Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Library Specialist

Recruitment #200601-5406AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL), has one available opportunity for a Library Specialist – Adult Services and Community Engagement Consultant.  The incumbent in this position would be reporting to the Director of the Division of Library Development. This is a specialized professional position responsible for providing leadership, education and technical assistance in the areas of adult services, community engagement, public libraries, and facilities management specifically, in the areas of readers advisory; adult collections; adult programming; and contributes to the development and implementation of the Division of Library Development Libguides and social media tools.  They would also be responsible for partnering with state, regional and national organizations to identify emerging trends in adult services, resource sharing, services to older adults, community engagement and project management in public libraries.  Other duties include performing complex professional duties in the delivery of library information and consultant services on a statewide basis. Consultants provide liaison services to assigned regional areas of CT libraries and have considerable knowledge of adult collection development.

This is a full time, 40 hours per week position, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. This position is located at the Middletown Library Service Center, 786 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their 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


In the State Library, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist within a particular field and/or providing the highest advanced level of professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.


Performs most complex related duties in providing consultant services to public, institutional and agency libraries and library groups; coordinates activities of a documents depository system; answers most complex queries utilizing wide range of reference tools of a highly specialized and complex nature; performs genealogical and legal legislative research; provides staff training and assistance; provides information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; performs original cataloging and name authority work for most complex materials including law, microforms and serials; appraises materials to determine archival value and suitability for inclusion in State Archives; performs original accessioning and authority work on finding aids for archival materials; designs and revises automated and traditional archival aids: verifies for accuracy revisions to library catalogs; reviews and revises classification and authority work of other staff; may be assigned to staff development projects; may conduct performance evaluations; may conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to groups and organizations; may be assigned to special projects requiring highest advanced level professional library duties as directed by State Librarian; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and/or bibliographic sources of information; considerable knowledge of and demonstrated ability in specialized functional procedures and/or specialized subject matter; considerable knowledge of library administration principles and techniques and library automation; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


A Master's degree in library science or information science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.


• 5 years’ experience adult reference services in public libraries;

• 5 years’ experience resource sharing in public libraries;

• 5 years’ experience readers advisory and collection development for adult services in public libraries;

• Experience in development of adult services library programs and services;

• 5 years’ experience in facilities management in public libraries.


The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.



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.