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Children’s Librarian (Part-time) – John G. McCullough Free Library (North Bennington, Vermont)

Children’s Librarian: Part time (15 hrs/wk). Seeking energetic, flexible librarian with suitable experience to oversee children’s room. The right candidate will be service and child-oriented, and work well in a collaborative atmosphere; knowledge of children’s and young adult literature necessary; must possess excellent computer skills and be self-motivated; reports to Library Director, coordinates with library staff, as needed.

Essential job functions: Responsible for collection development and maintenance, selection of materials and ordering, including use of reviewing tools to select items relevant to the needs of patrons; weeds and maintains the collection to provide a current, relevant, and timely collection; attends Board of Trustee meetings.

  • Plans, promotes and implements children’s and young adult programs e.g. story hours, summer programs; Liaison with local schools, pre-school programs and home-school groups;
  • Oversight of library aides in Children’s Room and volunteers as needed;
  • Assists with preparation of reports and maintenance of records related the annual reports.
  • Provides safe, clean and welcoming areas for all ages.
  • Promotes outreach and communicates effectively and professionally within the community.
  • Has the desire to help/teach/ serve our patrons; understands and respects freedom of speech issues and the right to privacy.
  • Understands racial, ethnic and cultural diversity; willing to provide for patrons with special needs.
  • Please be aware that candidates may be asked to undergo a background check.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume by March 25th 2015 to:

J. G. McCullough Free Library
P.O. Box 339
North Bennington, VT 05257
mclibraries@comcast.net

Youth Services Librarian – St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (St. Johnsbury, Vermont)

Summary:

The Youth Services Librarian has primary responsibility for the collections, programs, and services of the Children’s Library and Young Adult collection of the Athenaeum.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collection development and maintenance of the Children’s and Young Adult materials, in accordance with the Athenaeum’s selection criteria.
  • Cataloging and shelf preparation of materials.
  • Reference, circulation, and technical assistance duties for patrons.
  • Presentation of weekly story hour and related activities.
  • Coordination of monthly Teen Advisory Board meetings and activities.
  • Supervision of the Americorp Early Literacy Outreach person.
  • Participation in Library Committee meetings.
  • Contribution to the formulation of new programs, policies, strategic planning, and future vision of children’s and young adult materials and activities.
  • Collaboration with other staff members, and with other librarians, agencies, groups and organizations in the delivery of library services.
  • Participation in the annual budget process to make the library efficient and effective.

Qualifications and Skill Required:

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science.
  • Competence in small team membership and small team leadership.
  • Fluent technology skills using social media, and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work at a similar institution for at least twelve months.

Please send a résumé and cover letter via email to Robert Joly at bjoly@stjathenaeum.org with Youth Services Librarian in the subject line.  No phone calls please.

Library Support Generalist – Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont (Burlington, Vermont)

Job Summary: This Library Support Generalist staff member will assist with the technical operations associated with the Bailey/Howe Library Circulation and Reserve Department to include downloading, scanning and linking electronic reserve documents; adding, modifying and interpreting database records; and answering general questions about reserves. Provide outstanding customer service at the Circulation Desk; responsible for supervising the work of students at the Circulation Desk; responsible for opening the library, building security, and enforcing policy; responds to user questions and requests. The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of the physical library. Troubleshoot technical difficulties with Voyager Circulation module, as well as with networked computers, printers, and copiers. Assist library users with organizational, directional, and technical questions. Provide library tours, create displays, and engage in other library outreach activities. Operate University vehicle to deliver Library material as part of the courier delivery service. Weekend work required.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma, two years college coursework and one to two years related experience and knowledge of computer applications and hardware required. Experience in customer service. Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain, and driver’s check required.

Initial employment is contingent upon successful completion of physical screening:

Must be able to lift 10 lbs. frequently and 53 lbs. occasionally floor to waist level. Must be able to lift 10 lbs. frequently and 30 lbs. occasionally waist to shoulder level. Push/pull 20 lbs. Must be able to carry 53 lbs. occasionally. Climb ladders and stand/sit for prolonged periods of time. Repetitive forward reaching required.

Diversity Statement: The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #S215PO or to apply on-line with cover letter and résumé, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Community Librarian (Part-Time) – Stamford Community Library (Stamford, Vermont)

Stamford Community Library in Stamford, Vermont, is seeking a Community Librarian 20 hours a week. If interested or you know someone who might be, please contact trustee chairman Caroline Burch at caroline.burch@storey.com or 802-694-1709 for further information. Hours will be flexible. Librarian is in charge of the public library in the Stamford Elementary School, working closely with the school librarian. Ideal candidate would have some library background, education or MLS. Salary $12 – $15/hour.

Library Director – Weathersfield Proctor Library (Ascutney, VT)

The Weathersfield Proctor 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 two part-time staff and 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 Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees c/o Town Manager, PO Box 550, Ascutney, VT 05030-0550 Or Email to: librarytrustee@comcast.net. Resumes accepted until March 27, 2015

 

Library Director (Part-Time) – Moretown Memorial Library (Moretown Village, VT)

Moretown Memorial Library, located in the heart of scenic Moretown Village in the Mad River Valley, is seeking an energetic and community-minded part-time library director to oversee all aspects of library functions, including but not limited to supervision of volunteers and staff, programming, circulation, collection development, finances, and reporting to the Board of Trustees.

Position requires proven organization, technology, communication, people skills, and a positive attitude.  The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or VT Library Certification or be willing to work toward certification.  15 hours a week.

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Meg Allison, Board Chair, at mad.river.librarian@gmail.com or 897 Rt.100B Moretown VT 05660.

Application Deadline is March 11, 2015.

Library Media & Technology Integration Specialist – Warren Elementary School (Warren, VT)

The Library Media & Technology Integration Specialist is responsible for providing access to media & technology for students and staff to direct, enhance, and support the learning process. Knowledge of curricular areas is essential in order to serve the interdisciplinary needs of the learning community. The Media Integration Specialist must be flexible and collaborative in the work of teaching skills to students and staff, and maintaining the holdings of the library. Additionally, the media integration specialist will work with the building administrator and school staff to insure that technology is being used in a robust manner throughout the school to support higher order thinking and communication. See the full description on SchoolSpring to apply.

Library Media Specialist — Williston Central School (Williston, VT)

The Williston Central School (WCS) is seeking a dynamic educator to join our school community as a Library Media Specialist. Located in Chittenden County, WCS is a progressive learning community of dedicated, committed faculty and staff serving approximately 700 students in 3rd through 8th grade. Preferred qualifications for this full-time position include a master’s degree, a current Vermont Professional Educator’s license and endorsement as a Library Media Specialist (5440-61) See the full description on SchoolSpring to apply.

Director, Information and Instruction Services – Bailey/Howe Library, University Of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

University of Vermont Libraries seek a creative, innovative, and enthusiastic individual for the position of Director of Information and Instruction Services. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and Chief Information Officer, this position leads and manages the Information and Instruction Services department, including reference and consultation services, information literacy and instruction services, the subject liaison program, and the Government Information and Maps Unit.

Required qualifications include: MLS from an ALA accredited program or foreign equivalent; minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience; work experience in an academic library; broad knowledge of issues and trends in reference and information literacy and library instruction; demonstrated record of leadership; experience in planning, implementing, and assessing services and programs; and scholarly work and professional service commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher.

To view the full job description and to apply online, please visit http://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/14397

The Bailey/Howe Library is the main library at the University of Vermont, the largest institution of higher education in Vermont, with an enrollment of 9,000 in nine schools and colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, consistently named a top city in which to live, and is uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. The surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor and cultural activities year round.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Salary: Begins at $85,000

Status: Full-Time

Library Director – St. Johnsbury Academy (St. Johnsbury, VT)

Summary: The Library is a vibrant center of the campus at the Academy and is first and foremost an environment that models studious inquiry, creative curiosity, and respect for the pursuit of knowledge. The Library Director serves as an administrator directing the library program, managing budgets, and evaluating staff and services; as an educator developing research tools and teaching patrons to become effective users of information: and as a facilitator linking students, faculty, and staff to appropriate resources. The director preserves and expands the collection of print and non-print resources that support the Academy’s academic curriculum, life-long learning, and recreational reading. He/She will act as an advocate for the library, serve as a department head, serve on academic committees, act as a liaison for local librarians, and be an active member of professional associations. The director will act as an advocate for the library, serve as a department head, serve on academic committees’, act as a liaison for local librarians, and be an active member of professional associations.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrator:

  • Manages the library in accord with institutional policy.
  • Manages performance of library staff, includes annual review and professional development
  • Manages library security.
  • Drafts an annual library report and goals for the administration, library staff, and library advisory committee.
  • Implements measures for assessing and evaluating library services.
  • Prepares, submits, and manages the library budget.
  • Prepares job descriptions for library staff.
  • Provides for the training to library staff.
  • Drafts and updates library policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates and renews software and database agreements.
  • Pursues professional development.
  • Supervises the weeding of the collection.
  • Manages an automated library system.
  • Serves as member of Admin duty team.

Educator:

  • Initiate programs and projects to increase use of library resources.
  • Provides for orientation of library resources and programs for incoming students and new faculty.
  • Evaluates materials for selection and retention by reviewing curricular and instructional needs, collaborating with teachers, attending conferences/ professional meetings, and by reading professional publications.
  • Lead teacher in Library curriculum development and instruction.

Communicator:

  • Provides for the teaching of instruction of information literacy.
  • Informs school of new resource tools.
  • Shares a monthly list of new acquisitions.
  • Organizes the collection through selection, cataloging, and supervision of the processing of new materials.
  • Promotes the use of library materials through library newsletter, chapel announcements, thematic displays, and other avenues.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school is required. At least five years of experience with increasing levels of management responsibility in hiring, training, and mentoring professional staff.

Apply for this position by sending a letter of interest and resume/c.v. to:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Jeff Burroughs, Assistant Headmaster for Academics
St. Johnsbury Academy
P.O. Box 906, 1000 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

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