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CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines

Professional positions (MLS typically required)

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

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

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


Professional level positions
that do not meet this salary or do not provide salary information are posted in a special area at the bottom of this page. For more information, see About this Page, below.
 

  

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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Public Libraries

Professional level positions listed here have salaries that meet or exceed the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline. 

 

 10.16.2018 

Children’s Librarian - Cromwell Belden Public Library
The Cromwell Belden Public Library seeks an enthusiastic individual to join our team as Children’s Librarian. This position is responsible for oversight of the library’s children and young adult departments and will work closely with the Director and Adult Services librarian.
     Examples of duties: Review and select materials for children, teens and parents. Plan, implement, market and supervise youth programs. Coordinate with town departments as well as other agencies. Provide reader’s advisory and outreach services for youth and families. Train and supervise library staff.
     Requirements: Preferred requirements include an MLS from an ALA accredited institution along with experience working in children’s services, excellent knowledge of children’s literature, library trends, and strong customer service skills. Public library experience is strongly preferred. Equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
     This position is 35 hours per week, includes nights and weekends and provides excellent benefits. Salary range is $57,334-$80,674. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2019.
     To apply, submit town application (available at www.cromwellct.com) along with resume and cover letter to mbironi@cromwellct.com or mail to Town of Cromwell, Attn: Human Resources Department, 41 West Street, Cromwell CT 06416. Closing date is 11/14/18.

 

 10.15.2018 

PT Children's Dept. Reference Librarian - Simsbury Public Library
Simsbury Public Library seeks a dynamic, professional, customer service oriented librarian to work part time at our busy Children's Room circulation desk. Under the general supervision of the Head of Children’s Services this position is responsible for providing excellent customer service, assisting with planning and executing programs, creating passive programs; as well as assisting in the promotion of the Library, its programs and services. This position is part time 4-16 hours per week with weekday hours, plus a Saturday and Sunday rotation. For a full list of job functions, see the attached description. Apply online at simsbury-ct.gov/jobs.

 

 10.12.2018  rev. 10.15

Technical Services Reference Librarian - Fairfield Public Library

The Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT is seeking an experienced librarian to provide accurate and efficient acquisitions, processing and cataloging, while supervising overall work flow of the Technical Services Department. Successful candidate will be responsible for materials acquisitions, collection cataloging, collection processing, bibliographic database maintenance, and statistical reporting. Responsible for understanding digital components of library collection and able to maintain record continuity. This Librarian will work closely with vendors in troubleshooting, developing new systems capabilities and advocating issues on behalf of the Library. Oversees Interlibrary Loan process and performs the more difficult work of the department. Also provide direct service to patrons at public service desk up to 11 hours per week including one evening per week and one Saturday per month. Serve as member of Collection Development Team. Train and supervise Technical Services full and part-time staff.
     Requirements, skills and abilities: Must have thorough knowledge of library principles and library technologies. Thorough knowledge of current cataloging standards and practices for all formats including original cataloging. Experience working with budgets. Proficient with OCLC, SIRSI Symphony Workflows (Analytics a plus) and Baker & Taylor 360. Must have demonstrated willingness to follow trends and developments in library service and implement applicable ones within the library system. This is a 35 hour work week position with a beginning salary of $63,674.
     Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited university. At least 3 years experience working as a professional librarian with at least two of those working in technical services. Supervisory experience is a plus.
     All interested candidates should submit a completed Town of Fairfield Employment Application, along with a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department by October 31, 2018. hr@fairfieldct.org. Town of Fairfield, Human Resources Department, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

 

 10.12.2018 

Adult Services Librarian - Trumbull Library System
Full Time Position ($33.54/hr., 35 hrs. per week, full benefits). The Trumbull Library System seeks a brilliant librarian filled with passion for people, enthusiasm for pulling off big projects, and enjoys garnering public participation. If your idea of a good day is coordinating a town-wide literacy event, starting a homebound delivery service and getting people the one-on-one technical assistance they need to succeed, then we encourage you to apply. We need an eager, inventive visionary to join our team to help make the Trumbull Library the best experience for our adult and senior patrons by developing innovative programs and providing stellar customer service.
     About us: We are a cooperative work environment. Staff are supportive of one another in pursuit of our mission to serve the town of Trumbull through vibrant collections, engaging programming, and excellent patron experiences. Change and new initiatives are encouraged.
     The job: Adult Services Librarian works under the supervision of the Adult Services Coordinator and is responsible for creating and coordinating adult programs and services, performing community outreach for adults and seniors, and pursuing new library technologies and grant opportunities as they arise. They will work both independently and collaboratively with other library staff in providing family programming as well as developing the adult collections. Qualified candidates must possess highly effective interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and energetic. Excellent computer, organizational, and communication skills are a must.
     Minimum Requirements: ALA accredited MLS. One year of experience working as a professional public librarian in adult services required. One year of demonstrated experience planning and presenting public activities, events and workshops required.
     For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/trumbullct/jobs/2236074/adult-services-librarian.

 

 10.12.2018 

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

 

 10.12.2018 

P/T Library Associate - Fairfield Public Library

The Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking a graduate student to work evenings and weekends in our Children’s Department. Successful candidate is creative, energetic, knowledgeable with respect to libraries, children’s literature, familiar with computers, and technology in general and has experience or strong interest in working with children and their caregivers. Duties include, but are not limited to: staffing the Children’s Department Reference Desk and responding to information questions, locating materials, assisting with the creation of program materials and displays; organizing and general clean-up of public area; shelving. $19.45/hour. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree. Open until filled. If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to tlyhne@fplct.org, Attention: Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children’s Services, Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824.

 

 10.12.2018 

Shelver - Wilton Library
Wilton Library is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented individual to begin year-round part-time employment in October 2018. This position is for 3 weekday shifts (2-3 hours per shift) and 1 Saturday afternoon shift (4 hours) every 4 weeks on rotation, averaging 6-12 hours per week.
     The Shelver position entails a focus on attention to detail. Shelvers return items to the shelves in the adult, teen, and children’s collections. In addition, Shelvers check in and cart the returned items from the afternoon book bin. Candidates must have the ability to alphabetize and arrange items in numerical order according to the Dewey Decimal system. In addition, candidates should possess proficient computer skills (Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2007), a willingness to learn, and the ability to work independently. This position involves bending, lifting, and standing for long periods of time, and pushing and pulling fully stocked carts weighing approximately 100-150 pounds, so candidates should have the physical stamina and agility necessary to perform the functions of the job. Prior shelving experience a plus.
     Applications can be obtained at the library or online. Please email resume and completed application to employment1@wiltonlibrary.org. Position will remain open until filled. Wilton Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 10.11.2018 

Teen Services Librarian, FT - Bethel Public Library

The Teen Services Librarian’s primary responsibilities are to plan, assess, and promote library services for teens, supervise Library personnel as needed, and the selection and maintenance of the Teen Services collection. The Teen Services Librarian will also assist patrons in using library services and facilities. This position requires strong programming skills and outreach within the community and schools. Collaboration with the head of Adult and Children’s Services is essential to this position. The minimum qualifications for this position is a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, with a minimum of two years relevant experience in Teen and Reference services. This position includes evenings and weekends. Salary Range: $49,500 - $53,500 and includes benefits package. Full job description available at www.bethellibrary.org. Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to the Library Director, at administration@bethellibrary.org. Closing date: Open until filled.

 

 10.11.2018 

Children's Library Assistant - Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, Coventry

Booth & Dimock Memorial Library in Coventry, CT is seeking an enthusiastic and friendly individual for a part-time circulation and programming position in a busy children’s room. Responsibilities include performing circulation desk duties; planning and conducting Children’s Room activities, programs, and services; providing reference assistance and reader’s advisory; creating displays; providing basic technology assistance on public computers; and other duties as assigned by the Children’s Librarian or Library Director.
     A successful candidate must have knowledge of general library and general clerical methods and procedures, enjoy working with children and families, and be computer literate.
     This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours/week, including evening hours and rotating Saturdays. Previous experience working in a library or with children is desirable. Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Margaret Khan at mkhan@coventryct.org by October 26, 2018.

