Friday, January 19, 2018

Reference Librarian/Part-Time - Town of Ellington

Reference Librarian/Part-Time - Town of Ellington. Under the general supervision of the Library Director, identifies and interprets user needs. Provides reference, readers’ advisory, and computer, database and referral services to library patrons both directly and by telephone, as well as other related duties. Strong customer service orientation and technical skills required.
     Qualifications: Graduation from college supplemented by completion of graduate study in library science (MLS degree) from an accredited library school plus up to 1 year of experience in professional library work including familiarity with reference and technical experience in a responsible supervisory capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered.
     Hourly Wage: $27.00. Schedule: Saturday: 9:45 am - 5:15 pm, September – June. Opportunities for substituting for other hours. Closing Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018, or until filled. To Apply: Visit to apply and to view the job description or call the First Selectman’s Office at 860.870.3100. Include a letter of interest and resume. EOE F/M/D/V

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Librarian III, Branch Manager - Greenwich Library

Librarian III, Branch Manager - Greenwich (CT) Library. Do you want to be actively engaged in a caring community? Do you want to be vital to a dynamic, energetic neighborhood? The Greenwich Library (CT) invites you to apply for the Branch Manager position, Cos Cob Branch Library. The Cos Cob Branch Library serves 6,800 Cos Cob neighborhood residents as well as the larger 62,000 residents of Greenwich. It is a vibrant and respected cultural hub of the community, offering a warm and welcoming environment for patrons of all ages and it enjoys a high level of use and support. The Branch Manager plays a key role in the Cos Cob community. This position works collaboratively with the Library Board, an active Friends group, area schools, and local civic and cultural organizations to meet the collections, services and programming interests and needs of area residents. S/he performs outreach and represents the Library in the community and at professional organizations and events. The Branch Manager also participates in system-wide committees and initiatives.
     Responsibilities include effective day-to-day operations and management of the branch facility and staff; patron services; staff scheduling; facilities management; direct provision of reference and reader’s advisory services and technology support to patrons; planning and/or presentation of programs; ongoing evaluation and maintenance of a 30,000-item collection; selection, training and evaluation of branch staff; and working on system wide projects and committees. The position interprets and implements Library policies while participating in their development and participates in immediate and long-term strategic planning of the Library’s services within its service community. See the Librarian III Position Description for additional details.
     Minimum qualifications. A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program is required. Additional requirements include: four years of post master’s professional experience in library work including a minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity or demonstrated experience overseeing a project from inception to completion. Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to: strong oral and written communication skills; developing and implementing programs and services consistent with the library’s strategic initiatives; mentoring, coaching and evaluating staff; and displaying and modeling tactful, courteous and positive customer service relationships with internal and external constituencies. Experience developing and implementing programming for all ages and previous success in building collaborative partnerships are preferable. Evening and week-end work is required.
     Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity are noteworthy; 24% of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town. Additional information on the Library and the community can be found at Greenwich Links.
     Compensation. The position offers a salary range of $76,474 – $98,676 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes February 23, 2018. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich's Employment Site no later than 4pm, EST, February 23, 2018, for consideration as a candidate.
     The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Long-term Substitute Elementary Library/Media Specialist – North Stonington Elementary School

Long-term Substitute Elementary Library/Media SpecialistNorth Stonington Elementary School. Candidate must have Connecticut certification 062 endorsement. ELA instruction experience is preferred. Expected start date is February 21, 2018, through the end of the school year. Interested persons should contact Veronica Wilkison, Principal, North Stonington Elementary School, at 860-535-2805. Open until filled. EOE.

