Monday, October 30, 2017

Full-time Library Services Assistant, Children's Dept. - Simsbury Public Library

Full-time Library Services Assistant, Children's Dept. - Simsbury Public Library. We're looking for an energetic, talented assistant to be part of our busy and popular Children's Department at the Simsbury Public Library. 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 for Kindergarten through 6th grade, creating displays, assisting with marketing and social media, and other duties as required. This is a full-time (35 hr.) T-3 position in the CSEA SC&L union with an hourly pay rate of $21.06– $25.20/hr. All applications must be submitted online at Applications close Sunday, November 19th.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Children's Assistant - Bristol Public Library

Children's Assistant - Bristol Public Library. Summary: Performs varied para-professional library and clerical duties in the Children’s Department. Assists children, students and adults in using library services and facilities. Plans, prepares, conducts or assists with story hours, class visits and other programming events. Supervises children in regular visits to the library. Performs outreach services. Assists in the preparation of bulletin boards and displays. Periodically may shelve and maintain library materials. Assists with use of computer programs and online public access catalog, and operates equipment. As needed, assists with Circulation Desk functions and throughout the library when assigned.
     Qualifications: Bachelor’s and one (1) year experience in children’s library services; OR Associate’s and two (2) years’ experience in children’s library services. Public library experience preferred. Requires excellent communication skills, and ability to maintain effective working relationships. Computer skills that require expert knowledge of database software, and intermediate knowledge of Internet and word processing software.
     Physical Demands & Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and stand. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Regularly works in indoor or office environment.
     Classification & Work Hours: Full-time position, 37 ½ hours per week. Schedule: 3 days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and 2 days a week from 12:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. September thru June - work alternate Fridays and Saturdays. During July and August-the library is closed on Saturdays; the work week is Monday thru Friday.
     Benefits include Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off & insurance package. Salary: $19.30/hourly. (Increases at 6 months to $21.13/hr., and at 1 year to $21.47/hr.)

President & CEO - Howard County Library System (MD)

President & CEO - Are you the next leader for Howard County Library System (MD), a world-class system that embodies the philosophy, “Libraries = Education”? Do you want to work with a seven-member Board of Trustees and community partners to lead the design and delivery of curriculum for all ages, deliver extraordinary customer service, unleash creativity and innovation, and embrace the Howard County Library System vision? Howard County Library System (HCLS) is an award-winning educational institution that ranks among the finest in the country. With seven branches, a $22.5 million annual budget, and a 239 FTE stellar staff, it is a 21st-century library model, with a position, purpose, and curriculum worthy of study and consideration by every library in America, if not the world. HCLS’ unique focus on three pillars: Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, and Instructive & Enlightening Experiences positions HCLS to fulfill its mission of “We deliver high-quality public education for all.” In 2016, HCLS loaned 7.9 million items and welcomed 2.2 million visitors.
     Designated as an “All-American County” by the National Civic League, Howard County, Maryland is one of the nation’s most outstanding places to live, work and play! Howard County residents (population: 300,000) enjoy a balanced blend of pastoral farms, historic towns, suburban communities, and urban lifestyle. Diversity surrounds you—from Columbia (one of the largest planned communities in the country) to Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street, filled with antiques, boutiques and cozy restaurants. Howard County has been recognized as “America’s Best Places to Live”, “Best Educated,” and “Seventh Best School System in the Country.” For leisure activities, there are parks, golf courses, lakes, and over 200 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails. Centrally located in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor, Howard County is the strategic location of choice for a diverse and thriving business base. Major employers include: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Lorien Health Systems, Verizon, and Wells Fargo. Howard County’s population of 300,000 people includes the highest concentration of professional, scientific and technical workers in the state, contributing to its strong economy. For additional information, see HCL Links.
     Responsibilities. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President & CEO oversees a nationally recognized system where innovation and creativity are encouraged and rewarded. The President & CEO directs all aspects of HCLS, with full responsibility for: personnel and fiscal management; developing and implementing all components of HCLS Operating and Capital budgets; setting the direction for all components of HCLS’ three-pronged curriculum; continuing the implementation of Vision 2020: Education for All; and establishing partnerships throughout the region working collaboratively with local, state, and federal government, including elected officials, as well as agencies, community groups, and businesses.
     Qualifications. A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of management experience. Preferred qualifications include an additional degree in a related field, commitment to the HCLS vision, extraordinary people skills, ability and desire to work in a culturally diverse community, team building talent and superior communication skills. Experience reporting to a governing Board and working in a multi-branch system are desired. The ideal President & CEO will be an outstanding leader, relationship builder, collaborator, communicator, innovator, and strategic thinker. A sense of humor is also important!
     Compensation. The starting salary range is $150,000 - $186,000 dependent on qualifications with a competitive benefits package. For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and résumé as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury. This position will close December 17, 2017.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Librarian IV, Information Technology - City of New Haven

Librarian IV - (M-5265, Not Tested), Assignment in Information Technology. City of New Haven. SALARY (Hiring Range): $68,891–$79,851 annualized. HOURS: 37.50 hours per week, various shifts.
     NATURE OF WORK: This is professional administration of a major element of the library system. Work involves, depending upon the job within the class, the responsibility for adult services, children’s services, technical services or information technology. Work is performed with considerable latitude for the exercises of administrative judgment and is reviewed by the City Librarian or other staff member as designated through conferences and observation of results. This Librarian IV position will focus on delivery of Information Technology to staff and library patrons; manages Active Directory and Office 365 with hybrid managed services for WAN and wireless networks. Therefore, experience managing networks, VOIP, and emerging technologies is emphasized.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association. Five to ten years experience in professional library work, including five years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of library; organization and management; Considerable knowledge of library personnel administration; Considerable knowledge of library and city fiscal and budgetary; procedures; Experience managing data and voice telecommunications, networks and information technology; Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of library service.
     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, or are available on the city website, As a required part of the application process, candidates MUST submit a cover letter describing their relevant qualifications, experience and interest; a current resume; and the contact information for three references. Applications and other required information must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on November 17, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.

Librarian II, Reference & Adult Learning - City of New Haven

Librarian II - (M-5537, Not Tested), Assignment in Reference & Adult Learning. City of New Haven. SALARY (Range 7 Step 2): Minimum: $46,906 annualized. HOURS: 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, or are available on the city website, As a required part of the application process, candidates MUST submit a cover letter describing their relevant qualifications, experience and interest; a current resume; and the contact information for three references. Applications and other required information must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on November 17, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.

Library Technical Assistant - City of New Haven

Library Technical Assistant - (M-6403, Tested). City of New Haven. SALARY (Range 12): Minimum $45,757 annualized. HOURS: 37.50 hours per week (schedule varies). Spanish/English bi-lingual welcome.

     This is technical work within the library system. Depending on the nature of the assignment, work can entail troubleshooting of desktop PCs, software, and operating systems used by staff or entry-level computer support for library patrons; the acquisition and processing of library material; and collection maintenance and database management.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a two-year Library Technical Assistant program or college/technical school course work relevant to computer related support; one year experience in computer operations or another computer related support area which included tutoring or training, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Knowledge of functioning and use of information systems and technology, including basic knowledge of concepts of network, support, troubleshooting; some knowledge of library acquisition and processing procedures; some knowledge of database structure, use and management and, experience in OCLC preferred; Some knowledge of library operations.
     SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS: Ability to push a hand truck loaded with books; ability to exert up to 30lbs of force occasionally and some force frequently, to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
     This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 884, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 884 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 120 working days.
     Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M Applications and/or resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on November 3, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Research Support and Outreach Librarian - Connecticut College

Research Support and Outreach Librarian - Connecticut College.
     Job Summary: Connecticut College is conducting a national search for a creative, committed, curious and energetic Research Support and Outreach Librarian to join an outstanding team of librarians, instructional and information technology staff in the merged Information Services organization at Connecticut College. Connecticut College, located midway between New York City and Boston in the historic whaling city of New London, is a progressive and highly selective liberal arts college of some 1800 students and which is currently implementing its new and innovative Connections curriculum. The recently remodeled Charles E. Shain Library is a beautiful space and was named a 2016 New Landmark Library by the Library Journal.
     General Duties & Responsibilities: The Research Support and Outreach Librarian will work collaboratively with all departments in Information Services to connect its services and resources to College community members. She or he will play a key role on the social media working group, support social media activities for the department and use social media to communicate the value of Information Services. The librarian will expand and enhance library outreach to the community, which includes editing and publishing the biennial newsletter, annual reports, planning documents and other printed and digital marketing efforts. The librarian will assist, advise and instruct faculty and students in the access and use of scholarly information. He or she will collaborate with faculty and colleagues to initiate and develop activities to integrate research skills instruction into the curriculum and develop print or digital supporting materials and guides as needed. She or he will contribute to instruction sessions associated with the new Connections curriculum and provide general research instruction, as well as discipline-specific reference assistance to faculty and students within the departments. The librarian will also be responsible for serving as a liaison in assigned subject areas, and overseeing the library’s collections in those disciplines. The librarian will participate in the library’s Digital Scholarship (DS) program by participating on DS project teams, helping review and support proposals, and bringing his or her skills to bear on DS projects. As needed, she or he will manage special projects in support of the Vice President for Information Services and Librarian of the College. Contribution to the library profession through scholarship, participation in professional associations, and other forms of service is expected and supported.
     Qualifications: ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent required; two to three years of experience providing research assistance in an academic library including research / reference services preferred. Excellent oral and written communication, in particular, editorial skills for internal organizational publications. Must have strong teaching skills, and an understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in library instruction; experience using mobile devices, social networking, and other forms of technology for social media outreach and to deliver information services to library constituents; experience with existing and emerging research tools, methodologies, and resources; demonstrated experience with the application and use of digital scholarship tools and methods; demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team; excellent attention to detail, grammar, and design, and have the ability to meet deadlines with quality and accurate work. Some evening and weekend work will be also be required. Must also be able to work collaboratively with faculty to promote the integration of primary sources in archives and special collections into the curriculum and student research. Graphic design, marketing and digital content production experience preferred. Knowledge of and experience with Photoshop and InDesign; experience with digital scholarship tools such as ArcGIS, Carto, Tableau or others a plus.
     To Apply: Applications accepted through November 17, 2017.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Library Assistants (2 positions) - Milford Public Library

Library Assistants (2 positions) - Milford Public Library has immediate openings for two part-time library assistants (15 hours per week). The successful candidates must have excellent customer service and computer skills, enjoy working with people and have good attention to detail. One position will be based in the Technical Services Department, primarily handling mending and copy cataloging functions, the other will be based in public service departments as needed. We are looking for friendly, positive staff to enhance our customer service teams. Hours will include one evening a week and alternate Saturdays. High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree and some library experience preferred. Salary is $15.15/hr., no benefits. Email cover letter and resume to: Christine Angeli, Positions will be open until filled. No telephone inquiries. EOE.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Adult Services Librarian - Bethel Public Library

Adult Services Librarian - Bethel Public Library. (Full Time 35 hours/week) SALARY: $50,000 - $55,000. Develops and maintains collections, programs, web page, displays, volunteer program, and all related services for adults in the Bethel Community. MLS completed, from an ALA accredited library. CLOSING DATE: November 3, 2017 at 4 p.m.
     POSITION OVERVIEW: The Adult Services Librarian’s primary responsibilities are to plan, assess, and promote library services for adults, supervise Library personnel as needed, and the selection and maintenance of the Adult Services collection. Assists patrons in using library services and facilities.
     EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, with a minimum of two years relevant experience in adult and reference services are required. Working knowledge of automated integrated library systems, the Internet and online searching, and digital resources are required. Administrative, supervisory, planning, and public library experience are highly desirable.
     ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Receives oral or written instructions from the Library Director. Responsible for all aspects of library services for adults and recommends goals and objectives for same. Participates in the development, selection, and maintenance of Adult circulating, reference, and online database collections. Catalogs and/or classifies materials for Adult Services. Responsible for all aspects of reference work. Works with Children’s and Teen Librarians in providing reference assistance. Participates in development of operating policies and procedures; evaluates and recommends changes for same. Trains, supervises, and evaluates all support staff in Adult Services. Prepares and maintains schedules for all staff assigned to public service desks in Adult and Teen areas, as well as Local History Room. Assist in the development and maintenance of the library website and other social media sites. Coordinates and implements technology training program for the public. Oversees collection and maintenance of statistical data for Adult Services. Works with library administration to seek supplementary funding to enhance library services, including state, federal and private grants.
     PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work in a library environment; sustained posture in a standing or seated position for prolonged periods of time; perform lifting, crouching and pushing; may travel to other locations.
     Full job description available at
     Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email attachment to Review of resumes will commence on receipt.

Library Director - Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook

Library Director - Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook. The Acton Public Library is a library where the service values are pleasant and efficient service to the public and the staff values are a spirit of helping and supporting each other whenever assistance is needed.
     Position Overview: Plans, organizes, and administers the comprehensive program of a community library with educational, recreational and related cultural services; oversees the maintenance of the library building, equipment, and facilities; and formulates library budget, policies and programs.
     Primary Responsibilities: Administers personnel policies and procedures, including but not limited to recruitment, supervision, training and discipline of staff. Promotes and maintains effective relationships between library staff and patrons. Prepares budget and program recommendations for library board consideration for inclusion in the Town’s annual budget submission. Administers adopted Library budget and is responsible for accounting of all funds. Prepares near term and long range planning for development of library services. Confers with the library’s Board of Directors to establish policies and programs. Administers, supervises, and performs library tasks in the functional areas of adult, children’s, and circulation services, events and facilities management. Analyzes and implements changes of procedures and methods of delivery of library services as needed to develop the most efficient service measures. Develops, maintains and expands collection of materials, programs and services. Evaluates collection for balance and comprehensiveness. Plans, organizes, and manages technical and automation services. Participates in professional library organizations on local, state, regional and national levels, and attends other professional conferences and workshops to remain current on developments and advancements in library science, public administration, and training. Analyzes interests, needs, and cultural expectations of the community. Develops and/or approves displays and special functions, such as book reviews, lectures and instructional activities to extend library services and facilities into the community. Prepares narrative and statistical reports for the Town of Old Saybrook, the State Library and the Library Board upon request. Reads professional journals and other sources for materials selection.
     Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Seven years of recent increasingly responsible experience as a librarian in a public library, including 5 years of supervisory experience preferred.
     Desired Characteristics: Strong management skills. A sense of public service. Vision, energy and enthusiasm for libraries. Is a creative, outgoing, friendly and cooperative team player. Works quickly and accurately; organized. Works with the public with tact and courtesy.
     Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to plan, organize and implement library services and programs. Ability and experience in developing and administering a comprehensive budget plan. Ability to train and supervise library staff. Proficiency with computers, automated library systems, internet and digital communications. Familiarity with working within a consortium; LION experience preferred. Ability to work effectively with a library board. Ability to work effectively with social, civic, and cultural organizations. Ability to meet the demands of multiple deadlines in a timely manner. Ability to work effectively with Town and State officials. Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public. Ability to travel to attend meetings both inside and outside of Old Saybrook.
     License/Certificate: Must hold or be able to obtain a Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license.
     The essential functions or duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
     This is a 40 hours/week position. The annual salary range is $75,000 to $85,000. If interested reply by November 3, 2017 to: Carl Fortuna, First Selectman, 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 or email a response to

Friday, October 13, 2017

Youth Services Coordinator - Trumbull Library System

Youth Services Coordinator - Full Time Position. $32.16/hr., 35 hrs. per week, full benefits. The Trumbull Library System seeks a librarian that loves working with children, relishes connecting with teens, and understands that encouraging youth literacy means emphasizing the fun. If your idea of a good day is having packed story times, designing colorful advertising and decorations, hiring fabulous presenters, and matching a child with just the right book then we encourage you to apply. We need an inventive, enthusiastic visionary to join our team to make the Trumbull Library the best experience young people need to become life-long readers and supporters of public libraries.
     About us: We are a cooperative work environment. Staff are supportive of one another in pursuit of our mission to serve the town of Trumbull through vibrant collections, engaging programming, and excellent patron experiences. Change and new initiatives are encouraged.
     The job: The Youth Services Coordinator has overall responsibility for the Youth Services Department (0-18 yrs.)--managing a seasonally busy service desk and supervising part-time staff in the operation and maintenance of the department. The position is responsible for the collection development and cataloging of youth materials and for development of early literacy programs. They will work both independently and collaboratively with other library staff to provide youth and family programming.
     Qualified candidate must possess highly effective interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and energetic. Excellent computer, organizational, and communication skills a must.
     Minimum Requirements: ALA accredited MLS. Three years of library experience, one of which must be in Youth Services (0-18 yrs.).
     For more information and to apply, go to: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, November 5, 2017.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Public Services Lead – Trinity College Library

Public Services LeadTrinity College Library. Trinity College in Hartford, CT is seeking a dedicated and customer-focused individual for the position of Public Services Lead. This is a full-time position in the Access Services department of the main library, which focuses on the maintenance, delivery, and circulation of library materials to the Trinity Community.
     Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, this position will involve working closely with library staff as well as other departments such as IT to develop and maintain an outstanding customer service model at the primary service desk of the library.
     The successful candidate will play a vital role in implementing new and innovative ways to serve the Trinity community, as well as mentoring and inspiring our student workers, helping them to increase their marketable skills. Daily responsibilities include performing basic circulation tasks; assisting patrons with library technology; basic oversight of building operations such as safety and cleanliness; responding to questions regarding library services, policies, and procedures; making decisions regarding the reduction or cancellation of fines, fees, or blocks on patron accounts; registering new users; and handling incoming and outgoing inter-library book deliveries.
     The Public Services Lead will also be responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring, supervising, and payroll of our student assistants.
     The ideal candidate will be: friendly and outgoing with a positive and cooperative attitude; customer-service oriented, with proven customer service work experience; experienced in managing a diverse staff; able to successfully work independently and as part of a team; familiar with library technology such as computers, printers, eBooks, databases, and wifi; experienced in or familiar with academic libraries; interested in or familiar with user experience (UX) principles; flexible with scheduling and able to work evenings and weekends.
     For more information about this position and to apply, please visit:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Public Services Representative – Trinity College Library

Public Services RepresentativeTrinity College Library. The Trinity College Library is accepting applications for the position of Public Services Representative. This is a part time, academic year position (15 hours/week, September – May) in the Access Services department, which focuses on the maintenance, delivery, and circulation of library materials to the Trinity Community.
     Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, this position involves performing general circulation duties and reinforcing customer service standards at the library circulation desk. Responsibilities include supervising student assistants; checking library materials in and out; assisting patrons with directional, technical, and policy questions; processing requests including course reserves and inter-library loans; physically maintaining library collections; and providing general oversight of the building. Work hours may vary and will include evenings and weekends, and will involve opening and closing the building as needed.
     Strong customer service skills, a positive and collaborative attitude, flexibility in scheduling, and the ability to work independently are required. Library experience or coursework is preferred.
     For more information about this position and to apply, please visit:

Technical Services Coordinator - Allen Library, University of Hartford

Technical Services Coordinator - Allen Library, University of Hartford.
     POSITION DETAILS: This is a regular full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours.
     Salary Grade: H1. For salary ranges please see:
     POSITION SUMMARY: Assumes responsibility for performing basic copy cataloging and processing functions as well as providing information and services to library patrons in an effort to ensure effective operations of the Allen Music Library, a music and dance library. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.
     JOB DUTIES: Performs copy cataloging for music, dance and related performing arts materials in multiple formats consistent with data integrity standards. Assists in the maintenance of authority records. Provides guidance and training to student employees on copy cataloging procedures and processing of music and dance materials.
     Participates in the development of library systems, including testing, problem identification and suggestions of functionalities and/or resolutions related to cataloging and processing.
Assists in daily operations of the Allen Music Library and provides quality customer service, answering inquiries pertaining to library resources. Provides technical support for computers and library equipment as necessary and/or appropriate.
     Adheres to local and national standards for copy cataloging of materials in various formats..
Receives, prepares and processes materials for binding. Maintains supply inventory. Trains and oversees student staff in the appropriate repair of library materials.
     Participates in campus, local and area professional development seminars and training. Attends committee and staff meetings as necessary and/or appropriate.
     Performs other related duties as assigned.
     EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in music required. SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
     For a more complete job description and application information, please see
     All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Librarian, Information Services - (Part-Time) Town of Greenwich

Librarian, Information Services - (Part-Time 15 Hours/Week) Town of Greenwich. SALARY: $27.00/Hour. CLOSING DATE: October 16, 2017 at 04:00 PM. This position is located within the Information Services Division of the Greenwich Main Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830.
     GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Assist, advise and instruct patrons in the use of library materials, print and electronic resources. Provides technical support for patrons using public computers. Provides reference and readers advisory services to all users.
     EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university. One year of work experience in reference service preferred, but will consider a recent graduate with focus on technology.
     REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and administrative practices. Familiarity with social media. Familiarity with eBook collections. Knowledge of names and content scope of library databases. Strong interpersonal and reference interview skills. Demonstrated technology and computer skills. Ability to provide exceptional customer service to patrons of all ages. Ability to keep current with rapidly changing technologies. Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new web services.
     ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Provides reference and readers' advisory services in person, by mail, telephone or electronically to library patrons of all ages using appropriate library materials in all formats. Responsible for effectively and clearly communicating to library patrons the practices and policies of the library. Participates in collection development, guided by the library's collection development policy. May assist with the selection of materials in one or more specific areas for adults, young adults and/or children. Assists library patrons and staff in using technology. Conducts formal training sessions. Identifies and resolves routine equipment requests involving copiers, printers, personal computers, tablets, ereaders and other electronic devices. Prepares displays, exhibits, book lists, blogs and bibliographies. May contribute website and social media content relating to an area of library service. May prepare team schedules for staff members. May serve as liaison to schools or other community groups, and may conduct story hours and school class visits to the library, in accordance with professional theory and developmental guidelines within a public library experience. Implements and may initiate outreach programs and training for groups of all ages. May serve as "virtual librarian," responding to e-mail queries from the public and other libraries and patrons. May provide input to reports, minutes, and letters for Team, Library Board of Trustees, etc. related to library policy, programming and/or school related activities. Keeps current with developments in the library profession. Attends professional meetings and conferences, participates in team planning and goal setting. Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, climb stools and push fully loaded book trucks in the performance of the work. Performs related work as required.
     APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: The Town of Greenwich is Dedicated to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment.

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library

Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library seeks a part-time library assistant (12-16 hours per week). Availability MUST include daytime hours, one night per week, and every other Friday/Saturday in rotation. Under the direction of Librarian staff, 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 October 27, 2017. No telephone inquiries. EOE/MF.

Library Director - Derby Public Library

Library Director - Derby Public Library. The Board of Directors of the Derby Public Library is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic professional with experienced leadership skills, a strong commitment to library services and a strong patron service commitment to serve as Library Director.
     This is a full time position, 40 hour work week, with the ability to work a flexible schedule as some evenings and Saturdays are required. Knowledge and skills are essential in the areas of staff development, funding, budgeting, public relations, community outreach, and overall library management.
     The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for developing, administering, supervising, and coordinating the workings the building and of the Library staff.
     Requirements - MLS degree from an ALA credited institution; minimum of 5 years of a progressively responsible experience in a public library including two years of administrative and budgetary experience. The position requires a knowledge of present public library trends and their technologies; superior oral and written skills; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; ability to hire, manage and develop professional staff; administer fiscal policies and budget process.
     Salary range $60,000 - $65,000 with excellent benefits. Applicants who do not meet the requirements as stated are encouraged to put in writing, precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and to provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree may be made for compelling reasons.
     For a full job description contact at
     Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to or mail to Library Director Search Committee, Derby Public Library, 313 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT, 06418 by November 20.

Library Director - Howard Whittemore Library, Naugatuck

Library Director - Howard Whittemore Library, Naugatuck. 35 hours/week. Responsible for personnel, the budget, and upkeep of the library building as well as general librarian duties. ALA/MLS, five years of supervisory experience, exceptional oral and written communication skills, familiarity and comfort with current technology trends, and budget experience required. Experience promoting library services to the community preferred. $38.00 to $41.00 per hour. Generous benefits. Submit letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references to Charley Marenghi, Board Chairman, Howard Whittemore Library, 243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770 by November 6, 2017.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Media Specialist - Stamford Public Schools

Media Specialist - Stamford Public Schools. Stamford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for Media Specialist positions at Hart Magnet Elementary School and Westover Magnet Elementary School. The Media Specialist serves as an instructional resource consultant and materials specialist to teachers and students. The Media Specialist assumes responsibility for providing instruction in the use of the media center and its resources that are correlated with the curriculum. Date Available: ASAP. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. To view the full job posting and to apply, please visit our website: In addition to the online application, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents: cover letter, resume, CSDE certification, and letters of reference. 2017-2018 Salary Range: $48,695 - $113,196 (based on a 186 7-hour day work year). Meets CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines.

Library Director (RE-POSTED) - Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown

Library DirectorRE-POSTED. 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.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Assistant/Associate Professor - Southern Connecticut State University


Assistant/Associate Professor - Southern Connecticut State University. Closing Date: 10/16/2017. Department: Information and Library Science. Rank: Assistant/Associate. Specialization(s): General Library, Information Science and Information Technology. Search #18-029.
     Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city. SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.
     Job Duties: The candidate selected for this position will be expected to teach, serve as coordinator of the internship program, and make a significant contribution to the department’s ALA accreditation initiative. Student advisement, scholarly activities, service on department and university committees and participation in activities that advance the department’s mission are also required of the position.
     Required Qualifications: MLS or MIS, Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Library and Information Science or related area, Experience in teaching graduate students, Evidence of scholarly research activities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
     Preferred Qualifications: Experience as coordinator of an internship program. Knowledge and experience in Information Science and Technology. Knowledge and experience in ALA accreditation process.
     Supplemental Information: Refer to the University Jobs Website.
     Application Process: Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three references electronically to: ILS Search Committee,, Attention: Search # 18-029. In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by October 16, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Systems Librarian/Digital Services - Naugatuck Valley Community College

Systems Librarian/Digital Services (Community College Professional 18) - Naugatuck Valley Community College. 12- Month Tenure Track Position.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in Library Science together with at least one year of experience in computer system, network and software design, development and implementation in a library environment; or a combination of education, training, and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. They must also provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
     RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Director of Library Services, the Systems Librarian performs a range of information technology services for the library or learning resource center of a Community College which provides library services to students, faculty and frequently to the citizens of the communities served by the College. The Systems Librarian is accountable for providing support to the learning mission of the College through effective performances in the following essential result areas, as assigned: effective computer systems support to the College’s library; design, installation and maintenance of web pages and distance learning students; direct assistance to library staff and patrons.
     MINIMUM SALARY: $63,093, approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.
     TO APPLY: Submit the following to the address below (Emailed or faxed application packages will NOT be accepted): Letter of Intent, Resume, Typed Employment Application (ONLY Revision dated 9/21/2012 will be accepted), Official transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution, Name, address and phone number of three references TO: Systems Librarian/Digital Services Search Committee, Room L523, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.
     APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 13, 2017 (extended).
     All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). Naugatuck Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.

PT Cataloging Librarian – Saxton B. Little Library, Columbia

PT Cataloging LibrarianSaxton B. Little Library, Columbia, CT seeks a tech-savvy, flexible, team player with a commitment to functionality. This is an at-will, PT un-benefited position, but does offer participation in the Library’s matching retirement program. Schedule is anticipated to be evenings and Saturdays. Salary range $18.00-$20.75/hr depending on experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining the library OPAC by cataloging all library materials using DDC and modern cataloging standards and occasionally assisting with Circulation functions. The successful candidate must be reliable and self-motivated. Bachelor’s degree or LTA and a minimum of at least three years cataloging experience required, MLS preferred. Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to or Saxton B. Little Library Cat Search, 319 Rt 87, Columbia, CT 06237 by October 20, 2017. No phone calls please. EOE.