Library Assistant – West Haven Public Library, West Haven, CT
Library Assistant – West Haven Public Library seeks a part-time library assistant (12-16 hours per week). Availability MUST include daytime hours, one night per week, and every other Saturday in rotation. Under the direction of Librarian staff, duties include: charge items in and out, answer telephone, assist patrons with library resources, assist with programs, patron registration, inquiries and shelving. Position entails working in multiple departments such as Reference, Adult Circulation, Children’s library, and library branches. Excellent customer service and computer skills are essential, along with reliable transportation. High school diploma or equivalent required, prefer Bachelor’s degree and some library experience. MLS students encouraged to apply. Bilingual/Spanish a plus. Salary is $11.10/hr. This is a temporary summer position with the possibility of long-term employment. E-mail cover letter and resume to: Colleen Bailie; firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will be open until May 5, 2017. No telephone inquiries. EOE/MF.
The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has immediate part- and full-time contract positions available (20-37.5 hours/week) for a long-term cataloging project at our office in Windsor, CT. Project will begin in May-June 2018 and continue through June 30, 2020, with possibility of extension.
Duties: Perform original and/or copy cataloging on a variety of materials.
- MLS (ALA accredited) or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; fluency in English. Candidates must have recent experience in original and copy cataloging of materials in English and Western European languages. We are particularly interested in catalogers with Chinese and Japanese language cataloging experience.
- Familiarity and recent work experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC and MARC editing.
- Extreme attention to detail, a willingness to ask questions, and the ability to adapt to changing project specifications. Productivity and accuracy will be monitored and must be maintained.
- Ability to work well in a team environment, get up to speed quickly and navigate smoothly through various software programs.
Compensation: $18.00 to $20.00 per hour, depending on experience. Higher hourly rates may be negotiable for candidates with significant cataloging experience in the desired foreign languages. Those with the ability to commit to the full project timeline will be given preference. Positions are eligible for some company benefits after 90 days.
Note: Successful completion of a background check (including credit check) is a condition of employment.
Contact: Please email cover letter (highlighting language competencies) and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, Manager, Business Development, The Donohue Group, Inc. at email@example.com.
Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095.
Web Site: https://www.dgiinc.com/careers/project-catalogers-long-term-temporary/
The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has an opening for an experienced Korean language cataloger to work on an on-call basis in our Windsor, CT office or remotely.
Duties: Perform original and/or copy cataloging on a variety of Korean language materials in print and non-print formats.
- MLS (ALA accredited) or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
- Fluency in English and Korean.
- Familiarity and recent experience in the following areas: original and copy cataloging of Korean language materials, RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC and SkyRiver searching and MARC editing.
- Adherence to varying project deadlines and ability to maintain effective communication with DGI project manager(s) as needed.
- For remote work, must have computer with newer operating system and reliable high-speed Internet connection, and be experienced with working in a Windows environment.
Compensation: Will vary, depending on client project criteria. No benefits.
Contact: Email cover letter and resume to Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, Manager, Business Development, The Donohue Group, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095.
The New Britain Public Library seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to assist the Library Director in the administration of the library, performing administrative, supervisory, facility management and financial functions for service areas and operations. Budget management expertise; building management experience, involvement in grant writing; creative approach to library planning, knowledge of library trends and technology, strong commitment to customer service, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate well to the public and library staff. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution. Four years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience required. Salary range: $72,000 – 80,000 (depending on experience) with competitive benefits package (medical, dental and vision coverage, short-term disability, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays/vacation/sick time). Please send resume and cover letter to Pat Rutkowski, Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email email@example.com . Closing date: May 7, 2018.
LibGig, a division of LAC Group, is searching for a Temporary Corporate/Company Researcher to provide quality research of companies, corporations, and top-level executives using online resources. This is a temporary full-time position that will last approximately 2-3 months. This position can be worked virtually from anywhere in the US or on-site at the client’s firm in Chicago, IL.
- Create reports and run online article searches on companies and executives;
- Additional research on companies, executives, and industries;
- Research and prepare client-ready profiles;
- Communicate changes at companies and their executives and other newsworthy items;
- Stay abreast of and recommend the best resources related to company and corporate governance research;
- Conduct analysis of public and private corporations to determine strategic initiatives and identify business development opportunities;
- MLS/MLIS degree is preferred, though a qualified researcher with a BA/BS will be considered;
- A minimum of 1 year of research experience in a law firm, academic library, professional services or corporate setting is preferred;
- Experience and proficiency in using online research and business/company databases such as CapitalIQ, Factiva, LexisNexis, Avention (D&B Hoovers);
- Familiarity with public companies, corporate governance and SEC filings;
- Strong writing skills with a professional business vocabulary.
To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/2cgRTd
Executive Director ~ Southington Public Library and the Barnes Museum
POSTING DATE: April 3, 2018
CLOSING DATE: April 27, 2018
● Apply online:
● Questions pertaining to the process can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
REPORTS TO: Town Manager
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The Executive Director oversees the operations of all library departments and the Barnes Museum; directs the development, repair, and maintenance of the library building and the Barnes Museum; and formulates library and museum policies for review by the Library Board and the Town Manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITY AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
● Develops the Library and Museum’s budget.
● Oversees the Library and Museum’s collections.
● Determines technological needs.
● Performs community outreach and engagement.
● Responsible for managing the operations of the Barnes Museum, an historic homestead with an extensive archival collection of diaries, documents, and land records dating back to the 1740s.
● Must be enthusiastic about the changing trends in public libraries.
● Promotes an institutional culture that is responsive to the needs of the community.
● Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university; and,
● Five (5) years of progressively responsible library administration experience, including three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.
● Experience in strategic planning, grant writing, and historical preservation practices a plus.
Teen Librarian (Part Time)-The Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an MLS Librarian (or a MLS candidate nearing program completion) to work in our after school tween and teen space. Successful candidate is creative, energetic, knowledgeable with respect to young adult literature, familiar with computers, and technology in general and has experience or strong interest in working with middle school tweens and teens. Duties include, but are not limited to: overseeing daily activities in the teen space; assisting and creating program activities; providing homework help; shelving, and performing teen readers advisory. Candidates must be available to work mid-late afternoon on school days. Position is for approximately 15 hours per week at $27.05.
If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Teen Department, Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 or submit via email to Jennifer Laseman at email@example.com. Open until filled.
Director of the 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
LIBRARY DIRECTOR – WILLIMANTIC PUBLIC LIBRARY
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 www.windhamct.com, and must be submitted with a cover letter and resume no later than Monday, March 19, 2018. AA/EOE
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 toDan Bradbury. The position closes April 4, 2018.
Due to a retirement, the Simsbury Public Library is 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.
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 Café 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the title of this position in the subject line of the e-mail.
This position closes March 23, 2018.
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 email@example.com. For further details, visit ctlibrarians.org/MRMSS.
Combined ad for Undergrad Exp. & Learning Tech. Librarian searches:
Clemson University Libraries invites candidates for 2 tenure-track Librarians (Undergraduate Experience Librarian and Learning Technologies Librarian). Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month position with faculty rank and status.
The Undergraduate Experience Librarian will provide library instruction for first-year students, teach curriculum-integrated information literacy sessions for undergraduate students, create research guides and online learning objects, and support outreach initiatives to increase awareness of library resources and services. Works under the direction of the Head of
Information & Research Services.
The Learning Technologies Librarian will collaborate closely with librarians, faculty,
students, and other academic units to lead and facilitate efforts on training, outreach, management, and customer support for the learning technologies, advanced software, and
high-tech spaces available at Clemson Libraries. The incumbent will assess the current learning technologies and high-tech spaces at the Libraries, and provide direction for their future development. Clemson Libraries currently houses several public and highly visible spaces, including the Adobe Digital Studio, Brown Digital Resources Room, the Center for Geospatial Technologies, learning commons, and smart classrooms, and maintains a large circulating technology collection. Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. Works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology.
Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America’s Top 25 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student- centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive to Charlotte and Atlanta.
Undergraduate Experience Librarian Required Qualifications
- A graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly
- Experience teaching in an academic
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication
Undergraduate Experience Librarian Preferred Qualifications
- Experience designing, teaching, and assessing library
- Experience with outreach to students or community
- Experience with web-based technologies and creating online learning
- Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly and professional
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team
Learning Technologies Librarian Required Qualifications
- An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the
- Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team
Learning Technologies Librarian Preferred Qualifications
- Experience developing and executing advanced technology training and
- Experience in an academic research environment working with faculty and
- Experience with creative media publishing and editing software for audio and
- Knowledge of broad technology trends in libraries and higher education.
- Demonstrated ability to learn and use new
- Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly and professional
Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: Undergraduate Experience Librarian – https://apply.interfolio.com/48279 and Learning Technologies Librarian – https://apply.interfolio.com/48280. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by February 28, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.
Do you want to be actively engaged in a caring community? Do you want to be vital to a dynamic, energetic neighborhood? The Greenwich Library (CT) invites you to apply for the Branch Manager position, Cos Cob Branch Library. The Cos Cob Branch Library serves 6,800 Cos Cob neighborhood residents as well as the larger 62,000 residents of Greenwich. It is a vibrant and respected cultural hub of the community, offering a warm and welcoming environment for patrons of all ages and it enjoys a high level of use and support. The Branch Manager plays a key role in the Cos Cob community. This position works collaboratively with the Library Board, an active Friends group, area schools, and local civic and cultural organizations to meet the collections, services and programming interests and needs of area residents. S/he performs outreach and represents the Library in the community and at professional organizations and events. The Branch Manager also participates in system-wide committees and initiatives.
Responsibilities include effective day-to-day operations and management of the branch facility and staff; patron services; staff scheduling; facilities management; direct provision of reference and reader’s advisory services and technology support to patrons; planning and/or presentation of programs; ongoing evaluation and maintenance of a 30,000-item collection; selection, training and evaluation of branch staff; and working on system wide projects and committees. The position interprets and implements Library policies while participating in their development and participates in immediate and long-term strategic planning of the Library’s services within its service community. See the Librarian III Position Description for additional details.
Minimum qualifications. A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program is required. Additional requirements include: four years of post master’s professional experience in library work including a minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity or demonstrated experience overseeing a project from inception to completion. Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to: strong oral and written communication skills; developing and implementing programs and services consistent with the library’s strategic initiatives; mentoring, coaching and evaluating staff; and displaying and modeling tactful, courteous and positive customer service relationships with internal and external constituencies. Experience developing and implementing programming for all ages and previous success in building collaborative partnerships are preferable. Evening and week-end work is required.
Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity are noteworthy; 24% of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town. Additional information on the Library and the community can be found at Greenwich Links.
Compensation. The position offers a salary range of $76,474 – $98,676 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes February 23, 2018. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich’s Employment Site no later than 4pm, EST, February 23, 2018, for consideration as a candidate.
The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.
SALARY: $63,694 -$82,361
OPENING DATE: January 10, 2018
CLOSING DATE: January 26, 2018
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Nature of Work: Under the direction of Adult Services Librarian, plan, implement and evaluate a Teen Library program for the Fairfield Community.
Examples of duties:
Major function includes working on the teen desk, or other reference desk as needed-anticipated to be 25 hours per week; offering direct service to teens and pre-teens. Develop and maintain the teen and pre-teen collection and assist with administration of the teen room. Establish a good rapport with teens and pre-teens and encourage use of the library.
Direct reference service includes answering requests for information from teens and their parents or guardians, both in person and on the telephone, assisting teens with the use of the library, including operation of computers and other technology. Assist patrons with recreational and summer reading selections and homework inquiries. Based on specific knowledge of the Library’s collection and the needs of the public, make recommendations regarding changes to the collection, with procedures and in services offered.
Be aware of the goals of teen services and assist with their formulation and implementation.
Collection maintenance and development includes utilizing the prescribed budget to maintain a teen collection through the selection and ordering of new material, supervising the processing, and the weeding of outdated materials. Participates in relevant staff meetings, workshops and training sessions.
Direct supervisory responsibilities will include overseeing of pages and part-time teen staff at both main and branch libraries.
Programming assistance is given by planning, publicizing, conducting and evaluating teen and pre-teen programs and special events. Programming also includes leading library class visits or group visits, tours of the library, visiting schools to promote library use and working with teens to setup a teen advisory group.
Use of library is encouraged through community contacts, the preparation of bibliographies, and various displays within the library. Collaboration with the high schools and middle schools is essential and will include, but not limited to, establishing summer reading lists and other booklists and programming.
Required Knowledge, Skills and abilities:
Considerable knowledge of bibliographic tools and materials for teens and pre-teens; library technology such as on-line searching, internet and databases relative to teens. Strong knowledge of teen literature, culture and latest teen trends.
Must have a working knowledge of Young Adult library principles and practices.
Ability to work with teens and pre-teens diverse teen population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of teens simultaneously.
Requires a friendly and outgoing personality with ability to convey a fun and challenging atmosphere and to comprehend a patron’s information needs as well as skill at reader’s advisory for teens.
Maintain a website and social media presence; Proficiency using Microsoft Office software.
Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work requires bending, standing, stooping, lifting and reaching high bookshelves for long periods; may require pushing or pulling filled library carts; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with one (1) year experience working in a library.
Familiarity with on-line circulation systems and online searching is required.
Possession of valid driver’s license when operating a motor vehicle is necessary to the satisfactory performance of assigned duties.
All interested candidates should submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume by January 26, 2018 to:
Town of Fairfield
Human Resources Department
Sullivan Independence Hall
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Assistant Director Job Listing (rev Jan 2018)
The New Britain Public Library seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to assist the Library Director in the administration of the library, performing administrative, supervisory, facility management and budgetary functions for service areas and operations. Budget management expertise; building management, involvement in grant writing; creative approach to library planning, knowledge of library trends and technology, strong commitment to customer service, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate well to the public and library staff. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution. Four years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience required. Competitive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, short-term disability. life insurance, 401K, paid holidays/vacation/sick time. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements by January 31, 2018 to Pat Rutkowski, Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2017.