Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Head of Digital Infrastructure Services - UConn Library

Head of Digital Infrastructure Services - The UConn Library seeks a highly collaborative Head for the new Digital Infrastructure Services (DIS) unit. The Head of Digital Infrastructure Services reports to the Associate Dean and will provide creative, collaborative, and forward-looking leadership for innovative technology services in the UConn Library. The successful candidate will understand the broad landscape of trends in information technology and libraries, and have a demonstrated record of successful project management and implementation of technologies and services. Responsible for proactively assessing, developing, and managing technologies that support the Library’s diverse user communities, the Head of DIS will engage and collaborate with content and service experts to create a high quality and robust integrated information environment in support of faculty and student teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.
     The Head of DIS advances the Library’s collective digital and information capacities by strengthening existing workflows for collections management; partnering across stakeholder groups, supporting outstanding digital scholarship , resource acquisition, and discovery; exposing scholarship through an outstanding repository platform; and promoting UConn Library programs, services, and expert staff through a state-of-the-art, user-centered website.
     The Head of DIS supervises three full time staff members and contributes to the advancement of the unit and the Library through collaboration and engagement with Library-wide initiatives. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.
     Responsibilities: Coordinates and collaborates with partners in the Library, University IT, and other campus units to ensure that the Library’s digital infrastructure and services are aligned with the University’s technology strategies and infrastructure; meets accepted and emerging security and access protocols; and is responsive to the needs of students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders. Responsible for setting strategic goals, allocating resources, and overseeing the successful implementation, maintenance, refreshment, and integration of the Library’s information technology program, which includes on premise, locally hosted, and vendor hosted enterprise services. Provides high-level oversight for the continuous operation of the Library’s website, digital repository, and other locally hosted web services. Works closely with Library and University stakeholders to manage hosted applications such as library services platform Alma, discovery platform Primo, ILLIAD interlibrary loan software, and customized applications for resource discovery, archives content management, course reserves, user authentication and authorization, interlibrary loan, and document lending. Directs, plans, and communicates Digital Infrastructure Services unit efforts. Determines priorities in alignment with Library priorities and services and ensures coordination and alignment of individual and unit goals. Engages in product, user, and service assessments and ensures that statistics and other data relevant to the goals and work of the unit is accurate and timely.
     Shared Expectations for Staff Supervisors: Assigns, oversees, reviews, and evaluates work of direct reports. Establishes work schedule(s) and approve timecard(s). Maintains supervisory files. Promotes inclusivity and is communicative about priorities, opportunities, and challenges. Encourages new thinking and ideas and actively fosters open communication. Follows the Performance Management Guidelines as outlined by the Library, Human Resources, and the staff member’s contractually specified evaluation process. Provides training and assistance to each direct report. Supports involvement in professional development activities and provides internal development opportunities as appropriate to each position.
     Shared Expectations for All Staff: Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.
     Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and six years of related professional experience, or ten years of related professional experience. Minimum three years of continuous supervisory experience of professional staff, including proven team success and management responsibilities. Demonstrated knowledge of trends and best practices in managing library technologies and systems analysis and development. Demonstrated commitment to a data driven approach, continuous assessment, and improvement of programs and services. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills. Demonstrated success with project management.
     Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science, Computer Sciences, Information Technology or Systems, or related field. Minimum of five years professional experience working with library systems or digital libraries/repositories with evidence of strong technology and systems knowledge. Evidence of ability to articulate a system perspective for a multi-campus library and effectively implement a collaboratively-developed vision for library technology in a research library environment. Direct experience with and demonstrated understanding of the ongoing development of integrated library systems or digital preservation technologies; including related search and discovery products (such as Ex Libris, Alma, Primo), digital repositories (such as Fedora, Islandora), or single sign-on services (such as EZproxy, Shibboleth). Demonstrated experience with the implementation and maintenance of open source applications. Demonstrated knowledge of accessibility standards and current best practices in information delivery.
     Employment at UConn and Appointment Terms: UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.
     The main 4,400-acre campus is set in a university town located in the heart of Connecticut; approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City. Storrs offers New England village charm, with outstanding recreational facilities and open space initiatives, farm to table agricultural communities, and excellent public schools.
     The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top public research universities.
     UConn’s faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
     This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.
     To Apply: Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions (reference search #494584) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references. Candidates should address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by June 21, 2020. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Library Media Specialist, Long Term Substitute - Regional School District 10

Library Media Specialist, Long Term Substitute - Regional School District 10. Location: Har-Bur Middle School, Burlington. Reports to: Building Administrator. Starting Date: With the commencement of the 2020-2021 school year. Qualifications: Appropriate Connecticut Certification Required. Application Deadline: When filled. Application Procedure: Please apply on-line at www.region10ct.org. When completing an application online, please be sure to attach a thoughtful cover letter along with a resume, certification, transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Regional School District #10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and by policy does not discriminate against a person because of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin and handicap or gender identity.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Bookkeeper – Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough

Bookkeeper – Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough. Part time bookkeeper needed for approximately 4 hours every other week. Must be computer literate, have at least 3 years of experience working with both Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks Payroll, and have the ability to pay close attention to detail. Responsibilities include processing biweekly payroll, processing accounts payable and receivable, submitting online taxes, and creating financial statistical reports. This position requires accuracy, dependability, confidentiality, and good communication skills. An Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred. Starting salary is $20/hr. Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 work-related references to Library Director Aubrey Muscaro by email at amuscaro@richmondlibrary.info. Applications will be reviewed as received. Please no phone calls.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

K-5 Library Media Specialist (Citywide) (4 positions) - Bristol Public Schools

K-5 Library Media Specialist (Citywide) (4 positions) - Bristol Public Schools. Date Available: 2020-2021 School Year. SUMMARY: To provide all students with a diverse library media program containing a wide variety o
materials that will invite intellectual growth and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources.
     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned. Operates and supervises the media center(s) to which he/she is assigned. Evaluates, selects and requisitions new media center materials. Assists teachers in the selection of books, electronic resources, computer programs and other instructional materials and makes media center materials available to supplement the instructional program. Informs teachers and other staff members concerning new materials the media center acquires. Maintains and instructs students/teachers how to access Destiny, the online library catalog. Arranges for interlibrary loan of materials of interest or use to teachers. Collaborates with teachers in planning standards-based instruction for information literacy and use of information and technological tools. Promotes appropriate conduct of students using media center facilities. Helps students to develop habits of independent information literacy work and to develop skill in the use of print and digital reference materials in relation to planned assignments. Collaborates with teachers to support learning. Supports all students with diverse needs. Advocates for and designs independent reading promotion programming. Prepares and administers the media center budget. Supervises media center staff in the performance of their duties. Plans and supervises the distribution and storage of all media materials and equipment. Plans and organizes the utilization of technology within the media center. Maintains professional competence through in-service education provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities. Serves on faculty and curriculum committees.
     SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises classroom and students (volunteers and parent helpers where appropriate). Performs general supervisory duties as scheduled.
     QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor Degree. Additional credits required for completion of certification requirements.
     CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Connecticut Library Media Specialist (062) Teaching Certificate.
     LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write memos, reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents and the general public.
     MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
     COMPUTER SKILLS: Basic knowledge and experience with standard hardware and software applications including library automation systems and electronic resources for research. Ability to use a computer for Email, word processing, accounting, databases and instructional presentations.
     REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
     OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and teaching competencies to instructional programs. Ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies and the code of professional responsibility for teachers.
     PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to fifty (50) pounds, such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being or work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, such as to read handwritten or typed material and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
     WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.
     SALARY: Per contract
     APPLICATION: Complete an online application at www.applitrack.com/bristol/onlineapp.

Library Media Specialist - Guilford Public Schools

Library Media Specialist - Guilford Public Schools. Anticipated opening for 2020-2021 school year at Lakes Elementary School (K-4). Minimum Qualifications: (062) Library Media endorsement required. Experience with elementary students preferred. Responsible to: Building Administrator. Work Period: School year – 185 days. Starting Date: August 31, 2020. Salary: Per salary agreement. Learn more and apply here.

Adult Services Librarian - The Brookfield Library

Adult Services Librarian - The Brookfield Library. $53,000 - $58,000, depending on experience; Non-Union. 35 hours per week. Responsibilities: Plan, implement, publicize, execute and evaluate Adult Services and programs, including book discussions, and educational and recreational programs. Supervises trains and monitors the performance of the department staff. Evaluate, monitor and weed adult fiction and reference collections; purchase adult fiction including large print fiction, and reference materials. Provide reference, referral and reader’s advisory services to patrons as needed. Develop goals and objectives for Adult Services. Maintain awareness of advanced techniques, newest procedures and latest equipment. Assist at the information desk or other public desks as needed. Undertake special projects related to Adult Services. Maintain online resources relating to Adult Services. Oversee services and schedule coverage of the information desk. Work with community agencies and organizations serving adults to provide services; may act as library representative to professional organizations and community groups. Attend professional meetings, workshops and conferences; maintain membership in professional organizations and participates in their activities. Participates in community outreach as needed. Interpret library policies to the public. Report statistical information pertaining to adult services. Assist in preparation of budget. Perform other duties as required or requested.
     Education and Training: Bachelor’s Degree in Library or Information Science or related field. A Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution. A minimum of three years' responsible experience in a professional librarian capacity including one (1) year in a supervisory capacity.
     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required: An understanding of current library objectives, principles and procedures of professional library administration. Knowledge of automated library system and equipment. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to multitask and complete multiple projects on time and within budget. Have initiative, good judgment, accuracy and flexibility. Proficiency with current computer and web-based technology. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with the general public, town officials and employees. Ability to meet people easily and speak in public.
     Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform he essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, bend stoop and kneel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally life and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
     A full job description is available in the Human Resources Department. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department or submitted online via Brookfield’s Town Website (www.brookfieldct.gov). Apply to Fern Smenyak, Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 5106, 100 Pocono Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Fax: 203-775-4068. Email: fsmenyak@brookfieldct.gov. Applications/Resumes will be received until the position is filled. The Town of Brookfield is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery - UConn Library

Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery - The UConn Library invites applications and nominations for a highly collaborative, innovative, thoughtful, nimble, and strategic leader for the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections and Discovery. Reporting to the Dean, the AUL shapes all aspects of collecting and discovery for the UConn Library. As a member of the senior leadership team, the AUL actively engages in every aspect of the UConn Library and serves as an ambassador and advocate for the Library with University constituencies, and with state, regional, and national organizations. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.
     As a member of UConn Library’s senior leadership the AUL for Collections and Discovery ensures organizational effectiveness and efficiency and shares in responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, and policy development for library operations and services. While each AUL position has an individual area of responsibility, all AULs support holistic library-wide approaches to strategic planning and communication, and an environment of innovation and collaboration. AULs are expected to lead through promoting teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness within UConn Library and the campus. In addition, AULs serve as the Library’s representative and advocate to relevant university, consortial, or multi-institutional groups.
     The AUL for Collections and Discovery provides leadership, strategic direction, and support for the development, assessment, and evaluation of the Collections and Discovery area, including acquisitions, collection strategies, metadata, electronic resource management, and discovery. The position is responsible for the Library collections budget, collection development and management, and technical service operations in the context of trends in digital scholarship, open access, scholarly communications, and the development of next-generation resource discovery systems. The position provides leadership in areas of copyright and fair use as they apply to collections and resource sharing and works collaboratively with staff at the UConn Libraries, UConn Health Sciences Library, and UConn School of Law Library to develop policies and make strategic decisions. Additionally, the AUL for Collections and Discovery takes a leadership role in defining the Libraries’ participation in regional and national collaborations that preserve and provide access to shared collections of scholarly materials.The AUL for Collections and Discovery collaboratively establishes goals and objectives for the area and develops, evaluates, and continually improves programs and services.
     Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline. Minimum seven years of significant academic or research library experience (could also be consortial or related) with responsibility in areas related to collection assessment and management, acquisitions, metadata services, licensing, copyright, or scholarly communications. Minimum three years of continuous supervisory experience including demonstrated leadership skills, keen analytical and conceptual abilities, ability to influence and manage change, inspire innovation, delegate responsibility appropriately, and successfully support staff development. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to be a leader in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness. Demonstrated interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for UConn Library. Knowledge of emerging trends in higher education or academic libraries. Ability to build successful partnerships at the local, regional, and national level.
     Preferred Qualifications: Experience in promoting library collections and engaging faculty, students, and administrators. Experience with budget management or grant writing. Experience in consortial or multi-institutional program development. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans or projects. Evidence of a strong record of professional service, scholarly publishing, or research.
     Employment at UConn and Appointment Terms: UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.
     The main 4,400-acre campus is set in a university town located in the heart of Connecticut; approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City. Storrs offers New England village charm, with outstanding recreational facilities and open space initiatives, farm to table agricultural communities, and excellent public schools.
     The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top public research universities.

