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Professional positions (MLS typically required)

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Fees

Libraries, schools, and other institutions that are members of the Connecticut Library Consortium may place advertisements on this site free of charge. The fee for non-member institutions is $100.00 per advertisement. When submitting your ad, please provide a contact name, institution name, billing address, phone number, and email address for this purpose. To verify your institution's membership status, search our member directory.

 

Organization

Jobs are listed by date, with newest postings at the top. Jobs that have been on the site for less than a week have the date flagged in  red . Each listing is labeled with one of four general library categories -  PUBLIC ,   ACADEMIC ,   SCHOOL , and  SPECIAL .

 

Revision Schedule

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

 

What is a "professional" position?

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

 

 

 

 2.25.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Library Assistant with focus on Adult Program Events - Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield
The Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield has an opening for a part-time library assistant with a focus on adult program events. This position involves working the public service desk and working closely with the Library Director to develop and select adult program events, and then to coordinate and host those events.
     It is an exciting opportunity for someone who has excellent customer service skills, enjoys working with the public, and has great curiosity and interest in learning. We are seeking someone who is able to work independently and as part of a professional team. The Oliver Wolcott Library has high standards of service and dedication to excellence and seeks that in all of our staff.
     22 hours per week. $15 to $16 per hour. Schedule: Sunday through Thursday. This includes one to two evenings per week. The ability to fill-in for other shifts when needed will be an important consideration. The Library is well-loved by the community and has high community engagement and support. We embrace new ideas, technologies, and innovations.
     Qualifications: Demonstrated customer service skills, excellent understanding of how to put things in numerical and alphabetical order, excellent computers skills and working knowledge of the Internet, ease in talking in front of an audience, enjoyment in learning new topics, ability to take direction, demonstrated ability for accuracy and attention to details, ability to achieve set goals in a timely fashion, to work independently and with minimal supervision, and ability to work with frequent interruptions.
     Send letter of interest and resume by March 15 or until filled to: Ann Marie White, Library Director, Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South Street, Box 187, Litchfield, CT 06759 or by e-mail awhite@owlibrary.org.

 

 2.25.2020   PUBLIC 

Part Time Library Assistants - Milford Public Library
Join our Team! The Milford Public Library is hiring part time library assistants to assist at our busy patron service desks. Schedules (approximately 15 hours per week) will include alternating Saturdays, one evening a week and daytime hours. Duties will primarily include the checking in/out of materials, assisting patrons with finding materials, and basic computer assistance. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills, strong computer literacy skills, and ability to work well in a busy environment with diverse patrons. Flexibility in scheduling and knowledge of the Evergreen ILS a plus. The pay is $15.15/hour and does not include benefits.
     Interested candidates should email letter of interest, hours available, and resume to Christine Angeli: cangeli@milfordct.gov by Friday, March 5. Applications will be reviewed as received. Please use the subject line: Library Assistant - Part time position.

 

 2.24.2020   PUBLIC 

Multiple Positions - E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison
The Scranton Library is finishing up a 15-million-dollar expansion and renovation, updating our historic facility with the latest in technology. The library is located in Madison’s picturesque town center a mile from the beach and steps from coffeeshops, restaurants, shops, and more. We are hiring for multiple positions in the lead up to our grand re-opening in July. See our website for full details and application requirements. Apply by March 9, 2020. Come join our team as we prepare for an exciting new chapter!

  • Children’s Librarian (Full-Time) - The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in Madison, CT has an opening for a full-time Children’s Librarian. The Children's Department provides children and caregivers with a quality collection of materials, expert help locating materials for both recreational and informational needs, and programs to encourage a love of reading, learning, and exploring the world around them. The successful candidate for this position will be flexible and creative; has excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; a love of books and reading; and experience working with children ages birth-grade 6 and their caregivers.
  • Teen/Adult Services Librarian (Full-Time) - Are you an energetic, team-oriented librarian with a passion for working with teens? The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library is looking for you! We seek a forward-thinking, dynamic librarian to join our Adult Services Department as we prepare for an exciting chapter in the library's long history. The successful candidate for this position will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for teenagers and outreach, along with the ability to work collaboratively. Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a constantly evolving work environment is also essential.
  • Library Technical Assistant 1, Circulation Department (Full-Time) - The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in Madison, CT seeks a customer service oriented, collaborative and flexible individual to join our team. Circulation of books and other materials is one of the Library’s most important functions. Circulation staff members play a key role in this function by providing prompt, accurate, and friendly service. The successful candidate for this position will have strong computer and technology skills; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to provide excellent customer service to patrons of all ages.

