Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Children’s Librarian

Cromwell Belden Public Library The Cromwell Belden Public Library seeks a part-time flexible substitute Children’s Librarian (15-20 hours per week) for the Mid-April to June timeframe (possibly longer). Key responsibilities include planning and conducting various children’s programs from Pre-K to 6th grade. Qualifications desired include: Professional library experience, experience in children’s and youth services essential. Strong organizational and communications skills. Ability to work independently. For more information, please call Lois Meltzer at 860-632-3460, email lmeltzer@cromwellct.com, or send a letter of interest and resume to: Cromwell Belden Public Library, Att: Lois Meltzer, 39 West Street, Cromwell, CT 06416

Monday, March 28, 2016

Elementary School Library Media Specialist

West Hartford Public Schools West Hartford Public Schools seeks a qualified Library Media Specialist.  Experience working with elementary school students; strong background in an online library environment including proficiency with research databases and digital creation tools; knowledge in the area of children’s literature; familiar with the Learning Commons model.  Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:  instructing students in information and technology literacy, providing leadership in the integration of technology with instruction, collaborating with classroom teachers in planning, implementing and assessing instruction, evaluating and selecting resources for the library media center.  Should hold or be eligible for CT Library Media Specialist Certificate.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Interested applicants should submit an online application. Visit our web site at: www.whps.org For more information call the Library Media Services Office at 860-561-6634 APPLY IMMEDIATELY Deadline: April 8, 2016

Youth and Family Services Choice Coordinator (part-time)

Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual for providing effective access to resources, information and ideas, and acts as a point of contact for all school of choice services, programs, and applications, including Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) issues, Sheff vs. O’Neil related lotteries and applications, and Hartford choice programs. Evening and weekend hours are required. Minimum requirements:  Bachelors Degree in a related discipline required; Masters Degree in Library Science or Education from an accredited program helpful but not required. Previous experience working with youth and families required. Previous experience in customer service. Previous library experience highly desirable. Previous supervisory/managerial experience required, preferably in a service organization. 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  06103. A 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. Scroll down for full job description Youth Services Choice Coordinator     Salary Schedule: G- V Non Bargaining Unit position Reporting to the Youth and Families Services Director, the Youth Services Choice Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Hartford Public Library’s mission and core values. This includes providing effective access to resources, information and ideas, and coordination of all Choice family services, programs and training.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PUBLIC SERVICE Acts as a point of contact for all school of choice services, programs, and applications, including Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) issues, Sheff vs. O’Neil related lotteries and applications, and Hartford choice programs. Answers reference questions, performs readers’ advisory services, and works public service desks. Promotes community use of the library and RSCO services by speaking to community groups and through other community contacts. Provide both large scale and individual services for parents. Develops and presents library sponsored programs for all age groups with an emphasis on school of choice based family programs. Plan, develop, document and market school of choice services. Required participation in RSCO and other school of choice training opportunities. STAFF DEVELOPMENTPromotes an environment that encourages input from all staff, sets high standards and encourages all library staff members to provide exceptional customer service.Provide RSCO training to staff. Maintains accurate work records. Enforces established policies, rules and regulations, standards of conduct and work attendance. Ensures adequate staffing on public desks. Maintains open communication with all staff. ADMINISTRATIVE Directs and coordinates the activities of the Choice location in conjunction with the overall policy and regulations of the Library. Prepares statistical reports as requested monthly and annually. Prepares daily, monthly, and annual reports as required. Participates in the overall administration of Hartford Public Library through committee or taskforce assignments. Maintains an inventory of supplies and prepares a supply request at regular intervals. PROFESSIONAL Maintains current knowledge in library principles and practices, education standards and public education opportunities. Reads professional journals regularly. Maintains proficient level of knowledge in RSCO and other school choice opportunities. Serves on professional and community committees/boards where appropriate POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Bachelors Degree in a related discipline required; Masters Degree in Library Science or Education from an accredited program helpful but not required. Previous experience working with youth and families required. Previous experience in customer service. Previous library experience highly desirable. Previous supervisory/managerial experience required, preferably in a service organization. NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:Considerable knowledge of staff management. Strong commitment to working within a team management structure as well as work independently within the parameters of the library’s priorities. Considerable knowledge of the public education system including the portfolio and choice systems. Strong commitment to public service. Strong communication and public relations skills. Ability to relate to children, teens and families in a diverse environment. Knowledge of selection and classification of library collection helpful.Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs. Strong computer skills with expertise in word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Ability to maintain and track data of clients served, provide technical assistance, and recommend enhancements to available services. Valid Connecticut driver’s license or ability to obtain upon employment. OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND KNOWLEDGE Multi-task oriented. Flexible in work habits. Excellent organizational skills. Energetic, motivated, and creative professional with strong service orientation. Ability to work well as a team leader and team member as well as ability to work independently. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with all ages of people in a public service context and with professional colleagues. Ability to attend meetings and conferences as required by the Library or as dictated by professional commitment. Ability to read and comprehend documents, technical journals, library policies and procedures. Ability to design, develop, and proofread written and visual materials. Ability to work nights and weekends. Language Skills. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to effectively present information to other employees of the organization and the public. Mathematical Skills. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Reasoning Ability. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions. Bilingual speaker strongly preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends, to attend meetings and events. May need to lift boxes, crates or pieces of equipment weighing up to 50 pounds

21st Century Community Learning Center Coordinator (Part-time)

Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual for the coordination of the 21st Century CCLC Access program. Working with the Law & Government Academy‘s instructional coach, the 21ST CCLC program coordinator will provide leadership in planning, implementing and coordinating the 21st CCLC (before and after school) program at Hartford Public High Schools’ Law & Government Academy. Minimum requirements: Bachelors Degree in education; previous teaching experience preferred. Previous supervisory experience, preferably in an educational setting. Previous experience coordinating youth development and youth enrichment programs. Previous experience in customer service. Bilingual preferred. 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.

Library Assistant I

Babcock Library in Ashford, CT is looking to fill 1 Part-time Library Assistant I Position Opening. Salary, Classification, Work Hours & Schedule: Starting at $11/hr, Part-time no benefits position, 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, Upkeep of Library Displays, 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 brief cover letter, resume and references via email or USPS no later than April 17th, 2016 to: Mr. Shadd Jamison, Town Library Director, Babcock Library25 Pompey Hollow RoadAshford, CT  06278 sjamison@babcocklibrary.org

Children's Librarian

The Durham Public Library seeks an innovative, flexible, and experienced Children’s Librarian to manage all aspects of a busy department serving children from birth to grade 6. Key responsibilities include: Planning and conducting innovative children’s programs. Developing and maintaining the children’s print and media collections. Engaging in outreach to schools, daycares, and other community organizations. Providing administrative oversight of the children’s department, including developing budgets and marketing materials, assessing the success of programs and services, and mentoring library staff. May take responsibility for the facility, staff and operations in the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Director. Qualifications desired include: ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies. Three years professional experience as a librarian, experience in youth services essential, supervisory experience preferred. Strong organizational and communications skills. Experience in developing engaging, hands-on programming for school-aged children. STEM programming experience desired. Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and ensure that tasks are completed accurately and on time. Strong computer and technology skills. Experience with Sierra ILS a plus. Strong commitment to warm and welcoming public service required. This is a full-time, non-union position (35 hours per week) with a starting salary of $23.67 per hour, with full benefits. Schedule includes two evenings per week, and every other Saturday. Those interested in applying may send a cover letter, resume and three references to Trish Connolly Tomlinson, Library Director, at tconnolly@durhamlibrary.org. Deadline for submission is 5 pm on Friday, April 15th

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

The Bakerville Library in New Hartford is pleased to announce an opening to join our staff. We are looking for a tech-savvy, service-oriented administrative assistant with basic library skills to work Saturdays, 9 AM-2 PM (9 AM-12 PM June-August). Please contact us at librarian@bakervillelibrary.org for full job description and requirements.

Library Assistant

West Haven Public Library seeks a part-time circulation assistant (16 hours per week). Every other Friday or Saturday is a must along with Monday and Tuesday nights.  Under the direction of the Circulation Librarian, duties include: charge items in and out, answer telephone, assist patrons with library resources, assist 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. Salary is $10.09, with an increase July 1st. E-mail cover letter and resume no later than April 2, 2016 to: Director, West Haven Public Library, 300 Elm St., West Haven, CT 06516 or dir@westhavenlibrary.org. No telephone inquiries. EOE/MF.

