Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Library Specialist – Data Coordinator

Recruitment #190507-5406AR-001


The  State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL) has one available opportunity for a Library Specialist - Data Coordinator/Construction Grants Administrator in the Division of Library Development at the Middletown Library Service Center. This is a specialized professional position responsible for providing leadership, education and technical assistance in the areas of data assessment, research, evaluation, and statistics to public libraries specifically, the use of data to drive advocacy, policy and planning.

This is a permanent, full time, 40 hours per week position, located at 786 South Main St., Middletown, CT 06457. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 - 4:30pm.

We are looking for someone with the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Considerable knowledge of collecting, verifying and analyzing data through a public library annual survey and other data collection instruments to be submitted to the federal government; ability to create, write and publish statistical reports and analyses in physical and digital format; ability to evaluate and implement sophisticated data collection tools in an online environment. Considerable knowledge administering a complex construction grant program; knowledge of library construction and design.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Connecticut State Library who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Interested candidates should submit their resume with 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, 860-713-5028.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).


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.


  • Provide leadership to libraries in carrying out statewide and local federal programs.
  • Serve as a technical specialist for the development, coordination, and execution of needs assessment for purposes of strategic planning, research and evaluation of library programs and services, and statistics programs to support public libraries.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the Division of Library Development Libguides and other digital communication tools.
  • Partner with state, regional and national data collection organizations to identify data trends and methodologies to liberate, analyze, process and visualize data for greatest impact.
  • Perform 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.


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 collecting, verifying and analyzing data collected through annual surveys and data collection instruments;
  • 5 years’ experience creating, writing and publishing statistical reports in a physical and digital format;
  • 5 years’ experience evaluating and implementing data collection tools in a customized Excel spreadsheet as well as online using proprietary data collection software;
  • Experience in strategic planning, research and evaluation of library programs and services;
  • 5 years’ experience in consultation and professional development services in the field of library data collections.


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.