Library Director – Bloomfield Public Libraries (Bloomfield, CT)

Library Director
$90,364 – $139,476

The Town of Bloomfield, CT seeks a dynamic, community-minded Library Director to supervise and
manage operations at the Prosser Public Library (main) and P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library
(branch.) The Director maintains a high profile in the community and advocates for the library at all
times. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, creative, flexible, and organized. Experience with
expansion or building of a new library is desired. Working closely with the Library Board, the Director
develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, supervises staff,
and stays informed about developments in library management. In addition, the Director maintains close
connections with the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Libraries and communicates with and provides
information to Bloomfield officials and staff on a regular basis.
Bloomfield, CT is a culturally diverse town of 20,000 people located just north of Hartford with easy
access to Bradley International Airport, CT Rail and Amtrak and close to Interstates 91 and 84. The
Library employs 13 full time and 20 part time staff. Between the main and branch libraries, there were
140,000 visitors to the library last year. The budget is just over $1.7 M. The library offers a rich array
of programs for patrons of all ages at both libraries.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications are a Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Library and
Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited college or university or be matriculated in an MLS
or MLIS degree program at an ALA accredited college or university and graduate within one year of
employment. Also required are 7 or more years of related public library work including experience with
integrated library computer systems and either supervisory or library division responsibilities. Must have
and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Selection Process

All appointments and promotions shall be made according to merit and fitness for performing the
functions of the position, including factors such as education, experience, aptitude, knowledge,
character, ethics, or other qualifications that would determine the best candidate for the position.
Examinations may include written, oral, physical, or performance tests or any combination of the various
types of examinations. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results on a background
check, pre-employment physical, drug screening and verification of information on the employment
application.

Applications

Applications may be obtained from the Department of Human Resources, 800 Bloomfield Ave.,
Bloomfield, CT 06002, or on our website at www.bloomfieldct.org and must be submitted to Human
Resources along with a resume, and cover letter no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Applications are accepted ONLY by mail or in person.
Town of Bloomfield is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.

posted on May 16th, 2019