Monday, December 19, 2011

Librarian II, Reference and Adult Services - Town of Manchester

Librarian II, Reference and Adult Services - Town of Manchester. 37.5 hours per week, $56,727.78 (Current contract in negotiations). SUMMARY OF POSITION: Responsible for administering and operating a major section of the library such as reference, circulation and children's and performing specialized professional and supervisory work. Responsibilities include initiating, developing, coordinating and implementing programs to improve service availability and quality consistent with library policies and management guidelines. Other routine work involves drafting operating policies and procedures for approval, assisting in the preparation and administration of the division’s operating and capital budgets, keeping current of new technologies and methods, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of subordinates, providing for the overall care and maintenance of the collections under his/her care, assisting in hiring staff, attending meetings and communicating with customers, coworkers and other agencies. Regularly scheduled night and weekend work is expected. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution, plus three (3) years of progressively responsible professional library experience. Strong knowledge of automated library systems and some supervisory experience preferred. The examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience as indicated on the application. Based on these ratings, a maximum of the ten most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral examination. All parts of the examination including ratings and tests will be related to the requirements and duties of the position. Applications and job description are available in the Human Resources Department, 41 Center Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191; or by calling the Recruitment Information Line (860) 647-3170; or visit our website at: To apply online, please visit Applications must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, January 3, 2012. No faxed or emailed resumes and/or applications will be accepted. The Town of Manchester shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical disability or sexual orientation. The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department.