 

 10.9.2018 

Manager of Public Services, Central Branch - Hartford Public Library

Hartford Public Library, a place like no other, is an award winning public library with seven locations in Connecticut’s capitol, serving the residents and visitors of this dynamic and diverse city. The Library is a national leader in redefining the urban public library in the 21st century as an innovative and stimulating place where people can learn and discover, explore their passions, and find a rich array of resources that contribute to a full life. We are looking for a Manager of Public Services, Central Branch to help us take our resources and customer service to the next level. This position will work closely with the Director of Central Public Services and Head of Access and Information Services to blend leading edge library services with User Experience design approaches. Bilingual abilities desirable. Requirements: Master's in Library Science or Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required. Three to five years of increasingly responsible experience and demonstrate leadership experience in a public library environment, preferably in an urban setting. Supervision of staff experience required. Ability to meet a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends. Access to reliable transportation required. View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Open until filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

 10.9.2018 

Youth Services Librarian - Hartford Public Library

Hartford Public Library seeks a person who is responsible for providing a variety of library services for youth from birth through age 19. The Youth Services Librarian works closely with the Teen Services and YOUmedia Director, Youth and Family Services Manager and the Director of Central Services to plan and implement strategies for improving delivery of youth services throughout the library system; orders and promotes children's materials (print and media) for the library system; participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs; creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers through our Boundless partnership with Hartford City Schools; works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants. Bilingual abilities desirable. MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution required. Currently pursuing a MLS/MLIS or willing to earn within 2 years will be considered. Experience in working for and with young adults (ages 12 to 18) required. Two or more years of professional experience in a library setting, with supervisory or administrative experience preferred. View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Open until filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

 10.4.2018 

Part–time Library Assistant - Granby Public Library

Seeking a friendly, motivated, and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with the public and can offer excellent customer service at our busy library. Successful candidates will have basic computer and clerical skills, be reliable team players, and will demonstrate an appreciation for the role of the library in the community. Interest working with both adults and children preferred, and previous library experience is desirable. Includes evening and weekend hours on both a scheduled and as-needed basis, with an average of about 8 hours/week (varies). Job posting and application are available online at www.granby-ct.gov or from the Town Manager’s Office, 15 No. Granby Rd., Granby, CT. Apply by 12:30 p.m. 10/19/18.

 

 10.4.2018 

Assistant Children's Librarian - Wilton Library

Wilton Library is seeking an energetic, creative individual to assist with collection management, perform reference services, create and participate in programs and story times for birth – age 12, and perform other duties as assigned under the direction of the Children’s Library Manager.
     A successful candidate must have general knowledge of classic and contemporary children’s literature. Candidates must also have knowledge of child development and be able to plan and implement programs in the STEM and technology fields. Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Publisher and social media expertise are required. Attention to detail and the ability to work well independently and cooperatively with other team members in a creative and vibrant environment is crucial.
     Responsibilities include: Provides children and families with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, information literacy, and in the use and selection of library materials and resources. Designs, implements, and evaluates programs for birth - age 12 that respond positively to the community’s needs and support the library’s mission. Designs, implements, and evaluates STEM/ STEAM and technology programming for ages 5 – 12. Evaluates and suggests print and media titles for purchase or replacement. Assists in the deselection of library materials from the collection. Assists in outreach outside of the library. Performs related work as assigned by the department manager.
     Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. A minimum of one year working with children in a professional setting. Able to work a flexible schedule that includes day, night, and weekend hours. Excellent customer service skills and professionalism.
     Details: Full-time (35 hours per week) includes evening and weekend shifts. Salary is commensurate with experience and meets CLA salary guidelines. Excellent benefits package. Applications can be obtained at the library or online. Position will remain open until filled.
     Email resume, cover letter and completed WLA application to employment@wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 9.27.2018 

Part Time Position, Library Aide, Children’s Department - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, CT

Seeking an energetic, friendly, public service oriented individual to work part-time in the Children’s Department. Must be available to work at least one evening per week plus some Saturdays and Sundays. Ability to type accurately; meet the public courteously; and perform a wide variety of library tasks. Must enjoy working with children and families. Computer literacy required, previous library work experience desired. Salary: $13.50 per hour, no benefits. Complete Town employment application including cover letter and resume at http://www.monroect.org/Human-Resources. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EO/AA.

