Thursday, November 20, 2014

Technology Assistant - Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough

Technology Assistant - Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough. Small public library seeks part time technology assistant (approximately 16 hours per week) to provide technology help to customers and staff. He/she oversees the library network, computers and serves as webmaster and social media coordinator. This position requires a four year college degree in computer science or related field, knowledge and experience with integrated library systems, computer and networking hardware and be able to troubleshoot issues, hardware, software and peripherals. Website design and maintenance are a must as are strong customer service skills. Starting salary is $22 per hour. Please send resume and qualifications to by December 19, 2014. No phone calls please.

Assistant Director/Children’s Librarian - Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook

Assistant Director/Children’s Librarian - Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook. Job Summary: Assists and relieves Library Director in all administrative matters. Plans, organizes and supervises library program for pre-school, elementary and young adult library users. Performs professional library services in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials. Supervision Received: Supervised by Library Director. Supervision Exercised: Children’s Room Aides; Supervises other Library staff in Director’s absence. Examples of Primary Duties: (Note: This section is intended only as illustrations of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is related or a logical assignment.) Receives oral or written instructions from the Director. Plans work according to established library schedule and standard procedure. Reports monthly to Director. Assists Library Director in short and long range planning of all library services, including participation in annual budget preparation. Establishes task priorities within children’s unit. Administers approved children’s unit budget. Develops and conducts programs for children and young adults to encourage reading, viewing and listening skills, and appropriate use of library facilities and materials. Plans and organizes special children’s programs. Organizes and conducts story telling programs for pre-school children. Prepares brochures, news releases, bulletins, posters, website updates and other public relations materials to promote library services. Examines professional publications and other sources for the selection of books, periodicals and related materials. Helps build a collection of books, periodicals and communication materials through consultation with the Library Director, staff members, and own selections. Assembles and arranges displays of books and materials. Promotes interest in the library as a community resource by visiting, speaking, and coordinating activities with school, civic, cultural and social organizations. Coordinates programs and activities with school librarians, teachers, parents’ groups, and community organizations. Prepares reading list for school and community distribution. Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations. Maintains working knowledge of developments in library services and related technology. Performs general library work as needed. Qualifications: Master of Library Science Degree; Minimum of three years of progressively responsible library experience, including two years as supervisor of a library division. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Ability to apply principles of library science to solve practical problems; A working knowledge of computer applications for library services (LION library experience preferred); Ability to stay current in technology; Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to work effectively with library staff and patrons. Salary/Hours: This is a 40 hour per week full time position under the collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Old Saybrook and Local 818 of Council #4 (AFSCME). Annual salary for this position under the current union contract is in the range of $50,090 to $57,097 dependent on experience. If interested in this position, please return a cover letter with resume by December 5, 2014 to the Selectman’s Office, 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 Attention: Lisa Carver or by email at

Teen Services Librarian - New Canaan Library

Teen Services Librarian - New Canaan Library. Due to an internal promotion, New Canaan Library is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, full-time Teen Services Librarian to join our team. The successful candidate will: have a passion for youth services; hold a relevant Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited institution; have excellent interpersonal and communications skills; be a fluent user of digital, mobile and social information and communications technologies and a broad knowledge of young adult literature. The role includes one evening and one weekend day per week. If you are excited about developing excellent services for teens, building strong relationships with young people and families and creating great partnerships with other community organizations to grow our Teen Services Department please send your resume and cover letter to Lisa Oldham at by December 1, 2014. For a complete job description click here.

Library Services Assistant, Children’s Department - Simsbury Public Library

Library Services Assistant, Children’s Department - Simsbury Public Library. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Children's Services and the general supervision of the Library Director, the Library Services Assistant is responsible for assisting with planning and implementing programming for children and families. Additionally, the Library Services Assistant assists with outreach to build knowledge and understanding of the breadth and scope of Library offerings, as well as to expand the use of the Library. The Library Services Assistant performs circulation and customer service duties as needed. Commitment to excellent customer service is imperative. 13-15 hours/week $19.75/hour. Applications close November 30, 2014 at midnight. For more information and to apply: