Circulation Assistant Position – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized individual to provide stellar customer service to a diverse clientele 20 hours per week, including at least one evening and Saturdays. The ideal candidate will have strong clerical skills, comfort with working with the public, and a love of books. Must have at least intermediate technology skills. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred. See the full position description on our website: waterburypubliclibrary.com. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour. Resume, references, cover letter to rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 9/26/22

Administrative Assistant – Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury, VT)

Description 

Ilsley is seeking an enthusiastic Administrative Assistant. This position performs a variety of general office clerical and administrative support tasks, including providing administrative support to the library Director, budget and payroll management, and office records management. This position also carries out select library duties, including taking shifts on the public service desk. Should the selected candidate have an interest in and aptitude for librarianship, there is considerable opportunity to take on additional library duties. This position is perfect for someone with strong administrative experience that is interested in learning more about libraries and exploring a career in librarianship. It would also be a good opportunity for current library professionals considering a move to library leadership roles; the selected candidate will become intimately familiar with library management and administration, gaining a bird’s eye view of how a library functions. Experience in libraries is not required, and the library will provide support to the chosen candidate to pursue a Certificate in Librarianship, should they choose to do so.

About the Ilsley Public Library 

Established in 1848, Ilsley Public Library serves Middlebury, Vermont and its surrounding towns with a staff of four professional librarians, eight staff members, and many dedicated substitutes, work study students, and volunteers. The library’s staff is its greatest asset, and as such continual professional development is expected and supported. They library’s collection consists of more than 50,000 physical items with an annual circulation of over 130,000 and a total operating budget of over $700,000. It is consistently ranked among the top public libraries in the state for its high program attendance and overall number of visits. Ilsley also administers a branch library, the Sarah Partridge Library, which serves East Middlebury. Ilsley works in close collaboration with Middlebury Community Television, Middlebury College, town government, area schools, and a variety of business and not-for-profit community partners.

Salary and Benefits 

The established salary range for this position is $38,000-$42,000, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time union position (40 hrs/wk), and provides a comprehensive benefits package.

Application 

A full description of the position can be found at https://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Library-Assistant-Administration-and-Circulation-9.19.2022.pdf. Please email a cover letter and resume to dana.hart@ilsleypubliclibrary.org. First review of applications will begin October 10. The anticipated start date will be October 31.

– Posted 9/22/22

Youth Services Librarian – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to be our Youth Services Librarian. We seek an enthusiastic innovator who is motivated to instill a life-long love of libraries in our youngest patrons. The Abbott Library is a welcoming and professional environment that enjoys tremendous support from its community.

Duties specific to the position will include development, maintenance and cataloging of the youth collection, planning youth and family programming including an after-school enrichment program and initiating community outreach. General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. The Youth Services Librarian reports to the Library Director.

Ideal candidates will be personable, cheerful and professional and will enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills.

This is a newly made full-time position with a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid sick and vacation time and enrollment in the New Hampshire Retirement System benefit pension plan.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $20.62 with the possibility of a step increase following successful completion of a six-month probationary period. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description is available on request.

A resume and cover letter may be emailed to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received by October 20, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled.

Director – H.F. Brigham Free Library (Bakersfield, VT)

Brief job description:

The H.F. Brigham Free Library is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the library into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. This person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library.

The library is open 26 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references by October 9th, 2022 to Board Chair Nicola Cribb at hfbrigham.library@gmail.com

Full job description:

SUMMARY: The Library Director is responsible for the administration, supervision and coordination of all activities and services of the library, and for carrying out the policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees. S/he/they acts as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community and fostering good working relationships with town government and organizations. The Library Director is expected to positively represent the library within the community, develop programs, develop/manage collections, provide budgeting information, manage volunteers, manage the library facilities, and coordinate with the Board of Trustees.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Service to the community 

Develops and maintains services that reflect and respond to the interests and needs of the community, including: 

  • Engage in long-range planning in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
  • Collaborate with community groups and the local school
  • Develop procedures for the smooth running of the library
  • Develop a collection of interesting materials in various formats
  • Provide reference, interlibrary loan, readers’ advisory, and referral services
  • Help the public use library materials and technology, including formal and informal training
  • Develop programs that appeal to a variety of ages and interests
  • Develop outreach and other services that extend the library’s reach into the community
  • Oversee the library website and social media accounts
  • Develop and organize displays and exhibits
  • Promote and publicize the library’s services and resources
  • Report any building maintenance and safety problems to the trustees and oversee regular grounds maintenance and minor repairs as needed
  • Oversee the scheduling and use of the library as meeting space
  • Attend workshops, classes, and meetings; read professional literature to maintain perspective and keep apprised of developments in the field of librarianship

Support and execution of library policy 

Follows policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, makes suggestions for changes as needed, and proposes ideas for the future, including: 

  • Participate in regular trustees meetings
  • Maintain library policies, pass policy information on to volunteers, and answer the public’s questions about policies
  • Maintain a close working relationship with town government

Spending budgeted funds 

Spends and monitors budgeted funds in a responsible manner, including:

  • Work with the treasurer to develop an annual budget for adoption by the Board of Trustees
  • Help the trustees present an annual funding request to the town, and answer questions about library expenses as needed
  • Develop a system to track expenses throughout the year so that no shortfalls are encountered
  • Review bills/invoices and pass them along to the treasurer for approval
  • Receive cash donations, fees, and other funds
  • Arrange for use of the most cost-effective vendors
  • Write grant proposals as appropriate
  • Cooperate with trustees on library fund-raising activities

Supervising and training volunteers 

Hires, trains, schedules, and evaluates volunteers, including: 

  • Teach library policy and procedures to volunteers, making sure each understands his/her individual responsibilities
  • Schedule, organize, encourage, and supervise volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers as needed
  • Develop a procedure manual, emergency procedures, and other aids for volunteers

Formal reporting 

Provides regular, written reports of library activity for the Board of Trustees, the town, and the state, including: 

  • Collect, report, and analyze library statistics
  • Prepare monthly written reports for the Board of Trustees
  • Complete occasional reports, surveys and requests for information from state and federal library agencies and associations
  • Prepare annual statistical report and standards application for the Department of Libraries

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and experience: 

A bachelor’s degree is preferred, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience preferred. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Must have good people skills.
  • Must have knowledge of online library catalog and circulation systems, computer systems, website management, Microsoft office, interlibrary loan systems, personal devices (eBook readers, smart phones, mp3 players, laptops, tablets,etc.) fax machines, computer scanners and printers, etc.
  • Must be willing to increase knowledge of librarianship through workshops, trainings and online webinars.
  • This position requires repetitive use of a keyboard and other office equipment and sitting at a workstation for an hour or more as necessary.
  • Work requires occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds and regular lifting of 10 to 15 pounds.

SALARY: This is an 18-20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience.

– Updated 9/22/22

Circulation Assistant – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

This is a 15-18 hour per week position to cover a staff member’s leave of approximately 4-5 months (including training.) We currently expect the term of the position to last from approximately January-May 2023. There may be some additional hourly on-call hours available.  Chosen applicant(s) will be scheduled for training time in advance of the need to fill-in for our staff member. For more information: Call Karen McDonnell at 802-773-1860 or email her at karen@rutlandfree.org. Thank you.

Full job description

– Updated 9/22/22

Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon (Mt. Hermon, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks a temporary (to cover a leave) part-time Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian for the 2022-2023 school year for 20 – 25 hours/week. This position will
begin at the end of September and conclude in mid February. Pay is $28/hr @25 hrs/week for 17 weeks.

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at NMH. The Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one and in the classroom with students engaged in scholarly activities.

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s multi-service point and provide research, citation, and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; participate in the Library’s information literacy program; assist with administering electronic resources; occasionally provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing instruction and public services in an academic library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and instruction coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that would support a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a start date at the end of September.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference via email to:

hr@nmhschool.org
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 9/15/22

Systems and Technology Services Librarian – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