 

 2.24.2020   ACADEMIC 

Part Time Library Clerk - University of New Haven
Search# 20-02C. During the academic year this position is for the evening shift (3:00 p.m. –12:00 midnight) and shifts on both Saturday and Sunday.

     General Statement of Duties: Assists students, faculty and other patrons in utilizing library services, locating and circulating library materials.

     Essential Duties: Charge and Discharge library materials, including books, laptops, course reserves, etc. Place items on hold for patrons. Process Course Reserves. Update library databases as instructed. Record and collect fines and other paid fees. Respond to calls for assistance and answer directional questions from patrons. Provide assistance in setting up audio-visual equipment, including Microfilm and Microfiche machines. Assign and track usage of study rooms and library facility. Monitor library equipment, including computers, printers, scanners, etc. and perform basic troubleshooting tasks. Perform administrative duties associated with the opening and closing of the library. Explain and enforce library policies and procedures to all patrons; monitor the library on a regular basis and report any problems. Shelving materials, shelf reading the various collections, shifting of collections. Basic Voyager functions, such as adding patrons, collecting fines, checking in newspapers, etc. Receive and process routine library material (daily newspaper, government documents microfiches, loose-leaf collections, etc.). Basic book mending.
     Educational Requirements: High School Diploma.
     Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Required: A minimum of one year of experience working in a public library or a library in an institution of higher learning. General computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Ability to type with speed and accuracy and maintain and organize files. Basic math and book keeping skills. Ability to perform light lifting, bending and reaching; ability to push a full book truck. Attention to detail. Outstanding customer service skills. Ability to work in a collaborative manner with peers and colleagues. Ability to communicate in a professional, clear and concise manner. Professional appearance and delivery especially when assisting students, faculty, administrators, staff and visitors. Adaptable to a changing environment.
     How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and your resume, in one pdf document via email to hrdept@newhaven.edu. Please make sure to reference Search # 20-02C in the subject line. University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. View complete job posting here.

 

 2.20.2020   PUBLIC 

Adult Services Librarian – New Canaan Library
Are you an enthusiastic and energetic librarian? Would you enjoy being part of a dynamic and visionary team? Do you thrive in an environment where change is the constant? New Canaan Library is seeking an Adult Services Librarian who will proactively develop and deliver diverse, relevant and vibrant programming as part of a team, and provide excellent reference and information service to our highly engaged local community. A collaborative, ‘team player’ attitude is a must! This position is 35 hours per week with some nights and weekends and reports directly to the Manager of Adult Services and Programming. Required: MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion), view full job posting here: https://tinyurl.com/yx3m9hec. Please send cover letter and resume to Anthony Marrocolla, Manager of Adult Services and Programming at amarrocolla@newcanaanlibrary.org by Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

 

 2.20.2020   PUBLIC 

Teen Librarian – Burlington Public Library
Hours: 19 per week. Salary: $18.22 per hour. The Burlington Public Library currently has an opening for a Teen Librarian and we are looking for a creative and energetic individual to join our team! Duties include, but are not limited to: developing and maintaining the print and non-print collections for middle school and high school students, planning and implementing a range of programs and activities for students in grades 5 to 12, providing reference and Reader’s advisory to patrons, promoting library programs on various social media platforms and completing shifts at the Circulation desk.
     Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and one to three years of experience working with young adults. Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) preferred. Experience in a library setting, and with Sierra ILS, preferred. Candidates must be familiar with Microsoft Office.
     This is a non-benefit, union position. For a complete job description, please visit www.burlingtonct.us or
www.burlingtonctlibrary.org.
     Employment applications may be obtained at www.burlingtonct.us. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and application to: Burlington Town Hall, First Selectman’s Office, 200 Spielman Highway, Burlington, CT 06013. Applications must be received by 12 PM on Friday, March 6th. EOE/M-F/AA.

