Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Instruction & Reference Librarian – Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton

Instruction & Reference Librarian (part-time) – The Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, CT seeks a self-motivated, creative person with excellent customer service skills to join our reference team on a part-time basis. This position includes 2 evenings a week and at least 2 Saturdays a month, with the option of a full day on Friday. Responsibilities include technical instruction and programming, as well as helping patrons with research, technical and information questions. Candidates must have a strong working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office software and the ability to manage multiple priorities. Previous library experience and a degree in library science from an accredited institution are preferred. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Position is available immediately and the salary starts at $22.50/hr increasing after 6 months. Submit your resume by July 27, 2018 to Maribeth Breen, Director at

Librarian II - New Haven Free Public Library

Librarian II  - Young Minds and Family Learning. City of New Haven, New Haven Free Public Library (M-6397). Salary (RANGE 7:) Minimum: $50,388 annualized. 37.50 hours per week.
     This is professional library work beyond entry level. Incumbents are expected to have acquired the basic knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the full range of tasks required at a fully capable level of competence. The current vacant assignment entails developing and delivering programs for children age 0-12 with an emphasis on early childhood programming, strong knowledge of children's literature and providing a variety of information services for parents and children. Duties are performed within the framework of established library policy under the general supervision and review of a higher level librarian.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school. Minimum of two years experience as a professional librarian and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills, in addition to those from Librarian I, as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Ability to organize and maintain a specialized library collection or service within a department; experience with a variety of on-line databases and the ability to apply this knowledge in planning and implementation of research or catalog work; Ability to evaluate and advise on the disposition of reference questions, or on matters of cataloging practice; Ability to instruct and train Librarian I and support staff. Please submit cover letter and resume with application.
     Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening, and (3) a 90-day probationary period.
     This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 3144, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 3144 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days.
     TO APPLY: 1) Go to 2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ONLY ACCEPTED ON-LINE at REMOVAL DATE: July 27, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.

Supervising Librarian - New Haven Free Public Library

Supervising Librarian - Young Minds and Family Learning Services. City of New Haven, New Haven Free Public Library (M-5493). Salary: (Range 9) MIN.: $60,901 annualized. 37.50 hours per week.
     This is professional library work in the supervision of a major library activity, a major branch library, or in the development and supervision of a major specialized subject area such as literacy, computers, audio-visual resources and service, and information service for businesses. Work is performed with latitude for professional judgment under the general supervision of the Director, a Librarian V or Librarian IV, and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results. This particular assignment is responsible for the supervision of the New Haven Free Public Library’s Young Minds and Family Learning Department. The position provides strategic direction, collection development oversight, program coordination and supervision of selected staff.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in Library Science and at least three to five years’ experience in professional library work, including at least six months of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge in the required area of expertise such as: Considerable knowledge of the objectives of library service to the community. Ability to apply library science principles and techniques to operating and supervising problems. Ability to plan and supervise operations of a library unit. Competency in Spanish is a plus. As a required part of the application process, candidates MUST submit a cover letter describing their relevant qualifications, experience and interest; a current resume; and the contact information for three references.
     Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening, and (3) a 90-day probationary period.
     This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 3144, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 3144 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days.
     TO APPLY: 1) Go to 2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ONLY ACCEPTED ON-LINE at REMOVAL DATE: July 27, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Director of Branch Services - Hartford Public Library

