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Professional positions (MLS typically required)

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Scope

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

  

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  • Submit jobs via email to jobs@ctlibrarians.org. Posting is FREE for CLC member libraries & schools; $100 fee for all others. (See FEES, below, for more information.)
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Fees

  • Libraries, schools, and other institutions that are members of CLC may place advertisements free of charge. The fee for non-member institutions is $100.00 per advertisement. To verify your institution's membership status, search our member directory.
  • Non-members, when submitting your ad, please provide a billing contact name, institution name, address, phone number, and email address.
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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:

 

 

 

3.26.2020   PUBLIC

Manager, Marketing Communications - The Westport Library
Reports to Chief Development and Marketing Communications Officer. The Westport, CT Library has undergone an exciting transformation that is taking the organization into the 21st century and beyond. Dramatic in its redesign, the new space is unparalleled in its ability to adapt and shift with the ever-changing needs of the community.
     Essential Duties & Responsibilities include: developing and implementing the annual marketing communications plan to raise awareness of the Library’s extensive offerings and drive attendance and increase utilization of its services and programs; project managing the marketing communications assets including collateral, annual publications, and digital assets; and serving as the primary content developer for all email/newsletters, the magazine, campaigns, annual report and other marketing materials. Manage the day to day aspects of the marketing communications function, the budget for all projects, including promotional campaigns, collateral production, and contracted services. Generate regular reports to help evaluate the performance of various marketing initiatives and programs. The Manager, Marketing Communications will report to the Chief Development and Marketing Communications Officer.
     Requirements: The successful candidate will be an innovative thinker who creatively develops content that demonstrates new approaches to learning and disseminating information. They will have had proven success in the implementation of marketing and communications strategies and best practices and demonstrated ability to translate marketing objectives into compelling communications that achieve targeted results. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, collaboration and leadership skills and ability to thrive in a relationship-oriented culture. Ability to organize, prioritize, and schedule work assignments, while managing multiple and diverse projects simultaneously. Willingness to work at all levels, as an individual contributor, a team player and a team leader. Self-motivated and able to motivate others; must be hands-on and results driven. Detail oriented, but able to think strategically and see the big picture; strong creative thinking and analytical skills.
     Skills/Experience: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required. Five or more years of experience as a Marketing and Communications professional including public and media relations experience or equivalent is required. Management experience is highly desirable. Highly skilled writer/editor. (Writing samples will be requested.) Proficiency with all Microsoft Office products. Experience in a service-oriented business or nonprofit is highly desirable. Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
     Interested candidates please send your application materials to jobs@westportlibrary.org, and include the job title in the subject line of the e-mail. For more information, visit westportlibrary.org/about/careers/.

 

 

3.26.2020   PUBLIC

Web & Social Media Associate - The Westport Library
Reports to: Manager, Marketing Communications. The Westport, CT Library has undergone an exciting transformation that is taking the organization into the 21st century and beyond. Dramatic in its redesign, the new space is unparalleled in its ability to adapt and shift with the ever-changing needs of the community. The Web and Social Media Associate plays an essential role in achieving the marketing and communications goals and objectives of the Westport Library by ensuring the is well represented across social media platforms and through the website.
     Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Implements the Library’s social media strategies, including publishing, high-value content across channels and reaching out to engage key influencers. Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders in order to regularly update website content to ensure its usability, relevance and accuracy. Works with the Manager, Marketing Communications, Graphic Designer, and across the organization, to support the development of content and key messages to further the Library’s marketing goals. Demonstrates the Library’s core values in all dealings with colleagues, volunteers, patrons and members of the community.
     Requirements: The selected candidate will have 2-4 years’ experience in Communications or similar with a focus on social media using numerous channels including Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics, blogs, etc. The candidate must have knowledge of search engine analytics to maximize traffic to websites. The Associate should be familiar with publishing and design software in order to maintain the Library’s websites. They must also have strong communication skills and an up-to-date awareness of marketing techniques. The individual must have a curious mind, a sense of urgency, innovative thinking, excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong research ability and the ability to identify threats and opportunities in the emarketing realm. Strong collaboration skills, excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, ability to thrive in a relationship-oriented culture and ability willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required.
     Submit application materials and resume to jobs@westportlibrary.org and put the title of the position in the subject line. For more information, visit westportlibrary.org/about/careers/.


 

3.19.2020   PUBLIC

Part Time Circulation Assistant - The Brookfield Library
$15.50 per hour. Supervisor: Circulation Supervisor/Office Manager. Scope: The Circulation Assistant will be responsible for providing a variety of Circulation Desk, customer assistance, and collection maintenance services. Work Week: 15 – 20 hours per week. Must be at least 18 years of age.
     Responsibilities: Perform a variety of Circulation Desk duties relating to books and other materials; check materials in and out; register customers; collect and process fines; enter reserves and notify customers when materials are available. Answer and redirect all incoming telephone calls. Perform duties in the opening and closing of the library. Shelve books and other materials in proper order, and shelf-reads stacks. Perform other related duties as required.
     Education and Training: High School diploma or equivalent required. Minimum of One (1) year experience in a Library environment preferred.
     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required: Excellent organizational skills. Ability to multitask and complete multiple projects on-time and within budget. Proficiency with all commonly used technological devices, PC use and database management. Ability to interact professionally with multiple levels of the general public, Town Officials and Town Employees. Ability to operate or be trained in operation of office machines and computer terminals.
     Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time to view & operate computer equipment, and to stand for extended periods of time. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop and kneel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
     Apply to: Fern Smenyak, Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 5106, 100 Pocono Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804; email: fsmenyak@brookfieldct.gov; Fax: 203-775-4068. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

3.13.2020   PUBLIC

Children’s Library Specialist, Early Literacy Emphasis - Avon Free Public Library
Do you love to present, engage, and lead children and their caregivers in early literacy storytimes? Are you passionate about reading and libraries? Do you read children’s and teen literature? Are you seeking to grow your skills and become part of a successful and dynamic library team? If so, please consider The Avon Free Public Library in Avon, Connecticut. We are currently seeking to fill an opening for a 25 hour a week specialist in our children’s and teen services department. Employment application available on the Town of Avon’s website, www.avonct.gov. The deadline for this opening is April 9, 2020. Salary: $25.2686/hr. Schedule requires one evening a week and one Saturday a month. Please include a meaningful cover letter, Town of Avon application, resume and references.

 

 

3.13.2020   ACADEMIC

Web Services Librarian - DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University
Full time. BASIC FUNCTION: Serves as Library Webmaster. Provides vision and direction for all aspects of the Library’s online presence. Works collaboratively with library staff to maintain quality online services and resources. Uses data analytics and conducts usability studies to evaluate the effectiveness and accessibility of current user interfaces and identifies opportunities for improvements. Monitors trends in emerging technologies and recommends and/or implements new initiatives as appropriate. Works collaboratively with University campus partners such as ITS & Marketing and Communications. Participates in the Faculty Partnership program.
     KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED - EDUCATION: Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program, second Master’s in subject-specific field is preferred or equivalent related experience.
     KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED - EXPERIENCE: Two or more years of experience designing, building, and maintaining websites. One year of library experience, preferably in an academic library. Extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, and working knowledge of JavaScript. Experience with a variety of user research/usability methods. Experience with web analytics analysis. Familiarity with web accessibility standards, information architecture, content strategy for the web, and content management systems. Familiarity with responsive design and website best practices and standards.
     REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflows. Creative approach to the development of new services and commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across the University. Must be able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Must be results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and have an ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team.
     Highly Desirable: Extensive knowledge of JavaScript / JavaScript Libraries and other front-end technologies. Working knowledge of server-side scripting language such as PHP, Python, Ruby. Experience with integrating APIs. Experience with instructional design. Experience with graphic design for both online and print. Experience with web marketing techniques such as A/B testing, and SEO. Demonstrated ability to provide individual and group instruction on technical topics.
     REPORTS TO: Director of Library Systems
     For complete position posting and to apply, visit this link.
     Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

 

 

3.12.2020  PUBLIC

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

 

 

3.12.2020   SCHOOL

Technical Services Librarian - Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor

The Katharine Brush Library at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut is searching for a collaborative, dynamic, progressive, and tech-savvy librarian. One of three professional librarians, the librarian will assume the primary responsibility of managing technical services and the library’s integrated library system. The Technical Services Librarian will also have major involvement in the many public service aspects of the library, including instruction, reference, collection development, and community outreach initiatives. This position includes some evening and weekend hours.
     The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings whose children all died tragically and who then selflessly determined to found a school as a gift to the children of others, Loomis Chaffee provides our students with the best education—an education in which excellence in teaching and learning is shaped by the why, as much as the what, and every member of the community shares a commitment to the best self and the common good. For more information on the school, please visit https://www.loomischaffee.org.
     Click here for the full job ad and to apply.

