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CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines

Professional positions (MLS typically required)

The Connecticut Library Association recommends a minimum salary for entry-level professional positions that typically require an MLS or equivalent. 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. 



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Library Assistants (2 positions) - Milford Public Library has immediate openings for two part-time library assistants (15 hours per week). The successful candidates must have excellent customer service and computer skills, enjoy working with people and have good attention to detail. One position will be based in the Technical Services Department, primarily handling mending and copy cataloging functions, the other will be based in public service departments as needed. We are looking for friendly, positive staff to enhance our customer service teams. Hours will include one evening a week and alternate Saturdays. High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree and some library experience preferred. Salary is $15.15/hr., no benefits. Email cover letter and resume to: Christine Angeli, Positions will be open until filled. No telephone inquiries. EOE.



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Adult Services Librarian - Bethel Public Library. (Full Time 35 hours/week) SALARY: $50,000 - $55,000. Develops and maintains collections, programs, web page, displays, volunteer program, and all related services for adults in the Bethel Community. MLS completed, from an ALA accredited library. CLOSING DATE: November 3, 2017 at 4 p.m.
     POSITION OVERVIEW: The Adult Services Librarian’s primary responsibilities are to plan, assess, and promote library services for adults, supervise Library personnel as needed, and the selection and maintenance of the Adult Services collection. Assists patrons in using library services and facilities.
     EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, with a minimum of two years relevant experience in adult and reference services are required. Working knowledge of automated integrated library systems, the Internet and online searching, and digital resources are required. Administrative, supervisory, planning, and public library experience are highly desirable.
     ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Receives oral or written instructions from the Library Director. Responsible for all aspects of library services for adults and recommends goals and objectives for same. Participates in the development, selection, and maintenance of Adult circulating, reference, and online database collections. Catalogs and/or classifies materials for Adult Services. Responsible for all aspects of reference work. Works with Children’s and Teen Librarians in providing reference assistance. Participates in development of operating policies and procedures; evaluates and recommends changes for same. Trains, supervises, and evaluates all support staff in Adult Services. Prepares and maintains schedules for all staff assigned to public service desks in Adult and Teen areas, as well as Local History Room. Assist in the development and maintenance of the library website and other social media sites. Coordinates and implements technology training program for the public. Oversees collection and maintenance of statistical data for Adult Services. Works with library administration to seek supplementary funding to enhance library services, including state, federal and private grants.
     PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work in a library environment; sustained posture in a standing or seated position for prolonged periods of time; perform lifting, crouching and pushing; may travel to other locations.
     Full job description available at
     Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email attachment to Review of resumes will commence on receipt.



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Library Director - Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook. The Acton Public Library is a library where the service values are pleasant and efficient service to the public and the staff values are a spirit of helping and supporting each other whenever assistance is needed.
     Position Overview: Plans, organizes, and administers the comprehensive program of a community library with educational, recreational and related cultural services; oversees the maintenance of the library building, equipment, and facilities; and formulates library budget, policies and programs.
     Primary Responsibilities: Administers personnel policies and procedures, including but not limited to recruitment, supervision, training and discipline of staff. Promotes and maintains effective relationships between library staff and patrons. Prepares budget and program recommendations for library board consideration for inclusion in the Town’s annual budget submission. Administers adopted Library budget and is responsible for accounting of all funds. Prepares near term and long range planning for development of library services. Confers with the library’s Board of Directors to establish policies and programs. Administers, supervises, and performs library tasks in the functional areas of adult, children’s, and circulation services, events and facilities management. Analyzes and implements changes of procedures and methods of delivery of library services as needed to develop the most efficient service measures. Develops, maintains and expands collection of materials, programs and services. Evaluates collection for balance and comprehensiveness. Plans, organizes, and manages technical and automation services. Participates in professional library organizations on local, state, regional and national levels, and attends other professional conferences and workshops to remain current on developments and advancements in library science, public administration, and training. Analyzes interests, needs, and cultural expectations of the community. Develops and/or approves displays and special functions, such as book reviews, lectures and instructional activities to extend library services and facilities into the community. Prepares narrative and statistical reports for the Town of Old Saybrook, the State Library and the Library Board upon request. Reads professional journals and other sources for materials selection.
     Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Seven years of recent increasingly responsible experience as a librarian in a public library, including 5 years of supervisory experience preferred.
     Desired Characteristics: Strong management skills. A sense of public service. Vision, energy and enthusiasm for libraries. Is a creative, outgoing, friendly and cooperative team player. Works quickly and accurately; organized. Works with the public with tact and courtesy.
     Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to plan, organize and implement library services and programs. Ability and experience in developing and administering a comprehensive budget plan. Ability to train and supervise library staff. Proficiency with computers, automated library systems, internet and digital communications. Familiarity with working within a consortium; LION experience preferred. Ability to work effectively with a library board. Ability to work effectively with social, civic, and cultural organizations. Ability to meet the demands of multiple deadlines in a timely manner. Ability to work effectively with Town and State officials. Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public. Ability to travel to attend meetings both inside and outside of Old Saybrook.
     License/Certificate: Must hold or be able to obtain a Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license.
     The essential functions or duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
     This is a 40 hours/week position. The annual salary range is $75,000 to $85,000. If interested reply by November 3, 2017 to: Carl Fortuna, First Selectman, 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 or email a response to