     UConn’s faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
     This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.
     To Apply: Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions (Reference search #494553) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references. Candidates should address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by June 14, 2020. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Head of Adult Services - New Britain Public Library

Head of Adult Services - New Britain Public Library. The Head of Adult Services, Librarian III, is responsible for the total management and operation of all aspects of the largest library department and its integration into the overall operations of the library. Manages all aspects of collection development and ordering of adult materials. Develops, documents, and implements long and short-term goals for the department. Leads staff in providing services which meet the community’s needs. Will guide the staff in special projects of community interest. Serves on the Director’s Management Team to plan and coordinate library wide projects and services. Represents the Library in the community. Requirements: MLS from ALA accredited school of library/information science; excellent communications skills, five years progressively more responsible relevant experience, at least three years of supervising staff. Must have the ability to make independent judgments, and to counsel and mentor others. Comprehensive knowledge of adult collections and services. Proficiency in current and emerging technologies. Knowledge of Sierra ILS a plus. Strong commitment to excellent public service required. This is a full-time, union position (37.5 hours per week). Starting salary is $65,034.69 with full benefits. Some evenings and weekends required. Send a cover letter, resume and three references to Pat Rutkowski, Library Director, at prutkowski@nbpl.info.

Library Media Specialist - Madison Public Schools

Library Media Specialist - Madison Public Schools. 1.0 Library Media Specialist needed for Daniel Hand High School commencing the 2020/2021 school year. Applicants must hold current Connecticut certification endorsed for Library Media (062). Learn more and apply here.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Librarian for Children’s & Teen Services - Essex Library Association

Librarian for Children’s & Teen Services - Essex Library Association. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2020. Essex Library Association seeks an energetic and engaging professional to serve as our next Librarian for Children’s & Teen Services.
     The Essex Library has been a vital community institution since 1889. Our staff delivers comprehensive services and high quality programming for all age groups. The library serves a close knit and supportive community of more than 6,600 residents, hosting more than 53,000 visits a year. We maintain a physical collection of more than 37,000 items in a welcoming and vibrant 9,550 square foot facility which houses dedicated children’s and teen spaces. Essex Library consistently outperforms the annual state average for children’s program attendance. The library is a member of the LION consortium.
     The Librarian for Children’s & Teen Services will be responsible for curating and maintaining a collection of more than 13,000 books for children, young adults, parents and educators. S/he will also provide individual and group training for patrons and staff, coordinate programs and services with area schools, and develop and implement high quality programming for children and teens. The librarian will be expected to provide both virtual and (eventually) in-person library services for children and teens. S/he will also coordinate social media, marketing and other projects for the library as needed.
     We are seeking a friendly, creative, inclusive, enthusiastic, and organized librarian who holds a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and has prior experience working successfully with children and teens. Supervisory experience is not required, but will be considered. The successful applicant will be required to pass comprehensive background and reference checks.
This exempt position comes with budgeting support for professional development and service to the profession, plus generous paid vacation, healthcare reimbursement, and employer retirement contribution benefits. Our hiring approach is flexible to attract top candidates. We can offer a work schedule of 30 to 40 hours per week, with a competitive CLA minimum salary adjusted accordingly. Some alternate week Saturday and evening hours are anticipated. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.
     To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to: Essex Library Association attn: Children’s Librarian Search, 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT 06426 or via email to jobs@essexlib.org. No phone calls please. Credentials reviewed as received; deadline to apply is June 15, 2020. EOE.

Monday, May 04, 2020

Children/Youth Services Librarian - Willimantic Public Library

Children/Youth Services Librarian - Willimantic Public Library. The Town of Windham seeks qualified applicants for the position of Children/Youth Services Librarian at the Willimantic Public Library. The Children/Youth Services Librarian is responsible for supervising support staff; developing, selecting, and maintaining library materials and collections for children and young adults, parents and educators; providing one-on-one and group training for library patrons and staff; and developing and implementing programming for children and young adults. Please see the complete job description on the Town's website (www.windhamct.com) for additional details/information.
     The individual must have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university; plus three (3) years of supervisory experience in a library environment; or in lieu thereof, an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
     This is a full-time exempt position; Salary Grade 5; Salary Range $56,668 to $68,547.
     Applications may be obtained from the Town of Windham, Town Manager's Office, 979 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226; or on our website at www.windhamct.com and must be submitted with a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references no later than Wednesday, May 27, 2020. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Library Director - Darien (CT) Library