 

 

3.12.2020   SPECIAL

Executive Director – LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
Moving Forward Together: Connection, Community, Opportunity. The Executive Board of LibraryLinkNJ seeks a creative and innovative leader—responsive to member, staff and state-wide needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next Executive Director. LibraryLinkNJ is the single, statewide, multi-type library cooperative in New Jersey, working in partnership with its 2,600 multi-type member libraries and the New Jersey State Library to provide access to excellent library services for 8.79 million residents in twenty-one counties. With a $2.2 million annual budget and 4 FTE system staff, LibraryLinkNJ is a member-focused organization with a reputation for providing effective continuing education, strong outreach services, high-level support for innovative technologies, and statewide delivery to its multi-type library membership. The Cooperative has over 1100 voting representatives from over 2,600 public and private school, public, academic, institutional, corporate, health sciences and special libraries and library-related agencies. A member-elected Executive Board meets monthly to oversee the programs and services of the organization. LibraryLinkNJ is a 501(c)(3) organization formed from the 2010 consolidation of the four regional cooperatives and is funded by the New Jersey State Library; members join at no charge and pay no dues.
     From the mountains of High Point to the shore areas of the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey is a model of geographic diversity. It is the 11th most populous and the most densely populated of the 50 states. Bordering New Jersey on the north and east are the metropolitan areas of New York and on the west and southwest by Pennsylvania and Delaware. Known as the Garden State, the state still lives up to its name, and continues to have major cities and industries, pleasant suburbs and rural areas located throughout the state and easily accessible through a wide network transportation system. The LibraryLinkNJ office is currently located in Piscataway; however, the new office (November 2020) will be in Ewing, NJ. For more information on LibraryLinkNJ, the area, and the State, please visit LibraryLinkNJ Links.
     Responsibilities. The Executive Director’s primary role is to provide leadership and initiative for LibraryLinkNJ. The ED works with the Executive Board and members of the Cooperative in the development and implementation of programs to enhance library services in New Jersey; manages the headquarters office; makes recommendations to the Executive Board concerning the hiring of office staff; and supervises and motivates staff in accordance with policies adopted by the Executive Board. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the New Jersey State Library and drafts the annual strategic initiatives and budget for review and approval. The ED also serves as a liaison to local, county, state and national library organizations and is dedicated to “Moving Forward Together.” Key opportunities include exploring and developing alternative funding streams through fundraising and development, continuing to look for and implement cost-savings strategies, developing an ambitious year-round continuing education program, developing and evaluating an RFP for statewide delivery service, and reinventing and reimagining LibraryLinkNJ for 2021 and the future.
     Qualifications. Required qualifications include an M.L.S. degree from an A.L.A. accredited institution and five years of professional library experience, including three years of experience in an administrative/managerial position in a library, nonprofit organization or private corporation. Additional qualifications include a comprehensive knowledge of library and networking services and trends, experience reporting to a governing Board, and a strong commitment to the evolving role of technology in the successful management of organizations and in library services. Extensive travel within the state is required and experience with multi-type library cooperation is desirable.
     Compensation. The hiring salary range is $115,000 – 130,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a cover letter that supports your candidacy for the position and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes April 26, 2020.

 

 

3.11.2020  PUBLIC

Library Assistant - Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough
Part time library assistant wanted for a small, suburban library in Marlborough, CT which prides itself on its customer service. Automated library experience required, Innovative Interfaces, III software preferred. Approximately 12-15 hours per week, hours will include some nights (until 8 PM) and one Saturday a month in rotation. Salary: $17.80 per hour. Resume and names of three references by March 31, 2020 to nwood@richmondlibrary.info.

 

 

3.11.2020   PUBLIC

Substitute Librarian positions - Southington Public Library

The Southington Public Library is seeking individuals for substitute librarian positions at the reference and circulation desk. Candidates must hold a Masters in Library Science. Typical duties include providing professional reference services for children and adults as well as assisting patrons with computers, fax, copier, and printing services and other related duties as needed. This position has a high degree of patron interaction and candidates must be customer service focused. This position is a temporary position to fill in for staff and provide assistance to Southington's Public Library. Hours vary based on need and may vary to both day, evening and Saturdays. Minimal notice may be given. The hourly rate is $18.00/hour. Please apply online.

 

 

3.9.2020   PUBLIC

Library Associate, Children’s Department - New Britain Public Library
20 hours per week. Bachelors degree required. Children’s library experience preferred. Computer literacy required. Full posting and job description at www.nbpl.info. Resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 060651 or e-mail to prutkowski@nbpl.info.

 

 

3.9.2020   PUBLIC

Substitute Librarian - Case Memorial Library, Orange
Case Memorial Library is Orange, CT, is seeking an enthusiastic professional to work evenings and weekends alternating Fridays/Saturdays, in our busy Adult Department. Salary is $15.62/hour; no benefits. Interested candidates should have strong customer service and technology skills, knowledge of adult literature, and a love of reading. Experience with Sierra ILS is a plus. A Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent is preferred. Current MLS/MLIS students with 30 credits are encouraged to apply.
     Please email a cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to Kathy Giotsas, Library Director, Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, CT 06477 at kgiotsas@casememoriallibrary.org by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 27th, 2020. EOE (NO CALLS)

 

 

3.5.2020   SPECIAL

Full-Time, Temporary Assistant Project Manager - New Haven
On Site at a Rare Book/Special Collections Library, New Haven, CT. This position will support a rare book cataloging project that will be done offsite in Bethlehem, PA, and New Haven, CT. The onsite portion of the project is expected to take 2 to 2.5 years. This person will work closely with the assigned Backstage Library Works project manager and will oversee day-to-day operations at the library in New Haven.
     Long-term, temporary employment.
     Possible relocation assistance.
     Immediate opening.
     Full-time positions, exempt.
     Fully benefited positions, with paid time off, paid holidays, eligible for health coverage and 401K after two months.
     JOB DESCRIPTION: The expected duration of this project is approximately 2 – 2.5 years, working 5 days (40 hours) per week. The APM will be working on-site, performing original and copy cataloging of rare materials, working directly with library staff and helping to hire and supervise up to 8 full-time catalogers.
     RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform original and copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format, following DCRM(B), RBMS, and PCC guidelines. Work in the library’s Voyager system. Assist in hiring and supervising catalogers. Meet daily production levels and standards. Closely monitor the performance and quality of work of all catalogers, meeting project deadlines and quality targets for the project. Help interview, hire and train new employees. Be responsible for the quality of cataloger output, including QA sampling, training when needed and other intervention as necessary. Be responsible for the profitability of the project, which includes meeting production goals, quality goals, deadlines and hiring appropriate catalogers in support of these goals. Work with library staff on a professional level.
     We are looking for someone who has the following skills: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or considerable professional cataloging experience. Experience with handling and cataloging rare materials. Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment. Familiarity with library standards, including RDA, MARC21, DCRM(B), and LCSH. Experience communicating in person, email and by phone with people of varying skill levels and knowledge. Attentiveness to detail and quality. Ability to write clearly and concisely for multiple audiences. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work independently and productively. Learn new skills quickly and thoroughly. Basic familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office suite. Type speed minimum: 50+ wpm. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Must pass a general knowledge test. Must pass a background check and drug test prior to appointment. Supervision of multiple employees, including hiring, training, monitoring production and quality, and maintaining appropriate staff to meet project deadlines. Experience with OCLC Connexion. Experience with any foreign language cataloging.
     TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Lara Henry (lara@bslw.com), Alexandra Parran (aparran@bslw.com) and Laura Folaumahina (lfolauma@bslw.com).
 

 

 

3.4.2020  PUBLIC  SPECIAL

CEO – Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
“Advance Library Excellence” as the next CEO of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA). With an excellent staff (15FTE), an annual $3 million operating budget, and a nine-member governing Board of Trustees, SMRLA will continue to provide new and ongoing library services and products to its three member libraries serving the 370,000+ residents of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive leader to be an enthusiastic advocate with State and local partners, an inspirational CEO for SMRLA staff, and a collaborative partner with its member Library Directors. Key opportunities for the CEO include implementing the strategic plan, creating a stronger regional library system through strong governance, continuing staff development, succession planning, and creating sustainable revenue streams. The successful candidate will be a co-partner with member Libraries in the areas of innovative technologies, resource sharing, advocacy, and exploration of future funding potential. Established by the State of Maryland, SMRLA is located in St. Mary’s County (Charlotte Hall), MD.
     The three counties served by SMRLA—St. Mary’s County (113,000 population), Calvert County (91,000 population), and Charles County (146,000 population)—are centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic corridor close to Washington, D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore. Home to crabbing, fishing, and farming, the area is also home to the high-tech Naval Air Station Patuxent River and has a deep appreciation of a combined focus on its historical foundations and its dynamic outlook. Southern Maryland boasts a thousand miles of shoreline with fossil-laden cliffs, quiet tidal inlets and sandy beaches. The result of this unique geography is a maritime heritage of skipjacks, steamboats and lighthouses, a network of scenic byways joining resort towns and picturesque communities and an abundance of state and national parks offering a diverse variety of water-based recreational activities. The area also boasts of excellent public schools and a wealth of cultural amenities. To learn more about SMRLA and the area, see SMRLA Links.
     Responsibilities. The CEO directs, coordinates, and manages the activities and operations of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing organizational leadership and direction to ensure optimal operations; recommend, develop and implement strategic initiatives in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, Member Library Directors, and SMRLA Staff; and serve as the principal representative to state government agencies and organizations to promote visibility, influence, and funding for SMRLA Libraries. In addition, the CEO will also oversee the ongoing programs and services offered by the Association and continue to enhance those programs and services offered to the citizens of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties.
     Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are: (1) a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; (2) the Public Library Director’s Certificate from the Maryland State Library or the ability to secure such certification within 120 days of hire; and (3)a minimum of five years of experience in a library organization and three years in a supervisory role. Additional qualifications include knowledge of library trends and best practices, strong interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of state-of-the-art library technologies, and successful experience with budget preparation and financial reporting. Desirable skills also include the ability to work collaboratively with Trustees, Member Libraries, staff, and local and state officials and experience reporting to a governing board.
     Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $90,000 - $110,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications), relocation assistance, and an attractive benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller on or before the closing date of April 5, 2020.

 

 

3.4.2020  PUBLIC

Children’s Library Assistant - Wilton Library
Wilton Library is seeking an energetic, creative individual to assist with collections, perform service desk duties, create and assist with programs and story times for ages 5–12 years, and perform other duties as requested under the direction of the Children’s Library Manager.
      Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Publisher, Email, and social media are required, as well as attention to detail and the ability to work well with other team members in a creative and vibrant environment. Applicants must also demonstrate an interest in reading children’s literature.
     Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Library knowledge and/or experience in working with children ages birth–12 years is required. Demonstrated creative ability. STEAM skills are a plus.
     Schedule: Part-time (average of 19 hours per week), hourly position. The schedule is Mondays 1 pm–8 pm; Tuesdays 9:30 am–5 pm; Thursdays 10 am–5 pm along with the third Saturday of the month. Candidates must be flexible and able to fill in for other staff as necessary.
     Email resume, cover letter and completed WLA application to employment@wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

3.3.2020   SPECIAL

Project Catalogers (Contract) - The Donohue Group (Boston area)
The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has immediate full- and part-time contract positions available (20-37.5 hours/week) for a cataloging project at a major public library in the Boston area. The estimated time period is 6 months, with extension contingent on continued funding.
     Duties: Perform copy and original (brief record) cataloging on a variety of materials.
     Required qualifications: • MLS (ALA accredited) OR equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; fluency in English. Candidates should have recent experience in original and copy cataloging. Familiarity and recent work experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC and MARC editing. • Extreme attention to detail, a willingness to ask questions, and the ability to adapt to changing project specifications. Productivity and accuracy will be monitored and must be maintained. • Ability to work well in a team environment, get up to speed quickly and navigate smoothly through various software programs.
     Compensation: $19-23/hour, depending on experience. Benefits available after 30 days of employment for those working 30 or more hours/week.
     Notes: This project includes materials in a variety of languages. Applicants with experience cataloging in languages other than English are encouraged to apply. Project positions are located in both downtown Boston (easily accessible by public transit) and south of Boston.
     Contact: Please email cover letter and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, Manager, Business Development at dgijobs@dgiinc.com. Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095. Web Site: https://www.dgiinc.com/careers/project-catalogers/

 

 

2.27.2020   ACADEMIC

Pharmacy Librarian - UConn School of Pharmacy

The UConn School of Pharmacy seeks a Pharmacy Librarian to serve as a central partner in supporting and advancing research, teaching, and learning for School of Pharmacy students, faculty, and staff. Founded in 1925 as the Connecticut College of Pharmacy, the UConn School of Pharmacy enrolled 492 students in 2019 and has 42 full time faculty. The School of Pharmacy offers undergraduate (BS in Pharmacy Studies) and graduate (Pharm.D./Ph.D) degree programs.

     The Pharmacy Librarian will be headquartered in the School of Pharmacy Library, housed in the Pharmacy and Biology Building, and will report to the Business Manager of the School of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Librarian will also work closely with UConn Library colleagues on the Storrs campus and will engage with and participate in UConn Library committees and workflows in the UConn Library’s Academic Engagement area. The successful candidate will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

     Pharmacy Librarian Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     Responsibilities: Serves as the librarian to the School of Pharmacy, supporting and advancing evidence-based practice in research, teaching, and learning for School of Pharmacy undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Manages and oversees the School of Pharmacy Library, including: (1) Supervision of School of Pharmacy Library student workers to staff the School of Pharmacy Library, and (2) School of Pharmacy Library space management, including the coordination of the School of Pharmacy Library facilities, in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Pharmacy. Engages in outreach to the School of Pharmacy community and the wider UConn community, continuing to integrate the School of Pharmacy Library into curricular and co-curricular efforts. Offers research and instructional services to the School of Pharmacy, including information literacy instruction in the pharmaceutical sciences and in-depth research consultations. Offers research support for and collaborates on systematic reviews, meta-analysis, grants, and a wide range of research and scholarly efforts. Engages in collection development, management, and assessment; coordinating and collaborating with UConn Library colleagues. Engages with scholarly communication in the pharmaceutical sciences, in areas including but not limited to open access, OER, author rights, research impact and metrics, and data management. Engages in collection management at the School of Pharmacy Library, coordinating and collaborating with colleagues in the UConn Library. Supports School of Pharmacy students in the development of study and research skills in areas such as citation management. Curates the School of Pharmacy history artifact collections. Engages in professional development and continuing education and is active in professional associations related to the work of the position, such as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and other organizations. Participates on staff committees and project-based efforts in the School of Pharmacy and the UConn Library. May serve as a subject specialist to a health sciences discipline outside of the School of Pharmacy. May engage in teaching semester-long or other courses for the School of Pharmacy.

     Shared Expectations for UConn Library Student Supervisors: 1. Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises student employees. 2. Determines work assignments and provides feedback to each student employee. 3. Approves student timecards and resolves time reporting and/or student payroll issues in a timely manner. 4. Manages student employment budget, providing allocation requests and ensuring student payroll expenditures remain within approved budget. 5. Maintains current student employee personnel records. 6. Adheres to the policies and procedures as outlined in the UConn Library Student Employee Handbook and the UConn Student Employment Guide.

     Shared Expectations for All Staff: 1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to School of Pharmacy and UConn Library priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation. 2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 3. Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities. 4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut. 5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. 6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

     Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 1: 1. Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program (or international equivalent). 2. Knowledge of pharmaceutical or health sciences. For example, knowledge of health sciences might include working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, knowledge of medical terminology, and/or knowledge or experience in medical librarianship. 3. Knowledge of research and information resources in the pharmaceutical or health sciences. 4. Strong collaboration, oral and written communication, interpersonal, and creative problem solving skills. 5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team-based environment and be flexible in approach to problem solving and recommending, implementing, and supporting solutions. 6. Demonstrated organizational skills coupled with flexibility and the ability to shift seamlessly between multiple simultaneous priorities. 7. Knowledge of principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 8. Demonstrated ability to actively engage with stakeholders through outreach and networking.

     Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 2: 1. Minimum of three years related professional experience. 2. Demonstrated ability to maintain active engagement in professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.

     Preferred Qualifications for both Appointments: 1. Experience supervising students. 2. Experience working in an academic or pharmaceutical library. 3. Experience with budget management. 4. Experience with instructional design.

     Employment at UConn and Appointment Term: UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. A tradition of coaching winning athletes makes UConn a standout in Division l sports and fuels our academic spirit. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.

     The main 4,400-acre campus is set in a university town located in the rural heart of Connecticut; approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York. Storrs offers New England village charm, with outstanding recreational facilities and open space initiatives, farm to table agricultural communities, and excellent public schools.

     The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top public research universities.

     UConn’s faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

     This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

     TO APPLY: Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, Search #494340 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

 

 

2.27.2020   SCHOOL

REPOSTED. The Hotchkiss School seeks to inspire a diverse range of students who are committed to the betterment of self and society, and to cultivate in them, at the highest standards of excellence, imagination and intellect, openness and personal integrity, and empathy and responsible citizenship, so that they may discover and fulfill their potential as individuals fully engaged in our world.
     The Edsel Ford Memorial Library is a welcoming place serving the Hotchkiss School community. It supports the School's Mission by being a place where community members discover new ideas, where reading and critical analysis are promoted, and where the diversity of human culture, knowledge and experience is celebrated. Professional librarians support the academic curriculum, especially inquiry-based learning, utilizing extensive print and electronic resources. The Library is also a space where students, faculty or community members concentrate on reading, writing, and other academic tasks or pause and re-energize.
     Position summary: The Director of the Edsel Ford Memorial Library (Library Director) will be a student-centered educator with a proven leadership record. The Library Director will guide a professional library team who support learning through discovery. A successful Library Director will practice empathy in listening and connecting to students and colleagues from diverse places and backgrounds, express a vision for advancing the work of the Library within the School community, adopt a flexible approach to challenges and opportunities, model curiosity, and commit to reflective practice and continual personal and professional growth.
     Duties and responsibilities: Collaborate with colleagues to continually innovate new ways to promote teaching and learning at Hotchkiss, particularly in areas of inquiry-based learning, research, and information literacy. Cultivate a welcoming environment for community members from diverse backgrounds and with diverse identities. Articulate priorities within the framework of the School’s mission and the Library’s ongoing commitments. Lead a team of eight librarians in an environment that values collaboration. Coach team members toward their individual and shared goals. Evaluate and direct resources to support opportunities for professional growth and development. Manage the Library’s annual budget (including over thirty endowed funds) and develop and implement a plan to assess the impact of expenditures. Serve as chief liaison from the Library to the community as well as promote a sense of the Library as part of the larger School.
     As a member of an intentional residential-school community, the Library Director will model curiosity and compassion, and serve as a role model for others in maintaining appropriate standards of care for students and maintaining healthy boundaries in professional relationships. They will participate actively in community life through service in all aspects of School life—residential, advising, and co-curricular programs. Typical responsibilities of a full-time faculty member include 1-2 nights of duty per week and one weekend of duty per month in a residential dorm, and periodic service on faculty committees and/or as an advisor to student clubs. Faculty members who serve a residential role receive year-round housing (plus utilities), and meals when school is in session. Full-time faculty members are generally expected to obtain a public service endorsement on their Connecticut driver's license within the first year of employment to drive students in School vehicles.
     Qualifications: An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent advanced degree and experience is required; at least three years of experience leading professional staff in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have: Experience managing budgets to align expenditures with institutional priorities; experience stewarding endowed funds. Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices for teaching information literacy and collaborating with faculty to develop and lead inquiry-based research projects. Teaching experience is preferred. Advanced search and research skills using proprietary databases. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
     Immediate supervisor: The Library Director reports to the Dean of Academic Life.
     Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education level. Hotchkiss provides a comprehensive benefit package, which includes a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability offerings, HSA/FSA options, and retirement benefits through TIAA with a robust matching program. Ample funding exists to support participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, as well as advanced degree work.
     Application information: Through our online application process, interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant college and graduate school transcripts, and three references. Apply Here.
     The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
     The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
     The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
     FLSA: Exempt. Reports to: Dean of Academic Life. Schedule: 11-month schedule. Designation: Administrative Faculty. Travel: Rare.

 

 

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.

 

 

2.10.2020  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

 

 

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