Thursday, September 29, 2016

Library Circulation Assistant

Lyme Public Library16.5 hrs./wk – Thurs. eve., Fri. & Sat. for small public library. Opportunity to work additional hours substituting for other staff as needed.  Responsibilities include working circulation desk and assisting both adult and juvenile patrons with reference, readers’ advisory, & computer help.  Must possess good customer service and computer skills. Previous library experience a plus.  Starting wage $11.50/hr.  Send résumé, cover letter, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Theresa Conley, Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371-3110 or email to Applications accepted until filled.  EOE

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: Bachelor’s degree plus 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  Tuesday 1PM-5PM, Wednesday 1PM-5PM, Friday 10AM-2PM and one Sunday 1:45PM-5PM per month plus substitution. Salary is $14.00/hour. Please apply at .  Application deadline is Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 5:00PM.  The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce.EOE/AA

Head of Children’s Services

Simsbury Public Library. We’re seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking leader with a passion for customer service and high level of professionalism to head our bustling children’s department and serve as a key member of the Library’s management team.  Simsbury’s Head of Children’s Services is responsible for the day-to-day management of a team which performs a full range of tasks, including programming, outreach, cataloging, processing and circulation.  Candidates must be creative and outgoing, as well as have the ability to consider the big picture while possessing an acuity for detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a sense of humor.  A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, with five years progressively responsible library experience, including two years of supervisory experience, as well as experience in Children’s Services necessary. Proficiency with current technology and applications, as well as familiarity with emerging technology trends and tools essential. 40 hours/week. Salary range: $71,276 -$87,841 For a complete job description and to submit cover letter and application before October 18, 2016 go to 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Children’s Librarian-

The Thomaston Public Library is seeking a creative and energetic librarian to lead our busy department.  Duties include planning and implementing programs for children aged birth through teens, purchasing all materials for the children’s and teen collection, and operating as a liaison between the library and the community schools and local organizations.  The ideal candidate will have (or be working towards) an MLS, a solid knowledge of children’s literature, strong computer skills and previous library experience. Full time (35 hours/week) with one evening and rotating Saturdays. Salary $34,000. with benefits. Interested candidates should email letter of interest and resume to:

Youth Services Librarian I (Two Openings)

The Ferguson Library. The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT, is seeking to fill two full-time positions with creative, enthusiastic, and customer service-oriented youth services librarians. Join a team committed to providing outstanding library service to a diverse community. The successful candidates for both open positions, one at the Main Library’s DiMattia Building and one with shared responsibilities between the Bookmobile and the Harry Bennett Branch, will enjoy working with young people, have a strong background in children’s and teen literature, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Responsibilities include reference, and readers’ advisory, collection management, and programming activities for all ages from babies to teens. Proficiency in technology required. Bilingual capability is an asset. The Ferguson Library provides full-time staff members with a competitive salary and a comprehensive and generous package of employee benefits, including pension, health and life insurance, and programs to encourage staff members to achieve personal and professional growth. The salary range for this position having a 37.5 hour work week is $58,393 – $71,673. The starting salary is commensurate with experience. To be considered for one or both of these positions, please submit a resume and cover letter by email to George N. Nichols, Director of Human Resources and General Counsel (gnichols@fergusonlibrary.orgnot later than October 11, 2016. The link to the job descriptions posted on our website is here.  Refer to for more information about the Library and community.  

Sunday Reference Librarian and Reference Substitutes

The Avon Public Library is seeking a part-time Sunday Reference Librarian (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. every other Sunday, December - April).  Also, substitute reference librarians wanted to work as needed, days, evenings, or weekends at busy reference desk. MLS required.  Must have excellent people skills, a strong commitment to customer service, knowledge of print and electronic resources, the Internet and computer software.  A strong working knowledge of library cataloging and familiarity with the Dewey Classification System, MARC and AAR2 cataloging is required.  Public library experience and working knowledge of Sierra library system a plus.  The salary is $26.7231/hour in accordance with the Town of Avon’s Classification and Pay Plan.  Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position. Please fax, mail, or email your cover letters, resumes, and Applications for Employment ( under job opportunities) by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to: William F. Vernile, Director of Human Resources, 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001 (860) 409-4366 Fax

Monday, September 26, 2016

Financial Analyst (full-time)

