Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Librarian 2 - State Library

Recruitment #200131-5395AR-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL), has one available opportunity for a Librarian 2.  This Librarian 2 position will be a member of the library's Access Services division. The Access Services division assists members of the public and government agencies through three specialized reference units: Government Information, History & Genealogy, and Law & Legislative reference. As the entry point to materials placed in the State Librarian's care, these reference units work closely with the library's Collection Services division and with the State Archives to acquire and provide access to state agency reports, town government reports, and current and historical Connecticut newspapers.

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. The library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, and administrative services to all three branches of State government; town governments and public libraries throughout the state; students, researchers, and members of the public. The State Library is a Regional Federal Depository Library, Connecticut Documents Depository Library, and a municipal document resource center.

Principal duties of this position will focus on organizing and maintaining the Connecticut municipal government collection, which includes town annual reports, ordinances, and regulations. The position will also participate in developing indices for state agency material acquired in both paper and digital formats. Duties may include preparing inventories, cataloging, and establishing policies and procedures for the town document collection as well as facilitating project communications with Collection Services and Archives divisions. In addition, the candidate will assist in staffing reference desks in the Government and the History & Genealogy sections. The candidate should be comfortable working with a variety of computer systems and be willing to adapt to changing library systems and environment. The candidate may also participate in creating informational tools such as web pages and LibGuides.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 5pm position with rotating Saturdays.  Saturday hours are 9:00 - 2:00pm, schedule adjusted for Saturday rotation.  The position is located at 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT.

 

Photograph of the front entrance to the Connecticut State Library and Supreme Court building in Hartford

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 heidi.gray@ct.gov or 860-713-5028.

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

  • Knowledge of Connecticut state and municipal government;
  • Experience working with government publications;
  • Experience providing reference service to diverse patron groups;
  • Experience with library-related technology;
  • Experience working across multiple library disciplines.

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.







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