Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Children's Library Assistant - Wilton Library

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

Part-time Circulation Assistant – Simsbury Public Library

Part-time Circulation AssistantSimsbury Public Library. Simsbury Library is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated person who enjoys interacting with people and sharing their passion for community engagement and libraries. Excellent customer service and technology skills, ability to multi-task, enthusiasm for learning and a sense of humor are essential, as well as the ability to work a regular evening and weekend rotation. This is an 8-17 hours a week T-3 position in the CSEA SC&L union with an hourly pay rate of $20.65/hour. Apply online before July 12 at

Monday, June 26, 2017

Children’s Librarian - Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton

Children’s Librarian - The Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT is looking for a creative, dynamic, and innovative individual to be a full-time children’s librarian at its award-winning library. Candidate should have a comprehensive background in child development and children’s literature, a strong commitment to children’s services, excellent communication skills, and an exceptional attention to detail. Duties include daily programs for children ranging in ages from infancy-12 years, collection development and maintenance of the children’s materials, outreach to local schools and organizations, and supervising a dedicated children’s room staff. Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus three years’ experience in children’s library service, including one year as a supervisor. To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references with contact information to Maribeth Breen at

Branch and Special Projects Librarian – Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven

Branch and Special Projects LibrarianLyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven. 35 hour/week position with benefits; the salary meets the CLA recommended minimum.
     Duties: Under the direction of the University Librarian, following standard library practices and library policy, the Branch and Special Projects Librarian has two major areas of responsibility. This position contributes to an innovative and collaborative approach to user-centered services and collections. The position is responsible for handling assigned projects that will benefit the entire University Library System at the main campus and all other locations in which the University offers instruction. The position is responsible for the diversified library work necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the Branch Library at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, selection of materials, collection development and weeding, development of the information literacy program, the embedded librarian program, course reserves, journal services, and providing assistance to faculty and students utilizing the various resources and technologies in the Library. This librarian works closely with the teaching faculty to develop and integrate library instruction and information literacy to make the relevant links to the curriculum. The Lyme campus and its library are dedicated to programs in the fine arts and will require an innovative approach to maximize the library and its benefit of resources to students and faculty. The librarian collaborates with librarians on the main campus in designing library instruction curriculum to enhance lesson plans, design online learning materials, and analyze and present alternative models of information literacy instructions. The librarian produces a variety of informational and instructional materials, including library guides, web-based tutorials, and posting to the course management system.
     Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited school required; demonstrated ability to teach in a library instruction program is essential as is current library reference practice; experience in an academic library is preferred; experience with integrated library systems is required and familiarity with the Voyager system is preferred. A background or degree in the fine arts is preferred. This librarian must be service-oriented and have effective, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize are necessary. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and professionally with all levels of staff is essential. Strong computer & information management skills are needed. Experience with LibGuides, Microsoft Office applications, instructional design applications, and course management systems, such as Blackboard strongly preferred. The position requires flexibility in scheduling including evening and weekend hours to provide library instruction during scheduled class times or extended library hours, such as exam periods and open houses.
     Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the Branch and Special Projects Librarian is appointed. Applications received by July 17, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Applications should include a cover letter specifying the search number, a resume, and names/phone numbers of 3 professional references. Email to: Include Search 17-02LA in the subject line of the email. The University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Library Technician I - Waterford Public Library

Library Technician I - The Waterford Public Library has an immediate opening for a part-time library technician, 12 hours per week, $17.13/hour. Duties include direct customer service at the circulation desk and a variety of clerical duties in the Technical & Circulation Services Department. Schedule includes morning and/or afternoon hours Monday - Wednesday. Additional hours may be available on an as-needed basis. High school diploma or equivalent and proficiency with computers required. Previous library experience and work with an Integrated Library System a plus. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Roslyn Rubinstein, Library Director, Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385 or by email to Applications accepted until position filled. EOE.

Library Assistant (part-time) - Bill Memorial Library, Groton

Library Assistant (part-time) - The Bill Memorial Library in Groton, Connecticut seeks a customer service–oriented library assistant to join our library team. Proficiency with computers is required. Responsibilities of this position include: Serve patrons with excellent customer service skills. Use the library’s computerized circulation system to manage library materials. Answer patrons’ questions using traditional and digital resources. Assist patrons with computers, electronic devices, and library resources. Help to maintain the library's social media presence. Collaborate with other staff members on program publicity and execution. Hours: Every Saturday, 10-3; Monday evenings, 5-8; and substitute hours. Starting salary: $11.00 hourly with some benefits. Qualifications: High school graduate and/or LTA with experience indicating ability to perform required duties. Excellent customer service, written, and interpersonal skills. Understanding of basic principles of library organization and procedures is strongly desired. Previous public library experience a plus. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references who are not family members to Director, Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT 06340. No phone calls please. Closing date for applications is July 14, 2017.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Children's Programmer - Harwinton Public Library

Children's Programmer - The Harwinton Public Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual who loves working with children to be our Children’s Programmer. Harwinton is a rural town of approximately 5,600 and part of the Region 10 public school system. The Harwinton Public Library is centrally located in the town’s Municipal Complex in close proximity to Town Hall, the Harwinton Consolidated Elementary School, town playing fields and Conservation Area. The Children’s Programmer plans and oversees children’s programs and manages the children’s collection. Duties include planning and presenting several weekly Story Time programs, selecting and ordering materials for the children’s collection, acting as a liaison to the Region 10 school system, and conducting community outreach. The Children’s Programmer manages the library in the absence of the Library Director. The position is for 28.75 hours per week, Tuesday through Friday, and includes one evening and alternate Saturdays. This is an hourly position, eligible for paid vacation, holidays, personal and sick time. Salary begins at $20.63/hour. The Children’s Programmer is part of the local Union. Full job description available on our website Please submit a letter of interest, resume and 3 references either in person, electronically to or by mail to: Harwinton Public Library, ATTN: Search Committee, 80 Bentley Drive, Harwinton CT 06791. The Town of Harwinton is an equal opportunity employer.

Librarian/Information Specialist - The Foote School, New Haven

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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Teen and Reference Librarian –Mark Twain Library, Redding

Teen and Reference Librarian –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 $43,680. One Saturday per month will be required in rotation. Prorated paid vacation and holidays are provided after six month service. Medical benefits available. Application deadline is July 17, 2017.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Reference Librarian, Part-Time – C.H. Booth Library, Newtown

Reference Librarian, Part-Time – The C.H. Booth Library in Newtown is seeking a part-time reference librarian for alternate weekends, Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm (Sunday hours Sept-June). Anticipated start date in early September. Duties include: providing reference service, reader’s advisory and computer assistance; instruction in online databases, ebooks/audiobooks, catalog and internet; troubleshooting of library equipment; and other duties as assigned by the Head of Reference. Strong customer service orientation and MLS, or current enrollment in an MLS program, required; Evergreen ILS experience highly desirable.  Salary: $27.00/hr.  Send resume to:, no later than Friday, July 28. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Librarian IV / Head of Children’s Services - Town of Hamden

Librarian IV / Head of Children’s Services - The Town of Hamden, Civil Service Commission, announces the open competitive recruitment for the position of Librarian IV/Head of Children’s Services. This recruitment is open to all bargaining units and the general public. Applications and copies of the job description are available in the Town of Hamden Personnel/Civil Service Office from 8:30 – 4:30 PM and on Closing date: Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 4:00 PM.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Circulation Clerk - Bristol Public Library

Circulation Clerk - Bristol Public Library. Summary: Facilitates the use of library resources by performing varied clerical and customer-service oriented tasks. Charges and discharges materials, registers patrons, records statistics, processes holds, performs information searches, and instructs patrons. Keeps current with materials added to the library collection and makes recommendations to patrons. Performs all delinquent material functions. Assists throughout library. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
     Type/Schedule: Full-time position, working 37.50 hours per week. September through June, work Monday through Thursday, and alternate Fridays and Saturdays; for the months of July and August, work Monday through Friday.
     Qualifications: Requires Associate’s Degree with one (1) year general library experience OR High School graduate/GED with two (2) years library experience. Requires effective written and oral communication skills, and ability to work independently. Computer skills that include intermediate knowledge of Database, Spreadsheet, and Internet software; basic knowledge of Word Processing and Design software.
     Benefits include Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off & medical/vision/dental/life insurance package. Salary: $17.13/hourly, increase to $18.72/hr.@ 1 year, and to $19.09/hr.@ 2 years.

Part-Time Library Clerk - Bristol Public Library, Manross Branch

Part-Time Library Clerk - Bristol Public Library, Manross Branch. Summary: Assists patrons in searching and locating library materials, including specific books, videos, audiotapes and compact disks; provides assistance to patrons and discharges materials; registers borrowers; assists with programming events for adults and children; maintains bulletin boards and assists with the preparation of Library displays; assists the public with the use of library equipment. Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
     Classification, Work Hours & Schedule: Part-time, non-benefited position, 12 hours per week. Schedule: Monday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Work schedule is subject to change according to departmental needs.
     Qualifications: Requires high school diploma or GED, plus two (2) years experience; or Associate’s degree with one (1) year general library experience. Education and experience may be substituted. Requires sufficient computer skills and intermediate knowledge in word processing software; Internet software; database software, and spreadsheet software. Must have excellent communication skills.
     Salary: $17.13/hourly, increase to $18.72/hr.@ 1 year, and to $19.09/hr.@ 2 years.

Adult Services Librarian - Cromwell Belden Public Library

Adult Services Librarian - The Cromwell Belden Public Library seeks a self-motivated and energetic individual to join our team as Adult Services Librarian. This position is responsible for oversight of the library’s adult services department, including collection development, reference, staff scheduling and supervision, and programming. The Adult Services Librarian works closely with the CBPL Director and the Children’s Services Librarian to coordinate programming and plan for the future of the library.
     Currently in the beginning stages of a major renovation project, the Cromwell Belden Public Library is a dynamic library with a collegial environment and a wide range of patron resources, including the first virtual reality lab in a Connecticut library. We value innovation and seek to create a positive and welcoming environment for staff and patrons alike.
     Preferred requirements include an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, along with experience working in public services, excellent organizational skills, and a track record of successful customer service. Knowledge of current trends in technology, supervisory experience, and a positive attitude and willingness to learn are a must. Public library experience is strongly preferred. Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.
     Position is full-time, 35 hours per week, with excellent benefits. Salary range is 56,017-78,821.
     Anticipated start date is August 1, 2017.
     To apply, submit town application (available at along with resume and cover letter to Town of Cromwell, Attn: Human Resources Dept, 41 West St, Cromwell CT 06416. Closing date for this position is June 23, 2017.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

0.75 Library Media Specialist - Milford Public Schools

0.75 Library Media Specialist - Milford Public Schools. 0.75 Library Media Specialist needed at Calf Pen Meadow Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year. Must be a CT certified School Library Media Specialist (062). The successful candidate will have experience instructing students in information and technology literacy and providing school leadership in the integration of technology with instruction. Salary and benefits per contract. Interested applicants must apply online through the job posting on our website at in order to be considered for the position. No phone calls please.

Library/Media Specialist - Wallingford Public Schools

Library/Media Specialist - Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for a Library/Media Specialist at the elementary (K-2) level. Location: Highland Elementary School. Please visit our website @ to complete our on-line application.

Library Media Specialist - New Canaan Public Schools

Library Media Specialist - New Canaan Public Schools. Vacancy for the 2017-18 school year for a Library Media Specialist, K-4, at West Elementary School. All candidates must hold or be eligible for appropriate CT certification. 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).

Librarian - Cheshire Public Library

Librarian - Children's Services, Cheshire Public Library, Cheshire CT. The Town of Cheshire, Connecticut seeks candidates to apply for the position of Librarian (L-5) in Children's Services. Only innovative, forward-thinking librarians need apply. Join an award-winning team that values continuing education, family engagement, and community-building.
     Cheshire (pop. 29,000) is a vibrant community located in the heart of Connecticut (2 hours to New York or Boston) and is well-known for its excellent education system and exceptional quality of life. Money Magazine has ranked Cheshire among its "50 Best Places to Live."
     Duties of the Children's Librarian include planning and running programs for children of all ages, performing reference and reader’s advisory work for youth and families, and collection development and budgeting for all types of youth media. The successful candidate will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of child cognitive development from birth to 18 years of age, strong communication and leadership skills, and success with community engagement initiatives and outreach, especially with preschools, daycares, schools and businesses.
     Starting minimum hourly rate: $31.78, 35 hours per week, with excellent benefits. Master's Degree in Library Science and one year of relevant experience required. For further information including job description and application process, see the Town’s web site at Deadline for applying is 6/30/17.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Library Assistant I - Groton Public Library

Library Assistant I - Groton Public Library. The Town of Groton is accepting applications for a full-time, 35 hour per week library assistant. The starting salary is $20.90 per hour. Skills and knowledge required would usually be acquired with a high school education and two years’ experience in public library work. Excellent communication and customer service skills required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated proficiency with computers, office equipment and an Integrated Library System. Applicants with cataloging experience are desirable. Full time position, 35 hours/week, to include evening and Saturday hours. Individuals with disabilities who will need reasonable accommodation to complete the selection process should inform the Human Resources Office on or before the application deadline. Documentation supporting the need for this accommodation may be required. The selection procedure will include a review of applications/resumes with best qualified candidates eligible for an oral interview. Applications are available in the Human Resources Office, Groton Town Hall, 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340 or Applications must be returned on or before June 30, 2017.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Reference Librarian, Part-Time, Evenings and Weekends - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe

Reference Librarian, Part-Time, Evenings and Weekends - The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, is seeking a part-time reference librarian for evenings and Weekends, 12 hours per week. Duties include providing reference help and reader’s advisory, instruction of online databases, catalog and internet, publicizing and supervision of programs and other related duties. Salary: $22.50/hr, no benefits. Strong customer service orientation and MLS required. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered. Complete Town Hall Employment Application and upload resume and cover letter online at Position open until filled. E/O/E, AA.

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

Reference Librarian, Part-Time - The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, is seeking a part-time reference librarian, 19 hours per week. Must be available weekdays and some Saturdays. Duties include providing reference help and reader’s advisory, instruction of online databases, catalog and internet, publicizing and supervision of programs and other related duties. Salary: $22.50/hr, no benefits. Strong customer service orientation and MLS required. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered. Complete Town Hall Employment Application and upload resume and cover letter online at Position open until filled. E/O/E, AA.

Library Assistant - Case Memorial Library, Orange

Library Assistant - Case Memorial Library in Orange, CT, has an immediate opening for a part-time Library Assistant, 15 hours per week, $10.26/hour, in our busy Circulation Department. Some evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation are required. High school diploma or equivalent is required; college degree a plus. Library experience and familiarity with Sierra ILS are desirable. The successful candidate should have excellent customer service and computer skills, a love of reading and books, and be able to perform a wide variety of clerical and library duties. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to Meryl Farber, Library Director, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, CT 06477 or by email to by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017. For a full job description, please visit the Town’s website EOE.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Library Clerk - Cheshire Public Library

Library Clerk - Cheshire Public Library. 15 hours per week. This position provides excellent, dependable and friendly front-line customer service for our library patrons, primarily at our Welcome Desk. Duties include but are not limited to checkouts, check-ins, reserves, collecting fees, assisting patrons with self-checkout machines, and issuing library cards. Must be energetic, team-oriented and computer-savvy: proficiency in Innovative's Sierra circulation system as well as typical technologies used by library patrons such as OverDrive and Hoopla, is preferred. Nights and weekends are required. Current minimum starting hourly rate of $15.50/hr. See the Town’s web site at for job description and other application information. Deadline to apply is 6-30-17. Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Division Manager for Information Services - Greenwich Library

Division Manager for Information Services - Greenwich (CT) Library. “A great community deserves a great library, but the notion of a great library is rapidly changing in the 21st century.” If this speaks to you as a library professional, consider joining the Greenwich Library - and its highly talented team of professionals - as its next Division Manager for Information Services. As a key contributor of the eight-member Library Leadership Team, this position is responsible for the success of programs and services in the following departments: Children’s Services, Young Adult, Adult Reference (including Business, Music, Health, and Local History), Technology Training, and a start-up Innovation Lab. For 200 years, Greenwich Library has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community and is completing its strategic plan, “Connecting Our Community.” Greenwich Library, a Library Journal “Five Star Library”, proudly serves the 62,755 residents of the Town of Greenwich through its Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library. With a dedicated staff of 91, a collection of nearly 450,000 items and a $9.4 million annual budget from public and private sources, the Library circulates 1.2 million items and hosts 645,000 visitors annually.
     Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity are noteworthy; 24% of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town. Additional information on the Library and the community can be found at Greenwich Links.
     Responsibilities. The Division Manager for Information Services, will assist with managing the Library program, implementing policy, developing and implementing long term strategy, and launching initiatives to improve library services for the community. Responsibilities include: oversight of library departments (reference services (including business, music, health, and local history), children’s services, young adult services, technology training and a fledgling Innovation Lab); managing projects supporting the goals of the strategic plan; managing, mentoring and coaching library professional and support staff (37 direct reports); working closely with community partners collaborating on program and service opportunities; working with subject specialists continuing to enhance collections and resources; and providing oversight and support to five active reference desks. See the Greenwich Library Manager Position Description for additional details.
     Minimum qualifications.  A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Additional requirements include: six years of post-master’s professional experience in library work including three years of library experience managing and supervising librarians and professional library staff; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to: strong oral and written communication skills; managing multidisciplinary programs consistent with the library’s strategic initiatives; directing and supporting staff to achieve established programs; mentoring, coaching and evaluating staff; benchmarking and evaluating workflow efficiencies; thinking strategically and developing new services and programs to achieve long-term goals; and displaying and modeling tactful, courteous and positive relationships with internal and external constituencies.
     Compensation. The position offers a salary range of $84,768 – 109,377 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.
     For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, This position closes July 21, 2017. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich's Employment Site no later than 4pm EST, July 21, 2017, for consideration as a candidate. The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Metadata and Cataloging Specialist - The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI)

Metadata and Cataloging Specialist - The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI). Immediate opening in our Windsor, CT office. Part- and full-time will be considered. Flexible schedule, with option to work remotely for some portion of hours. The Metadata and Cataloging Specialist will work with professional and paraprofessional catalogers in a cooperative team environment to provide metadata and cataloging services to a wide variety of library and vendor clients, including academic, public, school and special libraries, as well as the publishing industry.
     Responsibilities: Prepare cataloging/metadata for both physical and digital library materials. Apply international standards including, but not limited to, RDA, LC classification, LCSH. Integrate library and publisher metadata. Aggregate, normalize and clean up metadata. Transform metadata between formats (MARC, XML, etc.). Manage customized client file management and delivery. Contribute to company efforts to streamline workflows and processes for optimal client satisfaction. Respond to both internal (DGI) and external (client) obligations. Undertake special projects as assigned.
     Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and/or 1-3 years’ related experience in the library metadata/cataloging field. Cataloging experience (RDA, AACR2, LC, DDC, MARC21 formats, LCSH, OCLC). Fluency in MARC and non-MARC metadata creation/editing/transformation. Experience with tools used to create, extract, transform, analyze and/or quality control metadata: MarcEdit, OpenRefine, scripting languages, regular expressions, SQL, XSLT, ONIX, KBART, etc. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel (advanced features). Working knowledge of basic HTML and XML. Exceptional communication skills. Ability to think logically, work accurately and maintain focus in a deadline-oriented production environment. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Ability/willingness to work at client-site projects.
     Preferred experience/background: Strong customer service and project management experience. Demonstrated history of providing innovative and creative solutions to workflow processes and metadata management problems.
     Compensation: Starting at $26.00/hour (up to 37.5 hour work week). This position includes an excellent benefits package (for 30+ hours/week) and 401(k) plan. Email cover letter and resume to Ms. Colleen Collins, Business Office Assistant, The Donohue Group, Inc. at

Library Assistant - Babcock Library, Ashford

Part-Time Library Assistant - Babcock Library, Ashford, CT. General Description: Performs a variety of library circulation, technical, and administrative procedures. The work requires that the employee have good knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of library support functions. Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Library Director.
     Examples of Duties: Performs all circulation desk duties using computerized system. Performs all opening/closing procedures in work area/public areas. Oversees book processing. Resolves routine problems in technical procedures. Performs a variety of library clerical tasks, as assigned. Notifies patrons about reserved materials. Performs basic reference work or refers it to Librarian. Assists patrons in locating materials through OPAC or ILL. Performs elementary descriptive cataloging using automated bibliographic database. Process magazines for circulation. Assists with library programs and displays; registration, signs, crafts, book lists, etc. Assists with book orders. Prepares, repairs, and withdraws, materials. Shelves materials/reads shelves. Performs other duties designated by Library Director.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of basic library methods, techniques and procedures. Knowledge of standard office/ library machines. Knowledge of automated systems as they apply to book processing. Some knowledge of reader interest levels. Ability in oral and written communications. Ability to maintain library records and carry out library procedures. Attention to detail.
     Qualifications: A degree from a recognized institution in library science, technology, or a related field plus some library experience, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires good interpersonal skills, communications skills, and the desire to provide excellent customer service. Solid writing and computer skills are also required.
     Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and three references to

Monday, June 05, 2017

Library Media Specialist - Woodbury Middle School

Library Media Specialist - Woodbury Middle School, Regional School District 14 (Bethlehem/Woodbury). SALARY: Per Contract. START DATE: 2017-18 School Year. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online Application, Letter of Intent, Resume, Copy of certification(s) (062), Copy of Official Transcripts, 3 Current Letters of Reference. DEADLINE: June 8, 2017. APPLY ONLINE TO: Kim Culkin, Director of Human Resources, 5 Minortown Road, Woodbury, CT 06798.

Director of Advancement - New Haven Free Public Library Foundation

Director of Advancement - New Haven Free Public Library Foundation. This position oversees the operations of the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation, the development and fund-raising arm of the New Haven Free Public Library system. Working in consultation with the Executive Director and Foundation Board of Directors, this position is responsible for setting and meeting fundraising targets, planning and executing development projects and campaigns, expanding giving capacity and building a culture of philanthropy within the library system.
      Work spans all functional areas of development and advancement: individual and institutional giving, grant writing, data management and analysis, event planning, donor relations, board development and marketing / communications. A successful candidate will have a broad range of experience with fundraising and nonprofit administration; analytic and creative thinking and communication skills; a track record of success; and a passion for supporting the important work of public libraries.
      Responsibilities include: Set fundraising strategy, annual calendar and budget, and develop an action plan to raise money in support of the New Haven Free Public Library’s mission. Manage the annual fundraising campaign: solicitation, donor recognition and acknowledgement, data maintenance and analysis, grant and proposal writing. Plan one, annual large-scale speical event and smaller gatherings, celebrations, workshops and discussions throughout the year. Execute fundraising efforts for the Stetson Branch Library capital campaign: prepare solicitations and materials, assist co-chairs with planning and committee management, record and track giving, manage campaign events, website and social media. Supervise all day-to-day Foundation operations with assistance from part-time bookkeeper and clerical staff. Support the Board of Directors and prepare regular meetings. Assist Executive Director and library staff with strategic priorities and projects.
     Qualifications: BA (required), advanced degree or relevant certifications preferred. Demonstrated effectiveness in working with a nonprofit board. Demonstrated success in developing and delivering donor revenue goals and fundraising benchmarks in a cost-effective way. Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills. Knowledge of Donor Perfect (or similar fundraising database), Quickbooks, website management and social media platforms preferred.
     Terms of Work and Benefits: This is a full-time salaried position (37.5 hours a week) open effective immediately. 12-month renewable contract. Competitive salary and generous paid time-off package. Medical benefits or insurance are the responsibility of the employee. Applications received by June 15, 2017 will receive priority review. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Martha Brogan, Executive Director, NHFPL Foundation, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510;; 203-946-8139.
      The mission of the New Haven Free Public Library is to ensure that all of New Haven’s citizens have full and unlimited access to information and knowledge so that they may meet the needs of daily living, have opportunities for self-education, and participate successfully in self-government.