Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Research & Instruction Services Librarian - Bay Path University

Research & Instruction Services Librarian - Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA Campus.
     Company Description: When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do. Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done. Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates. We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change. We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.
     Job Description: Position Code: RIL. Job Type: Part-time. Schedule/Hours: Approximately 10 hours per week. Schedule TBD (mostly nights and weekends). Position Location: Longmeadow, MA.
     Job Summary: The Research and Instruction Librarian provides reference and information literacy instruction services to students, faculty, and staff of the University.
     Essential Duties: Provide traditional and electronic reference desk service, including the use of print and electronic resources, to students, faculty, and staff of the University. Design and teach information literacy and library instruction classes or courses to students, faculty, and staff. Maintain the reference collection and recommend appropriate reference resources, both print and non-print. Design and prepare documentation to assist library users in identifying, locating, evaluating, and using all types and formats of information resources. Develop instructional materials, such as web-based bibliographic guides, pathfinders, and tutorials. Help create and maintain the Hatch Library web site in cooperation with other librarians. Collaborate with faculty to carry out and assess the University's information literacy program and integrate library resources and services with instruction. Participate in projects designed to increase campus-wide awareness and use of library resources and services. Maintain currency in reference and instruction issues and skills by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations, and attending meetings relevant to academic librarianship. Assist in routine library duties, including circulation and collection maintenance. Attend trainings as required. Attend and participate in required meetings. Conduct special research projects as needed. Complete any other assignments as directed by the University.
     Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program. Reference and instruction service experience in academic library. Demonstrated progressively increasing administrative responsibility. Experience in Web page creation. Knowledge of electronic information services and resources. Some supervisory experience. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments with high quality and minimal errors. Demonstrated service-oriented attitude. Ability to perform work with frequent deadlines and extreme amount of external pressure to complete assignments. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, subordinates, and students. Ability to perform work independently and maintain confidentiality. Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA guidelines. Commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own. General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
     Additional Information: Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.
     Application Instructions: Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter and resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted. Apply Here:

     An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. Bay Path University will become a smoke- and tobacco-free community as of July 1, 2018. PI101014498

Librarian - Atwater Library, North Branford

Librarian – North Branford, CT. Seeking an enthusiastic, versatile and customer-focused individual to fill the position at the Atwater Library. This position works closely with the public and requires a strong commitment to customer service to assist, advise and instruct patrons in the use of library materials and services. Responsible for community outreach, reference and readers' advisory and provides technical support for patrons using public computers and personal electronic devices. Develops, coordinates and promotes all programming in the adult department.
     Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, minimum of two years in a supervisory capacity. Starting wage is $22.32 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, February 23, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. EEO/AA

Part-Time Library Staff, Reference Desk - East Hartford Public Library

Part-Time Library Staff, Reference Desk - East Hartford Public Library seeks customer service-oriented individuals for part-time employment. Responsibilities include reference service, and/or programming for adults and children. Strong computer skills are required. Public library experience preferred. Availability must include evenings and Saturdays. Hourly rate is $21/hour. Qualifications: Four year degree required, MLS preferred. MLS students encouraged to apply. Please complete and return an employment application by 4:30 p.m. February 16, 2018 to: Town of East Hartford, Human Resources Department, 740 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108. For more information and application, visit The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MakerSpace Associate - East Hartford Public Library

MakerSpace Associate - East Hartford Public Library seeks a tech-savvy individual for part-time employment (5-10 hours per week) in our new MakerSpace. Responsibilities will include tech support, programming, and instruction. The East Hartford Public Library MakerSpace features 3D printers, a Carvey, music production equipment, media conversion equipment, a green screen, a Silhouette Cameo, and more. The ideal applicant will demonstrate familiarity with some or all of these technologies. Public library experience preferred. Availability must include evenings and Saturdays. Hourly rate is $21/hour. Qualifications: Four year degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Please complete and return an employment application by 4:30 p.m. February 16, 2018 to: Town of East Hartford, Human Resources Department, 740 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108. For more information and application, visit The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Librarian II, Young Minds & Family Learning - New Haven Free Public Library

Librarian II - (M-6397, Not Tested), Assignment in Young Minds & Family Learning. City of New Haven, New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY (Range 7): 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. The current vacant assignment entails developing and delivering programs for children age 0-18 with an emphasis on early childhood programming, strong knowledge of children's literature and providing a variety of information services for parents and children. Duties are performed within the framework of established library policy under the general supervision and review of a higher level librarian.
     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. To be considered, submit cover letter and resume with application to the Department of Human Resources. For more information, visit Open until filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.

Reference Librarian - Lincoln College of New England

Reference Librarian - Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) is searching for a dynamic, student-focused, full-time Reference Librarian for our Southington campus. LCNE offers Certificate, Associate, and Bachelor level programs. Our students are diverse, and deserve and receive a large amount of individual attention and care. This position: Assists students and staff with research, performs basic circulation functions, manages interlibrary loans, teaches bibliographic instruction sessions, creates instructional library materials, operates and maintains library technology, performs site opening functions, and other duties as assigned by the College. The ideal candidate will possess: A positive attitude, a desire for lifelong learning, critical thinking skills, the ability to provide guidance to student workers, prior academic library experience, an MLS, collaborative capabilities, excellent communication skills, goal-oriented and solution based problem solving skills, and a passion for helping students achieve their personal and professional goals. This is a 37.5 hour per week position. Most shifts are in the daytime hours, although night and weekend shifts will occasionally be required. Please send a cover letter and resume to Shawn Fields, Director of Library Services and Learning Center, The deadline for applications is February 9th. LCNE is an equal opportunity employer.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Library Director - Canterbury Public Library

Library Director - The Board of Trustees of the Canterbury Public Library is seeking an experienced, community-oriented leader for the position of Library Director. Candidates must be well-informed and experienced with current and emerging library trends and technologies, as well as current best practices in public library services. The goal of the Canterbury Public Library is to provide excellent service to meet the educational, informational and cultural needs of Canterbury's citizens through its collections and programs.
     The Director leads daily operations of the library and oversees the selection, ordering and processing of library materials including online databases and services. The Director evaluates the existing collection, supervises the turnover of materials and evaluates the effectiveness of library services in light of community needs and interests.
     Our ideal candidate will possess: A bachelor's degree in Library Science. A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others. Organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.  Experience with computers, technology, social media, QuickBooks, Auto Graphics Verso and software and applications as needed. Experience with researching and pursuing grants to fund new or supplementary programs and services. Ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations and professional associations. Ability to supervise and train library staff, to coordinate workloads and to work with the Library Board.
     The position is 32 hours per week with a pay rate of $18-20/hour based on experience and qualifications. Submit cover letter, resumé and 3 letters of recommendation by Friday, February 16, 2018 to Library Board of Trustees Search Committee, c/o JoAnn Johnson, Canterbury Public Library, 1 Municipal Drive, Canterbury, CT 06331or email to: EOE

Children’s Services Assistant - Case Memorial Library, Orange

Children’s Services Assistant - Case Memorial Library in Orange, CT, is seeking an enthusiastic professional for a full-time position in our busy Children’s Department. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, and experience working in a public or school library. Interested candidates should have excellent customer service and technology skills, a strong knowledge of children’s literature, and a love of reading. Experience with Sierra ILS is a plus. This is a 35 hour union position with full benefits, and includes evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to First Selectman James M. Zeoli, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477 or by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018. For a complete job description, please visit the Town’s website Job Posting EOE.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Teen Services / Reference Librarian - Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, Coventry

Teen Services / Reference Librarian - Booth & Dimock Memorial Library in Coventry, CT. The Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, serving a suburban community of 12,000+, is seeking an enthusiastic, technology oriented individual for a full-time (40 hours) Teen Services and Reference Librarian. Responsibilities will include collection development and management for the Teen Zone (grades 6-12); teen program preparation and execution; collaboration with the Children's department for burgeoning Tween programming; collaboration with schools and other youth services organizations for Teen Zone and outreach to the Senior Center for reference and technology assistance; providing individual technology assistance, including but not limited to assistance with library computers, personal devices, and using/accessing the Library's digital resources; maintaining aspects of the website, online resources and social media; providing reference and reader's advisory services; seeking external funding sources. There will also be opportunities to work with the makerspace and 3d printer, if interested.
     This is a full time (40-hour) position that includes two evenings per week and at least one Saturday per month. The successful candidate will have a history of superb customer service, possess excellent technology skills, experience working with teens, and must be capable of being both self-motivated and a team player. An MLS from ALA accredited institution is preferred, or at the discretion of the search committee, an MS/MA or BS/BA and relevant experience. Send cover letter and resume to Kristi Sadowski, Library Director, at by February 19, 2018.

Part-time Circulation Desk Clerk - Pequot Library, Southport

Part-time Circulation Desk Clerk - non-exempt. Pequot Library, Southport. 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, overdues, 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. Availability for evenings and weekends.
     Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to Chief Librarian ( by March 15, 2018.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Public Services Librarian (PT) - New Canaan Library

Public Services Librarian (PT) - New Canaan Library is seeking a creative, flexible, and team-oriented librarian to join our Public Services Team. This position is primarily responsible for providing library, instruction, and research services to our adult community. If you are passionate about working with the public in a dynamic library setting, then this position may be for you. This is a permanent, part-time position (19 hours/week) including evenings and alternating weekends. This position reports to the Manager of Public Services and is a member of the Public Services Team. $28.00/hour. Requirements: MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion). Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Public Services, by February 28, 2018. Preference given to applicants who apply by February 15, 2018.

Marketing Associate - New Canaan Library

Marketing Associate - New Canaan Library is seeking a creative, flexible, and team-oriented communications professional to join our Public Services Team. This position is primarily responsible for the marketing and collateral creation in support of adult programs and services while also supporting other library strategic marketing needs. If you are passionate about visual design and enjoy working on a creative, dynamic team, then this position may be for you. This is a permanent, full time position (35 hours/week) including an occasional weekend or evening. This position supports the work of the entire Library but reports to the Manager of Public Services and is a member of the Public Services Team. Salary range: $41,940-51,260/year. Qualifications and Experience: A Bachelor's Degree is required. Previous creative design or marketing experience highly desirable. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Public Services, by February 28, 2018. Preference given to applicants who apply by February 15, 2018.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2018 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship - Darien Library

2018 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship - Darien Library seeks a new Children's Librarian for an extraordinary opportunity. Harold McGraw was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child's library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children's Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who possesses: Exemplary scholarship, a passion for working with children and for the development of literacy, significant leadership promise, strong personal qualities, and a penchant for technology,
     Selection Process: The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accredited Library School in the United States or Canada who will have received his or her diploma between September 1, 2017 and September 1, 2018. Applications will be due February 15, 2018. After initial screening, interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place, and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with the Fellowship Committee prior to appointment.
     Term: The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library for two years, commencing approximately July 1, 2018, with a final employment date of June 30, 2020.
     Compensation: The Fellow will be paid initially at the Connecticut Library Association MLS minimum salary for entry-level positions (for 2017: $52,650) with full benefits, paid membership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate.
     Position Parameters: The Fellow will work as a member of the Children's Services team, providing reference and readers’ advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be given specific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will be determined by the candidate's skills and interests. The Fellowship will provide experience, growth, and challenges in the following areas: Children's materials collection development; program development, implementation, and evaluation; outreach to defined areas of the community; continuing education and professional development; access to the latest technology. This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on significant projects and gain experience in close coordination with a strong staff.
     Application Process: All applications should include the following: (1) Cover Letter. (2) Resume/CV. (3) Two essays: In up to 100 words, tell us "One thing I know for sure." In up to 500 words, tell us "Why I will make a difference at Darien Library." (4) A video of no more than two minutes, in which you tell us which is your favorite children’s book and convince us to read it. Video submitted via an online link. Video can be emailed to (5) 3 References, attesting to your love of children, passion for literacy, and penchant for technology. References may be sent separately. (6) Official Graduate School Transcript. (7) Official Undergraduate School Transcript. (8) Application Checklist (Download).
     Applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 15, 2018 and should be delivered to: Darien Library, Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship, Attn: Cathy McLachlan, 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. Late applications will not be considered. Queries can be addressed to
     Timeline: Applications will be reviewed immediately, all respondents will be advised of our decision by March 15, and first round phone interviews will be held in March. Final interviews will be completed in April 2018. The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellow will be selected and notified by May 1, 2018, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.

Children’s Librarian - Terryville Public Library

Children’s Librarian - Terryville Public Library seeks an enthusiastic Children’s Librarian. Responsibilities include: plans, organizes and implements library services to children, selects materials consistent with library’s mission, works with school and local organizations to develop and expand services, serves as a liaison to community agencies serving children, promotes early literacy through goal oriented programs, encourages each child’s development to his or her potential, schedules staff members, and other administrative duties. Requirements: MLS preferred or the completion of degree within 5 years of hire, knowledge of children’s literature and bibliographic tools, understanding of library policies, goals and services, excellent oral and written communication skills, working knowledge of computer applications for library services, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Salary: $39,676 plus benefits, 35 hours per week (two evenings). Please send letter of interest, resume with references, and completed Town of Plymouth application to Molly Senior, Terryville Public Library, 238 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786. Town of Plymouth application is available at or the library. Position will remain posted until filled. EOE.

Library Media Specialist, Long Term Substitute - Newtown High School

Library Media Specialist, Long Term Substitute - Newtown High School. Starting Date: February 1, 2018 through the end of school year.
     Qualifications: Connecticut Certification for School Library Media Specialist. Strong knowledge and background in working with teachers and students to integrate all facets of a high school curriculum. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal relationship skills. Leadership skills in conducting workshops and developing new projects within the school. Ability to develop and teach technology research skills. Expertise in online research skills and wireless technology. Ability to set up a vision for the use of technology throughout the high school curricular offerings.
     Remuneration: Substitute salary agreement.
     Responsibilities: To carry out all the duties and responsibilities designated in the current Library Media Specialist job description. To be involved in the development and implementation of an integrated technology center in the library. To train students and staff in the use of the various forms of gathering information. To oversee the purchase, storage and distribution of all library media equipment. To work as a department member and a member of a faculty.
     Application: Please apply online through the following link:

Library Specialist: Programs & Publicity - West Hartford Libraries

Library Specialist: Programs & Publicity - West Hartford Libraries. Part-time (15 hrs per week) $28.30 per hour. This position supports the library’s efforts in areas of programming, promotions, and communications. The chief responsibilities are with the website, online calendar, newsletter and flyers, social media and video production. Other responsibilities include planning and introducing community programs. Top candidates will also have solid experience using Adobe’s Creative Suite software.
     The work schedule is typically four days: three mornings and one evening per week. Duties also include setting up for programs by lifting of chairs and tables, as well as the operating of A/V equipment.
     Candidates should email: 1) resume, 2) cover letter, 3) three samples or links to their work made using Adobe’s Creative Suite software, to: Applications will be accepted through Feb. 14, 2018.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Library Reference Assistant - Plainville Public Library

Library Reference Assistant - The Town of Plainville has a Full-time opening for a Library Reference Assistant at our Plainville Public Library. This position consists of a 35-hour work week, with a starting salary of $21.14 per hour. This position is accountable for assisting the Library Director in providing reference and Inter-Library Loan service to patrons.
     Some of the essential duties and responsibilities include performing required research and answering reference questions; using computerized equipment; overseeing the Inter-Library Loan program; preparing related technical and/or statistical reports; representing the library at meetings regarding the development of regional library policies; reading book reviews and making recommendations on the purchase of new books; assisting at the circulation desk as needed, and performing general clerical duties and related duties as necessary; has charge of the library in the absence of the professional staff.
     Knowledge of library science procedures; knowledge of library classification systems; interpersonal skills, communication skills, and computer skills are necessary. A Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, the Humanities, or other related field; minimum of two-years' experience in relevant library work and/or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
     While performing the duties of this job, you occasionally would be required to push, pull, and lift light objects less than 20 pounds. The duties of this position require the individual to be able to walk, stand, or sit/stand for prolonged periods. Also required is the ability to distinguish between public and confidential information and be able to handle it appropriately.
     To apply for this position, please print an employment application from and mail it along with your resume to The Town of Plainville, Attn: Human Resources, One Central Square, Plainville, CT 06062; or you can stop by the Human Resources Offices for an application. Closing date for this position is Friday, February 2, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. EOE/M-F

Children/Youth Services Librarian - Willimantic Public Library

Children/Youth Services Librarian - Willimantic Public Library, Willimantic, CT. The Town of Windham seeks qualified applicants for the position of Children/Youth Services Librarian. This is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk). Under the direction of the Library Director, the Children/Youth Services Librarian develops, selects, and maintains library materials and collections for children and young adults, parents, and educators; provides one-on-one and group training for library patrons and staff; develops and implements programming for children and young adults. The work requires the employee to have considerable knowledge, skill, and ability in every phase of the public library field, particularly as it relates to Children/Youth Services.
     Must have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university; plus three (3) years of supervisory experience in a library environment; or in lieu thereof, an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position. The salary range for this position is $56,668 - $68,547.
     Applications may be obtained from the Town of Windham, Town Manager's Office, 979 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226; or on our website at, and must be submitted with a cover letter and resume no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018. AA/EOE.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Part Time Library Assistant - Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Branford

Part Time Library Assistant - Town of Branford, Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library. 6 hours a week, plus substitute hours/$13.38 per hour possible days, nights and weekends (Including Sundays). Applications will be accepted until February 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm.
     Essential Functions: Assist library patrons at the Circulation desk, answer telephone and assist with processing of library materials. Performs a variety of clerical and manual work in circulating and processing library materials and provide reader’s advisory and computer assistance to library patrons. May be asked to assist with library programs for all ages.
     Minimum Required Qualification: Candidate must possess excellent customer service and computer skills. Must be courteous and attentive to details. Ideal candidate is an avid reader with a sense of humor and organization. Experience with Sierra system a plus. Experience with children's programming and social media is preferred. High School diploma or GED required with associate or bachelor’s degree preferred.
     All candidates must successfully pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a substance abuse test given at the Town's expense. The Town of Branford conducts background investigations for all positions prior to hiring. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate from further consideration.
     Application forms and position descriptions are available at: Human Resources Department, Branford Town Hall, Second Floor, 1019 Main Street, P.O. Box 150, Branford, CT 06405; (203) 315-0613. Applications are also available on the Town of Branford website. The Town of Branford is dedicated to diversity and equal opportunity employment.

Part-Time Circulation Assistant - Wallingford Public Library

Part-Time Circulation Assistant - Wallingford Public Library has an immediate opening for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Friendly. Energetic. Enthusiastic. Flexible. Computer savvy. Position is 16-20 hours per week, $14.00 per hour. No benefits. Full job description can be found at: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references via email to Barbara Cangiano, by February 1, 2018. No phone calls, please.

Reference Librarian (P/T) - East Lyme Public Library

Reference Librarian (P/T) - Two Saturdays per month: 9am to 4pm (September through mid-June); 9am to 1pm (mid-June through August). The East Lyme Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology savvy, part-time Librarian. This person will be responsible for providing reference desk services two Saturdays per month, with the possibility of expanded hours, including substituting weekdays and evenings. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable in reference and research techniques, enjoys responding to the information needs of library customers and is committed to exceptional customer service. Specific responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory service and teaching technology such as eReaders, tablets, smartphones, online databases, etc. in a group and/or one-on-one environment. Requirements: An M.L.S. Degree from an ALA accredited library school. Submit your resume and letters of reference to Lisa Timothy, Executive Director, East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT 06357 or by February 12, 2018.

Director of Library Services - Plainville Public Library

Director of Library Services - Plainville Public Library. The Town of Plainville is seeking an experienced, community-oriented, visionary leader for the full time-position of Library Director. Candidates must be well-informed and experienced with current and emerging library trends and technologies, as well as current best practices in public library services.
     The Town of Plainville is home to 17,820 residents, covers an area of 9.8 square miles and is located in Hartford County, midway between New Britain and Bristol, and 14 miles southwest of Hartford. The town has a diverse business base, three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Plainville has a town manager-town council form of government. The Library Director will report to a library board of six, elected by voters for 6-year terms. The Director also reports to the Town Manager.
     The mission of the Plainville Public Library is to provide excellent service to meet the educational, informational, and cultural needs of Plainville's citizens through its collections and programs. The library has seen expansion in recent years making the building a total of 13,652 square feet while restoring the 1931 section of the library featuring marble fireplaces, oak bookcases and pillars, and comfortable seating. The Director will manage a $700,000+ budget, supervise 7 full-time staff and 12 part-time staff in a library facility with stack space for 128,000 books, over 90,000 volumes, a growing collection of downloadable materials, 26 online research databases, a digital collection, three meeting rooms, 24 computers available for public use, and a colorful, spacious Children's Room located on a separate floor.
     Planning and Policy Making: Participates in an ongoing planning process with the Library Board. Administers broad policies established by the Library Board. Prepares monthly and annual reports for the Library Board. Attends all meetings of the Library Board and other relevant town meetings. Assures management responsibility for effective functioning of the library. Plans and proposes changes in library information technology (IT) systems.
     Interaction with Town Manager and Town Manager Staff: Attends weekly director's meetings to give reports concerning the library. Maintains regular communication with the Town Manager to keep the Town Manager informed of the various activities at the library. Works closely with Human Resources department regarding all personnel matters including the hiring of staff.
     Fiscal Management: Prepares and advocates the annual budget to Town Officials, including the Town Manager, to secure funds. Administers the annual budget. Cooperates with other town departments to ensure effective use of resources. Personnel Management. Manages staff and coordinates staff functions. Coordinates and manages suppliers, including IT services, to ensure proper functioning of library. Provides leadership in establishing working relationships and encourages creativity among library staff.
     Program Management: Directs daily operations of library. Oversees the selection, ordering, and processing of library materials including online databases and services. Evaluates the existing collection and supervises the turnover of materials. Evaluates the effectiveness of library services in light of community needs and interests. Represents the library in cooperative projects with the Board of Education and Town Hall departments, at local, national, and statewide organizations, and at speaking engagements with the general public and special groups. Keeps current with library trends and operations. Works closely with the Board of Library Directors advising them on policy and administrative issues. Initiates specific programs, activities and services throughout the year as requested and/or approved by the Board of Directors. Attends Friends' meetings to request program funding and to coordinate events with library schedule and staff. Plainville has a very active Friends group and the Director is expected to work closely with them.
     Library Management: Manages the physical building and coordinates with town departments on the upkeep and maintenance of the library. Manages IT suppliers and ensures operation of computer network. Assumes responsibility for library space and furnishings. Oversees the planning and scheduling of community room use. Responds to building emergencies.
     Public Relations: Represents the library at community meetings, group meetings, and professional association meetings. Promotes the use of the library and its services to the community.
     Our Ideal Candidate Will Possess: A Master's Degree in Library Science. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others. Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills. Substantial experience with computers, technology, social media, MS Office Suite, the Internet, Integrated Library Systems Software, Library Connection Inc., and other software and applications as needed. Experience with researching and pursuing grant proposals to fund new or supplementary programs and services. Considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations, and professional associations. The ability to supervise and train library staff, to coordinate and plan workloads, and to carry out directions of the Library Board. Experience supervising unionized staff.
     Salary: The salary for this position will range between $70,000 and $76,000, depending on qualifications, education, and experience.
     The closing date for applications is February 16, 2018. The anticipated start date of the position is April 2, 2018. Print an employment application from and send it along with resume to The Town of Plainville, Attention Human Resources, One Central Square, Plainville, CT 06062.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Reference Librarian/Part-Time - Town of Ellington