Programming Manager

Westport Library What a great time to join our team here at The Westport Library! You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community, transcending the traditional role of the library and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative patron-focused Library service. If you are a strong collaborator who thrives in a fast– paced environment and wants to contribute to making the Library an interactive, flexible, participatory place then we would love to hear from you! The Westport Library seeks a Programming Manager to work collaboratively with and lead cross-functional teams in developing and implementing a diverse array of programs and services that meet and exceed the needs of the community. The Programming Manager uses their knowledge and experience implementing successful programs to help shape the Library’s programming strategy. He/she engages with patrons, builds partnerships within the community and develops connections with town organizations to ensure programs are aligned with community needs and are effective, and to promote program enrollment.  He/she collaborates with the Marketing and Communications Department to develop and execute strategies to build patron engagement and attendance at programs and events and with the Executive Director and with their manager, the Director, Knowledge Curation and Innovation, assesses the quality of programs and ensures alignment with the Library’s mission and priorities. The Programming Manager supervises two staff members.  This position remains current on touring authors, new instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to the learning experience and requires an ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends;  proven experience coordinating and managing cross-functional teams; successful Event Management experience (in a non-profit or library  preferred);  prior supervisory experience; strong communications skills both verbally and in writing; proven time management, planning and organizing skills with a strong detail orientation; very strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; flexibility and an ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands. Computer skills including with Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint and a Bachelors’ degree are required. Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $72,000 -$75,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. Send your resume and application materials to jobs@westportlibrary.org and include the title of the position in the subject of the e-mail. The application deadline is April 10th, 2016.

Children’s Librarian

Town of Woodbury The Children’s Librarian is responsible for the development, administration, and coordination of all services for children from birth to age 12.  Performs managerial duties in the children’s department related to staff, library operations, including circulation, reference and computer functions, programs and special activities.  Works closely with school librarians and community groups to assess, develop and expand children’s services.  Bachelor’s degree required. Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited college preferred. A minimum of two years public library experience in children’s services (or equivalent).  A minimum of five years supervisory experience with children in public library setting. Expertise in ILS, Open Source and Evergreen is required.  Must be willing to obtain additional training as needed.  This is a 35 hour per week position. Salary range between $43,680 to $47,320 based on experience and qualifications.  A detailed job description and job application can be found at www.woodburyct.org. Interested applicants should submit resume and job application no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2016 to: Town of Woodbury Attn: Sarah Wirtes, 281 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT  06798 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Reference Services Internship Program -

West Hartford Public Library The West Hartford Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its 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 $4375 for 250 hours of work over approximately 5 months starting in May. The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and will assist with the implementation of a special project incorporating our Local History Collection and the national Memories of Migration project, funded by a national IMLS grant.  In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as collection and website development, digitization projects, subject bibliographies, and other projects as assigned.  Although the intern will work primarily in the Adult Division of the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street, s/he will do a rotation in each of the library’s two branches as well as other library divisions to gain a broader understanding of public library operations. This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation’s Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund. 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 West Hartford Public Library Foundation and will be administered by the school in which the student is enrolled. Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours. Candidate must be available to participate in a special event on June 2, 2016. Candidate must have reliable transportation Please email the following to internship@westhartfordlibrary.org by April 20, 2016.  Candidates will be notified by the end of May.  Resume and cover letter.  Personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular. List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Librarian I /Public Services

Groton Public Library.  The Town of Groton is accepting applications for a full-time, 35 hour per week librarian. The salary range is $26.75 - $30.72 per hour.  Master’s Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association is required.  Applicants should have demonstrated ability with technology including, but not limited to, computers, software, library databases, and new emerging technologies.  Excellent customer service and effective communication skills (oral and written) are essential.  Programming experience is preferred; familiarity with conducting children’s story times is desirable.  Valid driver’s license is required.  Individuals with disabilities who will need reasonable accommodation to complete the selection process should inform the Human Resources Office on or before the application deadline.  Documentation supporting the need for this accommodation may be required.  The selection procedure will include a review of applications/resumes with best qualified candidates eligible for an oral interview.  Applications are available in the Human Resources Office, Groton Town Hall, 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340 or www.groton-ct.gov.  Applications must be returned on or before April 5, 2016.  

Children’s Librarian (part-time)

Windsor Public Library Windsor Public Library has an excellent opportunity for a part-time ALA accredited MLS Librarian with experience in public library operations. To become a successful member of our busy Kidspace team, the ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers through programming, collection development and outreach.  He/she will assist the Head of Children’s Services in the essential functions of our Kidspace and work closely with the other members of the Kidspace team.  The candidate will provide reference assistance and reader’s advisory to children and adults.  Additional duties may include writing both in-house and local publicity for Kidspace programs, conducting community/school outreach, developing and running Kidspace programs, providing computer assistance to children/adults, and working at the Kidspace desk. 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; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail.Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science; one (1) or more years library experience working with children; be comfortable working with computers, technology and social media; be proficient 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.   Hours are Tuesday 9:45AM-1:15PM, Wednesday 5PM-9PM, Thursday 9:45AM-5:45PM, Friday 9:45AM-1:15PM with one Saturday a month 9:45AM-1:15PM in place of the Friday. Salary is $18-$22/hr., depending on qualifications and experience. To apply: Please complete an on-line application at townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/  and attach a cover letter and resume by Friday, April 8, 2016 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.

