Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Information Services Coordinator, Information Services Desk (Circulation and IT Help Desk) - Trinity College

Information Services Coordinator, Information Services Desk (Circulation and IT Help Desk) - Trinity College. Full Time, 40 Hours Per Week, 52 Weeks Per Year. Exempt. Open Until Filled.
     Position Summary: Trinity College in Hartford, CT is seeking a dedicated and customer-focused individual for the position of Information Services Coordinator. This is a full-time position at the Information Services Desk, which is a combined library and IT help desk. The successful candidate ensures that members of the Trinity community receive seamless IT technical support and access to materials in the library’s collection (both Trinity’s and partner institutions) and receive fast and accurate answers to questions.
     Reporting to the Director of Constituency Services, this entry level management position will involve working closely with Information Services staff, other college departments, as well as consortium partners to develop and maintain an outstanding customer service model at the primary service desk of the Information Services department.
     The successful candidate will play a vital role in implementing new and innovative ways to serve the Trinity community. The incumbent will: exercise independent judgement to make decisions that may depart from standard procedures as needed; participate in evaluation of new work processes and tools; assess current services and needed improvements by analyzing data; and recommend new technology solutions as appropriate to the needs of the department. Daily responsibilities include participating in all services at a busy Desk operation, such as processing Information Services tickets; ensuring that phone, email, and web requests are appropriately handled; assisting clients with technology issues; circulating materials; managing and coordinating urgent and complicated support issues; basic oversight of building operations such as safety and cleanliness; responding to questions regarding IT and library services, policies, and procedures; making decisions regarding the reduction or cancellation of fines, fees, or blocks on patron accounts; registering new users; and coordinating resource sharing activities for books and articles.
     The Information Services Coordinator will also be responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring, supervising, and payroll of our student assistants. The incumbent will serve on Trinity and consortium committees as appropriate.
     The ideal candidate will be: Friendly and outgoing with a positive and cooperative attitude. Customer-service oriented, with proven customer service work experience. Experienced in managing a diverse staff. Able to successfully work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. Familiar with technology, especially in an academic environment, and comfortable troubleshooting issues with Mac OS and Windows computers, printers, applications, databases, and WIFI. Knowledgeable about user experience (UX) principles. Flexible with scheduling and able to work evenings and weekends.
     Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and IT, library or customer service experience, including supervision of staff, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
     This is a full time, full year, benefit eligible position. Salary will commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and education. Review of applications will begin mid-February.
     For more information and to apply, visit

Monday, January 14, 2019

Administrative/Office Assistant - CT Humanities

Administrative/Office Assistant - CT Humanities. CT Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, seeks a full-time (37.5 hours) Administrative/Office Assistant for its 6-member staff in Middletown, CT. CT Humanities administers the state-wide Connecticut Humanities Fund, digital humanities websites and, and the Connecticut Center for the Book. Our mission “encourages curiosity, understanding and critical thinking, providing leadership through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs” and the ideal candidate will support staff in pursuit of these ends. The Admin/Office Assistant reports to the Executive Director.
     Salary: $40-45K plus benefits.
     Duties are divided between the following:
     Managing ED schedule and email: State, regional, national travel itinerary. Review email, help develop daily schedule and routine. Prioritize ED engagements (meetings, mail/email/phone responses).
     General office administration: Incoming/outgoing mail. General office phone and email inquiries. Organize files.
     Board and committee meetings: Organize board and committee meetings (in person and/or conference call). Take and edit meeting minutes. Create and distribute quarterly board packets.
     This position requires one to function as a liaison between staff, board members, grantees, partners, legislators and legislative aids, funders, donors, etc. Understanding these relationships is critical and excellent communication skills are required.
     Essential skills, duties, and requirements include: Task and goal oriented. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Database experience – Maintain and update databases and generate reports. Effective writing and editing. Good communication skills with board and staff; liaison role. In-state travel required.
     Our wish list: Social media experience (FB, Twitter, E-newsletter). Event management. Budget experience / tracking expenses. Prior office experience preferred.
     Education: B.A. in a humanities discipline preferred.
     Words and phrases that describe you: Highly organized. Efficient. Tech savvy (bonus if you have WordPress experience). Social media savvy. Gregarious. Curious. Adaptable. Flexible. Self-learner.
     Please indicate your interest with a cover letter and resume using the form at In your cover letter, please tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this CT Humanities position.

Project Catalogers (Short-Term Contract) - The Donohue Group, Inc.