Reference Librarian/Part-Time - Town of Ellington. Under the general supervision of the Library Director, identifies and interprets user needs. Provides reference, readers’ advisory, and computer, database and referral services to library patrons both directly and by telephone, as well as other related duties. Strong customer service orientation and technical skills required.
     Qualifications: Graduation from college supplemented by completion of graduate study in library science (MLS degree) from an accredited library school plus up to 1 year of experience in professional library work including familiarity with reference and technical experience in a responsible supervisory capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered.
     Hourly Wage: $27.00. Schedule: Saturday: 9:45 am - 5:15 pm, September – June. Opportunities for substituting for other hours. Closing Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018, or until filled. To Apply: Visit to apply and to view the job description or call the First Selectman’s Office at 860.870.3100. Include a letter of interest and resume. EOE F/M/D/V

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Librarian III, Branch Manager - Greenwich Library

Librarian III, Branch Manager - Greenwich (CT) Library. SEARCH EXTENDED. Do you want to be actively engaged in a caring community? Do you want to be vital to a dynamic, energetic neighborhood? The Greenwich Library (CT) invites you to apply for the Branch Manager position, Cos Cob Branch Library. The Cos Cob Branch Library serves 6,800 Cos Cob neighborhood residents as well as the larger 62,000 residents of Greenwich. It is a vibrant and respected cultural hub of the community, offering a warm and welcoming environment for patrons of all ages and it enjoys a high level of use and support. The Branch Manager plays a key role in the Cos Cob community. This position works collaboratively with the Library Board, an active Friends group, area schools, and local civic and cultural organizations to meet the collections, services and programming interests and needs of area residents. S/he performs outreach and represents the Library in the community and at professional organizations and events. The Branch Manager also participates in system-wide committees and initiatives.
     Responsibilities include effective day-to-day operations and management of the branch facility and staff; patron services; staff scheduling; facilities management; direct provision of reference and reader’s advisory services and technology support to patrons; planning and/or presentation of programs; ongoing evaluation and maintenance of a 30,000-item collection; selection, training and evaluation of branch staff; and working on system wide projects and committees. The position interprets and implements Library policies while participating in their development and participates in immediate and long-term strategic planning of the Library’s services within its service community. See the Librarian III Position Description for additional details.
     Minimum qualifications. A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program is required. Additional requirements include: four years of post master’s professional experience in library work including a minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity or demonstrated experience overseeing a project from inception to completion. Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to: strong oral and written communication skills; developing and implementing programs and services consistent with the library’s strategic initiatives; mentoring, coaching and evaluating staff; and displaying and modeling tactful, courteous and positive customer service relationships with internal and external constituencies. Experience developing and implementing programming for all ages and previous success in building collaborative partnerships are preferable. Evening and week-end work is required.
     Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity are noteworthy; 24% of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town. Additional information on the Library and the community can be found at Greenwich Links.
     Compensation. The position offers a salary range of $76,474 – $98,676 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes March 19, 2018. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich's Employment Site no later than 4pm, EST, March 19, 2018, for consideration as a candidate.
     The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Long-term Substitute Elementary Library/Media Specialist – North Stonington Elementary School

Long-term Substitute Elementary Library/Media SpecialistNorth Stonington Elementary School. Candidate must have Connecticut certification 062 endorsement. ELA instruction experience is preferred. Expected start date is February 21, 2018, through the end of the school year. Interested persons should contact Veronica Wilkison, Principal, North Stonington Elementary School, at 860-535-2805. Open until filled. EOE.

Library Director - Wolcott Public Library

Library Director - The Board of Trustees of the Wolcott Public Library, serving a community of 16,500 residents, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Library Director. The ideal candidate would possess a proven track record of executive experience with personnel issues, budgets, facility maintenance, development of a long range plan, increasing library card sign-up and usage, and implementing programs and services meeting community needs.
     Responsibilities: all aspects of library operations, including, but not limited to, supervision of library staff (2 full time/5 part time) and volunteers; library collection of approximately 60,000+ items; annual budget of $458,000 FY 2017-2018; expanding library programs and on-line services; active Friends group; community relations; developing a long range plan; maintenance of an architecturally unique library building and grounds. Reports to Library Board of Trustees.
     Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS), or an equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program; minimum of 5 years of recent experience in increasingly responsible supervisory, management, administrative, and budget/finance positions in a library, preferably a public library. Degree/experience in business/marketing/human resources and/or experience in local government, grant writing, reporting to advisory and/or governing board would be helpful. Pass pre-employment background checks.
     Salary from $55,000, based on experience and qualifications. Fulltime position. Benefits. Submit cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume by 2/2/18 to: Library Board of Trustees Search Committee, c/o Amy Desaulniers, Wolcott Town Hall, 10 Kenea Avenue, Wolcott, CT 06716 or email to: EOE/AA

Friday, January 12, 2018

Teen Librarian - Fairfield Public Library

Teen Librarian - Fairfield Public Library. SALARY: $63,694 -$82,361. CLOSING DATE: January 26, 2018.
     DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Nature of Work: Under the direction of Adult Services Librarian, plan, implement and evaluate a Teen Library program for the Fairfield Community. Examples of duties: Major function includes working on the teen desk, or other reference desk as needed-anticipated to be 25 hours per week; offering direct service to teens and pre-teens. Develop and maintain the teen and pre-teen collection and assist with administration of the teen room. Establish a good rapport with teens and pre-teens and encourage use of the library. Direct reference service includes answering requests for information from teens and their parents or guardians, both in person and on the telephone, assisting teens with the use of the library, including operation of computers and other technology. Assist patrons with recreational and summer reading selections and homework inquiries. Based on specific knowledge of the Library’s collection and the needs of the public, make recommendations regarding changes to the collection, with procedures and in services offered. Be aware of the goals of teen services and assist with their formulation and implementation. Collection maintenance and development includes utilizing the prescribed budget to maintain a teen collection through the selection and ordering of new material, supervising the processing, and the weeding of outdated materials. Participates in relevant staff meetings, workshops and training sessions. Direct supervisory responsibilities will include overseeing of pages and part-time teen staff at both main and branch libraries. Programming assistance is given by planning, publicizing, conducting and evaluating teen and pre-teen programs and special events. Programming also includes leading library class visits or group visits, tours of the library, visiting schools to promote library use and working with teens to setup a teen advisory group. Use of library is encouraged through community contacts, the preparation of bibliographies, and various displays within the library. Collaboration with the high schools and middle schools is essential and will include, but not limited to, establishing summer reading lists and other booklists and programming.
    Required knowledge, Skills and abilities: Considerable knowledge of bibliographic tools and materials for teens and pre-teens; library technology such as on-line searching, internet and databases relative to teens. Strong knowledge of teen literature, culture and latest teen trends. Must have a working knowledge of Young Adult library principles and practices. Ability to work with teens and pre-teens diverse teen population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of teens simultaneously. Requires a friendly and outgoing personality with ability to convey a fun and challenging atmosphere and to comprehend a patron’s information needs as well as skill at reader’s advisory for teens. Maintain a website and social media presence; Proficiency using Microsoft Office software.
     Physical Demands and Working Environment: Work requires bending, standing, stooping, lifting and reaching high bookshelves for long periods; may require pushing or pulling filled library carts; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
     Minimum Qualifications: This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with one (1) year experience working in a library. Familiarity with on-line circulation systems and online searching is required. Possession of valid driver’s license when operating a motor vehicle is necessary to the satisfactory performance of assigned duties.
     All interested candidates should submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume by January 26, 2018 to Town of Fairfield, Human Resources Department, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824; (203) 256-3057;

Circulation Assistant - Chester Public Library

Circulation Assistant - Chester Public Library seeks a friendly, service oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills to provide high quality service to library users. Candidate must be able to juggle priorities, work independently, attend to detail, and be a welcoming presence in the library. Perform a variety of circulation and clerical tasks related to the operation of the library. Register new patrons, check materials in/out, manage reserves, answer or refer reference questions, process C-Car and ILL returns, answer phone, shelve library materials, manage overdues, perform data entry, open and close the library. Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks. Ability to learn automated library system. Ability to climb stairs while carrying library materials. Library or related experience preferred, but willing to train. Hours and Compensation: 10 hours per week at $13.00 per hour, no benefits. Schedule: 10 am to 3 pm every Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm Thursdays. Flexibility to fill in for other librarians with short notice during the week. Send letter of interest and statement of qualifications to Stephanie Romano at Deadline: February 2. EOE.

Circulation Clerk - Bristol Public Library

Circulation Clerk - Bristol Public Library. Summary: Facilitates the use of library resources by performing varied clerical and customer-service oriented tasks. Charges and discharges materials, registers patrons, records statistics, processes holds, performs information searches, and instructs patrons. Keeps current with materials added to the library collection and makes recommendations to patrons. Performs all delinquent material functions. Assists throughout library. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
     Type/Schedule: Full-time position, working 37.50 hours per week. September through June, work Monday through Thursday, and alternate Fridays and Saturdays; for the months of July and August, work Monday through Friday.
     Qualifications: Requires Associate’s Degree with one (1) year general library experience OR High School graduate/GED with two (2) years library experience. Requires effective written and oral communication skills, and ability to work independently. Computer skills that include intermediate knowledge of Database, Spreadsheet, and Internet software; basic knowledge of Word Processing and Design software.
     Benefits include Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off & medical/vision/dental/life insurance package. Salary: $18.64/hourly, increase to $20.40/hr.@ 6 months, and to $20.78/hr.@ 1 year.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Development Coordinator - Stonington Free Library

Development Coordinator - Stonington Free Library seeks an energetic, self-directed, tech-savvy, creative, and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to the Library’s mission. This is a part-time, year round position (25 hours weekly). Hourly rate is $25.00. Benefits include sick, holiday and vacation days.
     In addition to creating, implementing and meeting strategic objectives and development goals, the best candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in each of the following areas: Managing and growing annual funds, fundraising efforts and planned giving and endowment programs. Cultivating, retaining and communicating with existing and prospective donors. Maintaining donor database software. Planning and coordinating fundraising and special events. Researching and connecting with potential funding sources. Writing and submitting grant proposals. Producing development reports. Communicating verbally and in writing with professionalism to fellow staff, donors, board and community members.
     Successful candidate must be a reliable, self-motivated team player with an engaging attitude and commitment to customer service. This position requires strong communication and organizational skills, along with the ability to meet deadlines, multitask and manage changing priorities.
     Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to by January 31, 2018. Click here for full job description.

Library Aide II: Children’s and Circulation - Town of Canton

Library Aide II: Children’s and Circulation - The Town of Canton is seeking a pleasant, customer-service-oriented self-starter to join the staff of the Canton Public Library as a part-time Library Aide II. This position will primarily be in the Children’s department but will also encompass some circulation responsibilities. Responsibilities of the position include: staffing the children’s desk; providing reference and readers’ advisory services to children and families; answering basic information questions; creating signs, flyers, and displays; processing children’s library materials; assisting patrons with computers, copier, library catalog, etc.; staffing and providing assistance at the circulation desk; answering and routing calls; and charging and discharging library materials.
     The successful candidate will enjoy and have experience working with children, tweens, and families; have strong knowledge of children’s literature and library services; have excellent customer service and communication skills; and be welcoming, courteous, and friendly to patrons of all ages. Strong computer and technology skills are essential.
     Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and have experience working with the public, including experience working directly with children. Previous library work strongly preferred. Experience with III’s Sierra ILS a plus.
     The position is 20 hours per week, including one evening and every other Saturday, and is eligible for pro-rated sick, vacation, and holiday pay. $17.72/hour.
     To apply, send a completed Town of Canton employment application and cover letter to:
Robert Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Canton, PO Box 168, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT 06022. Employment applications and a full job description are available at Canton Town Hall, at the Canton Public Library, and online at Applications must be received by 12:00 noon on February 2, 2018. EOE.

Digital Services Librarian - New Canaan Library

Digital Services Librarian - The New Canaan Library is seeking a full-time dedicated professional to join our Digital Services Team. The core responsibilities of the position include supporting the Library’s IT infrastructure; providing technical support to users and staff; and planning, developing and executing technology workshops and classes that responds to our adult community’s interest and needs. New Canaan is a vibrant community with an active, well-supported Library. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, future-focused, highly innovative team. This is 35 hour full-time position with some weekends and evenings required. Please follow the link to download a complete job description: Salary range: $51,300 - $55,000. Interested candidates should send a cover and resume to Jeff Zaino, (, Digital Services Manager.

Part Time Teen/Reference Librarian - Somers Public Library

Part Time Teen/Reference Librarian - Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to become our part time Teen/Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, develop, and supervise after school programming for teens, assist with collection maintenance of young adult materials, supervise the Teen Room, assist with the Library's interlibrary loan, and provide reference, technology, and reader's advisory assistance to teen and adult patrons.
     Applicants must have both experience in library reference services and in working with teens, ages 13 - 18, and a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution is preferred.
     The position is 15 - 22 hours a week, mostly after school, plus one Saturday a month. $17.60 per hour.
     Please send a complete town application (found at, a resume, and a cover letter to Kim LaFleur, Operations Manager, Town of Somers, 600 Main Street, PO Box 308, Somers, CT 06071 or email to

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Programming Librarian – New Canaan Library

Programming LibrarianNew Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT. New Canaan Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and community-oriented library professional to join our dynamic Public Services Team. This position is responsible for the planning, creation, and execution of cultural and educational programs for our adult community while representing the Library both at programs and at the Information Desk. If you are passionate about the positive impacts that a public library can make in a community, then this position may be for you. This is a permanent, full time position (35 hours/week) including nights and weekends. A bachelor's degree is required. Master's in Library Information Science preferred (current MLIS students and recent graduates are welcome to apply). Previous library-related or other relevant experience highly desirable. Please see full job description for more detail. $47,700-58,000/year non-MLIS; $51,300-62,000/year MLIS. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services, by February 15, 2018. Preference given to applicants who apply by January 31, 2018.

Substitute Adult Reference Librarian, Part-Time - Wilton Library

Substitute Adult Reference Librarian, Part-Time - Wilton Library is seeking a service-oriented, year-round, part-time, substitute adult reference librarian. Candidates must hold a Master of Library Science degree; MLS students nearing graduation will be considered. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and social media are required, as well as attention to detail and the ability to work well with other team members in a creative and vibrant environment. Schedule: 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday. Flexibility to fill in for other librarians with short notice during the week/evenings/weekends. Salary: CLA minimum. Responsibilities include: Actively and courteously provide thorough answers to patron questions; provide general instruction in library use of Polaris ILS; assist patrons in the use of the Library’s collections (including online databases); provide instruction on eReaders and eContent, as well as public computers/Envisionware Document Station; and offer readers’ advisory. Resume, cover letter and completed Application for Employment should be emailed to Application deadline is January 26, 2018. The Wilton Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PT Library Services Assistant, Children’s Department – Simsbury Public Library

PT Library Services Assistant, Children’s DepartmentSimsbury 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 - $21.06/hour. Daytime hours and an evening and weekend rotation (Saturday and Sunday) are required. Complete job description and required online application may be found at Applications close January 28.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Emerging Technology Librarian - Hotchkiss School

Emerging Technology Librarian - Edsel Ford Memorial Library, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT.
     POSITION SUMMARY: The Emerging Technology Librarian (ETL) leads the Ford Library’s efforts to identify, implement, and integrate new technologies to further teaching and learning at Hotchkiss. In addition to being responsible for equipping and developing programming for the iSpace, the ETL bears primary responsibility for technology planning in the Library, working in concert with ITS, the Library Director, and the Assistant Directors to determine near and long term needs. They will play a key role in planning and executing the Tri-State Mini Maker Faire and will serve as the Library’s primary support person for the Summer Portals program. The ETL also supports the work of the Assistant Directors and Access Services Librarian in assessing and optimizing the Library’s digital platforms.
     The Hotchkiss School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
     ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Serve as the Library’s expert on Educational Technology. Provide instruction to Faculty, Staff, and Students in best practices in technology use. Manage the Library makerspace (the iSpace) and develop related programming. Evaluate emerging technology trends and products and report findings regularly to key stakeholders in the academic departments and administration. Identify opportunities for library technology to be integrated into courses and programs. Collaborate with ITS, Library staff, and others as needed to resolve emergent and ongoing library technology problems. Coordinate with the Access Services Librarian on ongoing usability assessment of electronic resources and Websites. Develop an annual review schedule of library technology to identify upgrades, outdated materials, and new opportunities to support students and faculty. Manage and work with vendors to enhance technology tools. Produce training materials and instructional coaching to integrate technology in the classroom. Follow professional trends and industry standards; benchmark services against other comparable institutions. Collaborate with Summer Portals staff to support classroom- and library-based learning. Staff Library Services Desk and other service points as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests. Work with patrons to develop their independent research skills. Contribute to the overall maintenance of the library collection. Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Library Director.
     QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, preferably in computer science or a related field; a Master’s degree in Library Science or other relevant graduate degree strongly preferred. Previous experience in an academic, school, or public library. A positive attitude and professional demeanor: friendly, diplomatic, adept at customer service. Excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills. An ability to work independently as well as in a team structure. Attention to detail and precision. Proficiency in the use of computers and office productivity software. Ability to work effectively with colleagues, faculty, and academically motivated adolescent patrons, in a demanding and rapidly changing environment. Preferred: experience in Website design, data science, social media outreach, and/or familiarity with ISTE Technology Facilitation Standards.
     PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Repetitive (keyboard) motion. Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching. Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs). Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks. Regularly stands for long periods. Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time. Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Hours include late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts
     The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
     The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
     Apply at

Friday, January 05, 2018

Assistant Librarian & Archivist - The Wadsworth Atheneum

Assistant Librarian & Archivist - Full-time position. The Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States, was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years. The Wadsworth Atheneum has always been a resource for the local community, as we work to welcome new and existing audiences.
     Reporting to the Head of Library and Archives, the Assistant Librarian and Archivist performs a wide-range of tasks associated with the physical and intellectual organization of the Auerbach Art Library and Museum Archives. The Assistant Librarian and Archivist provides reference and research assistance to the museum’s staff, docents, external patrons and community partners. The primary responsibilities include cataloging, organizing, processing and preserving library and historical resources, preparing guides and finding aides, reference services, and participation in all aspects of library and archival work.
     The regular work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
     Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in art history, history or studio art; and Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with coursework or concentration in archives management. Three (3) years’ experience in an art library, museum, or academic library, cataloging (both original and copy cataloging) and fielding reference questions. Plus, one (1) to two (2) years’ experience in archival management and special collections required.
     Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of current archival description standards, including experience in creating finding aids, and knowledge of MARC21 cataloging formats. Proficiency with integrated library systems and database management systems. Ability to inventory and assess collections and deaccession resources when appropriate. Understanding of appropriate preservation practices for rare books and other special collections materials. Reading knowledge of art historical French and/or German desirable. Superior verbal and written skills; and dedication to providing excellent customer service. Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Ability to respond quickly to unexpected challenges and shifting priorities. Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
     HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103; or Email Position will remain posted until filled. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Acquisitions Assistant 4, Order Support Team - Yale University

Acquisitions Assistant 4, Order Support Team - Yale University. 45615BR, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
     General Purpose: Under the limited supervision of the Collections Procurement Librarian, the Order Support Team Leader provides day-to-day coordination and work distribution for the Order Support Team and students; handles a broad range of technical services to support general and international collections, with a Slavic emphasis. The position also includes searching, purchase order creation, ordering, EOD and EDI record load tracking, preprocessing, troubleshooting, cancellations, vendor communications, bibliographic access; handling materials in Latin and non-Latin scripts. Also responsible for ordering processes training and documentation.
     Required Education and Experience: Two years of related work experience and a Bachelor's Degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
     Qualifications: Extensive knowledge and ability using integrated library systems (e.g. Voyager) for technical service operations as well as in-depth knowledge and ability using a variety of office productivity software (e.g. Excel pivot tables) to distribute and track work. Reading knowledge of one or more non-Roman Slavic languages, Russian preferred. Excellent analytical ability and problem-solving skills and ability to initiate and exercise judgment in identifying and resolving complex problems associated with purchase orders, invoices, and bibliographic and holdings records. Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate policies and work effectively and efficiently in a team setting and to establish sound working relationships with other units or departments. Ability to work independently and productively, and to organize varied tasks and set priorities. References must indicate reliable attendance and punctuality, accuracy, and attention to detail, consistency and dependability in performing work assignments. Following detailed procedures, and diligent performance within a team setting also required. Preferred Licenses or Certifications: Knowledge and experience with Yale University Library acquisitions policies and practices. Knowledge and experience with online vendor systems. Knowledge and experience using file management and batch record editing tools (e.g. MarcEdit) and Unix/Linux commands in support of automated acquisitions processes.
     Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
     We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
     Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Assistant Director - New Britain Public Library

Assistant Director - The New Britain Public Library seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to assist the Library Director in the administration of the library, performing administrative, supervisory, facility management and budgetary functions for service areas and operations. Budget management expertise; building management, involvement in grant writing; creative approach to library planning, knowledge of library trends and technology, strong commitment to customer service, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate well to the public and library staff. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution. Four years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience required. Competitive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, short-term disability. life insurance, 401K, paid holidays/vacation/sick time. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements by January 31, 2018 to Pat Rutkowski, Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Part-time Circulation Assistant – Simsbury Public Library

Part-time Circulation AssistantSimsbury Public Library. Simsbury Library is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated person who enjoys interacting with people and sharing their passion for community engagement and libraries. Excellent customer service and technology skills, ability to multi-task, enthusiasm for learning and a sense of humor are essential, as well as the ability to work a regular evening and weekend rotation. This is an 8-16 hours a week T-3 position in the CSEA SC&L union with an hourly pay rate of $21.06/hour. Apply online before January 28 at

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Executive Director - Bergen County Cooperative Library System

Executive Director - Bergen County Cooperative Library System. Lead the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, a dynamic, forward-thinking consortium of 76 public libraries in northern New Jersey (headquartered in Hackensack) as its next Executive Director. Implementing BCCLS’s first strategic plan, the new Executive Director, in collaboration with member libraries, will focus on the core values of efficiencies and stewardship of public monies, shared leadership, the wisdom of peer member libraries, and the public it serves. The successful candidate will exhibit superior leadership, communication, advocacy and problem-solving skills, have an intellectual curiosity and be open to new ideas and innovation. With a dedicated, motivated staff of 11FTE and a $3.2 million annual operating budget, the Executive Director will serve BCCLS’s member libraries representing four counties (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic) in the areas of marketing, technologies, content creation and political advocacy. Understanding the unique needs of the members and envisioning the future of the organization are vital roles of the next Executive Director.
     Bergen County is in the northeastern corner of New Jersey in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area. The County is home to nearly one million residents and enjoys vibrant and diverse business and residential communities. The County includes 9,000 acres of land dedicated to cultural and recreational opportunities including 21 parks, horseback riding areas, 38 museums and historic sites. Bergen County offers an outstanding quality of life, an educated workforce, diverse housing stock, and award-winning schools. For additional information on BCCLS and Bergen County, visit BCCLS Links.
     Responsibilities. The BCCLS Executive Director is responsible for all administrative aspects of BCCLS services, staff, and operation. The Executive Director reports to the BCCLS Executive Board and the position is governed by the BCCLS Personnel Manual and an employment contract. Key areas of responsibility are: staff administration; all fiduciary responsibilities; and services and operations with member libraries, vendors, staff, and other key stakeholders. For a complete description, see BCCLS Executive Director Position Description.
     Qualifications. Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library and information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of experience working as a professional librarian in a managerial position in a public library. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable record of achievement in public library work, proven acuity in financial planning, familiarity with ILS systems, the ability to manage a diverse and talented office staff, the ability to bring together a large group of library directors and trustees to work together for the best interests of the consortium, vision and creativity regarding the changing landscape of library services, and experience reporting to a governing board. Consortium experience is desirable.
     Compensation. The starting salary range is $130,000-155,000 with an attractive benefits package.
     For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury before the closing date of February 11, 2018.