Library Director - Darien (CT) Library. The Board of Trustees of the renowned Darien Library seeks its next Director—a visionary leader ready to reimagine the Library’s role consistent with its culture of excellence in service to its patrons and the Darien community in a world that continues to change. The successful candidate values: the expertise of a knowledgeable staff of 28 full-time and 37 part-time library employees; thoughtful innovation; and creative approaches to building upon the Library's history of excellent patron service and commitment to exceeding expectations. The Director can seamlessly transition from being a helping hand at a Library program to managing the complexities of a $3.8 million annual Town budget process. As the public face of the Library, the Director forges productive relationships and partnerships with community leaders, elected officials, patrons and donors, and libraries in Connecticut and across the country. The Director can readily transform big ideas into strategic results-driven initiatives; recruit, develop, and motivate an outstanding staff; promote inclusion and diversity; and effectively communicate the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives to the broader Darien community. The inclusive and welcoming Darien Library, a valued institution in the community, is a public-private partnership with the Town of Darien. It has earned the 2020 designation by Library Journal as a five-star library.
     Our Community. Darien—a residential coastal community of 20,000+ with a thriving downtown, eleven parks, two public beaches, and an excellent public school system, rated as one of the best in the country. Darien has a strong community spirit, is civic-minded, and places a high value on education and ongoing learning. For more information, visit Darien Links.
     Responsibilities. Under the direction of the 18 member governing Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for strategic planning and all Library operations, including recruiting, hiring and staff development, facility maintenance and care, fiscal management and oversight, and the preparation, presentation, and approval of the Library’s annual operating and capital budgets and setting and helping the Friends of the Library achieve its fundraising goals. This position reports to the Board of Trustees and works closely with Library staff to live up to the core values and meet the strategic imperatives of the Library. This position is a very public-facing role, and the Director is expected to be an effective advocate, collaborative partner with all stakeholders, and able to bring innovative and creative solutions and ideas forward to advance the goals and objectives of the Library continually. Stellar communication skills are a must. See the Position Description for details.
     Qualifications. A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required with five years of supervisory experience at a senior management level in a public library, three years of leadership/administrative experience in the operation of a library or other service organization, and a proven track record of achievement in initiating, leading and completing projects that have advanced the goals of the organization. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be successful in promoting library services to the community, and possess comfort and skill in fundraising and development activities. The Board will expect a candidate to have a demonstrated passion for the work of libraries and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and "best practices" for library services. Capital campaign experience a plus.
     Compensation: The starting salary is $150,000 with an exceptional benefits package, including ongoing professional development and annual attendance at leading library conferences.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of June 21, 2020.

Web Services Librarian - Fairfield University

Web Services Librarian - Fairfield University. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is seeking applications from user-centered, results-oriented, flexible, and self-motivated individuals for the opening of Web Services Librarian. This position will provide vision and direction for all aspects of the Library's online presence, and serve as the Library webmaster. This position works collaboratively with library staff to maintain quality online services and resources; uses data analytics and conducts usability studies to evaluate the effectiveness and accessibility of current user interfaces and identifies opportunities for improvements. The Web Services Librarian monitors trends in emerging technologies and recommends and/or implements new initiatives as appropriate; works collaboratively with University campus partners and participates in the Faculty Partnership Program. This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.
     EDUCATION: Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program, second Master’s in subject-specific field, or equivalent experience, is preferred.
     REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflows. Creative approach to the development of new services and commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across the University. Must be able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Must be results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and have an ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team.
     EXPERIENCE: Two or more years of experience designing, building, and maintaining websites, and one year of library experience, preferably in an academic library. Extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, and working knowledge of JavaScript. Experience with a variety of user research/usability methods, web analytics analysis, accessibility standards, information architecture, content strategy for the web, and content management systems. Familiarity with responsive design and website best practices.
     HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Extensive knowledge of JavaScript / JavaScript Libraries and other front-end technologies. Working knowledge of server-side scripting language such as PHP, Python, Ruby. Experience with integrating APIs. Experience with instructional design. Experience with graphic design for both online and print. Experience with web marketing techniques such as A/B testing and SEO. Demonstrated ability to provide individual and group instruction on technical topics.
     CAMPUS: Fairfield University is a Jesuit Catholic Connecticut-based private, Master’s comprehensive University. It is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In 2019, the University was ranked #3 in the Northern Region by U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges. The University serves more than 5,000 students enrolled in five distinct schools with over 1,000 faculty and staff. Built upon the 450-year-old Jesuit traditions of scholarship and service, the University is distinguished by a rigorous curriculum, close interaction among faculty and students, and a beautiful, 200-acre campus with views of the Long Island Sound. As an integral part of our mission, Fairfield faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the larger community through service and academic activities.
      TO APPLY: To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to this link. Review of applications will begin immediately 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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Adjunct Library Faculty (multiple positions) - Western Connecticut State University

