Friday, January 29, 2016

Computer Lab Assistant

The West Hartford Library is seeking tech-savvy individuals to staff our busy computer lab at our main library. This position has flexible hours and is great for college students!  As a computer lab assistant you will: Help users log onto computers using the library’s print/time management system (Pharos) Answer basic computer questions. Assist others in using the eighteen Windows computers, three printers, and an all-in-one scanning station in the lab. Add funds for printing documents. Help users scan and print documents. Qualifications: Good communication skills and a welcoming attitude are essential as this position works very closely with our patrons.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows.  Knowledge of Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.  Ability to learn a print/time management system, to add money to patron’s accounts, to reprint jammed print jobs, to extend time on computers.  Ability to clearly answer basic computer questions. High School diploma or GED; prefer some college; prefer customer service background. Some flexibility to change schedule when coverage is needed Beginning salary: $10.78 hourly.10-14 hours per week with additional hours possible when covering for other lab attendants who can’t make a shift.  Coverage mostly needed for afternoons and nights. Send resume & list of days/times you are available to:Andrew Bosworth, Head of Technical Services

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Library Technical Assistant – Acquisitions (part-time)

Wallingford Public Library The Wallingford Public Library has an immediate opening for a detail-oriented team player to join its Technical Services Department.  Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Acquisitions Assistant is responsible for placing orders for materials and supplies, receiving and inspecting all materials purchased by the library, reviewing invoices for accuracy, and working with vendors to facilitate orders, shipping, and billing. Details regarding responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, and how to apply are found here:

Creative Technologies Librarian (part-time)

Wallingford Public Library The Wallingford Public Library seeks an approachable and enthusiastic Creative Technologies Librarian to introduce participatory learning to adults and teens in the Collaboratory, our new 2,400-square-foot makerspace. Reporting to the Head of Emerging and Creative Technologies, the Creative Technologies Librarian will teach patrons how to use makerspace, digital media, and digitization equipment and software as well as plan and implement small group maker activities. Details regarding responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, and how to apply are found here:

Monday, January 25, 2016

Head of Children’s Services

The Case Memorial Library in Orange, CT, is seeking an enthusiastic professional to oversee daily operations in our busy Children’s Department. The Head of Children’s Services will have overall responsibility for the planning and management of collections, programs, and services for children and families. The successful candidate will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of children’s literature and a love of reading; excellent reference, reader’s advisory, communications and customer service skills; proficiency in new and emerging technologies; and a commitment to maintaining positive relationships with families, schools, and community organizations. Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS, and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a public library delivering service to children, or an equivalent combination of education, work experience, and training. Supervisory experience is preferred. This is a full-time union position, 37.5 hours, salary is $48,446, with excellent benefits. Some evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation are required. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to James M. Zeoli, First Selectman, c/o Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477, or by email to by Friday, February 19. For a full job description, please visit the Town’s website EOE 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Part-Time Library Clerk

Prospect Library is seeking a part-time library clerk to work at its circulation desk for 20 hours per week. Job will require daytime hours and possible fill in hours for nights and vacations. Also requires rotating Saturday hours from September thru June (5.5hrs per Saturday). Position salary is $11 per hour with no benefits. The successful candidate should be able to meet the public courteously and perform a wide variety of library tasks. In Conjunction with circulation duties, clerk will work closely with the Library Director and Assistant Director/Children’s librarian to assist with the preparation of library programming for all ages; successful candidate may be required to create in-house flyers, registration forms, displays and crafts as needed. Also past experience in mending library items a plus. Previous knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is required. Comfort working with social media is a plus. Experience in using Auto-Graphics Verso circulation system and prior work experience in libraries is preferred. Interested applicants should send letter of interest, resume and references to – Director, Prospect Public Library, 17 Center St., Prospect, CT 06712 or email them to: or fax to: 203-758-0080. Applications will be accepted till the position has been filled.