 

 9.25.2018 

Library Assistant - Babcock Library, Ashford

This position performs all duties related to the circulation and use of library materials and provides excellent customer and technical service to library users. This is an approximately 15-20 hour per week position. Hours will include Saturdays and Wednesday evenings.
     Qualifications: Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Possess a working knowledge of common office application software and computer hardware. Highly Recommended: BA or equivalent. Familiarity with Evergreen. Experience providing excellent customer service in a fast paced work environment. Experience in library programming, marketing, computer troubleshooting and support. Familiarity with emerging library technologies and trends.
     Please send resume, cover letter to Carolann Mac Master, cmacmaster@babcocklibrary.org.

 

 9.18.2018 

Library Director - E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, CT

The Scranton Library Board of Trustees seeks a full-time Library Director to oversee and supervise all operations of the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library located in beautiful Madison, Connecticut. This is an exciting opportunity to provide direction and leadership as the library undergoes a major expansion and renovation project with an anticipated completion date of fall 2020. The library, located in an historic building designed by Henry Bacon in the heart of downtown, boasts a circulation over 130,000 volumes and over 100,000 library visits per year.
     The Scranton Library offers a competitive salary and benefits.

     Job Summary: In keeping with the mission of the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, the Library Director is responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain a free library, responsive to the community’s needs for information, education, and recreation. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, collaborates on fundraising efforts, creates public relations materials, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management. In addition, the Library Director serves as a member ex officio of the Board of Trustees and attends monthly meetings of the Scranton Library Friends. As the chief representative of the library, the Library Director communicates with and provides information to Madison officials, staff and boards on a regular basis.
     Essential job duties include: Ensure all library services are of the highest quality and adequately meet the needs of the Madison Community. Assist the Board with both long and short range plans to support and promote the mission of the library and address issues as they arise. Compile library statistics and create reports for monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees, the Library’s annual report and the Connecticut State Library. Manage and oversee the evaluation, planning and execution of library programs for children, teens and adults; the selection and maintenance of library materials including books, media, and electronic resources that meet the needs of the community; the purchasing, utilization, and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor and enhance library services. Prepare the annual budget for Board review and approval in a timely manner. Coordinate, communicate and cooperate with the Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen in preparing the annual budget. Collaborate with the Development Committee to lead fundraising efforts such as writing and administering the Annual Appeal and other planned giving programs. Act as a conduit between the Board, Scranton Library Friends, and staff to ensure smooth implementation of fund-raising activities. Manage internal and external communication of the Library including but not limited to brochures, newsletters, fliers, and newspaper articles. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with the Madison Town Government, Madison Public Schools, the Madison Art Society, and other community organizations. Oversee the hiring, evaluation and when necessary, termination of all staff. Administer employee benefits programs. Provide direction for the maintenance of an attractive, safe, comfortable, and convenient building to serve the public. Provide leadership and direction for major development projects including upcoming construction and renovation of facilities. Participate in state and regional library organizations, as appropriate, to advocate for relevant library issues.
     Requirements: Candidates must have an MLS degree from an accredited school, in addition to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in library administration and staff supervision, including three (3) years in the supervision of a public library major department or as a director of a public library. A combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.
     Candidates must possess vision, creativity, motivational and technological skills. Must express a willingness to become involved in the community and understand its needs as well as recognize future library trends and move the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in those directions. Candidates must have the energy and commitment to meet the challenge of The Board's effort to renovate and transform the library.

     The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to prepare and publicly present reports in a clear and concise manner. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to think critically; to draw conclusions or approaches to problems and implement solutions. Must have the ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with officials, business owners, outside agencies, employees, and the general public.
     Town of Madison: Madison, located on the Connecticut shoreline, is a residential community with Connecticut’s longest sandy beaches. With an unspoiled natural environment and well-run, efficient town government, Madison boasts one of Connecticut’s best performing public school system. Madison is located in southern New England on the I-95 corridor halfway between New York City and Boston. The town’s 18,000 residents enjoy the downtown business district of charming locally run retail establishments. Recreational activities are abundant with the town’s beaches, parks, a town farm and miles of town owned hiking trails. Learn more about Madison at www.madisonedc.com and www.madisonct.com.
     Application: Please submit cover letter, salary requirements, past three years salary and resume to scrantonlibraryhr@scrantonlibrary.org or Director Application, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443. No telephone inquiries. Applications submitted by October 18, 2018 will be considered. E.C. Scranton Memorial Library is an EOE Employer.