Adjunct Library Faculty (multiple positions) - Western Connecticut State University is currently recruiting for four (4) new adjunct library faculty positions. Anticipated start date is August 2020, depending on budget and university status. Application deadline for all positions: May 29, 2020. 

     ADJUNCT FACULTY  FULFILLMENT SERVICES LIBRARIAN (max 19 hours per week). Under the direction of the Access Services Librarian, oversees operation of the Haas Library Circulation desk, monitors libraries’ interlibrary loan and resource sharing queues and responds to requests as appropriate. Provides LSP training for all Access Services staff, Implements and evaluates stacks maintenance processes and procedures, including shelving, shifting, paging, and inventory; Provides traditional and virtual reference and research assistance to the university community as needed. Performs other duties as assigned by the Access Services Librarian, must be willing to work holidays, evenings, and weekends. Required qualifications include ALA accredited Master’s degree, prior professional experience in an Access Services department, prior professional experience using integrated library systems and working in an academic library setting providing reference and instruction, knowledge of cataloging standards and bibliographic utilities, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Click here for full job description and application procedures.

     ADJUNCT FACULTY – RESEARCH SERVICES LIBRARIAN (max 19 hours per week). Provides traditional and virtual reference and research assistance to the university community, instructs students, faculty, and staff in the general use of library materials and accessing online information resources, assists in the creation of research guides and other educational material. In the absence of a full-time librarian, may supervise library clerks and technicians. Performs other duties as assigned by the Public Services Librarian. Must be willing to work holidays, evenings, and weekends. Required qualifications: ALA accredited Master’s degree, prior professional experience with library reference and instruction and integrated library systems, proficiency with library, educational, and instructional technologies, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Click here for full job description and application procedures.

     ADJUNCT FACULTY – MARKETING AND OUTREACH LIBRARIAN (max 19 hours per week). Develops informational material and social media initiatives which promote library resources, goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences; implements outreach efforts, exhibits, and events; assists in the assessment of library outreach and advocacy programming; provides traditional and virtual reference and research assistance to the university community; supervises social media intern(s). In the absence of a full-time librarian, may supervise library clerks and technicians. Performs other duties as assigned by the Student Success Librarian. Must be willing to work holidays, evenings, and weekends. Required qualifications: ALA accredited Master’s degree, prior experience developing and implementing library programs and outreach initiatives, proficiency using social media platforms, knowledge of mark-up languages, graphic and website design, prior professional experience in an academic library setting providing reference and instruction, proficiency with library, educational, and instructional technologies, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Click here for full job description and application procedures.

     ADJUNCT FACULTY – BIBLIOGRAPHIC INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN (max 19 hours per week). Provides individual, group, and classroom instruction in the use of information resources, both in-person and virtually, consults with instructional faculty on the integration of library resources with the learning process, assists in the creation of educational material, including research guides, audiovisual files, digital formats, and other assorted online content, provides traditional and virtual reference and research assistance to the university community. In the absence of a full-time librarian, may supervise library clerks and technicians. Performs other duties as assigned by the Public Services Librarian. Must be willing to work holidays, evenings, and weekends. Required qualifications: ALA accredited Master’s degree, knowledge of and experience with teaching strategies and practices, both in-person and virtual, prior professional experience in an academic library setting providing reference and instruction, fluency in library, instructional, and educational technologies, including learning management systems like Blackboard, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Click here for full job description and application procedures.  

Library Media Specialist - Portland Public Schools

Library Media Specialist - Brownstone Intermediate School, Portland Public Schools, CT. Anticipated opening for the 2020-2021 school year. Manage library collection and provide lessons to 5th and 6th grade students. Library Media Specialist #062 certification required. To apply, visit: www.applitrack.com/portlandct/onlineapp/ (no paper copies). Open until filled.