library

The West Hartford Public Library has part-time evening and weekend openings for ALA accredited MLS librarians with strong reference and reader’s advisory experience working with adults and children. The successful candidate will also be comfortable providing point-of use technology instruction. Salary: $32.82/hour. To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to West Hartford Public Library, 20. S. Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107, Attention: Carol Waxman. Applications will be reviewed as received. The Town of West Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA



Librarian, Information Services, PT - Greenwich Library

Part time, up to 15hrs/wk. 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. One year of work experience in reference service preferred, but will consider a recent graduate with focus on technology.

     Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, Apply online via this link. Closing: 10/28/2019 4:00 PM Eastern. EOE M/F/D/V



Children’s Librarian, PT - Greenwich Library
Part time, 15 hrs/wk. 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.
     Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, Apply online via this link. Closing: 10/28/2019 4:00 PM Eastern. EOE M/F/D/V



Children's Services Assistant - Case Memorial Library, Orange

REPOST. Full-time union position, 35 hours, with full benefits package. Salary $17.65 per hour, upon ratification of new contract. Master’s Degree in Library Science and experience working in a public or school library, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Candidates should have excellent customer service and technology skills, a strong knowledge of children’s literature, and an enjoyment of working with children, teens and adults. Experience with Sierra ILS is desirable. Some evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation are required. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to First Selectman James M. Zeoli, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477 or (Subject: JOB OPENING CHILDREN’S SERVICES ASSISTANT) by 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019. For a complete job description, please visit the Library website EOE


 10.16.2019   rev. 10.18

Part-Time Library Assistant - Morris Public Library

The Morris Public Library is accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant to assist with focus on Children’s services and programs, to work at the main circulation desk, shelve and process books, create book displays. This position consists of 15 hours per week including morning, evening and weekend hours, requires flexibility. Prior library experience and working with children is preferred. To apply please send resume and cover letter to the Morris Public Library, Elena Granoth, P.O. Box 85, Morris, CT 06763 or via email at by 12:00 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2019. AA/EOE



Library Technician - Town of Avon
Avon Public Library. 16.5 hours/week. Summary Job Description: Performs responsible and varied technical services in the setup and maintenance of computers, peripherals and software. Provides customer service including the circulation of books and related collection items and assists library patrons in using library services and facilities. May perform office administrative work. Essential Job Duties: See job description.
     Minimum Qualifications: The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with an Associate’s degree in Library Science, Computer Science, or a related field and three years of experience in an educational institution or a public library, or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
     Salary: $23.8385/hour. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position.
     Employment Application: (under job opportunities). Send Completed Application to: Denise Dwyer, Personnel Administrator, 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001. Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019.



Sunday Library Assistant (Part-Time) - Town of Avon
Avon Public Library. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Sundays in rotation December – April) Summary Job Description: Performs responsible and varied paraprofessional duties in the circulation of library books and materials; assists patrons, students, and staff in using library facilities, resources and services, and performs varied and responsible library clerical work. Essential Job Duties: See job description.
     Minimum Qualifications: The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with an Associate’s degree in Library Science or graduation from high school with one year of public library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and library experience.
     Salary: $21.2844/hour. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position.
     Employment Application: (under job opportunities). Send Completed Application to: Denise Dwyer, Personnel Administrator, 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001. Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019.



Librarian I - Town of Glastonbury

Hours: 19.5 per week. Salary: $27.78 per hour. Closing date: 4:00 p.m. on October 28, 2019. Working at the Welles-Turner Memorial Library under general supervision of the Librarian III, the Librarian I in this role will plan and present age-appropriate and engaging programs for children age birth through 12, and provide reference and reader’s advisory services to children and their caregivers. Responsibilities also include assisting library patrons in the use of library materials and equipment, developing and maintaining the collection; creating displays and promotional materials, and providing outreach services to the community. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, creative, and have the flexibility to work one evening and a full weekend in rotation, in addition to weekday hours.

     The minimum qualifications for this position are a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university, or MLS/MLIS in progress with Reference coursework completed. A valid driver’s license is also required.

     An employment application and detailed job description may be obtained by visiting the Town’s website at, in person at the Customer Service Center or Human Resources Department, or by calling (860) 652-7710. Please send completed applications to the Customer Service Center at Town Hall, 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT, 06033, email to, or fax to (860) 652-7505.

