Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Librarian V - New Haven Free Public Library

Librarian V - New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY RANGE: $83,374 - $87,809 annualized, 37.5 hours/week. REMOVAL DATE: JANUARY 6, 2017. NATURE OF WORK: This is responsible professional and administrative work directing the activities of a major division of the library system and assisting the City Librarian in the formation of policy, rules, and procedures. The current vacant assignment entails managing the core operations of the Library with the senior management team and overseeing strategic initiatives. Represents the NHFPL as a vibrant urban public library both locally and nationally. General objectives are received in conference with the city librarian but employee performs professional and administrative functions with wide latitude in the exercise of administrative and professional judgement. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master's Degree in Library Science; and 5 to 10 years of experience in professional library work, including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity; and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of library organization and management. Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of library services. Considerable knowledge of library personnel administration. Considerable knowledge of library and city fiscal and budgetary procedures. Ability to supervise, direct and instruct library personnel in administrative and procedural aspects of the library system. Ability to speak effectively in public. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period. Applications are due January 6, 2017. Complete posting is available here.

Librarian III - New Haven Free Public Library

Librarian III - New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY: $51,800 annualized, 37.5 hours/week. REMOVAL DATE: JANUARY 6, 2017. NATURE OF WORK: This is advanced level professional library work involving the planning and implementation of complex informational and/or technical services for the library system. The current assignment is in Community Engagement and Communications and serves as a resource across all Library public service departments in the application of interactive community engagement technologies and programs. Will develop community partnerships to promote maker technology and civic digital media in support of the Library's innovation programs and services. Requires the application of specialized knowledge, initiative and independent judgment. Work is performed under general supervision of senior supervisory or administrative staff. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school (or its foreign equivalent); and a minimum of 6 years' experience in professional library work; and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Extensive working knowledge of computer information services, networks and consortia, sufficient to evaluate their application to specific library needs. Thorough knowledge of the organization and methods of research, and the means of communicating results in a subject area. Thorough knowledge of current computer developments in library services, systems and equipment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science. Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research. Knowledge of objectives of library service to the community. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period. Applications are due January 6, 2017. Complete posting is available here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Full-Time Children's/Teen Librarian

Easton Public Library seeks a highly motivated, creative, enthusiastic team player with strong interpersonal skills, extensive knowledge of children’s and teen literature, strong reference and reader’s advisory skills, and experience creating and executing children’s programs (ages 6 months and up).  Strong technology skills a must; automated circulation system experience a plus. Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate, experience working with children, flexibility, multi-tasking, commitment to customer service.  Salary:  $45,564 per year (36 hr. work week) plus comprehensive benefits package. Mail or fax cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Mary Beth Rassulo, Assistant Director/Head of Youth Services, Easton Public Library, P.O. Box 2, Easton, CT  06612; fax (203) 261-0708; or by email to by December 9, 2016.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hebrew and/or Yiddish Cataloger - Donohue Group, Inc.

Hebrew and/or Yiddish Cataloger - The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has an immediate opening for an experienced Hebrew and/or Yiddish cataloger to work on an on-call basis in our Windsor, CT office or remotely. Duties: Perform original and/or copy cataloging on a variety of materials. Required qualifications: MLS (ALA accredited) or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; fluency in English, Hebrew and/or Yiddish; recent experience in the following areas: original and copy cataloging of Hebrew and/or Yiddish language materials, RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC and MARC editing. Successful applicant must adhere to varying project deadlines and maintain effective communication with DGI project manager(s) as needed. For remote work, must have computer with newer operating system and reliable high-speed Internet connection, and be experienced with working in a Windows environment. Compensation: Will vary, depending on client project criteria. No benefits. Email cover letter and resume to Ms. Colleen Collins, Assistant Project Manager, The Donohue Group, Inc. at

Children's Librarian - Ridgefield Library

Children's Librarian (F/T) - The Ridgefield Library seeks an enthusiastic Children’s Librarian to be part of a busy and responsive Children’s Services team serving a suburban town of 25,000 with strong focus on children and families. Duties include reference and readers advisory service to parents and children birth – grade 5; collection development; some programming responsibilities. Successful candidate will demonstrate strong customer service skills, experience with and enthusiasm for STEAM/Maker activities, and familiarity with literature for elementary school children. MLS or near completion of an accredited program required; public library experience preferred. Full-time position (35 hrs/wk), including some evenings and weekends in rotation. Salary range $49,140 - $59,000 depending on experience. Detailed job description at Resume and letter to Leslie Vuilleumier at by December 15, 2016.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Library Director

The Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, Connecticut Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, civic engager, and strong staff supporter. The candidate will demonstrate ability to solidify partnerships and articulate the Library’s strategic vision, mission, and values to the community. The position requires a working knowledge of 21st century public library trends and their supporting technologies; the ability to anticipate and manage change; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; facility maintenance experience; the ability to hire, manage, and develop professional staff and administer fiscal policies and the budget process.Requirements; MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, six years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public library including two years of administrative experience. Salary range $80,000-$90,000 with an attractive benefits package. Position has an anticipated start date of March 2017. View job description here (PDF)Visit our New Director Search page for details. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email attachment to Review of resumes will commence on receipt. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

TEMPORARY position: Library Aide II – Reference

Town of Canton. The Town of Canton is seeking a pleasant, customer-service-oriented self-starter to join the staff of the Canton Public Library as a part-time Reference Assistant.  This is a TEMPORARY position, starting as soon as possible and with a term ending June 30, 2017.  Responsibilities of the position include: staffing the reference desk; responding to reference and readers advisory queries in person and by phone; helping patrons use computers and other technology; assisting patrons with copier, library catalog, etc.; creating flyers, calendars, and other publicity materials; assisting with website updates and maintenance; creating displays; etc.  The incumbent will also staff the circulation desk as needed performing basic circulation functions such as charging and discharging library materials; answering and routing phone calls; etc.  Strong computer and technology skills, and ability to teach them to the public, are essential, as are a basic understanding of digital and print reference sources and ability to quickly learn new skills.  Applicants must have excellent customer service and communication skills and be courteous, friendly and welcoming to patrons both in person and over the phone.   Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and have experience working with the public.  Previous library work and/or MLS or equivalent strongly preferred.   Experience with III’s Sierra ILS a plus.  Current MLS/MLIS students are encouraged to apply. The position is approximately 15-18 hours per week, with required evening shifts and flexibility to include Saturday shifts.  $17.20/hour, no benefits.  To apply, send a completed Town of Canton employment application and cover letter to: Robert Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Canton, PO Box 168, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT 06022. Employment applications and a full job description are available at Canton Town Hall, at the Canton Public Library, and online at  Applications must be received by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.  EOE.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Director of Marketing and Communications - Hartford Public Library

Director of Marketing and Communications - Hartford Public Library seeks a full-time Director of Marketing and Communications. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing and communications plans and activities to broaden awareness and strengthen Hartford Public Library’s brand. Leads all marketing, communications and external relations activity for Hartford Public Library, including library communications, media relations, employee communications, sponsorships and events, government relations and community engagement. Participates in system-wide planning and development and is a member of the senior management team. Please see our website for the full job description: To apply, please send completed employment application, resume and cover letter to: Hartford Public Library, Human Resources, 500 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103; fax (860) 722-6900; or email Position open until filled.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Access Services/Document Delivery Assistant P/T

Quinnipiac University is seeking to hire Part-time Access Services and Document Delivery Assistant, this is a 20 hour a week position offering pro-rated benefits. The hours for this position are: Monday-Thursday 3-8pm (during the academic year) and Monday-Thursday 12-5pm (summers and intersession). The Part-time Access Services and Document Delivery Assistant will provide support for the operations of access services and document delivery of the Health Science Library. Responsibilities include, Search OCLC and other systems to identify potential suppliers of articles and books, search the university print and electronic collections to fill lending requests. Searches will involve using available technology, such as ILLiad, DOCLINE, and email. Interpret and comply with CONTU Guidelines (National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works) for complying with provisions of copyright law governing photocopy requests. Basic office duties including departmental mail distribution, answering phones, take and relay messages, answer questions within scope of knowledge and authority. Cover the Health Sciences Library Circulation Desk including utilizing pertinent functions of the Innovative Interfaces system find materials, checking in/out books, shelving some books, etc. Responsible for closing the health science library and all related duties. Assist in the supervision of student assistants. Coordinate with Health Science Library staff to have a working knowledge of library offerings and to maintain the order and integrity of the periodical stacks. Assist in special projects and compiles data in MS Excel to create spreadsheets as assigned. And other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Preferred knowledge of a Library, High school diploma or equivalent required; broad specialized training preferred. Flexible schedule is required. Please note this is a 12 month, Grade 5 position in the Clerical & Technical Unit, hourly rate is $21.51.  In addition, it requires a successful completion of both a background check and Microsoft Office skills test.  Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Librarian (Part Time)

The Meriden Public Library seeks a 20 hour/week Librarian to provide adult reference services.   Applicants must have excellent computer and communication skills, and enjoy exploring and utilizing new technologies.  Flexible schedule, including some day, night and weekend hours required.  MLS from an ALA-accredited school or a Bachelor’s Degree supplemented by graduate level courses which will lead to the Master of Library Science Degreewithin two years of employment.  Current hourly rate begins at $24.19 and increases to $27.45 after a year probation.  Benefits: Prorated vacation and sick time, 401 a pension plan. The City of Meriden is an EOE.  Applications and job description are available online
Applications and resumes may be submitted online or sent to Caroline Beitman, Personnel Director, City of Meriden, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT  06450 and must be received by December 5, 2016.   

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Program and Events Specialist

Westport Library You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Westport Library to meet the evolving needs of our community and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative, customer-focused service. If you value responsive, personal service, and view the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you. The Westport Library seeks a Program and Events Specialist to help plan, market and implement over 1000 creative and engaging programs per year that meet and exceed the needs of the community. Working under the direction of the Director, Content Curation and Innovation and with the Program Coordinator, the Specialist collaborates with colleagues to develop and execute strategies to build patron engagement and contributes to making the Library an interactive, flexible, participatory and social spaceThe selected candidate will have 3+ years’ related experience. Outstanding interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills; the ability to interact with individuals at all levels; a proven track record managing projects and programs as well as excellent planning, organizational, critical and strategic thinking, and problem solving skills are required. Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a complex, fast-paced changing environment is critical for success as is a willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Starting salary is $ 56,945 dependent on experience. Please send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Human Resources Department, at Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be considered until December 5th 2016

Part-time Library Clerk

Bristol Public Library, Manross Branch Summary:  Assists patrons in searching and locating library materials, including specific books, videos, audiotapes and compact disks; provides assistance to patrons and discharges materials; registers borrowers; assists with programming events for adults and children; maintains bulletin boards and assists with the preparation of Library displays; assists the public with the use of library equipment.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Classification, Work Hours & Schedule:  Part-time, non-benefited position, 12 hours per week.  Schedule:  Monday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Work schedule is subject to change according to departmental needs. Qualifications:  Requires high school diploma or GED, plus two (2) years experience; or Associate’s degree with one (1) year general library experience.  Education and experience may be substituted.  Requires sufficient computer skills and intermediate knowledge in word processing software; Internet software; database software, and spreadsheet software.  Must have excellent communication skills. Salary:  $17.13/hourly.  Part-time, non-benefited position. SUBMIT COMPLETED ONLINE APPLICATION TO: CLOSING DATE:  Friday, December 2, 2016. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Assistant Library Director

Prospect Public Library Full time position (40 hours) This position reports to the Library Director and is responsible for the scope, vision and operation of the Children’s department including outreach programs in the community for children, young adults and adults. Other responsibilities of the Assistant Director include providing reference services for library patrons, supervising library pages and volunteers, ordering and processing of children’s library materials, compiling library statistics, assisting patrons in the use of library databases, assisting patrons with computer problems, and performing other tasks as determined by the Library Director. Candidate must have experience working with children’s library and/or educational services. Excellent administrative, supervisory, planning and organizational skills are required. A thorough knowledge of library reference materials both print and online is needed. A high level of computer expertise including experience with online circulation systems, Microsoft Office and website management is required.Three years of supervisory experience is required. Candidate must have MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school. Salary is $40,000 plus per year with medical and vacation benefits. Position open till filled.Please send cover letter and resume to Library Director, Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712 or email to

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Part-Time Circulation Supervisor

DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University seeks energetic, self-motivated individuals with a strong public services commitment for the following shifts: Sundays 6 p.m. to midnight; Wednesdays 6 p.m. to midnight; and Fridays 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Some flexibility is desirable for working as a substitute for other evening/weekend circulation staff.  Schedule varies during holidays, summer and intersessions.  Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for evening Circulation operations. Duties include: assisting patrons; serving on the circulation desk loaning out and receiving materials; training and supervising of student assistants, providing assistance in the use of library materials and equipment; overseeing building maintenance including the library stacks; opening and/or closing the library. Requirements:  Attention to detail: excellent communication skills; enthusiastic and courteous public service manner; enjoys being a team player. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required.  Associate’s degree or LTA certification preferred. 1-year previous library experience. To apply: Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Jill Massari at  Review of applications will begin immediately.

Children’s Library Assistant

Wilton Library Wilton Library is seeking an energetic, creative individual to assist with collections, perform service desk duties, and create and assist with programs for ages birth–12 years. Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Publisher and social media are required, as well as attention to detail and the ability to work well with other team members in a creative and vibrant environment. Applicants must also demonstrate an interest in reading children’s literature. Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience, along with library knowledge and/or experience working with children ages birth–12 years.  Demonstrated creative ability.  STEM skills are a plus. Schedule:  Part-time, hourly position:  Mondays 9:30 am-5 pm, Tuesdays 9:30 am-5 pm and Thursdays 1 pm-8 pm, plus the third Saturday of each month (10 am-5 pm).  Candidates must be flexible and able to fill in for other staff as necessary. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Resume, cover letter, and Application for Employment should be emailed to  Applications accepted until position filled.  Wilton Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Building Operations Manager

Wilton Library Wilton Library Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is seeking an experienced hands-on Building Operations Manager. Responsible for overall management of building and grounds; the maintenance and repair of building systems, such as HVAC, electrical, and mechanical equipment; fire detection; as well as security and emergency communications.  Plans, supervises, assigns and reviews the work of custodial personnel and assists with maintenance work.  Coordinates volunteer program and oversees set-up and take-down of book sales. Experience in commercial building maintenance, repair, and cleaning.  Must be able to interpret and explain relevant policies and procedures, successfully train, supervise, and direct custodial staff.  Candidates must be familiar with regulatory compliance and reporting associated with building operations.  Must be hands-on and versatile, able to push a cart weighing 300 lbs., climb ladders, lift and carry objects of up to 60 pounds, and work outside in poor weather conditions. Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Demonstrated computer skills using Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010.  Experience in using facilities management software is highly desirable.  Working knowledge of budget preparation, project management, trade work, remodeling, and construction.  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with management, co-workers, outside contractors, vendors, and teams of volunteers, as well as Town departments. Must have a valid Connecticut driver's license. Position requires a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience; minimum of two years of supervisory experience in building operations or maintenance.  Must be able to communicate with library staff and public in a clear and courteous manner via written and electronic means.  Knowledge of Spanish a plus. Full-time position with benefits.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Resume, cover letter, and Application for Employment should be emailed to  Applications accepted until position filled.  Wilton Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Assistant (Programs and Rentals)

