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Law Librarian I, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Hartford, CT

Division:  Superior Court

Class Definition:  This class is accountable for performing the full range of professional library duties and providing professional library services in a law library.

Supervision Received:  Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Law Librarian or other employee of higher grade. 

Supervision Exercised:  May supervise lower level employees as assigned.


Examples of Duties: 

  • Performs professional library duties which include acquiring, classifying and cataloging print and non-print library materials according to established principles and practices of library science
  • Provides bibliographic assistance, legal reference and research guidance to the courts and other library patrons
  • Maintains collection currency and efficient organization through accession records, serials check-in, circulation procedures, looseleaf/treatise filing, maintenance of legislative documents, collection arrangement, reshelving, binding, graphics, general repairs and space planning
  • Explains and assists in the use of reference sources, catalogs, indexes and automated data bases
  • Describes and demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files
  • Searches catalog files and shelves to locate information
  • Assists patrons in locating and obtaining materials through interlibrary loan procedures
  • Ensures security, proper protection, care and preservation of library materials
  • May supervise the daily operations of a law library as the sole librarian
  • May develop a library collection through reviewing the library' use, assessing the library's needs, selecting appropriate acquisitions and recommending new purchases
  • May participate in the deacquisitions process
  • May monitor a book budget through accounting procedures, invoice authorization, expenditure analysis and cost projections
  • May provide library orientation tours
  • May assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials
  • May compile statistics and prepare reports as required for department planning
  • Participates in special projects as assigned
  • Acts as a liaison with other libraries and professional organizations
  • Performs related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications Required

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:  

  • Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation
  • Knowledge of library administration principles and techniques
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Oral and written communication skills; computer skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.


Experience and Training

General Experience:  A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association.


Substitutions Allowed:  Three years of experience as a Law Librarian Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.


A Law Librarian I may be advanced to the class of Law Librarian II after receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation and meeting the experience requirements for the II level.


Special Requirement:  Incumbents in this class may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.


Primary work location is Hartford; may be required up to two days a week to work at other locations. 


Starting Salary $62,080 - plus benefits

For complete information regarding the position and to apply, please go to .  Applications must be received by May 13, 2019. 

Please note:   Applicants should reference posting number 19-1000-040.


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