     The Town of Glastonbury is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Discrimination is prohibited against applicants on the basis of age, race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, status as a veteran, present or past history of mental disorder, or intellectual, learning, or physical disability.



Adult Services Librarian, Full Time - Trumbull Library System
$33.54/hr., 35 hrs. per week, full benefits. The Trumbull Library System seeks a brilliant librarian filled with passion for people, tenacity for pulling off big projects, and enthusiasm for garnering public participation. If your idea of a good day is coordinating a town-wide literacy event, giving voice to your own experiences and interests by presenting your own program, gushing over your latest favorite read with patrons, and getting people the one-on-one technical assistance they need to succeed, then we encourage you to apply. We need an eager, inventive visionary to join our team to help make the Trumbull Library the best experience for our adult and senior patrons by developing innovative programs and providing stellar customer service.
     About us: We are a cooperative work environment. Staff are supportive of one another in pursuit of our mission to serve the town of Trumbull through vibrant collections, engaging programming, and excellent patron experiences. Change and new initiatives are encouraged.
     The job: Adult Services Librarian works under the supervision of the Adult Services Coordinator and is responsible for creating and coordinating adult programs and services, performing community outreach for adults and seniors, and pursuing new library technologies and grant opportunities as they arise. They will work both independently and collaboratively with other library staff in providing family programming as well as developing the adult collections. Qualified candidates must possess highly effective interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and energetic. Excellent computer, organizational, and communication skills are a must.
     Minimum Requirements: ALA accredited MLS. One year of experience working as a professional public librarian in adult services required. One year of demonstrated experience planning and presenting public activities, events and workshops required.
     Position closes 10/25/19 at 11:59 pm. For more information and to apply, visit this link.



Part-Time Librarian - Danbury Public Library
Salary: $23.83 per hour, part-time. The Danbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology-savvy, part-time Librarian. This person will be responsible for being the program assistant for adult programs, as well as providing reference desk services. We are looking for someone who has a comprehensive awareness of the best readers’ advisory resources, is well-versed in library reference and research techniques, is eager to respond to the information needs of library customers and is committed to creating an exceptional customer experience.
     Specific responsibilities include providing reference and readers advisory service in a variety of capacities; providing assistance to customers in locating and selecting library materials, accessing databases and using electronic resources including: computers, and copiers; and planning and implementing programs which may include community outreach and book discussion groups.
     Requirements: An M.L.S. Degree from an ALA accredited library school. Individuals in the final stages of completing their MLS degree will also be considered. Other requirements for this position include: flexibility to work evenings and weekends, knowledge of emerging technology trends and proficiency in Microsoft Office, Web 2.0 applications and Internet Explorer; strong communication skills, self-initiative, solid problem solving skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Bilingual English/Spanish speaker preferred.
     The ideal candidate enjoys interacting with people and solving problems on a daily basis, has a strong work ethic, can adapt easily to change and is enthusiastic about helping to position the library as the community’s living room.
     Applications are available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at The application must be completed in its entirety. Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application. This position will remain open until filled.



Early Literacy Teacher - Canterbury Public Library
RESPONSIBILITIES: Planning, preparing, and teaching Bouncing Baby Tales (ages 0-18 months, 48 classes a year), Music and Movement (ages 18 months-3 years, 48 classes a year), and Ladder to Literacy (ages 3-5, 33 classes a year). Planning, preparing, and teaching Summer Reading classes for ages 3-5. Working at the circulation desk (including, but not limited to, checking materials in and out, assisting patrons with technology, answering phones, and shelving materials).
     QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in early childhood education and three years of working in a library environment in the children's department, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting on the basis of one year of experience for each year of education.
     SALARY/HOURS: This is a 6 hour per week, part-time position with weekday morning hours. The hourly pay is $16.00.
     Qualified candidates may email their resume and cover letter to



