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Library Director – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library, a progressive public library serving five communities in the Green Mountains of Vermont, seeks a dynamic new Director. He or she will bring a passion for literacy and lifelong learning, a vision of the new roles and services of a 21st library, and inspirational leadership to effect continuing positive organizational change.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school and five years of professional experience
  • Successful record of increasing responsibility for coordinating quality library services, developing diverse collections and programming, and staff development
  • Experience in strategic planning implementation, fund raising, and special project development
  • Ability and commitment to collaborate with a wide range of community partners and an active Board of Trustees
  • Proven administrative, supervisory, and fiscal management skills

Salary: $68,000 – $82,000

Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, and matching 403b plan.

Starting: December 1, 2014
Posted: April 17, 2014
Deadline: May 23, 2014

Application Process: Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to searchcommittee@rutlandfree.com or Search Committee, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, VT 05701

Geek The Library!

Have you heard of “Geek the Library”?

It’s an awareness campaign for public libraries, from OCLC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It is also coming to a close soon and we’d like all Vermont public libraries to learn about it and consider participating.

We are very happy to have Jennifer Powell of Geek the Library coming to Vermont to offer 2 sessions about Geek, April 30.

The first session will be held at the Dorothy Alling  Memorial Library in Williston  from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The second session that day will be Brown Public Library in Northfield from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

What is a “Geek the Library” campaign?

  • Geek the Library provides materials and ideas for your local campaigns but you are not required to do any particular activities – you can customize for your town and library. Even very small libraries can use the campaign and integrate it in simple ways to build awareness.
  • You need not have completed Turning the Page or other advocacy training in order to effectively use the campaign – 11 Vermont libraries have or are currently participating in Geek with or without other training. However, if you have completed Turning the Page, this is a terrific place to start in working community awareness of your library with very little project creation on your own.
  • This is a fun campaign, asking for nothing, but building awareness of all the library can offer the community and bringing them in to the conversation.

If your library decides to join the Geek the Library campaign you will receive:

  • Free planning resources-event strategy, gathering and organizing local information
  • Help with local advertising and events
  • Resources to download artwork and print marketing materials, as well as resources to resize templates or other materials, if needed.
  • GTL Web page that can be adopted for your individual library
  • Free PR and promotional material
  • Access to GTL database that includes marketing, data and other resources

To register for the workshops:

Geek the Library – Williston April 30, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston from 10:00 to 12:00

Geek the Library – Northfield April 30, Brown Public Library, Northfield from 2:00 to 4:00

If you cannot attend one of the two half-day workshops but would like to participate in or to learn more about the “Geek the Library” campaign, please go to:

  1. Visit http://get.geekthelibrary.org/what-is-geek-the-library/

Remember that you can always join Geek the Library campaign on your own and still attend the workshop and talk to Jenny from Geek campaign.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michael.roche@state.vt.us (802-748-3428)  or Christine.friese@state.vt.us  (802-828-2714) to discuss Geek the Library.

Library Media Specialist – Leicester Central School (Leicester, VT)

Leicester Central School is in need of a Media Support Specialist responsible for promoting information, literacy and providing direct support to students in the use of print and digital print resources. This support will assist students in mastering curriculum objectives. A qualified candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, have experience within a school setting, be familiar with and love children’s literature and possess the ability to use current technology related to information literacy. Hours: One seven hour day per week plus participation in the DCF challenge. For full description and to apply, see the SchoolSpring listing.

Library Director – Windsor Public Library (Windsor, VT)

The Windsor Public Library seeks an energetic, community-minded individual to serve our population of 3,600 residents. The Library Director is the administrator of the Library whose responsibilities include:

  • Daily operation of library including supervising, scheduling, interviewing and hiring of library volunteers and staff
  • Management and development of library’s collections
  • Assisting and instructing patrons on use of the online catalog, the library’s historical documents, reference needs, and other library resources
  • Planning, promoting, and facilitating regular adult programming
  • Working in conjunction with the 11-member Board of Trustees to develop and implement an annual budget; seek outside funding through grants and other funding sources; and on an ongoing basis assess the community’s needs and interests and strive to achieve the goals and objectives of the current (and forthcoming new) Five-Year Plan
  • Managing the facility of our historic building
  • Proficiency in basic computer technology such as MS Office, Facebook, and WordPress (to keep the library website up-to-date
  • Supporting the Friends of the Windsor Library, who supplement the library’s fundraising efforts throughout the year  

MLS/VT certification and/or library management experience is desired, although will consider a strong candidate with related professional experience who is willing to pursue VT certification.

30-32 hours per week, and salary commensurate with experience/qualifications.

The town of Windsor is situated in the heart of the Upper Connecticut River Valley, close to hiking, biking, swimming, and kayaking opportunities, and offers many in-town conveniences and fine dining. The community is perennially very supportive of its Library, and the ideal candidate for Director will continue to carry the momentum of our good will. For more information, visitwww.windsorlibrary.org.

Send resume with cover letter to directorsearch@windsorlibrary.org.

Library Director – South Burlington Community Library (So. Burlington, VT)

With the retirement of its current Library Director, the South Burlington (Vermont) Community Library seeks a new Library Director starting in July 2014. The Board of Trustees is seeking an excited and dynamic person to take over the top leadership role at the Library which presently shares space in the high school library.  The new Director will help design, build, and then manage a 21st Century library in our newly created City Center.  The new Director will also need to have the strategic vision and leadership to implement cutting‐edge services, technologies, and a variety of programs for every age level.  The current library’s annual budget is $432,000. Other qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage a staff of eight (8) full and part‐time individuals.  Approximately 17,000 circulation transactions occur each month;
  • Expertise in the areas of marketing and advocacy for all of the services the library provides; 
  • The ability to plan and execute a yearly budget plus extensive experience in major grant writing; 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness to engage the Board of Trustees, city government, Friends of the Library and the community at large to build effective partnerships for the  benefit of all. 

Education:  Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA‐accredited institution

Experience:  Five years of relevant experience, including supervisory experience

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience, with an excellent benefits package

South Burlington is a thriving and dynamic community of over 18,000 residents in northwestern Vermont.  The city borders Lake Champlain and has numerous public parks and a beach and is a short drive from Montreal.  One of the anchors of the Burlington metropolitan area, we are currently developing a City Center from the ground up that will feature the Library as one of its primary attractions.

To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:

South Burlington Library Director Search
c/o Human Resources Dept.
575 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403

You may also email these documents to:  jladd@sburl.com Please include Library Director Position in the subject line of the email.

This position will remain open until filled.  Deadline for applications is May 9, 2014.

View the Library’s website at:  www.sburlcomlib.com

View the City of South Burlington’s website at:  www.sburl.com 

The South Burlington Community Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Vermont Library Conference Registration is Now OPEN!

Registration for the 120th Vermont Library Conference on May 20th at St. Michael’s College is now open!

http://www.vermontlibraries.org/conference/

Join the Vermont Library Association as we explore “Story Time: Advocate, Celebrate, and BE HEARD!” with ALA’s Director for the Office of Library Advocacy, Marci Merola. We have an amazing schedule full of sessions, panels, poster presentations, lots networking time, and BATTLE DECKS!

Don’t forget, VLA members get a significant discount on Vermont Library Conference registration, as well as a host of other benefits. If you haven’t already joined or renewed for 2014, you can include a VLA Membership Form with your conference registration and payment for both.
VLA Membership Info & Forms: http://www.vermontlibraries.org/membership/

To register for conference, please fill out this form:

http://www.vermontlibraries.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/VLCregistrationForm2014.pdf

and send it with your payment (and membership form/payment, if applicable) to:

Vermont Library Conference
PO Box 803
Burlington, VT 05402

Due to unforeseen circumstances, online payment for both the conference and membership will not be available this year. We’ll let you know when it does become available in the future.
Additionally, if you register for conference before May 1st you’ll receive early bird pricing. If you have any questions about your membership status, please don’t hesitate to contact vermontlibrariesmembers@gmail.com. Questions for conference can go to vermontlibraryconference@gmail.com.

See you at the #VLC2014!

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