Kidspace Library Clerk/PT

Windsor Public Library The Windsor Public Library is seeking a knowledgeable, tech-savvy part-time library clerk with a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers to join our Kidspace team. Responsibilities include reference, reader’s advisory and computer assistance at the busy Kidspace desk; shelving and shelf-reading of materials and additional projects as needed. Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate about literacy, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail. Minimum requirements: One (1) or more years library experience working with children; comfort working with computers, technology and social media: proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; familiarity with specific applications (i.e. Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel and Publisher), a plus. Hours are Monday 5PM-9PM, Tuesday 9AM-1PM and Thursday 5PM-9PM, one Sunday 2PM-5PM per month plus substitution. Salary is $13.00/hour. Please apply at townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/ .  Application deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016 at 5:00PM.  The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

Library Media Specialist

Hamden Hall is looking for a Library Media Specialist to join our Library/Technology department. The position is responsible for working directly with the students and providing support for teachers in all grade levels. In addition to organizational skills, this position requires strong technology and teaching skills. Responsibilities:Collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness. Plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning. Locate and curate various resources for students and faculty. Teach and manage classes as well as stay current with research on teaching and learning. Provide support for staff in terms of integrating technology and utilizing library resources. Model proper use of technology and ethical use of information in all formats. Co-coordinator of the Yearbook club. Various duties such as coordinating book fair, creating summer reading lists and providing basic technical troubleshooting for students and faculty. Requirement: At least three years working in a school or children’s/YA library setting. A  Masters In Education, Educational Technology, or Library Science desired. We are a 1:1 mobile device school so a working knowledge of iPads is helpful. Please submit resume to kmcneiece@hamdenhall.org by March 28th.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

User Engagement Librarian

Trinity College Information Services seeks a dynamic, creative, collaborative and forward-thinking User Engagement Librarian to join the Research Services team in the library. Reporting to the Director of Research Services and Collections the successful candidate will be an active participant in the work of the team, and will serve as a liaison to faculty in an academic department, build subject-specific collections, provide general and specialized information research assistance; and deliver information literacy instruction. The successful candidate will create a new user engagement program for the library, and in that role will lead efforts to study and define the information needs of students, faculty and staff at Trinity College. The incumbent will bring that knowledge back to staff across IS and help them translate that knowledge into excellent services, collections and spaces that will delight the Trinity community. The User Engagement Librarian will design a two-way communication strategy that will facilitate continuous feedback from Trinity constituents, and help staff to communicate out to the community to promote collections, services and spaces. The successful candidate will be highly collaborative, customer-service oriented, and be adaptable to the needs of a changing information environment. Duties: Regularly teach classes as part of the library’s information literacy program, and provide one-on-one consultations. Serve as a liaison to designated academic departments and/or programs. Use a variety of methods to study user needs, such as interviews, focus groups, surveys, participatory design and usability testing. Inventory those needs and the services offered by the newly merged library and IT organization. Identify gaps in service and other opportunities for improvements. Collaborate with staff to design new services or tailor existing services to user needs. In particular help a newly merged Library IT organization to streamline services in a way that makes sense for users. Design and coordinate an effective communication strategy, and help staff to develop marketing material online and in print. In this capacity manage the library’s social media and web presence. Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent education and experience (MS,MIS, MFA, or MA).  Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic librarianship. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills. Evidence of successful collaboration. Demonstrated ability to effectively use a variety of new technology communication methods. Experience with one or more: surveys, focus groups, usability testing and interviews.   Curiosity about and comfortable with new technologies. Preferred Qualifications: Educational background in a social science. Experience in a library. Experience teaching. Demonstrated experience managing social media and/or web site for a library, business or organization. Salary is commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and work experience. Posting Number S00376

Friday, March 11, 2016

Library Director

Chester Public Library The Town of Chester seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with a strong public service orientation to direct all phases of library operations for our community of 4000.  Our Library Director oversees all aspects of day-to-day library operations, including staffing, collection development, community relations, programming, and budgeting.  The Director assists the Library Trustees in the development of policies and long range plans and works with town officials and community groups (including a vital Friends group) to assure the highest quality library service for the community.   The successful applicant will be committed to the importance of the library in the community, have strong technology skills and have demonstrated leadership capabilities in a public library or related setting.  An MLS and prior experience with library construction/renovation are plusses.  A valid driver’s license is required.  For a complete job description, visit chesterct.org.   This is a 32-hour per week position with benefits and a competitive salary.  Send letter of interest, resume and three professional references to JennyWatrous@chesterct.org.  Deadline:  April 15, 2016.  Chester is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Young Adult Librarian

The New Milford Public Library seeks an innovative Young Adult Librarian who enjoys working with children and young people, 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 29,000 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.  To be considered, the candidate must hold a graduate level degree in Library and Information Science. Please send your resume (PDF format only) and cover letter to: sford@biblio.org  no later than March 18, 2016. 

Monday, March 07, 2016

Library Assistant

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified applicants to fill a 24-hour position as a Library Assistant at the Cora J. Belden Library. The Library is looking for individuals who have exceptional customer service skills and stellar interpersonal communication. Successful incumbents have demonstrated the following: 1) flexibility, adaptability, and an ability to quickly adopt improvements in technology; 2) ability to work evenings and Saturdays; 3) previous Library experience.  In addition to working with adults, individuals may assist with: (1) creating innovative programs for children/teens that will spark literacy, a desire to learn new things, and a love of reading; and/or (2) assist with creating computer skills training. This position is part of the AFSCME Local 1303-112 Union contract.  Salary: $23.25/hour and hours will be in accordance with the Union contract which can be viewed online at http://www.rockyhillct.gov/departments/human_resources/employment_opportunities.php

Interested applicants must submit each of the following: 1) A resume; 2) A letter of interest which clearly demonstrates how the applicant meets the qualifications; and 3) A completed application.  Please submit all application materials to Camille Gilbert (cgilbert@rockyhillct.gov ) via electronic mail. All application materials must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 23, 2016.  AA/EOE/ADA.

Substitutes Needed

Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, has openings for Substitute Reference Librarians and Library Assistants. Excellent customer service ethic and strong technology skills required. Public library experience, prior work with children/teens and/or proven track record with programming would be pluses. Master’s Degree required for Reference positions. Ability to work daytime, evening and/or weekend hours; 1 Saturday or Sunday minimum a month required. Hours are mostly substitute hours but potential for regular shift schedule may exist in near future. Salary for the Library Assistant is $14.43/hour.  Salary for the Reference Librarian is $23.46/hour.  CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled. Interested applicants must submit each of the following: 1) A resume; 2) A letter of interest which clearly demonstrates how the applicant meets the qualifications; and 3) A completed application.  Please submit all application materials to Camille Gilbert (cgilbert@rockyhillct.gov ) via electronic mail.  Applications available at http://www.rockyhillct.gov/departments/human_resources/employment_opportunities.php   AA/EOE/ADA.

Librarian I

Guilford Free Library. The Town of Guilford is currently accepting applications for the following position at the Guilford Free Library: LIBRARIAN I.  This is a Part-Time 16-hour per week position.  Click here for the complete job description and here for the employment application. Starting Salary - $19.55 per hour.  Any person interested in applying for this position should submit an Employment Application to: Human Resources, Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford no later than: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Library Assistant

Wheeler Library in North Stonington seeks an enthusiastic and experienced staff member whose primary responsibility will be to provide programs and services to families with young children including story hours, summer reading programs, outreach to local schools and daycare centers, and special events. The position also requires hours at the circulation desk and assisting with other tasks, which may include interlibrary loan, patron assistance with basic computer questions, and technical services. Qualifications: Library experience or experience working with young children required, as is a demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature. Strong early literacy skills and experience delivering youth programs. Computer skills a must. No benefits. Part-time position, 12-18 hours/week. Send cover letter and resume to: Amy Kennedy, Director, Wheeler Library, PO Box 217, North Stonington, CT 06359 or email to amykennedy@wheelerlibrary.org. No phone calls, please.


