Library Assistant I: Young Adult Services – Burnham Memorial Library (Colchester, VT)

Library Assistant I: Young Adult Services

Town of Colchester, 35-40 hours per week – to be determined. The Town is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Associate I: Young Adult Services. Qualified applicants under the administrative supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Director will perform patron service, age appropriate programming, collection maintenance, and community outreach. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and application to Sherry LaBarge, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 55, Colchester, VT 05446 or email to by November 5, 2014 or open until filled.

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Education Librarian – Mason Library, Keene State College (Keene, NH)

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for an Education Librarian to lead the development of programs, services, and information literacy curriculum in support of students and faculty in the college’s Educator Preparation Program.  This is a tenure track faculty appointment available July 1, 2015.

Under administrative review of the Dean of Mason Library, the Education Librarian collaborates with colleagues on campus and in the local educator community to foster effective use of the Curriculum Materials Library (CML). The Education Librarian exemplifies best practices in the use of curriculum materials, develops and implements policies regarding the CML, and has overall responsibility for collection development in the CML and Education collections.

As a faculty member, this position participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the library’s programs, engages in scholarly activities, and library and campus-wide service.  We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide, lead, and assess programs in support of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain information literacy and educational technologies curriculum specific to students in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Organize, develop, and enhance physical facilities and collections of the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Work with Technical Services to develop and implement standards of processing for various materials in the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Maintain currency in local and state preK-12 curriculum and national education standards.
  • Select, assess, and manage the Curriculum Materials Library and Education collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Program.
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote the Curriculum Materials Library, its programs, resources, and services.
  • Coordinate the Curriculum Materials Library Advisory Board.
  • Supervise student workers as needed to maintain collection and provide services.
  • Cultivate partnerships with cooperating teachers and local library media specialist groups.
  • Coordinate and provide outreach services to high school and community groups to establish positive connections between the library and entering undergraduate students.

Library Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the Library’s programs;
  • Participates in liaison program;
  • Provides services that contribute to student learning;
  • Selects and evaluates library resources;
  • Engages in scholarly activities;
  • Engages in library and campus-wide service.
Qualifications Required: Master’s degree in library science or library media from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by time of appointment; experience assessing and developing library collections; experience developing curriculum and providing information literacy instruction; demonstrated knowledge of the field of teacher education and the teaching profession; an understanding of pedagogical methods in preK-12 education; familiarity with preK-12 curriculum materials and literature; ability to apply technology to teaching; proven organizational, interpersonal, communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially.

Qualifications Preferred: Library Media Specialist certification; experience with accreditation processes; grant writing experience; experience teaching in or as librarian in preK-12 education environment; experience developing and providing educational technology instruction. This is a tenure track faculty position and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720.  Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement.  

Application: Apply online at

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue untilFriday, January 9, 2015.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: or

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.  The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. 


Part-Time Substitute Public Services Librarian – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

Howe Library of the Town of Hanover is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of part-time substitute (averaging 6-10 hours per week) Public Services Librarian.  Reporting to the Senior Public Services Librarian, this position is responsible for assisting patrons with reference questions, providing readers’ advisory and computer instruction services, and performing circulation duties as necessary.

This position is Pay Grade 12 (hourly wage $21.72) on the Town’s pay scale.

Minimum requirements:  Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university. Successful candidates will also have library experience sufficient to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for 1-2 years.  A strong philosophy of quality customer service is essential.

Work schedule: Must be able to work one evening per week, every third Saturday or Sunday, and be available for needed substitute work during day, evening, Saturday, and Sunday shifts.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit cover letter and Town’s application form (application form required, resume encouraged) available on the Town website (go to Employment link at  Application may be submitted in person or by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

 Gloria LaCasse, HR Coordinator

Human Resources Department

41 South Main Street

PO Box 483

Hanover, NH  03755

Fax: (603)290-5496

 Criminal background check required.

The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time/Substitute Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

Howe Library of The Town of Hanover is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of part-time substitute (averaging 6-10 hours per week) Circulation Assistant.  Reporting to the Circulation Supervior, this position is responsible for using the library’s computerized system to check books in and out, responding to telephone inquiries, opening and closing the library building, and performing a variety of clerical  tasks.

This position is Pay Grade 7 (hourly wage $17.02) on the Town’s pay scale.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma, experience with computers sufficient to easily operate check in/check out system, excellent customer service and communication skills, plus the desire and ability to work as part of a team of library professionals.

Work schedule: Must be able to work one regularly scheduled weekly three or four hour shift, every third Saturday or Sunday, and for substitute work during day, evening, Saturday, and Sunday shifts.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit cover letter and Town’s application form (application form required, resume encouraged) available on the Town website (go to Employment link at  Application may be submitted in person, or by mail, fax, or email to:

 Gloria LaCasse, HR Coordonator

Human Resources Department

PO Box 483

Hanover, NH  03755

Fax:  (603)290-5492


 Criminal background check required.

The Town of Hanover is an equal opportunity employer.

Head of Library Services – Kellogg-Hubbard Library (Montpelier, VT)

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a full-time Head of Library Services to work with the Director and the rest of the library’s dedicated and cohesive staff.

Under the direction of the Director, the Head of Library Services will work with the director in the management and overall support of daily staff operations. This person’s responsibilities will include supervising staff, working on collection maintenance and development, participating in planning, and providing expertise on a variety of library issues.

Located in an historic building in the heart of the nation’s smallest capital city, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library serves the City of Montpelier and the towns of Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex and Worcester; the communities have a combined population of 15,000. The library has a collection over 88,000 items and an annual circulation of 272,000—the second highest in Vermont. It has fifteen full- and part-time staff.

Candidates must have strong interpersonal, communication and management skills. They must have both supervisory experience and either a MLS or MLIS.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and three references. Electronic applications should be sent to Applications or materials that can’t be provided electronically may be sent to: Tom McKone, Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Applications will be read as they are received. The deadline is November 10th.

Library Director – Jericho Town Library (Jericho Center, VT)

Jericho Town Library, a charming, historic library on the Green in Jericho Center, VT, is seeking a library director for a 24 hour work week: Mon. 1-7; Wed. 10-12 and 2-7; Fri. 1-5; Sat. 10-12, with the remaining five hours at the librarian’s discretion for administrative work. A library science degree is preferable; computer skills, a must. Knowledge of Koha is a plus. This multifaceted job calls for a well organized, energetic person who enjoys working with the public. Those interested in this position should send a resume to Barb Adams: 802-899-4818.

Library/Media & Technology Integrationist, Long-Term Substitute – Main Street Middle School (Montpelier, VT) –

This long-term substitute position runs from approximately November 24, 2014 through the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. Appropriate licensure required. This position works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to provide support in a wide variety of ways. For full description and to apply, see the listing on SchoolSpring.

Office Support Generalist, Libraries Dean’s Office – University of Vermont Libraries (Burlington, VT)

Job Summary: The University of Vermont Libraries seeks an Office Support Generalist to provide general office and administrative support to the Libraries Dean’s Office. Serve as primary contact for requests for the Dean and assist in coordination of Dean’s divisional and University wide responsibilities. Provide support in the production of documentation such as strategic planning, annual reports, and other special/time sensitive projects. Prepare and/or edit internal library communications. Provide logistical support which includes travel arrangements and coordination of special events.

Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree with one to three years’ experience required. Demonstrated effective written and oral communication abilities; experience working successfully in collaborative settings as well as independently; experience with updating basic website content. Familiarity with basic office software such as word processing, spreadsheets and research databases. Possess good interpersonal skills with clear judgment, discretion and sensitivity for confidential matters. Ability to manage projects and work on deadlines. Proof-reading and grammatical skills 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 #S060PO or to apply on-line with cover letter and résumé, please visit our website at:; 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.

Library Director – Putney Public Library (Putney, VT)

The Board of Trustees of the Putney Public Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced library professional to serve as Library Director. Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for planning, organizing, reviewing and directing all library activities, blending traditional and innovative strategies in the use of materials, programs, technology, and space. The Library Director oversees the daily operations of the library, develops the collection of materials and library programs, implements library policies, procedures, short and long range goals, directs and performs public relation activities, supervises staff, helps develop and administer the budget, liaisons with town manager and oversees the maintenance of our beautiful building and grounds.


  • A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school preferred;
  • Five years of progressively responsible library supervisory experience or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of library work, automated library systems, and use of library resources and information technology optimal.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively and must possess excellent technology skills.

This is a full time 35 hours/week position starting January 1, 2015. The salary range is commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package. The Town of Putney and the Putney Public Library are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications that include a cover letter, resume and reference list will be accepted at The deadline for applications is October 24, 2014.

Collection Development Librarian, Assistant Library Professor – Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Collection Development Librarian. One of the fundamental responsibilities of the Collection Development Librarian is to assess curricular needs across the university and support effective teaching and research with the best and most cost-effective resources. This position reports to the Director of Collection Management Services and also works closely with Dana Medical Library to coordinate purchase decisions.

The successful candidate will have a firm grasp of current scholarly content available via print or e-publishing options while also focusing on future models of discovery and access beyond ownership: open access research, digital humanities archives, institutional repositories, data mining initiatives and open educational resources (OERs). Knowledge of scholarly communication, altmetrics, and standard criteria/tools for measuring resource use and the impact of research and scholarship is essential. This position requires the ability to work with campus partners to demonstrate the value of the library’s collections to academic departments in an era of increasing demand for accountability.


Manage the selection, assessment and disposition of resources in all formats. Oversee patron-focused collections such as order on demand and patron driven acquisitions. Perform collection analysis to determine collection usage and effectiveness and to understand campus community needs. Chair the Bailey/Howe Collections Team to prioritize new resource requests and renewals. Participate in joint collection development activities with the Dana Medical Library.
Organize and conduct collection management projects (assessment and disposition). Supervise 1.5 FTE. Collaborate with subject liaisons, faculty, academic departments and programs to ensure that UVM library collections are robust and discoverable. Coordinate collection options available via the Primo Central Index. Serve as subject liaison to one or more academic departments. Engage in scholarly activities and service to the library, the university and the library profession.


  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing selection, analysis, and disposition of materials in all formats, including patron driven acquisitions programs;
  • Relevant professional experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty, campus partners, vendors, consortia, and publishers;
  • Supervisory experience in an academic library environment;
  • Demonstrated expertise with collection analysis techniques and tools
  • Demonstrated proficiency with automated library systems, usage tools and standards.


  • Knowledge of collection management, the publishing industry, electronic resource management, licensing and copyright issues, digital rights management, digital preservation and discovery systems;
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment;
  • Knowledge of user needs and patron satisfaction studies; experience with discovery systems.

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


Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 10, 2014.
For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F017PO or to apply on-line, please visit our website at:; telephone 802-656-3150.

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


The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont’s public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Library, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

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