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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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 8.16.2019 

Shelver - Wilton Library Association
Wilton Library is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented individual to begin year-round part-time employment in September 2019. This position is for 3-4 2 or 3 hour daytime shifts per week and 1 Saturday and 1 Sunday 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 10, Microsoft Office 2016, Email), a willingness to learn, and the ability to work independently. This position involves bending, lifting, 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 Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

 

 8.16.2019 

Circulation Assistant - Wilton Library Association
Wilton Library is seeking an energetic, service-oriented individual to begin year-round part-time employment in September 2019. Hours for this position are Wednesday and Thursday evenings (5:00-8:00), Friday afternoon (3:00-6:00) with two Saturday afternoons (1:00-5:00) per month, averaging 9-13 hours per week.
     The Circulation Assistant position entails a focus on customer service and ability to multitask. Candidates must hold a high school diploma or higher and be able to deal simultaneously with multiple tasks and customers. Prior retail or banking experience ideal. He/She should be able to work effectively in a team environment and possess excellent interpersonal and telephone skills, computer skills (Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, Email), a willingness to learn, and a sense of humor. Polaris ILS experience a plus. Calendar software experience preferred. In addition, candidates should have the physical stamina, agility, and attention to detail required to attend to customer needs in a busy environment.
     The position will remain open until filled. Applications can be obtained at the library or online. Please email resume and completed application to employment1@wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

 

 8.16.2019 

Part-time Adult Services Librarian - Ridgefield Library
Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, CT seeks a part-time librarian for its Adult Services Department. Primary responsibilities include reference, readers advisory and technology instruction for adults and teens. Comprehensive technology background, plus strong communication skills and customer service orientation. MLS or enrollment in accredited program required. 19 hours a week; evening and weekend availability a must. Year-round position. Starting pay $27/hour. Click here for full job description. Letter and resume by August 30, 2019 to Leslie Vuilleumier, Executive Assistant, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 or to MLVuill@ridgefieldlibrary.org. 

 

 8.16.2019 

Part-time Circulation Clerk - Ridgefield Library
Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, CT seeks a friendly, detail-oriented team member for a busy Circulation Desk. Excellent customer service, reliability and proficiency with technology are essential. Library experience a plus. High School Diploma or GED required. This is a 20 hours per week position, primarily evenings and weekends. $12/hour starting with additional pro-rated benefits offered. Click here for complete job description. Please send cover letter and resume by August 30, 2019 to Leslie Vuilleumier, Executive Assistant, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 or to MLVuill@ridgefieldlibrary.org 

 

 8.15.2019 

Part-Time/Substitute Library Youth Services Assistant - Plainville Public Library

Plainville Public Library seeks a Part-Time/Substitute Library Youth Services Assistant to join our team. In coordination with the Head of Youth Services, the Youth Services Assistant plans, implements, and otherwise contributes to library- and library-related services for children, teens and their families.
     Essential Job Duties and Requirements: Capability to plan, organize and direct a program for children, teens, or their caregivers. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional work with children and young adults, as well as an understanding of child, preteen and teenage development. Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature with the aptitude to order and maintain the collection. This requires knowledge of the community being served as well as the existing collections. Commitment to providing a consistently vibrant, comfortable and welcoming space for all children, young adults, and their families. Basic knowledge of contemporary library theory, policies, and practices utilized in public libraries, as well as in the use of automated computer systems and other technologies used to provide library services. Familiarity with circulation procedures. Working knowledge of Sierra ILS, Cassie and Encore is helpful. Working knowledge of information technology, including but not limited to: personal computers, e-readers, smartphones & tablet apps, the Internet, social media, and downloadable and streaming media and platforms. Awareness of current and emerging technology uses as they pertain to children and young adults. Ability to establish and maintain favorable and reliable public relations and marketing efforts.
     Hours: 12 hours per week to start, with added weekly hours anticipated. Weekly day & evening shifts, plus at least one Saturday shift per month, are included.
     Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum two years of progressively responsible experience in library Youth Services work is preferred. Working knowledge of Sierra ILS is favorable. Candidates actively pursuing or possessing a master’s degree in Library Studies (MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution will be given priority.
     Salary: $20.35 per hour, depending upon qualifications and experience. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position. This is not a union-eligible post.
     Closing Date: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 4:45 p.m.
     Employment Application: Applications can be downloaded and printed from this link. Send via email a completed application, cover letter and resume to Shirley Osle, Assistant Town Manager, at Sosle@plainville-ct.gov. No phone calls or visits please. EOE.

 

 8.14.2019 

Full-Time Children's and Teen Programming Librarian - Rockville Public Library
The Rockville Public Library seeks a dynamic, driven, and creative professional librarian to fill the newly-created, full-time children’s and teen programming librarian position. Serving both our bustling children’s room and teen area, the successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in programming development and implementation, community outreach and engagement, and up-to-date knowledge of youth reading trends. For more information and to apply, visit this link. Closing date: 8/31/2019.

