Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Children's Librarian

The Ferguson Library in Stamford is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic children’s librarian to provide reference and reader’s advisory services, develop and conduct programs, and assist with collection maintenance at the Weed-Hollander Memorial Branch. This small neighborhood branch serves seniors, families, and children from the adjacent Springdale School. With the support of the system-wide youth services team and the branch supervisor, the successful candidate will have the ability to work independently to supervise the children’s room, and to provide programs and services to families with young children. Qualifications: Library experience or experience working with young children required, as is demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature. Strong early literacy skills and experience delivering youth programs required. Musical skills and arts & crafts abilities are a plus. MLS preferred.Schedule: Part-time position, 19 hours/week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, during the day and on occasional evenings till 7:00 p.m.; two Saturdays a month. Salary range for this position begins at $27.12/hr. Email cover letter and resume to: gnichols@fergusonlibrary.org no later than Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Academic Systems Librarian

The Hoffman Family Library at Goodwin College is seeking a full-time systems librarian who reports to the Library Director. This librarian will support the educational needs of the programs of study in  general education; health and natural sciences; social science, business, education and manufacturing; and nursing. Responsibilities: Manage the library information technology services including the web page, integrated library system, and online resources (research databases, discovery service, and institutional repository)Extract and prepares relevant data for collection development, year-end statistics, and administrative reportsServe as advisor to the director of library services regarding relevant information technology developments, policies, security and management issues, and resource needsShare in other library functions, such as reference and information literacy instructionRepresent the library in meetings, campus committees, and professional organizations. Skills: Administering and working with library automated systems software and operations . Web: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL. Cataloging: MARC, RDA. Teaching and/or library instruction.  Knowledge of current library standards and practices in areas of circulation, interlibrary loan, and patron privacy. Education Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution and some integrated library management system and website design experience, preferably in an academic library setting. Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The college offers benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan.  The Hoffman Family Library offers a flexible working environment that encourages professional growth. Please submit cover letter and resume to:  Goodwin.edu/jobs Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Dean of Libraries & University Librarian

Fairfield University is seeking a visionary leader and educator to serve as Dean of Libraries and University Librarian. This position represents an outstanding opportunity to build a segment of the University that continues to be transformative in terms of technology, research, knowledge management and academic support. The Dean of Libraries and University Librarian reports directly to the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Fairfield University is a nationally ranked, comprehensive Catholic and Jesuit University with a 210-acre campus located in the shoreline community of Fairfield, CT along the academic corridor between New York and Boston.  The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within five schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The School of Nursing, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. All schools of the university are committed to a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging interdisciplinary learning and fostering ethical and religious values. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library serves the Fairfield University community as the primary source for research and knowledge creation through its collections, research and user services, innovative and up-to-date technology, and stunning physical facilities. Students rate it highly in the annual College Senior Survey and the Library averages approximately 300,000 visitors annually. The successful candidate will possess five to ten years of progressive leadership experience in library operations including teaching, learning and research utilizing digital and print media, in a public or private institutional setting; possess graduate degrees in library science and a second masters in an appropriate field. A doctoral degree is preferred as the University Librarian is a member of the General Faculty. Finally, the successful candidate must demonstrate a collegial style of leadership and extensive knowledge and understanding of issues in higher education, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to work with a diversity of individuals and groups. Candidates interested in reviewing the detailed positions description and/or applying for the position may visit the University’s career website at https://fairfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=67250