Library Director - Wolcott Public Library

Library Director - The Board of Trustees of the Wolcott Public Library, serving a community of 16,500 residents, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Library Director. The ideal candidate would possess a proven track record of executive experience with personnel issues, budgets, facility maintenance, development of a long range plan, increasing library card sign-up and usage, and implementing programs and services meeting community needs.
     Responsibilities: all aspects of library operations, including, but not limited to, supervision of library staff (2 full time/5 part time) and volunteers; library collection of approximately 60,000+ items; annual budget of $458,000 FY 2017-2018; expanding library programs and on-line services; active Friends group; community relations; developing a long range plan; maintenance of an architecturally unique library building and grounds. Reports to Library Board of Trustees.
     Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS), or an equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program; minimum of 5 years of recent experience in increasingly responsible supervisory, management, administrative, and budget/finance positions in a library, preferably a public library. Degree/experience in business/marketing/human resources and/or experience in local government, grant writing, reporting to advisory and/or governing board would be helpful. Pass pre-employment background checks.
     Salary from $55,000, based on experience and qualifications. Fulltime position. Benefits. Submit cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume by 2/2/18 to: Library Board of Trustees Search Committee, c/o Amy Desaulniers, Wolcott Town Hall, 10 Kenea Avenue, Wolcott, CT 06716 or email to: EOE/AA

Friday, January 12, 2018

Teen Librarian - Fairfield Public Library

Teen Librarian - Fairfield Public Library. SALARY: $63,694 -$82,361. CLOSING DATE: January 26, 2018.
     DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Nature of Work: Under the direction of Adult Services Librarian, plan, implement and evaluate a Teen Library program for the Fairfield Community. Examples of duties: Major function includes working on the teen desk, or other reference desk as needed-anticipated to be 25 hours per week; offering direct service to teens and pre-teens. Develop and maintain the teen and pre-teen collection and assist with administration of the teen room. Establish a good rapport with teens and pre-teens and encourage use of the library. Direct reference service includes answering requests for information from teens and their parents or guardians, both in person and on the telephone, assisting teens with the use of the library, including operation of computers and other technology. Assist patrons with recreational and summer reading selections and homework inquiries. Based on specific knowledge of the Library’s collection and the needs of the public, make recommendations regarding changes to the collection, with procedures and in services offered. Be aware of the goals of teen services and assist with their formulation and implementation. Collection maintenance and development includes utilizing the prescribed budget to maintain a teen collection through the selection and ordering of new material, supervising the processing, and the weeding of outdated materials. Participates in relevant staff meetings, workshops and training sessions. Direct supervisory responsibilities will include overseeing of pages and part-time teen staff at both main and branch libraries. Programming assistance is given by planning, publicizing, conducting and evaluating teen and pre-teen programs and special events. Programming also includes leading library class visits or group visits, tours of the library, visiting schools to promote library use and working with teens to setup a teen advisory group. Use of library is encouraged through community contacts, the preparation of bibliographies, and various displays within the library. Collaboration with the high schools and middle schools is essential and will include, but not limited to, establishing summer reading lists and other booklists and programming.
    Required knowledge, Skills and abilities: Considerable knowledge of bibliographic tools and materials for teens and pre-teens; library technology such as on-line searching, internet and databases relative to teens. Strong knowledge of teen literature, culture and latest teen trends. Must have a working knowledge of Young Adult library principles and practices. Ability to work with teens and pre-teens diverse teen population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of teens simultaneously. Requires a friendly and outgoing personality with ability to convey a fun and challenging atmosphere and to comprehend a patron’s information needs as well as skill at reader’s advisory for teens. Maintain a website and social media presence; Proficiency using Microsoft Office software.
     Physical Demands and Working Environment: Work requires bending, standing, stooping, lifting and reaching high bookshelves for long periods; may require pushing or pulling filled library carts; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
     Minimum Qualifications: This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with one (1) year experience working in a library. Familiarity with on-line circulation systems and online searching is required. Possession of valid driver’s license when operating a motor vehicle is necessary to the satisfactory performance of assigned duties.
     All interested candidates should submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume by January 26, 2018 to Town of Fairfield, Human Resources Department, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824; (203) 256-3057;

Circulation Assistant - Chester Public Library

Circulation Assistant - Chester Public Library seeks a friendly, service oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills to provide high quality service to library users. Candidate must be able to juggle priorities, work independently, attend to detail, and be a welcoming presence in the library. Perform a variety of circulation and clerical tasks related to the operation of the library. Register new patrons, check materials in/out, manage reserves, answer or refer reference questions, process C-Car and ILL returns, answer phone, shelve library materials, manage overdues, perform data entry, open and close the library. Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks. Ability to learn automated library system. Ability to climb stairs while carrying library materials. Library or related experience preferred, but willing to train. Hours and Compensation: 10 hours per week at $13.00 per hour, no benefits. Schedule: 10 am to 3 pm every Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm Thursdays. Flexibility to fill in for other librarians with short notice during the week. Send letter of interest and statement of qualifications to Stephanie Romano at Deadline: February 2. EOE.

Circulation Clerk - Bristol Public Library

Circulation Clerk - Bristol Public Library. Summary: Facilitates the use of library resources by performing varied clerical and customer-service oriented tasks. Charges and discharges materials, registers patrons, records statistics, processes holds, performs information searches, and instructs patrons. Keeps current with materials added to the library collection and makes recommendations to patrons. Performs all delinquent material functions. Assists throughout library. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
     Type/Schedule: Full-time position, working 37.50 hours per week. September through June, work Monday through Thursday, and alternate Fridays and Saturdays; for the months of July and August, work Monday through Friday.
     Qualifications: Requires Associate’s Degree with one (1) year general library experience OR High School graduate/GED with two (2) years library experience. Requires effective written and oral communication skills, and ability to work independently. Computer skills that include intermediate knowledge of Database, Spreadsheet, and Internet software; basic knowledge of Word Processing and Design software.
     Benefits include Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off & medical/vision/dental/life insurance package. Salary: $18.64/hourly, increase to $20.40/hr.@ 6 months, and to $20.78/hr.@ 1 year.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Development Coordinator - Stonington Free Library

Development Coordinator - Stonington Free Library seeks an energetic, self-directed, tech-savvy, creative, and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to the Library’s mission. This is a part-time, year round position (25 hours weekly). Hourly rate is $25.00. Benefits include sick, holiday and vacation days.
     In addition to creating, implementing and meeting strategic objectives and development goals, the best candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in each of the following areas: Managing and growing annual funds, fundraising efforts and planned giving and endowment programs. Cultivating, retaining and communicating with existing and prospective donors. Maintaining donor database software. Planning and coordinating fundraising and special events. Researching and connecting with potential funding sources. Writing and submitting grant proposals. Producing development reports. Communicating verbally and in writing with professionalism to fellow staff, donors, board and community members.
     Successful candidate must be a reliable, self-motivated team player with an engaging attitude and commitment to customer service. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills, along with the ability to meet deadlines, multitask and manage changing priorities.
     Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to by January 31, 2018. Click here for full job description.

Library Aide II: Children’s and Circulation - Town of Canton

Library Aide II: Children’s and Circulation - The Town of Canton is seeking 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 primarily be in the Children’s department but will also encompass some circulation responsibilities. Responsibilities of the position include: staffing the children’s desk; providing reference and readers’ advisory services to children and families; answering basic information questions; creating signs, flyers, and displays; processing children’s library materials; assisting patrons with computers, copier, library catalog, etc.; staffing and providing assistance at the circulation desk; answering and routing calls; and charging and discharging 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. $17.72/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 12:00 noon on February 2, 2018. EOE.

Digital Services Librarian - New Canaan Library

Digital Services Librarian - The New Canaan Library is seeking a full-time dedicated professional to join our Digital Services Team. The core responsibilities of the position include supporting the Library’s IT infrastructure; providing technical support to users and staff; and planning, developing and executing technology workshops and classes that responds to our adult community’s interest and needs. New Canaan is a vibrant community with an active, well-supported Library. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, future-focused, highly innovative team. This is 35 hour full-time position with some weekends and evenings required. Please follow the link to download a complete job description: Salary range: $51,300 - $55,000. Interested candidates should send a cover and resume to Jeff Zaino, (, Digital Services Manager.

