Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Head of Reference and Technical Services - Windsor Public Library

Head of Reference and Technical Services - Windsor Public Library. The Town of Windsor introduces a great opportunity for a full-time Head of Reference and Technical Services to work at our Main Library. Connecticut’s first town is strategically located on the beautiful Farmington and Connecticut Rivers between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts and is home to over 29,000 residents and a wide array of local and corporate businesses. The Town of Windsor is an organization made up of diverse individuals who are committed to providing quality service through integrity, responsiveness, innovation, passion, and partnership. To become a successful leader of the busy Reference and Technical Services team, the individual will have a strong supervisory background, considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern public library systems and programs, ability to select and oversee cataloging of general collection of library materials, provide research assistance and reader’s advisory to patrons. Starting salary is $62,000-$68,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Town employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including but not limited to, health, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, short and long term disability, and a defined contribution retirement plan. The Position: Our successful candidate will supervise both full and part time reference, teen and cataloging staff, oversee adult and teen programming, manage the adult materials collection and participate in Town of Windsor initiatives as a member of its Extended Leadership Team. Additional duties include budget administration, promotion of adult and teen services and outreach to community groups. Our Ideal Candidate will: Be enthusiastic, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; Communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; Have the ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines; Be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail; Have a Master’s degree in Library Science with six (6) or more years of experience in public library operations; Have four (4) or more years of supervisory experience (preferred); Comfort with computers, technology and social media; Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; Be familiar with specific applications (e.g., Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel, and Publisher) a plus. To apply: Complete an on-line application at and attach a cover letter with salary requirements by Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA.