Thursday, August 31, 2017

Youth Services Assistant - Stonington Free Library

Youth Services Assistant - Stonington Free Library seeks a tech-savvy, creative, and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to customer service. This is a part-time, year round position (16 – 19.5 hours weekly). Schedule: Tuesday 9:30-2, Wednesday 9:30-2, Friday 9:30-5 and some Saturdays 9:30-1. Hourly rate is $14.00. Benefits include sick, holiday and vacation days.
     Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Help plan, promote and implement programs for children, teens, parents and caregivers. Conduct story times. Provide reference services and reader’s advisory for children, teens, parents and caregivers. Help maintain and promote use of a responsive collection. Cover circulation desk as needed. Technology support and troubleshooting. Update website, social media and community calendars. Delivery of excellent customer service. A working knowledge of children’s/YA literature and reading interests.
     Successful candidate must be a reliable, self-motivated team player with an engaging attitude who enjoys working with patrons of all ages. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills, along with the ability to multitask and manage changing priorities. Bachelor's degree and recent experience with children required. Public library experience is a plus.
     Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to by September 29. Click here for full job description.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Part Time Young Adult Librarian - Woodbridge Town Library

Part Time Young Adult Librarian - The Woodbridge Town Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative professional to serve as our Young Adult Librarian. This position is responsible for the development, promotion and implementation of our programs and services for tweens and teens. Other responsibilities include the development and maintenance of our teen collection; outreach and collaboration with local schools; providing reference and reader’s advisory services to children, teens, and parents; and circulation desk duties. While this position is part of our Children's Department, its duties will often involve significant collaboration with members of our Adult Services staff.
     An MLS from an ALA-accredited program or enrollment in such a program is required. Excellent customer service and communication skills are required. Public library experience and knowledge of integrated library systems, especially Sierra, are preferred. Knowledge of and passion for computers and emerging technologies is preferred. Approximately 15 hour per week, including evening and weekend hours. Salary: $20.64/hour. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to Eric Werthmann, Director, at by Monday September 18, 2017.

Instruction and Outreach Librarian - Loomis Chaffee School

Instruction and Outreach Librarian - The Katharine Brush Library at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut is searching for a dynamic, progressive, and patron-focused Instruction and Outreach Librarian. One of three professional librarians, the Instruction and Outreach Librarian will assume the primary responsibility of coordinating the library instruction and information literacy program, including information literacy curriculum development and student assessment. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will assist with research and information inquiries from the Loomis community with a focus on assisting students in developing research strategies to locate and evaluate information. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will develop partnerships with campus organizations, and lead the Library’s outreach, marketing, and programming. This position includes some evening and weekend hours.
     The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings whose children all died tragically and who then selflessly determined to found a school as a gift to the children of others, Loomis Chaffee provides our students with the best education—an education in which excellence in teaching and learning is shaped by the why, as much as the what, and every member of the community shares a commitment to the best self and the common good. For more information on the school, please visit
     Click here for the full job ad and to apply.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Children’s Services Librarian – E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison

Children’s Services Librarian (full-time, 35 hours/week) – The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, located in the beautiful coastal town of Madison, CT (population 18,000) seeks a dynamic, team-oriented Children’s Services Librarian. Working under the supervision of the Head of Children’s Services, duties include developing print and digital collections for children ages birth to sixth grade; planning and conducting storytimes and afterschool programs; providing outreach services to local schools; creating flyers, bulletin boards, and social media posts to promote children’s programs and services; providing reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons; and collaborating with the Teen and Adult Services Librarians to provide multi-age, library-wide programs. This position is also responsible for the supervision of the Children’s Department in the absence of the Department Head.
     Qualified candidates must have an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, knowledge of current trends and best practices in children’s library service, familiarity with the developmental, recreational and educational needs of young children, the ability to learn and stay current with emerging technologies, excellent customer service skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Public library experience and a working knowledge of the Millennium iii integrated library system a plus. Recent MLS graduates or those who have completed substantial work towards their MLS are encouraged to apply. Starting salary is $49,140 with generous health, vacation, and retirement benefits. Schedule includes evenings and rotating Saturday and Sunday hours. Please send cover letter and resume to: Jane Ash, Head of Children’s Services, by mail to E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443 or by email to Closing date: September 15, 2017.

