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Part-Time Creative Technologies Librarian

The Wallingford Public Library seeks an approachable and enthusiastic Creative Technologies Librarian to introduce participatory learning to adults and teens in the Collaboratory, our new 2,400-square-foot makerspace. The Creative Technologies Librarian will teach patrons how to use makerspace, digital media, and digitization equipment and software as well as plan and implement small group maker activities.


  • Instruct patrons in the use of equipment and technology in the Collaboratory, including but not limited to laser and vinyl cutters, CNC machines, 3D printers, computerized sewing machines, and music and video production tools
  • Design and teach multi-part maker classes
  • Lead tours to acquaint newcomers with the Collaboratory’s tools and programs
  • Conduct one-on-one training about the library’s digital collection platforms, including OverDrive, Zinio, and hoopla
  • Troubleshoot Collaboratory equipment
  • Recommend new equipment and services for the Collaboratory


  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Teaching experience, especially pertaining to technology and/or maker activities
  • Proficiency in a wide variety of software and hardware, including Apple products and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Expertise with popular maker equipment
  • Proven record of outstanding customer service to a wide range of ages and abilities
  • Currency and fluency in technology and maker trends
  • Eagerness and flexibility to learn emerging technologies in a continuously evolving environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a small team

Hours: 16-18 hours weekly, including nights and weekends

Compensation: $27/ hour

To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references via email to Janet Flewelling, Head of Emerging and Creative Technologies,, on or before the closing date of February 12, 2016.


Part-Time Library Technical Assistant – Acquisitions Assistant

The Wallingford Public Library has an immediate opening for a detail-oriented team player to join our Technical Services Department. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Acquisitions Assistant is responsible for placing orders for materials and supplies, receiving and inspecting all materials purchased by the library, reviewing invoices for accuracy, and working with vendors to facilitate orders, shipping, and billing.


  • Place orders for all books and media using the Integrated Library System (Sierra)
  • Receive, unpack, and inspect all materials
  • Import invoices and expend funds in the Sierra Acquisitions module
  • Pre-authorize invoices for payment and send to bookkeeper for payment
  • Maintain order files, including updating, tracing, and claiming materials not received
  • Maintain positive working relationships with library staff selectors, vendors, and sales representatives
  • Process incorrectly shipped or damaged materials and return to vendor
  • Maintain correspondence and files related to all acquisitions functions
  • Maintain special funds accounts
  • Inventory office and processing supplies and order as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 years of experience working in a professional setting
  • Library work experience preferred

Knowledge and Skills

  • Efficiently, effectively, and positively meets the needs of library patrons and co-workers
  • Uses verbal and written methods to provide concise, timely, and accurate information
  • Takes appropriate action to meet library goals; accepts responsibility for keeping skills up-to-date
  • Proficiency in computer systems such as email, Internet, and Microsoft software including Word and Excel
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software programs and technologies
  • Knowledge of library automation software (Sierra experience a plus)
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization
  • Collaborative work style

Physical Requirement

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 15 lbs unaided
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time, stand, reach, bend
  • Hours: 18 hours weekly; may include evenings and weekends

    Compensation: $22/hour

    To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via email to Jane Fisher, Library Director,, on or before the closing date of February 12, 2016.

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