Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library seeks a part-time circulation assistant (16 hours per week) evenings, days and Saturdays. Under the direction of the Manager, duties include: charge items in and out, answer telephone, assist patrons with library resources, patron registration and inquiries. Excellent customer service and computer skills are essential. High school diploma or equivalent required, prefer Bachelor’s degree and library experience. E-mail cover letter and resume no later than November 7, 2014 to: Director, West Haven Public Library, 300 Elm St., West Haven, CT 06516 or dir@westhavenlibrary.org. No telephone inquiries. EOE/MF.

Assistant Librarian - Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven

Assistant Librarian - Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven. Department: Buley. Library Rank: Assistant Librarian. Specialization(s): Technical Services Librarian - Serials Management and Cataloging. Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Librarian to begin in January, 2015. Successful candidate will be expected to perform electronic and print serials management/cataloging duties in multiple formats. The Serials/Cataloging Librarian works as a member of the Technical Services Team managing the electronic and print serials collections including acquisitions, renewal, payment activation, and providing integrated access to library materials in all formats with some cataloging assignments expected. The librarian provides usage and cost assessment analysis for electronic resources, including reports related to holdings and usage for use in the renewal process. Additional responsibilities include university service and creative activity. Required Qualifications: Applicants must have an ALA accredited M.L.S degree or equivalent. Demonstrated understanding of current issues related to serials access, management and pricing models. Knowledge about and experience with standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes, especially as they relate to serials, and familiarity with digital resources and services. Experience in developing or managing annual serials budget proposals. Experiencing managing an A-Z list or a Journal Locator. Strong statistical and analytical skills. Excellent project management skills. Experience working with knowledgebase concepts. Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues. Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills. Commitment to outstanding service that leads to seamless access to library materials by on-ground and remote members of the University community. Preferred Qualifications: Two years professional experience. Experience participating in library instruction and creating user guides and instructional materials. Participation in library liaison activities. Demonstrated understanding of vendor negotiation protocols. Familiarity with COUNTER statistics and various COUNTER report structures and availabilities. Experience working with pay-per-view models of e-content access. Application Process: Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three references to: Dr. Christina Baum, Director, Hilton C. Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515. In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by November 28, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

Library Director - Woodbridge Town Library

Library Director - Woodbridge Town LibraryThe Town of Woodbridge, CT seeks an experienced and dynamic Library Director. The Woodbridge Town Library, with a dedicated staff of 24 employees, a budget of approximately $800,000, and a collection of over 85,000 items, serves a population of 10,000 residents in this suburban town just outside of the culturally rich city of New Haven, CT, home of Yale University, as well as numerous other institutions of higher learning. The Town of Woodbridge seeks an innovative library executive to build on the Library’s successes and its excellent reputation as a leader in both the library field and the community it serves. Responsibilities: The Director of the Woodbridge Town Library reports to a nine-member Library Commission and serves as a town department head. The Library Director responsibilities include but are not limited to: Administering, supervising, and directing all library services along with other related work. Hiring, supervising, and evaluating professional, support, and volunteer staff to manage library operations. Directing the development and maintenance of the Library’s collection of books and other materials like A/V and eBooks to reflect user needs and interests. Planning and administrating comprehensive activities of community and cultural services and programs. Recommending and implementing Library Commission policies as well as the Library’s short and long term goals and objectives. Implementing effective operating procedures and managing short and long term strategic plans. Recommending, implementing, and supervising all financial and budgetary needs of the library. Developing other sources of revenue, including grants from the State and Federal government, foundations, and private donors. Overseeing and reporting on the condition of the physical plant and grounds of the Library. Developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications by establishing strong, supportive, cooperative working relationships and positive communications with staff, Town officials, Library Commission members, Friends of the Library, and community members. Planning and implementing new information technologies to meet changing needs. Representing the Library on the local, consortia, state, and national level. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 3 years of administrative experience at the supervisory level. Must have a vision for the future, proven leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, strong skills in developing community relations and customer service, as well as knowledge and skills with library automation. Salary Range: Salary range depends on qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package. Send letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references to Anthony F. Genovese, Administrative Officer/Director of Finance, 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525. Electronic responses are also welcome at librarydirectorsearch@woodbridgect.org. Application Deadline: 4:00pm on November 20, 2014. Town of Woodbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.