Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Knowledge and Learning Services Librarian – Darien Library

Knowledge and Learning Services LibrarianDarien Library. The Darien Library (CT) Knowledge and Learning Services Department is looking to add a new member to be an active part of a close-knit, forward-thinking reference team. The ideal candidate is passionate about the future of reference and seeking a position with growth potential. This is a unique opportunity for a librarian who is equally excited about community interaction, parsing data, and creating cutting-edge reference services. The position includes responsibility for knowledge-based electronic resources, planning and presenting technology related classes, and traditional reference services. The successful candidate will have experience working at an active reference desk, be knowledgeable about databases and web-based information resources, and be experienced in digital literacy training and instruction. Effective presentation skills, attention to detail, and strong written and oral communication skills are a must. MLIS degree, or degree in progress, from an ALA-accredited library and information sciences graduate program, is required. 1-3 years of experience with adult reference and technology help is preferred. Salary is $52,650 - $60,000 annually, and is commensurate with experience. Salary includes generous vacation, sick, and personal leave. Ample opportunities for professional development available. Health benefits and town pension are included with this position. This is a full-time position (37.5 hour/week) that will include weekdays, evenings, and up to two weekends per month. Full job description available at this link. Apply with a cover letter and copy of your resume to Sally Ijams, Head of Knowledge and Learning Services, Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 7th.

Children’s Librarian - Darien Library

Children’s Librarian - Darien Library. Darien Library (CT) seeks a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic candidate to join a dedicated Children’s Department as a full-time Children’s Librarian. This librarian will serve as the Early Literacy and Outreach Coordinator, planning and managing programming for the First Five Years, coordinating well-established outreach to community organizations, and managing the Children’s Services Public Relations. The highly-motivated candidate will have a passion for public service, knowledge of children’s literature, experience working with youth, a desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and will join a tight-knit and very collaborative team in providing extraordinary services to children. MLIS degree, or degree in progress, from an ALA-accredited library and information sciences graduate program, is required. 1-3 years of experience in a children’s library setting, or equivalent event planning experience, is preferred. Salary begins at $52,650 annually for a 37.5 hour week, and is commensurate with experience. Compensation includes generous vacation, sick, and personal leave. Ample opportunities for professional development available. Health benefits and town pension are included with this position. Full job description available at this link. Send a resume and cover letter to Elisabeth Marrocolla, Head of Children’s and Teen Services, via, by Wednesday, June 7th.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Library Director - Willington Public Library

Library Director - The Willington Public Library located in Willington, Connecticut, is currently seeking a qualified Library Director to provide oversight and leadership both within the library and throughout the community. The successful candidate will be responsible for the application of library skills to a variety of technical and/or professional processes in cataloging, book and audio-visual material selection, and reference services. Position is 30 hours per week, and requires attendance at library programs outside of regular working hours (minimum five per calendar year). The Director must work closely with staff, the Library Board, community leaders, and other town departments. Responsibilities include the day-to-day operation of the library, facility management, and supervision of library staff and volunteers. The Director selects and acquires all materials for the library collection and maintains fiscal and budgetary records. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: Maintenance of personnel files, preparation of reports, management of the facility usage, ensure computer systems are up to date, and oversight of programs and special events. The director is responsible for the development of a technology plan, which includes creation of a presence on social media platforms. The Director is required to attend monthly board meetings, assist in budget preparations, and attend town meetings to support the proposed budget. Experience with Verso and Quickbooks preferred. Qualifications: 3-5 years in a leadership position at a public library and Master’s Degree in Library Science or a Bachelor’s and the equivalent experience and education. Position scheduled to begin August 1, 2017. Salary: $35,000-$40,000/year plus benefits. To apply please send cover letter and resume to Willington Public Library, 7 Ruby Road, Willington, CT 06279 and complete online Application for Employment at Search open until position is filled.

Library Circulation Assistant – Lyme Public Library

Library Circulation AssistantLyme Public Library. 3.5 hours on Thursday evenings and must be available to fill in on Tuesdays - Saturdays as needed for small public library. Responsibilities include working circulation desk and assisting both adult and juvenile patrons with reference, readers’ advisory, & computer help. Must possess good customer service and computer skills. Starting wage $11.50 per hour. Send résumé, cover letter, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Theresa Conley, Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371-3110 or email to Applications accepted until filled. EOE.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Part-Time Library Circulation Staff – Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Part-Time Library Circulation StaffBerlin-Peck Memorial Library is seeking an individual with excellent customer service skills and pleasant telephone manners. This is a 20 hour a week union position, which includes evenings and Saturdays. The hourly compensation for this position is $17.94 per hour. The successful candidate should be able to perform a wide variety of library related tasks and have a welcoming presence. Additionally, candidates should be prepared to work in both the Adult and Children’s departments. Computer literacy is necessary and previous library experience using Triple I’s Sierra is preferable. Send resume and application form: ( to the Town Manager's Office, Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037 until June 13, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Part-Time Library Assistant II - Douglas Library of Hebron

Part-Time Library Assistant II - Town of Hebron. The Douglas Library of Hebron seeks a patron-centered, technologically savvy individual that can work independently and with others. This position requires the ability to answer questions in person, on the phone and though digital means. The Library Assistant II will need to interact with all age levels, must possess an above average understanding of library operations, be able to give and take direction and be able to open and close the library. Must be comfortable with MS Office and have basic database knowledge. Those candidates experienced with young adults and programming for young adults will be highly considered. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent; relevant work experience preferred. Starting wage is $11.25 per hour. Nights and Saturdays a must. 10-19 hours a week. Please send a completed town application found at and a letter of interest and resume to the Town Manager, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 by June 16, 2017. EOE.

Part-time Library Assistant - Richmond Memorial Library, Marlborough

Part-time Library Assistant - The Richmond Memorial Library in Marlborough, CT is seeking a part time library assistant for approximately 10 hours a week and including an evening and one Saturday a month. The right candidate will have excellent customer service skills, be able to multi-task and work a busy circulation desk using an ILS: Innovative Interfaces, specifically Sierra software experience preferred. Must be computer savvy and know commonly used software in a Windows environment as well as have a college degree from a four year institution. Work includes, but is not limited to: checking in and out materials, placing holds, processing new materials, answering ready reference questions, cheerfully helping customers with computer issues, telephone skills and other assorted tasks as needed. Starting salary is $17 per hour. Please email a resume and three references to by June 12, 2017. No calls please.

Librarian I, Junior Services - City of Danbury

Librarian I, Junior Services - Salary: $32.70 - $34.42/hour. The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Librarian I - Junior Services. The Junior Services Librarian provides professional services to patrons from birth to age 18, plans and executes programs, and builds and maintains the collection of material. The Librarian is responsible for participating in outreach to the Danbury schools and other local agencies that provide services to children and/or young adults. Full posting available here: Deadline: Monday, June 12, 2017.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Senior Library Aide – Jonathan Trumbull Library, Lebanon

Senior Library AideJonathan Trumbull Library, Lebanon. Energetic, tech-savvy, friendly self-starter to work mainly in our children’s library and to perform other duties as assigned. Applicant must be proficient with technology. We are looking for a reader who is comfortable using MS Word, Publisher and Excel, digital resources (e.g., eBooks, downloadable audios, internet searching, databases) and social media. Strong customer service skills essential. Organizational skills, accuracy, a positive attitude and familiarity with children’s literature needed. High school diploma required, college and previous library experience preferred. 19.5 hours per week: Mondays 9-5, Wednesdays 10-6, Thursdays 4:30-8. $13.18/hour, no benefits ($13.58 after 6 months). Send resume and cover letter to

Supervising Librarian - New Haven Free Public Library

Supervising LibrarianNew Haven Free Public Library. Assignment focuses on Reference and Adult Learning. Salary: Range 9/Step 2: $56,692 annualized. Posted Until: June 23, 2017.
     Nature of Work: This is professional library work in the supervision of a major library activity, a major branch library, or in the development and supervision of a major specialized subject area such as literacy, computers, audio-visual resources and service, and information service for businesses. Work is performed with latitude for professional judgment under the general supervision of the Director, a Librarian V or Librarian IV, and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results. This particular assignment serves as Reference and Adult Learning Manager with oversight for coordination of digital inclusion and technology training, provision of social service assistance, workforce development, strategic adult programming and other priorities of the City of New Haven, as such will be required to have knowledge and experience with computer applications in public libraries, literacy service, and business information service. Develops services and programs to support lifelong learning in collaboration with other NHFPL librarians and managers across the library system.
     Minimum Requirements: A Master's degree in Library Science and at least three to five years of experience in professional library work, including at least six months of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge in the required area of expertise such as: Considerable knowledge of the objectives of library service to the community. Ability to apply library science principles and techniques to operating and supervising problems. Ability to plan and supervise operations of a library unit. Competency in Spanish is a plus.
     Instructions: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application during the posting period. 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, or are available on the city website. As a required part of the application process, candidates MUST submit a cover letter describing their relevant qualifications, experience and interest; a current resume; and the contact information for three references. Applications and other required information must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on REMOVAL DATE.
     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.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Librarian I, Children's Department - Town of Glastonbury

Librarian I, Children's Department - The Town of Glastonbury is accepting applications for the following position: Librarian I – Full Time – Children’s Department. Hours: 37.5 per week. Starting Salary Range: $24.50 - $26.25 per hour. Closing date: 4:00 pm on 5/31/2017. Under general supervision of the Librarian III, incumbent provides services to all ages, supports the Library’s mission: To provide books and other media facilities and professional services; to inform, educate and culturally enrich the community. Provides instruction to staff and public on using the Internet, searching for information using databases and other resources, completing online forms or accessing other on-line services, using digital media, social media and other emerging technologies. Works cooperatively with other Town departments, schools and outside agencies to assess needs, plan, prepare, promote, and present appropriate services for special groups such as storytelling for children, programs for teens, workshops for adults, tours and newsletters. Creates displays, marketing and informational materials. Travels within the community to provide outreach services. Selects, orders, and evaluates materials for assigned area(s). Catalogs and classifies library materials. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. Must have a valid driver’s license. For a detailed job description and employment application, visit the Town’s website at or call (860) 652-7710. Please send completed applications to the Human Resources Department or Customer Service Center at Town Hall, 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033, or email to AA/EOE.

Library Assistant - Southbury Public Library

Library Assistant - Southbury Public Library. 18 hrs. per week. Minimum wage. Schedule includes Tuesday 4:30 - 9:00 p.m., Friday 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Included is ½ hr. unpaid break on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Works in Adult Department. Responsible for all circulation procedures and shelving books. Must have good communication skills, working knowledge of clerical duties and working knowledge of computer skills. Ability to work effectively with the public. Graduation from High School or equivalent. Applications are available at Applications must be received by June 5, 2017. ADA/EOE.

Part-Time Children's Assistant - Cromwell Belden Public Library

Part-Time Children's Assistant - The Cromwell Belden Public Library is seeking a part-time children’s assistant to work with the Children’s Librarian to provide programming and circulation for our youngest patrons. The ideal candidate will have experience working with young children, knowledge of technology in libraries, and a passion for library service to children and families. Knowledge of the Sierra ILS is a plus. Enthusiasm and a willingness to work as part of a team are required. Position is 19.5 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. Starting pay is $14.39/hour. Deadline to Apply – June 5, 2017. Applications may be found on under Human Resources. Any questions regarding this position, please call (860) 632-3460. Please submit applications to: Town of Cromwell, Human Resource Dept., 41 West Street, Cromwell, CT 06416.

Library Director - North Branford Public Library

Library Director - North Branford Public Library, North Branford, CT. The Town of North Branford needs a creative, public service oriented professional to direct library operations in a vibrant Connecticut community of 14,407, with two community centered Libraries: Atwater Memorial Library in North Branford and Edward Smith Library in Northford. The Director must work closely with staff, Library Board, Town Manager, and other town departments. Strong communication, personnel management, and fiscal management skills are required. The Director promotes outreach, public relations, and fundraising; leads and develops a strong and committed staff; and cultivates a strong grasp of modern library trends and the technologies that support them. The library has a staff of 6 full time and 10 part time employees, an annual budget of $688,000, circulation of 95,000 and a collection of 78,000 items. There are around 500 programs annually for adults and children, with total attendance circa 10,000. The library has just initiated Maker Spaces for adults and children, and these are ripe for growth and improvement. The Library Director works under the administrative direction of the Town Manager, with policy guidance from a 5-member Library Board. Minimum Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS with five years of progressively responsible public library experience, including a minimum of two years in a supervisory capacity. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, with an attractive benefits package. Salary range $68-72K. Job description and application available on the Town’s website and at the Town Manager's Office, 909 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT 06471 during regular business hours. Please submit application and other materials in person or by mail (no faxes). Deadline will be Friday, June 16, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. EEO/AA.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Part-Time Library Assistant - Mansfield Public Library

Part-Time Library Assistant - Mansfield Public Library. The Mansfield Public Library is currently looking to fill a vacancy for a part-time library assistant. This position performs work operating the circulation desk, preparing materials for circulation, and providing assistance to library patrons. The ideal candidate should have general knowledge of basic library procedures, methods and techniques, library circulation functions, and general knowledge of office procedures and records management practices. Candidates are required to possess a high school degree and have experience working in a library or other related work dealing with the public. Education or training in library science or technology is desirable. Starting salary is $19.16 per hour. The selected candidate will regularly work approximately 16 hours per week, but may be scheduled up to 19 hours per week as needed. Work schedule may include early evenings and Saturdays. This is a part-time position with no benefits. The preferred candidate will be subject to a background check. Applicants must submit a resume, letter of interest, and an official employment application at Deadline for all required application materials is 6:30pm, Thursday, June 8, 2017. EOE/AA.

Library Assistant – John P. Webster Library at First Church, West Hartford

Library Assistant – The John P. Webster Library at First Church, West Hartford, CT seeks a part-time Library Assistant. A lively, state-of-the-art gathering place of spiritual formation and fellowship, the Library offers programs consistent with the progressive faith of First Church, and is open to the public. Candidates should be tech-savvy, creative, and self-motivated, with a warm, welcoming presence, a sense of humor, and a commitment to intergenerational customer service and hospitality. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and manage changing priorities. In addition to circulation desk duties, the Library Assistant is also available for tech support and trouble-shooting for Library patrons. Bachelor’s Degree, two years’ library experience required, cataloging skills desired. Experience with Alexandria, Evergreen, Microsoft Office a plus. 22-25 weekday hours, Monday – Thursday; every other Sunday required. Additional evening and weekend hours may also be required for special programs. We offer a competitive salary based on education and experience. Email resume, letter of interest, and names of three references by June 19, 2018 to Jennifer deSimas, Library Director, at The subject line should read Library Assistant Position.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Library/Media Specialist - Ellington High School

Library/Media Specialist - Ellington High School is looking for a full-time library/media specialist beginning at the start of the 2017-18 school year. Job Summary: Successful candidate will serve as the library/media specialist for a 780+ student high school. Qualifications: Must hold a valid Connecticut library/media specialist endorsement (#062). Application Procedure: Apply Online by May 23, 2017. Please include a resume, copy of your certification, transcripts and three letters of reference and a cover letter addressed to Mr. Neil Rinaldi, Principal, Ellington High School, 37 Maple Street, Ellington, CT 06029. Selection Procedure: Applicants chosen by the selection committee for an initial interview will be contacted.

Library Media Specialist - New Canaan High School

Library Media Specialist - New Canaan High School. Job Description: Anticipated vacancy for the 2017-18 school year for a Library Media Specialist, 9-12. All candidates must hold or be eligible for appropriate CT certification.
     POSITION SUMMARY: The Library Media Specialist values and fosters the understanding that the library is the center of the school’s learning community. The Library Media Specialist is committed to providing a student-centered learning environment that encourages creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. The library media Specialist has the leadership and expertise required to ensure that the library is an integral component of the school’s instructional program, and ensures that the library media program in is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the New Canaan Public Schools. The library media specialist develops a library media program that supports the curriculum by providing resources and training so that both students and teachers become independent users of information.
     QUALIFICATIONS: Current Connecticut teaching certificate. Experience with instruction on information and technology literacy skills, including the research process Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources. Expertise in basic technology, including computer operation, productivity software, and basic network knowledge. Communication skills, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students and staff. Knowledge of instructional methods, strategies, and pedagogy. Knowledge of curriculum development processes and learning theories. Understanding of student growth and development. Leadership, organizational, and budget management skills. Ability to successfully interact with students and staff from various disciplines and with differing skill levels. Familiarity with national and state standards for information and technology literacy, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.
     Please be sure to apply on our district website and upload a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, transcripts and a copy of your certification (if available).

Library/Media Specialist - Deep River Elementary School

Library/Media Specialist - Full time (1.0) position available at Deep River Elementary School, Deep River, CT beginning the 2017-2018 school year. CT teaching certification (062) is required. Experience with elementary students and experience integrating technology into media literacy instruction is preferred. Interested candidates please apply on line at, click the Employment link. Open Until Filled.

Library Media Specialists - Wilton Public Schools

Library Media Specialists - Wilton Public Schools. Multiple positions; openings at Middlebrook School and Wilton High School beginning September 5, 2017. Please apply online at Open until filled.

Full Time Children’s Librarian - Berlin-Peck Library

Full Time Children’s Librarian - The Berlin-Peck Library, Berlin, CT is seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking person to join the Children’s Department team. Under the supervision of the Head of Children’s & Teen Services, the candidate will plan, publicize, and conduct programs; provide reader’s advisory; assist patrons and perform other duties as related to children and teens. The candidate must have experience working collaboratively with others along with excellent communication skills and a commitment to serving the needs of young library users, their families and caregivers. Knowledge of current technologies applicable to libraries is essential. Please see the complete job description at: Children's Librarian. This union position is 35 hours per week and includes Saturdays and evenings. Salary is per collective bargaining agreement and starts at $45,808. Please send a resume, meaningful cover letter and a Town of Berlin application (click here for application) by June 7, 2017 to: Office of the Town Manager, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Public Service Associate (Part-time) - East Hampton Public Library

Public Service Associate (Part-time) - The East Hampton Public Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and highly organized public service oriented person. $12.27 per hour. Includes evening and Saturday hours. Responsibilities include, planning and executing young adult programming, young adult collection development, fostering a positive environment for young adults in the library, reference and reader’s advisory, assisting on the circulation desk and in the children’s room. Public library experience preferred. Strong written, oral and computer skills essential. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and employment application no later than 5/31/2017 (or until filled), to: Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 20 East High Street, East Hampton, Connecticut 06424. EOE/AA/M-F.

Temporary Librarian - Case Memorial Library, Orange

Temporary Librarian - Case Memorial Library in Orange, CT, is seeking an enthusiastic professional to work alternating Fridays/Saturdays, 7.5 hours/week in our busy Children’s Department. This is a temporary summer position starting as soon as possible and with a term ending September 1, 2017. Salary is $15.31/hour; no benefits. Interested candidates should have strong customer service and technology skills, knowledge of children’s literature, and a love of reading. Experience with Sierra ILS is a plus. A Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent is preferred. Current MLS/MLIS students are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to Meryl Farber, Library Director, Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, CT. 06477, or email by 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017. EOE

Monday, May 15, 2017

Reference Librarian, Part-Time, Substitute - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe

Reference Librarian, Part-Time, Substitute - The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, is seeking a part time substitute reference librarian. Responsibilities include: providing reference help and reader’s advisory guidance to patrons, providing instruction in use of online catalog and the internet plus other related duties. Must be familiar with reference information in various formats. Strong customer service orientation and MLS required. Competency with Microsoft Publisher a plus. Day, evening, and weekend hours as needed. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered. Salary: $22.50 per hour, no benefits. Apply online at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position if filled. EO/AA

Office Assistant, Teen Room - West Hartford Library

Office Assistant, Teen Room - The West Hartford Library is looking for a substitute Office Assistant to help monitor our busy Teen Room. Responsibilities will include minor circulation duties, readers’ advisory for teen materials, basic computer assistance, shelving and straightening materials, and encouraging proper behavior among teens both in the teen room and in the library. Additional projects may be assigned. An ideal candidate will have basic knowledge of YA authors/books, a passion for working with youth, and a familiarity with the Sierra ILS, however anyone with positive experience working with teens is encouraged to apply. Because this is a part-time substitute position, the right candidate will have a flexible schedule that will include day, evening, and weekend shifts. Salary: $19.33/hr. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position. West Hartford application can be found at: Services/APPLICATION2015.pdf. Email completed Application, Cover Letter and Resume to: Amy McCue, Head of Public Services at Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Closing date: Friday, May 26th, 2017.

Adult Circulation Assistant Department Head - Howard Whittemore Library, Naugatuck

Adult Circulation Assistant Department Head - Howard Whittemore Library, Naugatuck. 30 hours/week. $14.00/hr; generous benefits. Supervise the Adult Circulation Department, schedule staff, and handle patron concerns in absence of the Department Head. Occasional evening and Saturday hours include some Reference Desk coverage. Disseminate publicity via print and social media, and create flyers. Assist Reference and Adult Programming Librarian with selection and planning of adult programs. Must have technological proficiency (including MS Word), and exceptional oral and written communication skills. BA, 2-4 years public library experience including reference service, experience and creativity with adult programming, and ability to serve a diverse population and work with a variety of personalities required as well as demonstrated mathematical aptitude, time management ability, precision with details, and understanding of library policies and procedures. Website maintenance and social media skills, and familiarity with Evergreen or similar circulation system and MS Publisher preferred. Application deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Mail cover letter and resume with names of three references to Jocelyn Miller, Library Director, Howard Whittemore Library, 243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

Director – North Country Library System, New York State

DirectorNorth Country Library System, New York State. Take a leadership role and assist public libraries in northern New York State to achieve new levels of innovative service and resource sharing. The North Country Library System seeks a visionary leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a talented staff to be its next Director. NCLS is a cooperative of 65 public libraries covering Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State. With a $2.2 million budget and 20 FTE staff, NCLS is a member focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen our libraries. NCLS’s recently renovated 14,000 square-foot, solar powered headquarters is situated on a beautiful eleven-acre wooded lot bordering the Black River in Watertown, NY.
     The North Country region offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. Watertown is a growing small city that is a few miles from Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region. The Adirondacks, Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, and Syracuse are all nearby. The area is a recreational playground with numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more. The blend of recreation, cultural opportunities, education with six colleges in the area, good schools and one of the lowest costs of living in the state make this a great place to live.
     Responsibilities. The System Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of System operations. The Director supervises the department managers and works with the Board, staff and library Directors to align System services with the member libraries’ needs and priorities. For the complete position description, see NCLS Director Responsibilities.
     Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain a NY State Public Librarian Certificate; a minimum of eight years post MLS experience, three years in an administrative capacity. Essential abilities and experience include creativity, enthusiasm, superior written and oral communications skills; political acumen; consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, evaluating and mentoring staff; a thorough knowledge of library trends and best practices; an understanding of innovative library technology; proven success working with and reporting to a governing board.
     Salary. The hiring salary range is $85,000 - $100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
     For further information go to
     To start the application process, submit a cover letter, resume and references to on or before the closing date of June 30, 2017.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Records Management Consultant - Connecticut State Library

Records Management Consultant - Connecticut State Library. Based out of the Connecticut State Library, Office of the Public Records Administrator, the Records Management Consultant will assist the Public Records Administrator performing detail-orientated records information management work related to the implementation of an IBM Enterprise Content Management [ECM] system in conjunction with the Bureau of Enterprise Systems and Technologies [BEST] and the Connecticut State Library [CSL]. This is a full-time, one year contracted position.
     Compensation: The Records Management Consultant will be paid monthly upon completion and submission of an invoice. Benefits are not included.
     Key Duties and Responsibilities: This work includes records management activities associated with the creation, maintenance, use and disposition of records in all formats; the proper documentation of the policies and transactions of Connecticut state and local government agencies; and the effective management of public agency operations, records management laws, regulations, rules, policies and procedures within the ECM system.
      Key duties include: Conducting complex records appraisal and analysis in order to develop and update records retention schedules for ECM pilot state agencies and municipalities working with individuals at all levels of federal, state and local government; developing and revising records management policies, procedures, manuals and regulations governing public records related to the ECM project; assisting ECM pilot state agency records management liaison officers and municipal officials with complex records retention and management issues, including electronic records management; and working closely with subject matter experts in records related fields including but not limited to enterprise technologies, information technology, regulatory and legal enforcement, legislative development and archives.
      Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in library, information science, records management or archives or other related field such as history, political science or government from an accredited college or university and 1 year of professional experience in a relevant area of records management. In lieu of a master’s degree and 1 year of professional experience, a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of professional experience will be considered.
      Strong knowledge of professional principles, standards and best practices of records management, including electronic records management; strong knowledge of specialized areas of records management such as development of records retention schedules, electronic records management policies/procedures, electronic records management systems, metadata, and taxonomy; demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to records management methods and procedures; demonstrated ability to provide records management services within a government or other organization; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to use content management software and document management software; ability to use the Microsoft Office suite including Excel and Access database creation and maintenance.
     Preferred Qualifications: Participation in a successful ECM implementation project; working knowledge of state and municipal government organizational structures, operations and functions; a Certified Records Manager (CRM) designation.
     To Apply: Please send/email cover letter and resume by May 31, 2017 to Public Records Administrator LeAnn Power, Office of the Public Records Administrator, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106;

Branch Manager - Trumbull Library System

Branch Manager - Part Time Position ($27/hr., 25 hrs. per week). Trumbull Library System & Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library Association seek individual to be responsible for operations of the Fairchild-Nichols branch including building and staff oversight, as well as program development and implementation. Qualified candidate must possess highly effective interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and energetic. Excellent computer, organizational, and communication skills a must. Interest in new technologies a plus. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Business Administration or related field. Three years of library experience, including event coordination and program development. One year of staff supervision. Preferred: Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA accredited school. Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: Stefan Lyhne-Nielsen, Director, Trumbull Library System, 33 Quality Street, Trumbull, CT 06611, or email to: Job closes 5 PM on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Part-Time Librarian - East Lyme Public Library

Part-Time Librarian - The East Lyme Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology savvy, part-time Librarian. This person will be responsible for providing reference desk services two Saturdays per month, with the possibility of expanded hours, including substituting weekdays and evenings. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable in reference and research techniques, enjoys responding to the information needs of library customers and is committed to exceptional customer service. Specific responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory service and teaching technology such as eReaders, tablets, smartphones, online databases, etc. in a group and/or one-on-one environment. Requirements: An M.L.S. Degree from an ALA accredited library school. Submit your resume and letters of reference to Lisa Timothy, Executive Director, East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT 06357 or

Reference Librarians (Part-time) - Simsbury Public Library

Reference Librarians (Part-time) - Simsbury Public Library seeks 2 part-time Reference Librarians to provide excellent customer service and meet the information needs of the community through a variety of means, as well as to support our Innovators’ Workshop and promote the Library, its programs and services. 4-16 hours/week, including some weekdays and an evening and weekend rotation. Candidates should be enthusiastic, tech savvy, self-motivated, curious learners who are able to multi-task and have a sense of humor. Experience with 3D printing, programming and promotion also preferred. MLIS or equivalent degree required. Salary: $28.16/hour. Apply online at Applications close May 24, 2017.

Librarian II, Information Technology - Town of West Hartford

Librarian II, Information Technology - Town of West Hartford. Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Salary Range: $75,192 - $93,366.
     JOB PURPOSE: This is professional library work in one or more of the specialized fields of librarianship. Employees are responsible for the performance of duties requiring the application of professional techniques and procedures in the administration of a function of the library operation, in one or more divisions of the organization. A Librarian II has considerable latitude in the application of professional practices to the field of specialization. Supervision is received from a superior through the review and coordination of plans and programs and through conferences. Librarian II may supervise subordinate personnel of various levels. This position will be responsible for supervising and planning aspects of the library computer and network systems, including software selection, installation and maintenance. Manages public and staff access to information services through the integrated library system.
     WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a business office setting subject to some interruptions and background noise. Work is performed with independence and initiative. Performs varied and responsible functions requiring judgment to ensure compliance with applicable departmental and town policies, procedures and methods. Manages and coordinates multiple priorities adhering to established time frames. Must be mobile, able to push/pull light objects, occasionally lift objects up to 30 pounds. Must be able to perform such tasks as writing, filing, typing, using a calculator, and skills which require hand-eye coordination such as using a computer. Must be able to sit for prolonged periods. Has frequent contact with employees, other town departments, vendors, community representatives, and the general public. Must be able to concentrate on fine details with occasional interruption, attend to tasks/functions for more than forty-five to sixty (45-60) minutes at a time, remember multiple assignments given over long periods of time, and understand the theories behind several related concepts. Must be able to communicate in English and be understood clearly; hearing requirements include the ability to effectively interact with customers in person or by telephone. May be exposed to dust, fluctuations in inside temperatures and electro-magnetic radiation as in computer screens. Work may occasionally be required beyond normal working hours.
     ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: May assist in the supervision and operation of a library division. May be responsible for a specialized area of service such as providing marketing services, public relations, technology training and instruction for staff and public, or document preservation to include local history. Prepare book collections for convalescent homes; planning special programs; preparing publicity releases, book lists, and exhibits; work with clubs and organizations. May develop, write and administer grants related to the field of specialization. May write library publicity releases, assist in research and report writing, and other forms of communication. Participates in the selection of staff; trains staff and recommends merit increments. Plans assigns and supervises work of departmental assistants. Attends professional meetings. Prepares reports and assists in the preparation of budget estimates for the department. May select books and other materials. Provides reference services for library users; assists patrons in selection of material. Keeps informed of developments in a specialized field. Suggest policy and procedure revisions. Performs related work as required.
     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of professional principles, methods, materials, and practices. Considerable knowledge of reader-interest levels and books, authors and related materials. Considerable knowledge of the library materials and tools available for specialized library work to which assigned. Considerable experience with information technology including personal computers, the Internet, social media, and ebooks, and the ability to effectively train staff and members of the public. Ability to analyze professional and administrative problems, and to make recommendations for their solution. Ability to establish and maintain favorable public relations and effective working relationships with other employees. Ability to plan and direct a specialized library service (marketing, public relations or document preservation.) Ability to configure and maintain Android, iOS and Windows devices (laptops, desktops, tablets, and network printers).
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of an ALA accredited master’s degree in Library Science and at least two years of experience in professional library work including the supervision of personnel, or any equivalent combination of experience and education. At least three years of experience as a domain administrator managing a wired and wireless LAN infrastructures.
     METHOD OF SELECTION: Oral Board Examination. Weight: 100%. Passing Score: 70. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70 on the oral examination in order to have their name placed on the Eligible List for this position. An individual appointed to the position must satisfactorily complete a six (6) month probationary period.
     APPLICATIONS: The Town reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to any portion of the selection process. The Application for Employment may be accessed from the Town of West Hartford website at under “Jobs”. Your resume and a letter of interest may be uploaded, as well. All application materials must be received no later than on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY.
     An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Digital/Instruction Librarian - Norwalk Community College

Digital/Instruction Librarian - Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT. CCP-18, 12-month, tenure track position. Anticipated Starting Date: Fall 2017. Application Deadline: June 2, 2017.
     Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or closely related discipline and at least one year of professional academic library experience required. Demonstrated strong computer and information technology skills; knowledge of and experience with library information systems and system configuration; knowledge of and experience with digital/electronic collection management; knowledge of and experience with website development and maintenance; experience with reference, library instruction and information literacy; excellent interpersonal skills, written communication skills, and effective presentation skills.
     Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with emerging technologies (e.g. mobile applications); knowledge and experience with Alma/Primo; experience using text-based protocols (e.g. SFTP and SSH); working knowledge of HTML and XML. Experience in leading or supervising others; reference experience should include knowledge-based electronic resources (databases, e-books, Internet), print resources; and the ability to establish professional and respectful relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and public.
     Responsibilities: Working in a team environment to serve a diverse student body under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will: (1) coordinate and lead digital/e-resource activities including systems management, policy development and statistical reporting; (2) provide technical support for Alma/Primo; (3) develop and maintain the Library’s web presence and other web applications; (4) perform library instruction and reference assistance; (5) perform other duties in a small academic library as assigned.
     In addition, the individual is expected to attend and participate in convocation and commencement ceremonies, serve on committees and task forces, and engage in professional development activities. This position may require work evenings and occasionally on a weekend.
     Equivalences: Applications who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience prepare them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.
     Minimum Salary: $63,093.
     Applications will be accepted via the NCC website:

Technical Services Assistant - Naugatuck Valley Community College

Technical Services Assistant - Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury. Educational Assistant. Position: Part-time Technical Services/Cataloging Assistant. Anticipated Start Date: July 7, 2017. Minimum Qualifications: A two-year degree from a recognized college in library field or a related field plus some library technical services working experience, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting on the basis of one year of experience for each year of education. Experience with an integrated library system (particularly Alma), and with the Microsoft Office Suite, is preferred. Responsibilities: Processes all library materials, invoices, and copy cataloging. Responsible for clerical and technical work involving support services in the library, and other duties as assigned. Preferred hours for this position will be daytime, Monday through Thursday. Minimum Salary: $24.94 per hour– no benefits. Application procedure: Send cover letter, resume and application ( to: Alison Wang, Technical Services/System Librarian, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708 or e-mail to Naugatuck Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline: May 26, 2017.

Circulation Assistant - Naugatuck Valley Community College

Circulation Assistant - Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury. Year-round, part-time (17 hours: 3 days, includes one evening), starting mid/late July, 2017. Position provides front-desk library assistance to students, faculty and staff. Seeking strong customer service skills, friendly and outgoing personality, interest in working with college students and academic library materials, and commitment to student success. Requires an Associate's Degree; experience with an integrated library system (particularly Alma), and with the Microsoft Office Suite, is preferred. Salary approximately $24.94/hour, no benefits. Application procedure: Send or email cover letter, resume and application ( to: Elaine Milnor, Circulation Supervisor, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; Naugatuck Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Protected group members are encouraged to apply. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Library Director - Weston Public Library

Library Director - Weston Public Library, Weston, Connecticut. The Town of Weston seeks an energetic, talented, and thoughtful leader to become its next Library Director. A town of 10,200, Weston is a sophisticated, safe, bucolic town with an exceptional school system. Located in Fairfield County, Weston is about an hour from New York City. Our community library has dedicated staff, an engaged board and a committed circle of Friends to expand on our tradition of excellent service.
     The Library recently completed a $1.6 million interior renovation that provided enhanced meeting space, a new café area, new furniture, and a dedicated teen space.
     The Library is a welcoming, busy destination. In Fiscal Year 2016, our gate count was 60,000 and circulation was 59,000 items. Last year, the Library hosted over 7,000 people attending programs or meetings. Attendance at children’s programming increased over 100% from Fiscal Year 2015, with more than 4,000 children attending programs. Children’s circulation was up over 20%. Community groups reserved meeting rooms over 400 times. The Library had over 45,000 patrons visit our virtual library.
     The department’s budget is approximately $476,000. The Library Director supervises a staff of eleven, including both full-time and part-time employees. We are a proud member of Bibliomation, Inc.
     The position requires the following qualifications: a Master of Library Science degree from an accredited university; at least five years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including at least three years in a supervisory position in a public library; or an equivalent combination of education, work experience and training.
     High energy and a bias for creativity and innovation are a plus, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, a hands-on work ethic and interest in and knowledge of emerging technologies.
     The budgeted salary is $85,273. The Town offers a generous employee benefits package consisting of a retirement plan, health and dental insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave.
     The deadline to apply for the position is June 2, 2017. Selected candidates should expect first interviews to take place on the morning of Saturday, June 10, 2017 and/or the evening of Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The final round of interviews is anticipated to take place on Monday, June 19, 2017 and/or Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Employment with the Town of Weston is subject to a background check.
     To apply, applicants must submit the following items via email to a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and responses to our questionnaire. The Supplemental Questions are available at Supplemental Questions. Inquiries about the opportunity should be directed to Christina Nolan at
     Interested candidates are invited to view the following information at Library Director Search: WPL Library Director Job Posting, Supplemental Questions, WPL Library Director Job Description, WPL Strategic Plan, Selected WPL Statistics and Budget Information, WPL Staff Summary, Bylaws of the Weston Public Library Board, Renovation Video.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Development and Library Association Assistant - Mark Twain Library