Part-time Circulation Desk Clerk - Pequot Library, Southport
Non-exempt, 15-18 hours per week. Job Summary: The circulation staff are those people with primary contact with visitors of all ages at Pequot Library. It is an essential part of their job that they project the warmth, helpfulness and enthusiasm that is such an essential part of what makes Pequot Library such a unique and valued institution. They create an orderly and workable front desk environment that promotes overall materials circulation, program attendance, and membership growth. They will be requested to be available on most weekends to cover the front desk and occasional evenings to assist with special events and programs. The circulation staff reports to the Chief Librarian.
     Primary Responsibilities: Handle operations at the Front Desk to achieve efficiency and warmth associated with Pequot Library. Prepare circulation desk for opening and closing. Check books in and out, process holds, over dues, etc. and notify patrons when books arrive. Perform ready reference and readers’ advisory services by helping patrons find the right book or item. Responds to telephone inquiries promoting attendance at programs and use of services. Monitors public use of library facilities and assists patrons in location of library materials and use of technology (public computers, copying machine, printer). Responsible for displays as well as shelving material. Assist Children’s Librarian with youth services & youth programming. Perform other library and program tasks as assigned. Act as docent with rare book exhibitions and in The Perkin Gallery. Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional evenings required to cover desk, manage special events/rentals. Other duties as needed.
     Minimum Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor’s degree required and some library experience, preferred. High overall level of computer proficiency. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously and promote membership growth. Ability and desire to serve the public of all ages. Knowledge of current/popular books for Readers’ Advisory. Ability to work as a team member. Flexibility, sense of humor. Availability for evenings and weekends.
     To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Chief Librarian ( by November 1, 2019. Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Teen Services Librarian, Full Time - Stratford Library Association

Are you excited about providing youth services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment developing programs and services for teens in grades 6 – 12. You will participate in Teen Department services including: programming, technology, expanding the Teen Department’s online presence, outreach and collaboration with local youth agencies (including book talks, 6th grade class visits, open house nights, etc.), and traditional library services. Extensive knowledge of teen literature, strong communication skills, enthusiasm for current teen trends and pop culture, and a commitment to public service required. ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree required with at least 2 years’ experience in Teen Services preferred; candidates with MLS/MLIS degrees in progress welcome to apply (pay rate commensurate with degree status) . Bilingual Spanish/English highly desirable. 35 hours/week, including daytime, evening and weekend hours. Pay rate for successful candidate with MLS/MLIS degree: $50,866 - $71,033 per year.
     Send your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Sheri Szymanski, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or email Deadline to apply: October 31, 2019. Visit to find out more about the Stratford Library Association. EOE.



Librarian I, Children's - New Britain Public Library

Children’s position, 20 hours per week - $27,144. A Masters in Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited Library Science program. Public library experience in Children’s Services preferred. Ability to use professional judgment in the application of library rules and procedures. Computer literacy required. Full posting and job description at Resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Library Director, New Britain
Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email to



Circulation Assistant, Part Time - Stratford Library Association
Are you excited about providing library services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment serving a variety of cultures and age groups. We have an opening for a part time Circulation Assistant. This position encompasses basic circulation services, registering patrons, checking materials in and out, collecting and recording fines and fees, display and shelf maintenance in the lobby, performing basic “help desk” functions for the library including directional and circulation inquiries as well as assisting patrons with WiFi and downloadable collections, and answering telephone queries. Strong communication skills, proficiency with computer applications, and a commitment to public service required. High School or Equivalency Diploma and one year of work experience in a library Circulation Department capacity required. Spanish/English bilingual highly desirable. 12 hours per week, Mondays 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesdays 4:00 – 8:00 PM, and Wednesdays 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Salary range of $15.57 - $21.75 per/hour. Send your resume and contact information for three references to Geri Diorio, Assistant Director, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or e-mail Application deadline: 10/31/19. EOE



Youth Services Librarian L1, Wanskuck - Providence (RI) Community Library
Salary: $41,360 annually. Hours: Full-time 37.5 hrs. per week w/Benefits. Providence Community Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian L1 with extensive experience in maker-centered learning, to work in a busy, neighborhood library. Preferred makerspace skills: Proficient in technology, including 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutters, heat presses, sewing machines, coding, and Dash Robots. Experience with digital badging. Experience organizing and maintaining a community based makerspace. Experience mentoring youth in a makerspace and/or leading hands-on, design-based workshops with youth.
     The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service especially, emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library.
     Responsibilities include but are not limited to: organizing and maintaining a community based makerspace, selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and youth, planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from infants to teens; providing reader’s advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers to develop pre-literacy and literacy skills to children; assisting patrons, particularly children and youth, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects, developing relationships and programs for and with local schools, early childcare centers, and other youth-serving organizations in the neighborhood; creating a welcoming environment in the children’s area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.
     Work schedule: includes evenings, work at least 1 Saturday per month, and assisting with coverage at other PCL locations when needed.
     Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school. Experience working as a Youth Services Librarian. Spanish speaking a plus.
     Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: Maria Melvin, HR Manager,, (401) 467-2700 x. 1606. Applications accepted until the position is filled.