Director of Branch Services - Hartford Public Library (CT). Change your Life. Change the World. Be a member of a team of transformational leaders at the Hartford Public Library (CT) as its next Director of Branch Services. The Director of Branch Services will create an innovative and collaborative team environment, mentor and coach branch managers, and partner with community organizations delivering a high level of service to a supportive and engaged community. The successful candidate will ensure that HPL is delivering exceptional customer experience through impactful programs and services as one of the country’s most innovative and diverse public libraries. This position will have the ability to blend leading-edge library services with the most successful retail and digital applications from a broad spectrum of sectors including education, business, government, and the nonprofit environment. Reporting to the Customer Experience Officer, this position will supervise all branch personnel and branch programs and services. Hartford Public Library, a 501c3 nonprofit, is celebrating 125 years as a public library, and 244 years of offering library services to the residents of Hartford. HPL serves 124,775 residents with 6 branches, a newly renovated Central Library and a $11.5 million annual budget. In FY17, the library staff (96FTE) hosted 860,000 visits and offered over 4,500 programs and classes. Hartford Public Library has gained national recognition in redefining the 21st century urban public library as an innovative and stimulating place where people can learn, discover and explore their interests through a rich array of resources.
     Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum and oldest public park. The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford—a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City’s goals include a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods—each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family. For more details about Hartford, the Library, and the many attractions of both, see Hartford links.
     Responsibilities. The Director of Branch Services has supervisory responsibility for Branch Services staff and general operations of the branch locations. This position will coach, mentor, develop and manage staff to build and sustain a customer and service centered team. Responsibilities include ensuring effective and efficient public service operations of the branch libraries and coordinating closely and communicating with programming, HHC, teen services, technical services, IT, TAP, marketing, facilities/security, human resources, and finance to deliver exceptional branch services, programs, and collections. Using user-centered design principles, the Director of Branch Services will lead efforts creating a welcoming atmosphere at the branch libraries. For more information, see Director of Branch Services Description.
     Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include: a Bachelor’s degree and three years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in a public library with two years supervisory experience. Preferred qualifications include: a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program; a committed focus on customer service, knowledge of library best practices; proven successful experience in relationship building (internal and external); and the ability to manage change through resiliency. Ability to speak and read Spanish a plus. Compensation. The hiring salary range for the position is $70,799 - $81,526 annually (with placement dependent upon qualifications) and includes a competitive employee benefits package.
     For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury,, before the closing date of September 9, 2018.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Library Director - Mystic and Noank Library

Library Director - Mystic and Noank Library. The Board of Directors of the Mystic and Noank Library (Mystic, Connecticut) seeks a dynamic, energetic and experienced leader/director with a strong commitment to quality library service. Excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for library services, a vision for the future, demonstrated leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, proven financial management, and the ability to work with a small but dedicated staff. Located in the historic beautiful shoreline community of Mystic, Connecticut, the area offers an excellent variety of recreational and cultural activities.
     The Mystic and Noank Library (40 Library Street, Mystic, CT 06355; 860.536.7721; is a non-profit, association library serving the residents of Mystic, Noank, Groton, and Stonington, Connecticut. It has a budget of $700,000, partially funded by local municipalities. Facilities include a 10,000 square foot historic library building and grounds. Dedicated staff of 13 includes full and part time professionals. Centrally located in downtown Mystic, the Library has an active Friends group, innovative programming for the community, outreach to local schools and assisted living facilities and strong community support.
     Minimum Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program with 10 years of progressively responsible library administrative experience including a broad background in finance, personnel, advancement, technology, administration and operations. Demonstrated ability in administration of an automated library system, financial planning, program development, personnel administration and community and intergovernmental relations.
     Preferred Qualifications: Three years as Director of a public library. Experience in maintenance or renovation of an historic public library facility. Experience in development activities for external fund-raising.
     Salary range including benefits TBD commensurate with qualifications and experience. Target dates: Applications will be reviewed as received, early deadline for applications: September 1, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer.
     Send letter of application, resume, and names/contacts of five references electronically to All questions/inquiries are welcome via e-mail. The references of candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted personally by the selection committee.