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





Library Director - Howard Whittemore Library, Naugatuck. 35 hours/week. Responsible for personnel, the budget, and upkeep of the library building as well as general librarian duties. ALA/MLS, five years of supervisory experience, exceptional oral and written communication skills, familiarity and comfort with current technology trends, and budget experience required. Experience promoting library services to the community preferred. $38.00 to $41.00 per hour. Generous benefits. Submit letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references to Charley Marenghi, Board Chairman, Howard Whittemore Library, 243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770 by November 6, 2017.





Library Director - Derby Public Library. The Board of Directors of the Derby Public Library is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic professional with experienced leadership skills, a strong commitment to library services and a strong patron service commitment to serve as Library Director.

     This is a full time position, 40 hour work week, with the ability to work a flexible schedule as some evenings and Saturdays are required. Knowledge and skills are essential in the areas of staff development, funding, budgeting, public relations, community outreach, and overall library management.

     The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for developing, administering, supervising, and coordinating the workings the building and of the Library staff.

     Requirements - MLS degree from an ALA credited institution; minimum of 5 years of a progressively responsible experience in a public library including two years of administrative and budgetary experience. The position requires a knowledge of present public library trends and their technologies; superior oral and written skills; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; ability to hire, manage and develop professional staff; administer fiscal policies and budget process.

     Salary range $60,000 - $65,000 with excellent benefits. Applicants who do not meet the requirements as stated are encouraged to put in writing, precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and to provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree may be made for compelling reasons.

     For a full job description contact at

     Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to or mail to Library Director Search Committee, Derby Public Library, 313 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT, 06418 by November 20.





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 Friday/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. E-mail cover letter and resume to: Colleen Bailie, Position will be open until October 27, 2017. No telephone inquiries. EOE/MF.





Library DirectorRE-POSTED. The Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, Connecticut Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, civic engager, and strong staff supporter. The candidate will demonstrate ability to solidify partnerships and articulate the Library’s strategic vision, mission, and values to the community. The position requires a working knowledge of 21st century public library trends and their supporting technologies; the ability to anticipate and manage change; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; facility maintenance experience; the ability to hire, manage, and develop professional staff and administer fiscal policies and the budget process. Requirements: MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, six years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public library including two years of administrative experience. Salary range $85,000-$95,000 with an attractive benefits package. View job description here. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email attachment to Review of resumes will commence on receipt. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.





PT Cataloging LibrarianSaxton B. Little Library, Columbia, CT seeks a tech-savvy, flexible, team player with a commitment to functionality. This is an at-will, PT un-benefited position, but does offer participation in the Library’s matching retirement program. Schedule is anticipated to be evenings and Saturdays. Salary range $18.00-$20.75/hr depending on experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining the library OPAC by cataloging all library materials using DDC and modern cataloging standards and occasionally assisting with Circulation functions. The successful candidate must be reliable and self-motivated. Bachelor’s degree or LTA and a minimum of at least three years cataloging experience required, MLS preferred. Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to or Saxton B. Little Library Cat Search, 319 Rt 87, Columbia, CT 06237 by October 20, 2017. No phone calls please. EOE.





Assistant Director - The New Britain Public Library seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to assist the Library Director in the administration of the library, performing administrative, supervisory, facility management and budgetary functions for service areas and operations. Required qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution; four (4) years progressively responsible administrative experience; supervisory experience, 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. Competitive salary with benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to Pat Rutkowski, Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT  06051 or email by October 31, 2017.





Head of Information and Technology Services (Full Time) - Stratford Library Association. 35 hours per week. Hours include days, evenings, and weekends as needed. Stratford Library Association seeks a creative and innovative individual to join our Management Team as Head of Information and Technology Services. This individual has primary responsibility for the planning and coordination of technology applications for the Library. Specific duties include supervision of staff performing acquisitions, catalog/processing, serials and technical support activities, network systems administration, uCreate makerspace initiatives, professional cataloging, related budgetary functions, and reference desk duties. Applicants must have an MLS/MILS from an ALA-accredited institution, 3-5 years supervisory experience, 3-5 years technical services experience, a demonstrated familiarity with current technology trends, and experience with system administrations of an ILS (familiarity with SirsiDynix Horizon ILS highly desirable). Starting salary range $51,167 -$74,283. Some evening/weekend hours required. Excellent benefits. Email or send resume to Geri Diorio,, Stratford Library Association 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615. Deadline to apply: October 31, 2017. Visit to find out more about the Stratford Library Association. EOE.





Children's Librarian - Cos Cob Library, Greenwich Library (Part-time 15 hours/week). Salary: $27.00 Hourly. Job Type: Part Time Non Represented.
      ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Possess excellent interpersonal skills and love working with children of all ages. Planning and conducting programs for pre-school and school aged children. Responsible for providing quality patron service to children, their caregivers and other adults working with children. Plan and implement a variety of weekly programs for pre-school and school aged children. Assist in collection development/maintenance. Promote reading through displays, booklists, book talks, and programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.
      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent reader's advisory skills experience and research skills in children's literature for pre-school and elementary school children. Demonstrated programming skills and experience. Provide reference and reader's advisory services to all users. Instruct patrons in use of library material, print and electronic resources. Proficient technology and computer skills to assist patrons. Familiarity with Integrated Library System (ILS) operations, word processing, email, internet searching.
      QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. One year experience in library services for children preferred but will consider a recent graduate with MLS focus on children's librarianship and two years working with children. Strong background in children's literature and knowledge of early childhood development. Flexible schedule with ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Supervises branch in absence of Branch Librarian along with full time LTA. Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including, carrying books, light to moderate equipment, moving other equipment.
      Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website, Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. Open until filled. EOE M/F/D/V.





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: Commitment, Service, Excellence.
     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
     REQUIREMEMENTS: MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion). 19 hrs/week including one evening shift per week and alternating weekends. 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,




Academic Libraries

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



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Public Services LeadTrinity College Library. Trinity College in Hartford, CT is seeking a dedicated and customer-focused individual for the position of Public Services Lead. This is a full-time position in the Access Services department of the main library, which focuses on the maintenance, delivery, and circulation of library materials to the Trinity Community.
     Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, this position will involve working closely with library staff as well as other departments such as IT to develop and maintain an outstanding customer service model at the primary service desk of the library.
     The successful candidate will play a vital role in implementing new and innovative ways to serve the Trinity community, as well as mentoring and inspiring our student workers, helping them to increase their marketable skills. Daily responsibilities include performing basic circulation tasks; assisting patrons with library technology; basic oversight of building operations such as safety and cleanliness; responding to questions regarding library services, policies, and procedures; making decisions regarding the reduction or cancellation of fines, fees, or blocks on patron accounts; registering new users; and handling incoming and outgoing inter-library book deliveries.
     The Public Services Lead will also be responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring, supervising, and payroll of our student assistants.
     The ideal candidate will be: friendly and outgoing with a positive and cooperative attitude; customer-service oriented, with proven customer service work experience; experienced in managing a diverse staff; able to successfully work independently and as part of a team; familiar with library technology such as computers, printers, eBooks, databases, and wifi; experienced in or familiar with academic libraries; interested in or familiar with user experience (UX) principles; flexible with scheduling and able to work evenings and weekends.
     For more information about this position and to apply, please visit:





Technical Services Coordinator - Allen Library, University of Hartford.
     POSITION DETAILS: This is a regular full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours.
     Salary Grade: H1. For salary ranges please see:
     POSITION SUMMARY: Assumes responsibility for performing basic copy cataloging and processing functions as well as providing information and services to library patrons in an effort to ensure effective operations of the Allen Music Library, a music and dance library. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.
     JOB DUTIES: Performs copy cataloging for music, dance and related performing arts materials in multiple formats consistent with data integrity standards. Assists in the maintenance of authority records. Provides guidance and training to student employees on copy cataloging procedures and processing of music and dance materials.

     Participates in the development of library systems, including testing, problem identification and suggestions of functionalities and/or resolutions related to cataloging and processing.
Assists in daily operations of the Allen Music Library and provides quality customer service, answering inquiries pertaining to library resources. Provides technical support for computers and library equipment as necessary and/or appropriate.
     Adheres to local and national standards for copy cataloging of materials in various formats..
Receives, prepares and processes materials for binding. Maintains supply inventory. Trains and oversees student staff in the appropriate repair of library materials.
     Participates in campus, local and area professional development seminars and training. Attends committee and staff meetings as necessary and/or appropriate.
     Performs other related duties as assigned.
     EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in music required. SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
     For a more complete job description and application information, please see
     All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.





Public Services RepresentativeTrinity College Library. The Trinity College Library is accepting applications for the position of Public Services Representative. This is a part time, academic year position (15 hours/week, September – May) in the Access Services department, which focuses on the maintenance, delivery, and circulation of library materials to the Trinity Community.
     Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, this position involves performing general circulation duties and reinforcing customer service standards at the library circulation desk. Responsibilities include supervising student assistants; checking library materials in and out; assisting patrons with directional, technical, and policy questions; processing requests including course reserves and inter-library loans; physically maintaining library collections; and providing general oversight of the building. Work hours may vary and will include evenings and weekends, and will involve opening and closing the building as needed.
     Strong customer service skills, a positive and collaborative attitude, flexibility in scheduling, and the ability to work independently are required. Library experience or coursework is preferred.
     For more information about this position and to apply, please visit:





Systems Librarian/Digital Services (Community College Professional 18) - Naugatuck Valley Community College. 12- Month Tenure Track Position.

     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in Library Science together with at least one year of experience in computer system, network and software design, development and implementation in a library environment; or a combination of education, training, and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. They must also provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
     RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Director of Library Services, the Systems Librarian performs a range of information technology services for the library or learning resource center of a Community College which provides library services to students, faculty and frequently to the citizens of the communities served by the College. The Systems Librarian is accountable for providing support to the learning mission of the College through effective performances in the following essential result areas, as assigned: effective computer systems support to the College’s library; design, installation and maintenance of web pages and distance learning students; direct assistance to library staff and patrons.
     MINIMUM SALARY: $63,093, approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.
     TO APPLY: Submit the following to the address below (Emailed or faxed application packages will NOT be accepted): Letter of Intent, Resume, Typed Employment Application (ONLY Revision dated 9/21/2012 will be accepted), Official transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution, Name, address and phone number of three references TO: Systems Librarian/Digital Services Search Committee, Room L523, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.
     APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 27, 2017.
     All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). Naugatuck Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.




Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections - Yale University Library, New Haven, CT. Requisition: 45714BR.
     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: Reporting to the Director of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, the Associate Director for Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) directly oversees ALSC’s collections and research services and instruction program; coordinates the Art Library’s exhibits and events program; and directs the Yale University Library’s Bibliographical Press program. Arts Library Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine press and artists’ books, manuscript and archival holdings related to the book arts, and manuscript and archival holdings related to theatrical productions. The collection also includes the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color and the Yale Bookplate collection of ex-libris prints and process materials.
     The incumbent manages the Special Collections unit by promoting and instilling the highest service standards, and leverages the unit’s resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library; fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment; and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library System.
     The Associate Director establishes and improves policies for the ALSC in support of learning and research through the provision of reliable, secure, and convenient access to ALSC collections physically and virtually. In coordination with the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, helps plan strategic initiatives for the Arts Library Digital Services unit that connect researchers to digital collections, technologies, and subject specialists.
     Required Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate or graduate degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field. A minimum of five years of professional experience are required. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a research library and ability and achievement in managing staff and budgets. Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. Familiarity with a special collections environment comprised of archives, manuscripts, rare and antiquarian books, audio-visual materials, and ephemera as well as in acquiring, cataloging, processing, preserving, securing, and/or digitizing them. Experience managing both analog and digital materials. Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele. Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in developing programs for customer service and outreach, which includes curating exhibits and providing reference and instruction.
     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: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in the visual arts, art history, architecture, drama/theater, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.
     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
     The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library: The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support arts-area programming at Yale, including the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world's foremost collection of books on color. For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit
     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
     Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.