 

 9.17.2018 

Part-Time Library Clerk - Prospect Library

Prospect Library is seeking a part-time library clerk to work at its circulation desk for 15 hours per week. Job will require daytime hours and two evenings a week. Also requires rotating Saturday hours from September through June (5.5hrs per Saturday). Position salary is $13.00 per hour with no benefits.
     The successful candidate should be able to meet the public courteously and perform a wide variety of library tasks. In conjunction with circulation duties, clerk will work closely with the Library Director and Assistant Director/Children’s librarian to assist with the preparation of library programming for all ages; successful candidate may be required to create in-house flyers, registration forms, displays and crafts as needed.
     Previous knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is required. Comfort working with social media is a plus. Experience in using Auto-Graphics Verso circulation system and prior work experience in libraries is preferred.
     Interested applicants should send letter of interest, resume and references to: – Director, Prospect Public Library, 17 Center St., Prospect, CT 06712 or email them to: libraryprospect@yahoo.com or fax to: 203-758-0080. Position open till filled.

 

 9.17.2018 

Library AssistantScotland Public Library

The Scotland Public Library seeks a part-time library assistant for 12-15 hours per week afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays. Under the direction of the Library Director, duties include: charge items in and out, answer telephone, assist patrons with library resources, patron registration and inquiries, and other duties as assigned. Excellent customer service and computer skills, a strong interest in children’s programming, and a flexible schedule are essential. High school diploma and 1-2 years library experience required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Please email cover letter and resume to maryg@scotlandpubliclibrary.org or mail to: Scotland Public Library, P.O. Box 286, Scotland, CT 06264. The Town of Scotland, CT is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 9.17.2018 

Building Operations Team Members - Wilton Library

Two Positions Available: Position 1, 7:30am - 10:30am Monday-Friday.* Position 2: 5:00pm - 8:30pm Monday-Friday.*
     Wilton Library seeks energetic, reliable and detail-oriented individuals for the positions of Building Operations Team Member to assist with maintenance of the Library facility to provide a clean, orderly environment that is in fully functional condition for its patrons, staff, and volunteers.
     Team members should have a working knowledge of building plans, building cleaning protocols and maintenance work. Able to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagrammatic forms.
     Opens and secures the building in the morning and evening as necessary. Assists with maintenance of inventory of cleaning supplies, materials and equipment. Sets up tables and chairs for meetings, programs, and/or rentals throughout the building. Fully cleans public restrooms, staff restrooms and kitchens daily as well as replenishing supplies. Wash windows and floors; clean tables and chairs, vacuums and dusts in public and non-public spaces. Empties trash and recycling. Assists with snow removal and walkway sanding/salting as needed. Perform limited landscaping duties (e.g., weeding and cleanup). Painting as assigned. Transport book sale donations to book cellar sorting area. Other duties as requested under the direction of the Building Operations Manager.
     Demonstrates skills to use voicemail and computer for email and calendar software. Microsoft Word and Excel a plus.
     Schedule: Part-time hourly position (average of up to 19 hours per week). Candidates must be flexible and able to cover evening and weekend events. *Schedule may include weekends.
     Positions open until filled. Email resume, cover letter and completed WLA Application for Employment to employment2@wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 


Academic Libraries

Professional level positions listed here have salaries that meet or exceed the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline. 

 

 10.12.2018 

Director of Library Services - Three Rivers Community College
ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING: Director of Library Services. 12-month, Full time, tenure track Position, CCP Level 20. ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: January 4, 2019
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution. Candidates shall also have from three to six years of related experience including from one to three years of experience in supervising others; or a combination of education, training and experience that would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience are equivalent to the stated qualifications by providing appropriate references.
     RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Library Services is accountable for assuring effective and cost efficient learning resource services to the academic, student and public groups served by the College to advance the College’s learning mission through effective performance in these essential functional areas: Effective delivery of library services; Development and organization of the library’s resources; Evaluation, training, development and direction of library staff; Budget, fiscal and facilities management; Library assessment and evaluation.
     MINIMUM SALARY: $74,544 approximate annual, plus excellent state benefits.
     TO APPLY: Send letter of intent, resume, completed application form (http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/Employment-Application.pdf), names and address of three references and college transcripts to: Barbara Billups / Human Resources, Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360. Questions can be directed to: BBillups@threerivers.edu.
     APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications materials must be postmarked no later than 11/15/2018.
     Three Rivers College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Three Rivers Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.

