Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Director of Library Services - Southern Connecticut State University

Director of Library Services - Southern Connecticut State University. Search #S17-021. Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment 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. SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority.
     Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for the Director of Library Services. The Director is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of all aspects of operations related to library services which include policy, planning, and assessment; staff organization and development; fiscal planning and management; and services such as library instruction; collection development; faculty, student and administrative relations; cooperation with other libraries; and the application of library technology to operations and services and will exercise broad responsibilities for both the internal and external operations of library services, working collegially with all library faculty and a diverse library support staff. The Director reports to the Office of the Provost, and is an Administrator VII position.
     QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS or equivalent program (advanced degree in an additional field preferred) and demonstrated knowledge and experience in the effective application of professional skills; possess a minimum of seven years of successful administrative experience within an academic or university library; have demonstrated experience in: managing in a collective bargaining environment; developing and administering a comprehensive budget; monitoring the preparation of accreditation documents and other reports; leading the personnel selection, supervision and professional development process for all library staff; and engaging in strategic planning with key stakeholders, including the library’s own performance assessment; possess a clear understanding of both information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education; and be able to articulate a strong vision for the library within a complex university organization. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion. Must be a leader who will foster collaborative relationships internally, across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and with other institutions. Demonstrate an exemplary commitment to academic excellence and student success, possess superb oral and written communication skills, and be an active participant and recognized leader in her/his professional organizations. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.
     APPLICATION PROCESS: Send CV, cover letter, and the names and contact info of 3-5 references to the Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Rebecca Hedreen, Hedreenr1@southernct.edu (electronic preferred); Hilton C. Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515. Open until filled; application review will start March 29, 2018. Southern Connecticut State University in an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. http://www.southernct.edu/faculty-staff/hr/jobs/Director_of_Library_Services.html

University Assistant, Library Curriculum Center - Eastern Connecticut State University

University Assistant, Library Curriculum Center - J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University. Job Description: Curriculum Center University Assistant, Evenings. Part-time, temporary, no benefits. Up to 19 hours per week.
     Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Curriculum Center Head/Librarian, the University Assistant will perform some or all of the following duties: Supervise student workers. Assist patrons in selecting, recommending and finding resources and materials in all formats through Alma/Primo and LibGuides. Monitor Center's Makerspace Lab and assist with helping students with creating materials. Support special student focused events, grant research applications and implementation and reporting activities. Provide general assistance to patrons in operating library equipment, microform readers, copiers, printers, computer equipment, interactive Smart Board, and reports problems to center's librarian and director's office. Delegate assignments to student assistants such as shelf reading by specific area. Complete curriculum projects as assigned by Center Head/Librarian and support staff.
     REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The University Assistant must be able to: provide effective library services to students, faculty, and the general public; perform public services work with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff members, and community library users; work under stress, with courtesy, calmness and good judgment; work creatively and collaboratively in a team environment with other library staff, as well as independently in an emergency staffing situation; work evening hours with great dependability. BA degree required. Competence with current computer technologies including Internet, email, MS Word.
     DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A preferred applicant for the position of Curriculum Center University Assistant would have the following: BA degree required, preferably in education. Experience using curriculum materials to create lessons. Experience using Microsoft products to create educational materials. Knowledge of technology and tools used to collaborate, teach, create, and share. Internet searching skills, grant writing ability. Experience with various types of library equipment (printers, copiers, microform readers, etc.)
     To APPLY: send letter of application, resume, and three recent signed letters of reference to: Ms. Janice Wilson, Interim Director of Library Services (wilsonJ@easternct.edu), J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Screening begins immediately and will continue until position filled.

Branch Manager - New Haven Free Public Library

Branch Manager - Courtland S. Wilson Branch, New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY: MINIMUM $62,690 annualized. Full time, 37.5 hours per week.
     NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work in the supervision of a major branch library. The branch serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community. Branch Managers supervise all aspects of daily branch operations. Operations include the facility, collection, equipment, budget, staff, programs, and related services. The Manager is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of the community. This involves interaction with community representatives, neighborhood associations, professional and business organizations, schools and social agencies serving the community. As supervisor the Branch Manager serves as coach, mentor and mediator with staff. Work is performed with latitude for professional judgment under the general supervision of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s degree in Library Science and at least three to five years’ experience in professional library work, including at least six months of supervisory experience; and all knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of library science; Considerable knowledge of the objectives of library service to the community; Ability to apply library science and management techniques to operating and supervising problems; Ability to plan and supervise operations of a library branch.
     TO APPLY: 1) Go to https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/. 2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ONLY ACCEPTED ON-LINE at https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/. Deadline: March 12, 2018. More information: https://www.newhavenct.gov/.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Part-time Library Assistants - Trumbull Library

Part-time Library Assistants - The Trumbull Library has multiple part-time positions available for the 33 Quality Street library. They are 19 hour positions paying $12/hr.
     All Part-Time Assistants' General Responsibilities and Tasks: performs all circulation desk duties using computerized system; answers phones, responds to inquiries and routes calls as necessary; assists users locating materials through OPAC or ILL; deletes items from Library Catalog; prepares materials for circulation including labeling, covering, etc.; shelves materials; performs basic reference work and/or refers requests to librarian in charge when appropriate. Additional responsibilities and tasks for Assistants assigned to Youth Department or Technical Services.
     Minimum requirements include a High School Diploma or a GED with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred, as well as one year of work or volunteer experience in libraries, education or a customer service related field.
     For the complete job description and instructions on how to apply, please go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/trumbullct. Closing date: March 9, 2018.

Part-Time Librarian - Ridgefield Library

Part-Time Librarian sought for Ridgefield Library Adult Services Department. Primary responsibilities include reference, readers advisory and technology instruction for adults and teens. Comprehensive technology background, plus strong communication skills and customer service orientation. MLS or enrollment in accredited program required. 19 hours a week; evening and weekend availability a must. Year-round position. Starting pay $27/hour. Letter and resume by March 16, 2018 to Leslie Vuilleumier, Executive Assistant, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 or to MLVuill@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

City Librarian - Bridgeport Public Library

City Librarian - Bridgeport, CT. Be part of a thriving, multicultural City as the next City Librarian of the Bridgeport Public Library. The Library serves 145,000 residents in the largest municipality in Connecticut, with five locations, a dedicated staff and a $7.8 million annual operating budget. The nine-member governing Board of Directors supports a successful candidate who will work well with the Library Board, staff, and community stakeholders to develop and implement a 21st century approach to the delivery of library services.
     Bridgeport, historically known as the "Park City," is located on the northern shore of Long Island Sound approximately sixty miles northeast of New York City. Bridgeport neighborhoods, including the developing mixed-use downtown, are the heart of the City and community life. For more information on Bridgeport Public Library and Bridgeport, visit Bridgeport Links.
     Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative library experience including a minimum of three years management experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications ability; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to diverse communities; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best practices" for library service. Proven success working effectively with a policy-making board, unions, facilities, and experience working in a municipal environment is necessary.
     Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors, the City Librarian develops, administers and coordinates the work of the Library and the staff. Key areas include (1) sound fiscal management; (2) personnel management and staff development; (3) facilities management; (4) outreach to community stakeholders; and (5) marketing the Library to its constituencies. For the complete position description, visit City Librarian Description.
     Compensation. A starting salary range of $115,000-$135,000 (with final placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and a competitive fringe benefits package.
     For further information, contact Dan Bradbury, Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury. The position closes April 4, 2018.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Librarian, Information Services - Town of Greenwich

Librarian, Information Services - (Part-Time 15 Hours/Week) Town of Greenwich, CT. 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. 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. Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, www.greenwichct.org. Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. EOE M/F/D/V

Head of Borrowing & Technical Services - Simsbury Public Library

Head of Borrowing & Technical Services - Simsbury Public Library. Due to a retirement, we're seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking leader with a passion for customer service and high level of professionalism to head our bustling Borrowing & Technical Services Department and serve as a key member of the Library's management team. Simsbury's Head of Borrowing & Technical Services is responsible for the day-to-day management of a team which performs a full range of tasks, including circulation, cataloging, processing and community engagement.
     Candidates must be creative and outgoing, as well as have the ability to consider the big picture while possessing an acuity for detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a sense of humor. An MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school, with five years progressively responsible library experience, including two years of supervisory experience necessary. Proficiency with current technology and applications, as well as familiarity with emerging technology trends and tools essential. This is an A-5 position with the CSEA Administrative and Professional Supervisor's union with a salary range of $72,702 - $89,597 annually plus benefits, for a 40 hour work week. For a complete job description and to submit a cover letter and application before March 14, 2018 go to www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian - Wesleyan University

Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian - Wesleyan University. Job Posting Number: S00558. Full-Time.
     Position Details: Reporting to the Research Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services the Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian will work collaboratively with staff throughout the library as well as within the broader Wesleyan community to demonstrate the value of the library in a liberal arts environment. This newly defined position will be dedicated to expanding the library’s outreach efforts in order to strengthen relationships across the campus, particularly those with faculty and students. This position will take the lead in building learner-centered programming and highlighting the role of the library in Wesleyan’s distinct culture. This position will also play a key role in promoting Wesleyan’s unique collections as well as engaging the research community and other constituencies outside of Wesleyan.
     Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Chair the library’s Communications Team to publicize and promote use of library collections and services. Create and deliver programs that enhance the library’s role in student instruction, faculty scholarship, and staff initiatives. Collaborate with other campus constituencies – like the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, Career Services, to offer mutually beneficial programming. Serve as liaison for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library. Develop promotional materials that effectively communicate the library’s goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences, including editorial responsibility for the library’s newsletter. Partner with the Digital Projects Librarian and others to further develop the online presence of Wesleyan’s unique collections. Conduct library instruction for groups and provide one-on-one research consultations. Provide general reference to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Select materials in liaison subject areas as assigned. Serve on library committees and task forces and campus committees when library representation is appropriate. Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and contributing to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations.
     Minimum Qualifications: Masters in Library and/or Information Science and at least one year related experience in outreach or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Demonstrated experience coordinating, leading, and evaluating success of programs and events. Facility with social media tools for organizational outreach. Expertise developing promotional materials and programs. Knowledge of trends in effective marketing techniques. Facility with Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment. Demonstrated service orientation and creativity within an academic environment. Effective communication and presentation skills. Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
     Preferred Qualifications: A subject master’s degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences. Experience in academic libraries. Experience with graphic design. Experience working in library public services, including general face-to-face and online reference work. Experience teaching library instruction using information literacy concepts. Experience in using Springshare Libguides software.
     Competencies: Action oriented, Flexible/receptive to change, Functional/technical skills, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Organizational skills, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management.
     Special Instructions to Applicants: For more information and to apply, visit https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6184. Review of application will begin March 12, 2018 and continue till the position is filled. As a part of the application process, in addition to your cover letter and resume, please upload or provide a link to examples of the following areas that show cases your ability to promote an organization: 1. Professional social media outreach. 2. Promotional document.
     Additional Information: Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Manager of Collection Curation and ILL - Westport Library

Manager of Collection Curation and ILL - Westport Library, CT. Do you have a passion for connecting people with the materials that will meet their reading, and listening preferences? Do you enjoy interacting and collaborating with people and communities and do you have demonstrated experience with collection management? If you answered yes to these questions, then the Manager of Collection Curation and ILL at the Westport, CT Library may be the position for you.
     The Westport Library is a vibrant and welcoming community hub. The Library sits on the banks of the beautiful Saugatuck river and reflects Westport’s spirit, creativity and entrepreneurship. Each day, an average of 1,000 patrons of all ages visit the Library to read and research, attend one of the Library’s 2000 programs, consult with the Library’s expert reference librarians, use one of the Library’s ten 3-D printers, shop the Library store, meet friends at the Library CafĂ© or simply enjoy the camaraderie of being in a dynamic shared space. In 2017, the Library Journal designated the Westport Library as a “Five-Star Library”, a distinction earned by less than 1% of the nation’s libraries.
     The Manager Collection Curation must have respect for the past and the ability to see the future of library collections. He/she collaborates with selectors, the Patron Experience Department, the Programming Department and the community to fully understand our patrons’ listening, viewing and reading preferences and implements strategies for collecting, analyzing and using transactional data and other information to inform collection management decisions and to identify potential authors who should be invited to present at the Library. The Manager of Collection Curation and ILL manages a ILL Associate and ensures outreach and collaboration with book clubs to enhance their awareness of Library services and to identify additional ways the Library can support them. He/she will work at Reference as scheduled.
     Qualifications. A Bachelor’s degree required. A Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience with current practices related to the management of, and access to, print and digital collections and successful Collection Management experience in a public library preferred. The selected candidate will have proven experience coordinating cross-functional teams, be passionate about providing exemplary customer service and have demonstrated expertise working with collection management software, preferably with CollectionHQ. Familiarity with publishers and trends in publishing, both print and non-print; strong communications and presentation skills; excellent planning, organization, critical and strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, strong interpersonal, collaboration, and presentation skills. The position requires willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends, as required.
     Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to jobs@westportlibrary.org. Please put the title of this position in the subject line of the e-mail. This position closes March 9, 2018.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Research Librarian - John Gray Park ‘28 Library, Kent School

Research Librarian - John Gray Park ‘28 Library at Kent School. The person in this role will serve as a primary point of contact for student research at Kent, and for faculty research support. Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of a required class in study skills and research methods; creating and delivering individual lessons for classes and projects in and outside of the library; participating in ongoing collection development of both print and digital materials and promotion of same; managing and developing a robust student tutoring program; promoting academic integrity principles through individual and group instruction as well as programming; assisting with supervision of students in the library generally.
     This is an academic year (40 week) staff position with benefits, salary commensurate with experience. Requires an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, excellent communication and technology skills, demonstrated experience with sophisticated research methods, a particular enthusiasm for working with college bound high school students, comfort working in a rapidly changing environment, and desire to be a member of a creative team. Prior experience in an independent school environment is preferred. For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of: Amy Voorhees, Library Director, Kent School, P.O. Box 2006, Kent, CT 06757 or voorheesa@kent-school.edu.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Library Director - Kent Memorial Library, Kent

Library Director - The Kent Memorial Library in Kent, Ct is seeking an energetic, community-oriented, and technically proficient Library Director to lead our private association library that serves the general public. 40 hours per week plus benefits. Responsibilities include supervision of a PT staff of 8, plus coordination with the Library Board, Friends of the Library and volunteers. The ideal candidate should possess a proven track record of management experience with personnel issues, budgets, facility maintenance, long range planning, fundraising and implementing programs and services. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus preferred Master's degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent degree), plus 5 years of public library experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Required: proficiency in circulation systems software, Microsoft Office, Facebook, and website applications. Experience with QuickBooks desirable. For more information and a full job description and application form, visit our website at www.kentmemoriallibrary.org. Email completed application form, resume, cover letter and 3 references by February 28, 2018, to kladirsearch@gmail.com.

Public Services Manager - Wethersfield Library

Public Services Manager - Wethersfield Library. Reports to: Library Director. Status: Full time (35 hours). Schedule: Flexible to include evenings and weekends. Salary Range Begins: $64,664.71. FLSA: Exempt. Union/Non Union: Union. Closing Date: Friday March 2, 2018.
     As the Public Services Manager you will draw on your expertise to lead a team of professional staff to provide outstanding service to the community of Wethersfield. We are looking for someone who not only is customer focused, forward-thinking, and collaborative but who also shows initiative and helps ensure the delivery of quality results.
     Examples of duties include: supervision of department personnel; supervise and participate in the Adult and Teen department's collection development and maintenance as well as programming and outreach; provide direct public service to patrons; participate in the preparation of the annual budget and grant proposals; manage vendor relations; manage the interlibrary loan program; provide administrative oversight for the library's IT; act as liaison to community organizations, groups, and local businesses, and respond to patron needs.
     This position requires an ALA Accredited Master's Degree in the Library Sciences and/or Information Sciences or Master's Degree in Education or Public Administration or equivalent. Three years of professional experience in a public library or similar setting demonstrating progressively responsible management experience, including supervision of staff. Strong knowledge of library related hardware, software, digital platforms, ILS, website, web and mobile applications, databases, and social media. A valid driver's license is required.
     Visit http://www.wethersfieldlibrary.org for complete job description.
     Please submit completed application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references, at least one from a direct supervisor, to: jobs@wethersfieldlibrary.org. External Closing Date: Friday March 2, 2018. No phone calls please. Successful candidate must pass an interview and/or written exam, physical, drug testing, and background check prior to employment. EEO

Friday, February 09, 2018

Children's Librarian - Cos Cob Library, Greenwich Library

Children's Librarian - Cos Cob Library, Greenwich Library (Part-time 15 hours/week). Salary: $27.00 Hourly. This position is located at the Cos Cob Branch of the Greenwich Library, at 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807.
     ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Planning and conducting programs for pre-school and school aged children. Responsible for providing quality patron service to children, their caregivers and other adults working with children. Plan and implement a variety of weekly programs for pre-school and school aged children. Assist in collection development/maintenance. Promote reading through displays, booklists, book talks, and programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.
      QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university (preferred) or Master's Degree in Library Science in progress, with a focus on children's librarianship. One year of experience in library services for children or other closely related field. Strong background in children's literature and knowledge of early childhood development. Flexible schedule with ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Special Necessary Requirement: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, or must possess the degree within seven months of appointment to the position.
      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent interpersonal skills and love working with children of all ages. Excellent reader's advisory skills experience and research skills in children's literature for pre-school and elementary school children. Demonstrated programming skills and experience. Provide reference and reader's advisory services to all users. Instruct patrons in use of library material, print and electronic resources. Proficient technology and computer skills to assist patrons. Familiarity with Integrated Library System (ILS) operations, word processing, email, internet searching. Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including, carrying books, light to moderate equipment, moving other equipment.
      Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, www.greenwichct.org. Apply online. EOE M/F/D/V.

Part-time Children’s Librarian - Southington Public Library

Part-time Children’s Librarian - Search Extended. The Southington Public Library is looking for a creative, flexible librarian to join our award-winning, collegial team of children’s librarians. The part-time Children’s Librarian provides reference and readers’ advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. Applicants should have experience in public library children’s services as well as a demonstrable knowledge of children’s literature and should be comfortable with new technology and social media. This is a permanent, part-time position that offers full health benefits and vacation time.
     The Southington Public Library’s Children’s Department is known for innovative, forward-thinking programming. Those invited for an interview will be required to present an idea for a 21st century children’s program.
     The position is for 20 to 23 hours per week and includes morning, night, and Saturday hours. Salary is $30.83/hour. A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is required. Familiarity with Sierra/Encore is a plus.
     Applicants should sent cover letters and resumes to: Susan Smayda, Executive Director, Southington Public Library, 200 North Main St., Southington CT 06489; smaydas@southington.org. Closing Date: Until filled.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Member Relations Manager, School & Special Libraries - Connecticut Library Consortium

Member Relations Manager, School & Special Libraries - Connecticut Library Consortium, Middletown, CT. Are you a school or special librarian with a passion for discovering and utilizing the latest library resources, tools, and services to make library users' lives better? Are you ready to put your marketing savvy, training and teaching experience, and library expertise to work for the betterment of school and special library staff and users across Connecticut? If so, the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) - a non-profit, statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries - would like to hear from you. As one of CLC’s two Member Relations Managers, you will assist CLC’s school and special library members with the library products and services they need, want, and already have. You’ll serve as the primary point of contact for our schools and special libraries, providing support through product marketing, training, and expert advice. You’ll help coordinate our annual membership campaign, and you’ll actively solicit members' ideas for new products and services to help them be successful. This position will get you out on the road visiting libraries, attending conferences and meetings, and hosting training events. You will have your finger on the pulse of CLC's school and special library membership! Full time. Apply with resume and cover letter by March 5, 2018 to hr@ctlibrarians.org. For further details, visit ctlibrarians.org/MRMSS.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Research and Instruction Librarian - Quinnipiac University

Research and Instruction Librarian - The Edward and Barbara Netter Library at Quinnipiac University seeks a dynamic, motivated and service-oriented librarian responsible for developing and delivering innovative information services in the health and basic sciences. The Research and Instruction Librarian supports and collaborates with faculty to integrate electronic information resources into the curriculum. This position will provide innovative library instruction and information literacy programs, including faculty outreach and developing collaborative teaching and learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. The successful candidate will also serve as a liaison to assigned academic departments and provide consultation, technical assistance and creative expertise to tailor instructional resources to faculty and student needs.
     Reporting to the Director, the Research and Instruction Librarian will primarily support the new Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine as well as assisting with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing on the Quinnipiac University North Haven Campus.
     About Quinnipiac University: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.
     Responsibilities: Serve as a library liaison to assigned academic departments to support their curricular and educational needs. Routinely interact and communicate with students and faculty to assess information needs in support of curriculum and research. Provide reference assistance to library users. Teach library and information skills programs and assist in design and development of instruction. Serve on library and university committees. Participate in scholarly activities and professional development.
     Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants: A Master’s degree (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program is required. Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience required. Experience at an academic health sciences library or hospital library is preferred. Education and/or work experience in a health sciences field is a plus. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students and faculty.
     Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.
     TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will only be accepted at: https://administrative-careers-quinnipiac.icims.com/jobs/2370/research-and-instruction-librarian/job
     Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job Code: 2017-2370

