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Branch Manager, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, CT

Librarian lll, Full Time (40 hrs. per week) - The Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, CT presents a great opportunity for a full-time Branch Manager to work at our new Lower East Side Branch Library upon its completion and to be a member of the BPL's system-wide leadership team. 

This position will provide library services and programming to a very diverse community with a large Spanish speaking population. The Successful candidate must be energetic, creative and team-oriented. Good oral and written communication skills are essential.  

Duties include, but are not limited to: collection and staff development; staff supervision and scheduling; creating library programs; instructing library patrons in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills; establishing contact and relationships with neighborhood organizations, institutions and schools; conducting regular community needs assessments to create tailored services and programs for the Branch. Candidates must be available to work nights and weekends and be able to bend and lift at least 25 pounds. Fluency in Spanish is required.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required. * Three or more years of professional supervisory experience in a library setting preferred. 

Summary of Benefits: Health, limited Dental & Vision, Life Insurance, 12 paid holidays, up to 4 weeks vacation, 3 Personal and 10 sick days per fiscal year, optional Deferred Compensation Plan, and a City Credit Union. This position is a member of the Bridgeport City Supervisors Association (Union) after successful completion of a 6 month probationary period. 

Starting Salary: $79,584. 

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and professional references to Assistant City Librarian John Soltis: by 5:00 pm Friday, September 28, 2018. 

The Bridgeport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce.  


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