Wilton Library. Wilton Library seeks a detail-oriented, computer savvy individual to assist in scheduling, planning, and preparation for library programs and room rentals up to 15 hours per week. Duties: Maintain library calendar, including data input, and reporting. Review calendar entries for missing information and contact appropriate staff members to complete entries. Craft correspondence with program presenters, program co-sponsors, and renters as required. Support senior personnel with planning and implementation of programs and rentals. Assist in preparing documents required for programs and rentals. Prepare handouts for programs. Prepare orders of special materials for programs. Load PowerPoint presentations onto meeting room computers as required. Set up beverage/snack tables for programs as required. Coordinate staffing for event receptions. Attend staff meetings as requested. All other duties as may be required. Essential Computer Skills and Experience: Exceptional organizational skills and project management. Experience in calendar and scheduling software (LibraryInsight preferred but not required). Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Strong written and interpersonal communications skills. Graphic design experience a plus. College degree or relevant work experience. Personal Qualities: Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Team player who works well with others and independently when required. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Works effectively under pressure. Flexible and responsive to the needs at hand. Manages multiple projects and competing demands. Demonstrated integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. Reliable and dedicated worker with good people skills. Ability to push a cart weighing 150 pounds. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Resume, cover letter, and Application for Employment should be emailed to  Applications accepted until position filled.  Wilton Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Librarian, Information Services - Greenwich Library

Librarian, Information Services - Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT. Up to 15 hours/week. Salary: $24.65 Hourly. Job Type: 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 11/17/16 at 4:00pm. EOE M/F/D/V.

Adult Programming and Community Services Coordinator - Wallingford Public Library

Adult Programming and Community Services Coordinator (Librarian III) - The Wallingford Public Library has an immediate opening for a full-time Adult Programming and Community Services Coordinator. The person in this position is responsible for planning and implementing a wide range of public programs and services for adults, cultivating communication and collaboration with community groups and partners, and delivering reference, reader’s advisory, and technology assistance to library patrons. This position also provides direct service to patrons 50% of the time. The details of the position are here:

Library Director - Shelton Public Library

Library Director - Shelton Public Library. City of Shelton Job Posting 11072016. YEARLY WAGE: $56,654 - $105,626. NATURE OF WORK: Highly responsible administrative work involving the direction of a broad range of public library functions. Work involves responsibility for the management of a public library collection and for the provision of library services to patrons and the community. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: A Master’s Degree in library science from an accredited college or university plus five (5) years of progressively responsible library administration experience (at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity), or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of: the principles and practices of public library functions, library administrative principles and practices as applied to a public library. Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, superiors, city administration, Board members, coworkers, subordinates, vendors, officials of other governmental agencies, and the general public. Considerable knowledge of; library technology, especially automated integrated library system and personal computer hardware and software. Considerable ability; to communicate orally and in writing and to lead others in a library function, administer policies and procedures at the function level including goals, objectives, planning, financial management, decision making, and report development and writing, supervise the work of a public library function through subordinate supervisors and employees. View the Library Director Job Description for examples of duties, supervision given and a more detailed job description, which terms and conditions will apply to each candidate. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants may complete a City of Shelton job application available on the City of Shelton website: (Human Resources page) or on the Job Posting Bulletin Board located outside the Human Resources Department, Shelton City Hall, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT 06484. MERIT SYSTEM TESTING: Applications will be reviewed to ensure that each applicant meets the minimum qualification requirements. The top (15) candidates who successfully pass the written test will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. A combined score of the written and oral interview will determine the ranking assigned to each candidate. The top ten (10) candidates will remain on a certified hiring list for at least one year from which the City will hire. All job openings shall be advertised and filled pursuant to the applicable provisions of the City’s Merit System Ordinance. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: The successful applicant shall be subject to a six (6) month probationary period. STARTING SALARY RANGE: $56,654 - $105,626 per the Merit System Non-Union Salary Schedule 2015-2016. JOB CLASSIFICATION: This position is subject to the terms and conditions of the City of Shelton Merit System, Ordinance #771 as it may hereafter be amended. APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted through 5:30 pm Friday, December 2, 2016, at Shelton City Hall, Human Resources Office on the first floor of Shelton City Hall, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT 06484. This position description should not be construed as a complete listing of all duties and is not a contract of employment. The City of Shelton is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/MF.

Consumer Health Librarian – Greenwich Hospital Medical Library

Consumer Health LibrarianGreenwich Hospital Medical Library. JOB SUMMARY: Serves the health information needs of the patients, family, and caregivers of the Greenwich Hospital (CT) community. Develops, coordinates, and implements health literacy/consumer health information programs and outreach to the Greenwich community. Serves as a health information advocate for consumers and the health care professionals who serve them. Creates an environment where diverse health information needs are met in a timely and confidential manner. Assists and supports the Director of Library Services in achieving the Library’s goals and objectives. Ability to understand and work within the corporate culture of the institution. Major Activities: Collection Management; Knowledge and Resource Sharing; Patient Advocacy; Information Dissemination; and Consumer Health Education. This is a full-time salaried position (37.5 hours per week) with full benefits. Eligibility and requirements: Master’s In Library Science; MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level I or II preferred; Minimum of one year’s experience; Strong computer skills; Ability to organize/produce consumer health literacy workshops; Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; Excellent teaching/presentation skills; Detailed oriented; Fluency in Spanish desired, but not required. Minimum salary is $52,650. Full job description and application is available online at

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Kidspace Library Clerk/PT - Windsor Public Library

Kidspace Library Clerk/PT - Windsor Public Library. The Windsor Public Library is seeking two knowledgeable, tech-savvy part-time library clerks 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 candidates 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. Each clerk will work 8-10 hours per week, plus substitution. Available shifts include Monday 5:00-9:00PM, Tuesday 1:00PM-5:00pm, Wednesday 5:00-9:00pm and Thursday 10:00AM-2:00PM and one Sunday 1:45PM-5PM per month. Salary is $14.00/hour. Please apply at Application deadline is November 28, 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 Assistant - Woodbridge Town Library

Library Assistant - The Woodbridge Town Library has an opening for a part-time Library Assistant in our dynamic Children's Department. Responsibilities include staffing the Children’s Desk, shelving and assisting both adult and juvenile patrons. Must possess excellent customer service and computer skills. Knowledge of Sierra library software, experience working with children and prior library experience are preferred. Work schedule includes two evenings a week and Saturdays in rotation. May include additional hours substituting at Adult or Children’s circulation desks as needed. 6-13 hour/wk, $14.00/hr. Email cover letter and resume and the contact information for 3 references to Judy Rabin, Head of Children’s Services, at by November 21, 2016.

Library Director - The Brookfield Library

Library Director - The Brookfield Library in Brookfield, CT is seeking a creative and dynamic leader who is responsible for all phases of library operations including budget development and operation, maintenance of the library property and collection, and implementation of innovative technologies and program planning. The Library Director is expected to contribute significantly to our efforts to provide a new library for Brookfield, from conceiving a new building to advocating in the community for funding approval. Experience preferred. The mission of the Brookfield Library is to be a center of community life, provide resources, programs, facilities and staff to educate, entertain and enrich and inform the entire community. The Library Board is committed to the vision that the Library will continue to grow as a destination for cultural, educational and recreational programs. The Library Director oversees a staff of 4 FTE and 11 part-time staff members and volunteers with an annual budget of $750,000. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and strong public service skills. 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. The ideal candidate will have a clear vision of the role of the library in the community to work with Library Board and community groups for a new library building program. Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program plus 5 years progressively related public library experience, including at least three as an administrator. Salary commensurate with experience. Approximate start date of March 2017. Please see Position Description for more details. Please email response to: Fern L. Smenyak, Director of Human Resources, Town of Brookfield, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804; P: (203) 775-7300 Ext. 7856; F: (203) 775-4068;

