The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL), is recruiting for a Library Technician located at 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT. This is a permanent, full time position. Hours are Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.
The mission of the CSL is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut's history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide. We provide a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services for citizens of Connecticut, as well as for the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The State Library also serves students, researchers, public libraries and town governments throughout the state.
In this role, you will provide current year legislative reference assistance to the Law Librarians, while also processing a high volume of primary, CT legal resources for public access and preservation. You will assist in the indexing and servicing of upwards of 30,000 - 40,000 pages of hearing and transcript documents that result from the Connecticut General Assembly House & Senate Proceedings and compile public hearings to create the archival record for legislative intent and judicial interpretation.
Please include a resume within the “resume tab” of your application. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-713-5028.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex supportive services in a library function.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Compile an archival record of daily legislative actions on every bill introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly.
- During legislative session, conduct daily searches for bills matching internal State Library staffs' selected subjects.
- Enter bills into CGALites bill tracking software and deliver resulting reports along with bill copies.
- Respond to requests for bill status, subject searches, and current-session legislative histories from government and public clients.
- Process current legislative documents received from the General Assembly.
- Prepare transcripts and hearings for microfiching and binding.
- Scan and upload historic bill files to the Connecticut Digital Archive for preservation and remote public access; perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of library science techniques and practices; knowledge of library classification systems; knowledge of automated library systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of supportive experience in library work including acquisition, cataloging, circulation, interlibrary loans and reference.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing supportive services at the level of Library Technical Assistant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in library science may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
- Knowledge of Connecticut's legislative process.
- Experience working with the public in a research or law library setting.
- Experience prioritizing multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite particularly Microsoft Access, as well as Adobe Acrobat Software.
- Experience using office equipment including scanners & high speed printers.
- A Bachelors degree.
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.