School Libraries & Media Centers





Media Specialist - Stamford Public Schools. Stamford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for Media Specialist positions at Hart Magnet Elementary School and Westover Magnet Elementary School. The Media Specialist serves as an instructional resource consultant and materials specialist to teachers and students. The Media Specialist assumes responsibility for providing instruction in the use of the media center and its resources that are correlated with the curriculum. Date Available: ASAP. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. To view the full job posting and to apply, please visit our website: In addition to the online application, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents: cover letter, resume, CSDE certification, and letters of reference. 2017-2018 Salary Range: $48,695 - $113,196 (based on a 186 7-hour day work year). Meets CLA Minimum Salary Guidelines.





Library Media Teaching Assistant, High School - Hall High School, West Hartford. Under the supervision of the Library Media Specialist, the Library Media Teaching Assistant performs a variety of duties involved in the daily operation of the library media center which includes: processing and circulating library resources, assisting students and staff in using services, equipment and facilities, providing clerical support. Bachelor's degree required. Library or related experience preferred. Compensation is $87 per day. Date Available: ASAP. Closing Date: Open until filled. Apply online.




Corporate / Special Libraries & Non-Library Organizations

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




There are no openings in this category at this time. Please check back soon.




Jobs with salaries below CLA recommended minimum or unknown

Positions listed here are considered professional in nature but (1) have salaries that fall below the CLA recommended minimum salary guideline; OR (2) have not provided salary information.





Librarian II (2 positions: Adult Services Librarian, Children's Librarian) – Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, Connecticut. Two full-time positions are open: Adult Services Librarian and Children’s Librarian. Some evening and Saturday work required. Civil Service position, 37.5 hours/week, $23.118 - $30.768/hour (new hires start at beginning of range), excellent benefits package. For a complete job description, visit To apply, submit a completed City of Waterbury Civil Service General Application by October 20, 2017 at 4:50 p.m.



About this Page / Submission Guidelines


CLC posts library-related jobs from all types of libraries and other institutions in the state of Connecticut and beyond. (Please note that out-of-state libraries must pay the non-member fee for listing positions; see Fees, below.) Custodial positions are not accepted. Clerical positions may be accepted at the discretion of the editor.



Jobs are divided into four general library categories - public, academic, school, and corporate/special - plus an additional category for all types of professional jobs with salaries below the CLA recommended minimum. Within each category, jobs are listed in by date, with newest postings at the top. Job titles are in bold type; hiring institutions (e.g. libraries, towns, universities, school systems, corporations) are in purple.


Revision Schedule

This page is updated every 1-3 days as needed. Ads with deadlines are removed once the deadline has passed. Ads without deadlines remain listed for one month. The date the ad was posted to this site appears at the beginning of each listing (e.g., 7.6.2016). When applying for a position that has been listed on the site for several weeks, you should consider contacting the hiring institution to ensure that the position is still open.



  • CLC invites submissions of library jobs which fall within the scope of this page (see above). Submit jobs via email to
  • For professional positions - Please include a salary or salary range. If you do not wish to publish the position's salary, please indicate in your email if it meets the CLA recommended minimum. This information need not be published in your listing. Professional-level jobs without salary information will be posted at the bottom of the page.
  • CLC reserves the right to edit listings for length.


Libraries, schools, and other institutions that are members in good standing of the Connecticut Library Consortium, or are institutional members of the Connecticut Library Association, may place advertisements on this site for no charge. The fee for non-member institutions is $100.00 per advertisement. When submitting your ad, please provide a contact name, institution name, billing address, phone number, and email address for this purpose. To verify your institution's membership status, search our member directory.


What is a "professional" position?

Professional level positions in libraries include directors, department heads, and other management level positions; most positions that include "librarian" in the title (eg., children's librarians, reference librarians, teen librarians, catalogers/cataloging librarians, corporate/law/medical librarians, etc.); school library media specialists; and many more. Just because a hiring institution does not require an MLS for such positions does not mean they are not professional in nature. Positions with words such as "technician" or "assistant" or "clerk" in the job title are generally considered support staff and thus are exempt from the CLA salary guideline. For more information:


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