Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Children's Librarian - Cos Cob Library, Greenwich Library

Children's Librarian - Cos Cob Library, Greenwich Library (Part-time 15 hours/week). Salary: $27.00 Hourly. Job Type: Part Time Non Represented.
      ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Possess excellent interpersonal skills and love working with children of all ages. Planning and conducting programs for pre-school and school aged children. Responsible for providing quality patron service to children, their caregivers and other adults working with children. Plan and implement a variety of weekly programs for pre-school and school aged children. Assist in collection development/maintenance. Promote reading through displays, booklists, book talks, and programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.
      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent reader's advisory skills experience and research skills in children's literature for pre-school and elementary school children. Demonstrated programming skills and experience. Provide reference and reader's advisory services to all users. Instruct patrons in use of library material, print and electronic resources. Proficient technology and computer skills to assist patrons. Familiarity with Integrated Library System (ILS) operations, word processing, email, internet searching.
      QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. One year experience in library services for children preferred but will consider a recent graduate with MLS focus on children's librarianship and two years working with children. Strong background in children's literature and knowledge of early childhood development. Flexible schedule with ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Supervises branch in absence of Branch Librarian along with full time LTA. Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including, carrying books, light to moderate equipment, moving other equipment.
      Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. EOE M/F/D/V.

Part-Time Children’s Library Assistant – Weston Public Library

Part-Time Children’s Library Assistant – The Weston Public Library seeks an energetic and customer oriented individual to assist with services and programs in the Library’s growing Children’s department. Responsibilities for this position include: providing reference and reader’s advisory services to children, teens and adults in children’s and teen areas; assisting patrons with use of Library materials and equipment; assisting in preparation and maintenance of posters and displays; assisting with preparation for programs; executing children’s/teen programs in absence of Librarian; promoting Library use and services to children, teens, and caregivers.
     Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience. MLS students encouraged to apply. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of public libraries and children’s and teen literature required. 13 hours weekly: Wednesdays 4PM-8PM, Saturdays 10AM-3PM, Sundays 12PM-4PM. Some flexibility required. Salary: $13.75/hr (non-benefited).
     Applications: Town of Weston applications and a full job description are available online at Applications must be submitted to the Weston Public Library along with a resume and cover letter. Application packages may be mailed to Weston Public Library, 56 Norfield Rd. Weston, CT 06883 or emailed to Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

Children’s Services positions - Fairfield Public Library

Children’s Services positions - Fairfield Public Library: You Belong Here! The Fairfield Public Library is seeking enthusiastic and experienced children’s librarians to be a part of our Main/Branch Library team. The ideal candidates will have a passion for interacting with patrons, birth to tween, as well as their caregivers and related community partners. Applicants should have a strong reader’s advisory background and capability to develop user’s research skills. FPL provides a work environment that thrives on teamwork and learning.


Children’s Reference Librarian II - Position competencies: Proactively develops and executes innovative programs based on best practices and emerging technologies. Trains staff and patrons on the use of technology and provides media mentorship to library community within and outside the institution. Prepares marketing materials using programs such as Adobe InDesign. Seeks out professional learning opportunities, experience presenting at conferences a plus. Utilizes social media platforms and oversees digital collections. Presents to large groups, including outreach experience with major library stakeholders. Manages and enhances specific components of the Children’s collection. Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library. This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 3-4 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children’s Services. This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-9 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $63,674-74,275. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

Children’s Reference Librarian - Position competencies: Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help in a busy Children’s Department. Programs with an eye towards connecting literacy skills with hands-on STEM learning. Demonstrates knowledge of programming and children’s publishing trends. Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials. Presents to community groups, including outreach programming to schools. Manages and enhances specific components of the Children’s collection. Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library. This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 1-2 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children’s Services. This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-7 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $56,113-66,018. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

Library Aide - Position competencies: Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help at the busy Fairfield Woods Branch Library, with opportunity to work at the Main Library. Implements early childhood and school-age programs, under the supervision of the Branch Children’s Librarian. Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials. Assists with development of productive outreach relationships with schools and daycare centers. Supports patrons with technology use including Microsoft Office Suite, e-readers, library catalog. Inventories supplies, repairs materials, prepares items for circulation and other clerical duties. Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree along with experience or coursework in children’s literature and/or child development. This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-4 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $47,517-55,776. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.


