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CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines

Effective January 7, 2016


Professional positions (MLS typically required)

The Connecticut Library Association recommends a minimum salary for entry-level positions requiring an MLS. This salary is $27.00 per hour. This recommendation applies to both full-time and part-time professional positions.

$27.00/hour translates to the following full-time salaries ($27.00 x # hours/week x 52 weeks):

35 hours/week:  $49,140
37.5 hours/week:  $52,650
40 hours/week:  $56,160

Professional level positions
that do not meet this salary or do not provide salary information are posted in a special area at the bottom of this page. For more information, see About this Page, below.


Library Technical Assistant or equivalent positions (MLS typically not required) 

The Connecticut Library Association has established minimum salary recommendations for LTA positions. Due to the wide variety of these positions, CLA has established three levels based on education or experience. For a description of each level, click on the links below. You may also download general information PDF icon about the levels.

LTA 1 PDF icon - $13.75/hour. Full-time salary: 35 hrs/wk: $25,025  37.5 hrs/wk: $26,812  40 hrs/wk: $28,600
LTA 2 PDF icon - $17.60/hour. Full-time salary: 35 hrs/wk: $32,032  37.5 hrs/wk: $34,320  40 hrs/wk: $36,608
LTA 3 PDF icon - $20.30/hour. Full-time salary: 35 hrs/wk: $36,946  37.5 hrs/wk: $39,585  40 hrs/wk: $42,224



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Public Libraries

Professional level positions listed here have salaries that meet or exceed the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline.






Part Time Library Clerk for Circulation Services - Bethel Public Library. Average 16 hrs/wk. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Working knowledge of computers and office software preferred. Knowledge of automated library systems and the Internet a plus. Library experience is desirable. Job Description: The Library Clerk assists patrons in the use of library services and facilities and provides prompt and courteous patron service in person and over the telephone. Activities primarily include Circulation Department services, which encompass use of the library’s electronic system for charging, discharging, and renewal of library materials, patron registration, collection and payment of fines, placing patron holds and directing patrons as needed with general information about the library’s services. The Part Time Library Clerk is responsible for assisting with jobs outlined for full time staff members and may be assigned to one or more departments to perform a variety of clerical tasks. Includes weekends. $13.51 per hour. Full job description and application available at the Library or online at Open until filled. Submit application by March 3, 2017 to: Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801. EOE/M/F/V/D.



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Children’s Library Assistant - Booth & Dimock Memorial Library in Coventry, CT is seeking an enthusiastic individual for a part time programming and circulation position in a busy children’s room. Responsibilities include performing circulation desk duties; planning and conducting Children’s Room activities, programs, and services; providing reference assistance and reader’s advisory; creating displays; and providing basic technology assistance on public computers. Position will be 10-12 hours per week, including 1-2 evenings a week and one Saturday per month. Library experience preferred. An interest in working in libraries and experience working with children is a must. Send cover letter and resume to Kristi Sadowski at by February 25th, 2017.





Librarian I, Innovation and Sustainability Librarian - City of Danbury. SALARY: $32.70 - $34.42/hour. The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Librarian I. The Innovation and Sustainability Librarian translates community needs into library services through innovative projects, collection development and grant writing. This position is responsible for implementing a strategic approach to fundraising by researching, preparing, submitting, and tracking grant related items. This position also builds and maintains an adult collection that reflects the dynamic library community. Please see the complete announcement at
   Duties and Responsibilities: Works collaboratively with members of all departments to gather information needed to respond to specific community needs and interests. Responsible for adult collection development, including the purchasing, cataloging, and weeding of titles. Responsible for ongoing collection maintenance and evaluation following established guidelines. Keeps current on trends affecting collections and services. Monitors national and local trends, technologies, and best practices in collection assessment. Works closely with the Library Director to ensure that all written grant material accurately reflects the Danbury Library mission, policies, and programs in a compelling nature. Responsible for writing appropriate and persuasive narrative to be incorporated into proposals, grant applications, letters of inquiry, reports, and other revenue-raising materials. Develops and observes grant calendar including analysis of giving trends. Exercises professional judgement to anticipate patron demand; works to build a collection that reflects the needs and interests of the community. Uses statistical data and other tools to assess usage and popularity of library materials. Possesses a strong understanding of librarianship and can anticipate changes of library collections and services. Provides in-person library service at a public service desk, with duties in reference and youth services. Utilizes library technology, including online database and the internet as well as traditional library resources, in answering patron queries. Instructs and guides patrons in the use of library resources. Offers both in-person and online readers advisory to offer meaningful recommendations of the latest library material and services. Engages in professional development appropriate to innovation and sustainability, including reviewing current professional journals, attending professional workshops and meetings, and communicating with peers in other library settings. Ensures creation and delivery of customer-focused services. Identifies and addresses user needs and resolves problems in a timely manner. Identifies and articulates project goals, objectives and timelines in written and verbal forms for all stakeholders and partners. Builds and fosters relationships with patrons and stakeholders to gather information about community needs through focus groups, surveys, and feedback. Fosters innovation as it applies to creating engaging experiences and new services for the library community. Leads and participates in cross departmental project teams including but not restricted to, service delivery, innovations and management of projects as required.
     Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge: Familiarity with grant writing process and fundraising. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation. Knowledge of the current trends in the delivery of library services. Abilities: Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to exercise professional judgment and takes initiative to anticipate community needs and wants. Ability to provide project management including communication, organization, facilitation and independent decision making. Ability to coordinate multiple projects concurrently and work with minimum guidance and direction. Skills: Experience working in a team environment. Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Experience in project management including communication, organization, facilitation and independent decision making. Experience in coordinating multiple projects concurrently and work with minimum guidance and direction. Experience with computers and online application processes.
     Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school. 3-5 years relevant professional experience. One (1) year working in a public service environment. Must be available evenings and weekends. Must possess knowledge of grant writing/fundraising. Must possess knowledge of collection building. Commitment to innovation.
     Application Submission: Applications are available online, at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or from Qualified applicants must submit a completed original application along with three additional copies and a $10 fee (see full announcement for more info) to Human Resources no later than 6:00 pm, Wednesday March 1, 2017. EEO/M/F/D/V. Please contact the Human Resources/Civil Service Department at (203) 797-4598 or if you need assistance or if you have any general questions. The City of Danbury will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, or disability, except where it is a bona fide occupational qualification. We encourage African Americans, women, Hispanics, and other minorities who meet the minimum qualifications to apply. Please see the complete announcement at





Director of Youth and Family Learning - Russell Library, Middletown, CT.

     DESCRIPTION: The Director of Youth & Family Services is responsible for the successful development and delivery of services and programs to families, children (birth to 13), teens and young adults throughout the Library; designs and executes the strategic initiatives to address needs; coordinates collection development and selects materials for purchase; ensures effective communication with other departments. This position acknowledges and accepts the library’s vision, mission and core values, respects the library’s confidentiality policy and maintains the integrity of Russell Library. The Director of Youth & Family Services performs professional, managerial, and administrative work of a highly responsible nature in directing and coordinating the activities of the library’s programs. With considerable independent judgment, discretion, and initiative, this position develops youth collections, plans, and implements services and activities to meet present and anticipated community needs. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all patrons. The incumbent works closely with Teen Services to ensure a robust continuum of service to youth from birth to 18 years old.
     QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES: Masters’ Degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association is required. Teaching experience is a plus. Minimum five to seven years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in public services, with a concentration in youth and family services is required. Three to five years of management/supervisory experience is required. Union environment experience is preferred. Ability to establish and maintain system-wide collaborations with community agencies is required. Solid project management skills are required. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation and administration. Thorough knowledge of and background in various types of informational materials in various formats including electronic. Strong commitment to working within a team environment is required. Solid working knowledge of all MS Office suite software is required. Adept at process management; knows how to organize people and activities. Knowledge of various technologies including social media is required. Ability to set clear objectives and measure and monitor process, progress and results, including fiscal control. Future oriented, can articulate vision of possibilities and likelihood of their success. Has broad knowledge and perspective. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, the public and others. Solid written and verbal communication, listening, organization and priority setting skills. Strong public relations skills. Ability to provide welcoming and effective customer service. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities. Ability to think quickly, assess a situation and make a sound decision. Ability to work a varied schedule inclusive of evenings and weekends. Ability to create clear and concise reports, and to deliver them orally to a wide variety of audiences. Valid driver’s license is required. Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, and other public constituencies.
     COMPENSATION: This position offers a salary commensurate with experience and education, and an accompanying health & retirement package.
     HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resumé with application. A job description and applications are available online at the Russell Library website:
     PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:; Matthew K. Poland, Library Director and Chief Executive Officer, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457. The position will remain open until filled.
     Russell Library requires a Criminal Background Check on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Russell Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness and the position for which you apply. Russell Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Instruction & Reference Librarian (part-time) - New Canaan Library. VISION: New Canaan Library is the town's source for discovery and inspiration. Our mission is to empower and inspire learning through innovation, education and discovery. OUR VALUES: Lifelong learning. Respect. Service. Excellence. Professionalism. Position responsibilities: Provide instructional and reference services to our adult community. Key Functional relationships: Manager of Adult Services. Members of Adult Services Team. Digital Services Team. Deliverables: Develop classes and workshops in response to changing needs of our community and in conjunction with technology advancements/changes. Tracking and evaluation of classes and workshops. Liaise with Digital Services Team for coordination on instruction efforts. Consistently provide excellent information and reference service to the public at the Information Desk. Provide input and feedback regarding the direction of Library instruction to the Assistant Manager of Adult Services. Lead and participate in professional in house learning. Accountabilities: Delivery of excellent Information Desk service. Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of all Information Desk procedures and tools. Keeping up-to-date with new tools and trends in instruction and reference services. Overall coordination and oversight of instruction activities for the adult community. Effective collaboration and engagement with other departments to enable delivery of seamless services to whole community (on site, online and by telephone). Serve on library committees and projects as needed. Skills & Attributes: Excellent service ethos and dynamic, interpersonal abilities. Effective instruction skills and understands pedagogy of adult learning. Enjoys working with the public. Well organized and reliable. Team player with strong communication skills both written and in person. Self-starter who takes initiative. Strong personal/professional learning focus. Competencies: Strong customer focus. Excellent judgment. Confidentiality. Ongoing self-directed professional development. SALARY: $28.00/hour. REQUIREMENTS: MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion). 19 hr/week including one evening per week and weekends as needed. Up to 2-4 hours at the Information Desk per work day. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a copy of resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Public Services,





Digital Services Librarian - New Canaan Library.

     Our Values: Commitment. Service. Excellence.

     Our Mission: To inspire and empower lifelong learning through innovation and discovery. To be the information and cultural center of the community.

     Role Purpose: To engage our community through digital services and channels. As part of the Digital Services Team: Provide IT support to the public and staff. Assist in maintaining the IT infrastructure. Develop technology workshops and classes that respond to community need and interest. Compile a broad range of Library metrics. Participate in cross-departmental projects as required.
     Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Digital Services Manager this position is accountable for: Working with the Digital Services Team Colleagues to maintain all Library technology. Responding to Help Desk requests. Assisting in developing, organizing and providing classes and workshops. Providing Makerlab support and technical assistance. Assisting in developing and maintaining the Library’s digital presence. Collecting, analyzing and presenting a broad array of statistical data. Working 5 hours per week on the Adult Services/ Information Desk. Instructing staff and public in the use of various digital technologies. Conducting one-on-one tutorials with public and staff. Undertaking other projects and assignments as requested.
     Skills & Attributes: Strong commitment to customer service. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. Knowledge of emerging digital technologies. Knowledge of 3D printing and scanning. Collaborative work style. Good troubleshooting skills. Strong ability to convey ideas and lead informal learning programs.
     Qualifications / Experience: MLS degree (preferred but not required). Basic understanding of computer networks. Knowledge of computer databases and statistical analysis. Knowledge of Windows, MAC and Linux operating systems. Knowledge of mobile devices and tablets. Familiarity with Arduinos, RasPis and related electronics.
     Starting Salary range: $51,300-$55,000. This is a 35 hour per week full-time position requiring some evening and weekend shifts. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a copy of resume to Jeff Zaino, Manager of Adult & Digital Services,





Branch Manager - New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY: Minimum $62,690 annualized. REMOVAL DATE: February 17, 2017. Copy of posting available HERE. 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 the Public Services Administrator 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. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period.





Library Director - East Norwalk Association Library. POSITION OVERVIEW: Under the direction of the East Norwalk Association Board, the Library Director recommends library policies; develops programs and services; creates and manages the budget; supervises the staff; initiates and manages fundraising activities; performs varied administrative duties to maintain a free library responsive to the community's need for information, education and recreation. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises the library staff to include training, development, scheduling and evaluating. Participates in the recruitment and selection of library staff. Develops and maintains the collection. Prepares and presents the budget for Board approval and monitors/controls expenditures within approved budgets. Drafts and recommends policies and procedures to the Board for the implementation of library goals and objectives. Develops short and long range goals/plans for library collections, programs and services in keeping with the library’s mission statement; studies and plans development of library services to meet present and future community needs. Manages the technical and automation services of the library. Prepares regular reports for the Board detailing library programs and operating statistics. Collects fines and fees and manages the rental of the library hall. Directs a public relations program to promote and publicize the library’s collections and services. Confers with state/city agencies, other public libraries, businesses and community groups for the development of library services and programs. Prepares grant requests to state and federal agencies and non-profit foundations. Identifies, pursues and supports all fundraising efforts. Interacts with the appropriate Third Taxing District personnel for the maintenance of the library building. Administers the volunteer program including recruitment, training and scheduling. Assists in preparing meeting agendas and materials and participates in the Library Board meetings. Maintains knowledge of new developments in the library profession through professional development opportunities, membership/participation in professional associations and networking with colleagues and other libraries. Performs other duties, as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and 5 plus years of increasing responsibility as a librarian in a public library, including 3 years in a supervisory role. Preferred Skills: Excellent communication skills and ability to represent the library at professional and community meetings. Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of library management and library science. Proficient computer skills and working knowledge of the Internet. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and make deadlines. Demonstrates good judgment; approachable and professional; solid problem solving skills; ability to handle multiple tasks; self-motivated; well organized. TO APPLY: Resumes can be submitted via email to the Board President, Sarah Mann at



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Part-Time Library Clerk - Prospect Library is seeking a part-time library clerk to work at its circulation desk for 15 hours per week. Job will require daytime hours and two evenings a week. Also requires rotating Saturday hours from September thru June (5.5 hrs per Saturday). Position salary is $12.50 per hour with no benefits. The successful candidate should be able to meet the public courteously and perform a wide variety of library tasks. In conjunction with circulation duties, clerk will work closely with the Library Director and Assistant Director/Children’s librarian to assist with the preparation of library programming for all ages; successful candidate may be required to create in-house flyers, registration forms, displays and crafts as needed. Previous knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is required. Comfort working with social media is a plus. Experience in using Auto-Graphics Verso circulation system and prior work experience in libraries is preferred. Interested applicants should send letter of interest, resume and references no later than Wednesday March 8th, 2017 to – Director, Prospect Public Library, 17 Center St., Prospect, CT 06712 or email them to: or fax to: 203-758-0080.





Children’s Library Department Head - Ridgefield (CT) Library. Community-focused public library seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking leader with a passion for youth services, proven managerial skills, and meaningful professional experience for our busy and exceptionally responsive Children’s department. Our Head of Children’s Services will inspire a dedicated team through engaged management of all aspects of youth services and will serve as a key member of the Library’s management team. Proficiency with current technology and applications as well as familiarity with emerging trends expected. MLS from an ALA accredited school, with progressively responsible, relevant experience, including 3 years of supervisory experience in a public or school library setting are necessary for success. Compensation Range: $62-66,000, depending on experience, plus a generous benefits package. Full Job description at: Please submit a cover letter with resume to: Leslie Vuilleumier, by 2/27/17.





Library Services Assistant, Children’s Department Simsbury Public Library. If you’re energetic, creative, outgoing, love working with children and embrace literature and technology this could be the job for you. Join our team and help plan and implement programming for children and families, perform outreach and provide a broad scope of library services, including circulation, to the community. 35 hour/week - $20.65/hour + full benefits. Some evenings and weekends required. Complete job description and required online application may be found at Applications close February 26.





Part time Circulation Assistant - Stratford Library Association. Are you excited about providing library services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment serving a variety of cultures and age groups. We have an opening for a part time Circulation Assistant. This position encompasses basic circulation services, registering patrons, checking materials in and out, collecting and recording fines and fees, and answering telephone queries. Strong communication skills, proficiency with computer applications, and a commitment to public service required. High School or Equivalency Diploma and one year of work experience in a library Circulation Department capacity required. Spanish/English bilingual highly desirable, experience with Horizon ILS highly desirable. 11 hours per week, salary range of $13.57 - $19.30 per hour. Send your resume and contact information for three references to Sheri Szymanski, Director, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or e-mail Application deadline: 2/24/17. EOE.



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Library Assistant - Part-time, 19hrs/wk. Thomaston Public Library. Circulation desk duties include checking materials in and out, collecting and recording fines, shelving materials and answering the telephone. Strong communication, computer, and customer service skills required. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Contact Debra at 860-283-4339 for more information.



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Part-time Library Assistant (Cataloging)West Hartford Public Libraries. 15/hours per week, weekdays. The Noah Webster (Main) Library seeks an experienced copy cataloger to perform cataloging and classifying of print and non-print juvenile library resources. Thorough knowledge of MARC records, OCLC and DDC is essential; familiarity with the Sierra ILS is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work in order to process new juvenile materials in a timely manner. Ability to communicate effectively with librarians regarding various cataloging issues. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Although the primary assignment is for cataloging, a Library Assistant may also perform responsible and varied paraprofessional duties in the circulation of library books and other materials; assist patrons, students, and staff in using library facilities, resources and services, and perform varied and responsible library clerical work. This would include staffing the circulation desk, including charging and discharging library materials, issuing library cards to new patrons, answering telephone calls and providing information as necessary, assisting patrons in the use of the library’s catalogue, and performing general office clerical tasks. $23.39/hour. Applications: Town of West Hartford applications may be obtained from West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107 or online at Applications must be submitted to the West Hartford Public Library along with a cover letter and resume. Application packages may be mailed or hand-delivered to West Hartford Public Library, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford CT 06107 or emailed All applications must be received no later than 4 pm on Friday, March 10, 2017. Interviews will be scheduled as qualified applications are received.



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Library Assistant - West Haven Public Library seeks a part-time library assistant (16 hours per week) to work two evenings a week, some days and Saturdays in rotation. Under the direction of the User Service Librarian, duties include: charge items in and out, answer telephone, assist patrons with library resources, assist librarians with programs, patron registration, inquiries and shelving. Excellent customer service and computer skills are essential. High school diploma or equivalent required, prefer Bachelor’s degree and library experience. Bilingual/Spanish a plus. Must have transportation. Salary is $10.84/hour. E-mail cover letter and resume no later than February 22 to: Colleen Bailie, West Haven Public Library, 300 Elm St., West Haven, CT 06516 or No telephone inquiries. EOE/MF.





Substitute Position in Children’s Library - The Westport Library is seeking a creative, energetic, cheerful, outgoing individual to be an active part of our Children’s Library team. Your understanding of child development allows you to engage with children easily and meaningfully. Your warmth makes kids and their caregivers regard the library as their second home. You take pride in your ability to match a child’s interest to the right book. Requirements: Comfortable providing reader’s advisory with a working knowledge of children’s literature and reading interests. Able to relate to children from birth through middle school as well as their parents and caregivers. Must be a confident user of computers with a willingness to learn new applications. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; degree in education or child related field/previous library experience a plus. Schedule: Variable depending on departmental needs. Preference given to candidates available for after-school, nights, and weekends. About our Library: The Westport Library is a vibrant and welcoming community hub that reflects Westport’s spirit, creativity and entrepreneurship. Each day, an average of 1,100 patrons of all ages visit the Library to read and research (borrowing nearly 570,000 items last year), attend one of the Library’s 2,000 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 2015, 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 Westport Library was also among the first in the nation to establish a Maker Space, a place for creation, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Library is supported by a $4.617 million annual Town appropriation and supplemented by an active development effort, as well as grants, fees and earned income, resulting in a $5.800 million annual operating budget. Please send resume and a cover letter to and include the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.



Academic Libraries

Professional level positions listed here have salaries that meet or exceed the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline.




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Library Assistant V/Licensing Management Specialist - Wesleyan University. TYPICAL DUTIES: Reporting to and under the direction of the Head of Research Services, this position will support the management of permissions related to copyright for Wesleyan University Library, including facilitating copyright clearances as necessary for materials used in teaching and learning endeavors on campus, university MOOCS, archival and audio/video collections, library digital projects, and general intellectual property questions and issues. This position will also provide direct support for intellectual property rights related to scholarly communication and digital scholarship in collaboration with the librarian who serves as the primary faculty contact for intellectual property inquiries.

     Responsibilities include: Responsible for responding to requests from campus faculty and staff on copyright review and permissions process, including delivery of services and timelines. Prioritize incoming requests according to campus protocols, seeking clarification from librarians as necessary to resolve conflicts or competing priorities. Responsible for receiving requests, opening and reviewing files, and searching for missing information as necessary to facilitate copyright clearance from appropriate parties. Identify materials with pre-authorized copyright permissions based on existing licenses. Where permission does not exist, investigate and identify appropriate source authorized to grant permissions request. Maintain accurate and detailed records tracking status of permission requests and request renewals when necessary. Maintain and regularly update Wesleyan’s Intellectual Property website and related content with input from the librarians, ITS, and university counsel. Provide information about author’s rights and how to determine rights and requirements of both publishers and funders; maintain links to publisher copyright policies and self-archiving information on relevant webpages. Under the supervision of the University Archivist, review Special Collections & Archives collections to determine deed of gift, copyright, and restrictions status; manage the system for tracking status of collections; investigate and resolve issues for collections without complete documentation; assist with the accessioning of new collections by creating collection files, deeds of gift, and preliminary letters of acknowledgement; research copyright status and permissions for patron requests for reproduction and/or publication of archival materials. Under the supervision of the University Archivist, upload undergraduate and graduate student work to Wesleyan’s institutional repository; respond to faculty and student inquiries and requests related to these works; perform updating activities. In collaboration with the Digital Projects Librarian, research copyright clearances for materials to be digitized, including those funded by granting agencies; assist in intellectual property issues and securing permissions as needed for items intended for library digital projects in order to move projects forward. In collaboration with the Director of the World Music Archives (WMA), research copyright and permissions status of WMA collections. In partnership with Access Services, assist the Reserves Office at peak times on requesting and verifying copyright clearance for electronic reserve items. Work with other librarians as requested regarding rights to Wesleyan collections for teaching and research. Provide information services, including answering basic questions, to students, faculty and staff using library resources. Assist library efforts in the understanding and application of “fair use” and educational uses of copyrighted material. Commitment to keeping up to date on relevant copyright issues; experience using various social media platforms. Other projects as assigned.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree with at least 3 years of experience working in an academic library or law library or an equivalent combination of education training and experience. Comprehensive computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Google Drive, computer file organization. Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of current copyright and fair use trends and issues. Aptitude and willingness to learn new technologies. Public service experience in a library or research setting. Strong customer service and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to check ownership of materials and verify terms of use in an online environment. Demonstrated ability to work both collegially and independently. Proven ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities. Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong preference for bachelor’s degree, LTA certification or paralegal experience. Experience using academic online discovery tools.
Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite to develop forms, track records, produce reports, perform rudimentary quantitative analysis, and communicate (correspondence/memos).
     COMPETENCIES: Action oriented, Customer focus, Flexible/receptive to change, Functional/technical skills, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Organizational skills, Planning/priority setting, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management, Respects diversity, Service to the Wesleyan community, Commitment to sustainability.
     Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at

     Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, 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, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771,





Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian - Yale University Library, New Haven, CT. Requisition:  41377BR. Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
      Position Focus: In the fall of 2017, Yale’s thirteenth and fourteenth residential colleges, the first to be built in over 50 years, will open to new students. This is the first wave of a significant expansion of Yale College, in which the size of the undergraduate student body will increase by 15%. The Yale University Library (YUL) seeks a committed and energetic librarian to support this expansion by serving the teaching and research needs of faculty and undergraduates in the College. Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, the Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian will design and participate in general research education and outreach programs aimed at undergraduates, particularly first- and second-year students.
      The Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian will design and oversee selected general research education programs, including freshman writing seminars and research support workshops, in a variety of academic disciplines, as well as library programming for other groups such as the Yale Young Global Scholars and Freshman Scholars. The librarian will work with faculty and Directors of Undergraduate Studies to design library research education programs for undergraduates, and will coordinate outreach and research education programming for Yale’s residential colleges, cultural houses and other groups (e.g. first-generation college students, athletes, and international students). The incumbent will be an active participant in the Library’s signature Personal Librarian program, and will work collaboratively with other YUL units to design education and outreach programming for undergraduates. Will oversee outreach aimed at undergraduates via social media and other methods, and develop strategies for marketing library services and programs. Will work with the Assessment Librarian to develop tools that evaluate and analyze undergraduate programs, develop strategies for improvement in services and research education, and oversee the Student Library Advisory Council. Will oversee Bass Library’s teaching classrooms. Will serve on various library committees, and actively participate in local, regional and/or national professional organizations.
      Required Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply. Demonstrated excellence and innovation in the teaching of undergraduates. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple units and academic departments with all levels of students, faculty and staff. Successful history of meeting high-level service expectations. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and work well with colleagues and library patrons, individually and in groups. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and solve complex problems and to make decisions. Proven ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and to work under pressure. Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, within a diverse, complex, and rapidly changing organization.
      Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at:
      Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: 1 year of professional experience in an academic library, with teaching at the undergraduate level. Experience with library and research support for diverse student populations, including first-generation college students. Familiarity with web design tools and principles, responsive design and accessibility best practices. Experience with assessment, educational technology and instructional design.
      The University and the Library: The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at
      Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
      How to Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at





Library Director - University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT. Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Director of the Library will develop strategies to align the library services with the new strategic plan, with a commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, and collaboration. Supported by a dedicated and talented library staff, the Director of the Library will use resources to support best practices in teaching and learning, and to advance research and scholarship. RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO): Direct and implement a strategic vision for the library through strong leadership, service, and communication skills that build effective relationships internally and externally. Exercise initiative and independent thinking. Manage all aspects of the library including hours of operation, collection development, digital resources, personnel, and budget. Provide effective research services and the promotion of information literacy skills using technology to enhance library services. Respond to faculty and student needs with innovation and resourcefulness aligned to the University’s curriculum and the library's goals and initiatives. Manage collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, database management, and reference services. Foster an inclusive learning environment for diverse students who have varied abilities, interests, educational goals, and needs. Develop and implement measures and statistical reports to assess, evaluate, and improve library resources, services, usage, and finances. Facilitate collaboration and outreach activities including the sharing of resources in cooperation with other libraries. Foster continuing education and professional development for all library personnel. Monitor and evaluate current best practices in academic libraries and information literacy concepts to appropriately plan for future library development. Participate in grant proposal writing. Keep abreast of new technologies and library services through ongoing engagement with professional associations. QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited, master's degree in Library or Information Science or related field. Five to seven years of broad-based experience in academic libraries with supervisory and leadership experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to work collegially, balance and prioritize assignments, manage multiple projects, and problem solve. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public. Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, database management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University a plus. Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. GRADE 41. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references to Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.


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Reference Librarian, Part-Time - The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, is seeking a part-time reference librarian, 17 hours per week including some weekend and evening hours. Duties include providing reference help and reader’s advisory, instruction of online databases, catalog and internet, publicizing and supervision of programs and other related duties. Salary: $22.50/hr, no benefits. Strong customer service orientation and MLS required. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered. Complete Town Hall Employment Application and upload resume and cover letter online at Position open until filled. E/O/E, AA.



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Part Time LibrarianHoffman Family Library, Goodwin College. This is a part-time professional position to cover the hours of 4:30pm-7:30pm Monday - Thursday, with occasional weekend shifts. Primary duties: Provide information literacy instruction, circulation, and reference help for undergraduate students. The position requires ability to work with library staff, student workers, and other members of the Goodwin community in a busy environment. Salary is $25.00/hour. Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Minimum requirements: Master of Library Science Degree (MS or MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited institution is preferred, but students in a library science program will be considered. Please submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references to Goodwin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from all who meet the stated qualifications.





Librarian III, Community Engagement & Communications - New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY: minimum $51,800 annualized. REMOVAL DATE: February 17, 2017. Copy of posting available HERE. NATURE OF WORK: This is advanced level professional library work involving the planning and implementation of complex informational and/or technical services for the library system. The current assignment is in Community Engagement and Communications and serves as a resource across all Library public service departments in the application of interactive community engagement technologies and programs. Will develop community partnerships to promote maker technology and civic digital media in support of the Library's innovation programs and services. Requires the applicatio n of specialized knowledge, initiative and independent judgment. Work is performed under general supervision of senior supervisory or administrative staff. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school (or its foreign equivalent); and a minimum of 6 years' experience in professional library work; and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Extensive working knowledge of computer information services, networks and consortia, sufficient to evaluate their application to specific library needs. Thorough knowledge of the organization and methods of research, and the means of communicating results in a subject area. Thorough knowledge of current computer developments in library services, systems and equipment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science. Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research. Knowledge of objectives of library service to the community. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period. 





Part Time Librarian, Teen Services - New Haven Free Public Library. SALARY: up to $19.14 per hour. REMOVAL DATE: February 17, 2017. Copy of posting available HERE. 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. Current vacancy primarily supports Teen Services at Ives, and 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. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period.





Part time Teen/Reference Librarian - Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to become our part time Teen/Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, develop, and supervise after school programming for teens, assist with collection maintenance of young adult materials, supervise the Teen Room, assist with the Library's interlibrary loan, and provide reference, technology, and reader's advisory assistance to teen and adult patrons. Applicants must be either enrolled in or have completed a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and have both experience in library reference services and in working with teens, ages 13 - 18. The position is 15 - 20 hours a week, mostly after school, plus one Sunday afternoon a month. $17.60 per hour. Please send a complete town application (found at, a resume, and a cover letter to Jessica Miller, Library Director, Somers Public Library, 2 Vision Boulevard, Somers, CT 06071 or email to





Children’s Librarian (part-time) - Town of Windsor. Windsor Public Library has an excellent opportunity for a part-time ALA accredited MLS Librarian with experience in public library operations. To become a successful member of our busy Kidspace team, the ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers through programming and collection development. He/she will assist the Head of Children’s Services in the essential functions of our Kidspace and work closely with the other members of the Kidspace team. The candidate will provide reference assistance and reader’s advisory to children and adults and develop and run a variety of Kidspace programs. Additional duties may include writing both in-house and local publicity for Kidspace programs, develop readings lists for children and caregivers, providing computer assistance to children, and providing coverage at the Kidspace desk. Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; have the ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail. Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science; one (1) or more years library experience working with children; be comfortable working with computers, technology and social media; be proficient with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; be familiar with specific applications (e.g., Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel, and Publisher), a plus. Scheduled hours are Tuesday 9:30AM-2:30PM, Wednesday 1:30-5:30PM, Thursday 1:30-5:30PM, and Friday 10:00AM-1:00PM for a total of 16 hours per week. Salary is $18-$22/hr., depending on qualifications and experience. To apply: Please complete an on-line application at and attach a cover letter and resume by Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA.


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