Library & Information Services Project Manager – Remote, USA or Canada

LAC Group seeks candidates for a Library and Information Services Project Manager position within our organization. The main focus of the position will be to oversee and assist with the coordination of law firm library accounts, and to help assigned firms move forward with innovative and effective best practices in research workflow support, eResource management, database training, and general library administrative functions. The manager of library and information services will be directly client facing, and will work across departments internally. We are seeking a well rounded, customer service oriented, information professional with direct law firm library and information services experience. This position can be worked from any location in the US or Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the success and management of client relationships, and serve as the point of contact for new and existing Firm initiatives and projects;
  • Collaborate with other Firm managers and administrators on special projects;
  • Conduct library orientation for new attorneys and professional staff;
  • Participate and build upon best practices for a streamlined research workflow;
  • Ensure client metrics are being captured, reported, and delivered according to specifications;
  • Offer ideas and insight into best practices in collection management, invoice processing, and training support;
  • Work with Firm stakeholders to maximize cost recovery efforts;
  • Assist with management of contracts and relationships with online research vendors, print content, print management, and library administration;
  • Develop standards for collection development and cost recoveries, with a focus on print to digital transformation;
  • Serve as LAC ambassador for distributed colleagues at assigned Firms and across service lines;
  • Oversee enhancement of the Firm’s use technologies to promote and disseminate information for legal, business research, and marketing purposes;
  • Work with, promote, and progress Library Services function within organization, collaborating with fellow legal information professionals serving in various capacities;

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree (JD, MBA, MLIS).
  • At least 5 years of experience with law library administration, vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library and preferably at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research, legal databases and collaboration platforms (Microsoft SharePoint preferred).
  • Expert knowledge of law library administration and information management with demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice.
To apply, visit: http://lac.gp/3kGxPFg
– Posted March 3, 2021

Circulation Assistant – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking candidates for a part-time Circulation Assistant position. Come join our team and help serve the community! As a member of our 7-person team, this staff person provides outstanding customer service to patrons at the front desk, on the phone, and via email, and supports other functions of the library by completing clerical tasks and projects relating to patron services. The successful candidate will have an outgoing personality, love to interact with people, give attention to detail, and have the flexibility to juggle multiple tasks. Experience with computers and software, and the ability to quickly learn new technology applications and assist patrons using our public computers is important.

This position is 20 hours per week. Benefits include pro-rated paid sick and vacation time, support for
professional development training, and membership in the Vermont Library Association.

The Library is currently open for both Curbside Service only.

A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Minimum 1 year experience in a customer service field desirable. Availability to work 2 evening shifts and Saturday mornings is required. The schedule of this position will change slightly when we re-open the building. For a full job description or to apply, send a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional for references to almy@waterburypubliclibrary.com

– Posted March 3, 2021

Library Director – Tunbridge Public Library (Tunbridge, VT)

The Tunbridge Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Director for our small, vibrant, rural
community library. Responsibilities include collection management, budget management,
information technology and facility management, community outreach, planning & implementing
programming, and supervision of staff/volunteers.

This is a part-time position, with flexibility for 20-30 hours per week, depending on candidate
availability and preference. This position will include some evening and weekend work. Pay
range is $19–$24/hour depending on education and experience. Benefits include paid
vacation time after one year, two person medical insurance coverage, dental and vision insurance,
paid holidays and paid sick time.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s of Library Science degree, or a Vermont Certificate of
Public Librarianship, either completed or in process. A Bachelor’s Degree and experience in
public library management will be considered.

A complete job description is posted on the Tunbridge Public Library website at
tunbridgelibrary.org. To apply, submit a letter of interest and complete resume to
TPLDirectorSearch@gmail.com. This position will remain open until filled.

– Posted March 3, 2021

Adult Services Librarian – Kimball Public Library, Randolph VT

Kimball Public Library seeks a team player who genuinely likes helping people – the Library’s small staff collaborates to meet our community’s many needs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to work with patrons of all ages, particularly adults from early adulthood to elderly; be eager to cultivate partnerships with local organizations; be familiar with current technology and eager to learn more; be an enthusiastic reader; and possess motivation, flexibility, imagination, confidence, and empathy.