 

 8.14.2019 

Reference Librarian (P/T) - East Lyme Public Library
The East Lyme Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, tech savvy, part-time Librarian dedicated to providing excellent customer service. The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable in reference and research techniques, enjoys responding to the information needs of library customers and is committed to exceptional customer service. Specific responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory service and teaching technology such as eReaders, tablets, smartphones, online databases, etc. in a group and/or one-on-one environment, assisting with publicity-print and social media. Shifts will vary: including days, nights, and weekend hours. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school is preferred for this position. Submit your cover letter and resume to Lisa Timothy, Executive Director, East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT 06357 or ltimothy@ely.lioninc.org by September 3, 2019.

 

 8.14.2019 

Circulation Assistant - East Lyme Public Library
The East Lyme Public Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, public service oriented individual to work part-time in the Circulation Department. The ideal candidate should enjoy working with the public, be detail oriented, and provide excellent customer service. Duties primarily include: checking items in and out, registering patrons, answering the telephone, putting book carts in order, assisting patrons with library resources, and patron registration. Familiarity with III Millenium system helpful, computer experience required, previous library experience helpful. Shifts will vary: including days, nights, and weekend hours. Submit your cover letter and resume to Lisa Timothy, Executive Director, East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT 06357 or ltimothy@ely.lioninc.org by September 3, 2019.

 

 8.13.2019 

Public Service Associate – East Hampton Public Library
The East Hampton Public library seeks a highly motivated Public Service Associate to work primarily in our children’s room. Candidate must be creative, flexible, and able to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Approximately 12-19 hours per week including evenings and Saturdays.
     Duties specific to the Children’s Department include but are not limited to: leading story times, assisting with school visits, aiding with art projects and library décor, assisting with special events, parties or programs, processing new materials and circulation. Candidate will assist children, teens, parents, and others with library use. Excellent customer service and experience working with children are essential.
     Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application to: Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 20 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424, or by email to Human Resources at lseymour@easthamptonct.gov by 8/27/19 or until filled. EOE/AA/M-F. https://www.easthamptonct.gov/

 

 rev. 8.14.2019 

Full-Time Temporary Children's Librarian - Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library in Berlin, CT is seeking an enthusiastic and flexible candidate to fill a temporary full time position in the Children's/Teen Departments. Under the supervision of the Head of Children’s & Teen Services, the candidate will plan, publicize, and conduct programs; provide reader’s advisory; assist patrons and perform other duties as related to children and teens. The candidate must have experience working collaboratively with others along with excellent communication skills and a commitment to serving the needs of young library users, their families, and caregivers. Knowledge of current technologies applicable to libraries is essential. This position is 35 hours per week and includes Saturdays and evenings. Salary is $25 per hour, no benefits. Position duration is a minimum of 6 weeks.
     Please send a resume, meaningful cover letter and a Town of Berlin application to the Office of the Town Manager, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT. Position is open until filled. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required, M.L.S. preferred; experience working with children in a library setting; familiarity with online research procedures and basic computer applications. Current MLS students are encouraged to apply!

 

 rev. 8.14.2019 

Part-Time Children’s Library Assistant - Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is accepting applications for the position of Children's & Teen Services Assistant. Salary: $17.00 per hour, with no benefits. Hours: 14.5 per week. We're looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual to join our Children's & Teen Services team. Primary responsibilities include providing service at the Children's Reference Desk; programming for children and teens; promoting library use and services to children, teens, and caregivers; and processing of library materials. Excellent communication and technology skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media, are required. Familiarity with Sierra/Encore a plus. The schedule is Mondays from 3-8 PM; Saturdays in rotation; other hours are flexible. When working a Saturday you'll have a day off during the week. 
     Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of related experience working with children within a library setting required or the equivalent combination of education and experience. MLS students are encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed Town of Berlin Job Application to the Office of the Town Manager by 1:00 PM, Friday, September 13. 

 

 8.13.2019 

Marketing/PR Coordinator - Mystic & Noank Library

Are you a creative, focused self-starter with exceptional communication skills who loves libraries? We are looking for a part-time Marketing/PR Coordinator to promote our Library programs and events and manage our online presence. This is a part-time position, approximately 8-12 hours per week. Send letter, resume and three professional references to: director@mysticnoanklibrary.org by September 6. For more information, including position description and application instructions, please visit https://www.mysticnoanklibrary.org/employment.asp.

 

 8.8.2019 

Children's Collection Development Librarian - Darien Library

Darien Library (CT) seeks a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic candidate to join a dedicated Children’s Department as a full-time Children’s Librarian. You will serve as the Children’s Collection Development Librarian, selecting and identifying youth materials in print and non-print formats, developing and managing multiple collection budgets, and promoting new and diverse titles to patrons.
     The highly-motivated candidate will have a passion for public service, knowledge of children’s literature, experience working with youth, a desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and will join a tight-knit and very collaborative team in providing extraordinary services to children.
     Please see the full job description here: https://dar.to/31bScPz
     For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to Anna Taylor, Head of Youth Services, at ataylor@darienlibrary.org by Monday, September 2nd.

