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Library Specialist - Digital Content and Innovation Coordinator, Connecticut State Library, Middletown, CT

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL) has one available opportunity for a Library Specialist - Digital Content and Innovation Coordinator . This position is responsible for the continued innovation, development, implementation and management of the statewide digital informational delivery services and programs.
This is a full time, 40 hours per week position. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. We are located at 786 South Main Street in Middletown, CT. 
We are looking for someone with: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge of electronic resource contractual compliance;
  • 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 configuring, testing and adjusting web-based software applications
  • Experience implementing software upgrades from database vendors, testing software and training librarians on changes in software procedures.
  • 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 processes.


Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work)

In the State Library, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist within a particular field and/or providing the highest advanced level of professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.


Examples of Duties

  • Provides technical assistance, administration and coordination of access and training for researchIT CT and eGO.
  • Monitors and provides training and technical assistance to libraries and librarians using researchIT CT and Ego.
  • Coordinates with DLD support staff and eResource Taskforce in the content development and selection of electronic resources; communicates e-resources issues to vendors, partners and provides update to users.
  • Researches, identifies and assists in the procurement and implementation of emerging digital applications, and resources.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for assigned liaison public libraries
  • Works with the Division Director and State Library fiscal representative to track researchIT CT, eBook and digital audio expenditures and encumbrances.
  • Works with the Division Director to make recommendations for short- and long-range planning related to digital content, future systems, and new technology.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and/or bibliographic sources of information
  • Considerable knowledge of and demonstrated ability in specialized functional procedures and/or specialized subject matter
  • Considerable knowledge of library administration principles and techniques and library automation
  • Considerable interpersonal skills
  • Considerable oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures
  • Ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master's degree in library science or information science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 5 years experience managing electronic resources.
  • 5 years experience in website development.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies related to digital content.
  • Experience in electronic resource content development and procurement.
  • Experience working within web environment to facilitate connection with vendors and electronic databases.


Special Requirements

The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.

Selection Plan

Interested candidates please include a resume within the "resume tab" of your application. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

To begin the application process, please visit the following link. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at or 860-713-5028.

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