Part Time Teen/Reference Librarian - Somers Public Library

Part Time Teen/Reference Librarian - Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to become our part time Teen/Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, develop, and supervise after school programming for teens, assist with collection maintenance of young adult materials, supervise the Teen Room, assist with the Library's interlibrary loan, and provide reference, technology, and reader's advisory assistance to teen and adult patrons.
     Applicants must have both experience in library reference services and in working with teens, ages 13 - 18, and a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution is preferred.
     The position is 15 - 22 hours a week, mostly after school, plus one Saturday a month. $17.60 per hour.
     Please send a complete town application (found at, a resume, and a cover letter to Kim LaFleur, Operations Manager, Town of Somers, 600 Main Street, PO Box 308, Somers, CT 06071 or email to

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Programming Librarian – New Canaan Library

Programming LibrarianNew Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT. New Canaan Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and community-oriented library professional to join our dynamic Public Services Team. This position is responsible for the planning, creation, and execution of cultural and educational programs for our adult community while representing the Library both at programs and at the Information Desk. If you are passionate about the positive impacts that a public library can make in a community, then this position may be for you. This is a permanent, full time position (35 hours/week) including nights and weekends. A bachelor's degree is required. Master's in Library Information Science preferred (current MLIS students and recent graduates are welcome to apply). Previous library-related or other relevant experience highly desirable. Please see full job description for more detail. $47,700-58,000/year non-MLIS; $51,300-62,000/year MLIS. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services, by February 15, 2018. Preference given to applicants who apply by January 31, 2018.

Substitute Adult Reference Librarian, Part-Time - Wilton Library

Substitute Adult Reference Librarian, Part-Time - Wilton Library is seeking a service-oriented, year-round, part-time, substitute adult reference librarian. Candidates must hold a Master of Library Science degree; MLS students nearing graduation will be considered. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and social media are required, as well as attention to detail and the ability to work well with other team members in a creative and vibrant environment. Schedule: 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday. Flexibility to fill in for other librarians with short notice during the week/evenings/weekends. Salary: CLA minimum. Responsibilities include: Actively and courteously provide thorough answers to patron questions; provide general instruction in library use of Polaris ILS; assist patrons in the use of the Library’s collections (including online databases); provide instruction on eReaders and eContent, as well as public computers/Envisionware Document Station; and offer readers’ advisory. Resume, cover letter and completed Application for Employment should be emailed to Application deadline is January 26, 2018. The Wilton Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PT Library Services Assistant, Children’s Department – Simsbury Public Library

PT Library Services Assistant, Children’s DepartmentSimsbury Public Library. We're looking for an energetic, library-loving assistant to be a part of our busy and popular Children's Department. 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, and assisting with promotion of the library through print, digital, and social media outlets. 8-16 hour/week - $21.06/hour. Daytime hours and an evening and weekend rotation (Saturday and Sunday) are required. Complete job description and required online application may be found at Applications close January 28.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Emerging Technology Librarian - Hotchkiss School