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Part-Time Circulation Assistant - Wallingford Public Library

Part-Time Circulation Assistant - 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 8-16 hours/week, $12.40/hour. No benefits. Full job description and details can be found at:

Monday, November 07, 2016

Teen Librarian (part time) - New Haven Free Public Library

Teen Librarian - New Haven Free Public Library. City of New Haven, Department of Human Resources, 200 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510; Removal Date: November 21, 2016. PART TIME LIBRARIAN (M-1090) (not tested), up to $19.14 per hour, varied schedule likely to include evenings and weekends. NATURE OF WORK: This is part-time (up to 19 hours) professional work at the entry level, involving the use of all library techniques and materials in positions such as reference, branch, children’s, technical services, etc. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level librarian, and is reviewed through frequent conferences and observation of performance. Schedule may include evenings and weekends, at the Main Library or at a Branch. Current vacancy primarily supports Teen Services at Ives, and serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association, or its foreign equivalent and other knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science, procedures and techniques; Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research, and of software programs designed for libraries. Must be computer literate through formal training in the searching of on-line bibliographic databases. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening. [Part Time Position: A person in this Part Time Position is not eligible to receive medical benefits, vacation pay, sick pay, holiday pay, union membership or union contractual benefits. The period of part time employment will not be construed in any way to mean probationary employment.] Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Applications and/or resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on November 21, 2016. [Please note that our preferred method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure that you monitor your email for correspondence from our department.] AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.

Library Buildings Superintendent - New Haven Free Public Library

Library Buildings Superintendent - (M-5433) (TESTED) New Haven Free Public Library. City of New Haven, Department of Human Resources, 200 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510; REMOVAL DATE: November 28, 2016. SALARY: (Range 9) Minimum: $53,954 annualized. HOURS: 40 hours per week. NATURE OF WORK: This is supervisory work directing and participating in custodial care and general maintenance of public library building s and grounds. Work involves responsibility for the maintenance and repair of building systems, such as HVAC, Fire Detection, and Emergency Communications and maintenance of electrical systems. Plans, supervises, assigns and reviews the work of custodial personnel, and performs custodial and maintenance work. Work is performed under the general direction of a higher level supervisor, and reviewed by conferences, observation, and examination of results. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Mechanical Engineering. Possession of Connecticut State HVAC license required or Journeyman in relevant trade, and 5-7 years’ experience in commercial building maintenance and cleaning, including responsibility for mechanical equipment repair and maintenance, and one year of supervisory experience; and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge of and experience with commercial air handling units, gas boilers, pneumatic controls, electrical and plumbing building systems. Considerable knowledge of commercial buildings and grounds cleaning and maintenance. Ability to read blueprints, and to read, understand and follow the directions in the operating manuals for all the building systems in the library buildings. Demonstrated ability to plan, assign, train, and supervise the work of a small group of cleaning and maintenance employees. Ability to lift and carry objects of up to 60 pounds. Ability to climb ladders. Ability to communicate effectively with library staff and public in a clear and courteous manner. Ability to work outside in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain and snow. Must have valid Connecticut driver’s license. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening, and (3) a 90-day probationary period. This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 3144, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 3144 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days. Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Applications and/or resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on November 28, 2016. [Please note that our preferred method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure that you monitor your email for correspondence from our department.] AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.

Teen Librarian - Wethersfield Public Library

Teen Librarian - 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. Closing Date: Monday November 28, 2016. As the Teen 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; participate in collection development and maintenance; participate in the development, planning, promotion, and delivery of classes, programs, and services which fulfill the educational, recreational, or personal needs of young adults; liaison and collaborate closely with relevant Town departments, local schools, and community groups; 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; excellent customer service skills; passion for and desire to work with a diverse public; knowledge of and demonstrated experience with library related technology; schedule must be flexible to include evenings and weekends; a valid driver’s license. 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 Monday, November 28, 2016. No phone calls please. Candidate must pass a physical, drug testing, and background check. EEO.