For any of these positions please submit a cover letter, resume, and the application form to the Human Resources Department for the Town of Fairfield, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-256-3057. Fax: 203-256-3059. You may apply by email to Emmet Hibson, HR Director at Closing date: December 1, 2017. The Town of Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit the Town of Fairfield website.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Library Director - Babcock Library, Ashford

Library Director - Babcock Library, Ashford. Babcock Library is a small community library that seeks an energetic library director who will report directly to the Library Board of Trustees. The library is moving forward with new technology and community involvement. We are seeking a Library Director with strong communication and technology skills who will be creatively and actively involved in this process. This is a full-time 37 hour a week position including some nights and Saturdays. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.. The town provides optional medical benefits which may require some employee contribution.
     Under the general direction of the Babcock Library Board of Trustees, this is work of professional and administrative nature involving planning, implementing, directing and evaluating a complete range of public library services for the Town of Ashford. The Library Director is responsible for implementing Board policies, directing day-to-day operations of the library, and overseeing technical services.
     Qualifications: Masters degree in library science from ALA accredited university, or Bachelor of Arts or Science and 3-5 years experience in library work that demonstrates increasing responsibility. Two years of supervisory experience. Ability to work day, evening and weekend hours. Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references by December 15, 2017 to, or mail to: Helen Chapman, Chair, Board of Trustees, Babcock Library, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, CT 06278.

Director of Special Collections and Archives - Trinity College

Director of Special Collections and Archives - Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut has an exciting opportunity for the Director of Special Collections and Archives, Watkinson Library. Founded in 1858, the Watkinson houses outstanding collections of Americana, European history and ornithology. Trinity now seeks a dynamic individual to take this historic library into its next phase. The Director reports to the Vice President of Information Services & CIO and is responsible for providing leadership, planning and management of the Library’s special collections, focusing on the promotion, preservation and development of the Watkinson Library and Trinity College Archives. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of engaging in active outreach and instruction to reinforce the importance of primary resource material for teaching and learning; provides research and teaching access to the collections and collaborates in the planning and implementation of new technologies that enhance discoverability and access. Will promote and interpret collections through innovative and engaging physical and digital exhibitions, educational programming, social media and other creative means. Responsibilities also include engagement in donor activities, representing the Library in appropriate local, regional and national venues, reporting out to the Watkinson board and serving as a member of the highly collaborative Information Services leadership team. The director manages two associate curators and one support staff. Please see to read more about this opportunity and to apply.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Adult Services Librarian – Simsbury Public Library

Adult Services Librarian (Full-time) – Simsbury Public Library. We’re looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic, creative, and self-directed librarian, who is team-oriented to join our Adult Services Department. Our ideal candidate will be highly organized, collaborative, a curious learner, display a keen attention to detail and a strong commitment to public service. A sense of humor is also invaluable. Responsibilities include program planning and facilitation, outreach, community collaboration, technology instruction, assisting with marketing and social media, as well as reference duties. Our Adult Services Librarian will also play an important role in our makerspace, the Innovators’ Workshop, including offering training sessions and classes on the 3D printer, circuit paper cutter, sewing machines, and offering troubleshooting assistance on this equipment as part of reference duties. This is a full-time, 35 hour/week A-2 position with the CESA Simsbury Administrative and Professional Employees union with a salary range of $60,574-$72,389. All applications must be submitted online at Applications close Sunday, November 26. Please upload a cover letter and resume as part of a complete application.

Youth Services Librarian - Hartford Public Library

Youth Services Librarian - Hartford Public Library seeks a person who is responsible for providing a variety of library services for youth from birth through age 19. The Youth Services Librarian works closely with the Teen Services and YOUmedia Director, Youth and Family Services Manager and the Director of Central Services to plan and implement strategies for improving delivery of youth services throughout the library system; orders and promotes children's materials (print and media) for the library system; participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs; creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers through our Boundless partnership with Hartford City Schools; works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants. Bilingual abilities desirable. Master's in Library Science required. Three to five years of experience in early childhood education. View the complete job description and requirements at Required online application: Open until filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Children's Program Manager - Pomfret Public Library

Children's Program Manager - Pomfret Public Library seeks a Children’s Program Manager to provide age-appropriate library services that promote playful exploration, literacy, and reading readiness, and that are responsive to the needs of the children and families of the community. We are a small library with a small staff offering a full range of current library services. The successful candidate will be creative, energetic, flexible, and imperturbable. $16.50/hour, average 17 hours/week; days and times are flexible to accommodate program schedule. For more information and application instructions see Apply by November 24, 2017.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Access Services Librarian - Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Access Services Librarian - Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA.
     Company Description: When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do. Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us - and we have many - but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done. Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates. We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change. We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.
     Job Description: Position Code: ASL. Job Type: Full-time. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Schedule: Monday - Friday; occasional evenings and/or weekends.
     Job Summary: The Access Services Librarian provides energetic, innovative, and user-focused leadership of Hatch Library circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan services; trains and supervises the work of library student assistants and part-time staff as assigned; and collaborates with other Hatch librarians in delivering research and instructional services to students and faculty in all Bay Path University programs.
     Essential Duties: Oversee daily operation of Hatch circulation desk, reserves, and interlibrary loan (ILL) services to Bay Path faculty, staff, and students at all levels, including administration of BPU procedures and WMS software. Provide information literacy instruction and support, in on-ground and online classroom environments, in collaboration with other Hatch librarians. Perform outreach on behalf of the library, including via social media, to all Bay Path populations. Share research desk coverage with other Hatch librarians, including in-person, phone, and email reference service. Hire, train, schedule, and supervise the work of library student assistants and maintain regular contact with the Financial Aid Office and HR department, who manage BPU's work-study program. Help maintain the Hatch Library web site in collaboration with other librarians. Share collection development responsibilities with other Hatch librarians. Participate in Hatch Library digital initiatives, including archives and institutional repository services, in collaboration with other librarians. Share faculty departmental liaison responsibilities with other Hatch librarians. Maintain current awareness of issues and trends in college access services through professional development resources and activities. Conduct special research projects as needed. Develop professional contacts with counterparts in other local institutions. Supervise other Hatch staff providing access services as assigned. Attend trainings as required. Supervise Hatch Library student assistants and part-time staff as assigned. Perform any other job related duties or tasks as assigned by the University.
     Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program. At least three years of related experience in an academic library preferred. Knowledge of current and emerging trends in access services in academic libraries. Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications. Proficiency with social media tools, including facebook, twitter, and instagram. Demonstrated understanding of established information literacy standards for academic libraries, including the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Successful supervisory and leadership experience, with demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated service-oriented attitude. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, subordinates, and students. Ability to perform work independently. Experience with WMS and OCLC interlibrary loan software preferred. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and in accordance with FERPA regulations. A strong commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own. General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals. Ability to follow University policies and procedures. If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual. You must have a valid driver's license and must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
     Application Instructions: Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter and resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
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Part-Time Instruction Librarian - DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University

Part-Time Instruction Librarian - DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library of Fairfield University seeks an energetic, self-motivated, and public service-oriented candidate for the position of part-time instruction librarian. This position involves teaching information-literacy classes weekdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. Candidates should have some scheduling flexibility because specific teaching times and dates will vary.
     Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program, MEd, or equivalent degree. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Experience with electronic reference resources. Prior library instruction experience using active learning techniques is highly desirable.
     Submit letter of application, résumé, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Jill Massari by email to or by mail to DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195. Review of applications will begin in December. The salary meets the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

Substitute Reference Librarian - Town of Windsor

Substitute Reference Librarian - Town of Windsor. The Windsor Public Library has a part-time opportunity for a knowledgeable, friendly, and tech savvy person to join our reference team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing reference and readers’ advisory service to the public at a busy reference desk and assisting patrons with the use of library computers and personal electronic devices including e-readers and tablets. Candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computers, technology, and social media; have excellent oral and written communication skills; and a solid understanding of library theory. Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS systems is a plus. Enrollment in or completion of a Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred. Hours are Thursdays, 4pm-9pm, weekend rotation (Saturdays: 10am-1pm year-round, Sundays: 1:30pm-5pm September through June), plus substitution as needed. Salary is $18.00 to 24.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. To apply, please complete an online application at and submit a cover letter and resume. Deadline for submission of application materials is Monday, December 4, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

Young Adult Librarian - West Haven Library

Young Adult Librarian - West Haven Library seeks an energetic, tech-savvy, team-oriented Young Adult Librarian (FT, 37.5 hours), to join our dynamic Librarian staff at the Main Library. This position also includes overseeing the Children’s department. Duties include but are not limited to supervising children’s staff, coordinating collection development for ages 13-17, assisting patrons with reader’s advisory and reference questions, assisting with outreach to local high schools and middle schools, and coordinating programming with fellow librarians. Must be willing to think outside the box and work in a collaborative environment. MLS degree from an ALA accredited school required, along with 1-3 years of experience in a busy, fast-paced environment. This is a union position and meets CLA salary minimums. Please send resume and cover letter to Colleen Bailie, Position will be open until filled.

Library Services Assistant, Children's Dept. - Simsbury Public Library

Full-time Library Services Assistant, Children's Dept. - Simsbury Public Library. We're looking for an energetic, talented assistant to be part of our busy and popular Children's Department at the Simsbury Public Library. Our ideal candidate will possess professional skills, enthusiasm, and a dedication to excellent customer service. Responsibilities include providing service at the circulation desk, offering children's programs for Kindergarten through 6th grade, creating displays, assisting with marketing and social media, and other duties as required. This is a full-time (35 hr.) T-3 position in the CSEA SC&L union with an hourly pay rate of $21.06– $25.20/hr. All applications must be submitted online at Applications close Sunday, November 19th.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Reference Librarian - Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

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, and outreach to the community and local businesses.
     Position requires ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, knowledge of reference sources in all formats, familiarity with adult 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 Mondays 3-8pm, Tuesdays 12-5pm, Wednesdays 9-4pm, and Saturdays 10-4 (in rotation; off Wednesday when working Saturday). Salary is $20.50/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 4:30 pm on Monday, November 27, 2017. The Town of Berlin is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Circulation Desk (PT) - New Milford Public Library

Circulation Desk (PT) - New Milford Public Library seeks a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with the public and can offer excellent customer service. Duties are varied and will include: charging items in and out, answering the telephone, assisting patrons with library resources, patron registration and inquiries, and other duties as assigned. Proficient with Microsoft Office, experience with the ILS Evergreen preferred. High school diploma and 1-2 years library experience required, Bachelor's degree preferred. $10.10/hour. Regular hours are: 4th Saturday 9-5, 5th Saturday 9-5, with more available as needed. If interested, please contact Valerie Fisher with resume and cover letter at by Nov. 17th. NMPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Intern, Reference Department - West Hartford Public Library

Intern, Reference Department - West Hartford Public Library. The West Hartford Library is looking for a current MLS candidate for its internship program. The program has been designed to provide practical, on-the-job experience to individuals pursuing a career in reference service. Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science courses before the start date of their internship including a reference services course. The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $4375 for 250 hours of work over approximately 5 months starting in January. The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and to help to implement a special technology, video, and marketing project (with a focus on video production). In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as website management, social media, library programs, subject bibliographies, and other projects as assigned. Although the intern will work primarily in the Adult Division of the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street, s/he will do a rotation in each of the library’s two branches as well as other library divisions to gain a broader understanding of public library operations. In order to be eligible for this position, students must: (a) be enrolled in a Master of Library Science Program, (b) Must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship, (c) Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must not currently be employed by the West Hartford Library, (d) Have reliable transportation. The schedule for this position is flexible, but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours. To apply for this position, please email the following to by November 26, 2017: Resume and cover letter, personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular, and a list of completed classes as of January 2018 (unofficial transcripts accepted). Candidates will be notified by mid-December. This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation’s Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Librarian II, Young Minds & Family Learning - City of New Haven

Librarian II - (M-6397, Not Tested), Assignment in Young Minds & Family Learning. City of New Haven. SALARY (Range 7): Minimum $46,906 annualized. HOURS: 37.50 hours per week.
     NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work beyond entry level. Incumbents are expected to have acquired the basic knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the full range of tasks required at a fully capable level of competence. The current vacant assignment entails developing and delivering programs for children age 0-18 with an emphasis on early childhood programming, strong knowledge of children's literature and providing a variety of information services for parents and children. Duties are performed within the framework of established library policy under the general supervision and review of a higher level librarian.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school. Minimum of two years experience as a professional librarian and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills, in addition to those from Librarian I, as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Ability to organize and maintain a specialized library collection or service within a department; experience with a variety of on-line databases and the ability to apply this knowledge in planning and implementation of research or catalog work; Ability to evaluate and advise on the disposition of reference questions, or on matters of cataloging practice; Ability to instruct and train Librarian I and support staff. Please submit cover letter and resume with application.
     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. Applications and/or resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on November 24, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.