Monday, October 24, 2016

Assistant Youth Services Librarian

Durham Public Library The Durham Public Library seeks an innovative and flexible Assistant Youth Services Librarian to assist with all aspects of a busy department serving children and teens from birth to grade 12. Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Head of Youth Services, responsibilities will include: Planning and conducting innovative programs for children and teens. Assisting with maintaining the children’s and teen’s print and media collections. Providing excellent customer service, including readers’ advisory and computer assistance, to children, teens, and parents. Engaging in outreach to schools, daycares, and other community organizations. Promoting children’s and teen services and materials, creating promotional materials and displays, and updating social media and online content. Qualifications desired include: Bachelor’s degree required; MLS preferred. Previous experience working with children and teens. Knowledge and appreciation of literature for children and young adults. STEM programming experience desired. Strong organizational and communications skills. Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and ensure that tasks are completed accurately and on time. Strong computer and technology skills. Experience with Sierra ILS a plus. Strong commitment to warm and welcoming public service required. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) with full benefits. Salary range $38,000-$41,000, depending on qualifications. Schedule includes two evenings per week, and every other Saturday. Those interested in applying may send a cover letter, resume and three references to Cyndi Shirshac, Library Director, at Deadline for submission is 4 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Library Aide II: Children’s and Circulation

The Town of Canton is seeing a pleasant, customer-service-oriented self-starter to join the staff of the Canton Public Library as a part-time Library Aide II.  This position will be split between the Circulation and Children’s departments.  Responsibilities of the position include: staffing the children’s and circulation desks; providing reference and readers’ advisory services to children and families; answering basic information questions; assisting patrons with computers, copier, library catalog, etc.; answering and routing calls; charging and discharging library materials; creating signs, flyers, and displays; and processing children’s library materials. The successful candidate will enjoy and have experience working with children, tweens, and families; have strong knowledge of children’s literature and library services; have excellent customer service and communication skills; and be welcoming, courteous, and friendly to patrons of all ages.  Strong computer and technology skills are essential.  Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and have experience working with the public, including experience working directly with children.  Previous library work strongly preferred.  Experience with III’s Sierra ILS a plus. The position is 20 hours per week, including one evening and every other Saturday, and is eligible for  pro-rated sick, vacation, and holiday pay.  $17.20/hour. To apply, send a completed Town of Canton employment application and cover letter to: Robert Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Canton, PO Box 168, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT 06022. Employment applications and a full job description are available at Canton Town Hall, at the Canton Public Library, and online at  Applications must be received by 4:30pm on November 15, 2016.  EOE.

Part Time Interdepartmental Library Assistant, Adult

Southington Public Library The Southington Public Library is looking for an energetic, out-going individual to join our Lending Department. Excellent customer service skills are a must. This part-time position includes full health benefits and paid vacation. The hourly wage is $27.12. Average hours per week - 20 to 25 hours including at least 2 nights and 2 to 3 Saturdays each month.  A high school diploma is required, college degree is preferred. Some library experience would be helpful but is not essential. Applicant should be able to lift objects of 30 lbs and be able to stand for long periods of time.Closing date: November 10th. SUBMISSION: Individuals interested in applying need to apply online to You will view 'Southington Public Schools' when entering the site. Both the Board of Education and Town Government are partnering in the use of AppliTrak program. Once you have accessed the link, move to the 'External Applicants' section of the page and click on 'Start an Application for Employment'. Applications need to be linked to the open position you are interested in. Within this site, reference Job Id 1241. Paper applications will not be accepted.  

Reference Librarian (Part-time Professional Position)

The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library seeks a forward-thinking, energetic librarian to join the Reference staff. This 17-hour part time position requires skills in reference, readers advisory, and collection development (especially in a digital environment), and demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies. Duties include developing collections, delivering customer service, planning and facilitating library programs for adults and teens. Position requires ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, knowledge of reference sources in all formats, familiarity with adult and/or teen fiction and nonfiction, ability to serve the public in a positive manner, demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills, training or experience in working with mainstream social media, skill in creating content using social media tools, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially with others. Schedule is Wednesdays 12-5pm, Thursdays 3-8pm, Fridays 10-5pm, and Saturdays 10-4 (in rotation; off Fridays when working Saturday). Salary is $20/hour – no benefits. Please submit resume and completed Town of Berlin Application (available online at to the Town Manager’s Office, 240 Kensington Road Berlin, CT 06037. Applications must be received in the Town Manager’s Office by noon on Friday, November 4, 2016.The Town of Berlin is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.