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Do you have a passion for public service? The New Britain Public Library offers great employment opportunities in a rewarding and fun team environment. Please check back often as job opportunities change based on our current needs.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications unless they are submitted for an open position. Unsolicited applications cannot be maintained by the Library.

Open Position - Head of Adult Services - Librarian III (37.5 hours) - posted 3/15/2021

Head of Adult Services - Librarian III (37.5 hours)

Open Date: March 15, 2021

Title/Classification: Head of Adult Services - Librarian III

Starting Salary: $65,034

Schedule: Full-time position (37.5 hours per week), including at least one evening per week and alternate Fridays and Saturdays.

Reports To: Library Director

Position Summary: The Department Head of Adult Services is responsible for the total management and operation of all aspects of the largest library department and its integration into the overall operations of the library.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school of library/information science; excellent oral and written communications skills, five years progressively more responsible relevant experience, including at least three years of supervising staff. Must have the ability to make independent judgments, and to counsel and mentor others. Comprehensive knowledge of adult collections and services. Leads staff in providing services which meet the community's needs. Guides the staff in special projects of community interest. Proficiency in current and emerging technologies is essential. Knowledge of Sierra/Encore preferred. Proficiency in Spanish, or other language prevalent in New Britain is welcomed.

Responsibilities: Supervises departmental staff. Manages all aspects of collection development, programming, services, and social media. Develops, documents, and implements long- and short-term goals for the department. Prepares reports and statistical analyses, makes presentations to the Director, community organizations and others as required. Cultivates community connections and outreach. Serves on the Director's Management Team to plan and coordinate library-wide projects and programs, share information, and participate in strategic planning. Represents the library in New Britain and to the professional community.

Closing Date: Until filled

To Apply: Send application and resume to or Human Resources Manager, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051.

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