Monday, November 12, 2018

Public Services Specialist, Circulation and Help Desk - Trinity College

Public Services Specialist, Circulation and Help Desk - Trinity College. This is a part-time (15 hour/week) academic year position (September – May). The Public Services Specialist works under the supervision of the Public Services Lead to ensure that members of the Trinity community receive seamless IT technical support and access to materials in the library’s online and physical collection and receive fast and accurate answers to questions. Performs a variety of public services and technical tasks, with an emphasis on public services. Works collaboratively with staff throughout Information Services.
     Duties and Responsibilities: Provides excellent, friendly service both to college constituencies and IS staff. Answers questions about policies and services. Assists the public with technology help, the library catalog, databases, and equipment; troubleshoots problems; and reports issues. Manages and coordinates urgent and complicated support issues. Processes Information Services tickets, client and patron requests, interlibrary loan, and reserves. Drives service analytics and develops strategies for improvement. Oversees technology help documentation to ensure top quality solutions are available. Inventories materials and equipment and maintains proper order of stacks through periodic inspections. Supervises and delivers training to student workers. Models excellent customer service to student workers. Develops and monitors strategies to provide excellent technology support for campus constituencies, and ensure that phone, email, and web requests are appropriately handled. Opens and closes the building as assigned. Monitors building activities and works with Campus Safety and maintenance staff when problems arise. Other duties as assigned.
     Note: work schedule will consist of weekday hours between 8am-5pm.
     Minimum Qualifications: One year of college and one year of library, IT or customer service experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education; customer service-oriented; can work both independently and collaboratively; flexible in dealing with change; excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong interest in technology and comfortable learning to troubleshoot technical issues; ability to problem solve; positive and collaborative attitude.
     Preferred Qualifications: Academic IT and/or library experience. Experience with Microsoft Office products. Basic knowledge of various versions of Windows and Mac operating systems.
     Physical Demands: Able to bend, lift, reach, and push heavy book trucks; lift boxes and computing equipment up to 40 lbs.

     To Apply: Apply online at

Collections Strategist Librarian (University Librarian 2 or 3) - UConn Library

Collections Strategist Librarian (University Librarian 2 or 3) - UConn Library. UCP 7 or 9. Job ID: 2019170. Location: Storrs Campus. The UConn Library seeks a forward-thinking leader and strong communicator to conceive, communicate, and implement strategies to analyze, build, and leverage collections. This newly created position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Collections Strategist will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.
     DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Collections Strategist collaborates across the UConn community and with external organizations to develop, maintain, and assess the strategies that the UConn Library uses for collection development; including determining acquisition models, formats, criteria, and partnerships. The position develops inter-and intra-institutional benchmarks to evaluate and identify strategic directions, assists in allocating and managing collection funds, and ensuring that these funds are aligned with broader collection strategies. The strategist is a member of the Dean’s Library’s Council, which is responsible for incubating, informing, and influencing strategic directions of the UConn Library.
     Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian 2 (UCP 7): Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent) or other relevant discipline. Minimum of three years’ experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships. Demonstrated leadership ability. Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications and library collection management. Demonstrated effectiveness in balancing multiple responsibilities in a complex and dynamic environment. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.
     Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian 3 (UCP 9): 1. Minimum of six years’ experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting. 2. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a regional level or higher.
     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Qualifications for both levels (UCP 7 & 9): Experience working in an academic or research library. Experience using specialized tools for the analysis of collections (e.g., Alma Analytics, GreenGlass, Tableau).
     APPOINTMENT TERMS: This is a full time position based in Storrs. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.
     TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted online using UConn jobs (, Staff Positions (reference search #2019170) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references. Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to Ellen Silbermann at To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 16, 2018.
     Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019170)
     This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 16, 2018.
     All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at
     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 consistently 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 research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the 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.

Reference Librarian, Part-Time, Substitute - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe

Reference Librarian, Part-Time, Substitute - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe. The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, is seeking a part time reference librarian for substitute hours. Responsibilities include: providing instruction in use of downloadable media and other technologies, offering reference help and reader’s advisory guidance to patrons, plus other related duties. Strong customer service orientation and MLS required. Must be outgoing and confident. Familiarity with reference information in various formats required. Competency with social media and Microsoft Publisher a plus. Day, evening, and weekend hours. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered. Salary: $22.50 per hour, no benefits. Apply online at Deadline for applications: Monday, December 3, 2018. EO/AA

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

STEAM Corner Coordinator - Ridgefield Library

STEAM Corner Coordinator - Ridgefield Library. The Ridgefield Library seeks a coordinator for our STEAM Corner, the Library’s makerspace area. This is a part-time position, scheduled 19 hours per week with some weekends and evenings. Compensation is $15/hour. Full job description here. Please send cover letter and resume to by 5pm on Wednesday, November 14th.

