Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Library Aide

Office/On-Site

Recruitment #221108-4178CL-001

Introduction

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The State of ConnecticutConnecticut State Library (CSL) is currently accepting applications for the position of Library Aide, with the Division of Library Development, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), in Middletown, CT.  

CSL is an Executive Branch agency founded in 1854. The State Library provides 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. CSL also serves students, libraries, researchers, and town governments. Reference Services is the primary way researchers, historians, public officials, the public, and others interact with the State Library's collections and research teams. The unit includes the Law & Legislative; History and Genealogy; and Government Information departments of the State Library.

LBPH is a network library of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). LBPH lends books and magazines in audio and braille formats, for free, to any Connecticut resident who is unable to read regular print due to a visual, reading, or physical disability.


THE ROLE: 
The role of Library Aide is part time, 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. The duties of Library Aide include:
  • Performing a wide variety of basic and routine clerical duties in facilitating National Library Services
  • Providing outreach to LBPH public library hubs, connecting LBPH users with LBPH services and resources 
  • Assisting the LBPH director with other outreach efforts aimed at expanding the LBPH patron base and LBPH programming offerings 
  • Supporting LBPH patrons and community partners in the use of LBPH equipment and services 
  • Assisting with library circulation, and serving as a point of contact between patrons and the library
  • Providing outreach to community partners
  • Leading one-on-one and group training sessions
  • Handling public library circulation duties
  • Fulfilling a variety of basic clerical duties and use of an integrated circulation system  
  • Perform related duties as required
This position will also work with the entire Division of Library Development staff for programming, Division services, outreach, and special projects. The selected incumbent may be required to travel. 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER:
The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

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Selection Plan

TO APPLY:
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 
  • Please ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting. 
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov. 
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page 
AFTER YOU APPLY: 
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 
  • The immediate vacancies are listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics 
CONNECT WITH US:
Due to the large volume of applications received, the State of Connecticut is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sharon McIntosh, at Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov.

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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the State Library, this class is accountable for performing a full range of basic tasks in providing library services to the public.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs a wide variety of basic routine clerical duties in facilitating library services; sorts, stacks, shifts and shelves books, periodicals, and other library materials; pulls material from shelves; inspects materials for damage; cleans and/or re-houses various types of library material; maintains books including jacketing, marking, labeling and repairing; prepares library materials for issuance to patrons or other addresses; files various types of library material including microfiche, microfilm, etc.; photocopies as instructed; may transport books, material, etc.; may use computers; may log material; may lift books; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow oral and written instructions; basic interpersonal skills; ability to perform basic clerical tasks such as sorting, alphabetizing and numeric coding.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any experience and training that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience as a library paraprofessional in a public or special library
  • Experience providing library services to special needs communities or to the blind and physically disabled community
  • Experience providing customer service to library patrons
  • Experience using oral and written communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

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.