Thursday, May 28, 2015

Teen Librarian – Russell Library

Russell Library is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and engaging Teen Librarian to help chart the course of our newly reorganized and expanded teen services.  Our Strategic Plan has led us to refocus on our services to the teens of Middletown, and we are looking for a positive, team-oriented and innovative individual to help take on this commitment.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Spearhead planning for teen programming at Russell Library, coordinating with individuals and agencies to organize programs.
Publicize library events, services and programs to teens.  
Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with local schools and youth groups. 
Work regular evening and weekend shifts in order to serve teens when they are most likely to be in the library.
Keep track of the latest young adult trends, literature and pop culture. 
Be familiar with and comfortable using the latest technology and social media.
Think creatively and flexibly about teen services, resources and programs—and inspire teens to do the same! 
Identify, apply for and implement grants.
Serve a diverse teen community representative of Russell Library’s patron base. 

Examples of incidental duties:
Regular shifts on the Reference Desk.
Prepare displays and exhibits.
Present oral and written reports in a clear and understandable way, including presentations before large groups.
Actively participate in professional development opportunities and continuing education.
Other duties as required.

General qualifications:  An MLS is required.  One year of professional library experience or other work with teens is desired.  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.  And most importantly, you have to be passionate about serving teens.

FY16 salary range starts at $49,652
35 hours a week 

If you are interested in applying for the position of Teen Librarian, please email your cover letter, resume and application to Jason Neely, Head of Information Services, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015.  Interviews will be held in late July.  Applications can be found at

Librarian/Archivist - Windsor Historical Society

DUTIES:   Administer an 8,000 volume library with an additional 1800 linear feet of archival materials. Strengths include published genealogies of Windsor families; local and regional histories; cemetery records and vital records; town reports; local newspapers and yearbooks; account books; family papers; maps; and extensive photographic collections. The Society actively collects; the Librarian/Archivist solicits library materials and handles acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation, digitization, and reference services for these items.  Researchers include genealogists, teachers and students, in-house staff, and community members. The Librarian/Archivist strives to make the library’s resources more accessible and better utilized. Duties will include, but not be limited to the following:

I. Collections Management

Adhere to the precepts of the Collection Management Policy and serve on the Collections Committee

Maintain collections database, object and donor files, and library catalog

Create cataloging records, finding aids, and collection guides

Identify, prioritize, and implement preservation and digitization projects guided by current trends and technologies

Convert existing finding aids to EAD for inclusion in online portals

Participate in upcoming Agency Automation Project which may involve transitioning from PastPerfect database to new database

Serve as project liaison to the CLHO Connecticut Collections Database and Access portal if funded by IMLS

Produce preservation-related grant proposals in consultation with Director

Work with colleagues to update disaster preparedness and response plans

II. Visitor Services/Interpretation/Programming

Direct day-to-day operation of the Society’s library

Respond to on-site and email reference requests including many from genealogists

Train and supervise interns and volunteers  in collection processing, research, reference

Inspire public awareness and appreciation for library resources. Work collaboratively with colleagues to provide content for and incorporate archival materials into publications,  newsletter, exhibits, educational programs, social media, and the website

Advocate for, develop, and implement library and genealogy-related public programming.

Serve as a member of staff program planning team

Work one Saturday per month; be able to give basic tour of historic houses

Keep abreast of present and future community needs and develop library collections and services to fit evolving audiences

QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS from ALA accredited library school and minimum of two years increasingly responsible experience in an archives or library. The ideal candidate has knowledge of current archival management best practices, an ease with related technologies, and will bring a passion for connecting the Society’s library resources with broad and increasing audiences. Excellent organizational, communication, technical, and research skills required, and the ability to work effectively with library users of all ages. Must work independently and collaboratively, lift cartons weighing up to 40 lbs. Knowledge of PastPerfect software helpful. 28 hours per week, salary range $18-$21/hour; some schedule flexibility, vacation benefits. Resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample to Christine Ermenc by June 19.

Academic Librarian (20 hour part-time position) - Hoffman Family Library, Goodwin College

Primary duties include information literacy instruction, circulation, and reference help for undergraduate students. The position requires ability to work with library staff, student workers, and other members of the Goodwin community in a busy environment. Library Master of Library Science (MS or MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited institution is preferred, but students in a library science program will be considered.. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references electronically to: Jean McGill. Title: Director of Human Resources. Email: Goodwin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from all who meet the stated qualifications.