Library Circulation Assistant – Windsor Locks Public Library

Library Circulation Assistant – Windsor Locks Public Library seeks an individual with excellent customer service skills to serve a diverse public. Prior library experience, customer service, and familiarity with Sierra or other library system preferred. Candidate must possess strong technology skills along with the ability to perform a variety of circulation duties, including shelving of materials and answering phones. This part-time position requires weekly Tuesday evenings from 4:30-8:30. Candidate must be available for fill-in shifts on other evenings or Saturdays as needed. Interested applicants may send cover letter and resume, including availability via email to to the Director, Windsor Locks Public Library, 28 Main Street, Windsor Locks, CT 06096.

Librarian 2 - Connecticut State Library

Librarian 2 - Connecticut State Library. Location: Hartford, CT. Salary: $66,213 - $85,597/year. Close Date: 11/15/2018 11:59:00 PM.
     The Connecticut State Library is recruiting for a full time Librarian 2, located at 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, this is a 40 hour/week position and will require working some Saturdays. In this position, you will join a team of librarians providing outstanding legal and legislative research assistance to the State Library's patrons in person, on the telephone, by email, or chat. As a Librarian 2 in the Access Services, Law/Legislative Reference division, you may work directly with library users including executive branch agencies, the General Assembly, the Judicial branch, the legal community and the general public to ensure that their use of the library's valuable, unique, and extensive collections and resources meets their information needs.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE. A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.
     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. The preferred candidate will have: Experience providing legal reference and research services in a public service law library. Knowledge of Connecticut legal and legislative procedures. Knowledge of print and electronic legal research tools including databases and e-books. Experience working with diverse patron groups in a multi-disciplinary library environment. Experience using software applications to improve library patron services. Experience with indexing and indexing software.
     TO APPLY: The complete job posting and information about applying can be found at:
     The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Public Service Associates (2) - East Hampton Public Library

Public Service Associates (2) - East Hampton Public Library. The East Hampton Public Library seeks two enthusiastic Public Service Associates with great technology skills and a passion for working with the public. $14 per hour approximately 15 to 19 hours per week. Must be able to work one evening per week and one Saturday every three weeks.
     Responsibilities include assisting patrons on the circulation and children’s desk, answering patron questions about technology, collections and research and providing excellent customer service. Additional responsibilities may include planning and running library programs and/or assisting with the processing of library materials. A great opportunity for library school students. Library experience preferred. Strong communication and computer skills essential.
     Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to: Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 20 East High Street, East Hampton, Connecticut 06424. Or by email to Lisa Seymour, Human Resources Coordinator, EOE/AA/M-F.
     Closing Date: 11/16/2018 (or until filled)

Supervisor of Circulation - City of Bristol, Bristol Public Library

Supervisor of Circulation - City of Bristol, Bristol Public Library. Summary: Plans, directs and supervises the Circulation Department and coordinates circulation services between the Main Library and the Manross Library. Performs professional library services assisting patrons in the selection and borrowing of materials. Provides training and supervision to professional staff, library assistants and clerks. Organizes and directs the work of Circulation in general book and non-book lending, borrower registration, fine collection, museum pass borrowing, and opening and closing procedures. Makes recommendations and participates in near-term and long-range planning of general library policies and services as related to circulation. Examines professional publications and other sources for book selection, periodicals and related materials. Provides policy resolution for patrons. Keeps abreast of developments and technological advances in the library field, current events, popular reading interests, and other issues to maintain awareness of public information needs. Prepares statistical and narrative reports. Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations, and acts as a liaison to Library Connection regarding all circulation functions.
     Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school with 5 years progressively responsible public library experience, including 3 years supervisory experience in a library division. Demonstrated experience in managing digital collections and vendor fulfillment and services.
     Knowledge/Abilities: Knowledge of current library trends and best practices, supervisory methods, including work delegation, scheduling, and evaluating performance. Requires effective communication skills, strong customer service skills, working knowledge of computer applications for library services including SIERRA; and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Excel spreadsheet capability.
     Physical Demands & Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee 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.
     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: $25.61/hourly. ($27.96 @6 months, $28.32 @1 year.)
     DEADLINE: Friday, November 16, 2018.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Part-Time Library Assistant, Children's Department - Trumbull Library

Part-Time Library Assistant, Children's Department - Trumbull Library. The Trumbull Library has a part-time position available for the Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch serving in the Children’s Department. It is a 19 hour positions paying $13/hr.
     General Responsibilities and Tasks: performs all circulation desk duties using computerized system; answers phones, responds to inquiries and routes calls as necessary; assists users locating materials through OPAC or ILL; deletes items from Library Catalog; prepares materials for circulation including labeling, covering, etc.; shelves materials; performs basic reference work and/or refers requests to librarian in charge when appropriate. Please see job description for more details regarding the Children’s Department at link below.
     Minimum requirements include a High School Diploma or a GED with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred, as well as one year of work or volunteer experience in libraries, education or a customer service related field.
     For the complete job description and instructions on how to apply, please go to:

