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Public Services Librarian 1 – State Library Reference Unit Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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The Connecticut State Library is recruiting for a full time Public Services Librarian 1. The incumbent will work under the direction of the State Library Unit Head and be accountable for performing a full range of professional library duties and providing reference and public service in the Library. Weekend (Saturday) hours, on a rotating schedule, will be required for this position.

Duties Include: Assisting patrons in locating and obtaining information, in person, on the telephone, through correspondence, email or other electronic platforms; conducting research in response to patron inquiries; providing information on library activities, facilities, rules and services; explaining and assisting in use of reference sources, catalogs and indexes, in all formats; explaining and assisting in use of library equipment; working effectively and collaboratively with other library staff; may plan and direct or carry out special projects; may create and contribute content to Library web page; may conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to library groups and organizations; may compile reports and statistics; may supervise and/or train paraprofessional, clerical staff or summer work staff; and performing related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Required: A Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association. Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisition, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; ability to formulate internet and database search strategies, knowledge of library administration principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.

Preferred Experience: Knowledge of a broad range of current and historical reference, bibliographic and collection development tools in both hard copy and electronic formats. Ability to lift materials or boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.

Apply: Interested candidates can send, by first class mail only, a State Application http://www.das.state.ct.us/EXAM/AppForm.pdf cover letter and resume by Thursday, July 8, 2010 to Teri Antonini, Human Resources Department, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. The starting rate for this position is $57,849 annually.

Candidates on the Reemployment/SEBAC lists will be given first preference in filling this vacancy.

Connecticut State Library is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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