Friday, November 20, 2015

Assistant Library Director/Adult Services Manager

Town of Killingly Assistant Director/Adult Services Manager, in coordination with, and under the general supervision of, the Director, plans, administers implements, supervises and manages adult services provided by the public library.  Primary responsibility is to maintain/improve upon the efficiency of all areas under his/her direction.  Requires sufficient administrative knowledge/training/ability to perform duties of Director, if needed. A Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science with appropriate library experience of 5 or more years is required.  Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is preferred.  Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary library theory, policies, practices utilized in public libraries, as well as automated library services computer systems/technologies.  Experience with adult services, programming, and reference services a plus. Interested candidates must submit, in writing, letter of interest and resume no later than Monday, December 14, 2015 by 5:00 pm to the Office of the Town Manager, 172 Main Street, Killingly, CT  06239 or by email Detailed job description may be found on the Town of Killingly website at under Employment Opportunities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Circulation & Branch Supervisor

New Britain Public Library position opening in a busy library of a diverse and dynamic community.  A Masters in Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited Library Science program and two years of supervisory and library experience in public service to children and or adults required. Strong commitment to customer service, and excellent people and communication skills required.  Oversees the development and maintenance of circulation resources, coordinates circulation activities at both the main library and its branch, and provides outreach.  Experience with Sierra preferred.  Full posting and job description at Send resume, letter, and contact information for 3 references to Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email to  

Library Director

Brainerd Memorial Library,Haddam, CTThe Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic and innovative individual to fill the position of Library Director. The Library is located in the scenic town of Haddam, serving a population of 8,366. The successful candidate will be charged with exploring the future of the Library’s services, in relation to the changing needs of the community, and become a community leader. The director reports to and is advised by the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to: all day-to-day operations, community outreach, library policy recommendation and implementation, and supervision of all personnel (10 part-time employees) and volunteers. The director prepares and manages the budgets, and controls expenditures within the constraints of the approved budgets. This position is responsible for development, repair, and maintenance of the physical property. The director is responsible for fundraising and securing the Library’s long-term financial support. Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university preferred plus five years of public library experience. Comparable experiences will be considered. A broad understanding of library services. Knowledge of library organization, technology, administrative, and financial procedures. Excellent communications, interpersonal and technology skills. Ability to work effectively with the general public, Library trustees, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations and professional associations.Excellent leadership skills with the ability to supervise and motivate Library personnel and volunteers.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health and retirement benefits are available. Application is available at To apply, please complete the application and submit it along with a cover letter and resume to Sue Staehly, Interim Director, Brainerd Memorial Library, P.O. Box 8, Haddam, CT 06438. Application package must be received by December 11, 2015.

Part-time Library Assistant (Cataloging)

West Hartford Public Libraries 13/hours per week, flexible schedule.  The Noah Webster (Main) Library seeks an experienced copy cataloger to perform cataloging and classifying of print and non-print library resources.  Thorough knowledge of MARC records, OCLC and DDC is essential; familiarity with the Sierra ILS is highly desirable.  The ideal candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work in order to process new materials in a timely manner.  Ability to communicate effectively with librarians regarding various cataloging issues from time to time.  Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Although the primary assignment is for cataloging, a Library Assistant may also perform responsible and varied paraprofessional duties in the circulation of library books and other materials; assist patrons, students, and staff in using library facilities, resources and services, and perform varied and responsible library clerical work. This would include staffing the circulation desk, including charging and discharging library materials, issuing library cards to new patrons, answering telephone calls and providing information as necessary, assisting patrons in the use of the library’s catalogue, and performing general office clerical tasks. Applications: Town of West Hartford applications may be obtained from West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107 or online at Applications must be submitted to the West Hartford Public Library along with a cover letter and, if desired, resume.   Application packages may be mailed to West Hartford Public Library, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford CT 06107 or emailed to jobs@westhartfordct.govClosing date of December 11th, 2015 and a review of applications will begin on December 14, 2015.