Part-Time Adult Services Librarian - Ridgefield Library
Part-Time Librarian sought for Ridgefield Library Adult Services Department. Primary responsibilities include reference, readers advisory and technology instruction for adults and teens. Comprehensive technology background, plus strong communication skills and customer service orientation. MLS or enrollment in accredited program required. 19 hours a week; evening and weekend availability a must. Year-round position. Starting pay $27/hour. Full job description available here. Letter and resume to Leslie Vuilleumier, Executive Assistant, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 or to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


 9.26.2019  revised 9.27

Coordinator of Children’s Services - Sherman Library
The Sherman Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, community minded person to join our team as the Coordinator of Children’s Services. Responsibilities include: assist patrons in use of library resources, plan, promote and implement children’s and teen’s programs, develop children’s and young adult’s collection and reach out to schools and community organizations as well as performing other related duties as required. Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience working with children, knowledge of children’s literature, computer literacy and strong communication skills required. Library experience desirable. Job will entail 22-26 hours per week including some evening or weekend programs. Salary range is $18-20 per hour commensurate with level of experience. Full job description available here. Please send letter of interest and resume to Ashleigh Blake, Executive Director, Sherman Library, P.O. Box 40, Sherman, CT 06784 or Review of applications will begin on October 1st and will continue until the position is filled.



City Librarian - New Haven Free Public Library
Growing Together – One City – One Future. The New Haven Free Public Library Board of Directors seeks an exceptional and dynamic leader to guide this 2019 National IMLS winner to further realize its Mission, Vision and Values and to build on its positive growth and that of the City. Recent visitors to the historic Ives Main Library are delighted by the transformation of an iconic main floor quadrant into a luminous, buzzing hub—Ives Squared—which opened last year as the welcoming front door for entrepreneurs, creatives, non-profit leaders, and community members. The successful candidate will lead the Library as it serves as a powerful catalyst for energizing neighborhoods through strong branch services for both children and adults, relationship-building with the City and many non-profit community partners, and workforce development. For additional details, see the NHFPL Strategic Framework 2018-2023. The Library, with a $5 million operating budget, a strong senior management team and a dedicated full-time and part-time staff (65FTE), provides services and programs through the Ives Main Library, four branches and impactful outreach services, including a bookmobile. Challenges and opportunities include completing fundraising for and overseeing the opening of the re-imagined Stetson Library branch, launching the design phase for a renovated Young Minds & Family Learning (YMFL) department, implementing the 2019-20 Technology Plan, and developing a Master Plan while completing essential facility upgrades.
     The Library strives to be a change agent in making New Haven a vibrant, creative metropolis, alive with collaboration, passion, ideas and opportunity. The City Librarian will serve as an enthusiastic advocate for this mission and will have the experience and skills to work with the staff and Board to assure that the Library continues to marshal resources. The City Librarian will work with the staff, Board of Directors, the Foundation Board, and its many community partners to build on prior successes, to secure new financial resources, and increase services for the future. There will be significant opportunity to build on existing programs and an expectation to experiment and innovate -- we will welcome and support creative thinking. The candidate must also be able to effectively present that vision to key stakeholders, partners and funders. Importantly, the City Librarian will be the public face of the organization at a myriad of community events, large and small, and must be able to convey our vision and inspire engagement across our diverse community.
     New Haven, one of America’s most dynamic small cities, combines New England charm with global cosmopolitanism. Yale University and five other universities in the region enroll 35,000 students a year. Gateway Community College opened a state-of-the art downtown campus in 2012, three blocks from the Ives Main Library. The local economy has a lot of STEAM – with science, technology, education, arts, and medicine as key drivers. Bioscience is growing, fueled by university research and the presence of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the fifth largest hospital in the United States. New Haven has always been and continues to be a city of innovation, and today also boasts a diverse demographic community. Its professional theater, world-renowned architects, music scene, outdoor festivals, and free world-class art museums are unmatched by any city of similar size in the country. It also has more than 375 years of history – seen in its town green and architecture – and nature is always nearby, with beaches, hiking trails, parks and farms not far from the walkable, pedestrian-friendly city center. The region is also known internationally for its cuisine, from high-end restaurants and classic New Haven-style pizza restaurants to food truck and cocktail festivals. On the northern shore of Long Island Sound, New Haven is close to Boston and New York City which are accessible by more than 40 daily train connections. For additional information, visit NHFPL Links.
     Responsibilities. Committed to the highest levels of public service, the City Librarian is responsible for the overall administration and operation of all New Haven Free Public Library functions. This position provides leadership and vision in the creation and administration of a city library system committed to public service that shares, cooperates and collaborates with other educational, cultural and social agencies in the community. The City Librarian reports to the Library Board of Directors on policy, strategic planning, advocacy, and budgetary and financial stewardship and to the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of New Haven on administrative, personnel and city budget issues. The City Librarian also leads the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation (the Library’s fundraising arm). Additional information including essential functions can be found in the official position description.
     Qualifications. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent degree in business, non-profit management, or other related fields and a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership positions, including working with unions/labor relations and human resources on effective personnel development and management, and working with a board of directors. This position requires an enthusiastic, service-oriented leader; well-versed in urban library trends and new technologies. The ideal candidate will have a combination of training, proven experience with concrete results, a proven track record in fundraising and development, and high cultural competency. Previous experience working in a multi-branch system, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing board are highly desirable. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.
     Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $96,000-$116,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of November 10, 2019.



