Monday, January 30, 2017

Part time Circulation Assistant - Stratford Library Association

Part time Circulation Assistant - Stratford Library Association. Are you excited about providing library services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment serving a variety of cultures and age groups. We have an opening for a part time Circulation Assistant. This position encompasses basic circulation services, registering patrons, checking materials in and out, collecting and recording fines and fees, and answering telephone queries. Strong communication skills, proficiency with computer applications, and a commitment to public service required. High School or Equivalency Diploma and one year of work experience in a library Circulation Department capacity required. Spanish/English bilingual highly desirable, experience with Horizon ILS highly desirable. 11 hours per week, salary range of $13.57 - $19.30 per hour. Send your resume and contact information for three references to Sheri Szymanski, Director, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or e-mail Application deadline: 2/24/17. EOE.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Part Time Librarian, Teen Services - New Haven Free Public Library

Part Time Librarian, Teen Services - New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY: up to $19.14 per hour. REMOVAL DATE: February 17, 2017. Copy of posting available HERE. 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. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period.

Librarian III, Community Engagement & Communications - New Haven Free Public Library

Librarian III, Community Engagement & Communications - New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY: minimum $51,800 annualized. REMOVAL DATE: February 17, 2017. Copy of posting available HERE. 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.

Branch Manager - New Haven Free Public Library

Branch Manager - New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY: Minimum $62,690 annualized. REMOVAL DATE: February 17, 2017. Copy of posting available HERE. NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work in the supervision of a major branch library. The branch serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community. Branch Managers supervise all aspects of daily branch operations. Operations include the facility, collection, equipment, budget, staff, programs, and related services. The Manager is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of the community. This involves interaction with community representatives, neighborhood associations, professional and business organizations, schools and social agencies serving the community. As supervisor the Branch Manager serves as coach, mentor and mediator with staff. Work is performed with latitude for professional judgment under the general supervision of the Public Services Administrator and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in Library Science and at least three to five years' experience in professional library work, including at least six months of supervisory experience; and all knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of library science; Considerable knowledge of the objectives of library service to the community; Ability to apply library science and management techniques to operating and supervising problems; Ability to plan and supervise operations of a library branch. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period.

Teen and Reference Librarian – Mark Twain Library, Redding

Teen and Reference Librarian – Revised posting. The Mark Twain Library in Redding has an opportunity for a Teen and Reference Librarian. This is an opportunity to share your creative side, take responsibility for teen programming and work in a vibrant community. If you are able to work flexible hours, take the initiative to develop teen programs and are comfortable working with tweens and teens as well as their parents and teachers, this is the right opportunity for you. You should be enthusiastic about creating programs that will appeal to these age groups. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in young adult literature and social trends as well as an interest in and aptitude for social media and new technologies. In addition, this position will require spending time at the general reference desk (approximately 6 hours per week). Ability to be flexible with scheduled hours is important as some evenings and weekend hours will be required. Qualifications: Masters in Library Science or close to completion of a Masters in Library Science or related degree. Experience working with teens/tweens is a must. To apply send current resume and letter of interest to This is a 30 hour per week position at a starting salary of $42,500. Prorated paid vacation and holidays are provided after six month service. There are no medical or retirement benefits. Application deadline is January 30, 2017.

Library Circulation Assistant - Woodbury Public Library

Library Circulation Assistant - Woodbury Public Library. Working under the direct supervision of the Library Director, the Circulation Assistant is responsible for providing all patrons with superior circulation, reference, and information services. High School degree (or equivalent). Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field preferred. A minimum of two years of relevant post high school courses and experience will be considered. Public Library experience a plus. Must be willing to obtain additional training as needed. This is a 12 hour per week position at a pay rate of $16.51 per hour. Hours of work will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional weekend coverage required. A detailed job description and job application can be found at Interested applicants should submit resume and job application no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 8, 2017 to: Town of Woodbury, Attn: Sarah, 281 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Member Relations Manager - Connecticut Library Consortium