Emerging Technology Librarian - Edsel Ford Memorial Library, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT.
     POSITION SUMMARY: The Emerging Technology Librarian (ETL) leads the Ford Library’s efforts to identify, implement, and integrate new technologies to further teaching and learning at Hotchkiss. In addition to being responsible for equipping and developing programming for the iSpace, the ETL bears primary responsibility for technology planning in the Library, working in concert with ITS, the Library Director, and the Assistant Directors to determine near and long term needs. They will play a key role in planning and executing the Tri-State Mini Maker Faire and will serve as the Library’s primary support person for the Summer Portals program. The ETL also supports the work of the Assistant Directors and Access Services Librarian in assessing and optimizing the Library’s digital platforms.
     The Hotchkiss School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
     ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Serve as the Library’s expert on Educational Technology. Provide instruction to Faculty, Staff, and Students in best practices in technology use. Manage the Library makerspace (the iSpace) and develop related programming. Evaluate emerging technology trends and products and report findings regularly to key stakeholders in the academic departments and administration. Identify opportunities for library technology to be integrated into courses and programs. Collaborate with ITS, Library staff, and others as needed to resolve emergent and ongoing library technology problems. Coordinate with the Access Services Librarian on ongoing usability assessment of electronic resources and Websites. Develop an annual review schedule of library technology to identify upgrades, outdated materials, and new opportunities to support students and faculty. Manage and work with vendors to enhance technology tools. Produce training materials and instructional coaching to integrate technology in the classroom. Follow professional trends and industry standards; benchmark services against other comparable institutions. Collaborate with Summer Portals staff to support classroom- and library-based learning. Staff Library Services Desk and other service points as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests. Work with patrons to develop their independent research skills. Contribute to the overall maintenance of the library collection. Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Library Director.
     QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, preferably in computer science or a related field; a Master’s degree in Library Science or other relevant graduate degree strongly preferred. Previous experience in an academic, school, or public library. A positive attitude and professional demeanor: friendly, diplomatic, adept at customer service. Excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills. An ability to work independently as well as in a team structure. Attention to detail and precision. Proficiency in the use of computers and office productivity software. Ability to work effectively with colleagues, faculty, and academically motivated adolescent patrons, in a demanding and rapidly changing environment. Preferred: experience in Website design, data science, social media outreach, and/or familiarity with ISTE Technology Facilitation Standards.
     PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Repetitive (keyboard) motion. Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching. Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs). Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks. Regularly stands for long periods. Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time. Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Hours include late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts
     The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
     The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
     Apply at

Friday, January 05, 2018

Assistant Librarian & Archivist - The Wadsworth Atheneum

Assistant Librarian & Archivist - Full-time position. The Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States, was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years. The Wadsworth Atheneum has always been a resource for the local community, as we work to welcome new and existing audiences.
     Reporting to the Head of Library and Archives, the Assistant Librarian and Archivist performs a wide-range of tasks associated with the physical and intellectual organization of the Auerbach Art Library and Museum Archives. The Assistant Librarian and Archivist provides reference and research assistance to the museum’s staff, docents, external patrons and community partners. The primary responsibilities include cataloging, organizing, processing and preserving library and historical resources, preparing guides and finding aides, reference services, and participation in all aspects of library and archival work.
     The regular work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
     Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in art history, history or studio art; and Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with coursework or concentration in archives management. Three (3) years’ experience in an art library, museum, or academic library, cataloging (both original and copy cataloging) and fielding reference questions. Plus, one (1) to two (2) years’ experience in archival management and special collections required.
     Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of current archival description standards, including experience in creating finding aids, and knowledge of MARC21 cataloging formats. Proficiency with integrated library systems and database management systems. Ability to inventory and assess collections and deaccession resources when appropriate. Understanding of appropriate preservation practices for rare books and other special collections materials. Reading knowledge of art historical French and/or German desirable. Superior verbal and written skills; and dedication to providing excellent customer service. Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Ability to respond quickly to unexpected challenges and shifting priorities. Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
     HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103; or Email Position will remain posted until filled. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Acquisitions Assistant 4, Order Support Team - Yale University

Acquisitions Assistant 4, Order Support Team - Yale University. 45615BR, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
     General Purpose: Under the limited supervision of the Collections Procurement Librarian, the Order Support Team Leader provides day-to-day coordination and work distribution for the Order Support Team and students; handles a broad range of technical services to support general and international collections, with a Slavic emphasis. The position also includes searching, purchase order creation, ordering, EOD and EDI record load tracking, preprocessing, troubleshooting, cancellations, vendor communications, bibliographic access; handling materials in Latin and non-Latin scripts. Also responsible for ordering processes training and documentation.
     Required Education and Experience: Two years of related work experience and a Bachelor's Degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
     Qualifications: Extensive knowledge and ability using integrated library systems (e.g. Voyager) for technical service operations as well as in-depth knowledge and ability using a variety of office productivity software (e.g. Excel pivot tables) to distribute and track work. Reading knowledge of one or more non-Roman Slavic languages, Russian preferred. Excellent analytical ability and problem-solving skills and ability to initiate and exercise judgment in identifying and resolving complex problems associated with purchase orders, invoices, and bibliographic and holdings records. Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate policies and work effectively and efficiently in a team setting and to establish sound working relationships with other units or departments. Ability to work independently and productively, and to organize varied tasks and set priorities. References must indicate reliable attendance and punctuality, accuracy, and attention to detail, consistency and dependability in performing work assignments. Following detailed procedures, and diligent performance within a team setting also required. Preferred Licenses or Certifications: Knowledge and experience with Yale University Library acquisitions policies and practices. Knowledge and experience with online vendor systems. Knowledge and experience using file management and batch record editing tools (e.g. MarcEdit) and Unix/Linux commands in support of automated acquisitions processes.
     Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
     We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
     Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Assistant Director - New Britain Public Library