Project Catalogers (Short-Term Contract) - The Donohue Group, Inc. The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has immediate full-time contract positions available (37.5 hours/week) for a short-term cataloging project in the Boston area. Project is expected to begin in February 2019 and continue into July 2019.
     Duties: Perform copy and original (brief record) cataloging on a variety of materials.
     Required qualifications: MLS (ALA accredited) OR equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; fluency in English. Candidates must have recent experience in original and copy cataloging. Familiarity and recent work experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC and MARC editing. Extreme attention to detail, a willingness to ask questions, and the ability to adapt to changing project specifications. Productivity and accuracy will be monitored and must be maintained. Ability to work well in a team environment, get up to speed quickly and navigate smoothly through various software programs.
     Compensation: $17.50 per hour. Those with the ability to commit to the full project timeline will be given preference.
     Note: This project includes materials in a variety of languages. Applicants with experience cataloging in languages other than English are encouraged to apply.
     Contact: Please email cover letter (highlighting language competencies) and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, Manager, Business Development, The Donohue Group, Inc. at
     Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095.
     Web Site:

Friday, January 11, 2019

Manager of Borrowing and Discovery (Circulation and Technical Services) - Russell Library, Middletown

Manager of Borrowing and Discovery (Circulation and Technical Services) - Russell Library, Middletown. The Russell Library in Middletown, CT seeks a highly-motivated, customer experience-driven manager to lead our Borrowing and Discovery Department consisting of 24 full- and part-time staff.
     Located in the heart of Connecticut, Middletown (pop. 46,478) boasts world-class educational institutions, a thriving economy, a diverse population, and a vibrant downtown with a fantastic restaurant scene and beautiful views of the Connecticut River. Middletown is an eclectic mix of urban, suburban and even rural/agricultural -- there is something for everyone, all within just 42 square miles.
     Founded in 1875, the Russell Library has been the soul of our community for nearly a century and a half. Our library, like our city, is a mix of past and present -- with a hefty dose of dreams for the future. By joining our team, you will help to make those dreams a reality. Our community needs and deserves a forward-thinking, world-class public library. To make that happen, we need YOU as the next leader of our biggest and busiest department. If you thrive on managing change, team-building, strengthening communities, quality assurance, and serving as a role model for world-class customer service, apply today.
     Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library Science and three years of progressively responsible experience in library work, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional experience in hospitality, retail or other customer experience-oriented fields is desirable, as is fluency in Spanish. A Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s license is highly desirable. 35 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours required.
     Starting salary: $67,485, plus a competitive employee benefits package.
     Job description available at
     Please email resume and cover letter to Brandie Doyle, Assistant Director for Administrative Services, Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
     Russell Library is an equal opportunity employer. Russell Library prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Russell Library conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Librarian II - New Haven Free Public Library

Librarian II - New Haven Free Public Library. If you seek employment with outreach to the growing community of entrepreneurs and creatives in a beautiful, new urban hub—check out our posting and meet the January 11th application deadline.
     LIBRARIAN II - Assignment in Ives Squared: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Tinker Lab
     Deadline: 1/11/19
     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 implementing collaborative and active learning strategies and partnerships for entrepreneurs, nonprofits, makers, and adult lifelong learners; offering workshops and one-on-one instruction in emerging technologies and creative software; and providing innovative information services to meet the needs of a diverse, urban adult population. Position reports to Manager of Ives Squared and Social Media.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Part-Time Circulation Assistant - Woodbridge Town Library

Part-Time Circulation Assistant - Woodbridge Town Library. The Woodbridge Town Library is seeking a friendly, enthusiastic, customer service-oriented individual to help staff our circulation desk. Responsibilities include introducing patrons to library services, issuing library cards, collecting and resolving fines and fees, checking materials in and out, and processing materials for inter-library delivery.
     High school diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred. Prior library experience, especially with the Sierra ILS, is preferred. Working knowledge of personal computers is required. Ability to maneuver heavy book carts and pack books for delivery is essential.
     This position is approximately 21 hours per week at $15.95 / hour. Work schedule may include evenings and Saturdays. To apply, email cover letter, resume and the contact information for 3 references to Eric Werthmann, Director, at by January 25, 2019.

Clerk I (multiple positions) - New Britain Public Library

Clerk I (multiple positions) - New Britain Public Library. Entry level 20 hour positions available to work in Teen Room or Circulation Desk. $14.32/hr. Performs a wide range of clerical/manual functions. Involves frequent customer contact in person and by telephone and the use of computers. Position will cover public service desk. Spanish/Polish proficiency desirable. Schedule includes at least one night per week and alternate Saturdays. Full posting @; high school diploma or GED required. Application at library or send resume & letter, 3 work-related references to Administration, New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain, CT 06051. No phone calls please.

Librarian I, Adult Reference Services - New Britain Public Library

Librarian I, Adult Reference Services - New Britain Public Library. Librarian I, full-time position (37.5 hrs/wk) for Adult Reference Services @ $50,896.71. A Masters in Library Science degree from an ALA accredited library science program. Familiarity with adult services with strong readers’ advisory, computer and web design skills, social media/video making, STEAM programming, makerspace, digital media/mobile technology experience, community outreach and diversity initiatives preferred. Successful candidate is creative, enthusiastic, and a curious learner. Excellent communication skills, strong commitment to customer service, ability to work with a variety of people and enjoy challenges. Two years experience and Spanish/Polish proficiency desirable. Apply in writing to the Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or by email to

Development Coordinator - Stonington Free Library

Development Coordinator - Stonington Free Library. 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 $20.00. 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 (experience with eTapestry preferred). 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 28, 2019. Click here for full job description.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Part Time Reference / Teen Librarian - Southington Public Library

Part Time Reference / Teen Librarian - Southington Public Library. The Southington Public Library is seeking a Part Time Reference / Teen Librarian to join a busy library. Primary responsibilities will include working at the reference desk and teen/tween services. Please apply online at and view full position details here. Apply by January 15, 2019.

Library Technology Coordinator - Cheshire Public Library

Library Technology Coordinator - Cheshire Public Library seeks qualified candidates for FT, 35 hr/wk position starting at $33.32/hr providing technology planning and support to staff and patrons. Refer to the Cheshire Town web site at for full job description and additional information to apply prior to 2/1/19. Town of Cheshire is EEOE, M/F/D/V.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Librarian III, Head of Children’s/Youth Services (Full Time) - Meriden Public Library

Librarian III, Head of Children’s/Youth Services (Full Time) - Meriden Public Library. The Meriden Public Library is seeking a dynamic individual to lead our children’s services team in making a difference in the lives of our community’s youth. This position requires knowledge of children’s literature and reading interests, an understanding of early childhood development and learning, and the ability to relate to children and adults. Enthusiasm and motivation for working with children, families, schools and other organizations serving children is essential. The core responsibilities include in collection development, programming, marketing of services to the public, readers’ advisory, and performing outreach through community agencies and schools. In addition, the Head of Youth Services may represent the Library in collaborative projects with local and regional partners. The Library is planning for a major renovation of the Children’s Library, therefore the lucky individual chosen for this position will directly contribute to the creation of a new space for our youth. Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school. Course work or experience related to children’s services and at least one year of supervisory experience. Some nights and weekends required. Salary starts at $73,465 with a full benefit package. The City of Meriden is an EOE. A job description is available here. Applications and resumes may be sent to City of Meriden, Human Resources Department, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450 or submitted online at and must be received by January 18, 2019.

Library Director – Essex Library Association

Library Director – Essex Library Association. The Essex Library, an active and vibrant force in the local community, is seeking a new Executive Director. The library serves the needs of Essex, CT residents, from toddlers to senior citizens, with a collection and programs that reflect the wide variety of interests of local patrons. Beyond the intellectual and cultural enrichment the Essex Library provides, it also serves as a vital community gathering space.
     The Executive Director’s position requires an MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited school; at least five years of full-time library experience with demonstrable proficiency in administration and staff management; a commitment to involvement with the library and the community; strong familiarity with current and emerging library technologies; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to understand and manage the library’s budget and personnel; and a demonstrated ability to work with various constituencies including patrons, staff, Trustees; a very active Friends organization, and local officials.
     The Executive Director position offers a minimum starting salary of $75,000 and options for a benefit package. Please send a cover letter and résumé by March 1 to: Anticipated start date is June 24, 2019.

Digital Scholarship Librarian - Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Digital Scholarship Librarian - Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library invites applications from results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated librarians who have an enthusiasm for digital scholarly initiatives and teaching, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. This position will include occasional evening and weekend hours.
     RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of digital scholarly initiatives. Participates in the Library Partnership program. Participates in the Library’s instruction program. Provides reference service.
     REQUIREMENTS: A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Experience and knowledge of current practices in digital scholarship. Project management experience. Evidence of potential in teaching. Professional academic reference service experience. Interest in marketing, outreach, and the promotion of library services. Must be well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Creative approach to the development of new services and commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.
     HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Second Master’s degree.
     CAMPUS AND LIBRARY: Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School Of Nursing & Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. All schools of the university are committed to a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging interdisciplinary learning and fostering ethical and religious values. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides innovative services and access to almost 1 million volumes in a state-of-the-art building that is highly-rated in student surveys.
     TO APPLY: To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to, click on Employment Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Review of applications will begin on January 22 and will continue until the position is filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum.