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State Library Agency Employment Opportunities

Connecticut State Librarian

Connecticut State Library Board is pleased to announce that it is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of Connecticut State Librarian.


Reporting to the State Library Board, the State Librarian leads a forward looking, multi-faceted information agency with an approximately $12 million budget and 87 staff members. We welcome applications from individuals who have experience in a large state, academic, public, or multi-type library as an agency head or top-level manager, particularly individuals with experience in fiscal planning, program and policy development, human resources, and facilities management.

We are looking for candidates with demonstrated management, administrative and interpersonal skills, leadership in library-related areas, and a proven commitment to public service who can communicate in an articulate, diplomatic, and candid fashion with staff, the State Library Board, the library community, the state and local government, and the public. We require extensive knowledge of developing information technology and its place in integrated library services and prefer demonstrated experience in management of archives, records management and museum services. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to work toward regional and interagency collaboration. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and have experience implementing affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and ADA laws and regulations. The ability to articulate to policymakers the role that libraries play and how libraries can advance other public policy agendas is desirable, as is experience advocating for funding.

Starting salary range $98,327.00-$155,321.00, commensurate with experience, plus fringe benefit package.  Position to be filled on or about December 1, 2019.

About the Connecticut State Library

The Connecticut State Library, established in 1854, is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. 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 Connecticut State Library is centrally located in scenic New England and administers the State Library, the State Archives, and the Museum of Connecticut History, all of which document the rich history of the state and serve its residents. Detailed information about the State Library can be found here – Background Organization.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master’s degree or higher in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, or a graduate degree in a field related to State Library functions
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a large state, academic, public, or multi-type library as an agency head or top-level manager

Demonstrated ability to communicate a vision for library services and collaboratively lead staff to accomplish that vision

  • Demonstrated record of national or regional library leadership
  • Experience in building strong collaborations and in shared resources across sectors
  • Experience with strategic planning in a complex environment

Application Process and Deadline

A position description with full duties and complete qualifications is available upon request, or you may visit the Connecticut State Library web site at Submit letter and resume including references by August 30, 2019 to Alison Clemens, Chairperson, Search Committee: Questions about the application process and accommodations needed may be addressed to Heidi Gray, Human Resources Associate and Lorraine Vittner, Principal Human Resources Specialist, Department of Administrative Services, Small Agency Resource Team – SmART 450 Columbus Boulevard – Suite 1404 Hartford, CT 06103,, Phone 860-713-5449/Cell 860-877-0374, Fax 860-622-2617.

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

  • 19 July 2019
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