Trenton Free Public Library Join New Jersey’s capital city library as Director of the Trenton Free Public Library. Lead the second oldest free public library in America into the future with your leadership skills and vision for excellent library service. Trenton Free Public Library Board of Trustees is looking for a proven and dedicated leader with a record of success. The Director will help to create a service program that addresses the needs of parents, children, teens, college students, job seekers, new immigrants and state and city employees. Our Academy Street, 1902 library, is poised for a renewal in use, image and renovation with a new children’s room, refreshed teen area and community space in progress. EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science or a degree in a related field is required (or a pending enrollment in one). EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of library experience, two (2) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. Knowledge of Civil Service rules is a plus. Application Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alan and Leslie Burger, Library Development Solutions, at librarydirectorsearch@gmail.com. You will receive a quick response. COMPENSATION: The starting salary is a minimum of $114,000 or more depending on experience and qualifications. There is a generous benefit package. LOCATION: The Director works from the well maintained and inspiring 1902 library building on Academy Street in downtown Trenton, near public schools, a community college and many state office buildings. The population of Trenton City is 85,000 people and grows to 150,000 people during the workday with many state employees entering the city.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Assistant Director

The Stratford Library Association (Stratford, CT) seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to assist the Library Director in the administration of the library, performing administrative, supervisory and budgetary functions for library facilities, service areas and operations.  The Library serves a population of 51,000 with an annual budget of approx. $3M and a staff of 34 FTE’s with a commitment to excellent customer service and community involvement.  Required qualifications:  MLS from an ALA accredited institution; five (5) years progressively responsible administrative experience; budget management expertise; involvement in grant writing; creative approach to library planning, strong commitment to customer service, knowledge of library trends and technology, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate well to the public and library staff.  Salary range $77,000-$84,000 with excellent benefits.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Sheri Szymanski, Library Director, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT  06615 or email sszymanski@stratfordlibrary.org by March 31, 2016.

Executive Director

Newark Public Library Newark, New Jersey The Newark Public Library seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as its new Director. Under the leadership of the Board of Trustees, the Director leads the Newark Public Library in developing a vision and implementing its strategic goals. The Director works closely with elected officials in the city of Newark and with other city departments, divisions and outside agencies. As a community leader, the Director must have the talent, skill, and energy to exercise considerable initiative, independent judgment and political acumen to ensure that library services complement the needs and desires of community residents. Established in 1889, the Newark Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, including the distinction of having John Cotton Dana among the ranks of their prior directors. The historic four story main library and seven community branches are hubs of activity, with a wide variety of programming for children and adults. The Library has the largest and most extensive collection among public libraries in New Jersey and is one of the four designated research libraries in the state. Library services and collections are provided by an experienced staff of over 100. The Library has recruited a large group of active volunteers who assist library staff. In addition, a community-based Friends group works to promote and support the Library through used book sales and public programs. The Library Board has recently launched a capital campaign developed to strengthen financial support for the Board's recently approved initiatives: strengthening and increasing children's literacy programs throughout the city, increasing their prominence as a digital community hub, maintaining and displaying the Hispanic, African American, New Jersey, and Special Collections through the creation of Heritage Centers at the Main Library, along with developing a new special collections space. Successful candidates will bring to the role extensive experience in developing and implementing 21st century library services and programming, demonstrated skill in fundraising, a singular ability to work with diverse ethnic and cultural groups, an ability to form partnerships with a variety of constituent groups and a proven ability to lead, develop and manage both a staff and budget well. An MLS, or equivalent, from a program accredited by the American Library Association, and a minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible library management experience is required. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and referrals should be emailed to: Monroe “Bud” Moseley, Vice President,Beverly Brady, Senior Associate Curtis “C.J.” Flournoy, Associate, 263 Summer Street 7th FloorBoston, MA 02210  www.imsearch.com/5694 Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.The Newark Public Library is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/92r9jpdyk5na

Part-time Clerks

Deep River Public Library Deep River Library has two openings for circulation clerks. $13.50 per hour with no benefits. Position one – coverage is needed for Tuesdays, 2:00pm-6:00pm, and Wednesdays, 12:30-8:00pm. Position two – coverage is needed for Thursdays from 2:00-6:00pm and Fridays 10:00-6:00. Both positions require one Saturday per month. Successful candidates must be tech-savvy, able to multi-task, have exceptional organizational and customer service skills, and be comfortable working as part of a team.  Duties include circulating, renewing, reserving materials, registering patrons and collecting fines and fees for overdue and damaged items, shelf maintenance, fielding phone calls, processing C-car deliveries.  Associate’s degree or LTA certificate and library experience preferred.  Please send resume, letter of interest and contact information for 3 references via email to Susan Rooney, Library Director: srooney@deepriverct.us.  Application deadline: March 11, 2016.