 

 8.8.2019 

Information/Reference Assistant, Adult Services - Waterford Public Library
The Waterford Public Library has an immediate opening for a part-time information/reference assistant in the adult services department. This is a paraprofessional position and the successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and one year of library experience or the equivalent combination of related experience and training.
     Duties include providing reference and readers’ advisory services, assisting customers in the use of the online catalog, library databases and library mobile applications as well as at the public access computer center. Assists in creating displays and bibliographies and participating in department programs and special events. Schedule includes weekday morning and/or afternoon hours and full-day Friday/Saturday rotation; 12 -16 hours per week at $22.18/hour.
     To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Roslyn Rubinstein, Library Director, Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385 or by email to rrubinstein@waterfordct.org by September 3, 2019.

 

 8.6.2019 

Circulation Assistant Sunday Substitute - Stratford Library Association
October through May. $15.00/hour. 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 Sunday Substitute Circulation Assistant. This position provides basic circulation services, registering patrons, checking materials in and out, collecting and recording fines and fees, 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. Experience with Koha ILS highly desirable. Sundays, as needed, 12:30-5pm, October through May. Send your resume and contact information for three references to Geri Diorio, Assistant Director, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or e-mail GDiorio@stratfordlibrary.org. Application deadline: 9/3/19. EOE

 

 8.5.2019 

Adult Programming and Reference Librarian I - New Britain Public Library

Full time position (37.5 hrs/wk; $50,896.71 annual salary). The New Britain Public Library is looking for an outgoing, community oriented, customer service driven individual with public library experience and a passion for adult programming to join our Adult Services team. A Masters in Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited program is required, along with a experience with adult programming, familiarity with adult services, strong readers’ advisory skills, an interest in technology, social media, and makerspaces. The ideal candidate has experience with technology instruction, has excellent communication skills (both oral and written), partakes in professional development opportunities, understands the importance of community outreach, and sees the library as a community hub and gathering place for everyone. Spanish, Polish, or other language proficiency is desirable. Apply in writing to the Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or by email to prutkowski@nbpl.info.

 

 8.5.2019 

Part-Time Youth Services Programming Assistant - Easton Public Library
Easton Public Library seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic, friendly individual with strong interpersonal skills to help with youth services programming. Candidate must be creative, flexible, and able to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Duties include planning and implementing age-appropriate programs for youth from birth through high school, as well as assisting children, teens, and parents with library use.
     15 hours per week. Salary: $15.00 per hour (no benefits).
     Qualifications: Associate Degree required, as well as experience working with children; familiarity with online research procedures and basic computer applications is preferred. Library experience is a plus. Current MLS students are encouraged to apply.
     Please send cover letter and resume to Mary Beth Rassulo, Assistant Director, Easton Public Library, P.O. Box 2, Easton, CT 06612 or by email to mrassulo@eastonlibrary.org by August 19, 2019.

 

 8.1.2019 

Part-time Library Assistant – Town of North Branford

The Town of North Branford is accepting applications from individuals with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to public service for the position of part-time Library Assistant to work in the Atwater and Smith Libraries. This position performs all circulation desk duties, works closely with the public by responding to inquiries and assisting with information needs, provides a variety of technology assistance to library patrons and assists users in locating library materials. 12-18 hours per week, including evenings and some weekends. Starting wage is $13.20 per hour. No benefits.
     Applications are available on the Town’s website www.townofnorthbranfordct.com and at the Town Manager’s Office, 909 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT 06471 during regular business hours. Please submit application and other materials in person or by mail (no faxes or emails). Applications are due to the Town Manager’s Office no later than Friday, August 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

 

 8.1.2019 

Library Aide I (Substitute) - Town of Canton
The Town of Canton is seeking one or more pleasant, customer-service-oriented self-starters to join the staff of the Canton Public Library as a substitute, part-time Library Aide I. Position may include hours at the circulation or children’s service desks. Responsibilities of the position include: charging and discharging library materials; answering and routing phone calls; collecting fines and other payments; assisting patrons with copier, library catalog, etc.; answering basic information questions; creating signs, flyers, and displays; and other work as assigned.
     Applicants must have excellent customer service and communication skills and be courteous, friendly and welcoming to patrons both in person and over the phone. Strong computer skills required. Must be able to lift, bend, reach, squat, and maneuver heavy carts full of library materials.
     Qualified applicants must possess a high school diploma and have experience working in a customer-facing environment. Bachelor’s degree and previous library work experience preferred. Experience with III’s Sierra ILS a plus.
     The position requires flexibility in hours available, including on evenings and Saturdays. $17.20/hour, no benefits.
     Application and full job description can be found at www.townofcantonct.org or at the Canton Public Library. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. Direct applications to Robert Skinner, CAO, Town of Canton, 4 Market Street, PO Box 168, Collinsville, CT 06022. EOE.

