Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Library Assistant - Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill

Library Assistant - The Town of Rocky Hill’s Cora J. Belden Library is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a 35-hour opening as a Library Assistant. The Library is looking for individuals who have exceptional customer service skills and stellar interpersonal communication. Ideal applicants must possess the following qualifications: Flexibility, adaptability, and an ability to quickly adopt improvements in technology; Ability to work evenings and Saturdays; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Demonstrated success in creating and maintaining professional working relationships with the public, co-workers, and other stakeholders; Ability to work in a fast paced environment while managing multiple competing deadlines; and Individual will assist with creating and presenting innovative programs for children that will spark literacy, a desire to learn new things, and a love of reading. Experience in a library and/or in a children’s educational setting is required. This position is part of the AFSCME Local 1303-112 Union contract. Starting Salary $45,743. (Effective: July 1, 2018: $47,115) and hours will be in accordance with the Union contract which can be viewed online at: Interested applicants must submit each of the following: 1) A resume; 2) A letter of interest which clearly demonstrates how the applicant meets the qualifications and number of hours desired; and 3) A completed application. All application materials must be submitted to the Department of Human Resources no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 25, 2018. EOE.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Summer Head Counselor for Grant Funded Library Camp - West Hartford Library, Faxon Branch

Summer Head Counselor for Grant Funded Library Camp - West Hartford Library, Faxon Branch. The Faxon Branch Library in West Hartford, Connecticut is seeking a talented, high energy, innovative Head Counselor to plan and direct a library camp for children ages 6-10 and teens at the Faxon Library. This is a five week program, June 25 – July 28, Mondays – Thursdays 11-3 and Saturdays 10-1. Candidate must enjoy interacting with children and teens and have a working knowledge of current age-appropriate literature. Candidates must also have experience working in a multicultural community and possess planning and organizational skills as well as the ability to supervise the work of an Assistant Counselor and teen volunteers. Candidate will collaborate and coordinate with the Children’s Specialist. Experience as a librarian, teacher, children’s educational and/or recreational program provider is essential. This summer experience is grant funded. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred. This is a grant funded position and the successful candidate will be paid of stipend of $2500 and must be available for the entire time of the camp session. Please contact by Mon April 16th to apply for the position.

Information/Technical Assistant, Children's Services - Waterford Public Library

Information/Technical Assistant, Children's Services - Waterford Public Library. The Waterford Public Library has an immediate opening for a part-time information/technical assistant in the children’s services department. This is a paraprofessional position and the successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and one year of library experience in technical services and work with children or the equivalent combination of related experience and training.
     Duties include cataloging and classifying children’s materials, direct customer service at the children’s information desk and assisting in department programs and special events. Schedule includes morning and/or afternoon hours Monday – Friday with Saturday hours as needed. Schedule is up to 18 hours per week at $20.82/hour.
     To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Roslyn Rubinstein, Library Director, Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385 or by email to by April 11, 2018. EOE.

Children’s Librarian – Burlington Public Library

Children’s Librarian – The Burlington Public Library is seeking a creative, dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to become our new Children’s Librarian. This is a part-time 29.5 hr per week (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30-3, Tuesday 2:30-8 and alternating Fridays/Saturdays 9:30–5, includes paid sick/vacation/holiday days, as well as a 401k. Salary is $18.30 per hour. Applicant must have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or is in the processing of completing your MLS degree. The work requires the employee to have skills, and abilities in every phase of the public library field, particularly as it relates to Children Services. Responsibilities include by not limited to programming for children PreK – 4th grade, collection development and collection maintenance of children’s collection, including cataloging of library materials, reader’s advisory, school and community outreach. Interested applicants please submit resume with cover letter no later than April 13, 2018 to Diana Rudzinski, Assistant Director, Burlington Public Library, 34 Library Lane, Burlington, CT 06013. EOE.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Youth Librarian - Trumbull Library System

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

Library Technology Support Specialist - Town of Killingly

Library Technology Support Specialist - The Town of Killingly is seeking a part-time Library Technology Support Specialist to maintain the Library computer equipment, network, software, website and social media. The candidate must interact effectively with the public and be able to multi-task. This is a 25 hour per week position which includes day, evening and Saturday hours. An Associate’s Degree in a technical field and an A+ Certification and Library experience preferred. Applications must be submitted to the Town Manager's Office, 172 Main Street, Killingly, CT 06239 by March 30, 2018 by 12 p.m.

Certified Reading Specialist - Killingly Public Library

Certified Reading Specialist - Summer 2018 Position. The Killingly Public Library is seeking a certified reading specialist or elementary ed. teacher to fill a position in our established grant driven summer reading program. The program focuses on preventing summer reading loss for students in Grades K-3. The applicant should have knowledge of language and reading development, be able to conduct assessments on the learner’s progress, and have experience in working with families in the instructional process. Perfect for professionals looking to work in a non-traditional setting and those seeking to supplement their income during the summer. Preference will be given to individuals who have obtained (or are pursuing) a certification in reading and who have at least 2 years’ experience working with children in an educational setting. The applicant should be available for 20 hours per week for 8 weeks beginning late June through August of 2018. The salary is $25.00 per hour. Please submit your application, resume, and three letters of reference to the Town Manager's Office, 172 Main Street, Killingly, CT 06239 by March 30, 2018 12:00 p.m.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Part-Time Technology Assistant - Wilton Library

Part-Time Technology Assistant - Wilton Library seeks a Part-Time Technology Assistant to perform a variety of technology support duties including: set up audio/visual equipment and presentations for library programs and rentals, along with basic help desk duties and other projects. These may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, printing, and scanning. Qualifications: Excellent computer and problem solving skills, including Microsoft Office, email, and ability to troubleshoot social media and YouTube questions. Demonstrated attention to detail and willingness to work under the direction of the Assistant Director of Technology and the Webmaster; interact well with staff, program presenters, and renters. Ability to work well under pressure and maintain good customer service demeanor in a dynamic environment. Must be able to push a cart weighing about 60 pounds. Part-time hourly position: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings (9 am-12 pm). Flexibility to cover other hours as needed. Email resume, cover letter and completed Application for Employment to Wilton Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Library Director - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe

Library Director - The Town of Monroe seeks qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library serves a Fairfield County community of 20,076 residents from a beautiful 32,000 square foot facility. Reports to First Selectman. 35 hours per week with flexibility for programs.
     SUMMARY OF POSITION: This description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and responsibility. The ideal candidate is one that will create an overall vision and culture to meet the changing needs of library service in Monroe.
     PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library Director performs responsible and varied administrative and professional work related to planning and directing all aspects of library services. Develop and manage the budget, supervise staff and volunteers, identifies and integrates new developments in library technology, and manages public relations and library advocacy.
     ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidates must have proven leadership ability, initiative, self monitoring and organizations skills, good communications skills and creativity. A willingness to develop strong public and private partnerships within the community is essential. Represent the library at professional and community settings.
     QUALIFICATIONS: Prepare administrative reports in a clear logical manner. Ability to plan, organize supervise and evaluate the work of employees and volunteers in diversified library activities. Knowledge of Bibliomation a plus. Microsoft Office experience and proficiency required.
     EDUCATION/REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus 7 years of progressively responsible library work n a public library, including 5 years supervisory experience.
     SALARY RANGE: $52,280.00 to $80,467.00 (depending on experience). For consideration please submit on line at the following: Resume, cover letter, and application of employment (application is available on line at Human Resources Department. EOE/AA
     For further information about the library visit Position will remain available until filled.

Youth Services Coordinator – Babcock Library, Ashford

Youth Services CoordinatorBabcock Library in Ashford, Connecticut has an opening for the position of Youth Services Coordinator. Duties include the following: Planning, scheduling, publicizing and hosting children’s programs, story hours and pre-teen book discussions. Conducting outreach to the community including the school and town. Responsible for collection development under the supervision of the Director. Maintaining a cheerful atmosphere in the Children’s area. Preparing publicity and statistics reports. Some circulation desk coverage may be required. Assuming essential duties of other staff members in the event of their absence. Other duties as assigned. Requirements: Experience working with children creating programs and activities, recent library experience in children’s services preferred. Enthusiasm for planning and hosting programs for children. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to self-start. Ability to work as a team member and be flexible as circumstances may require. Experience with Bibliomation automated library system preferred. Be willing and able to function as part of a small town library staff. 25 hours per week including some Saturdays and occasional evening hours. Vacation, sick leave and some paid holidays. Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references via email to Carolann MacMaster, Director at until filled.

Part Time Young Minds Librarian - City of New Haven

Part Time Young Minds Librarian - (M-1090, Not Tested). City of New Haven. SALARY: Up to $19.14 per hour. HOURS: Part-time (up to 19 hours per week), varied schedule likely to include evenings and weekends. Removal Date: April 6, 2018.
     NATURE OF WORK: This is part-time (up to 19 hours) professional work at the entry level, involving the use of all library techniques and materials in positions such as reference, branch, children’s, technical services, etc. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level librarian, and is reviewed through frequent conferences and observation of performance. Schedule may include evenings and weekends, at the Main Library or at a Branch. Vacancy serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community.
      MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association, or its foreign equivalent and other knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science, procedures and techniques; Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research, and of software programs designed for libraries. Must be computer literate through formal training in the searching of on-line bibliographic databases.
      Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, and (2) a drug screening.
      Part Time Position: A person in this Part Time Position is not eligible to receive medical benefits, vacation pay, sick pay, holiday pay, union membership or union contractual benefits. The period of part time employment will not be construed in any way to mean probationary employment.
      TO APPLY: 1) Go to 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 REMOVAL DATE: April 6, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Assistant Technical Services Manager – Hartford Public Library

Assistant Technical Services ManagerHartford Public Library seeks a person who is responsible for supporting the management of operations and activities of the library’s technical service department. This includes assisting the Technical Services Manager with coordination of acquisitions, cataloging, classification and processing library materials and direct customer service to include circulation reports. Bachelor's required. MLS from a school accredited by the American Library Association preferred. Minimum of three year’s experience in a library technical services environment, including experience with and knowledge of integrated library systems and cataloging required. Experience leading and managing a team of employees. Experience working in and/or leading a team within a union environment, preferably in a public library setting. View the complete job description and requirements at Required online application: Open until filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

YOUmedia Mentor (Part-time) – Hartford Public Library

YOUmedia Mentor (Part-time) – Hartford Public Library seeks a person who will be part of the team at YOUmedia Hartford, a digital learning center for teens. The YOUmedia Mentor is an instructor, artist, and technologist who guides youth as they explore digital media and library resources. This position will assist with the implementation and use of various technologies and is also responsible for trouble-shooting technological difficulties and the set-up for YOUmedia events. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. Bachelor's required. Instructional technology, web or graphic design, music production, or a related discipline preferred. Minimum one year of experience teaching digital media, or one year of professional career experience in a related technological field is required. Experience working with teens is required, including a demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to the needs of teens. Experience using social media technology (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) is required. Position includes evening, and weekend assignments. View the complete job description and requirements at Required online application: Open until filled. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

Part-time Library Page/Assistant - Library Association of Warehouse Point, East Windsor

Part-time Library Page/Assistant - East Windsor’s Library Association of Warehouse Point is seeking a Part-time Library Page/Assistant. Hours include Saturdays and one weeknight per week; occasional substitute or additional hours possible. Starting salary: minimum wage. Duties include (but are not limited to) materials shelving, shelf reading, check in and check out, answering incoming calls, assisting patrons in locating items as well as computer / copier / printing, assisting staff with projects, assisting with preparation and clean-up of children’s and adult programs. Please submit a resume and brief cover letter addressed to: Michael Sweeney, Library Director. Applications may be submitted at the library information desk or by email to with the subject line “Job Application.” Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Secretary - Waterford Public Library

Secretary - The Waterford Public Library has an immediate opening for a library secretary. S/he is responsible for keeping records of all financial transactions including accounts payable and bank accounts, payroll, routine correspondence and preparing financial and statistical reports.
     This is a full-time position and the successful candidate must have knowledge of business and office procedures and high-level bookkeeping/accounting skills, be proficient in office software applications with the ability to analyze data and create reports and documents.
     Associate's degree or certification from accredited business or secretarial school and two years experience or a high school diploma with emphasis on business courses and at least four years related work experience.
     Salary commensurate with experience, beginning at $37,900; Monday - Friday, 35 hrs/wk; excellent benefits.
     Please send application (available at or Human Resources Dept., Waterford Town Hall) to Director of Human Resources, Town of Waterford, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385 by March 29, 2018. E.O.E.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Part-time Youth Services Librarian - The Ferguson Library

Part-time Youth Services Librarian - The Ferguson Library in Stamford is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic part-time children’s librarian to provide reference and reader’s advisory services, develop and conduct programs, and assist with collection maintenance at the Harry Bennett Branch. This busy branch in Stamford’s Turn of River neighborhood serves seniors, families, and children of all ages.
     Qualifications: Library experience or experience working with young children required, as is demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature. Strong early literacy skills and experience delivering youth programs required.  Musical skills and arts & crafts abilities are a plus.  MLS preferred.  See the full job description here.
     Schedule: Part-time position, up to 19 hours/week, with occasional evenings till 8:00 p.m. and two Saturdays a month.  Salary range for applicants with an MLS begins at $28.77/hr.
     Email cover letter and resume to: no later than Friday, March 23, 2018.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Director of Library Services - Eastern Connecticut State University

Director of Library Services - J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University. Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut's public liberal arts university, seeks a dynamic leader to become the Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Reporting to the Provost, the Library Director provides leadership to support the educational mission of the University.
     The Director of Library Services provides strategic direction for library service and is a visible and articulate advocate for initiatives that support the University's strategic plan. The Library Director collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to leverage the Library's presence and support for service to the University community. 
     The Director of Library Services must be a strong communicator, and 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. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion.
     The Library Director must possess a deep understanding of issues relevant to academic librarianship, including library technologies, information literacy, digital libraries, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and scholarly communication and publishing.
     About the J. Eugene Smith Library: Built in 1998, the 127,000 square foot Smith Library is an inviting social and intellectual center of the campus. With shelving capacity for over a half million volumes, and seating capacity for 900, the library provides a modern, spacious, and well-equipped environment for student study and research. The library offers over 60 computers for student use, and has Wi-Fi throughout the building. The Library also houses a café, and the Academic Services Center, as well as the Center for Instructional Technology. Twenty-six full time staff, supplemented by part-time staff, provide a welcoming and capable workforce to accomplish the library's service goals. Librarians are tenure track members of the University faculty.
     Major Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of library administration including daily operations, strategic planning, budget planning, facilities management, collections stewardship, and assessment of library services and resources. Supervise, lead, inspire, support, evaluate and further develop a skilled, collaborative, service-oriented library faculty and staff that embraces change, innovation, and risk-taking. Provide strategic vision and direction, in collaboration with the library staff, for initiatives in support of the University's mission and goals, including resource sharing, preservation, coordinated collection development, scholarship, and student success. Represent the library, establish and maintain collaborative relationships across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, and with other institutions. Prepare annual and other reports on library operations.
     Requirements: Master's degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program. Minimum seven years of experience in an academic or research library, with at least two years of library management experience including personnel evaluation. Record of service-oriented leadership and collaborative partnerships with various campus and professional constituencies. Evidence of scholarly or professional achievement. Evidence of a collaborative leadership style and the ability to develop and sustain productive and harmonious relationships with faculty, students, library staff, and colleagues. A record of supporting staff professional development.
     Desired: Additional advanced degree. Professional experience in a liberal arts college/university library. Experience managing in a collective bargaining environment.
     Special Instructions to Applicant: Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position and a CV. In addition, applicants should supply three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.
     About Eastern Connecticut State University: Eastern Connecticut State University, the state's public liberal arts university serving approximately 5400 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital. Eastern is a member of COPLAC and has been named one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work for" by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the last seven years.
     Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791,

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Special Collections Librarian - Pequot Library, Southport

Special Collections Librarian - Pequot Library, Southport. Full time, Permanent, Exempt. Work week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day). Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5. Occasional evenings and weekends when needed.
     Position Focus: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Special Collections Librarian directly oversees Pequot Library's special collections (rare books, manuscripts, and archives) and research services, and coordinates the Library's exhibitions that incorporate holdings from its Special Collections.
     Pequot Library's Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine books, manuscripts, and archival holdings that reflect Early Americana, nature, science, literature and the Arts. The energetic and enthusiastic incumbent will manage Pequot's Special Collections by exemplifying and promoting the highest service standards, and leveraging resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Executive Director and the Special Collections Committee for long-range strategic planning for these valued collections. The Special Collections Librarian fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination among the library staff.
     The Special Collections Librarian establishes and improves policies for Pequot Library in support of customer service, research, and learning by providing reliable, secure, and appropriate access to Pequot's collections. In collaboration with the Manager of Public Programs, s/he helps plan strategic initiatives for Pequot Library that connect patrons and visitors to creative exhibition- and collection-related programming.
     Essential Duties: 1. Oversees all Special Collections operations (systems and workflows for facilities, security, preservation, and acquisitions), budget administration, and services (reference, reading room, cross-training, instruction, exhibitions). 2. Provides leadership and vision in the selection, organization, and ongoing management of the Library's Special Collections. 3. Provides leadership in setting priorities, planning workflows, recommending changes to procedures and policies; resolves problems, interprets policies, generates statistics and reports, carries out projects. 4. Supervises interns, volunteers, and any support staff working on the day-to-day operations or special projects using the resources of Pequot's Special Collections. 5. Works closely with Pequot Library's Chief Librarian and Front Desk circulation staff to provide cross-training and consultation related to Special Collections policies and workflows. 6. Works closely with Pequot's Public Programs Manager, Children's Librarian, and Educational support staff in the creation of docent and school tour materials. 7. Works to collaborate with other staff, board and committee members to inspire long-term patrons and attract new audiences to Pequot's Special Collections. 8. Collaborates with the Executive Director to deliver lectures, promotional and/or instructional sessions, and reference support in the use of Pequot's Special Collections by the community and the public at large. 9. Oversees collection development, including: research and selection, donor relations, and acquisitions negotiations across a broad range of materials, including books, manuscripts, ephemera, broadsides, photographs, and other materials that enhance and support the mission of Pequot Library and its Special Collections. 10. Develops and maintains strong ties with other librarians in the community and across the region as well as specialists such as, but not limited to, staff at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and certified archivists, to foster the effective growth and use of Pequot Library's Special Collections. 11. Establishes, monitors and incorporates performance indicators to assess and improve the quality of services provided by Pequot's Special Collections. 12. Make recommendations for the Special Collections budget and regularly monitors the operational budget. 13. Participates in overall Library planning, including the move of collections and transition of services in coordination with staff. 14. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. 15. May perform other duties as assigned.
     Required Education and Experience: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate or graduate degree in literature, history, art, or a related field in the Humanities.
     Required Skills/Abilities: 1: Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in developing programs for customer service and outreach, which includes curating exhibits and providing reference and instructional services. 2: Familiarity with a special collections environment comprised of archives, manuscripts, rare and antiquarian books, audio-visual materials, and ephemera as well as in acquiring, cataloging, processing, preserving, securing, and/or digitizing them. 3: Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
     Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 1: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in Early Americana, literature, history, art, or a related field in the Humanities. 2: Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship. 3: Demonstrated experience within a non-profit organization and rapidly-changing team environment. 4: Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a library and ability and achievement in working with staff and budgets. demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. 5: Experience managing both analog and digital materials.
     Posting Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties by the Executive Director.
     Pequot Library is an equal opportunity employer. Pequot Library is a tobacco-free library. Salary commensurate with experience. Pequot Library offers a competitive benefits package. For more information about Pequot Library, visit
     Please send cover letter and résumé to Pequot Library, Special Collections Librarian Search Committee, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT. 06890 via email in one document with Special Collections Librarian in the subject line to Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Young Adult Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator - C.H. Booth Library, Newtown

Young Adult Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator - Seeking an MLS librarian with a combination of experience, skills, enthusiasm, and energy to serve young adults in the wonderful community of Newtown CT at the C.H. Booth Library. MakerSpace experience preferred. Salary $53K/year, competitive benefits. Job description available at Send resume and cover letter to before noon on Friday, March 16th.

Part Time Circulation Assistant - The Brookfield Library

Part Time Circulation Assistant - The Brookfield Library. Applicant must be capable of performing a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, outstanding customer-facing service to a diverse population and a variety of personalities, provide a variety of technology assistance to library patrons, proficiency with MS Office Suite, familiarity with Evergreen circulation system or ability to learn required, strong social media skills a plus. A full job description is available at the Library or Human Resources Department. Submit resume/and or application to the below listed office.
     15-25 hours per week, varied daily schedule, weekends and evenings included. $15.50 per hour. Must be at least 18 years of age.
     High School diploma or equivalent required. Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions. Able to learn and follow Dewey Decimal System for shelving books.
     Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at a desk or stand and work continuously for extended periods of time. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop and kneel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
     Submit applications/resumes to: Fern Smenyak, Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 5106, 100 Pocono Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Email: Fax: 203-775-4068. Applications/Resumes must be received by March 9, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Library Assistant, Part Time - Stonington Free Library

Library Assistant, Part Time - The Stonington Free Library seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savy team player with excellent customer service skills and a commitment to the importance of the library in the community. This is a part time position 17.25 to 20.75 hours per week. Work schedule is Tuesdays 9:30 to 6, Wednesdays 9:30 to 2:45, Thursdays 9:30 to 1:30 and Saturday rotations 9:30 to 1. Hourly rate is $14.00. Benefits include sick, holiday and vacation days.
     Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Delivery of excellent customer service to all ages. Assist patrons in person and over the phone. Introduce patrons to all library services, collections and technology. Provide reference services and reader's advisory. Issue library cards. Check materials in and out. Help manage holds, overdue items and interlibrary loan requests and returns. Collect fines. Provide internet, email, copying, printing and other technology assistance. Update website, social media and community calendars.
     Successful candidate must be a team player with strong technology skills, positive attitude, enjoys working with the public, self-motivated, reliable, flexible and able to multi-task. High school diploma and technology skills required. Prior library experience, college degree and familiarity with library technology are a plus.
     Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: by March 23.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Director of Library Services & Educational Technology Facilitator - Forman School

Director of Library Services & Educational Technology Facilitator - Forman School, Litchfield. Job Summary: The Director of Library Services & Educational Technology Facilitator reports directly to the dean of faculty. S/he is responsible for all aspects of the library programs and facilities, supervises library staff, and seeks to ensure that the library's academic and technology resources complement, enhance, and extend the school's educational program. S/he will collaborate closely with the director of studies, the director of information technology, and the faculty.
     Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The librarian/director of library and information services will: Ensure that the library's academic and technical resources advance the school's educational program. Collaborate with classroom teachers in the curriculum design process. Develop policies and programming that will establish standards for and definitions of information literacy and bolster support for library services that contribute to an information-literate student body. Collaborate with academic departments/discipline-specific coordinators on specific needs and growth opportunities. Foster an environment of creativity and innovation, and a love of reading and learning. Research and evaluate new and emerging information technologies. Prepare and manage the library budget. Develop, acquire, and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the students, the instructional strategies of the school's faculty, and the school's mission. In coordination with the technology department, evaluate and purchase technical equipment. Maintain an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to reading, studying, and research. Select, process, and make readily available a variety of resources, including print, digital, and multimedia. Maintain a circulation system that ensures the prompt return of materials and their ready availability to other borrowers. Provide bibliographic and reference services for teachers and students. Provide instruction for students in the use of library resources. Promote the ethical use of information. Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers. Instill a love of reading and learning in students and ensure their equitable access to information. Participate in the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of other library professionals and volunteers. Maintain regular contact with stakeholders through school publications and online media. Act as an advocate of the library, share expertise at faculty meetings, serve on academic committees, and take an active role in accreditation processes. Network with local librarians, maintain active memberships in professional associations, and promote the school in the wider community. Facilitate personal growth through professional development opportunities. Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school.
     Other Duties: Include any other duties that may be required of the position, such as coaching responsibilities, dorm duties, advising, or other specific duties. Be sure to include any job duties unique to the position such as work hours, travel, evening and weekend duties, public appearances, etc.
     Common Qualification Requirements: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in Library Science, Information Studies, or a similar field strongly preferred. Additional degree in Education a plus. 5+ years of experience in library program management. Demonstrated experience in a supervisory role a plus. Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty in all disciplines to enable/enhance student learning. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented. Committed to diversity. Passionate about working with and inspiring students.
     Apply via email to:
     Forman School, Inc. is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. It is the policy of Forman School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran's status, genetic predisposition or any other legally protected status.

Library Director - Willimantic Public Library

Library Director - Willimantic Public Library, Willimantic, CT. The Town of Windham seeks an energetic, creative Director for its newly renovated Willimantic Public Library. The Library Director plans and directs informational, educational, and cultural services; oversees the care and maintenance of the library building, its equipment, and systems; and formulates library policies and initiatives for review by the Library Board of Directors and Town Manager. The Director is responsible for development of the library's budget, oversees its collections, determines technological needs, and maintains cordial relations with patrons and community partners.
     The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus ten (10) years of progressively responsible library work, including five (5) years in the supervision of a public library department or as director of a smaller public library. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. A strong background in children's programming and bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are highly desirable, as are experience in strategic planning, grant writing, and innovative programming for all ages. This is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk); the salary range is $71,970 - $87,082.
     Willimantic, CT, is a small city located within the town of Windham (pop. 25,000). It is a diverse and lively community with many amenities, including a farmer's market, food coop, coffee shops, art galleries, and a range of restaurants. Willimantic is also home to Eastern Connecticut State University, and the University of Connecticut in Storrs is only a few miles away.
     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 Monday, March 19, 2018. AA/EOE.

Circulation Supervisor - Somers Public Library

Circulation Supervisor - Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented individual to become our full time Circulation Supervisor. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, organize, and manage the proper functioning of our circulation department on a daily basis, including overseeing the circulation work by library assistant staff members.
     Applicants must have experience in library circulation and customer service, some supervisory experience, and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or Library Technical Assistant certification is preferred.
     The is a full time position with a salary of $42,202.83,plus benefits.
     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

Library Assistants (2) - Southbury Public Library

Two Library Assistant Job Openings at Southbury Public Library:
     Library Assistant, Adult Department (20 hrs) - Minimum wage. Schedule is Tuesday 4:30-9:00pm, Wednesday 10:00-5:30pm, Thursday 10:30am - 4:30pm and Friday 2:00-5:30pm. Included is ½ hr. unpaid break on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
     Library Assistant, Children and Adult Departments - Minimum wage. Week One (11.5 hrs): Monday 9:30-1:00 in Adult Dept. and 2:30 - 5:30 in Children's Dept., and Sunday 11:30-5pm in Children's Department with 1/2 hr. unpaid lunch. Week Two (18.5 hrs): Above hours plus Saturday (alternate with another staff member) 8:30am-4:00pm in Children's Department with 1/2 hr. unpaid lunch.
     Library assistants are responsible for all circulation procedures and shelving of library materials. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, good computer skills and clerical experience. Must be able to work effectively and be courteous with all ages. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Applications are available at Applications must be received by March 14, 2018. ADA/EOE.