Celebrate 166 years of service and take the Connecticut State
Library into its future as its next State Librarian honoring the mission to “preserve and make accessible Connecticut’s
history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide.” The twelve-member CT State Library
Board is inviting applications for the State Librarian position. With an annual $11 million budget (which includes $2 million in
LSTA funding) and 87 staff, the State Librarian leads a forward looking, multi-faceted information agency. Key opportunities
include: transitioning the State Library in the rapidly changing world of COVID-19; articulating to policymakers the role that libraries can
play and how libraries can advance other public policy agendas; enhancing the State Library’s technology infrastructure; and facilitating
greater collaboration with the libraries of CT, CT agencies, and library organizations. The successful candidate will
have the ability and desire to work with multiple stakeholders to provide quality State Library programs through a new vision and
Responsibilities. The State Librarian reports to the Connecticut State Library Board. As an Executive Branch
agency of the State, the State Library, located in Hartford, CT, provides a variety of services, overseen by the State Librarian, through its
departments of Access Services (reference/information, government documents, history and genealogy, and law/legislation); Collection Services
(acquiring, preserving and sharing print and digital materials); Discovery and Delivery (professional technical services and maintaining Primo,
the Library’s discovery tool); Library Development (leadership, funding, education, and statewide services to enhance local libraries’
abilities to deliver quality local library service); Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (a network library supporting the
Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped); the Museum of Connecticut History (highlighting the
growth of the State focusing on government, industrial and military history); the Office of the Public Records Administrator (design and
implementation of a records management program for state agencies in the executive branch, municipalities, and political subdivisions of
the state); and State Archives (documenting the evolution of state public policy, the rights and claims of citizens, and the history of
Connecticut). For more information, see State Library Links.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from
an ALA-accredited program or a graduate degree in a related field and five years of professional experience in a state, academic, public, or
multi-type library as an agency head or senior manager. Desired attributes include the ability to communicate and implement a vision for
state library services, demonstrated record of national or regional library leadership, experience building strong collaborations, the
knowledge of and the ability to implement EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) within the State Library's workforce, and strategic planning
experience in a complex environment. Experience in fiscal planning, program and policy development, human resources, and facilities management
is a plus. The State Librarian will also have a proven commitment to public service, strong interpersonal skills, and an extensive knowledge
of emerging technologies. Knowledge and experience in archives, records management, and museum services are preferred.
Compensation. The full salary range for the position is $101,769 - $184,904 commensurate
with experience with an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the
application process, send a cover letter and resume that support your candidacy for the position as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller.
This position closes August 30, 2020. The state of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women,
minorities, and persons with disabilities.
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