Development and Library Association Assistant - Mark Twain Library (Redding, CT Public Library). Want to work in a lively, historic and inviting environment? Are you a resourceful problem solver who enjoys learning new skills and paying attention to detail? The Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT has a part-time position for a candidate who is comfortable establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with library staff, volunteers and board. The Development Assistant provides support for ongoing development activities such as gift processing, donor record keeping, donor recognition and other development efforts of the library. The position serves as the liaison between donors and the library, fielding question, taking electronic, paper and phone reservations, and assisting onsite at fundraisers and special events and reservations. There is frequent interaction with donors, potential donors and Friends of the Library as well as event sponsors. Duties: Day to day duties include entering data into eTapestry, running regular and ad-hoc reports. Acknowledging gifts, pledges and in-kind donations and assuring records are accurate and timely. Needed skills include demonstrated written and verbal skills, strong basic math ability, and excellent interpersonal skills. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Adroit at using eTapestry (or other fundraising software) as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience working in a library or non-profit environment highly desired. This is a part-time 20 hour per week position. Occasional overtime will be required. You must be able to assist as required at several weekend or weekday events and fundraisers each year. Salary range: $20 - $22 per hour, experience dependent. Application deadline May 25, 2017. Send resume, cover letter and names of three references to The subject line should read Development Assistant Application.

Reference and Adult Programming Department Head - Howard Whittemore Library, Naugatuck

Reference and Adult Programming Department Head - Howard Whittemore Library, Naugatuck. 35 hours/week. $23.50/hour beginning salary, $27.00/hour after six-month probation; excellent benefits. Includes occasional evening and weekend hours. Schedule and supervise reference department staff. Work at the reference desk. Plan and oversee adult programming in conjunction with other staff members. Maintain reference and adult nonfiction collections. Arrange social services outreach. Must have technological proficiency (including MS Word and Excel), exceptional oral and written communication skills, and outstanding organizational skills. MLS, 3-5 years public library experience including reference service, and ability to relate well to a diverse public and library staff required; readers’ advisory skills desirable. Website [WordPress] maintenance and social media skills, and familiarity with Evergreen or similar circulation system and MS Publisher preferred. Application deadline: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Mail cover letter and resume with names of three references to Jocelyn Miller, Library Director, Howard Whittemore Library, 243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

Librarian/Information Specialist - Foote School

Librarian/Information Specialist - School Year 2017-2018. The Foote School in New Haven, CT seeks a qualified Librarian/Information Specialist to provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the library program is aligned with The Foote School’s mission and is an integral component of the instructional goals of the school. This position will be part of a collaborative library team that fosters a love of reading, contributes to an information-literate student body and maintains a dynamic library collection. The successful candidate will be a team player and a nurturing, flexible person who understands the developmental and cognitive needs of children. The ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and peers as well as employ a variety of instructional techniques to engage young learners is essential. We are deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs. We seek candidates who have a clear interest in being part of a community that challenges prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion.
     Roles and Responsibilities:
     Teacher: As a teacher/librarian, the successful candidate will encourage students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information by guiding students in the development of research skills using print materials, databases and internet resources; specifically in grades 4-9; the assessment of digital resources; reading for understanding, for exposure to diverse viewpoints, a range of genres and for pleasure.
      Instructional Partner: As an instructional partner, the teacher/librarian will collaborate with teachers in Kindergarten through 9th grade. The teacher/librarian will be a partner in the instructional process by collaborating with classroom teachers in the curriculum design process; providing a range of resources for teachers to assist in curriculum development and support ongoing units of study; collaborating with technology department to create curriculum that reflects best practices in information literacy and digital citizenship; attending departmental meetings.
      Information Specialist: As information specialist, the teacher/librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community; selecting materials that represent diverse perspectives and needs of students, staff and the Foote School community; understanding copyright, fair use and assisting users with their understanding and observance of the same; organizing the collection for maximum and effective use; working closely with the technology department to ensure technical resources are current and functioning properly. Library resources include 14 desktop computers and 5 laptop computers, 2 printers and a projector used for teaching.
      Additional Responsibilities: As a member of the library staff and the Foote School community, additional responsibilities will include providing supervision in the library during after-school hours; other administrative duties as needed; serving on faculty committees; facilitating personal growth through professional development opportunities.
      Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Studies or similar field preferred. Minimum 3+ years teaching experience at the elementary/middle school level required. Knowledge of information literacy skills for children and adolescents ; library organization; print (books, magazines, etc.) and non-print (e-books, audio collections, DVD’s, etc.) collection development for children and adolescents. Please submit the following information to Resume; Cover Letter; Personal Statement; Letter of Recommendation; List of Three References. Thank you for your interest in The Foote School.

Associate University Librarian for Technical and Digital Services - Wesleyan University Libraries

Associate University Librarian for Technical and Digital Services - Wesleyan University Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative leader for the position of Associate University Librarian for Technical and Digital Services. This position reports to the Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian, works closely with the Senior Library Management Team and serves as Librarian-in-Charge in absence of the University Librarian. This is a brand new position created for the Library’s vision towards providing 21st Century resources and services to a vibrant academic community. With responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of the Library’s technical and digital services, this position will play a vital role in helping us implement our vision for the future.
     Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Supervises, guides, and collaborates with 5 professional and 7 paraprofessional staff to provide excellent service to all library patrons through acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, digital initiatives, and systems. Leads the division in developing and reviewing policy and workflows to best suit the needs of the 21st century library, in keeping with the goals set forth for the university in Beyond 2020 and the library strategic plan. Consults and coordinates with the senior management team on issues that affect the library as a whole. Works with the direct reports to set departmental priorities including project management, planning, budget, professional development, data extraction, and personnel. Serves on CTW Collections Committee and represents the library in consortial efforts as appropriate. Seeks and leverages library partnerships in collaborative technology initiatives with Wesleyan Information Technology, the Center for Pedagogical Initiatives and other applicable departments on campus and beyond. Serves as the lead contact for technical service & digital vendors ; reviews and negotiates contracts for eResource packages. Serves on University committees and works with faculty, staff, and student groups as appropriate. Maintains current knowledge of trends and changes in the library profession, represents the Library and contributes to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations.
     Minimum Qualifications: Masters in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent. 5 years of increasingly responsible professional library management experience in an academic setting. Experience with acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, digital initiatives, and/or systems. Demonstrated leadership, planning, and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks with major impact on critical operations of the organization. Experience with licenses, contracts, and vendors. Strong analytical skills and budgeting experience. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively and to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness within the Wesleyan Libraries and the campus.
     Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with trends in eResource acquisitions, management and licensing. Experience with library technology planning. Experience with library digital projects and policies. A subject Masters degree.
     The Salary is above CLA guidelines. Interested parties can apply at the following link:

Part-Time Assistants - Trumbull Library

Part-Time Assistants - The Trumbull Library has multiple part-time positions available for the 33 Quality Street library and the Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch. They are 19 hour positions paying $12/hr. All Part-Time Assistants' General Responsibilities and Tasks: performs all circulation desk duties using computerized system; answers phones, responds to inquiries and routes calls as necessary; assists users locating materials through OPAC or ILL; deletes items from Library Catalog; prepares materials for circulation including labeling, covering, etc.; shelves materials; performs basic reference work and/or refers requests to librarian in charge when appropriate. Additional responsibilities and tasks for Assistants assigned to Youth Department or Technical Services. Minimum requirements include a High School Diploma or a GED with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred, as well as one year of work or volunteer experience in libraries, education or a customer service related field. For the complete job description and instructions on how to apply, please go to:

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Substitute Adult Reference Desk Assistant - Howard Whittemore Library, Naugatuck

Substitute Adult Reference Desk Assistant - Howard Whittemore Library, Naugatuck. BA, library experience, and strong customer service orientation required. Reference experience preferred. Working knowledge of Internet searching, Word, and Excel. $15.30/hour; no benefits. Daytime, Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings, and occasional Saturday hours. Send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Jocelyn Miller, Library Director, Howard Whittemore Library, 243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770 by May 12, 2017.

Children’s Librarian - West Haven Library

Children’s Librarian - West Haven Library seeks a full-time (37.5 hours/week) children’s librarian to join our librarian team, specializing in children ages 0-12. Duties include weekly story hours, crafts, and literacy programs; along with responsibility for collection development, acquisitions, and maintenance of the children’s materials appropriate for ages 0-12. This person will assist patrons with reader’s advisory, reference and technology questions, and assist Teen Librarian to coordinate programming amongst peers and with the school system. This person must be a team player and have past experience working collaboratively with others along with excellent communication skills and an attention to detail. This candidate may also be called on to fill in other departments and/or branches from time to time. The qualified candidate must have a strong commitment to children’s services and keep abreast of changing library trends in the services to children, while keeping in mind the environment they are working in. The qualified candidate should have an MLS from an accredited institution, and 2-4 years of library experience, along with experience in a branch system and Sierra a plus. Salary range is $42,000-50,000 dependent on experience. This is a union position, with benefits. Resume, cover letter, and 3 references can be emailed to Colleen Bailie, no later than May 17, 2017.

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library seeks a part-time library assistant (16 hours per week) to work two evenings a week, some days and Saturdays in rotation. Under the direction of the User Service Librarian, duties include: charge items in and out, answer telephone, assist patrons with library resources, assist librarians with programs, patron registration, inquiries and shelving. Excellent customer service and computer skills are essential. High school diploma or equivalent required, prefer Bachelor’s degree and library experience. Bilingual/Spanish a plus. Must have transportation. Salary is $10.84/hour. E-mail cover letter and resume no later than May 17 to: Colleen Bailie, West Haven Public Library, 300 Elm St., West Haven, CT 06516 or No telephone inquiries. EOE/MF.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Library Media Specialist - Berlin Public Schools

Library Media Specialist - McGee Middle School, Berlin Public Schools. Beginning: Aug 26, 2017. Open until filled. Job Description: The library media specialist oversees the entire operation of the middle school library media center and supervises the library paraprofessional. The library media specialist serves in a variety of roles to include the following: teacher, information specialist, and program administrator.
     As a teacher, the LMS works collaboratively with the faculty to plan, implement, and assess our 21st century standards-based curriculum. Keeps current on research and findings on teaching and learning and skilled in applying its findings to a variety of situations - particularly those that require students to access, evaluate, and use information from multiple sources to learn, think, create and apply new knowledge. Develops policies, practices, and curricula that guide students in developing the full range of information and communication abilities. Works closely with teachers to design authentic learning tasks and assessments and integrates the information and communication abilities required to meet standards. Provides professional development for school and district staff.
     As a program administrator, the LMS works collaboratively with district and school staff to define the policies of the LMC program and guides activities related to the program. Advocates for the library media program as part of the overall continuous improvement plan for the school and provides the knowledge, vision, and leadership to implement change. Manages budget, equipment, facilities, and resources. Continuously updates and weeds the library collection of materials that support teaching and learning.
     As the information specialist, the LMS provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and evaluating information resources in all curricular areas. Masters the use of sophisticated electronic resources and assists the faculty and students with implementation. Teachs students and staff strategies for locating, accessing, and evaluating information within and beyond the LMC.
     REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Proper CT teaching certification: School Library Media Specialist (062) or Librarian (048). Extensive knowledge of literary and information literature for middle school students. In-depth understanding of the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the middle school student. Deep knowledge of educational technology and ability to integrate in all curricular areas. Strong interpersonal skills.
     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. in Library Science and Certification as a Library Media Specialist. At least five years of experience as a School Library Media Specialist.
     TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Beginning 2017-2018 school year; in accordance with negotiated agreement between the Berlin Board of Education and the Berlin Education Association, salary based on full-time rate of $46,981 BA, Step 2 - $96,555 Ph.D., Max.
     To view complete posting and apply online, please visit