Thursday, April 28, 2016

Library System Director

Town of Trumbull Description: Responsible for leading a system of two libraries – the Main and one Branch amounting to over 38,000 sq. ft., 147,000 collection items; open 64 hours a week (Oct. to May), 40 staff members, and providing service for over 300,000 visitors each year. Is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Trumbull Library.  Assists the Board in its governance function of the Library System.  Provides the direction and leadership so the Library System can carry out the mission and vision of the Library and all the service goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan. Supports operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members, drafting policies and recommending policies for Board action. Identifies and arranges for training sessions and documents for Board members and is the intermediary between Board and Staff.  This position is evaluated by the Board of Directors. Applications will accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applicants are received. Examples of Duties STRATEGIC PLANNING: In partnership with the Library Board of Directors, studies and makes plans to continuously improve the services of the Library System to meet the present and future community needs more effectively. Keeps well informed of developing trends and issues in the library and information science field. Attends regular meetings at national, regional and local levels of professional librarians to ensure s(he) remains knowledgeable about the changing realities of public libraries. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Prepares $1 million + Annual Budget for approval by the Board and presents and defends the budget to the First Selectman, Board of Finance and Finance Committee of the Town Council. Maintains financial control to ensure library operations conform to the budget. COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS: Directs the public relations program to promote and publicize the Library System in the community. Submits weekly media releases to local and regional media. Regularly attends meetings of Town and community organizations. Serves as Library systems principal spokesperson and answers questions from the media, the general public and other organizations. Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a positive image to the public. Develops public relations vehicles, including Annual Report of Library System, speeches and is the principal advocate in discussions with national, state and local library authorities. FACILITIES MANAGEMENT: Manages two facilities as community centers for the Town in four different rooms: Community rooms at the Main and Branch Library, the Merwin Room and the Kiwanis Conference Room. Identifies need for capital building projects for the library system. Submits a capital project budget to the Town. Liaises with community partners to seek out private funding for capital needs. Works with Board and Assistant Library System Director on large building projects. Identifies annual grounds needs (e.g., external signage, plantings, sidewalk repairs, parking lot issues). HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: Directs and participates in personal actions such as hiring, termination, assignments, and evaluation within the guidelines of the Town's labor relations. Recruits, selects and trains new personnel.  Civil Service office assists with this process by placing some of the ads for new positions, administering appropriate tests and rating candidates according to test results and providing orientation materials to new employees. With assistance from Assistant Director and Associate Director, creates and executes Staff Training Development Plan. Coordinates the continuing training and development of 40+ staff members. Prepares annual evaluations of the performance of Division Heads and other employees. Has the authority to discipline and dismiss employees in accord with contractual agreements and Town guidelines. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT: With the Assistant Library System Director and Associate Director, continuously evaluates current technological applications and develop strategy for use of future technologies throughout the Library System. Updates the Technology Strategy for Library System with Assistant Director and Associate Director. Ensures adequate training opportunities and vital funding for staff to use IT effectively for public service. Maintains awareness of emerging technologies and develop vision for their effective use in Library System. FUNDRAISING: Oversees fundraising planning and implementation. Identifies resource requirements, such as, collection materials, program sponsorships, technological needs and facility improvements. Liaises with community contacts to build partnerships for funding projects. Researches grant opportunities throughout private and public sectors. Establishes strategies and vehicles to approach potential business, organizational and individual donors. Submits request for funding proposals. Manages the administration of fundraising records and documentation. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY 1.Leadership skills in terms of strategic thinking, institution building, fiscal management, human resource development and public speaking. 2.Comprehensive knowledge of all library functions: access services, acquisitions, children's services, collection development, reference, programs services. 3.Fiscal management including budget preparation, vendor negotiation, budgeting trends, grant writing. 4.Successful participation in fundraising activities. 5.Knowledge and experience in managing or executing the installation of a significant information technology system such as the migration to a new computer catalog, introduction of a new technology center, wireless capabilities. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelors Degree in any discipline and Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school.  Previous experience in a senior management position in a library with a minimum of three years experience. Proof of Masters Degree in Library and Information Science will be required.   Please upload a copy/photocopy of your degree if you have access to it at the time of application. Supplemental Information SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Hired by and reports directly to the Volunteer Library Board of Directors (CT State Statute, Chap. 190, Sec. 11-21), with operational reporting to the Chief of Staff. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: All Library personnel within the Town of Trumbull Full Time $85,537.00 - $93,425.00 Annually Medical, dental, and retirement benefits in accordance with the appropriate union contract. Paid holidays, sick time and vacation also in accordance with the appropriate union contract. Town of Trumbull, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT  06611

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Teen Services Librarian

Ridgefield Library Adult Services department. We are looking for a dynamic, teen-savvy individual, with youth-focused collection development, reference, reader’s advisory and programming experience to work in our sunny, new Teen Center. Strong interpersonal and technology skills a must for outreach and partnerships, as well as running our 10 year old Teen Advisory Group. Duties also include adult reference and technology instruction. MLS required (or near completion). Letter, resume and 3 professional references to Leslie Vuilleumier at by May 20.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Library Director

Raymond Library. The Town of East Hartford seeks a Library Director who will continue to bring advancement; and creative, dynamic, visionary programming to our community. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science and six years of progressively responsible experience in library work, including two years in the supervision of a library department. Qualified candidates with a working knowledge of automated library operations will be preferred. The Town’s newly renovated Raymond Library has gone through a $9.5 million full-scale renovation and a 14,000 square-foot expansion with amenities to fit every age. East Hartford’s Library offers a wide variety of services for people of all ages, including public computers with internet access, Wi-Fi, book discussions, technology instruction classes and more.  In addition to books, DVDs and CDs, the library provides the residents of East Hartford with 24/7 access to research materials and offers free downloadable eBooks, magazines, audiobooks and videos.  Free and discounted museum passes are available for check-out through the Raymond Library children’s department.  The Library also has a Bookmobile, a fully-functioning mobile branch! The renovated Raymond Library now contains a Creative Commons space with 3D printers, as well as a newly expanded teen space, with booths and a large children’s section, which was tripled in size, with multiple “early literacy stations”, holding thousands of educational games aimed at teaching and improving math, science and language skills.  In addition, the library offers multiple pieces of technology and equipment to accommodate the vision impaired, as well as the handicapped population; a rare books room, Museum pieces and artifacts displayed throughout the library! Applicants should complete and submit the attached application to: Town of East Hartford Human Resources Department, 740 Main St., East Hartford, CT  06108 This announcement will be posted until sufficient applications have been received. The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Clerk I

 New Britain Public Library - 20 hour Clerk I position to work in teen area.   $13.91/hr.  Full posting @; high school diploma or GED required.  Application or resume & letter, 3 work-related references to Administration, New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain, CT 06051. EOE 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Adult Services Librarian

Woodbridge Town Library. The Woodbridge Town Library, located in the heart of New Haven County, seeks a collaborative, forward-thinking, tech savvy librarian to join our newly restructured Adult Services Department. This position is responsible for reference services, as well as for planning, publicizing and facilitating library programs for adults. Other responsibilities for this position include collection development, readers’ advisory, and technology assistance. An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is strongly preferred, though MLS candidates are encouraged to apply. Public library experience and familiarity with current trends in library services and programs for adults is preferred. Candidates should also have excellent customer service skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a high comfort level using and instructing others in the use of current technology. Competitive health, vacation, and retirement benefits are included. This is a full-time, 35 hours per week position, with a salary starting at $40,895. Schedule includes evenings and rotating Saturdays. Please send resume and cover letter via email to Eric Werthmann, Director at ewerthmann@woodbridgect.orgClosing date: May 2, 2016.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Part-Time Teen Librarian

Rockville Public Library, Vernon Connecticut is seeking an energetic and creative person to fill a new position. They must have a strong knowledge of Teen materials and programming and understand current technologies. This individual will work closely with the Library Director and other staff to develop and implement Teen Services.  He or she will be responsible for collection development, teen programs and working with the community to promote teen library services. The Teen Librarian will work a flexible schedule which may include nights and weekends.This part-time position is 20-25 hours per week with a salary of $22-25 dollars per hour depending on experience and education. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree plus classes in Library Science or a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. Three years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian in Teen Services is required. Please send cover letter and resume to Anna Kuziara, Business Manager, Rockville Public Library, 52 Union Street, PO Box 1320, Vernon, CT 06066 or email to akuziara@biblio.orgThis position closes on May 1, 2016. 

Friday, April 08, 2016

Dean of Digital and Library Services at the Ethel Walker School

 The Ethel Walker School seeks a librarian to oversee the entire operation of the Bell Library. Built in 1987 and renovated in 2011, The Bell Library provides our community with high quality materials, opportunities for student engagement and collaboration, and a well-developed program to support learning in all forms. This is an attractive position to any librarian who wishes to oversee a well-equipped, busy library program that is well supported by its community. Bell Library is a welcoming place for all community members and offers access to numerous resources as well as a beautiful space to work both collaboratively and independently. The library program focuses on current research strategies and integrating digital media into teaching and learning. In addition, the library is host to professional development opportunities for faculty, a student-run cafe, the Ethel Walker Writing Center, and numerous social and cultural events. We seek a librarian who is focused on the most recent trends in library and research instruction, who is a supportive colleague to faculty, staff and administrators, who is comfortable with both print and electronic collection development, who enjoys working with middle and upper school students, and who is passionate about the role of the library in a school. Job duties will include, but not be limited to: Overseeing the daily operation of the library, including resource management, acquisitions, collection development, and scheduling. Managing the library’s operating budget and the Bell Library Fund. Acquiring relevant print and online resources to support the curriculum. In collaboration with the faculty, providing relevant, embedded instruction in research, citation, and other library skills. Developing programs to educate community members about the resources available in Bell Library. Serving as a member of the Department Chair committee and representing the library throughout the community. Providing professional development support to faculty and staff in collaboration with the Academic Support Coordinator and the school’s professional development committee. Developing and promoting a well-used fiction collection, including collaborating with teachers to support students reading for pleasure. Building the library’s non-print collection, specifically through the acquisition of research databases, subscriptions, and ebooks. Maintaining and evaluating the library’s catalog, holdings, subscriptions, and LibGuides. Directing the student-staffed Writing Center, in conjunction with a member of the English Department. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter in 1 document to

Library Director

The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library is seeking a dynamic leader who is passionate about library service in the 21st century. Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning and discovery in a welcoming place with exceptional resources, programs, and services.The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills and a strong public service orientation to direct all phases of library operations in a beautiful shoreline town of 7,500. Old Lyme is located at the mouth of the Connecticut River and is known for our vibrant arts heritage. The director oversees a staff of 7.3 FTE, with a budget of $753,000 and a collection size of 46,500. A building renovation program is under consideration by Library Trustees and experience with library redesign is beneficial. Knowledge and experience in executing strategy for a public organization, administrative practices, program development, and strong technology skills are required plus an ability to plan and coordinate the work of others. Public speaking and successful grant writing experience is required. The position requires building community relationships, working with public officials and community organizations, and managing development efforts. Qualifications:  An earned master’s degree (MLS or equivalent) in library science plus 5 years progressively related public library experience, including at least three as an administrator. Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000 (Salary commensurate with experience). Applicants who share our vision to be the community’s vibrant hub for engagement, discovery, and creativity, should send a cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to Adam Seidner, Search Committee Chair via email  Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on May 15, 2016. The Old Lyme – Phoebe Griffin Noyes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Media Circuits Coordinator

Connecticut Library Consortium.  Part-time independent contractor position. Connecticut Library Consortium, a non-profit library service organization, has an opening for this contracted position from June 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. General position description: Coordinate audiobook, general DVD, and foreign film DVD rotating collections for participating Connecticut libraries, primarily in eastern Connecticut, and attend and manage collection “swap” events. Duties/Requirements: Position requires individual familiar with audiobook and DVD collections who can efficiently manage workflow; process collection materials; maintain policies, procedures and collection database; manage program budget; interface with CLC staff; and provide excellent customer service to circuit participants. Position is based in Eastern Connecticut; circuit swaps are held on alternating Wednesdays in Windham County, East Lyme, or Middletown. 10-15 hours (average) weekly. No benefits. Must be able to carry and lift 20-25 lbs. Contract may be renewed annually. For more information about circuits, visit CLC’s website: To apply, email your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and qualifications to by Wednesday April 27, 2016.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Part-Time Reference

Avon Free Public Library 20 hours, including a regular weekend and evening rotation. Job Duties: See job description at (under job opportunities). Minimum Qualifications: The skills and knowledge required would generally by acquired with a Master’s Degree in Library Science and two years of progressively responsible experience in library work. Salary: $26.7231/hr. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position. Closing  Date: Friday, May 6, 2016. Employment Application: (under job opportunities) Send Completed Application, Cover Letter and Resume To: William F. Vernile Director of Human Resources 60 West Main Street Avon, CT 06001 

Children’s Librarian

The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library is looking for a dynamic, independent, technologically proficient individual for a full-time professional position to manage Children’s Services. Equally important attributes for the job are enthusiasm and motivation for working with children and promoting the love of reading through library services. The Children’s Librarian is responsible for age’s birth to 12 and works closely with the Young Adult Librarian to coordinate services. Primary responsibilities include collection development, programming, marketing of services to the public, readers’ advisory, providing homework help and/or afterschool activities. In addition, performing outreach through community agencies and schools as well as collaboration with local and regional partners is expected. School visits, providing assistance with public computers and public access catalog, and overseeing the summer reading program are also required. Additional responsibilities include assistance in the Circulation Department and Adult Information Services is also needed. Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution (or equivalent experience) preferably with a concentration in children’s services is required. Minimum of one year professional experience in children’s services preferred. MLS students who have completed a minimum of four courses including reference and children’s literature are encouraged to apply. The position requires knowledge of children’s literature and reading interests and the ability to relate to children and adults. This person will have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills as well as understanding of room/behavior management; proficiency with MS Office, knowledge of graphic design, website software, social media and digital resources, and general knowledge of library automated systems. Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra platform a plus. This is a full time 35 hour per week position including some evenings and Saturday rotation. Salary range $36,400 to $43,175. Benefits package. EOE. Please submit cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three professional references via email to: mfiorell@oldlyme.lioninc.orgClosing date is Friday April 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm.  

Librarian – Technology -

The Wethersfield Public Library Reports to:  Public Services Manager Status: Full-time (currently 35 hours per week) Schedule: Flexible to include evenings and weekends Salary Range Begins: $52,215.61 FLSA: Exempt Union/Non Union: Union Posting Date: Tuesday March 29, 2016 Closing Date: Friday April 29, 2016. As the Technology Librarian you will draw on your expertise to work with a team of professional staff to provide outstanding service to the community of Wethersfield. We are looking for someone who is customer focused, collaborative, tech savvy, and helps ensure the delivery of quality results.  Examples of duties include: Answer ready-reference and/or readers advisory requests; provide general research assistance; provide initial IT support; work closely with Public Services Manager to maintain the library’s technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services; manage the library’s web presence and mobile interfaces; manage the library’s digital resources; participate in collection development and maintenance; participate in the development, planning, promotion and delivery of classes and programs;  may also work on special projects; perform other duties as required or other tasks/assignments as necessary. This position requires an ALA Accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science or Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.  Two years of experience in general library work,  knowledge of and demonstrated experience in library related technology including various hardware, software, digital platforms, ILS, website, web and mobile applications, social media, databases, and print management software. A valid driver’s license is required. Visit for complete job description and list of qualifications.  Please submit completed application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references, at least one from a direct supervisor, to:  Closing date Friday, April 29, 2016. No phone calls please. Candidate must pass a physical, drug testing, and background check. EEO