Friday, October 31, 2014

Head of Technical Services/Technical Support Specialist - Canton Public Library

Head of Technical Services/Technical Support Specialist - Canton Public Library. The Town of Canton seeks an organized, detail-orientated individual with strong technology skills to serve the dual positions of Head of Technical Services and Technical Support Specialist. This one, full-time position is 40 hours per week: approximately 30 hours will be dedicated to the Canton Public Library as the Head of Technical Services and 10 hours will be devoted to general government as a Technical Support Specialist. Schedule includes one evening per week in addition to periodic weekends in rotation and occasional other work outside of normal business hours. The salary range is $55,000 to $60,000. The Head of Technical Services is primarily responsible for cataloging and classification of library materials, bibliographic database management, adult collection development, and some public service desk work. In addition, this position provides leadership and expertise in the development, implementation, maintenance, and use of technology by library staff and patrons. The Technical Support Specialist is responsible for routine to complex technical duties related to developing, managing, and supporting Town computers, networks, and communication systems, particularly at the end-user level. This individual will provide development, support, implementation, and oversight to technological systems including servers, workstations, networks, mobile devices, telecommunication systems, and various software programs. Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited college or university and three (3) years of library experience, or a Bachelor's Degree and five (5) years of library experience. Thorough knowledge of contemporary bibliographic maintenance standards and practices and at least two (2) years of experience working in a technology environment, or a combination of appropriate experience and education. The Town of Canton job application and full job descriptions can be found at Cover letter, application, and resume must be received by Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 4:30pm to Town of Canton, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT 06022. Attention: Robert Skinner. EOE.

Library Assistant I (part-time) - Hall Memorial Library, Ellington

Library Assistant I (part-time) - Hall Memorial Library in Ellington seeks a part-time Library Assistant for circulation desk duties on Sunday afternoons and as a substitute. $13.50/hr. The successful candidate should be able to perform a wide variety of clerical and library tasks and be able to meet the public courteously. Qualifications: high school diploma and computer literacy required; library work experience and knowledge of Bibliomation Evergreen system preferred. Return a Town of Ellington application and a meaningful cover letter to the Library Director at Hall Memorial Library, P.O. Box 280, Ellington, CT 06029 or by November 10, 2014.

Executive Director - Hotchkiss Library of Sharon

Executive Director - Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, an historic institution, offers an array of programs and activities for adults and children, in addition to maintaining a sizeable collection of books and other materials. Open seven days a week, the library is the cultural center of the community. To fund its operations, the library relies heavily on patron support. The executive director is responsible for overseeing programming as well as fundraising to sustain the library and fulfill its mission. Responsibilities also include supervision of its physical plant and all aspects of its operations. He/She will serve as the face of the library to internal and external constituencies, including the board, staff, patrons, local officials and the public. The executive director is responsible for sound business planning as well as the preparation of and adherence to budgets. Working with the staff, the executive director will direct marketing and public relations efforts to increase support for the library and reach the largest possible audiences. He/She keeps abreast of developments in technology and implements those that are relevant to the library. It is preferred that the candidate have a Masters in Library Science and at least 3-5 years leading educational/arts programs or institutions. Compensation: The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is prepared to offer a salary in the $50,000+ range depending on experience. The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application: Candidates may apply by sending a letter of interest addressed to the Head of the Search Committee and resume to

Branch Manager - Hartford Public Library

Branch Manager - Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual to manage a branch location. Qualifications: Masters degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution with a minimum of two years experience and training. Previous supervisory/managerial experience required, preferably in a service organization. Candidate must have general computer proficiency, including knowledge of library software and Microsoft Office products; ability to communicate effectively and establish and manage effective working relationships with users, employees, supervisors, and the general public; and possess communication skills necessary to resolve issues with library users. Full job description and application are available from the Administrative Offices, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, and online at A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position. Position open until filled. Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness, and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.