Member Relations Manager - Connecticut Library Consortium, Middletown, CT. Are you ready to put your library services passion and skills to use for the betterment of library users across Connecticut? Are you a strong public speaker and teacher, with expert customer service skills and in-depth knowledge of all types of libraries? Do you have an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (preferred) and at least 3 years experience working in a library setting? If so, the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) - a non-profit, statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries - would like to hear from you. As one of CLC’s Member Relations Managers, you will put your experience with and knowledge of libraries to use assisting CLC’s members with the library products and services they need, want, and already have. You’ll serve as our members’ primary point of contact, providing support through product marketing, training, and expert advice. You’ll run our annual membership campaign, and you’ll actively solicit members' ideas for new products and services to help them be successful. This position will get you out on the road visiting libraries, attending conferences and meetings, and hosting training events. You will have your finger on the pulse of CLC's membership! Full time. Apply by February 15, 2017. For further details, visit

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Special Collections Research Services Assistant - UConn Library

Special Collections Research Services Assistant - UConn Library. Description: Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation, the Special Collections Research Services Assistant performs first-response reference services at the UConn Library’s John P. McDonald Reading Room. This position assists users with reference and general information requests, provides excellent customer service, locates and retrieves requested materials, and ensures University, UConn Library, and user standards and ethics are maintained. This position is responsible for collecting, aggregating, and reporting statistics relating to Archives & Special Collections operations and events and performing other related duties to support the goals and priorities of the Archives & Special Collections Unit. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education and one to three years of related experience. Strong demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated collaboration and problem solving skills with the ability to work independently. Excellent demonstrated customer service skills and a commitment to maintaining quality service. Demonstrated general computer skills, including a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse community. Ability to perform the physical activities associated with the position; including lifting, carrying, and climbing four foot ladders with boxes of up to 25 pounds. Preferred Qualifications: Public service experience in an academic library setting. Experience working with rare or fragile materials. Demonstrated familiarity with archival processes, procedures, and resources. Demonstrated experience with archival management programs, digital repository software, and/or an enterprise level integrated library system. This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of April 28, 2017. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references. Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by February 5, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Part time Teen/Reference Librarian - Somers Public Library

Part time Teen/Reference Librarian - Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to become our part time Teen/Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, develop, and supervise after school programming for teens, assist with collection maintenance of young adult materials, supervise the Teen Room, assist with the Library's interlibrary loan, and provide reference, technology, and reader's advisory assistance to teen and adult patrons. Applicants must be either enrolled in or have completed a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and have both experience in library reference services and in working with teens, ages 13 - 18. The position is 15 - 20 hours a week, mostly after school, plus one Sunday afternoon a month. $17.60 per hour. Please send a complete town application (found at, a resume, and a cover letter to Jessica Miller, Library Director, Somers Public Library, 2 Vision Boulevard, Somers, CT 06071 or email to

Children’s Librarian (part-time) - Windsor Public Library

Children’s Librarian (part-time) - Town of Windsor. Windsor Public Library has an excellent opportunity for a part-time ALA accredited MLS Librarian with experience in public library operations. To become a successful member of our busy Kidspace team, the ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers through programming and collection development. He/she will assist the Head of Children’s Services in the essential functions of our Kidspace and work closely with the other members of the Kidspace team. The candidate will provide reference assistance and reader’s advisory to children and adults and develop and run a variety of Kidspace programs. Additional duties may include writing both in-house and local publicity for Kidspace programs, develop readings lists for children and caregivers, providing computer assistance to children, and providing coverage at the Kidspace desk. Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; have the ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail. Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science; one (1) or more years library experience working with children; be comfortable working with computers, technology and social media; be proficient with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; be familiar with specific applications (e.g., Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel, and Publisher), a plus. Scheduled hours are Tuesday 9:30AM-2:30PM, Wednesday 1:30-5:30PM, Thursday 1:30-5:30PM, and Friday 10:00AM-1:00PM for a total of 16 hours per week. Salary is $18-$22/hr., depending on qualifications and experience. To apply: Please complete an on-line application at and attach a cover letter and resume by Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA.

