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Adult Programming Librarian – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, Vermont) has an opening for a half-time Adult Program Librarian. This position is responsible for developing, scheduling, and promoting a variety of programs for adults in their early twenties through the post-retirement years. Creative ideas and strong writing and computer skills are essential. Library experience and a customer service background are preferred. The schedule has some flexibility, but does require some evening and occasional Saturday hours.  Work as part of team in a bright, beautiful, new library.  If this sounds intriguing, please send your cover letter, a résumé and a brief writing sample without delay to mary@waterburypubliclibrary.com. This position will be open until filled.

Library Assistant – Library for the Blind & Physically Disabled (Vermont Department of Libraries, Berlin, VT)

The Vermont Department of Libraries is seeking a skilled and motivated Library Assistant to work at the Vermont Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH), located in Berlin, Vermont. The LBPH is a regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped and provides special format materials to eligible Vermont citizens who are print disabled. The LBPH collection includes digital “talking books,” braille, and downloadable digital “talking books.”

The successful candidate will be able to perform administrative, technical, clerical, customer service, and public relations duties to advance the work of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Duties include: direct customer service to users of the LBPH program; oversight of the additions and withdrawls of “talking books” in the LBPH collection; assisting patrons in signing up for and using the online BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) service; cataloging and maintenance of bibliographic records in the “talking books” library catalog; oversight of the daily labelling and mailing operation; maintaining computer records and patron files; and, using a variety of print and online tools to make reading suggestions for patrons.

This person may also work with volunteers in the local recording program and may work with personnel in state institutions that provide library services to their clients. The job requires use of the specialized KLAS library software system; use of computers and standard computer applications, including Word and Excel; communication with Vermont libraries and partner organzations across the state; assisting library patrons in-person and by phone and electronic means; production of PR materials such as bookmarks; coordinating printing projects; website maintenance; collecting statistics; and writing reports. This person must be able to work effectively with special populations, including the blind, disabled, and aged. Typical work environment is an office setting with library collections and mail center, but the Library Assistant may be required to do some travel in-state, which may require personal means of transportation, and may be assigned to attend meetings out-of-state. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Library Consultant to Special Populations.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, with work experience in customer or public service and with information technology; OR Bachelor’s Degree, including Library Science coursework; OR Bachelor’s Degree with at least 6 months of work experience in a library.

Preferred: Experience working in a library; interest in books and reading.

Job Code:

Position: 780026

Pay Plan: Classified

Job Specification: Librarian A

Pay Grade: PG18

Application Deadline: December 20, 2016

Apply online at State of Vermont: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers/search-andapply-jobs Candidates must include a resume and cover letter with their online application.

Full-time (40 hours)

Library Consultant, Services to Teens & Families – Vermont Department of Libraries (Montpelier, VT)

The Vermont Department of Libraries seeks a skilled, motivated, and innovative librarian to serve as State Consultant for Library Services to Children, Teens and Families. The successful candidate will provide consulting, instruction, program development, and administration for the Department, and statewide leadership in the areas of library services to youth and families, early literacy, advancement of reading for children and teens, and lifelong learning. May also have consulting duties associated with general operations and governance of small libraries. Duties include: consulting and professional development instruction for Vermont public library personnel; collaboration with partner organizations and state agencies on issues related to children, families, and lifelong learning; program administration; public relations; conference planning; coordinating three statewide children’s book awards; and working with school libraries. Statewide travel and attendance at out-of-state meetings is required. This job calls for a well-organized individual who will represent the Department in statewide partnerships and initiatives, apply research-based planning, program development, and assessment, and use current library trends to advance local library services to youth and families.Read More

Youth Services Librarian – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library seeks a collaborative, creative, inspired and professional Youth Librarian to join our team. This position directly oversees coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative services and collection development for infants through teens. Other responsibilities include supervision of support staff and volunteers, covering public desks, outreach to area organizations, department budget management, publicity, and assisting patrons with resources – both print and digital.
 
Hours include some nights and weekends. Masters in Library Science, plus three years of experience working with youth, preferably in a library environment, or a combination of education and experience desired. Supervisory experience preferred. This position is full time with excellent benefits.
 
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to work with young people from infants to teens; be knowledgeable about current youth and teen issues; strive to learn emerging technologies; be able to work in a team-centered environment and must possess creativity, motivation, flexibility, imagination, enthusiasm and more to inspire the love of reading, lifelong learning and the exploration of ideas.
 
Application forms and job description available online at www.essexjunction.org/departments/employment/, at the Village office or Brownell Library. Send application with resume and cover letter to Village of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or admin@essexjunction.org.  Resume review will begin December 30.  Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

Part-time Youth Services Assistant – South Burlington Library (South Burlington, VT)

The South Burlington Library is seeking a part-time Youth Services Assistant who will assist the Children’s Librarian with library programs and services for school-aged children and their families, and will carry out routine Circulation Desk duties. For more information, visit http://www.sburl.com/index.asp?Type=B_JOB&SEC={7A11F34A-2A41-4A34-A8FF-65090C21C783}. Please include a resume with a letter of interest. Deadline: Dec. 5, 2016 or until filled.Read More

Books for the Holidays

Reviewed on “Across the Fence” on WCAX
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 12:10 p.m.
Reviewers Amy Howlett, Springfield Town Library;
Hannah Peacock, Burnham Memorial Library;
Judy Simpson of WCAX

 

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Technical Services Coordinator – Pratt Library Center, Goddard College (Plainfield, VT)

The Eliot D. Pratt Library supports the research and learning needs of the students and broader Goddard College community. As both a physical and a virtual place, the library is an essential component of the academic and creative life of the institution. We provide quality educational and scholarly resources in various formats, value intellectual freedom and thrive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment.

This position establishes access to newly acquired material and sets priorities regarding collection maintenance. It manages access to Library resources via Koha open-source Integrated Library System (ILS) including regular uploads of e-book records.  It maintains and implements best practices workflow and procedures, follows established standards, develops local bibliographic standards and ensures provision of user focused technical services.  It shares responsibility for information services, including academic and research support. Some evening, weekend and holiday working hours are required.

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Residency Library Assistant – Pratt Library Center, Goddard College (Plainfield, VT)

The Eliot D. Pratt Library supports the research and learning needs of the students and broader Goddard College community. As both a physical and a virtual place, the library is an essential component of the academic and creative life of the institution. We provide quality educational and scholarly resources in various formats, value intellectual freedom and thrive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment.

We are seeking a friendly and service orientated individual to assist with a variety of tasks related to circulation and collection maintenance. Routine duties include re-shelving of returned library materials and locating of print materials. No prior library work experience is required.  This position is 12-14 hours per week during each campus residency. There will be a total of 60-70 hours during the upcoming spring residency season, which starts the first week in January and ends April 7th; the fall residency season starts in late June and ends October 1st.

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Instructional Technologist – Pratt Library Center, Goddard College (Plainfield, VT)

The Eliot D. Pratt Library supports the research and learning needs of the students and broader Goddard College community. As both a physical and a virtual place, the library is an essential component of the academic and creative life of the institution. We provide quality educational and scholarly resources in various formats, value intellectual freedom and thrive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment.
This position advances the library’s instructional technology goals by creating digital instructional tools and other web resources. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to and facility with educating users about the library’s resources as one shares responsibility for introducing students to the library’s online and physical learning environment.  A commitment to the education of users, a passion for teaching, and willingness is to learn is of primary importance for success with this positon.

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