Academic Libraries



Reference Librarian - Harrison Libraries, University of Hartford
The Mortensen Library at the University of Hartford is seeking applicants for a full time Reference Librarian! Reports to Head, Reference and Public Services. Work Hours: 40 hours (minimum). May work evenings and/or rotating weekends with adjusted hours during intersessions and winter/summer terms.
     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. 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
     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.



Monograph Accessions Librarian - Yale University
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
     General Purpose: Yale University seeks a dynamic and collaborative manager to lead the Monographic FastCat (Latin Script) Unit and to join our team of innovative technical services professionals. The Monograph Accessions Librarian develops and maintains an evolving array of integrated automated and manual workflows devoted to the timely accession and description of monographic resources in the Latin script for Yale University Library. This position, which leads a seven-person unit, is an exceptional opportunity for a librarian motivated by the purposeful application of staff skills, technology, and best practices to serve the resource needs of research library users. The Monograph Accessions role also offers the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in initiatives, such as those involving linked data, research data description and access, and collaborative collection development, where Yale Library is working with its peers to develop sustainable models for library services.
     The position works closely with other units in Technical Services and its partner departments to support and improve access to monographic resources: optimizes processes including receiving, cataloging, invoice voucher creation, and FileNet invoice scanning; recommends and implements improvements to existing tools and workflows; provides technical services expertise internally to library staff and externally to the Yale community and colleagues in the profession; keeps abreast of trends in technical services practice, including acquisitions and cataloging, as well as trends in publishing, technology, and other areas that relate to monographic processing.
     This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 2 or 3 based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at:
     Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:
     Qualifications: Two years of professional experience and accomplishments and demonstrated supervisory experience, including training and staff development. Appointment to the Librarian 3 rank requires at least five years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments. Demonstrated ability managing library technical services operations. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging and acquisitions. Demonstrated ability with use of integrated library systems. Ability to plan, implement, and assess the effectiveness of library programs, projects, and services. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including large-group presentations. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills. Ability and adaptability needed to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Working knowledge of one or more Western European languages. References must indicate reliability and professional activity in the acquisitions or cataloging areas of library science.

     Preferred Education and Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of linked data best practices and data management tools such as MarcEdit and OpenRefine. Demonstrated record of leading interdepartmental projects and bringing them to a successful conclusion in a timely fashion.
     Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
     We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
     Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.