Substitute Position, Children’s Library - Westport Library

Substitute Position in Children’s Library - The Westport Library is seeking a creative, energetic, cheerful, outgoing individual to be an active part of our Children’s Library team. Your understanding of child development allows you to engage with children easily and meaningfully. Your warmth makes kids and their caregivers regard the library as their second home. You take pride in your ability to match a child’s interest to the right book. Requirements: Comfortable providing reader’s advisory with a working knowledge of children’s literature and reading interests. Able to relate to children from birth through middle school as well as their parents and caregivers. Must be a confident user of computers with a willingness to learn new applications. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; degree in education or child related field/previous library experience a plus. Schedule: Variable depending on departmental needs. Preference given to candidates available for after-school, nights, and weekends. About our Library: The Westport Library is a vibrant and welcoming community hub that reflects Westport’s spirit, creativity and entrepreneurship. Each day, an average of 1,100 patrons of all ages visit the Library to read and research (borrowing nearly 570,000 items last year), attend one of the Library’s 2,000 programs, consult with the Library’s expert reference librarians, use one of the Library’s ten 3-D printers, shop the Library store, meet friends at the Library Café or simply enjoy the camaraderie of being in a dynamic shared space. In 2015, the Library Journal designated the Westport Library as a “Five-Star Library”, a distinction earned by less than 1% of the nation’s libraries. The Westport Library was also among the first in the nation to establish a Maker Space, a place for creation, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Library is supported by a $4.617 million annual Town appropriation and supplemented by an active development effort, as well as grants, fees and earned income, resulting in a $5.800 million annual operating budget. Please send resume and a cover letter to and include the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Reference Librarian I - Guilford Free Library

Reference Librarian I - The Town of Guilford is currently accepting applications for the position of Reference Librarian I at the Guilford Free Library. This is a part-time, 24-hour per week position. Starting Salary - $19.55 per hour. Any person interested in applying for this position should submit an Employment Application to: Human Resources, Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford no later than: 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2017. You can access the full job description and application here. This is a professional position. Anyone enrolled in an MLS program is welcome to apply. Candidates without an MLS but with equivalent experience may be considered.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Full-time Reference Librarian - Southington Public Library

Full-time Reference Librarian - Southington Public Library is seeking an energetic, creative individual interested in working with a team of librarians to meet the informational, technological and cultural needs of our patrons. This full time Reference position calls for two years’ experience in public library reference and information services and an MLS. Prior public program experience is preferred. Individuals interested in applying need to apply online to and reference job ID 1284. The position is open to public applicants through February 3, 2017. For a complete job description go to:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vendor Relations Manager - Connecticut Library Consortium

Vendor Relations Manager - Connecticut Library Consortium, Middletown, CT. Are you ready to put your library services passion and skills to use for the betterment of library users across Connecticut? Do you have expert negotiation skills and in-depth knowledge of all types of libraries and the products and services they use? Do you have an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (preferred) and at least 3 years’ experience working in or for libraries? If so, the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) - a non-profit, statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries - would like to hear from you. As CLC’s Vendor Relations Manager, you will be the person on whom library staff across Connecticut will rely for savings on their library-related purchases, from books to e-resources to furnishings. You’ll utilize the power of over 800 library members to negotiate deep discounts on library products and services. You’ll evaluate potential products for their ability to meet member needs, negotiate contracts with vendors and suppliers, and manage CLC’s publicly-bid contracts. You’ll serve as CLC’s primary liaison with vendors, and you’ll help libraries maximize use of their products by developing and delivering product training and marketing materials. You'll stay on top of product trends by attending library conferences and trade shows and meeting with a wide variety of library vendors. Full time. To apply, send resume with cover letter to: by February 10, 2017. For further details, visit

Office Administrator - Connecticut Library Consortium

Office Administrator - Connecticut Library Consortium, Middletown, CT. Are you a can-do, dynamic and creative team player with a keen sense of curiosity and a love for learning? Are you looking for an opportunity where you are part of the bigger picture and your skills in organizing, project management, and customer service are highly valued? Do you have solid experience with office computer systems, non-profit financial management, and human resources? If so, the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) - a non-profit, statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries - would like to hear from you. As CLC’s Office Administrator, you will report to the Executive Director (ED) and will manage the general operations of the Consortium, including office and facilities, payroll, benefits, and financials. You will provide our members with excellent customer service, and will assist members and clients while other staff are out of the office. Your event planning skills and creativity will be vital as you help with the organization and logistics of CLC’s meetings and functions. You will be the “go-to” subject matter expert for finances, taxes, retirement programs, benefits and personnel issues. You will assist with special projects and programs, and will provide administrative support for the ED, including tracking, monitoring and reporting on organizational projects and information. Full time. To apply, send resume with cover letter to: by February 10, 2017. For further details, visit

Part-time Library Clerk - Oxford Public Library

Part-time Library Clerk - Oxford Public Library is hiring for a Part Time, non-Union Library Circulation Clerk position of approximately 16 hours a week. Limited benefits. Qualifications Required: Minimum education of High school graduate - some college/degree preferred. Has the ability to follow written and oral instructions. Is able to learn Dewey Decimal system, automated circulation system, and library circulation policies and procedures, is able to create a courteous and pleasant first impression of library, is able to establish good patron rapport, is flexible to deal with multiple tasks and patrons simultaneously, and has basic typing/computer skills. Performs all circulation desk duties, performs all opening/closing procedures in work and public areas, answers phone and routes calls as necessary, performs basic reference work or refers it to librarian in charge, assists with Interlibrary Loan, delivers/picks up mail, assists with processing materials, shelves materials and reads shelves for order. Assists with programming prep, setup and cleanup. Performs any duties designated by librarians in assigned work area. Salary is $10.50 per hour. Please submit a resume and 3 references to Dawn Higginson at or fax to 203-888-2666 by Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4pm. EOE/ADA employer.

Reference/Instruction Librarian – Norwalk Community College

Reference/Instruction LibrarianNorwalk Community College. REPOSTED. Jan. 17, 2017 - June 30, 2017. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science and one (1) year experience as a professional academic librarian required. Additional experience in leading or supervising others preferred. Reference experience should include knowledge-based electronic resources (databases, e-books, Internet) and print resources; solid reference skills; good communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to establish professional and respectful relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and public. Teaching experience in library instruction and information literacy is preferred. Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Director of Library Services, the Reference/Instruction Librarian performs a full range of professional responsibilities including reference services, library instruction, creating and updating LibGuides, teaching students and faculty in the use of library resources and research methodology, and other responsibilities as assigned. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 12:45pm are required for a total of 17 hours per week. Salary $34.59/hour. If you are currently employed in a Connecticut State Agency and plan to continue working at this Agency, please include that information in your cover letter. Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references by Feb. 1, 2017 to: Linda P. Lerman, Director of Library Services, Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854;

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Reference and Teen Librarian - Stafford Library

Reference and Teen Librarian - Stafford Library, Town of Stafford. The Stafford Library is seeking an energetic, customer service oriented Reference and Teen Librarian. Major duties include: managing all aspects of library teen services (including performing reference service, reader’s advisory service, collection development for all teen materials, and planning and executing teen programs), providing reference service to patrons of all ages, assisting in adult collection development, covering the circulation desk when needed, updating library web page, Facebook page, library newsletter, and other duties as assigned by the Library Director. Master of Library Science Degree (or MLS candidate), prior library experience and strong computer skills are required. Prior teen services experience helpful. 23 hours per week, Mon – Sat including some evenings. $21.00 per hour. Includes one week of paid vacation after the first year. Please send a completed application (found at, resume, and cover letter to Stafford Library, 10 Levinthal Run, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 by 2/3/2017.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Reference and Public Services Assistant, Temporary - Loomis Chaffee School

Reference and Public Services Assistant, Temporary Position - Start Date: March 2016. Job Status: 25 hours a week temporary position for the Spring Term. The Katharine Brush Library at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT is searching for a dynamic, progressive, and patron-focused Reference and Public Services Assistant. This temporary position will assist with research and information inquiries from students, faculty, and staff. This position will deliver library services that meet the needs of the Loomis Chaffee community with a focus on assisting students in developing research strategies to locate and evaluate information. MLS, MLIS, or other graduate students are encouraged to apply. The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings whose children all died tragically and who then selflessly determined to found a school as a gift to the children of others, Loomis Chaffee provides our students with the best education - an education in which excellence in teaching and learning is shaped by the why, as much as the what, and every member of the community shares a commitment to the best self and the common good. For more information on the school, please visit Click here for the full job ad and apply.