Head of Children's Services - Public Library of New London

Head of Children's Services - The Public Library of New London is seeking a creative and energetic Head of Children’s Services who has a passion for working with children and families. Responsible for providing quality library services to children, their caregivers and other adults working with children. Manage one full-time and several part-time staff. Plan, implement and supervise programs. Select materials to develop a collection that offers relevant resources. Develop and maintain layout and appearance of the children’s space, ensuring a safe and inviting area. Promote library services by outreach and partnerships with schools, daycare centers and community groups that target children. Marketing children’s services and programs, maintaining the children’s section of the web site, keeping social media up to date and producing an electronic newsletter are also important components of this position.
     MLS/MLIS from an accredited institution and experience working with children required. Professional library experience preferred. The ideal candidate has experience working with young children and their caregivers using early and pre-literacy concepts, such as the skills and practices in Every Child Ready to Read. Second language skills (English/Spanish) are a plus.
     If the above job description fits you, come and be part of a dedicated team that is helping make a difference in New London. The city has an AENGLC rank of 164/169 and is a designated distressed municipality. The transition to the first all-magnet school district in the state is creating an emphasis on the culture of learning through partnerships, and the library is playing an important role.
     New London is located on Long Island Sound with direct access to the Atlantic Ocean. There are many recreational amenities in the city, including Ocean Beach Park, a 50-acre park with a white sand beach and a half-mile board walk. New London is home to three colleges, an active arts scene and is the birth place of Eugene O’Neill. The main Amtrak line between Boston and New York stops three blocks from the library.
     This is a full-time position with a benefit package. The starting salary is $50,000 for a 35 hour week, including one evening a week and one Saturday a month. A car and valid driver’s license also necessary.
     If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Suzanne Maryeski, Executive Director, Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320 by August 3, 2018.

Assistant Branch Librarian - Manross Memorial Library, Bristol

Assistant Branch Librarian - Manross Memorial Library, City of Bristol.
     Summary: Assists in providing reference assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach, circulation, and programming with special emphasis on children’s services to meet the needs of the community. Searches for bibliographic and patron information and inputs data in automated circulation system. Charges and discharges library items; registers borrowers; records statistics. Attends staff meetings, workshops, and professional meetings. Plans and conducts story hours and other programs for children. Prepares bulletin boards, book displays, and other displays. Assists supervisor in the training of library pages. Assists patrons in the use of computers, personal electronic devices, digital library resources, and photocopier. May perform supervisory duties in absence of the Supervisor of Branch Services.
     Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science and two (2) years’ experience in library work OR Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and four (4) years’ experience in library work. Public library experience preferred. Requires excellent communication skills, and ability to maintain effective working relationships. Computer skills that require expert knowledge of database software, and intermediate knowledge of Internet and spreadsheet software and Microsoft Office.
     Physical Demands & Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear; is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms; is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Regularly works in indoor or office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made.
     Classification & Work Hours: Full-time position, 37 ½ hours per week. Schedule: 3 days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and 2 days a week from 12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. September thru June - work alternate Fridays and Saturdays. During July and August-the library is closed on Saturdays; the work week is Monday thru Friday.
     Benefits include Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off & medical/dental/life insurance package.
     Salary: $20.65/hourly. (Increase to $22.57/hr. at 6 months, $22.93/hr. at 1 year.)

Young Adult Librarian - New Milford Public Library

Young Adult Librarian - Reposted. The New Milford Public Library seeks an innovative Young Adult Librarian who enjoys working with children, tweens and teens, as well as their parents and teachers. Excellent communication skills, media skills and a strong public service orientation are a must. The Young Adult Librarian is responsible for YA programming; collection development of YA and Teen (grades 6 -12) materials; some children’s programming; and acts as an assistant to the Children’s Services Librarian. This is a full-time 40 hour a week position with excellent benefits that requires a minimum of one evening a week and two Sundays a month. The salary range is $43,680 - $46,119. New Milford Public Library serves a community of about 27,000 in Connecticut’s geographically largest town and is the largest library in a hub of smaller communities. Familiarity with the Evergreen ILS and consortia experience is preferred. Social media skills, familiarity with makerspaces, technology and digital literacy knowledge are all important qualifications. Creating relationships with the public schools and the library media specialists will be an essential part of building a robust Young Adult program. To be considered, the candidate must hold a graduate level degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution. Please send your resume and cover letter to: no later than August 17, 2018. The New Milford Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Executive Director of Digital Learning - Fairfield Public Schools

Executive Director of Digital Learning - Fairfield Public Schools, Fairfield, Connecticut. The Fairfield Public Schools is seeking an exceptional Executive Director of Digital Learning with strong leadership skills.
     THE COMMUNITY: Fairfield, located on Long Island Sound, has a population in excess of 57,000. The community is residential in nature and is in easy access to cultural and educational opportunities in the area and in New York City.
     THE SCHOOLS: The Fairfield Public Schools is a premier school district in Connecticut with very high standards and achievement. The 10,000 students attend one of the system’s 17 schools. The district budget exceeds $160 million.
     POSITION SUMMARY: To provide supervision and leadership for all aspects of digital teaching and learning: outstanding resources, high caliber training, with a responsive and friendly approach. Encourage and support an environment, which bolsters the curriculum and enhances student learning through innovative opportunities, access to a variety of tools, equityfor all staff and students, and forward thinking to prepare students for the modern world.
     THE QUALIFICATIONS: Intermediate Administrator and Supervisor Certificate (#092). Successful administrative experience required. Strong educational and leadership philosophy and vision. 3-5 years of experience in educational technology in leadership capacity.
     THE CONTRACT AND COMPENSATION: Twelve-month assignment. Salary commensurate with experience.
     THE PROCESS AND DEADLINE: Application deadline: July 23, 2018. Beginning Date: To be determined. Please submit a cover letter with resume to Dr. Toni Jones, Superintendent of Schools and complete an on-line application through the school district website at

Supervisor of Library Media and Instructional Technology (K-12) - Milford Public Schools

Supervisor of Library Media and Instructional Technology (K-12) - Milford Public Schools, Milford, Connecticut. Job ID: 2972000. Application Deadline: July 22, 2018. Starting Date: Immediately. Position Type: Full-time.
     OVERVIEW: The Milford Public Schools seeks a highly qualified and passionate educator to provide creative leadership for district-wide library media services and the use and integration of instructional technology.
     GOAL: To provide leadership in library media and technology integration with the goal of having each school’s library media center reflect 21st century learning, and K-12 teachers integrating technology into their curriculum and teaching in a way that expands and deepens student learning.
     ESSENTIAL TASKS OF THE POSITION: (Illustrative, not inclusive) Oversees library media centers in 14 schools giving primary attention to supporting literacy and research. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of instructional technology. Mentors and supports staff in their use of technology in their instruction. Models the integration of technology into administrative, instructional and assessment practices. Exhibits excellent human relations skills, maintaining an open and cooperative relationship with students, colleagues and parents. Oversees the selection and implementation of online learning programs.
     PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: (Illustrative, not inclusive) Work with library media specialists and staff in the identification and implementation of information competencies. Work with instructional supervisors and a team of classroom teachers in developing shared common research experiences for all students. Insure all students and staff receive training on information technology. Model for and train library media specialists and media aides in meeting the curricular needs of classroom teachers. Model for and train media aides in meeting the technological needs of all school staff. Oversee the selection, utilization and maintenance of library, curriculum resources and instructional technology. Models instructional strategies an assists staff members in the integration of information literacy strategies and technology in the curriculum. Collaborates with staff to identify and implement effective instructional and technological resources to support all content areas. Work with principals, other supervisors and IT to provide professional learning on the integration of instructional technology. Deliver new teacher training on district software, technology use and policies. Educate administrators, staff, students and parents on the district Acceptable Use Policy. Coordinate the district technology committee (MTAG). Work with IT to manage Destiny and other databases. Oversee the development of system-wide budgets for library media and technology.
     PAY GRADE: Supervisor. UNION: MASA. Salary and benefits per MASA contract. CT Certification (092) required.
     REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
     TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online through this job posting in order to be considered for this position. No phone calls please.
     Equal Opportunity Employer. Milford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Part-Time Instruction Librarian - Fairfield University

