Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Librarian 1 - State Library

Recruitment #191010-5394AR-001



The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL), a regional (full) depository in the Federal Depository Library System, has one available opportunity for a Librarian 1, working as an entry-level cataloger whose principal duties will include cataloging all new electronic federal documents, retrospective cataloging of material in the federal documents historical collection, as well as other cataloging assignments in the State Library's collection areas:  public policy, state government, history and genealogy, law and legislative material, and newspapers and other serial publications.  In addition, the successful candidate will assist in developing a Web presence featuring the State Library's cataloging program for United States federal documents. 

This is a full time position located at 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT.  Work hours are from 8:30AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, with alternative work schedule available under union agreement. 

Selection Plan

Please include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at or (860) 713-5028.


In the State Library, this class is accountable for independently performing the full range of professional library duties and providing professional library services.


Performs professional library duties in any of the following areas: cataloging, interlibrary loan, reference, bibliographic services and collection management of books, serial publications, computer files, documents, audiovisual and other materials; assists patrons in locating and obtaining materials; furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules and services; explains and assists in use of reference sources, catalogs, indexes and automated data bases; describes or demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files; searches catalog files and shelves to locate information; assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials; maintains reference and circulation materials; answers correspondence on special reference subjects; may compile subject bibliographies; may select, order, catalog and classify materials; may review and update records retention and disposition schedules for state agencies; may plan and direct or carry out special projects; may operate a small law library; may train assigned staff; may conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to library groups and organizations; may compile reports and statistics; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisition, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; knowledge of library administration principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures; ability to utilize computer software.


A Master's degree in library science or information science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association.


  • Experience cataloging or creating inventory with United States federal documents.
  • Work experience with the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) cataloging system.
  • Work experience with the local library management system, ExLibris Alma.
  • Experience preparing and managing web sites.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.