School Libraries & Media Centers



Library Media Center Specialist (.5) - Parish Hill Middle/High School, Chaplin

Parish Hill Middle/High School has an immediate opening for a certified .5 FTE Library Media Center (LMC) Specialist. The successful applicant will develop and administer an integrated school library media program and will provide leadership, organizational and budget management skills. He/she will develop a school library media program that addresses 21st Century skills, including life and career development, learning and innovation, and information, media, and technology literacy. Furthermore, he/she will instruct students and staff in effective use of the media center and information and technology literacy skills and collaborate with teachers to design and implement lessons and instructional units. The LMC Specialist will also actively promote reading and information literacy skills through activities including reading programs, reading initiatives and other special events. Please forward an employment application, resume, copy of certification, and three letters of reference to: Kenneth V. Henrici, Superintendent, Region #11, c/o Carol Cyr, Executive Assistant, 304 Parish Hill Road, Chaplin, CT 06235. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged at Position is open until filled. Employment Application - ( - RESOURCES.



Corporate / Special Libraries & Library-Related Organizations



Librarian - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Reports To: Executive Director. Level: Part-Time (Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM). Supervises: Library interns and Volunteers. Function: Responsible for the administration, care, and management of the Fairfield Museum’s library (archival, photographic, genealogical and reference) and the oversight of public access to those collections. Assists patrons and museum staff with historical research.
     Background: Established in 2007 as an expansion of the 105-year-old Fairfield Historical Society, The Fairfield Museum is today a vibrant nexus of community life that welcomes more than 35,000 visitors annually. Our community-focused mission has guided our success in becoming a focal point of civic pride, a prominent center for the study of arts and humanities, and an award-winning institution of statewide renown. We maintain an eighteenth-century historic home and operate five Town-owned historic properties as part of a creative place- making initiative to create a dynamic center for arts, humanities and performance in the center of Fairfield.
     The Museum’s research library is among the best resources for Connecticut history, used by hundreds of students, scholars and researchers each year. We are home to the Collier Collection in Connecticut History, with books and research materials covering all aspects of state history. Our archives include over 200 manuscript collections of family, business, and organizational records related to Fairfield and its region, and researchers make particular use of our genealogical and photographic resources. We have an active digitization program and participate in statewide initiatives including Connecticut Collections ( and the Connecticut Digital Archive (
     General Duties:
     (1) Manage and direct Library operations and facilities: Manage the storage of library and archival materials and oversee the care, conservation and security of those collections, in conjunction with Collections Manager. Recruit, train and manage library volunteers and interns. Oversee library space utilization, furnishings, equipment, and security. Administer copyright compliance. Manage sections of the Museum’s website pertaining to library/archives.
     (2) Provide proactive customer-oriented services, including reference/research services and guidance in accessing library resources: Provide assistance to library clients (in person, by telephone, and online) in answering inquiries, locating information, and interpreting resource catalogs. Participate in appropriate online forums to share information about the library’s holdings, local history questions, and research opportunities. Assist Museum staff in locating and developing resources and information helpful in developing exhibitions and programs. Make digitized photographic resources available for reproduction to patrons (in accordance with library policies), media outlets, and for use in museum exhibitions and programs. Work with Museum staff to research and develop programs for students and teachers that encourage broad use of library resources and deepen engagement with themes of exhibitions and collections.
     (3) Lead efforts to develop and refine the museum’s library collections: Conduct community outreach to identify library acquisitions that help the museum meet its goal to document Fairfield’s entire history; review new publications in local and regional history to add to library's book collection; maintain reference files on topics related to local history. With Collections Manager and Curator, evaluate proposed acquisitions and select items for the collection that advance the museum’s goals. Convene the Museum’s Collections Committee as needed to review collections policies and approve deaccessions. Process and arrange archival materials in accordance with professional standards, create finding aids, and provide appropriate housing for materials. Catalog or index resources in accordance with professional standards, and implement strategies for expanding public access to library collections. Work with Collections Manager to describe and manage materials in our collections database. Create online access to library/archival material in conjunction with appropriate statewide initiatives, including the Connecticut Collections portal and the Connecticut Digital Archive. Maintain key contacts and collaborations within the historical, museum and genealogical community that help position the Fairfield Museum Library as a prominent resource.
     (4) Develop and manage the library’s departmental budget and assist in identifying new revenue sources: Work with the Executive Director to expand library support through grants, donor stewardship, and other fundraising activities.
     Qualifications: Successful applicants will bring creative energy, attention to detail, and enthusiasm to their work, and have 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Masters in Library Science or similar degree with significant experience in historical research preferred. Applicants should also clearly demonstrate their ability and experience with: Inspiring and managing a diverse team of staff, interns and volunteers. Being an energetic self-starter, creative problem solver, effective leader and ability to be an enthusiastic advocate of the Fairfield Museum’s mission and programs. Communicating verbally and in writing with a variety of audiences. Having a highly organized and efficient work ethic, and the ability to simultaneously balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Working with Microsoft Office, cataloging databases, and archival management software, as well as engagement with online platforms for sharing library resources.
     This is a part-time (28 hour/ week) position requiring Saturday and occasional evening hours. Compensation is $30/hour or commensurate with experience.
     To Apply: Please email a detailed resume and cover letter to by November 15th, 2019. The Fairfield Museum is an equal opportunity employer.



Librarian 1 – Connecticut State Library
Discovery & Delivery Services Group. The Connecticut State Library is recruiting for (1) Librarian 1 – State Library. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for working as an entry-level cataloger whose principal duties will include cataloging all new electronic federal documents, retrospective cataloging of material in the federal documents historical collection, as well as other cataloging assignments in the State Library's collection areas: public policy, state government, history and genealogy, law and legislative material, and newspapers and other serial publications. Please use this link for more information. Close Date: November 12, 2019 at 11:59:00 PM.


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Executive Director - Library Connection, Inc.
Library Connection Inc. (LCI) is seeking an experienced and innovative Executive Director to provide leadership and support for administration of an automated library system (Innovative Interfaces) and transit service serving a 30 member (29 public, 1 academic) consortium headquartered in Windsor, CT. The successful candidate will exhibit dynamic communication, consensus building, advocacy and problem-solving skills and a commitment to responding to rapidly changing library service needs in the face of challenging fiscal realities. With a dedicated, skilled staff of seven and a $1.2 million annual operating budget, the Executive Director will provide the vision and guidance necessary for LCI to excel in areas such as strategic planning, marketing, content creation and technologies.
     Located midpoint between Boston and New York City, the area served by LCI is rich in work and educational opportunities, housing, historical points of interest, and cultural and recreation activities. See and

     Responsibilities: The Executive Director reports to the LCI Board of Directors and is responsible for all administrative aspects of LCI’s member services, staff, and daily operations. Key areas of responsibility are: staff administration; all fiduciary responsibilities related to a non-profit organization; and services and operations related to member libraries, vendors, staff and other key stakeholders. For a complete description, please see the LCI Executive Director Position Description.
     Qualifications: The skills and knowledge required include a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of 8-10 years of progressively responsible library experience, including at least 5 years in a managerial position, and a proactive leadership style. A second Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration is desirable. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of achievement, strong project and time management skills, experience in budgeting, marketing and strategic planning, customer service oriented work habits, and substantial diplomatic and consensus building skills. Experience with Innovative Interfaces software products and consortia, along with evidence of engagement in the broader library community, is preferred.
     Compensation: The starting salary range is $100,000-$120,000 with an attractive benefits package.
     Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive first consideration. To find out more about Library Connection, please visit To see the complete job posting, job description and to apply, please use the online application portal. Library Connection, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA



Library Clerk - The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor
The Donohue Group, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Library Clerk (up to 30 hours/week) for physical processing of library materials in our Windsor, CT office. Flexible schedule.
     Duties: Physical processing of library materials. Tasks include: packing, unpacking and shifting boxes; loading and unloading book trucks; hand writing labels; stamping of delicate and rare materials; barcode replication and application; attaching protective covers; other tasks as assigned.
     Qualifications: Must be meticulously detail-oriented, with ability to work well with library call number systems and/or filing schemes. Consistently neat and legible handwriting/printing is a must. Job requires sitting, standing, some heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.), shifting of books and pushing heavy rolling carts filled with books. Successful candidate will be: willing to ask questions; capable of adapting to changing project specifications; able to work well in a team environment. Successful completion of a background check is a condition of employment. Productivity and accuracy will be monitored and must be maintained.
     Salary: $13.00 per hour. Pro-rated benefits available.
     Contact: Please email cover letter and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, The Donohue Group, Inc. Email:

     Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095. Web Site:



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