Part-Time Instruction Librarian - The DiMenna-Nyselius Library of Fairfield University seeks an energetic, self-motivated, and public service-oriented candidate for the position of part-time instruction librarian. This position involves teaching information-literacy classes on weekdays during the academic semester and attending occasional staff meetings. Candidates should have some scheduling flexibility because specific teaching times and dates will vary.
     Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program, MEd, or equivalent degree. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Prior library instruction experience using active learning techniques is highly desirable.
     Submit letter of application, résumé, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Jill Massari by email to Review of applications will begin immediately. The hourly pay rate meets the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

Library Assistant (LTA 1, part-time) – Essex Library

Library Assistant (LTA 1, part-time) – The Essex Library seeks a reliable person with excellent customer service skills to work Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 7 PM as well as occasional Saturdays. Duties include staffing the Circulation Desk, checking in and processing ILL materials, and other tasks as assigned. Experience working in a public library preferred, but MLIS candidates without direct experience are encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must be able to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 35 lbs. Familiarity with III Sierra or Millennium ILS is a plus. This position does not include healthcare benefits but is eligible for paid time off and a salary increase after a six month probationary period. Starting salary is $13.75 per hour. Send cover letter, the names of three work references and a résumé to: (no phone calls, please) by July 27, 2018. The Essex Library is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Library Clerk - Booth Free School, Roxbury

Library Clerk - Booth Free School, Roxbury. Regional School District 12. JobID: 383. Position Type: Support Staff/Library Media Assistant. Date Available: 08/27/2018. Closing Date: until filled.
     Job Summary: The Library Clerk provides guidance to students on the use of the library references, story sharing with all grades and small group reinforcement of referencing skills. Duties include supervising studets, ordering library resouces and monitoring circulation of materials for students and staff. The Library Clerk is responsible for maintaining an appropriate inventory of materials as well as a pleasant and orderly environment to promote learning. Must have experience working with children.
     Qualifications: Associates Degree (minimum requirement), college degree in education preferred. Technology experience required.
     Working Conditions: School year, 30 hours a week.
     Application Procedure: Apply Online. Selection Procedure: Interview.

Library Clerk - Shepaug Valley School, Washington

Library Clerk - Shepaug Valley School, Washington. Regional School District 12. JobID: 380. Position Type: Support Staff/Library Media Assistant. Date Available: 08/27/2018. Closing Date: until filled.
     Job Summary: The Library Clerk provides support to faculty, staff and students in meeting their information needs and assists in research endeavors across the curriculum. Under the direction of the library media specialist, the library clerk also works to ensure the smooth operation and physical environment of the Shepaug Valley School Library. Responsibilities include readers advisory, cataloguing, library resource processing, ordering, inter-library loan processing, shelving, inventory, book repair, computer scheduling, and other tasks as assigned by the library media specialist.
     Qualifications: Associates Degree (minimum requirement), college degree in education preferred; knowledge of library procedures; demonstrated high level of technology skills.
     Working Conditions: School year, 35 hours a week (7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) 188 days
     Application Procedure: Apply Online. Selection Procedure: Interview.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Part-time Library Page/Assistant - Library Association of Warehouse Point, East Windsor

Part-time Library Page/Assistant - East Windsor’s Library Association of Warehouse Point is seeking a Part-time Library Page/Assistant. Hours include (but are not limited to) Saturdays; ability to work substitute or additional hours is desired. Starting salary: $10.50.
     Duties include materials shelving, shelf reading, circulation duties, answering incoming calls, assisting patrons in locating items as well as computer / copier / printing, assisting with preparation and clean-up of children’s and adult programs. Other project duties, under the supervision of Area Managers or the Director, may be assigned.
     Please submit a resume and brief cover letter addressed to: Michael Sweeney, Library Director. Applications may be submitted at the library information desk or by email to with the subject line “Job Application.” Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Reference Librarian - New Britain Public Library

Reference Librarian - New Britain Public Library is seeking enthusiastic, creative, part time - 20 hours, MLS Reference Librarian or near completion of MLS, with excellent social, computer and customer service skills to work in a fast pace customer-committed library. Main duties include reference services, collection development and assisting patrons with technology. Spanish language desirable. Hours include Saturdays, evenings and days. Salary = $27,144. Submit resumes to Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email to Additional information on website. No phone calls.