Friday, July 22, 2016

Head of Reference Services

Enfield Public Library Do you have what it takes to be the Enfield Public Library’s Head of Reference Services?  There have been a lot of changes at the Enfield Public Library over the last year and we are looking to round out our team.  Are you a leader who is passionate about customer service and on top of the latest trends in libraries and technology?  If so, you might be who we are looking for.  The ability to work well with the rest of the team is a must. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Provide outstanding customer service to the residents of Enfield. You will be in charge of a busy Reference Services Department.  This includes being the primary Reference Librarian, as well as supervising a full time Reference Assistant, a Reference Page and a crew of part time Reference Librarians. Management of the Reference Services budget. Collection Development, including databases, periodicals and adult books. Assists in planning and implementing programs and public relations activities. Facilitate book discussion group. Primary instructor for our ongoing technology classes. Assist with maintenance of Website and social media. Collects and prepares statistical data and prepares reports for Library Director. In charge of library in absence of Director and Assistant Director. Stays current in library and technology trends. Develop and maintain promotional and instructional materials for Reference Services. Typical hours: 35 hour work week, one evening, weekends as needed. General qualifications:  An MLS is required.  You must have at least 2 years’ experience in a professional library position.  Supervisory experience is preferred.  You will be part of a team, so working well with others is critical.  It will be equally important to be motivated and self-directed enough to work without close supervision. Salary: $65,172 Closes:  August 15 Apply online at:

Library Technical Assistant Children’s Department

The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, CT, has a part-time opening for a Library Technical Assistant to work in the Children’s Department.  Excellent customer service, computer, and communication skills are required.  Public library experience is helpful. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule (20-25 hours per week) including evening and weekend hours.   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.  Qualified applicants must possess a high school diploma, enjoy working with children of all ages, be able to work efficiently and effectively while juggling multiple priorities, and be comfortable working as part of a team.  Starting salary is $13.00 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 Jane Ash, Head of Children’s Services at:   Closing date: August 5, 2016.