 

 10.12.2018 

Educational Assistant, Reference & Instruction Librarian (2 PT positions) - Gateway Community College

Two Part-time, non-permanent positions. ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: Fall 2018. This position is scheduled to end on June 30, 2019.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS (Master of Library Science) or MLIS (Master of Library & Information Science) degree together with from one to four years of related experience including up to two years of experience in leading or supervising others; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties. The Librarian is required to have: demonstrated ability to perform the full range of professional librarianship with strong competencies in public services, reference, technical services, collection development, information technology and information literacy skills and instruction in effective use of library resources in a higher education environment; demonstrated ability to lead and train support staff.

     Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
     DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Customer service oriented; familiarity with the community college philosophy and the ability to work within a busy and culturally diverse college population.
     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and technical skills; fluent with print and electronic library resources; classroom teaching experience; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and experience in an academic library setting are preferred.
     RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Director of Library Services, the Reference & Instruction Librarian is accountable for providing useful and helpful support to the learning mission of the College through effective performance in these essential result areas, as assigned: Public and Reference Services; Instruction and Circulation. Responsibilities may from time to time include such other duties as are consistent with the BOR Librarian job description.
     SALARY: $34.59 per hour. Hours are flexible but limited to 17 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
     TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, BOR Application and three (3) letters of professional reference to: Gateway Community College Library, 20 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510, Attn: Martha Lipowski. Electronically submitted packets preferred to Mlipowsi@gwcc.commnet.edu. Please reference the job title in the subject line when submitted electronically.
     APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of resumes will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Gateway Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.

  

 10.11.2018 

Part-time Temporary Reference/Information Literacy Librarian - Asnuntuck Community College
Anticipated - Part-time Temporary Reference/Information Literacy Librarian. 17 hrs/week. Educational Assistant. ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: Spring 2019 (pending funding).
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS degree, information literacy instruction, reference service experience, library and office technology abilities/experience. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply, stating in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions may be made for compelling reasons.
     RESPONSIBILITIES: The Reference/Information Literacy Librarian will provide classroom information literacy instruction, reference, circulation and other duties as assigned. Hours for this position to be determined, but one shift will be Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The remaining schedule will generally be between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Exceptions may be made to accommodate faculty teaching schedules An occasional Saturday may be required.
     MINIMUM SALARY: $34.59/per - no benefits
     TO APPLY: Submit letter of interest, resume, Board Application (found at www.asnuntuck.edu – Employment tab) and the names of three references to: Asnuntuck Community College, Human Resources – JOB CODE: LIB, 170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082. Email: AS-AcademicAffairs-HR@asnuntuck.edu. Fax: (860) 253-3069.
     Asnuntuck Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply

 

 9.25.2018 

Senior Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator - Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The Senior Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Library’s instruction program. Provides reference service. Coordinates and participates in the Library Partnership program. Creates and maintains web-based and print instructional resources.
     Requirements: Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program, second Master’s in subject-specific field or equivalent related experience is preferred. Teaching experience using active learning techniques; demonstrated ability to plan user education programs. Two or more years of professional academic reference experience required. Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and multimedia tools in the creative design and delivery of instruction. Interest in marketing, outreach, and promotion of library services. Must be well organized, and 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 enthusiasm for teaching and technology, and an ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.
     Physical requirements: mobility, must be able to be on one’s feet for substantial periods of time, must be able to lift materials off shelf. May include some evening and weekend hours.
     To apply: Apply online. Please be sure to submit a cover letter and the names/contact information for 3 references along with your resume. All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.
     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.