Librarian II

Waterbury, CT CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAM # 2095 OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR: LIBRARIAN II SALARY: $22.665~ $30.164 / hr.   (NOTE:  New hires start at the beginning of the range) FRINGE BENEFITS: Choose from two available health insurance plans (employee contributions vary) Prescription Drug Rider, Dental Plan, Group Life Insurance for Individual; Retirement Plan; paid Holidays; paid Vacation; paid Sick Leave; Personal Days. LAST DAY FOR FILING APPLICATIONS Applications, which may be obtained by visiting our website at www.waterburyct.org or at the Civil Service Office, Chase Municipal Building, 236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702 & must be on file by 4:50 p.m. on: UNTIL SUFFICIENT APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED IMPORTANT: Veterans – Veteran’s points will be awarded in accordance with the Connecticut State Statute. Five (5) for non-disabled veterans, ten (10) for disabled veterans. Proper documentation must be submitted to the Personnel Director before the date of the examination. Residents Five (5) Residency points shall be added in accordance with the amendment to the Civil Service Ordinances dated March 18, 2011. Proper documentation and proof of residence must be submitted no later than the closing date for applications. EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only) An employee in this class is responsible for working at a professional level in one of these areas: Adult Circulation Service, Young Adult Work, and Children’s Cataloging Incumbents may be responsible for supervision of subordinate employees; will receive general direction from Divisional Head or Department Head. Helps patrons in the selection of books and other related materials; conducts research required to answer questions in the specific subject areas to which assigned.(e.g., Circulation Service, Young Adult Work, Adult Work; Prepares booklists, bibliographies, reports, or public relations information as needed; Reads and checks current book reviews, general and specialized, to be fully informed about currently published books and materials; Supervises the work of subordinates; Takes inventories; Keeps various statistics; Attends professional meetings and keeps informed of current trends and professional techniques; Does related work as required. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of professional library science techniques and administration; Good knowledge of methods of researching various subject areas; Good knowledge of classification; Ability to keep informed about currently published books and materials in one’s assigned area for purposes of ordering and collection development; Ability to learn a computerized circulation system; ability to deal effectively with patrons and coworkers in an urban public library; Good oral and written communication; Ability to teach subordinate staff and the public all aspects of current library technologies. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST INDICATE ON YOUR APPLICATION THAT AS OF THE CLOSING DATE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college OR university with a Masters Degree in Library Science with course work specifically related to library automation and/or library technologies. YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION:A copy of a College Degree or College Transcripts. This position is covered under the written agreement between the City of Waterbury and the White Collar Union. The Parts and Weights for this examination will be determined prior to conducting the exam. Individuals appointed shall be required to serve a working test period which will be, in effect, the final phase of the examination. APPEAL PROCESS: An applicant may appeal a notice of not meeting the minimum qualifications (Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Section 3741, Subsection B, Article 9) to the Civil Service Commission within seven (7) days of receipt of such notice. Please notify the Civil Service Office of a change in address. Notification will be mailed to the address written on your application.THE CITY OF WATERBURY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 11-16-15 CL E.O.E. M/F/D/V

Reference Librarian, Part-Time

The Hall Memorial Library in Ellington is seeking a part-time reference librarian. Saturday hours, 9:45am-5:15 pm, September -June. Duties include: providing reference service, reader’s advisory and computer assistance, instruction of online databases, catalog and internet, as well as other related duties. Salary: $26.50/hr. no benefits. Strong customer service orientation, tech skills and MLS required. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered. Application and job description available at www.ellington-ct.gov.  Send a meaningful cover letter, resume, and completed Town application to Library Director, Hall Memorial Library, P.O. Box 280, Ellington, CT or phillips@biblio.org by January 8, 2016. E/O/E, AA.  

Library Circulation Assistant

Chester Public Library seeks a dynamic, detail-oriented, people person to join our staff as a circulation assistant.  The Circulation Assistant provides a friendly welcome and high quality service to library visitors, and handles a variety of circulation and clerical tasks related to the operation of this small community library: checking materials in/out, managing reserves, answering or referring reference questions, answering phone, shelving library materials, registering new patrons, managing overdues, performing data entry, opening and closing the library. Qualifications: The successful applicant will be committed to the importance of the library in the community and will be able to: work Saturdays and evenings with flexibility to work at other times. Work independently and handle multiple tasks in a busy environment. Relate to library users of all ages. Learn automated library system. Climb stairs while carrying library materials and work while standing for extended periods.  Prior library experience and familiarity with library technology are a plus. For a complete job description, visit http://chesterct.org/?page_id=286. Hours and Compensation: 10 hours per week at $14.50 per hour, with no paid benefits. Chester is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Send letter of interest and statement of qualifications, along with two references to Linda Fox at LindaFox@chesterct.org.  Deadline: December 30, 2015. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Part Time Librarian, Children's Services Department

New Haven Free Public Library Salary up to $19.14 per hour REMOVAL DATE: DECEMBER 28, 2015 Copy of posting available HERE MULTIPLE VACANCIES NATURE OF WORK: This is part-time (up to 19 hours) professional work at the entry level, involving the use of all library techniques and materials in positions such as reference, branch, children's, technical services, etc.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level librarian, and is reviewed through frequent conferences and observation of performance. Schedule may include evenings and weekends, at the Main Library or at a Branch. Current vacancies support Children's Services. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master's Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association, or its foreign equivalent and other knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science, procedures and techniques; Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research, and of software programs designed for libraries. Must be computer literate through formal training in the searching of on-line bibliographic databases. Spanish / English Bilingual preferred. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application during the posting period.

Part-time Instruction Librarian

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library of Fairfield University seeks an energetic, self-motivated librarian with a strong public services commitment for the position of part-time instruction librarian. This position involves teaching information literacy classes weekdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Some flexibility is desirable since specific times and dates will vary. Requirements: MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program. Prior library instruction experience using active learning techniques is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Experience with electronic reference resources.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Christina McGowan, cmcgowan@fairfield.edu. Review of applications will begin in early January. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Part Time Young Adult Librarian

The Woodbridge Town Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative professional who is comfortable using current technologies and excels at outreach and programming for tweens and teens. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for the development and delivery of services for young adults (grades 6-12), including collection development, program planning, and collaboration with local school and youth organizations. This candidate will also be an integral part of the team introducing a series of maker-related programs to the library.  Qualifications: An MLS from and ALA-accredited program or enrollment in such a program is required.  Excellent customer service and communication skills are required. Public library experience and knowledge of integrated library systems, especially Sierra, are preferred.  Knowledge of and passion for computers and emerging technologies is required. 20 hour per week, including evening and weekend hours. Salary: $19.65 /hour. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Eric Werthmann, Director, at ewerthmann@woodbridgect.org by Monday January 4, 2015.

Children’s Library Assistant

Wilton Library is seeking an energetic, creative individual to assist with collections, perform service desk duties, create and assist with programs for ages 5–12 as well as preschool story times. Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Publisher and social media are required, as well as attention to detail and the ability to work well with other team members in a creative and vibrant environment.  Applicants must also demonstrate an interest in reading children’s literature. Qualifications:  Undergraduate degree or equivalent preferred.  Library knowledge and/or experience in working with children ages birth–12 is required.  Demonstrated creative ability.  Musical skills are a plus.Schedule:  Part-time, hourly position.  The schedule is Tuesdays 9-5, Wednesdays 1–8, and Thursdays 10-5, plus the second Saturday of each month.  Candidates must be flexible and able to fill in for other staff as necessary. Email resume, cover letter and WLA application to employment@wiltonlibrary.org

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

P/T Head of Technical Services (18 hours per week)

The Hagaman Memorial Library (East Haven, CT) is hiring a P/T Head of the Technical Department. The responsibilities of the position are: (1) classifying all library materials; (2) supervising 2 Technical Services staff members who receive, physically prepare library materials and who enter holdings; (3) ordering A/V materials for the adult collection; (4) some computer/software maintenance; and (5) assisting in short and long term planning of the Technical Services Department. The education and experience looked for in the position are: (1) Master of Library Science degree preferred, or a combination of education and experience deemed acceptable; (2) experience in the use of ILS computer systems, with experience with cataloging modules as essential, and with knowledge of the Evergreen Open Source ILS a plus; (3) working knowledge of DDC23, MARC standards, LOC headings, and authority control; (4) using computer databases in the performance of cataloging duties preferred; (5) communicating effectively with library staff and patrons; (6) supervisory experience preferred. Starting salary range is $24-$25.50/hour, plus vacation, sick, and personal leave. Position starts the week of January 04, 2015 and applications accepted until the position is filled. Send resume to Bruce George, Library Director, 227 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512, or electronically to bgeorge@hagamanlibrary.org.

Library Director

Stratford Library Association The Stratford Library Association is currently accepting applications for the director of our highly successful library.The position provides leadership in the vision, direction, and management of the Stratford Library. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively with the Library Board, Town Council, Town Administration, staff, and citizens in developing and implementing the vision for the library. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to customer service are required. The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to attract and maintain a talented staff of approximately 50 full and part time employees. Candidates should have 10 years of library experience with preferably five years of administrative experience to apply Deadline for applications: January 8, 2016 Interviews anticipated: Week of January 18, 2016 Decision anticipated by: February 5, 2016 Potential position start date: March 1, 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send completed applications (letter of intent, current resume, 3 letters of recommendation) to sla2016search@gmail.com BASIC FUNCTIONS: Under the general supervision of the Library Association, recommends, develops and implements policies established by the Association; directs activities of Assistant Director, supervisory staff and employees as required; interprets community interests and needs, and translates them into appropriate library services for the public. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: POLICY Recommends library objectives and policies to the Library Association for its review and approval. Directs the implementation of approved library objectives and policies through the establishment of operating policies and programs. Directs the development of short-term and long-range plans for the library’s operation and the installation of practices for achieving established goals.  Establishes methods for appraising the effectiveness of the library’s operation in meeting established objectives. Reviews the library’s performance against established Association goals and professional standards and takes corrective action where required. GENERAL MANAGEMENT Supervises the staff and directs the staffing of the library with the number and quality of personnel required for immediate and long-range needs, including directing the maintenance of conditions conducive to the recruitment, development and retention of well-qualified personnel. Recruits, interviews and hires applicants for the library.  Supervises materials selection.May propose job description changes to the Association. Responsible for disciplinary measures, including suspension and discharge. BUDGET Directs the development of the annual budget for the library, including operating and capital budgets, receipts, and expenditures for the submission to the Library Association for its approval, and submits to the Association any significant changes to the approved annual budget. Controls library operations within the limitations of the approved annual budget, including the authorization of revisions within expense categories. Authorizes purchases, and reports to the Treasurer on the status of encumbrances and expenditures. PERSONAL SKILLS: Participates in Union negotiations as the Association’s professional expert and advisor and administers the contract, salary schedules and all matters resolved through negotiations. Establishes and makes changes to the library’s plan of organization with the concurrence of the Library Association. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Works with community groups, organizations, and others to increase awareness of the library as a resource, and develops collaborations and partnerships to extend library programs and patronage.  EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Ten (10) years library experience with at least five (5) years of administrative experience. PROBATIONARY PERIOD:  One (1) year. THE INTENT OF THIS SUMMARY IS TO CHARACTERIZE THE TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ARE REQUIRED OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR.  THE DIRECTOR MAY BE EXPECTED TO PERFORM RELATED DUTIES WHICH ARE NOT REFLECTED IN THE SUMMARY. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to work a varied schedule, including evenings, as meeting schedules and project deadlines dictate.  Ability to operate office equipment including PC, Fax, telephones, and copy machines. Proficiency in the use of automated systems and software, both library and office. 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. Standard library work environment; noise level is usually low to moderate.  THE STRATFORD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION RETAINS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS JOB DESCRIPTION AT ITS DISCRETION. 

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Library Assistant I Openings

Babcock Library in Ashford, CT is looking to fill 2 Part-time Library Assistant I Position Openings. Salary, Classification, Work Hours & Schedule: Starting at $11/hr, Part-time no benefits position, 10-15 hours spread throughout the work week. Working every other Saturday from 9am-2pm is required. Job Responsibilities: All Circulation Desk duties, Perform routine clerical duties, Manage Patron Holds, Computer assistance, Process new library materials, Mend & repair damaged books, Prepare books for binding, Record & statistics keeping, Patrol library and ensure rules are being followed, Work to best of ability that patron’s needs are fulfilled, Help coworkers as needed, Other duties as assigned. Experience & Training: High School diploma or equivalent required. 1 year clerical experience working in a library preferred but not required. Great technology skills are a plus. Must be a team player and love working with others and the public. Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references via USPS or email no later than December 21st, 2015 to: Mr. Shadd Jamison, Town Library Director, Babcock Library, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, CT  06278 sjamison@babcocklibrary.org