Director - J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University

Director - Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University. Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, seeks a dynamic leader to become the Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Reporting to the Provost, the Library Director provides leadership to support the educational mission of the University. The Director of Library Services provides strategic direction for library service and is a visible and articulate advocate for initiatives that support the University’s strategic plan. The Library Director collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to leverage the Library’s presence and support for service to the University community. The Director of Library Services must be a strong communicator, and a leader who will foster collaborative relationships internally, across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and with other institutions. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion. The Library Director must possess a deep understanding of issues relevant to academic librarianship, including library technologies, information literacy, digital libraries, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and scholarly communication and publishing.
      About the J. Eugene Smith Library: Built in 1998, the 127,000 square foot Smith Library is an inviting social and intellectual center of the campus. With shelving capacity for over a half million volumes, and seating capacity for 900, the library provides a modern, spacious, and well-equipped environment for student study and research. The library offers over 60 computers for student use, and has Wi-Fi throughout the building. The Library also houses a café, and the Academic Services Center, as well as the Center for Instructional Technology. Twenty-six full time staff, supplemented by part-time staff, provide a welcoming and capable workforce to accomplish the library’s service goals. Librarians are tenure track members of the University faculty.
      Major Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of library administration including daily operations, strategic planning, budget planning, facilities management, collections stewardship, and assessment of library services and resources. Supervise, lead, inspire, support, evaluate and further develop a skilled, collaborative, service-oriented library faculty and staff that embraces change, innovation, and risk-taking. Provide strategic vision and direction, in collaboration with the library staff, for initiatives in support of the University’s mission and goals, including resource sharing, preservation, coordinated collection development, scholarship, and student success. Represent the library, establish and maintain collaborative relationships across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, and with other institutions. Prepare annual and other reports on library operations.
Requirements: Master’s degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program. Minimum seven years of experience in an academic or research library, with at least two years of library management experience including personnel evaluation. Record of service-oriented leadership and collaborative partnerships with various campus and professional constituencies. Evidence of scholarly or professional achievement. Evidence of a collaborative leadership style and the ability to develop and sustain productive and harmonious relationships with faculty, students, library staff, and colleagues. A record of supporting staff professional development.
      Desired: Additional advanced degree. Professional experience in a liberal arts college/university library. Experience managing in a collective bargaining environment.
      Special Instructions to Applicant: Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position and a CV. In addition, applicants should supply three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.
      About Eastern Connecticut State University: Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5400 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital. Eastern is a member of COPLAC and has been named one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work for” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the last seven years.
      Eastern Connecticut State University 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: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791,

