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Technical Services Reference Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Technical Services Reference Librarian

The Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT is seeking an experienced librarian to provide accurate and efficient acquisitions, processing and cataloging, while supervising overall work flow of the Technical Services Department. Successful candidate will be responsible for materials acquisitions, collection cataloging, collection processing, bibliographic database maintenance, and statistical reporting. Responsible for understanding digital components of library collection and able to maintain record continuity. This Librarian will work closely with vendors in troubleshooting, developing new systems capabilities and advocating issues on behalf of the Library. Oversees Interlibrary Loan process and performs the more difficult work of the department. Also provide direct service to patrons at public service desk up to 11 hours per week including one evening per week and one Saturday per month. Serve as member of Collection Development Team. Train and supervise Technical Services full and part-time staff. 

  • Requirements, skills and abilities

Must have thorough knowledge of library principles and library technologies. Thorough knowledge of current cataloging standards and practices for all formats including original cataloging. Experience working with budgets. Proficient with OCLC, SIRSI Symphony Workflows (Analytics a plus) and Baker & Taylor 360. Must have demonstrated willingness to follow trends and developments in library service and implement applicable ones within the library system. This is a 35 hour work week position with a beginning salary of $63,674.

Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited university. At least 3 years experience working as a professional librarian with at least two of those working in technical services. Supervisory experience is a plus.

All interested candidates should submit a completed Town of Fairfield Employment Application, along with a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department by October 31, 2018.  


Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

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