Technical Services Manager

Hartford Public Library is seeking a Full Time –Technical Services Manager. This position is responsible for planning, scheduling and managing all aspects of the integrated library system (ILS), including testing and quality assurance, customization of staff and public interfaces and library staff training. This position works closely with the ILS vendor staff in troubleshooting, developing new system capabilities and advocating issues on behalf of the Library. This position must possess general knowledge of all modules of the ILS, have familiarity with web development tools and the ability to write or modify scripts and programs. Minimum Qualifications: Masters’ Degree in Library or Information Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association. Minimum of three years integrated library management system experience, preferably in a public library setting. Three to five years of management/supervisory experience is required.  Union environment experience is preferred.Salary commensurate with experience. Full requirements, job description and application are available online at http://hplct.org/about/job-openings or Administrative Office, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT  06103A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position. Position open until filled. Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug Testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.

Youth and Family Services Director (full-time)

Hartford Public Library The Youth & Family Services Director is responsible for the successful delivery of services and programs to families, children (birth to 13) and young adults throughout the Library; designs and executes the strategic initiatives to address needs; coordinates collection development and selects materials for purchase; ensures effective communication with other departments. This position acknowledges and accepts the library’s vision, mission and core values, respects the library’s confidentiality policy and maintains the integrity of Hartford Public Library. The Youth & Family Services Director performs professional, managerial, and administrative work of a highly responsible nature in directing and coordinating the activities of the library program. With considerable independent judgment, discretion, and initiative, this position develops youth collections, plans, and implements services and activities to meet present and anticipated community needs. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. The incumbent works closely with the Teen Services Director to ensure a robust continuum of service to youth from birth to 18 years old. Minimum requirements:  Masters’ Degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association is required. Minimum five to seven years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in public services, with a concentration in youth and family services is required. Three to five years of management/ supervisory experience is required. Union environment experience is preferred. Ability to establish and maintain system-wide collaborations with community agencies is required. Full requirements, job description and application are available online at http://hplct.org/about/job-openings or Administrative Office, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT  06103A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position. Position open until filled. Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug Testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.

Branch Manager

Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual to manage a branch location.  The Branch Manager has overall responsibility and accountability of all functions of a library branch. This includes the management of the public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth services, and security. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning in the assigned branch. The Branch Manager works with the development of the branch's collections and programming efforts, and supports in all areas of administration. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.QualificationsMasters degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution with a minimum of two years experience and training. Previous supervisory/managerial experience required, preferably in a service organization. Candidate must have general computer proficiency, including knowledge of library software and Microsoft Office products; ability to communicate effectively and establish and manage effective working relationships with users, employees, supervisors, and the general public; and possess communication skills necessary to resolve issues with library users. Full job description and application are available from the Administrative Offices, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT  06103 and on our website: http://hplct.org/about/job-openingsA completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position. Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness, and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Substitute Library Assistants (Children’s and Teen Services) -

Avon Free Public Library. The Avon Public Library is seeking Substitute Library Assistants (Children’s and Teen Services). We are looking for applicants who enjoy working with middle school students during the afternoon hours. Potential candidates will be knowledgeable with public libraries, share a love of reading and books, and demonstrate the desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment. The salary is $20.0076/hour in accordance with Step 4A of the Town of Avon’s Classification and Pay Plan. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position. Complete job description and application are available at http://www.avonct.gov/human- resources/pages/job-opportunities. Please fax, mail, or email your cover letters and Applications for Employment (www.avonct.gov under job opportunities) by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 to:William F. Vernile, Director of Human Resources, 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001 (860) 409-4366 Fax

Reference Services Internship Program

Avon Free Public LibraryThe Avon Free Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its newly created internship program.  The program has been designed to provide practical, on-the- job experience to individuals pursuing a career in reference service. Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science courses before the start date of their internship including a reference services course.  The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $4,000 for approximately 210 hours of work over approximately 3-4 months. The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a modern public library reference desk as well as assist them with off-desk assignments such as collection and website development, digitization projects, subject bibliographies, readers advisory aids, indexing, programming, and other projects as assigned. This internship program is funded through the generous support of the Friends of the Avon Library. Eligibility and requirements: Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program. Applicants must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.. The stipend is provided by the Friends of Avon Library and will be paid in two lump sums. Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, as well as evening and weekend hours. Candidate must have reliable transportation.
 Please email the following to tpanik@avonctlibrary.info by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2016.  Candidates will receive an acknowledgement of their application and will be notified of their status in early February. Resume and cover letter, indicating what you would like to learn while interning at the Avon Free Public Library Town of Avon Employment Application List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)