 

 2.20.2020   PUBLIC 

Reference Librarian, Part-Time - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe
The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, is seeking a Part-Time Reference Librarian for an average of 11 hours per week to join our innovative team. We are looking for you if you are an enthusiastic and creative self-starter; motivated to learn how to use our new makerspace and assist patrons with equipment; and also, just as happy providing regular reference help and readers’ advisory. The ideal candidate must be comfortable with social media, able to help maintain the library’s web page, and willing to perform other related duties. Weekdays and some Saturdays required. Strong customer service orientation and MLS required. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered. Complete Town Hall Employment Application and upload resume and cover letter online at http://www.monroect.org/Human-Resources. Position open until filled. E/O/E, AA.

 

 2.20.2020   PUBLIC 

Part Time Technology and Information Services Assistant - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe
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. Weekday hours plus additional 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. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EO/AA.

 

 2.19.2020   PUBLIC 

Library Director - Westbrook Public Library, Town of Westbrook
The Library Board of Trustees seeks an experienced, community-oriented leader for the position of Library Director. Applicants must have an MLS or MLIS degree and at least five years of full-time library experience. The Westbrook Public Library is a busy community center with a large variety of collections and programs. The library was renovated and expanded in September 2008. It is well-staffed with an Assistant Librarian, a Children’s Librarian and support staff.
     The Library Board of Trustees seeks someone with: Excellent communication and organizational skills. Dynamic leadership and an ability to get along with people. Proficiency in administration and personnel management. Strong knowledge of current and emerging library technologies. The capacity to create and manage the Library’s budget. The ability to coordinate the maintenance of the facility.
     This is a full-time position starting July 1, 2020. The position offers a competitive salary and a generous benefit package. The Town of Westbrook is an equal opportunity employer.
     Please send cover letter and resume (marked confidential) to: Noel Bishop, First Selectman, Mulvey Municipal Center, 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498. Deadline for submission: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Noon.

 

 2.19.2020   SCHOOL 

Lower School Librarian (Grades K-4) - New Canaan Country School
New Canaan Country School is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-K (ages 3 & 4) through Grade 9 living in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Located in New Canaan, CT, and serving 570 students, our mission is to guide students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential. Our talented and devoted faculty engages our students in developmentally appropriate ways, delivering a challenging curriculum that builds intellectual skills and fosters creative and critical thinking. We lead by example and challenge students to fulfill their potential, find their path, and follow their passions whether in the classroom, on the playing fields, on the stage, or serving the community.
     The Lower School at New Canaan Country School serves grades 1-4. The Lower School library, located in the Lower School building, serves students from Kindergarten through Grade 4. The school is now searching for a Lower School Librarian to join its faculty.
     Requirements: The ability to teach Lower School library classes, including leading read alouds, supporting student book selection, teaching research skills, and offering information literacy instruction. The ability to meaningfully connect with students in Kindergarten through Grade 4. An understanding of the scope and sequence of a Kindergarten through Grade 4 library and information literacy curriculum. The ability to oversee the library collection including circulation, collection development, inventory, and evaluation. Master of Library Sciences (MLS).
     Responsibilities: Create a joyful, vibrant, inclusive, and welcoming library space that celebrates learning, reading, inquiry and collaboration. Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to support student learning and curriculum in research and literacy, employing 21st century skills incorporating the use of literacy, information literacy and technology. Play an active role in special literacy events including author visits. Ensure the library collection represents a diverse and multicultural range of authors and content. Promote literacy and reading for pleasure among students; maintain current knowledge of appropriate book recommendations for K-4 students. Maintain and update other media and library subscriptions within the established budget and manage their circulation. Engage in faculty meetings and professional development programs at department, team, division and whole school levels.
     Competencies: Is collaborative. Communicates well in writing. Communicates well verbally. Is organized. Manages time well. Pays attention to detail. Finds joy in working with 5-10 year-old students. Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth. Demonstrates cultural competency. Is facile with digital technologies (e.g., G Suite for Education, MS Office, Follett Destiny Library Manager, LibGuides, library databases and digital content).
      New Canaan Country School is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Decisions related to hiring, compensation, conditions or privileges of employment and termination are made in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws. These decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, or disability.
     Interested candidates should complete our Application for Employment at https://pmanager.countryschool.net/employment/, attaching a cover letter and resume. We also encourage you to provide the contact information for at least two references or provide two letters of recommendation when you submit your other materials in order to expedite certain processes.

 

 2.19.2020   PUBLIC 

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 www.danbury-ct.gov. The application must be completed in its entirety. Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application. This position will remain open until filled. For more information, please visit the City of Danbury website: https://www.danbury-ct.gov/employment/

 

 2.11.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Children’s Library Assistant - Preston Public Library
The Preston Public Library, located in beautiful Eastern Connecticut, is seeking a creative, dynamic children’s library assistant to join our growing team! Excellent skills in youth services and customer service are essential. Major duties include: Assisting in the planning, preparation and presentation of children’s programs, special events (holidays, summer, themes, etc.), and arts/crafts. Creativity, originality and a sense of fun are encouraged! Dynamic public service skills and adaptability to a flexible work setting are assets. The ability to communicate comfortably with parents and caregivers is essential. Additional duties include helping patrons with basic questions on books and media, library computers, and digital resources; checking out/registering patrons at the circulation desk; shelving books, and performing other duties as assigned.
     Hours are 19 per week at $16.00 per hour. Weekly schedule, including rotating Saturdays, will reflect seasonal hours. This position is not eligible for benefits.
     Please send a resume and cover letter to director@prestonlibrary.org or via mail to: Preston Public Library, 389 Rte. 2, Preston, CT 06365 attn.: Diane Deedy, Director. Position remains open until filled. Preston Public 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.

 

 2.11.2020   PUBLIC 

Part-Time Library Assistant – Preston Public Library
The Preston Public Library, located in beautiful Eastern Connecticut, is looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, and self-motivated library assistant to join our growing team! Hours are 19 per week at $12.00 per hour. Weekly schedule, including rotating Saturdays, will reflect seasonal hours. This position is not eligible for benefits. The successful candidate should have outstanding customer service skills; solid knowledge of current technology and social media; and understanding of basic library procedures.
     Duties include circulation desk functions: checking out/checking in books, processing reserve requests, shelving returned items, registering library patrons, collecting fees/fines, and assisting users with computer questions and basic readers’ advisory. Experience with Auto-Graphics Verso circulation system a plus.
     Please send a resume and cover letter to director@prestonlibrary.org or via mail to: Preston Public Library, 389 Rte. 2, Preston, CT 06365 attn.: Diane Deedy, Director. Position remains open until filled. Preston Public 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.

 

 2.10.2020   PUBLIC 

Director of Library Services – Meriden Public Library
Meriden Public Library, Meriden, CT is seeking an experienced, community-oriented, visionary leader for the full time position of Library Director. Reporting to a Library Board of Trustees appointed by the Meriden City Council and coordinating operations with the City Manager, the Director will be responsible for managing and providing leadership in planning, directing and coordinating all library activities.
     The position will manage a $2+ million dollar operating budget, supervise 27 FTE staff in a facility with over 200,000 volumes and a growing collection of downloadable materials and online resources. The Library also provides services to the community via a bookmobile. The position works with other municipal departments, community leaders, community organizations, and the Meriden Board of Education to identify and meet community needs.
     Salary range: $95,000 – $105,000.
     If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please submit your application and resume to the City of Meriden, Human Resource Department, 142 East Main Street, Meriden CT 06450 or online at: https://tinyurl.com/meridencareers. This position is open until filled. For additional information or if you are interested in learning more about the City of Meriden please visit our website at: https://www.meridenct.gov/.

