Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement – Vermont Department of Libraries (Montpelier, VT)

The Vermont Department of Libraries seeks an experienced, innovative, and highly motivated librarian to serve as Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement. The successful candidate will report to the State Librarian and assist in the administration of the Department of Libraries, with a strong focus on planning, development, and assessment of library services in Vermont.

Major duties: serves on the Department’s senior management team; administers grants and contracts related to Library Advancement programs; supervises a team of library consultants who provide consulting assistance to library personnel and library trustees; directs the Librarian Certification Program and professional development for library personnel; oversees the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; directs services to state institutions; and administers programs which support library services for children, teens, and families. Serves as the Department’s Coordinator of federal LSTA funds; fosters partnerships and collaborates with governmental and national and statewide organizations and stakeholders; plans conferences; and may provide direct consulting services to libraries. May provide instruction and training to Department employees and Vermont library personnel.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND five (5) years or more of professional library experience, INCLUDING three (3) years or more of experience in library or similar administration with supervision of employees.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as the director of a public library.
  • Experience working with a library board of trustees.

The Department of Libraries is based in Montpelier, Vermont, located about 40 miles southeast of Burlington. Vermont has 183 public libraries; most of which serve small and rural communities with populations less than 5,000. Vermont is a progressive and innovative state with a population of 626,000 and is known for its robust farmer’s markets, beautiful landscape, outdoor recreation, fine colleges and universities, and strong sense of community. The Department of Libraries is embarking on a new strategic plan and the Information Technology Librarian will work closely with a team of library professionals. This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of Vermont libraries!

For more information, using the subject line “Information Technology Librarian,” contact:
Job Code: 131000
Pay Plan: Classified
Pay Grade: 29 (starting at $33.23/hour)
Application Deadline: August 3, 2017

Total Compensation

As a State employee, you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan
    and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance:  Flexible schedules, 11 paid holidays each year and a
    generous leave plan
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

To Apply:  Online State of Vermont application required.
***Please attach your resume and a cover letter to your application when submitting.***

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