Systems and Technology Services Librarian – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Libraries seek an imaginative, resourceful, inventive, and user-focused librarian to manage, enhance, and maintain a wide variety of commercial and open-source applications in a changing, information-technology environment. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills, a public services outlook, and a commitment to building services around UX principles. We seek applicants who enjoy new challenges, propose new solutions, and seize opportunities to acquire new skills. The Systems and Technology Services (STS) Librarian will serve as the University of Vermont Libraries’ technical lead as we migrate from a local Voyager LMS to a new, cloud-based, Alma consortium, expected to launch in 2024. The STS librarian will administer the Libraries’ current mix of Linux and Windows virtual servers (running on a local server farm managed by the University’s Enterprise Technology Services group), while simultaneously seeking efficiencies and opportunities for the enhancement of the Libraries’ technological offerings. The librarian will support employees and users in multiple ways, collaborating with colleagues across the Libraries and across campus to improve workflows and enhance the user experience. In short, we seek candidates eager to embed themselves throughout the work of the Libraries. The Libraries are in the midst of crafting a new staffing plan, and we expect opportunities to rethink working relationships and job duties throughout our operation.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of innovative approaches to Library Technology Services.
  • Collaborate with and serve as back-up to the Web Services Librarian.
  • Administer and maintain the library’s technological infrastructure, including the library website, the Library Management System, SFX, Pharos print server, Archivesspace, Islandora, Illiad, Drupal, Ezproxy, Nginx, and Apache.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and recommend new technologies to improve access and delivery of information resources and equipment.
  • Supervise the daily work of the Library Technology Services staff.
  • Adopt a schedule sufficiently flexible to attend to evening and weekend server maintenance and/or cover for staff absences and vacancies.
  • Administer 11 Linux and 5 Windows virtual servers, with the aim of identifying software and services more appropriately hosted in the cloud.
  • Compile and prepare library usage statistics into reports, including, but not limited to, website traffic, circulation reports, and usage data on various applications.
  • Assess the effectiveness of Library Technology Services and make recommendations for improvement in workflow, maintenance, and Libraries technology assets.
  • Serves on the Libraries User Experience Team.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number F2383PO.

In addition to the online application, candidates are required to submit the following four documents:

  • Cover Letter – This is your chance to tell us about yourself! We encourage you to tell us about any unique experience or skills you would bring to the position that would be valuable to the University Libraries.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Please include education, work experience, and contributions in the areas of scholarship and community and/or professional service.
  • Diversity Statement – The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see https://www.uvm.edu/president/
  • List of Three References – Names and contact information (email and phone) for three professional/ educational references.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 13, 2022.

– Posted 9/13/22

Circulation Assistant – Aldrich Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library is hiring!

Located in Central Vermont, Aldrich Library serves the communities of Barre City and Barre Town at two locations. Our historic Barre City building houses a collection of over 60,000 titles and accommodates over 70,000 visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a friendly and service-oriented Circulation Assistant. The Circulation Assistant works with a team of librarians and the circulation team to connect patrons to literature and information in various mediums. See the attached job description for more information.

This position will work 30 hours per week, including some evenings and rotating Saturdays.  Rate of pay will start at $15.90 per hour with additional benefits including paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.

Visit www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/get-involved for more information, or email resume and cover letter to AldrichDirector@gmail.com.

– Posted 9/8/22

Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth College Library seeks a collaborative, creative, and public service oriented individual to join the innovative and dedicated staff of the Rauner Special Collections Library as the Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections.

Reporting to the College Archivist and Records Manager, the successful candidate will provide leadership and strategic direction for the stewardship of born-digital and digitized archives and manuscripts at Dartmouth. In collaboration with the College Archivist and Records Manager and other staff in Rauner Library, the position establishes, implements, and oversees policies and workflows for all stages of the digital curation lifecycle, including acquisition, accessioning, appraisal, storage, processing, preservation, migration, discovery, access, and use.

As a representative of Special Collections in the Library’s broader digital initiatives, the Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections effectively communicates the unique needs of born-digital archives and manuscripts to colleagues across the Library and the institution. The position contributes expertise to the collaborative evaluation, development, and maintenance of the Library’s digital infrastructure, including digital repositories as well as systems and tools for digital forensics and web archiving. The position receives generous support for professional development, service, and scholarship, enabling the successful candidate to guide the Library’s adherence to best practices for digital collections while contributing to advancements in the field.

A master’s degree in library and information sciences, or equivalent, is required. Candidates who pursued an Archival concentration as part of their master’s program are preferred.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter and fill out the application at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65042 In your cover letter please clearly connect your professional experience with the position description, required qualifications and preferred qualifications, if applicable. Additionally, explain why you are interested in the Assistant Archivist of Digital Collections position.

We encourage interested candidates to join members of the search committee for one of two information sessions to hear more about the position and ask specific questions.

The information sessions will be held:

Diversity:

The Dartmouth College Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

About Dartmouth College:

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

– Posted 9/7/22