Public Services Librarian

The New Milford Public Library seeks an innovative Public Services Librarian with excellent communication skills and a strong public service orientation.  The Public Services Librarian is responsible for adult programming; collection development of adult fiction, DVD’s, audiobooks, and ebooks; supervision of a staff of 14; developing and implementing all circulation policies and procedures; and maintaining the Library’s social media.  This is a full-time union position with excellent benefits that requires some evenings and weekends.  The salary range is $59,000- $65,000. New Milford Public Library serves a community of 29,000 in Connecticut’s geographically largest town and is the largest library in a hub of smaller communities. Familiarity with the Evergreen ILS and consortia experience is preferred.  To be considered, the candidate must hold a graduate level degree in Library and Information Science and have a minimum of two years supervisory experience. Please send your resume (PDF format only) and cover letter to:  no later than January 29th, 2016. The New Milford Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Librarian 2 - Public Records Analyst

Connecticut State Library PLEASE FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC APPLICATION FILING INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE! Open to the public. Position No.83409 Unit:Public Records Location:231 Capitol Ave., Hartford CT Schedule: Full Time – Monday through Friday Hours:8 hour days; 40 hour work week Salary:$66,213 - $85,597 annual; $2,536.90 - $3,279.58 bi-weekly (AR23) Closing Date: February 5, 2016. The preferred candidate will have considerable experience providing records management services within a government or other organization; considerable knowledge of professional principles, standards and best practices of records management, including electronic records management; considerable knowledge of specialized areas of records management such as development of records retention schedules and enterprise content management systems; experience providing records management training; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to records management methods and procedures; and experience with the Microsoft Office suite including Access database creation and maintenance.  A Certified Records Manager (CRM) designation is preferred but not required. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: Performs complex professional records management duties in any of the following areas: records appraisal and analysis, records scheduling and disposition, records storage, file and database management, policy development, and reference; develops records retention schedules for state agencies and municipalities; develops and revises records management policies, procedures, manuals and regulations governing public records; assists state agency records management liaison officers and municipal officials with records retention and management issues; identifies records management training needs and develops and presents training to state agency and municipal officials; conducts agency site visits and facility inspections; may supervise professional, paraprofessional or support staff; and performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; considerable knowledge of specialized functional procedures, areas of subject matter and/or principles of library administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve moderately complex problems relating to library methods and procedures; ability to utilize computer software. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: General Experience: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or other advanced educational degree equivalent to the MLS degree in the area of records management AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional records management or library work. Note:  Filling this position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules, if applicable. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above experience and training requirements should submit a cover letter that describes your interest and suitability for the position, resume and application for Examination or Employment (CT-HR-12) at  to:Deborah Hearl, Human Resources Specialist, Dept. of Administrative Services/SmART Confidential Fax: (860) 622-2873 – OR –Email to Subject line MUST include: Lib283409 and your last name. Please note: due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to field phone inquiries and confirm receipt of applications.AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Business Resource Center (BRC) Coordinator

Simsbury Public Library seeks a dynamic, self-directed, customer-focused librarian with a passion for business, entrepreneurship and collaboration to take its award-winning Business Resource Center to a new level of service.  Candidates should have strong teaching, organizational, problem solving and planning skills, as well as the ability to meet deadlines and build partnerships.  A demonstrated commitment to assisting job seekers and businesses of all sizes grow and prosper is essential as is thorough knowledge of business/employment/financial/career information resources, marketing and public relations. The BRC Coordinator must work well independently and successfully as part of the Simsbury Public Library and various other teams.  An inventive and responsive approach to the development and management of services is essential as is demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.  Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to outreach and engagement.  This position requires some evening, weekend and early morning hours. Salary: $61,999-$74,096 plus benefits, 35 hour work week. For a complete job description, minimum requirements and to apply go to Application deadline: 2/15/16

Part Time Library Clerk

Bethel Public Library.  Part Time Library Clerk for Circulation Services, average 15 hrs/wk, evenings & weekends only Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Working knowledge of computers and office software preferred. Knowledge of automated library systems and the Internet a plus. Library experience is desirable. Job Description:The Library Clerk assists patrons in the use of library services and facilities and provides prompt and courteous patron service in person and over the telephone.  Activities primarily include Circulation Department services, which encompass use of the library’s electronic system for charging, discharging, and renewal of library materials, patron registration, collection and payment of fines, placing patron holds and directing patrons as needed with general information about the library’s services. The Part Time Library Clerk is responsible for assisting with jobs outlined for full time staff members and may be assigned to one or more departments to perform a variety of clerical tasks.  EOE/M/F/V/D Includes evenings, weekends $13.38 per hour. Full job description and application available at the Library or online at www.bethellibrary.orgSubmit application by January 30, 2016 to: Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801 203 794-8756 Ext.6

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Town Librarian

Salem Library is well supported by the Salem community and Friends of the Salem Library.  The Town Librarian develops and implements library policy, proposes a yearly budget, manages staff and volunteers, oversees library facilities and acquisitions, submits state and local reports, stays current in library science and applies for grants.  The position is a 37-hour work week with benefits. The position requires a Master of Library Science with 3 or more years of experience required.  Please send resume with cover letter to <> .  closing date January 25, 2016.  The Town of Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Children's and Young Adult Services Librarian

The Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester, CT seeks a new Children’s and Young Adult Services Librarian.  The ideal candidate will have programming experience, creativity, initiative, solid customer service skills and the ability to supervise a small staff with considerable independence. The Library serves a rural/suburban community of 16,000 and is a partner in the local early childhood collaborative.  The Children’s Department is in a beautiful modern addition to the Library, built in 2002.  The Children’s Department features a story time room and preschool play areas.  The picture book collection has been reorganized by theme, increasing circulation of picture books by 50%.  Children’s circulation has improved 30% over the past five years, rebounding from a period of decline.  The Children’s Department staff typically provides nine story times a week during the school year, for infants through preschoolers.  The Teen Room is on the upper level of the Library and offers teens a place to hang out and a solid collection of materials.  The Children’s and Young Adult Services Librarian provides outreach story times to local early childhood centers.  The Library’s summer programs for children and teens are packed with activities and hundreds of eager readers.  The Children’s and Young Adult Services Librarian is responsible for collection management of both collections, including weeding. The Children’s and Young Adult Services Librarian directly supervises a full-time Library Assistant, a part-time Programming Assistant, and part-time Library Assistants and Library Shelvers who work in the Children’s Department.  Candidates must hold an ALA-accredited MLS or MSLIS, three years of prior library experience, one year of supervisory experience, and prior experience developing and conducting library programs for children and young adults. We are willing to consider applicants in the final semester of an MLS program with prior appropriate public library experience. This is a full-time, union, 35-hour position, working one evening a week and one Saturday a month.  Benefits include health insurance, retirement, vacation, sick time, personal days, and CLA membership.  The current salary is $54,380, with future increases to be determined by union contract.  Complete job description and application are available through the Town of Colchester website:   Submit completed application, resume, and cover letter directly to the Office of the First Selectman, Town of Colchester, 127 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT 06415 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016.  Applications will not be accepted directly by the Library.

Supervising Librarian

New Haven Free Public Library  (M-5493) (NOT TESTED) - CITY OF NEW HAVEN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES  200 ORANGE STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT  06510 POSTED: JANUARY 11, 2016 POSTED UNTIL FILLED POSITION: SUPERVISING LIBRARIAN (M-5493) (NOT TESTED)    Assignment focuses on Young Minds and Family Learning Services DEPARTMENT: NEW HAVEN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY SALARY: (RANGE 9) MIN.: $53,954 ANNUALIZED HOURS:   37.50 HOURS PER WEEK FUNDING: GENERAL FUNDS NATURE OF WORK:This is professional library work in the supervision of a major library activity, a major branch library, or in the development and supervision of a major specialized subject area suchas literacy, computers, audiovisual resources and service, and information service for businesses.  Work is performed with latitude for professional judgment under the general supervision of the Director, a Librarian V or Librarian IV, and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results. This particular assignment is responsible for the supervision of the New Haven Free Public Library’s Young Minds and Family Learning Department. The position provides strategic direction, collection development oversight, program coordination and supervision of selected staff. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in Library Science and at least three to five years experience in professional library work, including at least six months of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge in the required area of expertise such as: Considerable knowledge of the objectives of library service to the community. Ability to apply library science principles and techniques to operating and supervising problems. Ability to plan and supervise operations of a library unit. Competency in Spanish is a plus. As a required part of the application process, candidates MUST submit a cover letter describing their relevant qualifications, experience and interest; a current resume; and the contact information for three references. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening, and (3) a 90-day probationary period. This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 3144, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.  As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 3144 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days. Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M, or are available on the city website. As a required part of the application process, candidates MUST submit a cover letter describing their relevant qualifications, experience and interest; a current resume; and the contact information for three references. Applications and other required information must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than5 P.M. on REMOVAL DATE. Please note that our preferred method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure that you monitor your email for correspondence from our department. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 require the hiring of only American Citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States.  Please post this announcement in a conspicuous area on the Department Bulletin Board.