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.
Deadline to submit letters / resumes is August 30, 2019. Full job announcement can be located at https://ctstatelibrary.org/state-librarian-job-announcement/
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
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience, plus fringe benefit package.
About Connecticut State Library
The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, law, archival, public records, and museum, administrative services to citizens of Connecticut, as well as the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The Division of Library Development, the Connecticut State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History are components of the State Library.