Director of Library Services - Quinebaug Valley Community College

Director of Library Services - Quinebaug Valley Community College. 12 Month Tenure Track. Salary Level: $75,544.00, CCP 20. Quinebaug Valley Community College seeks an innovative and student-centered librarian to lead a teaching library staff. The Library Director performs and supervises the full range of professional library services, including information literacy instruction; technical services; collection development; library- oriented information technology; media services; management of the library/media budget; and long-range planning. The position requires the ability to work some evenings, teach information literacy classes as required, and travel to the College's Willimantic instructional location as scheduled.
     QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution and from three to six years of related library experience, including one to three years of experience supervising others.
     Required Skills: Demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and online communication skills. Experience with and enthusiasm for teaching information literacy skills to individuals and classes. Effective skills in managing fiscal resources. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Enthusiasm for tackling all aspects of the job description with creativity, flexibility, and vision. Proven experience developing and delivering innovative technology for student success.
     Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
     APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 26, 2018
     APPLICATION PROCEDURE: E-mail a completed Community College Application (found at opportunities/), a current résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcript(s) to: Lois Kelley, Human Resources Assistant -
     PROTECTED GROUP MEMBERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Quinebaug Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record in its programs or activities.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Part-time Reference Librarians (2) - Harrison Libraries, University of Hartford

Part-time Reference Librarians (2) - Harrison Libraries, University of Hartford. The Mortensen Library (Harrison Libraries) at the University of Hartford is seeking applicants for 2 part-time Reference Librarians. Reports to Head, Reference and Public Services. Work Hours: 20 hours (minimum). Works evenings and/or rotating weekends with adjusted hours during intersessions and winter/summer terms.
     Assumes responsibility for providing complete and thorough information literacy and bibliographic instruction to library patrons in conjunction with University faculty in an effort to ensure quality customer service as well as the best use of traditional and electronic library resources. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.
     Provides knowledgeable, relevant and accurate assistance to students and other library patrons, making efficient and expedient use of traditional and electronic library resources. Assists student, staff, and faculty with research inquiries. Supports and staffs regular evening and weekend shifts at Reference/Information Commons Desk. Plans, develops, presents and evaluates instructional, bibliographic and information literacy seminars on library resources to on campus and online students, faculty and staff. Organizes and maintains reference materials in a system that is easy for patrons to access. Serves as an academic liaison to faculty for courses taught on campus and online. Oversees outreach initiatives, online content, and supplemental resources in those designated areas. Provides assistance with special projects including, but not limited to, collection development, data analysis and LibGuides. Maintains collection and reference usage statistics. Develops reports for the Head of Reference and Public Services and the Director of Libraries as necessary and/or appropriate. Assists with all functions of the Circulation Unit including desk coverage, direction, shelving and library opening and closing procedures. Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at meetings or seminars and through regular examination of the literature in the field. Performs other related duties as assigned.
     Master's Degree of Library Science from an A.L.A accredited institution (or recognized equivalent) required, 0 year to < 2 years of work experience.
     How to Apply: For consideration, please apply at
     The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer, Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D) Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

Children's Programmer - Burlington Public Library

Children's Programmer - The Town of Burlington is seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to fill the position of Children’s Programmer at the Burlington Public Library. This person will be responsible for the planning and conducting of story times and various programs for preschool children through grade 4, provide outreach programming to the local preschools and the elementary school, and provide reader’s advisory for children and others.      Experience with preschool children through grade 4 is essential as well as knowledge of children’s literature. The position will require creating displays and working with social media and Microsoft Office to promote the children’s library and its programs.
     Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and at least 3 years’ experience with children.
     This is a full time, union position (37.5 hours per week) with benefits with one evening shift a week and Fridays and Saturdays in rotation. The salary is $20.37/hour. For a complete job description, please see the town’s website ( or the Burlington Public Library’s website (
      Employment applications may be obtained at Town Hall. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and application to: Burlington Town Hall, First Selectmen’s Office, 200 Spielman Highway, Burlington, CT 06013 by November 15, 2018. The email address is EOE/M-F/AA.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Part-Time Library Technology Assistant - Weston Public Library