York County Libraries.  ANSWERS FOR LIVING. KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE.  Let York County (PA) Libraries be the answer when looking for your next career possibility! The York County Libraries Board of Directors seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial and experienced President to implement the exciting vision for the library and its many constituencies.  Located in south-central Pennsylvania, York County is situated on the northern Maryland border, covers roughly 900 square miles, and serves a population of 437,846 residents with 13 public libraries. YCL is a federated library system comprised of 8 independent non-profit agencies and one local-government owned library. The System’s revenue model consists of county government funds, state government funds, fees from contracts for services (managing school libraries, hospital and special libraries), private fundraising, Friends of Libraries and income from grants ($10M). The staffing complement for the 10 libraries directly managed is 117 with another 114 employees staffing the contract sites. More than 48% of York County residents hold library cards and borrow more than 1.8 million items each year. There’s no better place to live than historic York County—nestled in the Susquehanna River Valley of South Central Pennsylvania—York offers big-city amenities with small-town charm. While continuing to embrace its agricultural roots, the county also has evolved into a manufacturing and business hub. Major companies with roots in York County include Harley-Davidson, York Barbell, Voith Hydro, York International, Utz Quality Foods, Snyder’s of Hanover and BAE Systems.  A bustling local economy has made York one of the fastest growing counties in Pennsylvania. York also has great schools, a low cost of living, quality health care and boundless entertainment opportunities. Since 2009, York has seen the emergence of cultural events and movements, art exhibits and shops, multiple music and performance venues, industrial street art, family events, children’s activities, “foodie” delights from festivals to underground restaurants, and more. York has become a place where you can have it all: a challenging and rewarding career, deep friendships, engaging social life, valuable education, and memorable family activities. York is only a short drive away from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. For more information about the System and the area see YCL Links. Responsibilities. The President is one of the primary champions for library service, who, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, creates the vision for the organization; is responsible for providing strategic leadership, and ensures that fiscal, fundraising, marketing, human resource, government relations, technology,  programmatic, and  operational strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. Qualifications. Minimum requirements for the position include an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of 5 years in administration with a solid background in institutional advancement and experience as an advocate for literacy and intellectual freedom. Essential attributes and skills include: strategic agility; exceptional communication skills; high emotional intelligence and comfort dealing with ambiguity; political and interpersonal savvy; business acumen; integrity and trust; future focus with skill in managing vision and purpose; innovative management and organizational agility; and perspective with a good sense of humor. A second advanced degree in related business or educational field and proven experience reporting to a governing Board are very desirable. Compensation.  The starting salary range for the position is $105,000 - $125,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Dan Bradbury on or before the closing date of February 21, 2016.

Chief Executive Officer -

Hartford (CT) Public Library Find Your Place at a Place Like No Other. – The award-winning Hartford Public Library seeks a charismatic and experienced leader to provide vision and continued collaboration within the City of Hartford as the Library’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial focus and a strong background in fundraising and developing beneficial partnerships. In addition to external engagement, the new CEO will work with a committed, talented staff providing leadership and direction for the Library’s continued success as a vital civic institution. Current programs at the Library include YOUmedia Hartford—a digital learning place for teens; The American Place—designed to welcome immigrants and ease their transition to their new home city; CTWorks@HPL--a collaborative one-stop career center; The Kitchen at Hartford Public Library—a non-profit partnership pairing farm-to-table job training and permanent job placement; the Hartford History Center; Baby-Grand Jazz Series—a series of 16 free jazz concerts now in its 12th year; and ArtWalk--one of the largest and most stunning exhibition spaces in greater Hartford, featuring up to four exhibitions per year.  New projects and collaborations include two major branch construction projects and  creation of the UCONN Hartford campus within the Downtown library, Itty Bitty Hartford—a childhood education play-and-learn destination inside the Downtown library, and an expanded partnership with the Hartford Public Schools. A 2002 IMLS National Service Medal winner, the Library was also a finalist for the medal in both 2013 and 2014.  Hartford Public Library, a 501c3 nonprofit, serves 124,775 residents with ten branches and a $9.6 million annual budget. In FY14, the library staff (104FTE) hosted 833,000 visits and circulated nearly 500,000 items. The Hartford Public Library is nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States. Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is its fourth largest city, home to the nation’s oldest public art museum and oldest public park, and is the birthplace of the Boys and Girls Club. Hartford also was home to Caroline Hewins, the Library’s first chief librarian, who was a national leader in the early 20th century in creating public library services for children. The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford—a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City’s goals include a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods—each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family. For more details about Hartford, the Library, and the many attractions of both, see Hartford links.  Responsibilities. The CEO serves as the leader of Hartford Public Library and is accountable for developing and implementing the overall strategic plan of the Library to ensure that the Library fulfills its mission, and to create strategies that ensure its continued success. This position works with a high degree of independence under the general supervision of the Library Board of Directors, keeping it informed of internal conditions and external developments while collaborating to meet challenges with creative solutions. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers and that the Library maintains and develops its role as an active and dynamic member of the Hartford community. Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in business, liberal arts, or library science; six to 10 years of experience managing and/or leading as an executive or CEO in complex organizations; demonstrable proficiency in strategic planning and policy development and execution; strong demonstrated working knowledge and execution of business processes, planning and organization, budgeting and fund development; experience in an urban library/environment; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. A solid working knowledge of board relations is critical for this position.  Preferred qualifications include: a Master’s degree in business, public administration, education, or library science; experience working in the library field; and successful experience working in a union environment.  To review the full position description, visit CEO Position Description.   Establishing residency in the City of Hartford within six months of appointment is required. Compensation. The hiring salary range for the position is $140,000 - $160,000 annually (with placement dependent upon qualifications) and includes a competitive employee benefits package.  For more information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller before the closing date of January 17, 2016.