  

 

 


School Libraries & Media Centers

 

 9.19.2018 

Discovery Services Librarian - Edsel Ford Memorial Library, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

FLSA: Exempt. Full-time (40 hrs), 12 Months. Reports to: Assistant Library Director. Travel: N/A.
     POSITION SUMMARY: The Discovery Services Librarian will work directly under the supervision of the Assistant Library Director and be principally responsible for curating and developing metadata for the library collections in order to enhance patron access to information resources. They will possess a future-facing perspective on library metadata, keeping abreast of developments in the field and working closely with students and faculty to determine which can be profitably adapted for use at Hotchkiss. They will work in close concert with the Assistant Director, Access Services Librarian, and the Emerging Technology Librarian to establish workflows that ensure our various online platforms take full advantage of our descriptive and technical metadata. They will also provide metadata expertise in support of the Hotchkiss Archives & Special Collections.
     ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Serve as the Library’s expert on descriptive metadata. Collaborate with Library, ITS, other Hotchkiss staff, and external vendors to manage metadata acquisition, transfer, and maintenance. In support of the Access Services Librarian, collect information and data, both anecdotal and statistical, to improve the accessibility of the Library’s collections. Classify and catalog physical and electronic items acquired by the Library, with a focus on enhancing access to the Library’s resources. Coordinate input of individual and batch bibliographic records into the Library’s OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) and oversee the maintenance of our holdings and other data in OCLC Worldcat. Accession, arrange, and prepare inventories and descriptions for Hotchkiss Archives holdings. Participate in creating records for Hotchkiss Archives digital projects. Liaise with academic departments as assigned; develop collection and instructional programs in these areas. Staff Library Services Desk and other service points as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests. Work with patrons to develop their independent research skills. Contribute to the overall maintenance of the Library collection. Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Assistant Library Director. The statements above describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
     QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field. Familiarity with office productivity software, including databases; SQL experience preferred. Experience with MARC record creation, preferably in an Integrated Library System (ILS) such as Koha, and/or in OCLC Connexion. Demonstrated experience to organize work and perform assigned tasks independently without constant supervision and with a high level of attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently. Must possess the ability to proofread online data. Strongly prefer candidates with previous experience working in a library setting. Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check and be eligible to work in the United States.

     PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Repetitive (keyboard) motion. Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching. Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs). Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks. Regularly stands for long periods. Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time. Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Hours include late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts. Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check and be eligible to work in the United States.

     TO APPLY: Get more information and apply online.
     The Hotchkiss School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tobacco-Free Environment.

  

 

 


Corporate / Special Libraries & Non-Library Organizations

Professional level positions listed here have salaries that meet or exceed the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline.

 

 10.10.2018 

Library Clerk (Temporary) - The Donohue Group, Inc.

The Donohue Group, Inc. has an immediate opening for a part-time contract Library Clerk (approximately 12-15 hours/week) for physical processing of library materials. Flexible schedule. Project expected to continue through end of 2020.
     Duties: Physical processing of library materials, including but not limited to: loading and unloading book trucks, hand writing labels, barcode replication and application, attaching protective covers, other tasks as assigned.
     Qualifications: Must be detail-oriented, with ability to work well with library call number systems and/or filing schemes. Neat and legible handwriting/printing is a must. Job requires sitting, standing, some heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.), shifting of books and pushing heavy rolling carts filled with books. Successful candidate will be: willing to ask questions; capable of adapting to changing project specifications; able to work well in a team environment. Productivity and accuracy will be monitored and must be maintained. Candidates able to commit to the full project timeline will be given preference.
     Salary: $12.00 per hour. No benefits.
     Contact: Please email cover letter and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, The Donohue Group, Inc. Email: dgijobs@dgiinc.com
     Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095.
     Web Site: www.dgiinc.com

  

  

 


Jobs with salaries below CLA recommended minimum or unknown

Positions listed here are considered professional in nature but (1) have salaries that fall below the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline; OR (2) have not provided salary information.

 

 10.16.2018 

Assistant Librarian - Ledyard Public Libraries

Hours: 40 per week. 23.19-24.61/hr plus benefits. Oversee the operation of the library building and equipment, staff supervision and training, provide reference services to the public, provide assistance and training in computer applications and other technology to staff and public and collection maintenance. Additional duties include programming, and troubleshoot equipment.
     Qualifications: A four year college degree preferably in Library Science plus two years of library experience. Supervisory and computer experience preferred.
     Applications available from the town website at http://www.town.ledyard.ct.us/DocumentCenter/View/217/Application-for-Employment. Application Deadline: October 28, 2018. Send a completed application to Gale Bradbury, Library Director, Ledyard Public Libraries, PO Box 225, Ledyard, CT 06339 or by email to bradbury@ledyard.lioninc.org.

  

 10.15.2018 

Part-time Reference Librarian - Windsor Public Library

The Windsor Public Library has a part-time opportunity for a knowledgeable, friendly, and tech savvy person to join our reference team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing reference and readers’ advisory service to the public at a busy reference desk and assisting patrons with the use of library computers and personal electronic devices including e-readers and tablets.
     Candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computers, technology, and social media; have excellent oral and written communication skills; and a solid understanding of library theory. Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS systems is a plus.
     Enrollment in or completion of a Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred. Weekend rotation is required (Saturdays: 10am-1pm year-round, Sundays: 1:30pm-5pm September through June), plus substitution as needed. Salary is $18.00 to 24.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.
     To apply, please complete an online application at https://townofwindsorct.com/human-resources/employment-application/ and submit a cover letter and resume. Deadline for submission of application materials is Monday, November 5, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

 

 10.10.2018 

Children's Librarian - City of Shelton, Shelton Public Library

Job Posting 10102018. Yearly Wage: $43,359 - $75,538.
     NATURE OF WORK: This is a very responsible administrative and technical library position involving the supervision of the children’s library service. Work involves responsibility for supervising children’s department staff, coordinating with other library services and directing children’s library programs. Duties include selection of books and media of interest to children to be acquired by the library, assisting users in selecting and locating library materials and planning and conducting programs for children, teens and parents to encourage reading and using library materials and facilities. This position also has the responsibility for making professional level technical decisions. This work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field, particularly as it relates to children’s library services.
     EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: A Master’s Degree in library science from an accredited college or university plus one (1) year library administration experience is required or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience on a year-for-year basis.
     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions and integrated library systems, have good knowledge of public administration principles and practices as applied to a major library service. Have a thorough knowledge of the needs and abilities of children and the available library materials and services. Must have considerable ability in oral and written communications and be computer literate. Must have considerable ability to administer the activities of a children’s library service and supervise the work of others. Must be effective in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates and other officials of other agencies and the general public.

     EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Supervises the operations of the children’s and teen library services; makes assignments to staff. Reviews, evaluates, selects and catalogs, books and materials of interest to children, teens and parents by: Providing reference services to patrons and readers’ advisory service; Coordinating children’s service operations with other library services and functions, developing programs and services to meet specific needs of children, teen and parents; preparing and presenting library programs and supervising program presentations by subordinate staff; monitoring the condition of the children’s service area and the security of the children’s, teens and parent collections and areas; Meeting with members of the library and others in order to coordinate activities and exchange information; conducting circulation duties, issuing books and cards to patrons, finding reserved books and materials, inspecting books for damage and collecting fines; working with outside agencies, schools and organizations to promote library activities and services for children, teens and parents; Drafting the children’s department library budget and accounting for expenditures within fund allocations; Performing related work as required.
     The Children’s Librarian Job Description is attached hereto, describing the examples of duties, supervision given and a more detailed job description, which terms and conditions will apply to each candidate.
     HOW TO APPLY: Applicants may complete a City of Shelton job application available on the City of Shelton website www.cityofshelton.org (Human Resources page).
     MERIT SYSTEM TESTING: Applications will be reviewed to ensure that each applicant meets the minimum qualification requirements. The top fifteen (15) candidates who successfully pass a written test will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. A combined score of the written test and oral interview will determine the ranking assigned to each candidate. The top ten (10) candidates will remain on a certified hiring list for at least one (1) year from which the City will hire.
     PROBATIONARY PERIOD: The successful candidate shall be considered probationary for six (6) months following the first day of work for the City of Shelton.
     STARTING SALARY RANGE: $43,359 - $75,538.
     APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted through 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2018, at Shelton City Hall, Human Resources Office on the first floor of Shelton City Hall, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT 06484.
     This position description should not be construed as a complete listing of all duties and is not a contract of employment. The City of Shelton is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/MF

 

 


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