 

 7.30.2019 

Librarian I (Youth & Family Learning) - Russell Library, Middletown
The Russell Library (Middletown, CT) seeks a creative, innovative, and outwardly-focused individual to elevate our services to “exceptional” by coordinating our teen programs and services as part of our Youth and Family Learning team. The Library is poised to become a transformational force in Middletown – join us now to become a part of something great!
     Middletown is a vibrant, growing and extremely diverse community of nearly 48,000 residents, located on the Connecticut River, in the center of the Nutmeg State. Home to two colleges and universities, a thriving downtown, a rich cultural and dining scene, and a unique combination of urban, suburban and rural life, Middletown has something to offer everyone. Founded in 1875, the Russell Library is a 501(c)3 organization that serves as the principal public library for the City of Middletown, with a full range of services aimed at 21st-century users. The Library Board of Trustees and library staff are currently engaged in a strategic planning process to set a course for success in community transformation in the coming years.
     The Librarian I is responsible for planning and implementing teen programs and services. As part of our Youth & Family Learning team, the Librarian I will also provide reference and reader’s advisory services, assist patrons in accessing library resources, select for and maintain their assigned collection(s), develop community partnerships, and represent the Library through outreach. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with youth and young adults as well as an understanding of emerging trends in services to ages 0-20. They must possess strong technology skills and commit to continually refreshing that skill set. Experience with teens and/or school systems is strongly preferred.
     Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science or a comparable relevant graduate degree and some working or internship experience in a library or other intensive customer-service environment. 35 hours per week; evenings and weekends required. Union.
     Starting salary: $54,672, plus a competitive employee benefits package. Please email a resume and cover letter to Brandie Doyle, Assistant Director for Administrative Services, at bdoyle@russelllibrary.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019.
     Russell Library is an equal opportunity employer. Russell Library prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Russell Library conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

  

 7.29.2019 

Coordinator of Information Technology Services - Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA
Professional Librarian 5, Range 3; Salary $68,783 - $79,700.

     General Statement of Duties: The Coordinator of Information Technology Services manages all aspects of system-wide technology, including the design, deployment and maintenance of the library’s computer systems, and administers all data networks and telecommunications; Evaluates current and emerging technologies and develops technology plans to meet community needs; Facilitates and supports the integration of technology into library services.
     Essential Job Functions: Manages a 150+ device data network in four physical locations, including public time and print management systems, servers, devices and peripherals, software, data collection and data backups. Manages help desk functions and responds to support requests in a timely fashion. Manages media technology and services, including presentation equipment, sound and assisted listening systems, and video gaming platforms. Assists in orienting the public to new technology equipment and services. In collaboration with other library staff, develops public services and programming related to technology, including maker and STEAM activities. Instructs and supports staff in the operation and basic maintenance of technology equipment. Develops an annual technology plan and budget in collaboration with library administration.

     Qualifications: M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school and a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional education. Undergraduate or graduate level coursework in computer science or information technology an asset. Three years of successful related work experience with infrastructure, desktop, and security administration in a library or similar environment. Extensive knowledge of library technology and web-based products and services. Working knowledge of all Windows operating systems and applications, Active Directory, group policies, and SaaS. Two years of experience providing direct technology support to users. Two years of experience as a supervisor or team leader. Strong leadership ability, including initiative, creativity, and flexibility. Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to establish priorities, plan short- and long-term objectives, handle multiple competing priorities, assign and follow up on tasks, and meet reasonable deadlines.
     Schedule (35 hours/week): Monday - Friday 9-5. May include one evening per week and one Saturday per month.
     To apply, send cover letter and resume to Clayton Cheever (ccheever@ocln.org). Preference given to applications received by September 6, 2019.

 

 7.29.2019 

Adult Services Librarian - Mystic & Noank Library

The Mystic & Noank Library seeks to hire a tech-savvy, creative, self-starter to join our Adult Services team. This position is primarily responsible for developing and implementing programs and events, developing our collections, assisting patrons with reference and tech needs, and reader’s advisory guidance. You also will work closely with our Youth Services Librarian to plan and execute tech programs for teens and tweens.
     The successful candidate for this position will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, enthusiasm for teaching and learning new technology, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Recent graduates or those nearing completion of their MLS degree are encouraged to apply. For full position description and application instructions visit https://www.mysticnoanklibrary.org/employment.asp. Apply by August 16, 2019.

    

 7.25.2019 

Library Director - Willimantic Public Library
The Town of Windham seeks qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. This is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk). The Library Director plans, organizes, and directs a comprehensive program of community library, informational, educational, cultural, communications, and related services; oversees the care and maintenance of the Town Library building, equipment, and systems, and formulates library policies and programs for review by the Library Board and direction of the Town Manager. The Library Director is responsible for the development of the library’s budget, overseeing technology and collection development in the library, and for maintaining positive relations within the community with patrons and community partners.
     Must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university; plus ten (10) years of progressively responsible library work, including five (5) years in the supervision of a public library major department, or as a director of a smaller public library; and a strong background in children programming; or in lieu thereof, an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Bilingual (English and Spanish), desired. Salary is commensurate with experience.
     Applications may be obtained from the Town of Windham, Town Manager’s Office, 979 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226; or on our website at www.windhamct.com, and must be submitted with a cover letter and resume. The position will be open until filled; however, resumes will start to be reviewed as they are received. AA/EOE

  

