Monday, July 25, 2016

Reference Librarian and Archivist

Limra/LOMA/LL Global Inc., is looking to hire a Reference Librarian and Archivist to help us plan for our next century of providing research and training to the worldwide life insurance industry. The position will be located at our home office in Windsor, Connecticut. Please see this link for more details and to apply

Manager of Adult Learning Services

Hartford Public LibrarAdministers the system-wide development and implementation of a technology-rich teaching and learning environment for all aspects of formal and informal public education for adults 17 and older. Works with community and municipal stakeholders to strategically align initiatives, coordinate utilization of grant resources, and streamline and standardize procedures toward the successful transition of adults into the workforce and post-secondary education. The Manager of Adult Education will report to the Chief Adult Learning Officer. Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education, Library Science, or related field. 5 years of experience in an administrative and managerial capacity, preferably in a nonprofit environment. Experience managing federal grants. Responsibilities and Skills: Manage daily operations of the Adult Learning Program. Lead a diverse team of employees; responsible for supervising staff and contractors as well as coordinating public-facing services on a day to day basis. Manage a portfolio of select projects related to Adult Learning; conduct research and analysis; identify opportunities for streamlining procedures and improving operations processes and maintain project budgets and activity reports. Implement projects and oversee execution and roll out of project tasks including: requirement gathering, scoping, creation and management of project plans and schedules; monitoring deliverables and milestones; identifying options to overcome project obstacles; ensure timely grant reporting. Broaden the scope of strategic partnerships through networking, focused outreach and participation in stakeholder convening. Prospect new funding and resourcing opportunities; as part of a team, write grants to support program development; work with internal and external stakeholders to strategically align initiatives; coordinate utilization of grant resources; and, liaise with evaluators for reporting and assessment. Maintains awareness of best practices and emerging technologies; coordinates with IT Department to ensure adequate technology infrastructure to meet goals of technology-enhanced teaching and learning environment. Formulates and provides professional development to support library staff and instructors in the delivery of e-Learning resources and devices. Collaborates closely with adult learner staff to ensure that students continue to make progress toward their employment and education goals by identifying and documenting student goals, performance measures, and referrals.Plans and organizes internal and external meetings and workshops; developing agendas, capturing meeting minutes and follow-up actions items. Develops presentations, writes blog posts, reports, white papers and other publications for promotion or dissemination of project activities. Participates in relevant policy and planning committees and meetings; represents the adult learning interests of the Library in regional and state meetings, and serves as liaison to other key adult education providers within the state and region. Other administrative duties in Adult Learning Department as required.  Full job description and application are available on our website: 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.

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. Qualifications: Master’s 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 on our website: A 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

Part Time Circulation Assistant

Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library -The OLPGN Library, has an immediate opening for a part-time Circulation Assistant, 24 hours per week including some evenings and Saturdays.  Candidates must have excellent customer service skills, a friendly, welcoming telephone manner, familiarity with library computerized systems, Triple III Sierra preferable.  Principle responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: general circulation desk activities including check-in and check out of materials, collecting and resolving fines and fees, managing overdue notices, answering incoming calls and directing them to other departments, sorting and shelving materials, processing Connecticard deliveries and reserves, assist supervisor with opening and closing procedures, and updating patron registrations.  Applicants should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy working with the public, and maintain positive relations with patrons, staff, and volunteers. LTA degree preferred but not required. This position reports to the Access Services Manager, pays an hourly rate of $19.50 and carries partial benefits. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to Mary Fiorelli, Director, EOE. Deadline August 12, 2016

Research Services and Collections Librarian

Trinity College Information Services in Hartford, Connecticut seeks a dynamic, creative, collaborative and forward-thinking librarian to join the Research Services team in a newly created position of Research Services and Collections Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Research Services and Collections the successful candidate will be an active participant in the work of the team, serve as a liaison to faculty in an academic department, provide general and specialized information research assistance; and deliver information literacy instruction. Along with these duties the librarian will play an important role in management of all phases of the lifecycle of print and digital monographic resources (acquisition, access, administration, support, and evaluation). This position will be highly collaborative, requiring close coordination with many staff in the CTW Consortium (Connecticut College, Trinity College, and Wesleyan University) and also with the Electronic Resources Librarian at Trinity. CTW libraries will implement a new ILS in 2017, offering the person in this positon an exciting opportunity to build a better acquisition to catalog to access workflow. Applicants working toward the MLS (or equivalent) with relevant library experience are encouraged to apply. Please see the full description and apply at the Trinity College Human Resources web site.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Head of Reference Services

Enfield Public Library Do you have what it takes to be the Enfield Public Library’s Head of Reference Services?  There have been a lot of changes at the Enfield Public Library over the last year and we are looking to round out our team.  Are you a leader who is passionate about customer service and on top of the latest trends in libraries and technology?  If so, you might be who we are looking for.  The ability to work well with the rest of the team is a must. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Provide outstanding customer service to the residents of Enfield. You will be in charge of a busy Reference Services Department.  This includes being the primary Reference Librarian, as well as supervising a full time Reference Assistant, a Reference Page and a crew of part time Reference Librarians. Management of the Reference Services budget. Collection Development, including databases, periodicals and adult books. Assists in planning and implementing programs and public relations activities. Facilitate book discussion group. Primary instructor for our ongoing technology classes. Assist with maintenance of Website and social media. Collects and prepares statistical data and prepares reports for Library Director. In charge of library in absence of Director and Assistant Director. Stays current in library and technology trends. Develop and maintain promotional and instructional materials for Reference Services. Typical hours: 35 hour work week, one evening, weekends as needed. General qualifications:  An MLS is required.  You must have at least 2 years’ experience in a professional library position.  Supervisory experience is preferred.  You will be part of a team, so working well with others is critical.  It will be equally important to be motivated and self-directed enough to work without close supervision. Salary: $65,172 Closes:  August 15 Apply online at:

Library Technical Assistant Children’s Department

The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, CT, has a part-time opening for a Library Technical Assistant to work in the Children’s Department.  Excellent customer service, computer, and communication skills are required.  Public library experience is helpful. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule (20-25 hours per week) including evening and weekend hours.   This position is responsible for performing the full range of children’s circulation desk functions while presenting a courteous and welcoming impression of the Library.  Duties include circulating, renewing and reserving materials using the automated circulation system, checking in materials, registering new patrons, updating patron records, collecting fees for overdue and damaged/lost items, registering patrons for programs and helping parents and children locate library materials.  Qualified applicants must possess a high school diploma, enjoy working with children of all ages, be able to work efficiently and effectively while juggling multiple priorities, and be comfortable working as part of a team.  Starting salary is $13.00 per hour and includes paid vacation, sick time and retirement benefits. No healthcare benefits are associated with this position. Applications are available at the Library or you may send a resume and cover letter via email to Jane Ash, Head of Children’s Services at:   Closing date: August 5, 2016.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Part Time Library Assistant for Children’s Services -

Bethel Public Library average 13 hrs/wk, including evenings & weekends Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required with some formal computer training, office or library experience strongly preferred.  Familiarity with children’s services, reference resources in all formats, automated integrated library systems and online searching including the Internet are preferred. Library experience highly desirable. Job Description:  Creative and energetic person to assist the Children’s Librarian with various duties in the Children’s Library. These include conducting story hours and other Children’s programs and preparing publicity for same, providing reference assistance to children and adults, assisting with selection and processing of library materials, and supervising the Children’s Library operation in the absence of the Children’s Librarian.  EOE/M/F/V/D Includes evenings, weekends $17.18 per hour  Full job description and application available at the Library or online at Submit application by August 19, 2016 to:Bethel Public Library Attn. Library Director, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801 203 794-8756 Ext.6

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Circulation Assistant (part-time)

Wallingford Public Library has an immediate opening for a part-time circulation assistant.The successful candidate must possess excellent customer service skills, working courteously and tactfully at a busy public library serving a diverse community. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic team player. Public library experience and familiarity with Sierra ILS highly desirable. High school diploma required; college degree a plus. Position is 16-20 hours/week, $12.40/hour. No benefits. Full job description and details can be found at:

Library Assistant – Part Time

The Stonington Free Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic team player with excellent customer service skills and a commitment to the importance of the library in the community. This is a part time position 10.5 to 16 hours per week. Work schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30 to 1 and Saturday rotations 9:30 to 3. Hourly rate is $14.00. Benefits include sick, holiday and vacation days. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Delivery of excellent customer service to people of all ages. Assist patrons in person and over the phone. Introduce patrons to all library services, collections and equipment. Check materials in and out. Collect fines. Help manage holds and overdue items. Issue library cards. Provide internet, email, copying, printing and other technology assistance. Successful candidate must be a team player with strong technology skills, positive attitude, enjoys working with the public, self-motivated, reliable, flexible and able to multi-task. High school diploma and technology skills required. Prior library experience, college degree and familiarity with library technology are a plus. Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: by August 5.

Part Time Young Adult Librarian

The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic individual who is tech savvy and excels at outreach and programming for young teens. This individual will have primary responsibility for the development and delivery of Young Adult Services (grades 6-12) including collection development, programming, marketing of services to the public, readers’ advisory, providing homework help and afterschool activities, outreach to students via the local school district and youth organizations, and policy development. 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 as needed. The Young Adult Librarian works cooperatively with the full time Children’s Librarian in support of all Children’s Services. This position requires participation once a month in the Saturday rotation at the Adult Services Desk. This is a part time position of 20 hours. Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, preferably with a concentration in young adult services is preferred. Minimum of one year professional experience in children’s/teen services preferred. MLS students who have completed a minimum of four courses including reference and young adult literature are encouraged to apply. This person will have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills as well as understanding of room/behavior management and the ability to relate to teens and children as well as adults. . Experience with Microsoft software suite, Word Press and basic Html code preferred. Knowledge of electronic and digital resources and experience with integrated library systems, III’s Sierra preferred. Ability to work in a dynamic team environment, to adapt to changing needs and resources, manage multiple responsibilities and assist with projects as needed. This position requires day, evening and participation in a weekend rotation. The pay rate is  $20.50 an hour. Partial benefits. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Mary Fiorelli, Director at by Friday August 12, 2016 EOE.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Administrative Assistant, Part time

New Canaan Library VISIONEnrich the town's intellectual and cultural life byProviding free and convenient access to information, Fostering lifelong learning, and Encouraging the exchange of ideas OUR VALUES: Lifelong learning, Respect , Service , Excellence , Professionalism  ROLE PURPOSE Position is responsible for:  Providing primary administrative support for the Programming Librarian and the Adult Services team with regards to programs and classes we hold for adult population of our community. Participating in cross departmental project teams as required. Providing some administrative support for the Manager of Adult Services. Key functional relationships: Adult Services Manager and members of Adult Services TeamProgramming Librarian JOB DESCRIPTION Deliverables Assist Programming Librarian in providing consistently exceptional external communication regarding upcoming programs, classes and events by means of digital promotion creation such as webspots/events, posters, flyers, pick-ups, takeaways, etc in line with approved Branding and Identity Guidelines.Research and development for the Programming Team, including researching local artists, speakers, and experts, establishing contact via email or telephone.  Program calendar management and room reservations on Library website and in Microsoft Outlook.  Managing, event, room reservations, and creating webspots in Constant Contact.  Flexible support at programs and events as needed.  Duties may include registration, check-in, hosting and/or food service . Process paperwork and forms for contracts.  Rapid response to communication with presenters and vendors via email and telephone. Participate in in-house learning.  Accountabilities 19 hrs/week including evenings and weekends as needed Skills & Attributes Highly motivated, confident, able to work without direct supervision.  Ability to work well in a team environment and to perform under pressure/against tight deadlines. Highly organized and attentive to detail. Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively. Polite, cooperative and collaborative. Competencies High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office with specific emphasis on Word and Publisher experience.  Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to draft clear and concise promotion material. Professional approach, good judgment, creative problem-solver. Maintain high level of integrity and confidentiality. Basic understanding of finance and business processes. Continuous improvement process SALARY$17.00 - $20.00/hour  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a copy of resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services, cchumney@newcanaanlibrary.orgby August 16.  Early application preferred. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Digital Scholarship and Repository Analyst (Job#: 2017003) -