Hartford Public Library seeks a seasoned professional responsible for production and analysis of financial reports, assisting with departmental budgeting, audit preparation and accounting functions of the Hartford Public Library including monthly reconciliations, and year-end closing.  This position will ensure all invoices, requisitions, and contracts are properly coded and funded, and may assist in the accounts payable and receivable functions as needed. The Financial Analyst works closely with the Finance Director to develop and maintain the operating and capital budgets, ensure fiscal responsibility, and complete other tasks as assigned. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. Minimum requirements:  Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in finance, preferably in a nonprofit or municipal environment. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing budgets. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Public Administration. Masters’ preferred.  Proficient with QuickBooks, Excel, and MUNIS software Full requirements, job description and application are available online at 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. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Part-time Librarian, Information Services

Greenwich Library.  Up to 15 hours/week.  $24.65/hr.  Part Time Non Represented.  Assist, advise and instruct patrons in the use of library materials, print and electronic resources.  Provides technical support for patrons using public computers.  Provides reference and readers advisory services to all users.  Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university.  One year of work experience in reference service preferred, but will consider a recent graduate with focus on technology.  Detailed information about the town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the town’s website Town of Greenwich HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT  06830 Job Open until 10.07.2016 at 4:00 p.m. EOE M/F/D/V

Digital Projects Developer/Librarian [#C17-005]

Central Connecticut State University’s Elihu Burritt Library invites applications for a Digital Projects Developer/Librarian.  The successful candidate will perform advanced technical and creative work essential to the library’s services and digital initiatives.  Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body as well as contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship.  Required Qualifications Master’s degree in library science accredited by American Library Association or Master’s degree in computer science from a regionally accredited institution with three years’ experience in a library setting. Experience and knowledge of library collections and digital technologies, such as coding and mobile applications, and cloud computing. Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem solving skills. Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communitiesPreferred Qualifications Experience with FOSS (free open source software) stack such as LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP). Experience with HTML/CSS/JavaScript and familiarity with at least one such framework, coding languages beyond JavaScript e.g., PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python. Familiarity with multiple metadata standards, especially in relation to digitized assets/objects. Familiarity with git/GitHub version control systems. Experience assessing/evaluating user experience. Familiarity with agile approaches to project management and software development. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 21, 2016.  Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  For more information and application instructions, go to Central Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Adult Learner Assistant (part-time)

Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual for Adult Learner Services. Responsibilities: providing classroom and online educational support; community outreach; data collection and tabulation; and U.S. Passport Services.  Minimum requirements:  Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience required. Bilingual: English/SpanishIn accordance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security directives this position requires possession of U.S. citizenship. Part time position; up to twenty hours per week starting at $19.19 hourly. Full requirements, job description and application are available online at or Administrative Office, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Applications accepted until filled. Hartford Public Library Adult Learning Assistant G IV Bargaining Unit. Reporting to the Adult Learning Services Manager, the Adult Learning Assistant is responsible for the support of Hartford Public Librarys mission & core values. This includes: providing classroom and online educational support; community outreach; data collection and tabulation; and U.S. Passport Services. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: PUBLIC SERVICE Register and test adult literacy/ESOL students; document progress. Instruct students, tutors, and others in use of e-Learning tools. Provide educational support material for students; recommend library related programs; make referrals to outside agencies. Support teachers with instruction and classroom preparation. Serve as liaison to targeted populations and their families at community centers, social service agencies, schools and churches; provide information about adult learning opportunities and full range of library services. Develops and presents library sponsored programs for all age groups including working with educators for class visits and library instruction. Assist customers with navigating the Internet efficiently and effectively. Provide immigration counseling upon completion of training and certification (training will be provided). Serve as a Passport Agent (training will be provided). Provide translation and interpreter services for Spanish speaking customers. Handle program and event preparations and logistics. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT Process books and other materials. ADMINISTRATIVE 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. Perform other duties as required. PROFESSIONAL Reads professional journals regularly. Maintains membership in professional organizations and actively participates as work and personal time allow. Serves on professional and community committees/boards where appropriate POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience. Previous Library experience highly desirable. In accordance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security directives this position requires possession of U.S. citizenship. NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong commitment to working within a team management structure. Strong commitment to public service. Strong communication skills. Strong computer skills with expertise in word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Spanish language fluency. 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. Fluent in English and Spanish, 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. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to work a varied schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends, to attend meetings and events. May need to lift boxes, crates or pieces of equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. 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.