Children Services Librarian Level I and II - Town of Greenwich

Children Services Librarian Level I and II - Town of Greenwich. Full time. SALARY: $33.17 - $45.91 Hourly. CLOSING DATE: 01/19/17 04:00 PM.
     GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This class of position involves responsible specialized professional library work with an emphasis on services and programs for children and their parents, caregivers, educators, and other family members. It requires a strong public service orientation and aptitude, and working knowledge of information technology in libraries.
     ASSIGNMENT LEVEL I: Responsible for providing quality patron service to children, young adults and adults in the Children's Services Department. As an accountable team member, participates in planning and goal setting, assessing needs and providing services in accordance with library policies and practices. Backs up team members, and assists others as needed. Some evening and weekend/alternate hours required. Reports to a Librarian III, Library Manager, or Library Director.
     ASSIGNMENT LEVEL II: Specialized professional library work requiring direction and coordination within the Children's Services Department. Responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of all library services within the Children's Services Department by suggesting improvements, and implementing approved solutions. Performs both technical and back-up coordinative duties by applying professional techniques to library problems. Some evening and weekend/alternate hours required. Reports to a Librarian III, Library Manager, or Library Director.
     ALL APPLICANTS, except for current union represented Town of Greenwich employees, MUST PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE OF $20 which must be received by the Town of Greenwich Human Resources Department no later than the close date. Failure to pay this fee by the deadline will disqualify candidates from continuing in the process. Please ensure that you submit your application prior to making the payment and that the application and payment are made by the close date.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, LEVEL I: Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus a general knowledge of library procedures and six (6) months experience in library services for children. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, LEVEL II: Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus a general knowledge of library procedures and two (2) years of experience in library services for children. SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS FOR LEVEL II: Some positions may require hands on experience adding content to the online catalog or library website.
     CAREER PATH: A Children's Services Librarian I who successfully completes twelve (12) consecutive months of work following the six (6) month probationary period shall be upgraded to a Children's Services Librarian II conditional upon the following: The employee received a satisfactory rating in his or her most recent performance evaluation as a Children's Services Librarian I [In the event there is no current performance evaluation, the employee will be upgraded to Children's Services Librarian II]; and the employee has not received discipline within the past eighteen (18) months.
     Examination: 100% Training & Experience Assessment. The examination to determine a candidate's eligibility for the position will be a Training and Experience Assessment. This type of examination requires that you completely fill out the application, adding pages for additional relevant information where needed, and attaching any documentation of certificates, degrees, other significant documents, etc. A candidate's eligibility to be interviewed will be based solely on material submitted at the time of application. Once the Eligibility List is prepared no further information may be submitted and no adjustments will be made.
     Complete position description, qualifications, requirements, supplemental questions, and application information are available at Apply by 4:00pm on January 19, 2017. The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Digital Services Librarian - New Canaan Library

Digital Services Librarian - New Canaan Library.
     Our Values: Commitment. Service. Excellence.
     Our Mission: To inspire and empower lifelong learning through innovation and discovery. To be the information and cultural center of the community.
     Role Purpose: To engage our community through digital services and channels. As part of the Digital Services Team: Provide IT support to the public and staff. Assist in maintaining the IT infrastructure. Develop technology workshops and classes that respond to community need and interest. Compile a broad range of Library metrics. Participate in cross-departmental projects as required.
     Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Digital Services Manager this position is accountable for: Working with the Digital Services Team Colleagues to maintain all Library technology. Responding to Help Desk requests. Assisting in developing, organizing and providing classes and workshops. Providing Makerlab support and technical assistance. Assisting in developing and maintaining the Library’s digital presence. Collecting, analyzing and presenting a broad array of statistical data. Working 5 hours per week on the Adult Services/ Information Desk. Instructing staff and public in the use of various digital technologies. Conducting one-on-one tutorials with public and staff. Undertaking other projects and assignments as requested.
     Skills & Attributes: Strong commitment to customer service. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. Knowledge of emerging digital technologies. Knowledge of 3D printing and scanning. Collaborative work style. Good troubleshooting skills. Strong ability to convey ideas and lead informal learning programs.
     Qualifications / Experience: MLS degree (preferred but not required). Basic understanding of computer networks. Knowledge of computer databases and statistical analysis. Knowledge of Windows, MAC and Linux operating systems. Knowledge of mobile devices and tablets. Familiarity with Arduinos, RasPis and related electronics.
     Starting Salary range: $51,300-$55,000. This is a 35 hour per week full-time position requiring some evening and weekend shifts. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a copy of resume to Jeff Zaino, Manager of Adult & Digital Services,

