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CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines

Professional positions (MLS typically required)

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

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

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


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

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

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



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Public Libraries



Library Director – Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA
The Board of Trustees of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library in Dudley, Massachusetts, seeks a dynamic individual with strong leadership and interpersonal skills for the position of Library Director. Working under the direction of the Board, and under the general supervision of the Town Administrator, the Library Director will be responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Library and will work to strengthen and expand the Library’s position within the community.
     Our ideal candidate is an effective spokesperson for the library who will focus on creating a patron-centered environment that is inclusive for all, is knowledgeable of collections and resources, trains and supports staff in current and emerging library technology, and creatively plans and implements library programs. Our candidate demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will represent the Library at meetings with Town government and community organizations.
     The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of library operations. These include staff selection and supervision, collection management, event programming, facility management, library financial and budget management, long-range/strategic planning, public and private grant application, and oversight and upgrade of library technology (software and hardware).
     The Director will draft and recommend policy to the Board, advise the Board on library matters and provide expertise and guidance on pertinent local/state/federal legislation. The Director is committed to providing quality library service to the community based on its needs and within the limits of its available resources.
     Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA accredited program and MBLC certification. Requires a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Must have a high degree of motivation, initiative and resourcefulness and the ability to exercise independent judgment in problem solving and decision-making.
     Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience and meets CLA (MLS) salary guidelines.
     To Apply: Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Priority will be given to qualified candidates who apply by January 15, 2019. Position open until filled. The Town of Dudley is an EOE.


Part-Time Children’s Assistant - Cromwell Belden Public Library

The Cromwell Belden Public Library is seeking a part-time children’s assistant to work with the Children’s Librarian to provide programming and circulation for our youth services department.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with children, knowledge of technology in libraries, and a passion for library service to children and families. Knowledge of the Sierra ILS is a plus. Enthusiasm and a willingness to work as a part of a team are required. Position is 19.5 hours a week, including some evenings and weekends. Starting pay is $14.39/hour. Deadline to Apply – December 28, 2018. Applications may be found on and can be emailed to or mailed to: Town of Cromwell, Human Resources Dept., 41 West Street, Cromwell, CT 06416.



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 per week, Monday mornings, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, occasional Fridays or Saturdays. Salary range of $15.27-$20.90 per/hour. Send your resume and contact information for three references to Geri Diorio, Assistant Director, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or e-mail Application deadline: 1/4/19. EOE



STEAM Corner Coordinator - Ridgefield Library

The Ridgefield Library seeks a coordinator for our STEAM Corner, the Library’s makerspace area. This is a part-time position, scheduled up to 19 hours per week with some weekends and evenings. Compensation is $15/hour. Full job description at Please send cover letter and resume to by 5pm on Friday, December 21st.



Library Technical Assistant - E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison
The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, in Madison, CT is seeking an enthusiastic and customer service oriented Library Assistant primarily for the Children’s Department. Successful candidate must be a team player with strong technology skills, positive attitude, enjoys working with the public, self-motivated, reliable, flexible and able to multi-task.
     This position is responsible for performing the full range of children’s circulation desk functions while presenting a courteous and welcoming impression of the Library. Duties include circulating, renewing and reserving materials using the automated circulation system, checking in materials, registering new patrons, updating patron records, collecting fees for overdue and damaged/lost items, registering patrons for programs and helping parents and children locate library materials.
     Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule (20-25 hours per week) including evening and weekend hours. Qualified applicants must possess a high school diploma. High school diploma and technology skills required. College degree, prior library experience, and familiarity with library technology are a plus. Knowledge of and interest in children’s literature are preferred. Starting salary is $13.75 per hour and includes paid vacation, sick time and retirement benefits. No healthcare benefits are associated with this position.
     Applications are available at the Library or you may send a resume and cover letter via email to Laura Downes, Interim Director at Closing date: December 14, 2018.



Programming Assistant/Young Adult Services Assistant - Otis Library, Norwich
Otis Library is seeking an energetic and creative person with programming experience to work with teens in the young adult department. This person will create and participate in programs for teens in the Norwich community. The successful candidate will be tech savvy, reliable, flexible, and able to work with all personality types. Familiarity with young adult literature is beneficial. The position is 19 hours per week, $17/hour, and requires some evenings and regular Saturday rotations at a service desk. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Cathleen Special, Assistant Director, Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360 or by December 21, 2018.


Homebound Services Coordinator - Otis Library, Norwich
Otis Library is seeking someone energetic, warm and with strong interpersonal skills to manage our homebound delivery service. The right person will be kind, patient, well-organized, punctual, and possess excellent readers’ advisory skills. A valid driver’s license, the ability to drive in sometimes adverse weather conditions year round, and the ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds is required. Familiarity with the Norwich area is beneficial. The position is 19 hours per week, $17/hour, and includes Saturday rotations at a service desk. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Cathleen Special, Assistant Director, Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360 or by December 21, 2018.



Library Assistant, Part Time - Stonington Free Library
The Stonington Free Library seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savy team player with excellent customer service skills and a commitment to the importance of the library in the community. This is a part time position 16.5 to 20.25 hours per week. Work schedule is Mondays 9:30 to 6:15, Wednesdays 9:30 to 2, Fridays 1:30 to 5:15 and Saturday rotations 9:30 to 1:15. Hourly rate is $14.00. Benefits include sick, holiday and vacation days.
     Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Delivery of excellent customer service to all ages. Assist patrons in person and over the phone. Introduce patrons to all library services, collections and technology. Provide reference services and reader’s advisory. Issue library cards. Check materials in and out. Help manage holds, overdue items and interlibrary loan requests and returns. Collect fines. Provide internet, email, copying, printing and other technology assistance. Update website, social media and community calendars.
     Successful candidate must be a team player with strong technology skills, positive attitude, enjoys working with the public, self-motivated, reliable, flexible and able to multi-task. High school diploma and technology skills required. Prior library experience, college degree and familiarity with library technology are a plus.
     Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: by December 18.



Library Aide, Bookmobile Driver - New Haven Free Public Library
Part Time. Deadline: 12/14/2018. Join the dynamic team of the New Haven Free Public Library! This is a paraprofessional position that involves clerical, materials processing, technology support and circulation tasks and other standard library routines such as shelving, registration, and orientation of patrons to collections and services. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher-level library staff member. Schedule of work is 19 hours per week, may include weekends, at Ives or at branches. The specific assignment includes the driving of the City Bookmobile, a 24’ vehicle that delivers books and programs to schools, pre-schools, elderly and public housing, and community events throughout the city. MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY.



Librarian I, Children's - New Britain Public Library

Librarian I - Children’s entry-level position, 37.5 hours per week. Responsibility for both in-library and outreach programs and providing reference and reader’s advisory services. A Masters in Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited Library Science program. Ability to use professional judgment in the application of library rules and procedures. Computer literacy required. Salary $50,896.71 with benefits. Full posting and job description at Send resume, letter, and three references to Pat Rutkowski, Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email to by December 21, 2018.



Substitutes - Southington Public Library

The Southington Public Library is seeking substitutes for the Circulation, Reference, and Children’s Desks. Details can be found here. Position remains open until filled.



Library Programming/Marketing Coordinator - Mystic & Noank Library
Applications due by December 15, 2018. The Mystic & Noank Library seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savvy team player with strong writing and editing skills, an interest in library programming for adults and a commitment to the importance of the library in the community. This is a part-time position, 15+ flexible hours per week. Hourly rate is $17.00. Paid vacation time is accrued after 6 months.
     Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Schedule, organize and implement adult library programs and exhibits and attend major library events. Support Director of Development in event planning, gift acknowledgements, and deposits. Assist in digital communication and outreach. Other duties as assigned.
     Essential Skills: Effective and professional writing and verbal abilities with strong interpersonal skills are essential. Successful candidate must be a reliable, self-motivated team player with an engaging attitude and commitment to excellent customer service. Discretion and tact when engaging with the Library’s loyal and vocal advocates (both existing and prospective) is required. Position requires advanced technology skills and the ability to multi-task.
     High school diploma and technology skills required. Prior library experience, college degree are a plus. Familiarity with publishing software (MS Office Suite including Publisher and Constant Contact) required.
     Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: by December 15, 2018. No phone calls please.



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 WLA application to
     Wilton Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 10.30.2018  rev. 11.19

Part-Time Library Technology Assistant - Weston Public Library

The Weston Public Library seeks a customer oriented and tech savvy library assistant. The responsibilities for this position include: developing the Library’s online and social media presence, oversight of the Library Makerspace including all equipment and supplies, technology-based programing, assistance with evening programs, and general assistance at the Information Desk.
     Part Time, 14 hours weekly: Mondays and Tuesdays 1-6PM with remaining 4 hours on Thursdays flexible to cover scheduled evening programs. Salary: $15.25 hourly (non-benefited).
     Minimum qualifications: Experience with social media and online marketing platforms, knowledge of/interest in new and emerging technologies, previous public library experience preferred, coursework completed toward MLS or LTA certification preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
     Applications: Town of Weston applications may be obtained from Weston Town Hall, 56 Norfield Rd., Weston, CT 06883 or online at Applications must be submitted to the Town of Weston along with a resume and cover letter. Application packages may be mailed to Town of Weston ATTN: Jonathan Luiz, Town Administrator, 56 Norfield Rd. Weston, CT 06883 or emailed to Review of applications will begin December 16, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.




Academic Libraries



Reference Librarian, Part-Time - Sacred Heart University
About Sacred Heart University: Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., located less than 60 miles from Manhattan and approximately 150 miles from Boston. With its five miles of shoreline, marinas, parks, open space and plenty of shopping and fine dining, Fairfield is consistently recognized as a top community in the Northeast in which to live. In 2018 the town earned an A+ in a 'report card' by Niche on "Best Places to Live" in Connecticut. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. It comprises more than 300 acres of land, including an 18-hole golf course and the former global headquarters of General Electric. Rooted in the 2000-year-old Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, Sacred Heart embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community. More than 8,500 students attend the University's six colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; and St. Vincent's College. Consistently recognized for excellence, The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges-2018 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best 267 Business Schools-2018 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for "Best College Theater" and "Most Engaged in Community Service," each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook and calls SHU the fourth "Most Innovative School" in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. Sacred Heart has a Division I athletics program.
     Job Description: The successful candidate will provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community using tangible and digital resources and services on-site at the Ryan Matura Library, and to remote users through chat, e-mail, and other communications media.
     Responsibilities Include: Provides reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the general public individually or in groups tangible and digital resources and services. Assists library patrons to use library resources in all tangible and digital formats. Instructs student users regarding tangible and digital library resources. Participates with the Director of Instructional Services and other professional staff in the discussion and formulation of library policies and procedures, and with the resolution of problems. Performs other duties as directed including assisting the Resource Development and Assessment Librarian; preparing orders for binding tangible resources; preparation or review of archival materials; managing the public use of archival materials; guiding users to relevant resources.
     Requirements: Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited institution; Ability to work with a variety of information resources, especially those online; Excellent abilities with teaching individuals on an as-needed basis; Excellent interpersonal skills.
     Additional Information: Heavy use of digital and tangible resources, web applications, and interaction with library users and staff. Schedule includes weekend and evening duties.
     Application Instructions: To apply, please follow this link. Please apply online; faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover letter is appreciated.
     Sacred Heart University, rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Liberal Arts, embraces a vision for social justice, educates students in mind, body, and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community. Sacred Heart University aspires to achieve prominence through innovative teaching and learning while cultivating a campus community that is recognized as caring and creative.
     As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sacred Heart University encourages qualified members of underrepresented groups to apply.


Part-Time Circulation Supervisor – Fairfield University

DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University seeks energetic, self-motivated individuals with a strong public services commitment for the following shifts: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm. Flexibility is desirable for working as a substitute for evening/weekend circulation staff. Schedule varies during holidays, summer and intersessions.
     Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for Circulation operations. Duties include: assisting patrons; serving on the circulation desk loaning out and receiving materials; training and supervising student assistants, providing assistance in the use of library materials and equipment; overseeing building maintenance including the library stacks.
     Requirements: Attention to detail; excellent communication skills; enthusiastic and courteous public service manner; enjoys being a team player.
     Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree or LTA certification preferred. 1-year previous library experience
     To apply: Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Jill Massari at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position(s) are filled.



Librarian - Naugatuck Valley Community College
Anticipated position opening: Librarian (Community College Professional 18), Naugatuck Valley Community College. 12 Month Tenure Track position. Anticipated Starting Date: Spring 2019. Location: Danbury Campus, 190 Main Street, Danbury, CT.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in Library Science together with at least one year of experience as a Librarian. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. 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. They must also provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
     RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Director of Library Services, with daily reporting to the Dean of NVCC’s Danbury campus, the Librarian is accountable for providing support to the learning mission of the College through effective performances in the following essential result areas, as assigned: Public and Reference Services; Technical Services, Instruction; Circulation Management; and Staff Supervision. Responsibilities will include staffing the Reference desk, teaching library instruction classes, cataloging and acquisition of materials, and providing computer-based technical support for the library on NVCC’s Danbury campus.
     MINIMUM SALARY: $63,093, approximate annual, subject to collective bargaining increase, plus excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.
     TO APPLY (Submit the following to the address below. Emailed or faxed application packages will NOT be accepted): Letter of Intent; Resume; Typed Employment Application (ONLY Revision dated 10/3/2018 will be accepted); Official transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution; Name, address and phone number of three references.
     ADDRESS: Librarian Search Committee, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 190 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810
     APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 19, 2018
     All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). Naugatuck Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.



Librarian 3, Metadata Management - UConn Health, Farmington

Search #2019-301. The Metadata Management Librarian has a unique opportunity to shape how we create, use and manage metadata for the 21st century library. Success in this position calls for innovation, creativity and a willingness to iteratively problem solve in our complex and dynamic environment. The Metadata Management Librarian will collaborate to enable discovery, access and stewardship of the UConn Library's collections. Along with UConn Health Sciences Library personnel, the Metadata Management Librarian make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the library and across the University.
     Supervision Received: Reports to the Library Director
     Supervision Exercised: Leads professional staff members of lower rank, para and non-professional or other staff as assigned.
     COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS OFFERED: Industry-leading health insurance options and affordability. Generous vacation and sick-time plans. Multi-channel retirement options (pension and match options). Tuition waiver and reimbursement for employees and qualified family members. Quick commute access from I-84, Rte 9 and surrounding areas. State of the art facility and campus environments. Progressive leadership and educational development programs available.
     Schedule: 40 hrs per wk, Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm with a 30 minute unpaid meal break
     Duties and Responsibilities: Manages metadata necessary for the discovery, access and stewardship of UConn Library health sciences collections. Applies knowledge of relevant international and national standards, rules and best practices for creation, analysis, enrichment, normalization and maintenance of metadata at levels ranging from sets to bibliographic records, items and holdings. Collaborates across the university to develop and enhance procedures for effective metadata management and is responsible for developing solutions to metadata access and discovery problems.
     Minimum Qualifications Required, Knowledge,Skill and Ability: Demonstrated ability to work within a variety of complex and inter-related systems, interfaces and knowledge bases. Knowledge of PubMEd, Linkout and MeSh subject headings. Knowledge of bibliographic utilities, tools and library management systems, vendor cataloging services, authority control services and automated routines for metadata maintenance. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
     Minimum Qualifications Required, Experience and Training: A Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent) plus three(3) years of relevant professional library experience in a health science setting. Two years of the general experience must have involved the performance of professional library tasks at or above the level of Librarian II.
     Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's or second Master's degree in fields relevant to position responsibilities (e.g. management of information systems, data analysis, computer sciences). Experience with the Alma library management system and the Primo discovery system. Working knowledge of high level scripting language(e.g. Python, Perl, PHP, Javascript). Demonstrated proficiency in MARC21 and knowledge of current and emerging structured metadata standards, models, applications, and initiatives (examples include RDA, Dublin Core,MODS, METS, BIBFRAME, KBART and Linked Open Data). Working understanding of Semantic WEb technologies (based on RDF). Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing and transforming metadata (e.g. XML,XSLT,Oxygen, MarcEdit, OpenRefine). Experience working with APIs and with normalizing and scripting transformations of structured metadata in an XML environment (e.g. JSON).
     Full Time Equivalent Minimum Salary: $73,694.00
     Why UConn Health: UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.
     To apply for this position, visit You may use the Candidate Self-Service (CSS) online application. After submitting your application, you may also have the opportunity to upload a cover letter, a resume, and references. You MUST have these documents available at the time of application.
     UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at



College Archivist and Manuscript Librarian - Trinity College

Full time, 40 hours per week. Position Summary: The Watkinson Library, special collections and archives of Trinity College (Hartford, CT) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking archivist to provide leadership, vision and creativity in collecting, processing, preserving and providing access to archival and manuscript collections. The College Archivist and Manuscript Librarian reports to the Director of Special Collections and Archives and is responsible for the acquisition, appraisal, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description of archives and manuscripts in analog and digital formats. Trinity College is celebrating its bicentennial in 2023 and the College Archivist will play an important role in preparing for this celebration.
     The Watkinson Library serves as a public research library, the rare book and special collections of the Trinity College Library, and the repository of the College archives. The Watkinson contains over 175,000 printed volumes ranging in date from the thirteenth century to the present; 4,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival material; 25,000 pieces of sheet music (1720-1950); over 5,000 sound recordings; and thousands of pieces of ephemera (postcards, greeting cards, trade cards, ballad sheets, prints, maps, playbills, posters, and broadsides).
     Our vision is to create a welcoming space for the community to encounter and interact with the cultural materials we hold, and to facilitate creative and intellectual production based on or inspired by our collections.
     Responsibilities include: Arranging and describing collections, including the preparation and encoding of DACS-compliant finding aids and other descriptive access tools. Establishing and implementing workflows for born-digital content. Digital processing and preservation. Overseeing oral history projects and providing support to community-based oral history projects. Preserving and providing appropriate access to oral history collections. Providing reference services and participating in instruction and outreach activities, such as promoting and providing access to collections through exhibitions, lectures, publications, class sessions and digital projects. Prioritizing and assisting in preparation of materials to be digitized. May also train and supervise interns and student employees.
     Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in archives administration, library/information science, history, or other relevant field from an accredited program. Experience processing archival/manuscript collections. Knowledge of digital formats and standards and of issues related to born-digital content. Knowledge of proper handling and basic preservation concepts for primary source materials both analog and digital. Experience applying descriptive and other metadata standards including DACS and EAD as well as MODS and DublinCore. Ability to work closely with collection donors from a variety of backgrounds. Strong commitment to public service and proven ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members. Ability to work collaboratively in establishing priorities, coordinating complex projects, and meeting goals. Ability and interest in promoting and facilitating use of archival collections.
     Desirable Qualifications: Experience with ArchivesSpace. Experience with long term digital preservation. Experience creating, transcribing, and/or cataloging oral histories. Experience working with electronic content and a range of AV materials. Experience with Post-Custodial Archiving. Experience designing and installing exhibits, both physical and digital. Familiarity with AACR2, LCSH, and MARC-XML. Comfort with and interest in learning new technologies. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and/or German.
     Special Instructions to Applicants: Ability to lift cartons weighing up to 40 lbs, to move heavily-laden library carts.
     Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     For more information and to apply, visit Review of applications will begin around January 1, 2019. Open until filled.



Collections Strategist Librarian (University Librarian 2 or 3) - UConn Library
UCP 7 or 9. Job ID: 2019170. Location: Storrs Campus. The UConn Library seeks a forward-thinking leader and strong communicator to conceive, communicate, and implement strategies to analyze, build, and leverage collections. This newly created position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Collections Strategist will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.
     DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Collections Strategist collaborates across the UConn community and with external organizations to develop, maintain, and assess the strategies that the UConn Library uses for collection development; including determining acquisition models, formats, criteria, and partnerships. The position develops inter-and intra-institutional benchmarks to evaluate and identify strategic directions, assists in allocating and managing collection funds, and ensuring that these funds are aligned with broader collection strategies. The strategist is a member of the Dean’s Library’s Council, which is responsible for incubating, informing, and influencing strategic directions of the UConn Library.
     Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian 2 (UCP 7): Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent) or other relevant discipline. Minimum of three years’ experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships. Demonstrated leadership ability. Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications and library collection management. Demonstrated effectiveness in balancing multiple responsibilities in a complex and dynamic environment. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.
     Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian 3 (UCP 9): 1. Minimum of six years’ experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting. 2. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a regional level or higher.
     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Qualifications for both levels (UCP 7 & 9): Experience working in an academic or research library. Experience using specialized tools for the analysis of collections (e.g., Alma Analytics, GreenGlass, Tableau).
     APPOINTMENT TERMS: This is a full time position based in Storrs. 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 (, Staff Positions (reference search #2019170) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references. Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to Ellen Silbermann at To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 16, 2018.
     Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019170)
     This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 16, 2018.
     All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at
     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 consistently 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 research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the 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.




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Library Technician - Connecticut State Library, Hartford

     INTRODUCTION: The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library is recruiting for a Library Technician located at 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford and is a Monday-Friday, 40 hour/week position. The Library Technician will provide current year legislative reference assistance to the Law Librarians while also processing a high volume of primary, CT legal resources for public access and preservation. You will assist in the indexing and servicing of upwards of 30,000 - 40,000 pages of hearing and transcript documents that result from the Connecticut General Assembly House & Senate Proceedings and compile Public Hearings to create the archival record for legislative intent and judicial interpretation. In addition, you may be responsible for: compiling an archival record of daily legislative actions on every bill introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly; during legislative session, conduct daily searches for bills matching internal State Library staffs' selected subjects, enter bills into CGALites bill tracking software and deliver resulting reports along with bill copies; respond to requests for bill status, subject searches, and current-session legislative histories from government and public clients; process current legislative documents received from the General Assembly; prepare transcripts and hearings for microfiching and binding; scan and upload historic bill files to the Connecticut Digital Archive for preservation and remote public access; perform other duties as assigned.
     EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs most complex supportive duties in a library function; responsible for a library function such as the daily operations of a reserve room or curriculum room, cataloging or indexing of materials that are unique bibliographically and require research and judgment such as town government documents, public hearing or legislative session transcripts or archiving functions such as processing archival materials, preparing historical or biographical descriptions, digitizing and cataloging materials; assists patrons and provides public information; compiles reports and statistics; may be responsible for operations of the library during night or weekend hours; performs related duties as required.
     KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of library science techniques and practices; knowledge of library classification systems; knowledge of automated library systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of supportive experience in library work including acquisition, cataloging, circulation, interlibrary loans and reference.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing supportive services at the level of Library Technical Assistant.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: College training in library science may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of Connecticut's legislative process. Experience working with the public in a research or law library setting. Attention to detail working on multi-step projects. Familiarity with Microsoft Office particularly Microsoft Access as well as Adobe Acrobat, & office equipment including scanners & high speed printers. A Bachelors degree.

     SALARY: $58,640 - $74,289/year

     TO APPLY: Apply online. Close date: 12/21/2018 11:59:00 PM. The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



Electronic Records Analyst (Librarian 2) - Connecticut State Library, Hartford
The Office of the Public Records Administrator, Connecticut State Library, is recruiting for a full-time Electronic Records Analyst (Librarian 2).
     The position will be responsible for performing complex professional records management duties in the following areas: develop or update state/municipal records retention schedules; write policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations to support the effective management of records in all formats, including electronic records (structured and unstructured), email and social media; help to implement the statewide enterprise content management system and services in coordination with the information technology bureau and state agencies; develop and present online and onsite training to state/municipal staff; assist state/municipal staff with records management issues; conduct agency site visits and facility inspections; and perform related duties as required.
     The preferred candidate will have considerable experience providing electronic records management services within a government or other organization; knowledge of principles, standards, guidelines and best practices of records management, including electronic records management; knowledge of records management including electronic records (structured & unstructured), email and social media, implementation of enterprise content management systems and services, and development of records retention schedules; experience developing and providing online and onsite records management training; a Certified Records Manager (CRM) designation.
     A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional records management or library work is required. The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
     For the full job announcement including closing date, salary, and application instructions, go to:
     Please note that the duties included in the Introduction and the Preferred Qualifications sections are specific to this position, which is a Records Management position within the Office of the Public Records Administrator. Other sections of the job posting are included as the baseline for all Librarian 2 Job Class positions.
     Candidates should submit a Resume and Cover Letter using the Resume Tab section of the online application. This documentation will be required prior to the interview selection process.



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