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.