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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.)

  

Submissions

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

 

Fees

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

 

Organization

Jobs are listed by date, with newest postings at the top. 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:

 

 

 

7.9.2020      ACADEMIC

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

 

 

7.9.2020     PUBLIC

Library Assistant - The Brookfield Library
Pay Rate: $18-$20 per hour (Based on Experience). 25 Hours Per Week. Supervisor: Library Director. Responsibilities: Help to develop outreach and marketing content for Library programs, including flyers, digital posts and emails. Collaborate with other staff members on program publicity and execution. Assist with outreach to build knowledge and understanding of the breadth and scope of Library offerings. Help to maintain the library’s social media presence and website. Assist with Library programs when necessary. Assist at circulation desk when necessary. Other Library related duties as required.
     Education and Training: High School diploma or equivalent required, bachelor’s degree preferred. Understanding of basic principles of library organization and procedures. Previous public library experience is strongly desired.
     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required: Working knowledge of information technology, including but not limited to: personal computers, e-readers, smartphones & tablet apps, the Internet, social media and downloadable and streaming media and platforms. Awareness of current and emerging technology uses. Digital marketing experience for an organization is required, specifically Canva, Publisher, Word and iMovie is preferred. Able to collaborate with staff and work well on a team. Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
     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 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
     A full job description is available in the Human Resources Department. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department or submitted online via Brookfield’s Town Website (www.brookfieldct.gov). Apply to Fern Smenyak, Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 5106, 100 Pocono Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804 Fax: 203-775-4068 email: fsmenyak@brookfieldct.gov. Applications/Resumes will be received until the position is filled. The Town of Brookfield is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


7.8.2020     PUBLIC

Library Assistant - Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough

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

 

 

7.6.2020      ACADEMIC

Linda Lear Librarian for Special Collections and Archives - Connecticut College
Pay Type: Exempt (salaried). Department: Shain Library. Continuing Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Full Benefits. Qualifies for relocation reimbursement.
     Job Summary: Connecticut College is conducting a national search for the Linda Lear Librarian for Special Collections and Archives to assist with the strong demand for use of primary source resources among Connecticut College faculty and students. This position works with the Director of Special Collections and Archives and the College Archivist to acquire and process collections and provide instruction and research services. The Lear Librarian also takes primary responsibility for promoting use of collections in the Lear Center based on his or her academic background and interests.
     General Duties & Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives and working in collaboration with the Director and the College Archivist, this individual is responsible for providing instruction and assistance to classes; assisting in setting processing priorities and making collections accessible to users; providing research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and outside researchers; and participating in Lear Center outreach efforts such as exhibitions, digital projects, social media, and publications. Additional responsibilities include helping to manage the Lear Center’s website and instance of ArchivesSpace; developing grant proposals; supervising student workers and volunteers; and engaging in professional development, scholarship, service, and other activities related to development and growth as an academic professional.
     Qualifications: Accredited Masters degree in library or information studies and 1-3 years of applicable experience in special collections or archives, or equivalent experience required; advanced degree in an area related to Lear Center collection strengths, especially environmentalism and conservation, children’s literature, or women’s history preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory, methodology, and tools; excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills; ability to build and sustain key relationships with faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors, outside researchers and community and professional colleagues. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with relevant computer tools including archival digitization equipment and techniques, digital asset management and presentation programs (Omeka, BE Press, Islandora/Fedora, etc.), web editing software, and/or integrated library systems, experience supervising student workers and volunteers, experience preparing and overseeing grant-funded projects and coursework in or experience working with rare books.
     Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume
     Applicant Credentialing: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected candidate.

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

 

 

7.6.2020     PUBLIC

Library Circulation Assistant - Durham Public Library
The Durham Public Library seeks an enthusiastic and reliable circulation assistant to join our team. This is a part-time position performing a variety of circulation, materials processing, and customer service functions. Excellent customer service skills, ability to communicate effectively with patrons and staff, and attention to detail required.
     Key responsibilities include: Performing circulation routines using the Library’s automated system, including issuing and renewing library cards; checking library materials in and out; collecting fines; placing holds and contacting patrons, answering phones and responding to queries. Advising patrons about library materials and services. Assisting patrons with computers and other technology.
     Qualifications desired include: High school graduation required; Associates or B.A. degree preferred. Circulation and/or library technical experience in a public library. Experience with computers and automated library systems. Experience with Sierra preferred. Strong commitment to warm and welcoming public service required.
     This is a part-time (17 hours per week) non-union position with no benefits. The salary is $18.50/hour and the schedule includes two evenings per week and alternating Fridays and Saturdays. Successful candidates will be subject to the Town of Durham background screening process, and a pre-employment drug screen. To apply, please complete the Town of Durham Employment Application. Send the completed application with a cover letter to Christine Michaud, Library Director, at cmichaud@durhamlibrary.org. Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24.

 

 

7.6.2020     PUBLIC

Part Time Circulation Assistant – Stratford Library Association

Are you excited about providing library services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment serving a variety of cultures and age groups. We have an opening for a part time Circulation Assistant. This position encompasses basic circulation services, registering patrons, checking materials in and out, collecting and recording fines and fees, display and shelf maintenance in the lobby, performing basic “help desk” functions for the library including directional and circulation inquiries as well as assisting patrons with WiFi and downloadable collections, and answering telephone queries. Strong communication skills, proficiency with computer applications, and a commitment to public service required. High School or Equivalency Diploma and one year of work experience in a library Circulation Department capacity required. Spanish/English bilingual highly desirable. 12 hours/week, schedule currently varies due to the pandemic but will stabilize at a later date. Includes a combination of day, evening and weekend hours (Saturday rotation required). Salary range of $15.57 - $21.75 per/hour. Send your resume and contact information for three references to Geri Diorio, Assistant Director, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or e-mail GDiorio@stratfordlibrary.org. Application deadline: 7/24/20. EOE

 

 

7.2.2020     PUBLIC

Publicity, Marketing and Web Presence Librarian – The Farmington Libraries
The Farmington Libraries are seeking an experienced and creative librarian dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to join our team as Publicity, Marketing and Web Presence Librarian. The ideal candidate will have an enthusiasm for working on new projects and ideas, and a passion for serving the community. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Publicity, Marketing and Web Presence Librarian is responsible for design and implementation of library-wide branding and marketing.
     Duties include, but are not limited to: design and creation of signage, logos and publications; design and content creation of the libraries’ newsletter; composition and dissemination of press releases; supervision of social media accounts; content creation for the libraries’ website; filming and editing of promotional videos; drafting of grant proposals and applications; providing passport application service to patrons; assistance with the planning and promotion of major library programs and other tasks as assigned. Working with the public on the Information Desk is required, including an evening and Saturday rotation.
     Minimum Requirements: MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution. Two years’ experience working in public libraries or a related field, and a minimum of one year of experience: using professional graphic design software; managing web content using Word Press. Post-secondary degree or coursework in Fine Arts or Graphic Design preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as attention to detail are necessary for this position.
     This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting salary of $50,250 per year. Excellent benefit package includes health insurance, pension plan, paid vacation and sick leave.
     To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to jobs@farmingtonlibraries.org by Friday, July 31, 2020. The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer.

 

 

6.26.2020      PUBLIC

Director of Library Services - West Hartford Libraries

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

 

 

6.22.2020     SCHOOL

Library Media Specialist - Milford Public Schools
Opening for a Library Media Specialist at Jonathan Law High School. Starting Date: August 24, 2020. Jonathan Law High School has reimagined their media center and created a Teaching and Learning Commons. The TLC provides a space for every student to foster their creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills in a 21st century learning space designed to support and welcome all students. Current CT School Library Media Specialist certification (062) required. Salary and benefits per contract. Interested applicants must apply online through this job posting in order to be considered for the position. No phone calls please. Posted until filled.

 

 

