Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Librarian 2 - State Library

Recruitment #181101-5395AR-001

Introduction

The Connecticut State Library is recruiting for a full time Librarian 2, located at 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, this is a 40 hour/week position and will require working some Saturdays. In this position, you will join a team of librarians providing outstanding legal and legislative research assistance to the State Library's patrons in person, on the telephone, by email, or chat. As a Librarian 2 in the Access Services, Law/Legislative Reference division, you may work directly with library users including executive branch agencies, the General Assembly, the Judicial branch, the legal community and the general public to ensure that their use of the library's valuable, unique, and extensive collections and resources meets their information needs.

The mission of the Connecticut State Library is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut's history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide. Since its founding in 1854, the State Library has served as the principal law library for the State of Connecticut. Today, the Library's Law and Legislative Reference section continues to serve as the permanent home of Connecticut General Assembly official transcripts and legislative bill files as well as a repository of statutes, laws, and court opinions from all 50 states and federal jurisdictions.

You may:  answer complex reference questions utilizing reference tools of a specialized nature; provide information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; operate a medium sized law library; index legislative records and other specialized collections; coordinate serials and holdings controls; perform 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. 

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.   Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Irena Baj-Wright at irena.baj-wright@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the State Library, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of complex professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.

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, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; considerable knowledge of specialized functional procedures, areas of subject matter and/or principles of library administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve moderately complex problems relating to library methods and procedures; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • experience providing legal reference and research services in a public service law library
  • knowledge of Connecticut legal and legislative procedures
  • knowledge of print and electronic legal research tools including databases and e-books
  • experience working with diverse patron groups in a multi-disciplinary library environment
  • experience using software applications to improve library patron services
  • experience with indexing and indexing software

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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



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