Part-Time Library Technology Assistant - The Weston Public Library seeks a customer oriented and tech savvy library assistant. The responsibilities for this position include: developing the Library’s online and social media presence, oversight of the Library Makerspace including all equipment and supplies, technology-based programing, assistance with evening programs, and general assistance at the Information Desk.
     Part Time, 14 hours weekly: Mondays and Tuesdays 1-6PM with remaining 4 hours on Thursdays flexible to cover scheduled evening programs. Salary: $15.25 hourly (non-benefited).
     Minimum qualifications: Experience with social media and online marketing platforms, knowledge of/interest in new and emerging technologies, previous public library experience preferred, coursework completed toward MLS or LTA certification preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
     Applications: Town of Weston applications may be obtained from Weston Town Hall, 56 Norfield Rd., Weston, CT 06883 or online at Applications must be submitted to the Town of Weston along with a resume and cover letter. Application packages may be mailed to Town of Weston ATTN: Jonathan Luiz, Town Administrator, 56 Norfield Rd. Weston, CT 06883 or emailed to Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Part-Time Library Assistant - Weston Public Library

Part-Time Library Assistant - The Weston Public Library seeks a customer oriented library assistant. The responsibilities for this position include: assisting patrons at the Information Desk, checking in and out Library materials, performing basic reference services, assisting patrons in the use of computers and photocopiers, shelving of Library materials, and registering patrons.
     Part Time, 14 hours weekly: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons. Some flexibility and weekend hours required. Salary starts at $13.75/hour (non-benefited) and is commensurate with experience.
     Minimum qualifications: Knowledge of the principals of library science and some library experience preferred. Knowledge of computer hardware and software. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
     Applications: Town of Weston applications may be obtained from Weston Town Hall, 56 Norfield Rd., Weston, CT 06883 or online at Applications must be submitted to the Weston Town Hall along with a resume and cover letter. Application packages may be mailed to Weston Town Hall, ATTN: Jonathan Luiz, Town Administrator, 56 Norfield Rd. Weston, CT 06883 or emailed to Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library. West Haven Public Library seeks a part-time library assistant (12-16 hours per week) to work at least one evening a week, some days and Saturdays in rotation. Under the direction of the User Services Librarian, duties include: charge items in and out, answer telephone, assist patrons with library resources, assist librarians with programs, patron registration, inquiries and shelving. Excellent customer service and computer skills are essential. High school diploma or equivalent required, prefer Bachelor’s degree and library experience. Bilingual/Spanish a plus. Must have transportation. Salary is $11.10/hour. E-mail cover letter and resume no later than November 20, 2018 to: Colleen Bailie, No telephone inquiries. EOE/MF.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Head of Information Services - Public Library of New London

Head of Information Services - The Public Library of New London seeks a full time Head of Information Services with exceptional customer service skills and an enthusiasm to work on new and big projects. This is a 35 hour work week position with a salary of $50,000 with a variable schedule that includes daytime and evening hours and Saturdays in rotation.
     The person holding this position oversees collection development, is responsible for the Non Profit Resource Center and serves as the library webmaster. Other responsibilities include staffing a busy reference desk, promoting community outreach and programming. He/She will be recruiting volunteers and will organize and conduct programs for the diverse community of New London. He/She will be preparing reports and maintain statistics for the department.
     Minimum Requirements: ALA accredited MLS. One year of experience working as a professional public librarian in adult services. One year of demonstrated experience planning and presenting public activities, events and workshops. A thorough knowledge of Word Press website software or other similar website maintenance programs are required for this position. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.
     If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to or mail to Madhu Bajaj Gupta, Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320 by Nov 16, 2018.

Part-Time Librarian - Danbury Public Library

Part-Time Librarian - Danbury Public Library. Salary: $23.83 per hour, part-time. The Danbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology savvy, part-time Librarian. This person will be responsible for being the program assistant for adult programs, as well as providing reference desk services. We are looking for someone who has a comprehensive awareness of the best readers’ advisory resources, is well-versed in library reference and research techniques, is eager to respond to the information needs of library customers and is committed to creating an exceptional customer experience.
     Specific responsibilities include providing reference and readers advisory service in a variety of capacities; providing assistance to customers in locating and selecting library materials, accessing databases and using electronic resources including: computers, and copiers; and planning and implementing programs which may include community outreach and book discussion groups.
     Requirements: An M.L.S. Degree from an ALA accredited library school. Individuals in the final stages of completing their MLS degree will also be considered. Other requirements for this position include: flexibility to work evenings and weekends, knowledge of emerging technology trends and proficiency in Microsoft Office, Web 2.0 applications and Internet Explorer; strong communication skills, self-initiative, solid problem solving skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Bilingual English/Spanish speaker preferred.
     The ideal candidate enjoys interacting with people and solving problems on a daily basis, has a strong work ethic, can adapt easily to change and is enthusiastic about helping to position the library as the community’s living room.
     Applications available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at The application must be completed in its entirety. Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application. This position will remain open until filled.