 7.19.2019 

Teen Services Librarian - The Westport Library

The Westport Library (CT) is poised for an exciting transformation that will take the organization into the 21st century and beyond. Dramatic in its redesign, the new space will be unparalleled in its ability to adapt and shift with the ever-changing needs of the community. We are seeking an individual who can work with the Library team to help build the library of the future. The Teen Service Librarian will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, enthusiasm for academic research, and the ability to work collaboratively both within the Library and externally. In addition to staffing an adult or children's reference desk, the candidate will be required to initiate, plan, and implement a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 including but not limited to special events. Key elements of the position include working with a Teen Advisory Board and doing school and community outreach. Finally, the applicant should have a passion for Young Adult literature and experience developing and maintaining a vibrant teen book collection. Experience creating dynamic web pages in WordPress and Libguides is a plus. Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience, preferably working with Teens. Candidates with at least 30 credits towards an MLS will be considered. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@westportlibrary.org and put the title of the position in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

 7.19.2019 

Program Associate (Part-Time) - The Westport Library
Reports to: Program & Events Manager. Purpose: The mission of Westport Library is to empower individuals and strengthen the community through dynamic interaction and the lively exchange of ideas. The Programming Associate will support the mission through the development and delivery of innovative best-in-class programs that entertain, inform, educate, build a sense of community and inspire people to make an impact on the world.
     Key Responsibilities: Reporting to the Program & Events Manager, the Program Associate will support the creation and manage the implementation of engaging adult programs and events that are responsive to community needs. Plan, organize and manage programs and special events. As directed, actively engage with the community and community organizations to identify programming needs. Research, make contact and negotiate with potential program presenters and performers. Lead several programs each month, including obtaining and preparing all necessary materials. Maintain a host of ongoing programs while introducing new programs and special events that respond to patron and community demand. Coordinate programs to work into library strategic initiatives, departmental objectives, and community events. Set up and clean-up program space, assist presenter(s), and ensure that both the presenter and customers have a positive experience. Work with the Marketing and Communications Department to increase awareness of programs and promote attendance by submitting relevant information to Marketing in a timely manner and actively market programs directly and through partners. Support statistics tracking and analysis by recording information on programs and program attendance in Program Tracking sheet. Maintain current knowledge of library and programming trends. Schedule includes day, night and weekend hours. Additional duties as required.
     Minimum Requirements: College degree preferred. Programming experience required. Public service and Library experience desirable. Proven ability to both independently and collaboratively plan, organize and coordinate programs. Exceptional attention to detail. Very strong communication skills both orally and in writing and excellent public speaking ability. Strong hospitality, customer service orientation, and excellent interpersonal skills. Exhibits flexibility and a willingness to work in a dynamic, busy, and changing environment. Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule that includes day, night and weekend hours required. Ability to learn new technology and equipment, apply this to job duties and train others on how to use it.
     Interested candidates please e-mail your resume and application materials to jobs@westportlibrary.org and include the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail. 
 

  

 7.17.2019 

Part-Time Library Assistants - Babcock Library, Ashford

Anticipated Openings, 2 positions: Part-time Library Assistant, 5-10 and 15-20 hours per week. The Babcock Library in Ashford, Connecticut seeks a friendly, tech-savvy, customer oriented individual to assist patrons at service desks, and other duties. (Must have working experience in Evergreen.) Every other Saturday 9-2 is required, and every other Wednesday evening is required. To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Carolann Mac Master, Library Director: cmacmaster@babcocklibrary.org. This position will remain open until filled.

  

 7.15.2019 

Executive Director - Onondaga County Public Libraries (NY)
Create opportunities, empower people, and inspire ideas as the next Executive Director for Onondaga County Public Libraries! The Onondaga County Public Libraries (OCPL) Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director accomplished in building and maintaining productive partnerships, working with local governments, managing budgets, and leading change. Working with an eleven-member appointed Board of Trustees, a committed staff (156FTE), and a $14 million annual operating budget, the successful candidate will provide meaningful, quality library services and programs to 466,000 residents in a socio-economically and ethnically diverse county - over 10% speak a language other than English at home. OCPL is also supported by the Friends of the Central Library (Syracuse) through its fundraising efforts - the #1 Public Library Series in the U.S. - hosting 17 Pulitzer Prize winners, a Noble Laureate and Five Poets Laureate. A complex organization - OCPL includes a Central Library (renovated in 2016), eight branches, and two community center outlets - and is also the federated public library system providing services to the 21 independent member public libraries in the county with a total annual circulation that was 3.7 million in 2018. Key opportunities for the new Executive Director include understanding the changing needs of Onondaga County residents; strengthening partnerships and relationships with internal and external stakeholders; developing and implementing a strong staff development program focused on collaboration, trust, integrity and respect; exploring new services and programs for OCPL and its member libraries; and creating additional funding streams.
     Our Community. Located in the center of New York State, Onondaga County is home to the City of Syracuse. Syracuse serves as the focus for commercial and business activities and is home to world-class educational and cultural institutions, including LeMoyne College, Syracuse University, and the Everson Museum (designed by I.M. Pei and considered one of his six most important buildings). The City is also home and birthplace of Literacy Volunteers and Laubach Literacy (now Proliteracy). Syracuse has the cultural amenities of a large urban area—a thriving downtown, college and professional sports, world class medical institutions, music and ethnic festivals, parks, and other activities enjoyed by residents year-round including professional theater, opera and symphony (Symphoria). Work commutes are minimal and housing costs are quite reasonable. Located less than one hour from the Finger Lakes region and close to the Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls, Onondaga County, home of four seasons, is also a 4-6 hour drive to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal, and Toronto. Visit OCPL Links for more information about the System and the County.
     Responsibilities. Under the direction of the governing Board of Trustees, the Library Executive Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of all library services and programs for the Onondaga County Public Libraries-a multibranch system serving urban, suburban and rural populations linked with a common Integrated Library System. This is a leadership position that is accountable for all OCPL functions and performs all related work consistent with the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the state of New York. The successful candidate will also model a collaborative, positive style of leadership ensuring proper management of personnel and encouraging a climate of inclusivity. In addition to internal collaboration and team building, the Executive Director will be the primary spokesperson and ensure that the Library is successful in partnership development, working with underserved populations, and developing alternate funding resources. Working with member libraries, community leaders and elected officials is a critical part of the position. See OCPL Executive Director Position Description for details.
     Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science or Information Studies from an ALA- accredited program; eight years of satisfactory professional library experience with three years of progressively responsible experience in a senior administrative capacity; and eligibility for a NYS Public Librarian’s certificate at time of application for employment with possession of the certificate required at time of appointment. The Executive Director will have a record of innovation, experience with financial planning, budgeting, and reporting, a problem- solving approach with successful results, project management experience, previous work with security issues ensuring a welcoming and safe place for customers and staff, the ability to work well with stakeholders through strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to the ALA Code of Ethics. Prior experience as a library or library system director, experience with facilities renovation, experience working in a union/civil service environment, and experience working in libraries with diverse communities is preferred.
     Compensation: The salary for this position is $106,900 and is subject to increase based upon County Executive and Legislative approval. Competitive benefits include health and dental insurance, NYS Retirement, long term disability insurance, and the opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury before the closing date of August 18, 2019. OCPL is committed to promoting an environment that models and celebrates principles of diversity and inclusivity and welcomes applications from individuals who represent the populations that we serve. OCPL is an AA/EOE Employer.

 


Academic Libraries

 

 8.15.2019 

Library Specialist for Licensed Resources - DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University
DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University seeks energetic, self-motivated individuals as candidates for the position of Library Specialist for Licensed Resources. This individual will receive and assist in the management of all licensed resources in all formats (i.e. journals/ejournals, e-book subscriptions, database subscriptions).
     Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for maintaining print & microform journal holdings; processing annual print and e-journal renewals; maintaining manual and online records and print resource statistics; supervising student assistants; reporting to the Collection Development Librarian for Licensed Resources and Institutional Repository (IR) Coordinator, assisting with daily activities and special projects as needed.
     Requirements: 2 years previous library or related experience required. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Accuracy and attention to detail particularly with data entry responsibilities using Microsoft Excel, ExLibris ALMA, and Workday. Prefer library serials and electronic resource experience with a demonstrated knowledge of MARC records and various library systems.
     Qualifications: Associate’s Degree or equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree or LTA certificate preferred or equivalent related experience.
     To apply: To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to http://www.fairfield.edu/jobs, click on Employment Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

 

 8.14.2019 

Temporary Science Reference & Instruction Librarian - Wesleyan University
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Academic Services and based in the Science Library, this position is responsible for providing reference and instruction for students and faculty in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (Division 3).
     RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide initial point of contact for Division 3 faculty and students; Provide reference service to users of the Science Library both in person, via email, and other forms of communication; Provide group and individual instruction.
     This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position that works 20hrs per week.
     Minimum Qualifications: Graduate degree in library/information science, or an advanced degree in a relevant subject or equivalent combination of education and experience; Experience providing instruction in the use of scientific and general library databases; Strong service orientation; Commitment to working in a diverse community; Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based and collegial environment.
     Preferred Qualifications: Subject degree in one of the natural or physical sciences; Experience supporting research needs of undergraduate and graduate students.
     For more information and to apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6974.

 

 8.7.2019 

Dean of the Library - Fairfield University
Fairfield University is a Jesuit Catholic Connecticut-based private, Master’s comprehensive University. It is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In 2019, the University was ranked #1 in the Northern Region by U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges. The University serves more than 5,000 students enrolled in five distinct schools with approximately 800 faculty and staff. Built upon the 450-year-old Jesuit traditions of scholarship and service, the University and is distinguished by a rigorous curriculum, close interaction among faculty and students, and a beautiful, 210-acre campus with views of the Long Island Sound. As an integral part of our mission, Fairfield Faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the larger community through service and academic activities.
     The University seeks highly qualified candidates for the role of Dean of the Library. In this role, the Dean must develop innovative strategies to meet the demands and challenges of a University Library for the 21st century. The Dean must be a leader in information literacy and technology and demonstrate a deep understanding of the way technology is transforming academic library as well as the role of the University Library as the apex for research and learning at an evolving Master’s comprehensive university. A familiarity and experience with facilities planning and academic commons oversight are important, as the University is establishing a new commons in the library. We are seeking a change leader, committed to shared governance, with an entrepreneurial spirit aligned with library values.
     The successful Dean will foster a culture of innovation with a focus on student learning and faculty research. Demonstrated experience in management, budgeting and strategic planning are essential. The new Dean must be able to establish and articulate a vision for a library that contributes to University President Mark Nemec’s ambition for Fairfield to be the modern Jesuit Catholic University, and work collaboratively with a variety of constituents across campus to enact that vision.
     For the complete announcement and application instructions, please visit this link.

 

 8.6.2019 

Technical Services Librarian - UConn School of Law Library, Hartford

The University of Connecticut School of Law Library, located in Hartford, CT, seeks forward-thinking and innovative applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian (University Librarian I or II.) The ideal candidate is responsible for the ordering and receiving of all new and continuing resources in a variety of formats. Other duties include, but are not limited to: collecting metrics that enhance our library’s ability to implement data-driven decision-making; troubleshooting collection access and discovery-related issues; and, performing a variety of database management duties related to acquisitions, serials, cataloging, electronic resources, and collection maintenance. To apply, please visit https://jobs.uconn.edu search #2020065. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer. Applications due September 15, 2019. 

 

 7.16.2019 

Information Services Assistant - Trinity College
Full time. Position Summary: Trinity College’s Information Services invites applications for the position of Information Services Assistant, a position that supports a combined Library and Information Technology Service point. Trinity College offers the best of several worlds: a traditional New England small liberal arts college set in downtown Hartford, a college that combines a strong commitment to community learning with equally strong study away ties.
     The Information Services Assistant provides support to the daily operations of course reserves, document delivery, and interlibrary loans to and from other colleges and universities and performs a range of cataloging and processing functions for materials in any format. This includes but is not limited to receipt and management of materials, order and catalog records maintenance, and copy cataloging. The incumbent also provides excellent public service and research support at the Information Services Desk (a merged library and IT service point) and with the ID Card office, including with ID card printing and troubleshooting of issues and requests. The incumbent assists with classroom technology support, including troubleshooting classroom projectors, controllers and computers as well as assisting in their maintenance. The Information Services Assistant must have a thorough understanding of how to effectively answer basic information, directional, privileges, and access services questions for Trinity constituents and guests. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Constituency Services.
     Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; experience with library and IT operations; good computer skills; ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment, both independently and as part of a team; supervisory, interpersonal, and organizational skills; accuracy, attention to detail, ability to problem solve; positive and collaborative attitude and excellent communication skills.
     Preferred Qualifications: Academic library experience. Experience with Microsoft Office products. Experience with database management.
     Salary commensurate with experience. For more information and to apply, visit https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1991.

  

 


School Libraries & Media Centers

 

 8.7.2019 

.5 FTE Library Media Specialist - Parish Hill Middle/High School, Chaplin
Parish Hill Middle/High School has an immediate opening for a certified .5 FTE Library Media Center (LMC) Specialist. The successful applicant will develop and administer an integrated school library media program and will provide leadership, organizational and budget management skills. He/she will develop a school library media program that addresses 21st Century skills, including life and career development, learning and innovation, and information, media, and technology literacy. Furthermore, he/she will instruct students and staff in effective use of the media center and information and technology literacy skills and collaborate with teachers to design and implement lessons and instructional units. The LMC Specialist will also actively promote reading and information literacy skills through activities including reading programs, reading initiatives and other special events. Please forward an employment application (www.parishhill.org), resume, copy of certification, and three letters of reference to: Kenneth V. Henrici, Superintendent, Region #11, c/o Carol Cyr, Executive Assistant, 304 Parish Hill Road, Chaplin, CT 06235. Deadline is August 16. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged at ccyr@parishhill.org. Position is open until filled.

 

 8.7.2019 

K-8 Library Media Specialist - North Canaan Elementary School
Job Summary: This .5 FTE position involves supporting students and teachers in achieving the national and state standards represented in local curriculum, including the Connecticut Core Standards; providing a full-service 21st century library/media center that incorporates both books and contemporary technological tools; implementing a focus on literacy across the content areas; demonstrating expertise in utilizing technology to support instruction; responding to the needs of all students at a variety of reading levels through the development of individual learning plans; and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of knowledge and professional practice. Candidates must be able to support teachers and students with information literacy and technology. A genuine interest, appreciation and love of elementary and middle school students is essential, as well as having the ability to ignite students' interest in reading and love of learning. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to deliver content in a project-based environment is also expected. Experience in inquiry-based instruction preferred.
     Qualifications: CT Library Media Specialist Certification
     Working Conditions: North Canaan Elementary School is an elementary school located in rural Northwest Connecticut and is part of the Region One School District.
     Application Procedure: Apply Online at www.region1schools.org OR www.applitrack.com/region1. JobID: 716.
     Selection Procedure: Interviews will be conducted with a call back possible.
     For more information, please contact Dr. Alicia Roy, principal, at (860) 824-5149 or via email at aroy@nceschool.org.

 

 8.5.2019 

Library Support Paraprofessional - North Branford Intermediate School
The North Branford Intermediate School Library Media Center currently has an opening for a paraprofessional.