6.17.2020     ACADEMIC

Head of Research Services - UConn Library
The UConn Library seeks an engaging leader to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to shape the future of research services at UConn. The Head of Research Services leads the Research Services unit to sustain and develop services in direct support of UConn’s teaching, research, and learning needs. The successful candidate will draw on strong leadership and collaboration skills to build and maintain successful working partnerships across the UConn Library and larger University community.
     Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Academic Engagement, the Head of Research Services supervises nine full-time librarians who hold both subject liaison and functional roles. This position provides broad oversight and management of the unit, serves as subject liaison to a range of disciplinary areas in the successful candidate’s areas of expertise, and collaborates closely with unit heads across the library.
     Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate will advance diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion efforts at the Library, making a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University. The contributions of the successful candidate will exemplify the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.
     Responsibilities: Directs, plans, and communicates Research Services unit efforts. Shapes services in collaboration with unit members to meet the teaching, research, and learning needs of the UConn community. Serves as the librarian to a range of departments and centers, engages in outreach to stakeholders, and integrates UConn Library services and resources into curricular and co-curricular efforts. Designs and teaches instructional sessions, including subject-based information literacy instruction. Provides research support, including in-depth research consultations. Engages and provides direction in the development, management, and assessment of Library collections. Explores and meets stakeholder and community needs through partnership and collaboration with UConn Library colleagues across UConn campuses. Develops, implements, and evaluates Library policies and procedures as related to position responsibilities. Engages in professional development and continuing education and makes significant contributions in professional activities related to the position.
     Shared Expectations for Staff Supervisors: Assigns, oversees, reviews, and evaluates work of direct reports. Establishes work schedule(s) and approve timecard(s). Maintains supervisory files. Promotes inclusivity and is communicative about priorities, opportunities, and challenges. Encourages new thinking and ideas and actively fosters open communication. Follows the Performance Management Guidelines as outlined by the Library, Human Resources, and the staff member’s contractually specified evaluation process. Provides training and assistance to each direct report. Supports involvement in professional development activities and provides internal development opportunities as appropriate to each position.
     Shared Expectations for All Staff: Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.
     Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 3 – Manager: A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution (or an international equivalent). Minimum six years related professional experience. Minimum two years of continuous supervisory experience of professional staff, including proven team accomplishments and individual success in employee supervision, leadership, and mentoring. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of library information science and experience as a subject liaison as evidenced by professional roles and accomplishments. Demonstrated skill in meeting community educational and research needs through knowledge of principles and best practices of in-person and online instruction at an advanced level. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Demonstrated knowledge of research and the scholarly communications ecosystem at an advanced level. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to maintain an advanced level of active learning skills and currency in professional standards, practices, procedures, policies, and technologies related to position responsibilities. Demonstrated ability or proven success in maintaining active engagement and creating significant contributions in professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.
     Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 4 – Manager: Minimum nine years related professional experience. Demonstrated skill in delivering community educational and research needs through knowledge of principles and best practices of in-person and online instruction at a mastery level. Demonstrated knowledge of research and the scholarly communications ecosystem at a mastery level. Demonstrated ability to maintain a mastery level of active learning skills and currency in professional standards, practices, procedures, policies, and technologies related to position responsibilities. Demonstrated ability or proven success in providing leadership and/or creating high-impact contributions for professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.
     Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments: Academic library experience. Proven success leading strategic projects or new initiatives. Experience with citation management tools.
     Employment at UConn and Appointment Terms: 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. 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 heart of Connecticut; approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City. 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 and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.
     To Apply: Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, (Reference search #494626) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references. Candidates should address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable).
     Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by July 19, 2020. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

 

 

6.17.2020     PUBLIC

Interlibrary Loan Librarian - Woodbury Public Library
Working under the direct supervision of the Library Director the Interlibrary Loan Librarian (ILL) is responsible to develop, administer, and coordinate all interlibrary loans for all departments of the library, patrons, and other libraries.
     Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field preferred. A minimum of two years of relevant post high school courses and experience will be considered. A minimum of two years public library experience is required. Must be willing to obtain additional training as needed.
     This is a part-time, 24 hours per week, union position. Pay rate is $20.11 per hour. Work schedule is as follows: Monday - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday or Saturday (Alternating) – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
     A detailed job description can be found here. Interested applicants are required to submit an employment application and resume via mail by 4:00 p.m. on July 17, 2020.

 

 

6.17.2020     PUBLIC

Circulation Assistant(s) - Woodbury Public Library
Responsible for providing all patrons with circulation, reference, and information services. Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field preferred. A minimum of two years of relevant post high school courses and experience will be considered. Public Library experience a plus. Must be willing to obtain additional training as needed.
     This is a part-time, non-union position. Pay rate is $18.49 per hour. Hours and schedule to be determined.
     A detailed job description can be found here. Interested applicants are required to submit an employment application and resume via mail by 4:00 p.m. on July 17, 2020.

 

 

6.17.2020    LIBRARY ORGANIZATION

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, each headed by a director reporting to his or her county board, 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 clear direction, 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 (110,000 population), Calvert County (93,000 population), and Charles County (163,000 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 and for the county 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 seven years of experience in a library organization and four years in a managerial 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 $100,000 - $140,000 (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 at karenmiller@bradburymiller.com on or before the closing date of July 26, 2020.

