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Library Specialist, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL), has one available opportunity for a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Coordinator. The LSTA Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the areas of grant administration and coordination for the Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA) federal grants program. The LSTA Coordinator is also responsible for promoting the federal e-rate program to Connecticut libraries, reviews public library technology plans and works with the Division team to foster a community service environment that harnesses technology creatively to deliver information, resources and services.

This is a full time, 40 hour per week, position.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. This position is located at 786 South Main Street in Middletown, CT.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of the Library Services and Technology Act and associated funding processes.
  • Knowledge of methods for collecting, managing and analyzing data.
  • Experience training, mentoring and working with a diverse library community.
  • Experience planning, organizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Experience interpreting and applying laws, regulations and standards governing public libraries.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team and in a changing environment.
  • Experience communicating clearly and effectively, by writing and orally, with groups and individuals about complex federal and state regulations.

Examples of Duties:
Provides technical assistance, administration and coordination for the LSTA grant program for Connecticut libraries; monitors and provides training and technical assistance to grant applicants and potential applicants for grant planning, writing and implementation; communicates legal, accounting, reporting and other grant management requirements to grant recipients and monitors compliance; provides leadership to Connecticut libraries through training and facilitation of target groups on fundraising, developments, grant writing and grant administrations; researches, identifies and assists in the procurement of government and privates grant funding beyond LSTA to provides statewide and public library initiatives that support the goals of LSTA; serves as the first point of contact for assigned liaison public libraries; works with the Division Director and State Library fiscal representative to track expenditures and encumbrances; prepares LSTA state library report; examines new technologies and applies technology solutions to current and future grant management applications within the Division.

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