University of Connecticut Library Storrs, CT The University of Connecticut Digital Scholarship and Data Curation unit, along with Greenhouse Studios at the University of Connecticut seeks an experienced developer to serve as Digital Scholarship and Repository Analyst in a full-time role at UConn’s Storrs campus. An innovative and fast-moving collaboration between the University Library, UConn's School of Fine Arts, and the Humanities Institute, Greenhouse Studios draws insight from the design disciplines to create, implement, assess, and disseminate a sustainable, collaboration-first scholarly communications process. UConn offers an unparalleled work-life balance, providing an exciting and challenging working environment while embracing your home and family life and emphasizing employee health. The successful candidate has experience in HTML, CSS/Sass, Javascript, PHP (or other backend language), and MySQL (or other database technology). The strongest candidates possess experience with web content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla and specialized solutions such as Fedora Commons/Islandora and Omeka. A familiarity with frameworks and tools such as  jQuery, Rails, and CodeIgniter is ideal. Additionally, demonstrated interest in emerging technologies like Docker, Google Cloud, AngularJS, NodeJS, MongoDB, etc will mark an ideal candidate. The Analyst will work to bring technological solutions to researchers from all disciplines, in support of their efforts, and the successful candidate thrives on working collaboratively. To ApplyFor the full description and application instructions visit: For more information regarding the UConn Library system or other collaborators in this hire, please visit the UConn website at

Part-time Educational Assistant (LIBRARIAN) -

Housatonic Community College Temporary position To be determined - Appointment contingent upon funding approval Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Experience in field required. Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral communication are required, allowing applicant to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Incumbent must be able to push and lift objects up to 20 lbs. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons. Experience in a higher education setting. Teaching/Instructional experience. Work as reference librarian.  Experience with LibGuides. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Library Services: Instruct students in library research skills in individual situation. Provides bibliographic instruction as needed. Assignment as reference librarian. Provides assistance to faculty and staff as needed. Other duties as assigned. The part-time position requires a flexible work schedule, including possible evenings and weekends. $34.59 per hour Submit a letter of interestcurrent resume and completed (typed) Connecticut Community College Employment Application* to:  Human Resources Department PT EA (LIBRARIAN) Search, Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT  06604, or Apply Online at INCOMPLETE APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Open until filled. *Online Employment Application Rev 090415.docx  (Employment application must be completed in its entirety; references to resume or CV are not acceptable. Application materials with the incorrect application will not be accepted.) All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. Housatonic Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Theresa Eisenbach, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, 900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT 06604, (203) 332-5013.

Full-Time Public Services Librarian

The Wallingford Public Library, a 67,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art library, has an opening for a full-time Public Services Librarian effective September 6, 2016. The Public Services Librarian guides patrons to resources and materials, instructs them in multiple facets of technology, and works as a team to develop our collection. The successful candidate for this position will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, a love of reading and learning, and the ability to work collaboratively. Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands is also essential. View full description

Manager of Materials (Full-Time Librarian III)

The Wallingford Public Library seeks a dynamic Materials Manager to join our Management Team. The successful candidate will be passionate about continuous innovation, possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills, exhibit a strong commitment to excellent customer service, and be eager to lead a department that thrives on teamwork. Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands is also essential. This position reports to the Director. View full description

Friday, July 15, 2016

Youth/Adult Services Assistant

Stonington Free Library seeks a tech-savvy, creative, flexible and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to customer service. This is a full-time position (35 hrs. per week) split between Youth and Adult Services. Hourly rate is $17.00. Benefits include health insurance, sick, holiday and vacation days. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Plan, promote and implement programs for all ages. Conduct story times. Provide reference services and reader’s advisory to all ages. Helps maintain and promote use of a responsive collection. Cover circulation desk as needed. Community outreach. Technology support and troubleshooting. Provide one-on-one technology help sessions. Update website, social media and community calendars. Catalog and process library materials. Delivery of excellent customer service.  Keep current with emerging trends in library technology, planning, programming and services. Successful candidate must be a team player with strong technology skills, positive attitude, enjoys working with the public, self-motivated, reliable and flexible. This is a year round position, including Wednesday evenings and Saturday rotations. Bachelor's degree and recent experience with children required. Public library experience is a plus. Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to by August 5.    