The Adult Services Librarian is primarily responsible for creating, marketing, implementing, and evaluating programs and services for adults across the age span. Among other responsibilities: technology, reference, and reader’s advisory services; outreach to local organizations; pertinent budget management; and ongoing professional development.

While COVID19 keeps the library building closed to the public, this position is half-time (20 hours per week), with the expectation of transitioning to full-time as circumstances permit. Flexible schedule; some weekends / evenings required. Experience with adult programming is helpful, as is experience working in a library. Benefits pro-rated based on FTE. Begins in May.

Send resume and cover letter to Library Director, Kimball Public Library, 67 North Main St., Randolph VT 05060. Resume review begins March 22. Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

– Posted February 25, 2021

Library Director – New Haven Community Library (New Haven, VT)

The New Haven Community Library is seeking a Library Director to begin around May 1, 2021. The position is 30 hours per week, including Saturdays. Currently the library is not open to the public, but serving patrons with curbside pick-up.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is welcoming, service-oriented, has a passion for literature and learning, and has the ability to work with patrons of all ages and interests. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking.

Our ideal Library Director candidate will be informed about emerging library trends beyond traditional library services. He/she will be proficient in technology and willing to keep abreast of the latest developments that can be useful in a library setting. Evidence of administrative and organizational skill is required. The Library Director will recognize the importance of the library as a community resource, and as a community gathering place.

General Description 

The Library Director, as the only employee, is responsible for day-to-day operation of the library and future planning, including:

  • cultivation of an environment that is respectful and welcoming
  • development and implementation of services and programs
  • collection development and maintenance, cataloging and circulation
  • promotion and organization of inter-library loan services
  • patron support and community outreach, including maintaining a presence of the library on social media
  • care and maintenance of library space
  • effective working relationships with Trustees and Town officials and staff of regional libraries
  • preparation and presentation of monthly and annual reports to the Trustees and Town officials
  • recruitment, support and supervision of volunteers and substitutes
  • collaboration with “Friends of the Library” in fund-raising and community programming.

The director works closely with the Board of Trustees with respect to policy, budget, short and long-term planning. Our library is a 503(c) non-profit organization and the librarian is hired by and reports to the Board of Trustees.

Please note: the above description of tasks and duties is general and is not inclusive of every skill and responsibility required of our librarian.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement.
  • A Master’s in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association program OR 
  • a commitment to and progress in actively working toward Vermont Department of Libraries certification.
  • Experience in library work, education, business with a customer service focus, research, or grant-writing preferred.

Physical requirements: This position requires bending, lifting, pushing, carrying books, sitting and standing for extended periods. The ability to work while wearing a facemask is a current necessity.

Salary will be based on experience as well as qualifications.

Interview Process:

  • Screening of applicants will begin on March 15, 2021 and interviews with candidates will begin on April 5.
  • Discussion about and interviews for the position will be conducted by telephone or virtual meetings with members of the Board of Trustees.
  • Inquiries and questions can be directed to Michaela, at nhclsearch21@gmail.com
  • Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: nhclsearch21@gmail.com

– Posted February 15, 2021

Temporary position: VDH – COVID-19 Public Inquiries Team

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) is recruiting temporary staff to assist with the COVID-19 response.  The COVID-19 Public Inquiries Team (PIT) is tasked with responding to public inquiries that are beyond the capacity of the VDH first-line responders in the Main Call Center, the Public Inbox, or other teams.  Inquiries to the PIT often relate to the scope of the Contact Tracing and Outbreak Prevention, and Response Teams. Responses may require liaising with other VDH Teams to find an accurate answer or researching reputable sources to develop a response that is in line with best practices. Public Inquiries Team Members use existing knowledge, assistance from specialized teams/leadership, CDC guidance, and VDH-developed guidance to respond to inquiries from the public.

Preferred Qualifications:  Background in customer service, health, or public health.  Self-motivated, highly organized, and able to work well with a variety of team members and maintain situational awareness through cross-team collaboration. Comfortable speaking with members of the public who may be agitated or angry. Confident in conducting independent research using trusted resources (VDH, CDC, peer reviewed journal articles, etc.) to inform responses to complex inquiries about COVID-19. Experience working within the infectious disease field is a plus.

All work is remote at this time.  Minimum availability required is 25-30 hours per week.  Staff generally work 8:00am – 4:30pm but have the ability to flex their schedule if needed or preferred.  Examples of this are working some weekend hours, or shifting the schedule to later in the day (e.g. 10am – 6:30pm). 

Please send a resume to Chelsea Carman (Chelsea.carman@vermont.gov) if you are interested.

– Posted February 11, 2021

Library Director – Woodbury Community Library (Woodbury, VT)

The Woodbury Community Library (WCL) is seeking a friendly, collaborative, booklover to serve as the primary staff person and director of the library. If you like people of all ages, enjoy working with children in an informal educational setting, and like learning new things, you might be the right person for this position!

This is a part time job (8 to 18 hours per week, COVID-19 dependent). The ideal candidate will:

  • Enjoy reading and talking about books
  • Have computer skills and feel comfortable assisting patrons with technology questions
  • Be friendly and responsible with children who use the library after school—the Woodbury Elementary School is next door and on the same grounds as the WCL
  • Demonstrate creative energy to design events and programs for people of all ages
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as being  a good listener
  • Work in partnership with the school to best utilize the shared grounds and space
  • Express a strong sense of community and ability to advocate for the library’s role in enhancing the town
  • Commit to working with the Trustees on fundraising projects
  • Possess basic knowledge of library administration and a willingness to learn

A bachelor’s degree is preferred but no formal library training is required. Working toward Public Library Certification is a an expectation for the successful candidate who does not already have library credentials.

Orientation will be provided as well as support during the learning process. Compensation will depend on experience and skills, ranging from $15.00 to $18.00 per hour.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, your resume, and a list of three references with contact information to woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com  The deadline for applications is February 17, 2021.

Youth Service Librarian – Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes, VT)

Summary: The Bixby Memorial Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic team player to join us as Youth Services Librarian. The successful candidate will be a self-starter excited about encouraging, inspiring and expanding a community of young readers in our five towns (Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham).  This person will be passionate about engaging young people and families through engaging, energetic programs and personal connections.

Summary: The Children’s Services Librarian provides quality services to youth and families and increases the responsiveness of the library to the needs of youth and families in our community. The Youth Services Librarian partners with schools, childcare providers and other youth services organizations and communicates with individuals to identify community needs and enrichment opportunities and implement new initiatives in response. He/she is also responsible for delivering high quality traditional youth library services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, budgets, and maintains all aspects of the Library’s youth collection, including audiovisual and electronic resources, using standard review sources and considering patron requests
  • Collaborates with the Adult Services Librarian in collection development of the Library’s young adult materials
  • Develops, plans, implements and evaluates youth programs and services
  • Provides on floor interaction with youth
  • Works with local schools, childcare providers and community youth organizations to provide outreach to the community
  • Trains and supervises teen and pre-teen volunteers
  • Performs similar or related work as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to interact meaningfully with children of all ages and personalities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including public speaking
  • Highly effective collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of current trends in children’s literature
  • Skillful in learning and leveraging a range of technology,  tools, and platforms for effective communications and productivity
  • Has a good sense of humor and a positive, resilient spirit

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience/certification
  • Professional experience in a public library setting preferred

Physical Requirements: Work is performed under typical library and office conditions. Duties require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving light-weight materials or equipment.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Catharine Hays, Director
Catharine.hays@bixbylibrary.org

Library Director – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library is seeking an innovative, creative, tech savvy, and forward-thinking leader with proven management skills in a public library to serve as Library Director.

The Library employs 7 staff members including three full-time positions. The library enjoys wide community support. In pre-pandemic times the library hosted a variety of story hours and activities for children.  Adults participated in three book groups, as well as knitting, writing, and poetry groups, most of which have continued virtually.

Newport, New Hampshire (population 6300) is located in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. The community boasts a vibrant recreation department, an active Opera House Association, and The Library Arts Center located in the Library’s carriage house.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with five years of professional library work and three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library is required.

The pay range is $60,000 -$70,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience. For a detailed job description, visit http://newport.lib.nh.us/about-2/employment/ There is a strong internal candidate.

Apply with cover letter, resume, and three references to athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us by February 19, 2021.

– Posted January 26, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – North Adams Public Library (North Adams, MA)

The North Adams Public Library is looking for the right person to build on the great work of our previous Youth Services Librarian. If you’re passionate about making connections, empowering young people and families, and like to think creatively about solving problems, we want to talk to you!

Title: Youth Services Librarian
Salary Grade: S-13
FTE: 1.0
Reports to: Library Director

POSITION SUMMARY

The Youth Services Librarian works closely with the library director to ensure the effective and responsive operation of the North Adams Public Library. The librarian oversees part-time staff and volunteers in the youth services department. The ideal candidate is passionate about connecting with and empowering young people and their families by developing and delivering engaging youth programming, and has a desire to promote and nurture the habits of reading and lifelong learning.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Manages daily operation of the youth services department, including supervision, training, and scheduling of part time staff and volunteers.
  • Identifies, develops, and implements departmental goals in consultation with the director.
  • Curates the youth services collection, making decisions on purchasing, collection maintenance, and deselection, to maintain a relevant, balanced collection. Manages cataloging and processing of new materials.
  • Develops, coordinates, publicizes, and implements youth programming, including story times, summer reading, crafts programs, etc., online and in person.
  • Develops and maintains community relationships, and coordinates with schools and community partners to provide services and develop programming.
  • Writes correspondence, press releases, social media posts, policies, procedures, and department-specific grant applications; procures and administers grants.
  • Provides training and assistance to patrons and staff in the use of the library catalog and online resources, and provides in-person and remote reference and reader’s advisory services to youth, caregivers, and staff.
  • Creates and maintains department-specific content on the library web page, and contributes to the library’s social media presence, with a focus on outreach to teens, caregivers, homeschool families, etc.
  • Ensures proper supervision of youth and general public safety; ensures proper response to emergency situations as necessary.
  • Tracks departmental statistics and provides director with statistical reports as needed.
  • Attends informational and instructional meetings and workshops related to library operations and youth services.
  • Performs additional supervisory and other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Minimum Qualifications

  • EducationBachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Education, or related field
  • Experience: Three or more years of library experience working with children and youth

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science, Education, or related field
  • Experience: Two or more years of library experience working with children and youth

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to analyze, problem solve, and set priorities.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Working knowledge of child development.
  • Facility with technologies that further the goals of the library. Proficiency with productivity tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, calendars, etc. Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, library software (preferably Evergreen/CW MARS), Facebook/Instagram administration, Canva or other publishing applications, LibGuides.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron records.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the public and with co-workers.
  • Willingness to work with other library departments as a team to ensure staffing coverage and professional service to all library users.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

The work is performed in an office environment, and in common space open to the public. The work may require motor skills for activities such as using office equipment, including but not limited to telephones, personal computers, handheld technology, and other office equipment. May be required to lift objects such as files, office supplies, library materials, and equipment weighing up to 60 pounds. May need to re-shelve, read, and retrieve materials at floor level and overhead. Essential position functions require ability to routinely read materials for general understanding and analytical purposes and ability to view documents on a computer screen.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are invited to submit an application along with cover letter, resume, and references to:

Michelle Ells
City Hall
10 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247

or by email to mells@northadams-ma.gov

The City of North Adams, Massachusetts, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

– Posted January 26, 2021