Assistant Director - The New Britain Public Library seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to assist the Library Director in the administration of the library, performing administrative, supervisory, facility management and budgetary functions for service areas and operations. Budget management expertise; building management, involvement in grant writing; creative approach to library planning, knowledge of library trends and technology, strong commitment to customer service, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate well to the public and library staff. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution. Four years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience required. Competitive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, short-term disability. life insurance, 401K, paid holidays/vacation/sick time. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements by January 31, 2018 to Pat Rutkowski, Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Part-time Circulation Assistant – Simsbury Public Library

Part-time Circulation AssistantSimsbury Public Library. Simsbury Library is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated person who enjoys interacting with people and sharing their passion for community engagement and libraries. Excellent customer service and technology skills, ability to multi-task, enthusiasm for learning and a sense of humor are essential, as well as the ability to work a regular evening and weekend rotation. This is an 8-16 hours a week T-3 position in the CSEA SC&L union with an hourly pay rate of $21.06/hour. Apply online before January 28 at

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Executive Director - Bergen County Cooperative Library System

Executive Director - Bergen County Cooperative Library System. Lead the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, a dynamic, forward-thinking consortium of 76 public libraries in northern New Jersey (headquartered in Hackensack) as its next Executive Director. Implementing BCCLS’s first strategic plan, the new Executive Director, in collaboration with member libraries, will focus on the core values of efficiencies and stewardship of public monies, shared leadership, the wisdom of peer member libraries, and the public it serves. The successful candidate will exhibit superior leadership, communication, advocacy and problem-solving skills, have an intellectual curiosity and be open to new ideas and innovation. With a dedicated, motivated staff of 11FTE and a $3.2 million annual operating budget, the Executive Director will serve BCCLS’s member libraries representing four counties (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic) in the areas of marketing, technologies, content creation and political advocacy. Understanding the unique needs of the members and envisioning the future of the organization are vital roles of the next Executive Director.
     Bergen County is in the northeastern corner of New Jersey in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area. The County is home to nearly one million residents and enjoys vibrant and diverse business and residential communities. The County includes 9,000 acres of land dedicated to cultural and recreational opportunities including 21 parks, horseback riding areas, 38 museums and historic sites. Bergen County offers an outstanding quality of life, an educated workforce, diverse housing stock, and award-winning schools. For additional information on BCCLS and Bergen County, visit BCCLS Links.
     Responsibilities. The BCCLS Executive Director is responsible for all administrative aspects of BCCLS services, staff, and operation. The Executive Director reports to the BCCLS Executive Board and the position is governed by the BCCLS Personnel Manual and an employment contract. Key areas of responsibility are: staff administration; all fiduciary responsibilities; and services and operations with member libraries, vendors, staff, and other key stakeholders. For a complete description, see BCCLS Executive Director Position Description.
     Qualifications. Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library and information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of experience working as a professional librarian in a managerial position in a public library. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable record of achievement in public library work, proven acuity in financial planning, familiarity with ILS systems, the ability to manage a diverse and talented office staff, the ability to bring together a large group of library directors and trustees to work together for the best interests of the consortium, vision and creativity regarding the changing landscape of library services, and experience reporting to a governing board. Consortium experience is desirable.
     Compensation. The starting salary range is $130,000-155,000 with an attractive benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury before the closing date of February 11, 2018.