Librarian 2 - State Library, Middletown Library Service Center, Middletown CT



Position No.: 34995
Location: Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St, Middletown, CT
Schedule: Full Time - Monday through Friday
Hours: 8 hour days; 40 hour workweek
Salary: $60,593 (AR23)
Closing Date: July 26, 2013 at 4pm

CSL, Division of Library Development is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, social media savvy candidate with one year post-graduate professional experience in library services. As part of a team, the candidate will be able to strategically respond to the rapid growth in the availability of online/virtual services, web presence and social media and supporting the CT library community needs. Candidate will work cooperatively with the Division team to foster a community service environment that harnesses technology creatively to deliver information, resources and services. 

The preferred candidate will be familiar with professional library work including cataloging activities and workflows; coordination of circulation tasks; administrative tasks and is able to oversee the daily operations of a small library service center in the absence of the director and consultant. The candidate will also coordinate the continuing education calendar and related duties for the division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Answers complex reference questions utilizing reference tools of a specialized nature; provides information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; operates a medium sized law library; indexes legislative records and other specialized collections; coordinates serials and holdings control; performs original cataloging and name authority work for items of intermediate difficulty including Connecticut documents and monographs; may train assigned staff; may coordinate or conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to groups and organizations; performs related duties as required.

Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems; reference sources and techniques; knowledge of library administration principles and techniques; interpersonal skill; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures; computer skills.

A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.

1. The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
2. Incumbents of this class may be assigned to special projects requiring advanced level professional library duties as directed by the State Librarian.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above experience and training requirements should submit a cover letter that describes your interest and suitability for the position, resume and application for Examination or Employment (Form CT-HR-12 at ) to:

Deborah Craig, Human Resources Specialist
Department of Administrative Services, Small Agency Resource Team - SmART Unit
165 Capitol Avenue, 5th Floor East
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Confidential Fax: (860) 622-4921 (preferred method of submission)

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