     The City of Meriden shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical disability or sexual orientation. The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation on the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department. EEO/M/F/QID

 

 1.31.2020   PUBLIC 

Albany Library and Community Hub Manager - Hartford Public Library
Summary: Hartford Public Library seeks a collaborative and resourceful leader who understands and enjoys working with the Hartford community, particularly youth and teens. The Albany Library and Community Hub Manager has overall responsibility and accountability for all functions of the Albany Library and Community Hub. This includes the management of public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth and teen services, community engagement, outreach, programming, and coordination with other HPL departments. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning for the location. You will work to develop community partnerships and programming efforts in collaboration with the team. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.
     About Hartford: Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum and oldest Public Park. The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford—a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City’s goals include a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods—each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm, which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family.
     Responsibilities:
     Service Delivery: Develops, coordinates and implements a comprehensive slate of programming based upon identified needs of the community. Promotes the Albany branch through community and private sector contacts, marketing efforts, and personal contact with customers in order to determine the needs of the community. Emphasize customer engagement and satisfaction as service priority. Develop and manage effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders including staff, community organizations, municipal agencies, schools, and Hartford residents. Ensure there are books and other materials and resources relevant to the community’s needs. Understand and support Library’s mission and values; adapt services to support strategic plan.
     Staff Management: Provide effective leadership, direction and supervision to staff. Continuously manage staff performance including tracking of progress against objectives. Effectively convey information to staff in timely fashion and work towards developing opportunities for staff feedback and open discussion. Identify areas for improvement and recommend continual professional development and growth opportunities. Apply work rules, policies and guidelines of union contract and employee handbook.
     Branch Operations and Management: Plan and oversee, the delivery of all services and operations including departmental budget, administration of library services; marketing and promoting collections, programs and services; and developing community partnerships. Attentive to facility/building issues for proper branch operations; communicate with Facility Manager when required. Respond appropriately to sensitive, confidential and/ or controversial inquiries or complaints and other matters related to branch. Foster a positive environment and ensure customer satisfaction.
     Reporting and Fiscal Management: Monitor branch budgets, meet fiscal expectations; ensure POS transactions are properly recorded and delivered to the business office. Collect and analyze statistics; adapt to trends and organizational objectives. Develops and delivers reports and presentations to senior HPL management as needed.
     Requirements: Master’s in Library and Information Sciences, Education, Social Work, Psychology, or other relevant area of study required. Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible leadership experience preferably in a public library and/or non-profit organization. Minimum of two years of staff supervisory experience required, including performance management of direct reports. Minimum of two years of non-profit experience, preferably in an organization with an educational, cultural, and/or youth-based mission. Successfully demonstrated commitment to providing consistent, high-quality public service to a diverse population. Flexibility, sense of humor, strong commitment to collaboration, self-reflection, and resourcefulness highly desirable! Passion for youth development.
     Other Requirements: Strong commitment to working in a team environment is required. Required proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, the public and others. Strong written and verbal communication, listening, organization and priority setting skills. Strong public relations skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities. Ability to think quickly, assess a situation and make a sound decision. Ability to create clear and concise reports, and to deliver them orally to a wide variety of audiences. Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, and other public constituencies. Access to reliable transportation is required.
     Apply: To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

 

 1.31.2020   PUBLIC 

Adult Education Coordinator - Hartford Public Library
Summary: The Adult Education Site Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, oversight, and evaluation of adult basic education, with primary focus on ESL (English as a Second Language) and Citizenship instructional services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to scheduling, outreach, assessment and testing, staff/volunteer training, and other instruction. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.
     About Hartford: Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum and oldest Public Park. The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford—a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City’s goals include a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods—each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm, which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family.
     Responsibilities:
     Education Planning/Support and Instruction: • Plans and implements adult basic education (English as a Second Language and Citizenship education) in accordance with library, funding, and partnership guidelines. Assures appropriate curriculum is in place including integration of library resources/services, technology, contextual experiences, field trips, guest speakers, etc. Proposes instructional staffing requirements, schedule of classes, space, and other logistics that align to classes. • Coordinates all outreach, recruitment, enrollment and retention activities. Register and administers pre and post-test adult literacy students and document progress; provide educational support material and recommend library related programs; make referrals to outside agencies. Monitors student attendance, identifies student barriers and develops and implements retention strategies. Prepares and processes instructional consultant contracts; obtains and processes invoices and coordinates related issues with Human Resources and/or Finance. • Through group or individual instruction, designs and implements workshops and informational sessions which optimize the use of library technologies and online courses, for career development and personal growth, both for internal and external customers. Includes developing user guidelines and visual aids; digital and print.
     Supervision and Data Collection: • Provides oversight for teachers and other instructional staff (volunteers, contractors and interns); monitors performance and assures instruction adheres to curriculum guidelines. Orients teaching staff to library procedures and instructional resources, as appropriate. • Collects and maintains records as required. Responsible for timely and accurate data collection including enrollment, attendance, testing results, retention rates, instructor evaluations, and other programming data required by funding guidelines, input and monthly reporting; maintains and updates accurate program and other work related records.
     Required: Bachelor's Degree in Education required. TESOL or ESL Certification. Degree/Certification can be in process. Two years demonstrated experience in the instructional use of technology is required. A minimum of two years of experience teaching adults English as a Second language. Minimum of one year's experience overseeing contracted instructional staff, interns, and/or volunteers. Demonstrated knowledge of adult basic education - theory, practice and assessment.
     Preferred: Master’s Degree in Education or Library Science preferred. Previous Library experience highly desirable. Second language skills preferred.
     Apply: To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

 

 1.31.2020   PUBLIC 

Youth Services Librarian - Hartford Public Library
Summary: The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for providing a variety of library services for youth from birth through age 19. The Youth Services Librarian works closely with others to assist with implementing strategies for improving the delivery of youth services throughout the library system. Participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs; creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers through our Boundless partnership with Hartford City Schools.
     About Hartford: Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum and oldest Public Park. The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford—a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City’s goals include a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods—each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm, which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family.
     Responsibilities: • Orders and promotes children's materials (print and media) for the library system; Works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants. • Participates in community activities and maintains contacts with local officials, organizations and library customers in order to interpret the services and objectives of the library. Develop collaborations with public schools, community agencies, organizations, and institutions that work to create successful youth and families. • Provides welcoming customer service to all customers. Delivers timely, accurate information/solutions. Helps to ensures safe conditions for staff, public and building operation. Takes appropriate action in building emergencies. • Promotes innovation and is open to new ideas. Keeps informed of current trends, improved programs and processes to meet the needs of the community.
     Required: Master's in Library Science or Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required. One to three years of demonstrated customer/public service experience with the ability to work well with a diverse population. Proven successful experience in relationship building (internal and external); ability to manage change through resiliency, and proven record of meaningful community engagement required. and a committed focus on customer service required. Supports and manages change while remaining resilient.
     Preferred: Knowledge and/or experience working in libraries. Knowledge of library best practices and/or experience working in public libraries. Experience creating and conducting a variety of lively programs for children, youth and teens and/or serving youth and fostering community engagement with children, youth and teens. Bilingual abilities desirable.
     Apply: To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

 

 1.31.2020   PUBLIC 

YOUmedia Mentor (Part-time) – Hartford Public Library
Hartford Public Library seeks a person who will be part of the team at YOUmedia Hartford, a digital learning center for teens. The YOUmedia Mentor is an instructor, artist, and technologist who guides youth as they explore digital media and library resources. This position will assist with the implementation and use of various technologies and is also responsible for trouble-shooting technological difficulties and the set-up for YOUmedia events. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.
     Requirements: Two years college experience required. Four years college experience preferred. Instructional technology, web or graphic design, music production, or a related discipline preferred. Minimum one year of experience teaching digital media, or one year of professional career experience in a related technological field is required. Experience working with teens is required, including a demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to the needs of teens. Experience using social media technology (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) is required. Position includes evening, and weekend assignments with availability of 25 hours per week. View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Required online application. Open until filled. EEO.

 

 1.31.2020   SCHOOL 

Elementary Library/Media Specialist, Long-Term Substitute - North Stonington Elementary School
1.0 FTE. Candidate must have Connecticut certification 062 endorsement. CT Core ELA Standard instruction experience is preferred. Position starts February 21st and goes to approximately June 5th. Interested persons can download a teacher application from www.northstonington.k12.ct.us or receive one by calling 860-535-2800.

 

 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.

 

 1.6.2020   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.

 

 

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