Head of Youth Services

Fairfield Public Library.   Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Connecticut, is seeking a Head of Youth Services who brings a vision for youth services, demonstrates leadership, creativity and innovation.  The successful candidate will continue to implement and expand upon the outstanding programs and classes already developed for children, tweens and adults and continue to anticipate community needs. The successful candidate will apply experience and enthusiasm for children’s services and seize the opportunity to realize their ideas, dreams and visions for young patrons and their caretakers.  You will be knowledgeable about current youth and family issues and understand technology trends. You will monitor the youth services budget. You will attend community meetings and collaborate with public schools, other educational institutions and city agencies.  This position is a member of the Library’s leadership team and you will take an active role in the implementation of our Strategic Plan while creating a positive atmosphere of teamwork.  As a creative and optimistic problem solver you will enhance the children’s space to be uplifting and inspirational for the children who visit.  ALA accredited MLS required.  Must have a minimum 4 years working full -time as a professional children’s librarian with a preferred minimum of 3 years supervising library staff including mentoring and providing ongoing training as needed.  Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of children’s collections including emerging trends. You must have demonstrated record of effectively managing collection and staffing budgets.  Grant writing experience is a plus.   Fairfield, Connecticut is a beautiful town of 60,000 easily accessible by train to NYC and Boston. Beginning salary: Negotiable Benefit package included.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Ronald, Town Librarian, kronald@fplct.org by December 16th.

Part-time Library Clerk

Bristol Public Library – Manross Branch Summary:  Assists patrons in searching and locating library materials, including specific books, videos, audiotapes and compact disks; provides assistance to patrons and discharges materials; registers borrowers; assists with programming events for adults and children; maintains bulletin boards and assists with the preparation of Library displays; assists the public with the use of library equipment.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Classification, Work Hours & Schedule:  Part-time, non-benefited position, 12 hours per week.  Schedule:  Monday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Work schedule is subject to change according to departmental needs. Qualifications:  Requires high school diploma or GED, plus two (2) years experience; or Associate’s degree with one (1) year general library experience.  Education and experience may be substituted.  Requires sufficient computer skills and intermediate knowledge in word processing software; Internet software; database software, and spreadsheet software.  Must have excellent communication skills. Salary:  $17.13/hourly.  Part-time, non-benefited position. SUBMIT COMPLETED ONLINE APPLICATION TO: www.bristolct.gov CLOSING DATE:  Friday, December 11, 2015. EOE

Floater/Children’s Assistant

Bristol Public Library Summary: Assists high volume of children, students and adults in the use of library services and facilities.  Performs varied professional library and para-professional duties in the Children’s Department, regularly assists in the Reference Department, assists with Circulation Department as needed, and substitutes throughout the main library and the branch library where needed.  Plans, prepares, assists, and conducts story hours, class visits, and a variety of programming events for children 0-12 years of age.  Performs outreach services.  Prepares and plans bulletin boards and book displays.  Assists with use of computer programs and online public access catalog.  Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. General: Children's Department circulation and program attendance are significantly higher than the statewide average.  The department provides an exceptional variety of weekly programs throughout the year as well as outreach to many community schools and agencies. Type/Schedule:  Full-time position, working 37 ½ hours per week.  September through June, work Monday through Thursday, and alternate Fridays and Saturdays; for the months of July and August, work Monday through Friday. Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science with 1 year experience in children’s library services and 1 year of reference experience, OR Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years experience in children’s library services and 2 years of reference experience.  Requires strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, intermediate level computer skills in Microsoft Word, Internet and graphic design software, basic level computer skills in database and spreadsheet software, and general knowledge of library automated systems, electronic and digital resources.  Requires knowledge of juvenile reading interests and the ability to relate to children and adults.  Artistic and creative talents desired. BENEFITS:  Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off & med/dental/life insurance package. SALARY:$19.60/hr. Submit completed online application to: www.bristolct.gov CLOSING DATE:  Friday, December 11, 2015. EOE