Cataloger/Archives Assistant - Taft School

Cataloger/Archives Assistant - Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut. REPORTS TO: Library Director. SALARY: Commensurate with experience. FTE: 0.6 FTE (30 hours per week during academic year). POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The duties and responsibilities of the Cataloger/Archives assistant include, but are not limited to: Perform original and copy cataloging, including authority work, in all formats. Perform LC classification. Update holdings in WorldCat via OCLC Connexion. Act as a resource person for library staff. Catalog and assist in processing archival materials and assist with providing service in Archives. Assist with digitization of archival and other materials. Assist Coordinator of Technical Services with planning for regular inventory and weeding of the Library’s collection. Provide assistance at public service desk during the school year as needed. Act as mentor to students writing research papers. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including afternoons, evenings and weekends. Assist with other tasks as assigned by the Director of the Library. MINIMUM DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An American Library Association accredited MLS/MLIS is required. At least one year of library experience as a cataloger required. Working knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, FRBR, OCLC, and OCLC WorldCat. Position requires close attention to detail and ability to work in a noisy, user-centered environment. Must have a positive attitude toward adolescents. Must possess good communication and computer skills, a desire to learn new skills related to the role and the ability to work well with others. TO APPLY: Submit your resume via email to The Taft School is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. It is the policy of The Taft School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental retardation, mental disability, or physical disability.

Clinical Librarian - Yale University

Clinical Librarian - The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Requisition:  41152BR. Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
     Position Focus: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services, and as a member of the larger Research and Education Department, the Clinical Librarian provides point-of-need services and information support to medical professionals at Yale University, in the clinical setting within the Yale New Haven Health System, and at other affiliated clinical sites. The librarian cultivates partnerships between the library and assigned liaison areas in the health sciences through outreach, instruction, collection development, and research support services. The librarian provides innovative services to support research, teaching, and clinical service. The Clinical Librarian will provide in-depth reference, information, research and consultation services for clinical professionals and users in the health sciences community, including literature searches in support of systematic reviews, research, grants, clinical practice, animal use, teaching, and publishing. In addition, they will offer training and support for the identification and retrieval of high-quality evidence for clinical questions and decision-making including the use of databases and mobile apps. The incumbent will create and maintain online guides, learning objects, websites, and other research support tools and collaborate with fellow librarians and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching in general. The librarian will work closely with the Head of Collection Development on acquiring clinical information resources and preparing and promoting them for availability to users. This librarian may be required to periodically meet with, teach classes, and present at or attend morning reports, grand rounds, and other clinically relevant forums in the early morning or evening. Will collaborate with library, university, and hospital personnel on projects including grants, papers, poster presentations, or other creative undertakings. Will support the curricular needs of assigned departments and programs by teaching didactic and hands-on sessions as requested by faculty. Participates in planning and teaching the general library instruction programs. In collaboration with the Research and Education team, identifies, prepares and presents a range of classes on various topics, including biomedical databases, citation management tools and biomedical research strategies.
     Required Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service and teaching. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Demonstrated ability to work both independently or collaboratively in a diverse team environment, and to effectively build partnerships and promote the library. Demonstrated ability to develop and grow a customer base through the creation, enhancement and provision of user-centered services. Innovative, resourceful, and flexible. Knowledge of information technology.
     Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at:
     Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience working in the clinical setting and/or an academic library.
     The University and the Library: The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at
     The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library: The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library (CWML), with a collection of approximately 22,000 electronic biomedical journals, 38,000 electronic books, 200,000 print resources and a wide range of state-of the-art electronic services and databases, serves the information needs of the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The Library provides responsive and effective support to meet the Medical Center's missions of research, education, patient care and service. The Medical Library also contains a Historical Library with a large and unique collection of rare medical books, medical journals to 1920, pamphlets, prints, and photographs, as well as current works on the history of medicine. For additional information please visit the Library’s website at:
     The Yale School of Medicine: Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine is a world-renowned center for biomedical research, education and advanced health care. Among its divisions are one of the nation’s oldest schools of public health and the internationally recognized Child Study Center, founded in 1911. Its 33 academic departments include 11 in the basic sciences, 19 in clinical fields, and 5 in public health. The School of Medicine consistently ranks among the handful of leading recipients of research funding from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations supporting the biomedical sciences, and belongs to medical organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of Academic Health Centers. The school’s unique curriculum, known as the Yale System of Medical Education, promotes teaching in small seminar, conference and tutorial settings, and requires student self-evaluation, independent thinking and investigation. Since 1839, Yale has required that each student complete a thesis based on original research prior to graduation. Graduates of the school have gone on to significant leadership positions in virtually every medical field, as well as many non-medical areas.
     Yale-New Haven Hospital: Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Yale School of Nursing (YSN) is a non-profit, 1,541-bed tertiary medical center with two in-patient campuses. YNHH, the flagship member of the Yale New Haven Health System, includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. In addition to providing quality medical care to patients and families, YNHH is the second largest employer in the New Haven area with more than 12,000 employees. Relying on the skill and expertise of more than 4,500 university and community physicians and advanced practitioners, including more than 600 resident physicians, YNHH provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-focused care in more than 100 medical specialty areas. Yale-New Haven Hospital regularly ranks among the best hospitals in the U.S. and is accredited by The Joint Commission. In conjunction with YSM and Yale Cancer Center, YNHH is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and clinical research.
     Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
     How to Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS req. ID for this position is 41152BR. Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Readers Advisory Librarian – New Canaan Library