Part-Time Teen Librarian - Rockville Public Library, Vernon

Part-Time Teen Librarian - Rockville Public Library, Vernon Connecticut is seeking an energetic and creative person to fill a vacant position. They must have a strong knowledge of Teen materials and programming and understand current technologies. This individual will work closely with the Library Director and other staff to develop and implement Teen Services. He or she will be responsible for collection development, teen programs and working with the community to promote teen library services. The Teen Librarian will work a flexible schedule which may include nights and weekends.
     This part-time position is 20-25 hours per week with a salary of $22-25 dollars per hour depending on experience and education. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree plus classes in Library Science or a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. Three years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian in Teen Services is required. Please send cover letter and resume to Donna Enman, Library Director, Rockville Public Library, 52 Union Street, PO Box 1320, Vernon, CT 06066 or email to This position closes on September 15, 2017.

Children's Librarian - Cos Cob Library, Greenwich Library

Children's Librarian - Cos Cob Library, Greenwich Library (Part-time 15 hours/week). Closing Date/Time: Fri. 09/15/17 4:00 PM. Salary: $27.00 Hourly. Job Type: Part Time Non Represented.
      ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Possess excellent interpersonal skills and love working with children of all ages. Planning and conducting programs for pre-school and school aged children. Responsible for providing quality patron service to children, their caregivers and other adults working with children. Plan and implement a variety of weekly programs for pre-school and school aged children. Assist in collection development/maintenance. Promote reading through displays, booklists, book talks, and programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.
     REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent reader's advisory skills experience and research skills in children's literature for pre-school and elementary school children. Demonstrated programming skills and experience. Provide reference and reader's advisory services to all users. Instruct patrons in use of library material, print and electronic resources. Proficient technology and computer skills to assist patrons. Familiarity with Integrated Library System (ILS) operations, word processing, email, internet searching.
      QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. One year experience in library services for children preferred but will consider a recent graduate with MLS focus on children's librarianship and two years working with children. Strong background in children's literature and knowledge of early childhood development. Flexible schedule with ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Supervises branch in absence of Branch Librarian along with full time LTA. Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including, carrying books, light to moderate equipment, moving other equipment.
     Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. Job Open until 09/15/17 at 4:00pm. EOE M/F/D/V.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Youth Services Librarian - Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library

Youth Services Librarian - Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library. The Town of Dudley (Massachusetts) is accepting applications for the position of Youth Services Librarian. Position is full-time, 40 hours per week and includes some evening and rotating Saturday hours. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services to children, their caregivers, tweens and teens. Must be very comfortable working with patrons from newborn through 18. Must be a friendly and approachable team player with a solid commitment to public service. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
     Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Plans, organizes, and maintains the library’s children and young adult collections. Provides reader’s advisory service for youth and families. Assists youth in the use of library and its resources. Assists parents/caregivers in selection of appropriate youth material. Coordinates activities and programs with local schools and organizations. Checks materials in and out of the library, renews materials, places books on hold, notifies patrons the arrival of held books and collects overdue fines. Plans, organizes, and publicizes all youth programs including but not limited to story times, crafts, summer reading, special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach. Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services. Interprets policy and explains policy and procedure to the public. Manages youth services budget. Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services and prepares regular management reports for review by Director. Trains and supervises youth volunteers. Assists front desk circulation staff when necessary. Acts on behalf of Director in his/her absence. Other related duties as assigned.
     Education, Experience, Skills: Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on services to youth; Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program preferred. Three or more years of library experience to include supervisory experience, collection development, programming, circulation, reference and reader’s advisory services for youth. Experience working with youth from birth through age 18. Previous experience with Evergreen automated library system preferable. Must be fluent with use of Internet, social media, databases, downloadable e/audiobook services and Microsoft Office productivity software. Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required. Experience utilizing website content management software desirable.
    Submit cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references to: Dudley Personnel Board, 71 West Main Street, Dudley, MA 01571, or via email to by September 20, 2017.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Part-Time Circulation Clerk - Pequot Library, Southport

Part-Time Circulation Clerk - Pequot Library, Southport. Non-exempt. JOB SUMMARY: The circulation staff are those people with primary contact with visitors of all ages at Pequot Library. It is an essential part of their job that they project the warmth, helpfulness, and enthusiasm that is such an essential part of what makes Pequot Library such a unique and valued institution. They create an orderly and workable front desk environment that promotes overall materials circulation, program attendance, and membership growth. They will be requested to be available for some special events and programs as needed. The circulation staff reports to the Chief Librarian.
     PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Handle operations at the Front Desk to achieve efficiency and warmth associated with Pequot Library. Prepare circulation desk for opening and closing. Check books in and out, process holds, over dues, etc. and notify patrons when books arrive. Perform ready reference and readers’ advisory services by helping patrons find the right book or item. Responds to telephone inquiries promoting attendance at programs and use of services. Monitors public use of library facilities and assists patrons in location of library materials and use of technology (public computers, copying machine, printer). Responsible for displays as well as shelving material. Assist Children’s Librarian with youth services & youth programming. Perform other library and program tasks as assigned. Act as docent with rare book exhibitions and in The Perkin Gallery. Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional evenings required to manage special events/rentals. Other duties as needed.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: Bachelor’s degree required and some library experience, preferred. High overall level of computer proficiency. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and promote membership growth. Ability and desire to serve the public of all ages. Knowledge of current/popular books for Readers’ Advisory. Ability to work as a team member. Flexibility, sense of humor.
     Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to Chief Librarian ( by September 15, 2017.

Children's Librarian Assistant - Pequot Library, Southport

Children's Librarian Assistant - Pequot Library, Southport. Part-time hourly, non-exempt. JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Children’s Librarian, the Children’s Librarian Assistant will support the Children’s Librarian and the Chief Librarian to ensure that children’s programs are running smoothly and efficiently. The right candidate will be passionate about children’s library services and enthusiastic about Pequot Library and its vibrant community programs. They will be a flexible team-player who enjoys working in a dynamic environment. Occasional evening and weekend hours as needed. Work schedule: Wednesday to Sunday.
     PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with and support Children’s Librarian to provide stellar programs and library services to community children. Assist with set-up and support for family and children’s events. Attendance at most major family events to provide adequate support. Staff public or private events as needed. Create flyers for upcoming children’s programs. Help with children’s and circulation projects as needed, including weeding. Occasional paging. Act as substitute when needed. Facilitate monthly Catch a Classic and a Slice program. Other duties as needed.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years library experience required. High overall level of computer proficiency. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability and desire to serve the public of all ages. Knowledge of current/popular books for children’s Readers’ Advisory. Ability to work as a team member. Flexibility and enthusiasm.
     Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to the Children’s Librarian ( by September 15, 2017.

Children/Teen Librarian - Bristol Public Library

Children/Teen Librarian - Bristol Public Library. Summary: Plans, coordinates, manages and conducts library activities and programs for children and teens. Assists in finding reading materials and information, and use of library services and facilities. Participates in selection of materials. Provides individual and group instruction including use of reference sources and other resources for research and study projects. Makes frequent contacts with schools, other libraries, social service agencies, civic organizations and Bristol Youth Services Dept. Contributes information and publicizes teen services through newspapers, posters, Library Website, and other social media platforms. Assists with researching for supplementary funding to enhance library services, including state and federal grants. Prepares statistical reports. Attends staff meetings and participates in regional and statewide library associations.
     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: Master’s Degree in Library Science from ALA accredited library school with 1 year experience working in a library setting with children and young adults; or Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college or university with 3 years of experience. Storytelling abilities required. Broad and current knowledge of children's and young adult literature, audio and visual materials and electronic resources. A broad knowledge of the intellectual, emotional, psychological and physical development of children and adolescents is essential. Requires effective written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently, and good reference skills. Computer skills that include intermediate knowledge of Database, Spreadsheet, Word, Design, and Internet software; and Google applications.
     Benefits include Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off & medical/vision/dental/life insurance package. Salary: $20.65/hourly, increase to $22.57/hr.@ 6 months anniversary, and to $22.93/hr.@ 1 year.
     To apply: Submit online application: Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Public Service Librarian II (Children's) - Town of Guilford

Public Service Librarian II (Children's) - The Town of Guilford is currently accepting applications for the following position: PUBLIC SERVICE LIBRARIAN II (CHILDREN’S). This is a Full Time (40 hours per week) position. Starting Wage - $21.32 per hour. Click here for the job description and application. Any person interested in applying for this position should submit an Employment Application to the Human Resources Office, Mitchell R. Goldblatt, Director of Human Resources, Town of Guilford, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT 06437 no later than 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Library Director – North Branford Public Library

Library DirectorNorth 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, September 8, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. EEO/AA

Librarian/Information Specialist - The 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.

Library Assistant (2 positions) - Choate Rosemary Hall Andrew Mellon Library

Library Assistant (2 positions) - Choate Rosemary Hall Andrew Mellon Library. The Library Assistant works with the Library Database Manager to carry out the policies and procedures of the circulation and overdue program and processes all library materials. There are 2 openings: one full-time, academic year, benefits eligible, non-exempt staff position; and one part-time, academic year, non-benefits eligible, non-exempt staff position. Both positions require day, evening and some weekend hours.
     Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Participates in the staff duty rotation at the service desk and is responsible for providing exemplary customer service for students, faculty, staff and visitors. 2. Supervises students in library work crew program. 3. Manages overdue notices for students, staff and faculty. 4. Manages newspaper subscriptions including campus deliveries and vacation suspension schedules. 5. Participates in processing purchased materials and gift books. 6. Generates book plates as needed for collections items following established policies and procedures. 7. Manages and prepares special reserve materials for loan including textbooks, laptops, chargers and other equipment as needed. 8. Processes, maintains and weeds the periodical collection following established policies and procedures. 9. Oversees clearance process for term abroad, leave of students, and end of the year clearance for library materials. 10. Serves as the liaison to the Finance Office for generating charges for lost materials at year end. 11. Participates in large scale projects such as weeding and stack maintenance work under the direction of various faculty librarian project managers. 12. Repairs library materials as needed to preserve and keep them in the collection or flags those items for re-order if needed. 13. Participates in the recommendation process of book purchases for the library collections. 14. Available to assist with other projects as needed.
     Requirements: Ability to work well with young people and others and provide excellent customer service. Ability to input data with a high degree of accuracy. Excellent small motor skills for processing books. Knowledge of basic computer software and hardware. Must be reliable and flexible and a team player. Must have the ability to communicate well. Ability to work evenings/weekends.
     Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to regularly walk up and down stairs. Ability to work in book stacks - which includes climbing on stools to reach books on high shelves and to read call numbers of books on the bottom shelf. Ability to sit for periods of time at the service desk.
     Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Grace Sullivan, Director of HR, at Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Evening and Weekend Library Monitor - Choate Rosemary Hall Andrew Mellon Library

Evening and Weekend Library Monitor - Choate Rosemary Hall Andrew Mellon Library. The Evening and Weekend Library Monitor works with the Library Database Manager to assist faculty and students to retrieve information from the collection, encourages faculty and students to learn the most efficient ways to use the library, and supports fellow staff members by consistently enforcing the library's rules and regulations.
     Duties and responsibilities: 1. Provides exemplary customer service to students, faculty, staff, and visitors and monitors library atmosphere during evening study hours to ensure that an academic atmosphere is maintained. 2. Shelves books as needed. 3. Covers the circulation desk and processes materials for the shelves. 4. Undertakes special projects. 5. Performs other related duties as assigned.
     Requirements: Ability to work well with young people and others and provide excellent customer service. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and the internet preferred. Basic knowledge of computer software and hardware required. Must be reliable, flexible, and a team player. Ability to work evenings/weekends. Should be available to cover other shifts when necessary.
     Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to regularly walk up and down stairs. Ability to work in book stacks - which includes climbing on stools to reach books on high shelves and to read call numbers of books on the bottom shelf. Must be able to move books when the collection needs to be shifted.
     Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Grace Sullivan, Director of HR, at Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Part-Time Program Specialist - Darien Library

Part-Time Program Specialist - Darien Library (CT) seeks a dynamic, community-minded Program Specialist. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, creative, and flexible while dedicated to providing extreme customer service to patrons. This opportunity is perfect for a MLIS student.
     Reporting to the Head of Adult Programming and Community Engagement, the Specialist supports and implements innovative public programming for adults. The Adult Programming and Community Engagement Department works to position Darien Library as a vibrant hub of intellectual and creative activity, with a wide range of lectures, performances, hands-on workshops, town-wide events, and out-of-the-box library programs for adults.
     Responsibilities: Provide direct assistance and support to Library patrons during Library programs. Support and advise Library staff on best practices for staff-led programs; collaborate across departments. Identify opportunities for adult programs based on research into community needs and desires as well as current trends and innovations. Support the Library’s Strategic Plan through the creation and implementation of timely, thoughtful public programs for adults. Assist in building and maintaining community partnerships. Other duties and special projects as assigned.
     Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, preferred. Event planning experience required; experience coordinating and developing programs for adults in libraries, museums, art institutions preferred. Skilled at working with diverse audiences. Engaged in and inspired by current events, literature, and the arts. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable with public speaking. Proficiency with technology including Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms. Comfortable with new technology. Ability to work evenings and weekends. Bilingual applicants preferred.
     Hours: This is a part-time position with no benefits that will primarily work evenings and weekends on a flexible schedule. Candidate must be prepared to work at least 10 hours per week, but will not exceed 29 hours per week.
     Salary: $15/hour; professional development opportunities available for motivated candidates.
     To Apply: To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and copy of your resume to Mallory Arents, Head of Adult Programming and Community Engagement,

Circulation Desk Clerk - C.H. Booth Library, Newtown

Circulation Desk Clerk - C. H. Booth Library. Enthusiastic and customer-service oriented individual needed for part-time (15 hours/week) position in Newtown. Computer skills, knowledge of adult and children’s reading materials, and availability as a substitute for co-workers required. Previous library experience and familiarity with the Evergreen library system preferred. Hours for the position are Thursday in Adult Circulation, 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturday in the Children’s Department, 9:00am-5:00pm. Hourly rate is $15.00/hour. E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Town Librarian - Fairfield Public Library

Town Librarian - Fairfield (CT) Public Library. Fairfield Public Library – You Belong Here! The Town of Fairfield (CT) seeks a Town Librarian to lead the Library to new levels of excellence. Reporting to a six-member Board of Trustees and the First Selectman (as Town department head), the successful candidate will serve a community of 60,000+ residents from two locations – a Main Library (renovated in 2006) - housing the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery and an innovative children’s space - and a busy, popular neighborhood Branch Library. The new Town Librarian will work with a committed staff, an energetic core of volunteers, an established Friends of the Library, and a proposed $3.6 million budget to deliver quality library services and programs. Key opportunities include building strong external partnerships with community agencies and organizations; developing alternative service models while sustaining core library services; exploring new funding streams for program development; working closely with the Town of Fairfield as a contributor and collaborator; and supporting a strong, dedicated staff committed to change and innovation.
     Fairfield, Connecticut is a charming and thriving town featuring five miles of shoreline on the Long Island Sound. Fairfield has five town beaches, two universities, many parks and ball fields, two public golf courses, and a vibrant array of restaurants and stores. Family-oriented Fairfield also has top-notch, high performing public schools with rich academic programs. Only 50 miles from New York City, Fairfield is easily accessible to I-95 and the Merritt Parkway and has three train stations on the Metro North line that extends from New Haven, Connecticut to New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Fairfield is in Fairfield County, Connecticut, between the cities of Bridgeport and Stamford. Additional information about the Library, Fairfield, and the surrounding area can be found at Fairfield Links.
     Responsibilities. The Town Librarian of the Fairfield Public Library reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees, serves as a Town department head (reporting to the First Selectman on administrative matters), and works with the Board, staff, First Selectman, and major stakeholders to support and implement the strategic vision for the Library, aligning the Library’s mission, goals and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. Overall responsibilities include: developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications; building and leading a diverse team of talented professionals to manage Library operations; planning, evaluation and oversight of the library budget; strengthening current governmental funding sources; and developing additional revenue sources.
     Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative library experience including a minimum of three years supervisory experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications ability; exceptional people skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for libraries. Proven success working effectively with a policy-making board, unions, and collaboratively with Town officials is desirable.
     Compensation. A starting salary range of $115,000 – 125,000 (with final placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and the Town offers an attractive benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. The position closes October 1, 2017.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Library Assistant - Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Stony Creek

Library Assistant - Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Stony Creek, CT seeks a part-time (six hours a week) library assistant to work at the circulation desk and to help staff library programs for all ages. Candidate must possess excellent customer service skills and knowledge of library-related technologies, including social and downloadable media. The ideal candidate is an avid reader who enjoys working with the public. Experience with Sierra a plus. $13.38 per hour. Please submit a letter of interest and the Town of Branford employment application to Human Resources, Branford Town Hall, 100 Main St., Branford, CT 06405 by August 29, 2017.

Adult Services/Programming Librarian - West Haven Library

Adult Services/Programming Librarian - The West Haven Library seeks a tech-savvy, customer-oriented librarian for a full-time (37.5 hours) adult services/programming librarian position in our busy reference department. Must be able to work evenings and some Saturdays. The duties include but are not limited to; adult programming, collection development for the Reference department, overseeing the reference department, assisting patrons with computer support along with one-on-one training, and providing monthly reporting to the Director. This person must be a team player, have attention to detail, strong troubleshooting skills, and patience. Required qualifications are an MLS from an accredited institution with at least one year of library experience, or a minimum of 5-7 years of library experience with intention of receiving an MLS. Familiarity with Sierra a plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a union position. Please submit a resume and cover later no later than August 31, 2017 to Colleen Bailie at No Phone Calls.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Librarian II, Reference & Adult Learning - New Haven Free Public Library

Librarian II - Assignment in Reference & Adult Learning. New Haven Free Public Library. Salary: (Range 7 Step 2:) Minimum: $46,906 annualized. 37.50 hours per week. NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work beyond entry level. Incumbents are expected to have acquired the basic knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the full range of tasks required at a fully capable level of competence. Duties are performed within the framework of established library policy under the general supervision and review of a higher level librarian. The assignment for the current vacancy entails developing the business collection throughout the system by development of programs and partnerships with business & nonprofit entities in New Haven, designing career & job services that will provide innovative information services to meet the diverse needs of the business, entrepreneurial, and non-profit community.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school. Minimum of two years experience as a professional librarian and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills, in addition to those from Librarian I, as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Ability to organize and maintain a specialized library collection or service within a department; experience with a variety of on-line databases and the ability to apply this knowledge in planning and implementation of research or catalog work; Ability to evaluate and advise on the disposition of reference questions, or on matters of cataloging practice; Ability to instruct and train Librarian I and support staff. Please submit cover letter and resume with application.
     Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening, and (3) a 90-day probationary period. This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 3144, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 3144 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days.
     Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Applications and/or resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Branch Manager - New Haven Free Public Library

Branch Manager - New Haven Free Public Library. Current vacancy in Courtland S. Wilson Branch. Salary: (RANGE 10 Step 2) Minimum: $62,690 annualized. 37.50 hours per week. NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work in the supervision of a major branch library. The branch serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community. Branch Managers supervise all aspects of daily branch operations. Operations include the facility, collection, equipment, budget, staff, programs, and related services. The Manager is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of the community. This involves interaction with community representatives, neighborhood associations, professional and business organizations, schools and social agencies serving the community. As supervisor the Branch Manager serves as coach, mentor and mediator with staff. Work is performed with latitude for professional judgment under the general supervision of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s degree in Library Science and at least three to five years experience in professional library work, including at least six months of supervisory experience; and all knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of library science; Considerable knowledge of the objectives of library service to the community; Ability to apply library science and management techniques to operating and supervising problems; Ability to plan and supervise operations of a library branch.
     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. 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.
     Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Applications and/or resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Librarian III, Adult/Reference Services - North Haven Memorial Library

Librarian III, Adult/Reference Services - North Haven Memorial Library. The North Haven Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, adaptable, and forward-thinking librarian who desires to work with a team of like-minded individuals. Needs to be self-motivated, eager to provide an exceptional customer experience, and possess an excitement for libraries and the services they provide to their community.
     Job Description: Up-to-date on current trends and practices in the field of librarianship. Thorough knowledge of library technology, general public reading interests, and reference services. Ability to discuss books effectively. Business resource familiarity a plus. Coordinates collection development and management. Assesses, recommends, and maintains databases and electronic resources. Analyzes and addresses patrons’ needs tactfully and courteously. Educates patrons on library utilization. Plans, implements, and oversees programs in conjunction with other staff members. Creates promotional materials and library displays. Manages publicity, including social media, to promote library services and events. Must be technologically proficient. Ability to teach basic computer instruction. Performs community outreach with area agencies and businesses. Coordinates volunteers and supervises library pages. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services, policies, and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and peers. Prepares statistical reports. Participates in professional activities and professional development. Effective written and oral communication skills. Manages or assists with special projects.
     Requirements: M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA accredited college or university plus 3-5 years public library experience. The successful candidate is expected to work two evenings a week and Saturdays in rotation. This is a 35hr/week position and part of a collective bargaining unit. While performing the duties of this job the employee must stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach with hands and arms. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds.
     Salary: $65,848
     Send completed employment application and resume to: Town of North Haven Finance Office, Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church Street, North Haven, CT 06473. More info: North Haven Employment Application Process.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Children’s Librarian - Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton

Children’s Librarian - Are you an experienced Children’s Librarian looking to expand your skills and share your innovative vision? Are you eager to work in an award-winning library, in a dynamic space, among talented colleagues who support one another? Are you ready to thrive with a Director who encourages change and supports new initiatives, in a community that cherishes its busy library? Then apply to be Children’s Librarian / Head of Children’s Services at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, CT. If you are excited to plan and conduct both story hour programs and STEM activities, enthusiastic about reader’s advisory, legendary at making yourself accessible to kids of all ages and their parents, and the first to pick up the phone to plan collaborative community activities, then this will be your dream job. Applicants should have an ALA MLS degree, 3 years in children’s services, including experience in a team setting. Salary range is $45,000 to $47,000 with full benefits. Please email your resume and cover letter to Maribeth Breen, Director, by September 1, 2017.

Library Media Specialist - Harborside Middle School, Milford

Library Media Specialist - Harborside Middle School, Milford Public Schools. Job ID: 2830055. Position Type: Full Time. Posted until filled. Starting Date: August 24, 2017. Job Description: Library Media Specialist needed at Harborside Middle 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 this job posting in order to be considered for the position. No phone calls please.

P/T Library Services Assistant, Children’s Department - Simsbury Public Library

P/T Library Services Assistant, Children’s Department - Simsbury Public Library. We're looking for an energetic, library-loving assistant to be a part of our busy and popular Children's Department. Our ideal candidate will possess professional skills, enthusiasm, and a dedication to excellent customer service. Responsibilities include providing service at the circulation desk, offering children's programs, and assisting with promotion of the library through print, digital, and social media outlets. 8-16 hour/week - $20.65/hour. One evening per week and two weekends per month (Saturday and Sunday) required. Complete job description and required online application may be found at Applications close August 22.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Part-Time Children’s Services Assistant - The Brainerd Memorial Library

Part-Time Children’s Services Assistant - The Brainerd Memorial Library in Haddam, CT is a vibrant and historic community hub in the Connecticut River Valley town of Haddam, CT. We are seeking an enthusiastic and collaborative assistant for our increasingly active Children's Room. Under the direct supervision of the Children’s Services coordinator, the candidate will: Check out and register patrons at the children’s desk and occasionally at the circulation desk. Serve patrons with basic questions on books and media, library computers, and use of digital resources. Shelve, process, and maintain library materials. Assist with set-up, presentation, and breakdown of children’s programs and class visits. Co-ordinates with volunteers under the direction of the Children’s Services coordinator. Other duties as assigned.
     Candidates possessing strong customer service skills and some experience working with children in libraries are especially invited to apply. This position offers 12 hours per week at $13 per hour. Benefits include 6 paid sick days, 10 paid vacation days, and SIMPLE IRA enrollment. Shifts require one night per week and one Saturday per month. 
     Please send a resume and cover letter to or via mail to: Brainerd Memorial Library, 920 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT 06438, attn.: Tom Piezzo, Director. Application deadline: 5 PM on Thursday, August 31st, 2017. Anticipated start: October 2nd, 2017. The Brainerd Memorial Library affirms that qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Remote Site Specialist – Bibliomation

Remote Site Specialist – Bibliomation. Full time, 35 hours per week. Bibliomation, Inc., a consortium of more than 70 CT. libraries seeks a qualified candidate to join a very active Network Services team. This position is responsible for supporting our member libraries by troubleshooting PC hardware, software and LAN connectivity both onsite and remotely. Additional direct member support is provided through a scheduled Help Desk shift. Candidates must be able to work independently and as a team member, possess excellent communication and customer service skills. Frequent instate travel required. Minimum Qualifications include education in Computer Science or related major; Bachelor’s degree or professional certification preferred; three (3) years working in network and computer support. Familiarity with libraries and library automation a major plus. Bibliomation offers a competitive salary with an exceptional benefits package. Additional responsibilities listed in full job description available at: Email your letter of interest, resume and references in Word or PDF to by August 25, 2017. Bibliomation is located at 24 Wooster Ave., Waterbury, CT. EOE

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library seeks a part-time library assistant (12-16 hours per week). Availability needed includes every other Saturday and one night a week until 8pm. Under the direction of Librarians, duties include: charge items in and out, answer telephone, assist patrons with library resources, assist with programs, patron registration, inquiries and shelving. Position entails working in multiple departments such as Reference, Adult Circulation, Children’s library, and library branches. Excellent customer service and computer skills are essential, along with reliable transportation. High school diploma or equivalent required, prefer Bachelor’s degree and some library experience. MLS students encouraged to apply. Bilingual/Spanish a plus. Salary is $11.10/hr. E-mail cover letter and resume to: Colleen Bailie; Position will be open until filled. No telephone inquiries. EOE/MF.

Shelvers - Wilton Library

Shelvers - Wilton Library is seeking two energetic, detail-oriented individuals to begin year-round part-time employment in August 2017. These positions are for 3 weekday shifts (2-3 hours per shift) and 1 weekend day every 4 weeks on rotation, averaging 6-10 hours per week. The Shelver position entails a focus on attention to detail. Shelvers return items to the shelves in the adult, teen and children’s collections. In addition, Shelvers check in and cart returned items from the afternoon book bin. Candidates must have the ability to alphabetize and arrange items in numerical order according to the Dewey Decimal system. In addition, candidates should possess proficient computer skills (Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2007), a willingness to learn, and the ability to work independently. These positions involve bending, lifting, standing for long periods of time, and pushing and pulling fully stocked carts weighing approximately 100-150 pounds, so candidates should have the physical stamina and agility necessary to perform the functions of the job. Prior shelving experience a plus. Resume, cover letter, and Application for Employment should be emailed to Applications accepted until position filled. Wilton Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Adult Program Coordinator - Mark Twain Library

Adult Program Coordinator - Mark Twain Library. Would you enjoy working in a beautiful, historic library nestled in a vibrant community? The Mark Twain Library in Redding seeks an enthusiastic, self-motivated and organized Adult Program Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of coordinating and developing quality programs for adults in a library, museum, education or arts. The successful candidate will be interested in current events, literature, and be of a curious nature. In addition, the ideal candidate will love working with the community, work well with volunteers and have excellent communication and writing skills. A BS/BA is required. This is a 30 hour a week position with an annual salary of $43,000. This position offers health insurance. Interested? Please send a cover letter, resume and names of two current references to by August 28, 2017.

Library Technical Services Associate - Mark Twain Library

Library Technical Services Associate - The historic, comfortable, and lively Mark Twain Library in Redding has an immediate opening for a part-time technical services associate for 15 hours per week, Pay rate is $16.35 per hour. Duties include direct customer service at the circulation desk and a variety of technical services duties including copy cataloging, receiving and processing new book orders and other duties as assigned. The library is part of the Bibliomation consortium and experience working with Evergreen or other integrated library system is a definite plus. Schedule includes morning and/or afternoon hours with some flexibility in scheduling of hours. Additional hours may be available on an as-needed basis. Candidates should have a college degree. Attention to detail, excellent customer service skills and a team work spirit are required. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume and the names of three references to  by August 21, 2017Please use the subject line Technical Services Associate. This is an hourly position with no benefits.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Public Services Librarian (Part-time) - Eastern Connecticut State University

Public Services Librarian (Part-time) - Eastern Connecticut State University, J. Eugene Smith Library. Public Services Librarian—Reference and Access Services. Library Lecturer. Part-time. Up to 19 hours per week, depending on library needs and budget allocation. Evening and/or weekend work will be required. Punctuality is expected. Temporary; renewed semester by semester at the University’s discretion.
     Responsibilities: Provide reference assistance to patrons, including demonstrating the use of library tools and equipment, answering the reference phone, email, chat, keeping statistics on reference queries, etc. Assist in staffing the Circulation Desk and supervising staff and students as needed. Other duties as library needs dictate, including instruction and collection development, and marketing of library events. 
     Qualifications: Required: An ALA accredited Master’s degree or its international equivalent. Knowledge of and experience with online library databases and printed library resources. Excellent communication and human relations skills; flexibility in dealing with a busy and rapidly changing environment. Comfortable and competent in an online environment. Good technology skills including Microsoft Office suite. Friendly, welcoming demeanor and ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and local community patrons. Grace under pressure required. Desired: Academic Library experience; experience with ExLibris Alma/Primo; familiarity with business reference sources, supervisory experience; experience in one or more Access services areas (circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan).
     Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Janice Wilson, Interim Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged. (

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Part-time Library Assistant - Trumbull Library

Part-time Library Assistant - The Trumbull Library has multiple part-time positions available for the 33 Quality Street library. 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:

Librarian I (Temporary) - New Britain Public Library

Librarian I (Temporary) - New Britain Public Library. Temporary (approximately 3-4 months) part-time (20 hours per week) reference librarian position to work the information desk. Professional experience and MLS degree required. Resume, letter, and 3 references to Library Director, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or by email to EOE

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Library Director - The Cyrenius H. Booth Library

Library Director - The Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, Connecticut Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, civic engager, and strong staff supporter. The candidate will demonstrate ability to solidify partnerships and articulate the Library’s strategic vision, mission, and values to the community. The position requires a working knowledge of 21st century public library trends and their supporting technologies; the ability to anticipate and manage change; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; facility maintenance experience; the ability to hire, manage, and develop professional staff and administer fiscal policies and the budget process. Requirements: MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, six years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public library including two years of administrative experience. Salary range $85,000-$95,000 with an attractive benefits package. View job description here. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email attachment to Review of resumes will commence on receipt. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

Part Time Information Services - New Milford Public Library

Part Time Information Services - New Milford Public Library seeks a highly motivated, customer-service oriented and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with a varied clientele. Candidates should have strong reference, computer, and readers’ advisory skills, as well as a true desire to work with the public. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Library experience, specifically reference, preferred. Position is Tuesdays 1-5, Fridays 1-5, plus the 2nd weekend each month (Saturday and Sunday). Hourly rate is $12.00/hour. Candidate should be flexible in terms of scheduling and willing to sub for co-workers. If interested, please email resume to Sally Tornow at New Milford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application deadline: August 11.

Library Page - East Hampton Library

Library Page - East Hampton Library. The Town of East Hampton is accepting applications for the part-time position of Library Page. The Library Page shelves library materials and maintains the order of books and non-book collections in the Library. The candidate must be dependable, polite, industrious and accurate and like working with the public. A brief test is required. $10.10 per hour. Flexible hours including days, nights and weekends. Applications are available at the Town Hall or at Please submit application and resume by August 15, 2017, to the Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 20 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424. Or by email to Lisa Seymour, Human Resources Coordinator, EOE/AA/M-F. Closing Date: 8/15/2017