Library Technician

Recruitment #230508-0008AR-001


Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  We are currently recruiting for one (1) full -time Library Technician position in Library Services.

Comprehensive Benefit Offerings: 
Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, 40 hours/week
  • Monday through Friday
  • Located in New Haven, CT
  • Higher education environment

About Us:

As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, we are a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

NOTE:  Preference may be given to current BOR/CSCU and/or current State of CT employees.

Selection Plan

To comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.   Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  NOTE:  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  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 on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Tisha Miller,

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


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex supportive services in a library function.


Performs most complex supportive duties in a library function; responsible for a library function such as the daily operations of a reserve room or curriculum room, cataloging or indexing of materials that are unique bibliographically and require research and judgment such as town government documents, public hearing or legislative session transcripts or archiving functions such as processing archival materials, preparing historical or biographical descriptions, digitizing and cataloging materials; assists patrons and provides public information; compiles reports and statistics; may be responsible for operations of the library during night or weekend hours; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of library science techniques and practices; knowledge of library classification systems; knowledge of automated library systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.


Four (4) years of supportive experience in library work including acquisition, cataloging, circulation, interlibrary loans and reference.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing supportive services at the level of Library Technical Assistant.


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 library science techniques and practices including library classification and cataloging basics.
  • Experience using integrated library systems and productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat).
  • Understanding of basic budgeting principles.
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in team-based, cross-training environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to service.
  • Must be able to lift heavy boxes and push heavy book trucks.



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