The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library is recruiting for a Library Technician located at 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford and is a Monday-Friday, 40 hour/week position.
The mission of the Connecticut State Library is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut’s history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide. We provide a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services for citizens of Connecticut, as well as for the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The State Library also serves students, researchers, public libraries and town governments throughout the state. The Library Technician will provide current year legislative reference assistance to the Law Librarians while also processing a high volume of primary, CT legal resources for public access and preservation.
You will assist in the indexing and servicing of upwards of 30,000 - 40,000 pages of hearing and transcript documents that result from the Connecticut General Assembly House & Senate Proceedings and compile Public Hearings to create the archival record for legislative intent and judicial interpretation. In addition, you may be responsible for: compiling an archival record of daily legislative actions on every bill introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly; during legislative session, conduct daily searches for bills matching internal State Library staffs' selected subjects, enter bills into CGALites bill tracking software and deliver resulting reports along with bill copies; respond to requests for bill status, subject searches, and current-session legislative histories from government and public clients; process current legislative documents received from the General Assembly; prepare transcripts and hearings for microfiching and binding; scan and upload historic bill files to the Connecticut Digital Archive for preservation and remote public access; perform other duties as assigned.
All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application. (Note: In order to upload document you must ensure that your internet browser’s ‘pop-up’ blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Irena Baj-Wright at Irena.Baj-Wright@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex supportive services in a library function.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs most complex supportive duties in a library function; responsible for a library function such as the daily operations of a reserve room or curriculum room, cataloging or indexing of materials that are unique bibliographically and require research and judgment such as town government documents, public hearing or legislative session transcripts or archiving functions such as processing archival materials, preparing historical or biographical descriptions, digitizing and cataloging materials; assists patrons and provides public information; compiles reports and statistics; may be responsible for operations of the library during night or weekend hours; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of library science techniques and practices; knowledge of library classification systems; knowledge of automated library systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of supportive experience in library work including acquisition, cataloging, circulation, interlibrary loans and reference.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing supportive services at the level of Library Technical Assistant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in library science may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
Knowledge of Connecticut's legislative process
Experience working with the public in a research or law library setting
Attention to detail working on multi-step projects
Familiarity with Microsoft Office particularly Microsoft Access as well as Adobe Acrobat, & office equipment including scanners & high speed printers
A Bachelors degree