Thursday, July 24, 2014

State Archivist - Connecticut State Library, Hartford

State Archivist - Connecticut State Library, Hartford. Please follow the specific application filing instructions at the bottom of this ad. Open To: The Public (no exam necessary). Position No.: 34951. Location: 231 Capitol Ave, Hartford CT. Schedule: Full Time – Monday through Friday. Hours: 8 hour days; 40 hour workweek. Salary: $3,132.23 bi weekly (new state employees (AR28/Step 1). Closing Date: August 20, 2014 by 4pm; no exceptions. The preferred candidate will have experience in the development and administration of an archives program; advanced knowledge or expertise in the management and preservation of electronic records; advanced knowledge or expertise in recognized archival standards and best practices; experience processing digital and analog collections; experience with records management principles; experience in grant administration; supervision of archives staff; experience in leading and working with statewide organizations; and knowledge of Connecticut history desirable. Purpose of Class: In the State Library, Archives, History and Genealogy Unit, this class is accountable for supervising all activities relating to acquisition, organization of and accessibility to archival and manuscript materials. Examples of Duties: Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; surveys records of Connecticut State agencies to determine their potential value to State Archives; appraises records and other materials offered or available for acquisition for their archival value and accessions those determined to be appropriate for State Archives; plans and manages physical transfer of accessioned records to State Library and their arrangement, packing, labeling and shelving; prepares or supervises preparation by others of guides, registers, calendars, lists and indexes to archival and manuscript materials; consults with State Library administration in matters concerning scheduling, preservation and disposition of government records with special concern for their historical value; as requested, provides advice and assistance on archival and historical records matters to private individuals, public libraries and non-government organizations; participates in selection of published materials relating to State Archives; prepares or assists in preparation of exhibits based upon items from State Archives; may represent library at conferences and meetings; performs related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Required, Knowledge, Skill and Ability: Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of current principles and practices of archives management; considerable knowledge of modern library principles and practices; considerable knowledge of United States history; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to perform historical research; supervisory ability. Experience and Training: General Experience: A graduate degree in American history, archives administration, government, library science or a closely related field AND two (2) years' experience in professional archival work OR professional library work including work with archival materials which includes experience in historical research. The official job specification may be viewed at: The salary plan is available at: Application Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the preferred skills should submit a cover letter that describes your interest and suitability for the position, resume and application for Examination or Employment (Form CT-HR-12 at to: Deborah Craig, Human Resources Specialist, Department of Administrative Services/SmART Unit, 165 Capitol Ave, 5th Floor East, Hartford, CT 06106. Confidential Fax: (860) 622-4921 OR Email to, MUST include Archivist 34951 (last name) in subject line. Note: The filling of this position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules, if applicable. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

K-5 Library Media Specialist - Region 18, Lyme Old Lyme Public Schools

K-5 Library Media Specialist - Region 18, Lyme Old Lyme Public Schools. Salaries are within guidelines and determined by the Region 18 contact and salary schedule (see for copy of the contract). Region 18 is seeking certified Library Media Specialist to work with a strong team of teachers to promote reading and literacy as well as to provide 21st Century Research and Technology skills for all students. Please submit application on-line at This position is open until filled. 

Assistant Library Director - Mount Vernon Public Library (NY)

Assistant Library Director - Mount Vernon Public Library (NY). Summary: The Assistant Director supports the Library’s mission, goals and strategic plan; assumes responsibility for how the Library is perceived by staff and the public; and contributes through collaborative problem-solving. Will supervise public services activities and departments. Will also prepare and implement a development plan and will work on seeking out grant opportunities for the library. Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations including the supervision of the maintenance staff and facilities management. Essential job responsibilities: Where applicable, works to develop and implement the library’s strategic plan. Submits recommendations on public services policies and procedures to the Director and implements these decisions. Is familiar with all phases of operation of the library. Assists in developing and administering policies concerning library operations and programs. Advises, supervises, and evaluates Head Librarians. Makes recommendations related to appointments, promotions, transfers, and other personnel matters to the Director. Assists in the overall planning for the library by attending conferences and workshops and reading professional literature and by taking an active part in professional activities within the State as well as nationally. The Assistant Director is an active member of the Director’s administrative team. Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations. Serves as Acting Director in absence of the Director. Other functions: Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director. Education & Experience: Minimum: Master’s degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association. Should possess a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, practices, methods and knowledge of all phases of public library work; and have strong interpersonal skills, including communication (verbal and written), problem solving, and planning. 2 years public library experience with 1 year as a manager. Some library administrative experience preferred but not required. This is a civil service position. Requires a New York State Librarian’s Certificate at time of hire. Salary range is $78,000-$90,000. Competitive benefits package. If interested in this position please complete the full-time employment application at and send it with your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Carolyn Karwoski, Library Director, by September 6, 2014