Readers Advisory Librarian – New Canaan Library. NEW CANAAN LIBRARY VISION: New Canaan Library is the town's source for discovery and inspiration. Our mission is to empower and inspire learning through innovation, education and discovery. OUR VALUES: Commitment. Service. Excellence. ROLE PURPOSE:
     Position responsibilities: Engage community through collections. Offer fluent readers’ advisory service to our members in person, via telephone, or online. Implement proven and new methodologies particular to readers’ advisory service and create innovative tools and platforms for our members to engage with the Library. Work closely with the Adult Services and Collections departments to promote and increase usage of our collections. Support the Manager and Assistant Manager of Adult & Public Services in the strategic initiatives of the department and the Library.
     Key Functional relationships: Manager of Adult & Public Services, Assistant Manager of Adult & Public Services, Members of Adult Services Team, Collections Manager, Collections Team.
     Deliverables: Consistently provide exceptional readers’ advisory, information and reference services at the Information Desk. Design, maintenance, and rotation of material displays in and around the Library. Participate in and contribute to Library outreach events and initiatives with a special focus on readers’ advisory. Encourage collaborative partnerships within the Library to support ongoing initiatives. Create reader's advisory content for the Library’s website and social media platforms.
     Accountabilities: Delivery of excellent Information Desk service especially Reader's Advisory. Keep an up-to-date knowledge of all Information Desk procedures and tools. Keep up-to-date with new tools and trends in readers’ advisory services and sharing this information with the team at-large. Participation with Collections for new materials acquisitions in all formats and the weeding of the collection, where appropriate. Effective collaboration and engagement with other departments to enable delivery of seamless services to whole community (on site, online and by telephone). Responsible for keeping up-to-date with new tools and trends in reference services and readers’ advisory. Lead and participate in professional in-house learning. Serve on library committees or projects as needed.
     Skills & Attributes: Excellent service ethos and dynamic, interpersonal abilities. Enjoys working with the public and has a good sense of humor. Love of books and reading and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Well organized and reliable. Team player with strong communication skills both written and in person. Self-starter who takes initiative. Strong personal/professional learning focus.
     Competencies: Strong customer focus. Excellent judgment. Confidentiality. Develops and empowers Information Desk colleagues’ skills as readers’ advisors. Ongoing self-directed professional development.
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $51,300 - $55,000. REQUIREMEMENTS: MLIS from an ALA-accredited school preferred - OR - Bachelor's degree (at a minimum) plus 5 years of equivalent book or library related experience. 35 hr/week including some nights and weekends. Up to 4-6 hours at the Information Desk per work day. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a copy of resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult & Public Services,

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Children’s Services Assistant - Case Memorial Library, Orange

Children’s Services Assistant - Case Memorial Library in Orange, CT, is seeking an enthusiastic professional for a full-time position in our busy Children’s Department. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, and experience working in a public or school library. Interested candidates should have excellent customer service and technology skills, a strong knowledge of children’s literature, an enjoyment of working with children and teens, and a love of reading. Experience with Sierra ILS is a plus. This is a 35 hour union position with full benefits, and includes evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to First Selectman James M. Zeoli, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477 or by 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017. For a complete job description, please visit the Town’s website EOE.