 

 

6.16.2020     PUBLIC

Adult Services Librarian - Windsor Locks Public Library

The Windsor Locks Public Library seeks a talented and innovative individual to fill the position of Adult Services Librarian. This full time 35.0 position requires flexibility in scheduling to allow for evening and weekend shifts.
     The ideal candidate would offer experienced, proven ability to foster teamwork, a visionary management style, a high degree of flexibility, demonstrates analytical thinking, and a sense of humor.
     The Adult Services Librarian performs a variety of administrative and professional library work related to planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Adult Department.
     This position supervises the part-time library staff and at times serves as a librarian-in-charge and oversees the facility in the absence of the Library Director.
     The primary responsibilities of the Adult Services Librarian include oversight of the automated library system and circulation functions, establishing and communicating circulation policies and procedures, training, scheduling, and supervision of circulation staff, and modeling a high degree of customer service.
     Strong collection development experience essential. Oversees and develops the adult library collections including circulating and reference collections and oversees information services based on current trends and interests of the library’s user community.
     Develops and maintains the library’s websites and online services, public relations, community outreach, and other tasks as assigned.
     Working knowledge of online resources and social media platforms is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently and efficiently and to understand and interpret library policies, procedures, and rules in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful atmosphere.
     Other responsibilities include compiling, analyzing, and providing narrative and statistical reports to the Director, Board, and State Library, developing and promoting diverse and creative adult programming, offering informed reader’s advisory service.
     Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to prioritize and organize tasks, an understanding of budget management, and the ability to work and interact productively and cooperatively with staff, volunteers, and the public are essential.
     Supervisory experience is required. An MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution or a minimum of three years working with adult public library services and resources in a supervisory role is preferred. This position reports to the Library Director.
     Please send electronic resume and three references to: wlockslibposition@mail.com. M/F/D/V

 

 

6.15.2020     PUBLIC

Full-Time Children’s Librarian - Darien Library
Darien Library (CT) seeks a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic candidate to join a dedicated Youth Services Department as a full-time Children’s Librarian. This librarian will serve as the Early Literacy and Outreach Coordinator, planning and managing programming for the First Five Years, coordinating well-established outreach to community organizations, and managing Summer Reading relationships with Darien Schools. The highly-motivated candidate will have a passion for public service, knowledge of children’s literature, experience working with youth specifically ages birth through age 5, a desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and will join a tight-knit and very collaborative team in providing extraordinary services to children.
     Qualifications and Skills: MLIS degree, or degree in progress, from an ALA-accredited library and information sciences graduate program required. 1-3 years experience in a children’s library setting, or equivalent event planning experience, preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and devotion to hospitality in public service. Ability to be highly collaborative, and coordinate programming for birth to five years with peers and outside performers. Experience with early literacy best practices including ECRR2 and Supercharged Storytime. Knowledge of the developmental needs of children at various ages, and corresponding library services and materials. Experience with PR, specifically with creating promotional material, including press releases and documents for the public. Attention to detail and strong aptitude in written and oral communication. Knowledge of current publishing trends and popular authors. Knowledge of current library trends, specifically within children’s services. Proficiency with new and emerging technologies, as well as Microsoft Office Applications. Knowledge of design software highly desirable. Bilingual candidates, or those with functional knowledge of another language, are highly desirable.
     Responsibilities: A public and visible face of the Children’s Library, both within the library and outside in the community. Provides exemplary customer services to patrons on public desks in Youth Services. Creates and manages the yearly Registered Storytime calendar, including hiring outside performers, scheduling staff-led storytimes, and completing the Storytime Lottery. Conducts outreach visits to preschools, community organizations, and scouting groups. Manage all Public Relations for the Children’s Library. Coordinates summer reading booktalking visits with elementary schools. Maintains strong relationships with various local organizations and individuals to provide outstanding outreach to the community. Maintains public calendars and all other promotional material for Children’s Services, including eblasts. Plans and conducts programming for children of all ages and their caregivers. Provides exemplary reference and readers’ advisory services to children, caregivers, and educators in the community. Maintains strong connections to relevant professional organizations. Participates in the collection development of print and digital materials for children birth to age twelve. Available to work one evening per week, and one weekend a month, in addition to special events.
     Salary: Begins at $60,000 annually for a 37.5 hour week, and is commensurate with experience. Compensation includes generous vacation, sick, and personal leave. Significant opportunities for professional development available. Health benefits and town pension are included with this position.
     To Apply: For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to Mia Orobona, Assistant Head of Teen Services, at morobona@darienlibrary.org by July 15, 2020.

 

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