     WORK YEAR: 39.5 hours/week: M - Th from 7:30 to 4:15, and F from 7:30 to 2:30. 30 minute lunch. 185 days per year. These hours include the after school independent study program held in the library.
     SALARY: Dependent upon education and experience.
     JOB DESCRIPTION: Administration of the circulation desk. Ordering, cataloging and maintaining library collections/inventory. Direction and supervision of students. Supporting librarian with curriculum and literacy unit connections (making resources and themes available to faculty and students in and out of the library).
     QUALIFICATIONS: Previous work with intermediate school age students is preferred. Previous library experience preferred. Organization, basic computer skills and good communication skills. A passion for reading and literacy.
     APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should go to the Employment tab on www.northbranfordschools.org to complete an online application. Although we are accepting internal and external applications simultaneously, a position may no longer be available if it is filled by an internal transfer.

 

 8.5.2019 

Library Media Specialist Teacher - Torringford Elementary School, Torrington

Library Media Specialist Teacher for Torringford Elementary School, Grades K-3. Applicants must hold or be eligible for a valid State of Connecticut teaching certificate with School Library Media Specialist (062) endorsement. For more information and to apply, visit this link.


 


Corporate / Special Libraries & Library-Related Organizations

  

 8.14.2019 

Remote Site Support Specialist - Bibliomation, Inc.
Part-Time/Temporary (through June, 2020). 18 hours per week. Salary: Hourly, dependent on experience.
     Bibliomation is Connecticut’s largest library technology consortium. Join a very busy member support team responsible for the configuration, installation and maintenance of member library’s network hardware, PCs and software both onsite and remotely. Applicants should have the experience and ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair a variety of equipment. Requirements include knowledge and experience working with networked PC hardware and software. Familiarity with library or library consortium is a major plus. Ability to work well with library staff. Ability to work independently within a team. Excellent communication and customer service skills required.
     Additional responsibilities listed in full job description online at: www.biblio.org/jobs. Email letter of interest and resume to: jobs@biblio.org. Applications accepted until August 28, 2019. Position may be extended. Bibliomation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 8.8.2019 

Library Specialist, Digital Projects Manager - Connecticut State Library
The Connecticut State Library is recruiting for (1) Library Specialist - Digital Projects Manager in the Collection Services Unit. This is a full time position (40 hours per week), Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, located at 231 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, CT. In this position, as Digital Projects Manager, you will plan and manage all phases of digitization activities at the State Library. Please use this link for more information and application. Close Date: 8/21/2019 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.
 

 

 7.19.2019 

State Librarian - Connecticut State Library

The Connecticut State Library Board is pleased to announce that it is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of Connecticut State Librarian.
     Summary: Reporting to the State Library Board, the State Librarian leads a forward looking, multi-faceted information agency with an approximately $12 million budget and 87 staff members. We welcome applications from individuals who have experience in a large state, academic, public, or multi-type library as an agency head or top-level manager, particularly individuals with experience in fiscal planning, program and policy development, human resources, and facilities management.
     We are looking for candidates with demonstrated management, administrative and interpersonal skills, leadership in library-related areas, and a proven commitment to public service who can communicate in an articulate, diplomatic, and candid fashion with staff, the State Library Board, the library community, the state and local government, and the public. We require extensive knowledge of developing information technology and its place in integrated library services and prefer demonstrated experience in management of archives, records management and museum services. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to work toward regional and interagency collaboration. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and have experience implementing affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and ADA laws and regulations. The ability to articulate to policymakers the role that libraries play and how libraries can advance other public policy agendas is desirable, as is experience advocating for funding.
     Starting salary range $98,327.00-$155,321.00, commensurate with experience, plus fringe benefit package. Position to be filled on or about December 1, 2019.
     About the Connecticut State Library: The Connecticut State Library, established in 1854, is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The mission of the Connecticut State Library is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut’s history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide. The Connecticut State Library is centrally located in scenic New England and administers the State Library, the State Archives, and the Museum of Connecticut History, all of which document the rich history of the state and serve its residents. Detailed information about the State Library can be found here – Background Organization.
     Minimum Requirements: A Master’s degree or higher in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, or a graduate degree in a field related to State Library functions. At least 5 years of professional experience in a large state, academic, public, or multi-type library as an agency head or top-level manager. Demonstrated ability to communicate a vision for library services and collaboratively lead staff to accomplish that vision. Demonstrated record of national or regional library leadership. Experience in building strong collaborations and in shared resources across sectors. Experience with strategic planning in a complex environment.
     Application Process and Deadline: A position description with full duties and complete qualifications is available upon request, or you may visit the Connecticut State Library web site at www.ctstatelibrary.org. Submit letter and resume including references by August 30, 2019 to Alison Clemens, Chairperson, Search Committee: Alison.Clemens@ct.gov. Questions about the application process and accommodations needed may be addressed to Heidi Gray, Human Resources Associate and Lorraine Vittner, Principal Human Resources Specialist, Department of Administrative Services, Small Agency Resource Team - SmART 450 Columbus Boulevard - Suite 1404 Hartford, CT 06103, lorraine.vittner@ct.gov, Phone 860-713-5449/Cell 860-877-0374, Fax 860-622-2617.
     The state of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

 


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