Friday, February 02, 2018

Reference Librarian, Temporary - Kent Memorial Library, Suffield

Reference Librarian, Temporary - The Kent Memorial Library in Suffield is seeking applicants to fill the position of a temporary Reference Librarian. The position is open immediately. This is a part-time temporary position of 22 hours per week. It is expected that the position will lead to a permanent, possibly full-time position. Excellent customer skills are required to assist patrons with research, reader's advisory, technology and information inquiries. Applicants must have a working knowledge of computers and office software. Previous library reference experience and a degree in Library Science from an accredited institution are preferred. Graduate students in Library Science programs are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found on the town's web page at www.suffieldct.gov under Town offices & Services/Human Resources. Mail, fax or e-mail the application and resume to Karin Ziemba, HR director, Town of Suffield, 230C Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078, (fax) (860) 668-3317, (e-mail) kziemba@suffieldct.gov.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Director for the Andrew Mellon Library - Choate Rosemary Hall

Director for the Andrew Mellon Library - Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a Director for the Andrew Mellon Library. The Director will articulate a clear strategic vision for the Library, and in translating this vision into concrete objectives, assume a leadership role both at the School and in the national conversation about such matters. The successful applicant will be a gifted manager, collaborator, and problem-solver who is well prepared to navigate the changing role of libraries today. In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the Library, the Director identifies and develops the educational program's resource needs and guides teachers and students in how best to take advantage of these resources.
     Job Description: The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library is a 46-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of Studies. He or she assumes overall responsibility for the Andrew Mellon Library and the Choate Rosemary Hall Archives, both during the academic year and for Choate Summer Programs.
     1. To fulfill these responsibilities the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library:
     Promotes the library program within and beyond the school: Establishes, in concert with the Director of Studies, the priorities for library programs and monitors progress towards those goals. Promotes the library as a cultural and intellectual center, including hosting and planning events and exhibits. Actively participates in the life of the School, integrating the Library into the core of the academic program by making connections with faculty and students. Identifies and implements best practices and new technologies in libraries and information technology, seeking opportunities to improve the program and leverage emerging resources and technologies. Works with library faculty to engage students, faculty, and the greater school community and encourage and support their use of the library. Collaborates with Development and Alumni Relations as appropriate to gain external support for the library program. Develops and maintains relationships with library professionals at other secondary and post-secondary institutions and stays abreast of trends and best practices in library management.
     Directs library operations: Manages the budget for all Library programs and stewards endowed library accounts and library-restricted gifts. Establishes procedures for efficient library operations and ensures the appropriate academic atmosphere. Collaborates with the School Archivist to ensure that the archive program is well managed and evolves to meet the needs of the school. Works with Information Technology Services, Facilities Services, and ABM to maintain the library's technology and physical plant.
     Supervises library personnel: Encourages library faculty to be imaginative in their areas of leadership/responsibilities and to seek out professional development opportunities. Works with the library and archive staff to support them in the execution of their specific responsibilities. Maintains job descriptions for each member of the library staff, supervises their work, and evaluates their performance annually.
     Manages the library collection: Actively participates in the acquisition program by reading a wide variety of reviews for print, non-print, and electronic resources. Collaborates with librarians and faculty to make final acquisition decisions regarding print, non-print, and electronic resources, ensuring that the collection supports teaching and learning. Directs and participates in the formal weeding of the collection to ensure that it features the best material available. Curates student and faculty work as appropriate for display and/or retention within the collection.
     Oversees access, instruction, and reference: Collaborates with librarians, ITS, and web manager to ensure that the library website is an effective gateway to all library resources. Works with the library cataloger and database manager to ensure that the library catalog is a stable, consistent, and effective tool for information retrieval. Encourages departments and faculty to collaborate with librarians to ensure that students acquire appropriate information literacy and research skills. Prepares general orientation sessions and demonstrates specific databases to classes as requested. Works with students on a one-on-one basis to teach them how to find appropriate materials and use advanced library databases.
     2. The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library carries residential life and advising responsibilities.
     3. The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library takes on other duties as assigned by the Headmaster, Dean of Faculty, or Director of Studies.

     Qualifications: An MLS or relevant credentials in education, demonstrated leadership in academic library services, and five or more years of experience in library program management are required. The successful candidate will be a patient and focused visionary, able to collaborate with varied constituencies, and bring distinctive personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and hard work. We are seeking candidates with knowledge or experience of student engagement, pedagogical practices, and assessment of student learning outcomes.
     Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.
     Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at kwhite@choate.edu. Please include the position you are applying for in subject line. Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

Director of Hatch Library - Bay Path University

Director of Hatch Library - Bay Path University, Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
     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 www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.
     Job Description: Bay Path University seeks a new Director of Hatch Library beginning July 2018. The Hatch Library serves all members of the University community, supports all disciplines and plays a key role in student success. The Director will have significant experience with new and emerging technologies in library spaces and will be able to lead the way in envisioning the role of the library in this new era. The Director must be able to articulate the role of the library as a part of the entire University information infrastructure, and effectively and proactively manage the Library staff. The Director is responsible for all aspects of library supervision, administration, leadership, and management that promotes student, faculty, and staff support. The Director provides leadership to motivate staff to perform at their highest level and develops a teamwork environment within the library and beyond. The director is expected to evaluate program offerings and staff performance; providing leadership to enhance both. The successful candidate must have a broad understanding of operations and concepts in public and technical services, must demonstrate strong managerial, organizational, and planning skills including budgetary skills, effective working relationships with library users, evaluate and manage the staff, and the ability to lead the library to adapt to new and emerging technology. This position is also responsible for oversight of Library staff at other campus locations.
     Specific Responsibilities: Provide strategic vision and leadership for Hatch Library in collaboration with Division/University leadership as well as administrators, faculty, staff, and students serving as an advocate for Hatch Library. Advance the University's commitment to new modes of learning including the University's initiative of Open Educational Resources (OER). Collaborate with the University's Center for Online & Digital Learning and with Information Technology Services on the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies and provision of electronic resources to the University community. Oversee the coordination of Hatch Library Services with information services for distance students and faculty at other University campuses. Develop and oversee digital library initiatives while supporting and promoting innovative library information technologies. Facilitate the continuing transformation of the Library into part of a wider "learning commons" partnership that integrates diverse resources, seeks new opportunities, collaborates with the University community and supports a vibrant research and learning environment. Plan, develop, and implement services to meet the University's evolving instructional delivery formats, and locations for all programs. Develop, review, approve and monitor expenditures and recommend budgets. Develop and manage the collections to support instruction associated with all segments of the University and perform other collection development and acquisitions-related activities. Develop and oversee the management of online and digital library resources available to the University community, as well as the Hatch Library website. Select information resources in all formats for all campuses of the University and perform other collection development and acquisitions-related activities. Provide strong leadership and manage Hatch Library personnel activities, including hiring, training, evaluating and ensuring the professional development of library staff at all University locations. Participate with faculty on curriculum, instructional strategies, new technologies, distance learning and online support services, assessment, and policy making. Develop and evaluate the library's vision, mission, goals, and objectives to ensure that resources and services meet the changing needs of students, faculty, and curriculum. Collaborate with campus groups to enhance the library's role in promoting information literacy and active learning and teaching. Assess the effectiveness of the library as an administrative department (institutional effectiveness) and collaborate with faculty to ensure assessment of learning outcomes in information literacy and related areas of the curriculum. Experience with delivering effective reference and instruction services to a wide-range of learners. Represent the Library and University with Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield in various resource sharing and cooperative efforts. Attend trainings as required. Maintain active involvement with the University community via committee and task force membership as well as membership and participation in external professional organizations.
     Requirements: MLS degree from an ALA accredited program with a minimum of five years related work experience and managerial experience in an academic library setting. Demonstrated record of progressively responsible library and supervisory experience in an academic setting, preferably in an institution offering graduate degree programs. Demonstrated ability to lead strategic planning to address 21st century challenges. Experience in collection development of print and electronic information resources along with knowledge of advanced information systems. Personnel management experience and strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability in problem solving and conflict resolution. Demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility in managing a complex budget. Comprehensive knowledge of academic librarianship, emerging technologies, innovative library services, information management and web technology. Teaching experience at the graduate or undergraduate levels. 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, use of good judgment in decision making, maintain confidentiality. Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary. Valid driver's license. A strong 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 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. Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/svztqk84q2j9tgkg
     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. PI101041905