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Data and Visualization Librarian – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

The Dartmouth College Library seeks a creative, collaborative, service oriented individual to join its dynamic Research & Instruction Services department in a newly created position focused on data and visualization services and support within the curriculum. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in emerging trends, tools, technologies, and practices supporting data and visualization in the social sciences. This expertise should combine with a solid appreciation for how data and visualization services fit into the library’s and the institution’s developing initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services, the Data & Visualization Librarian provides leadership and expertise in the development and management of data and visualization information resources and services, as pertains to the curricular needs of the institution. In collaboration with colleagues within the Library, Research Computing, and other College centers, the Data and Visualization Librarian supports the development and manifestation of digital scholarship within the institution. As a member of Research & Instruction Services in Baker-Berry Library, the Data and Visualization Librarian provides liaison and collections support to one or more social science departments in the College. The successful candidate will work collaboratively in the development and management of a Digital Scholarship Center at Dartmouth.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of primary quantitative and qualitative software tools utilized in the social sciences. Knowledge of visualization tools and software as well as major qualitative software packages used in the social sciences. Experience with at least one object oriented language (such as C++, Java, Python, R) and experience using, teaching, and evaluating data visualization software. Strong research skills in the humanities and social sciences including demonstrated experience and enthusiasm in providing instructional services.

RANK AND SALARY: The position is part of the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth’s mission is to educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership, through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries distributed across various academic centers, house the 3 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library’s mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin as of May 4th, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete job description and to apply online go to: http://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/29789

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Circulation Weekend Supervisor Part-Time – Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, VT)

Saint Michael’s College seeks applicants for Circulation Weekend Supervisor Part-time. This 12 hour per week, year round position provides weekend supervision of library student assistants and the facility. The individual selected will support use of library services by students, faculty, and staff, including circulation and research. This individual will consult with other staff to develop flexible work schedules to cover weekend hours of service. Some Monday-Friday hours also required, which may include occasional evenings.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or appropriate combination of experience and education.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and experience with online information systems.
  • Library, supervisory, bookstore, and/or teaching experience a plus.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communications skills, a public service orientation, and ability to work both independently and in a collegial, team-oriented environment.

For a complete job description and application information, see https://smcvt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=58056

Library Director – West Hartford Town Library (West Hartford, VT)

The West Hartford Town Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative, dynamic and motivated Library Director with a strong public service orientation for our small, but busy library.

The Director is responsible for all elements of day-to-day operations; supervises a number of volunteers; works closely with the Board of Trustees to set goals and policies; develops and administers the budget; plans and markets library collections and acquisitions; promotes programs and services for all ages; communicates library needs and objectives to the public and the town boards; and keeps current with library trends and developments.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills; will promote a welcoming and customer services oriented library; will possess strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; must be able to work cooperatively in a team-centered environment; and must possess knowledge of the Library’s technology and automated system (KOHA) and resolve computer/network issues.

Requirements: BLS/MLS/State Certification from an ALA accredited graduate program, with 3-5 years of professional library experience, and 2 years of supervisory experience.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Description available upon request.

Submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to West Hartford Town Library, c/o Library chairman, PO Box 26, West Hartford, VT 05084. Resumes accepted until April 10, 2015

Arthur S. Peale

Chairman, West Hartford Library Trustee Board

ACTION ALERT: Cuts to the Department of Libraries

Call Your Legislators Today!

Contact Your Legislators Today!

A full picture of the cuts is still emerging, but we know that the State Law Library is now slated for elimination. Additionally, it is clear that the cuts as prescribed will result in a loss of federal funding that is likely to continue beyond the FY 2016 budget cycle. As we fail to meet the matching requirements for federal funds, DOL will likely lose positions (20 out of 26 are funded in part by federal money) and will then be less equipped to meet matching requirements moving forward. The likely effect has been described as a “spiraling” or “cascading” loss of federal support.

The Vermont Library Association is deeply concerned about the magnitude of these cuts and their certain impacts on our libraries and the patrons we serve. We’ve written a press release from the Vermont Library Association sharing our concerns and itemizing many of the services that DOL provides in collaboration with libraries around the state.

Please contact members of the House and Senate Appropriations committees to share your concerns with them:

House Appropriations

Senate Appropriations

You may also share brief and timely requests and concerns with committee chairs and members by contacting the Sergeant at Arms at: (802) 828-2228 or sgtatarms@leg.state.vt.us.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Government Relations Committee Chair Selene Colburn at 802-233-1358. We will continue to update you as the situation develops in the coming days and weeks.

Thanks,
VLA Government Relations Committee

Library Media Specialist – Bennington Elementary School (Bennington, VT)

Library Media Specialist
Bennington Elementary School
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
Bennington, Vermont

Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • The librarian trains and evaluates support staff annually.
  • The librarian meets with the administration to review and plan the program.
  • The librarian selects materials, according to policies and promotes access to information in a variety of formats, including emerging technologies to meet student information needs.
  • The librarian catalogs materials according to professional standards (e.g. online catalog).
  • The librarian encourages access to materials, including inter-library loan for students and staff.
  • The librarian and principal develop a budget, which supports the program. The librarian manages the budget efficiently.
  • The librarian ensures that the library is well organized, attractive and welcoming. The librarian plans for the use of equipment. The librarian makes certain there is organized space for selection, processing and circulation of materials.
  • The librarian collaborates with teachers to work toward a program that is fully integrated into the school curriculum
  • The librarian is an active participant in school curriculum and technology committees
  • The librarian participates in local, state and national professional organizations, and attends meetings as needed
  • The librarian’s Individual Professional Development Plan reflects the goals for the program

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related education field.
  • Must hold or be eligible to hold Vermont certification with endorsement 3-61
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Position Type: Full-time

The Bennington Elementary School community believes each child is unique. We hold high expectations for each student and are determined to provide programs and services, which attend to their physical, emotional, and social well-being. We accept the responsibility to encourage all students to achieve high levels of academic performance, so that they can attain their maximum educational potential. Learn more about us…

Contact Information
Gloria Cahill, Human Resources
246 South Stream Road
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Phone: 802-447-7501
Fax: 802-447-0475
Email: click here

Equal Opportunity Employer

Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Academic Outreach & Collections Librarian – Champlain College (Burlington, VT)

Champlain College seeks an enthusiastic, collegial, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to serve as an integral member of their award-winning library team providing high quality academic library services in an innovative setting. This position will coordinate all aspects of Champlain’s collection development and management program, including both print and electronic resources, to ensure that the library’s collections and procedures remain vibrant and responsive to our academic environment.

Responsibilities for this position include: continuing a well-developed faculty outreach program; developing and managing the library’s print and online collections; negotiating contracts and maintaining vendor relations; maintaining and processing collections budget information; participating in curriculum review; managing the production and analysis of assessment data related to the library’s collections and their use; as well as creating and maintaining appropriate policies.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead our collection development initiatives, including, but not limited to, patron-driven acquisition models. The Academic Outreach & Collections Librarian will design and develop collections for a range of traditional and non-traditional patrons. In keeping with Champlain College’s core value of “human touch”, other key responsibilities include regular reference services, general outreach, as well as teaching in the library’s innovative inquiry-based information literacy instruction program as part of the library’s award-winning Teaching Librarian team.

This position requires regular weekly evening reference duties throughout the semester. The Academic Outreach & Collections Librarian will report to the Assistant Library Director – Teaching, Learning& Assessment.

REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in library science or related field from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent required.

Must have well-demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; strong service orientation; experience fostering and maintaining positive outreach relationships; report outcomes; apply new technologies, and manage a variety of responsibilities.

Expertise in and experience with designing and managing an effective collection development and management program for print and electronic resources an advantage.

Proficiency with spreadsheets, budget management, and integrated library system acquisitions modules (currently Innovative Millennium) required.

The successful candidate will display creativity, initiative and flexibility, with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, plan and implement projects, prioritize and manage a range of responsibilities. S/he will be well informed on current and emerging practices, theory and issues with collection development and acquisitions.

The successful applicant will also demonstrate ability and interest in instruction and information literacy; will have excellent communication skills and the ability to respond to patron requests effectively and efficiently.

We seek a team player who will work collaboratively within the library, on-campus, and in the profession to be an articulate advocate for library initiatives, resources and services, and shape the future of a dynamic, nimble, and thriving college library.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The successful candidate will be able to help build intercultural understanding and demonstrate multicultural perspectives that can foster a diverse and inclusive community. Candidates must have a professional and positive attitude towards their work, the mission of the institution, and the goals of the college. Adaptability, continuous learning, strong critical judgment, a commitment to diversity and teamwork, and providing quality services are some of the staff competencies required for success at Champlain College.

Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of students, faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submit a resume and cover letter at www.champlain.edu/hr.  The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.  Position open until filled.  For full consideration, please have application in by April 18.

Congratulations to Ellen Kaye of Putney, VT!

The VLA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the first MLIS scholarship has been awarded to Ellen Kaye of Putney, VT. Ellen has demonstrated great dedication to Vermont libraries and communities through both her pursuit of her MLIS from Simmons College and her work on The Commons newspaper in Windham County. Both her professional work and her school work garnered great praise and she has been described as “an excellent student and very dedicated to library services and the issues that face libraries” and “a great candidate for working in libraries” who has “great energy.” Congratulations, Ellen!

Vermont School Media Specialist – Stamford Community Library (Stamford, Vermont)

Vermont School Media Specialist, Stamford Community Library (Stamford, Vermont)

Job DescriptionThe Stamford School is in search of a Part time Librarian, 40 FTE, for the 2015-2016 School Year. The successful applicant will need to have a certificate or certifiable as a library media specialist in the State of Vermont.

The Librarian will have some classes that will require teaching; will need to be able to interact positively with library patrons while also simultaneously interacting with students and school staff.

This position could possibly be integrated with a separate anticipated part time Town Librarian position, which will be hired by the Town of Stamford, not the Stamford School District.

For more information, please contact Greg Betti, Principal 802-694-1379

Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 13, 2015
Starting Date: July 1, 2015
Position Type: Part-time

Library Director – Swanton Public Library (Swanton, VT)

The Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative, dynamic, and community-oriented Library Director (29.5 hours per week) to oversee all aspects of library function, among these supervision of staff and volunteers, programming, circulation, collection development, finances, and reporting to the trustees.

Requirements: BLS/MLS/State Certification from an ALA accredited graduate program or willingness to work toward certification.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Swanton Public Library Trustees, Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton, VT, 05488, or email to Rebecca Rupp at rr@swantonlibrary.org.

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