Assistant Director of Library Services

North Haven Memorial Library Assists Library Director in the management, supervision and administration of the North Haven Memorial Library in order to provide maximum services to library patrons in accordance with library and town policy. Directs the library in the absence of the Director. Reports directly to the Director of Library Services. Schedules and supervises the library staff and substitutes for the Director, in his/her absence. Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others. Ability in oral and written communication. Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating library services. Good organizational skills including the ability to prioritize. Expertise and proficiency with computers and related hardware, popular library software, internet and digital communications. Leads the Adult Book Selection Committee. Attends professional meetings. Purchases books and supplies. Compiles periodic statistics. Ensures safe conditions for staff and public. Takes appropriate action in building emergencies. Thorough knowledge of reader interest level, books, authors and reference resources. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates and officials of other departments and agencies. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to a public library, and the use of the computer in libraries. While performing the duties of this job the employee must stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach with hands and arms. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds. Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university plus three years progressively responsible library administration experience including one to two years in a supervisory capacity. The successful candidate may be expected to work evenings and will be expected to work Saturdays in rotation. This is a 40hr/week position and part of a collective bargaining unitSalary Range: $59,218-82,846 Closing Date: When Filled Online Application:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Media Specialists (4 positions)

Stamford Public Schools Stamford, Connecticut Job Posting for 2016-2017 School Year. Locations: Dolan Middle School (51 Toms Road) Rippowam Middle School (381 High Ridge Road)Scofield Magnet Middle School (641 Scofieldtown Road) Stamford High School (55 Strawberry Hill Avenue) Start Date:  August 29, 2016 JOB DESCRIPTION - Media Specialist GENERAL STATEMENT The Media Specialist serves as an instructional resource consultant and materials specialist to teachers and students.  The Media Specialist assumes responsibility for providing instruction in the use of the media center and its resources that are correlated with the curriculum. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Select materials for the media center and its program based on principles outlines in a written selection policy. Make all materials easily accessible to students and teachers through an efficient organizational pattern and a media center circulation policy. Assist teachers and students to produce materials which supplement commercially produced items. Work with teachers in curriculum planning and designing of instructional experiences, using a variety of educational media including film and television. Teach the effective use of educational media. Assist students to develop competency in listening, viewing and reading skills, and guide the development of desirable reading, viewing and listening patterns, attitudes and appreciations. Help students acquire independence in learning, and gain skill in the techniques of inquiry and critical evaluation. Provide teachers with pertinent information regarding students' progress, problems, and achievements, as observed in the media center. Act as a resource person in the classroom when requested by the teacher. Make available to the faculty, through the resources of the professional collection, information about recent developments in curricular subject areas and in the general field of education. Supply information to teachers on available staff development workshops, courses, professional meetings and education resources of the community. QUALIFICATIONS A valid Connecticut teacher certificate in 062-School Library Media Specialist. Minimum of three (3) years experience, preferably in media. A thorough knowledge of Education Media methodology and teaching techniques. Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively with parents, staff, students and supervisors. Effectively organize the media center so that the needs of pupils and teaching of subject matter will be interwoven in the most appropriate manner. Superior communication skills (oral and written). Application Deadline: Until Filled. Application Instructions: Apply Online using the following links: Posting 4719: Dolan Middle School: Media Specialist: Posting 4723: Rippowam Middle School: Media Specialist: Posting 4727: Scofield Magnet Middle School: Media Specialist: Posting 4778: Stamford High School: Media Specialist Applicants will need to complete an online application as well as upload the following documents: Cover Letter. Resume. CSDE Certification. Letters of Reference 2016-2017 Salary Schedule: (Based on a 186 day work year) *Meets CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines