ALA condemns racism and violence in Charlottesville

CHICAGO – Today American Library Association President Jim Neal released the following statement regarding the weekend’s tragic violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“The ALA expresses our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost and injured during this weekend’s protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. We will not forget their efforts to enlighten and safeguard their communities from bigotry while opposing racist, anti-immigrant, anti-GLBTQ, and anti-Semitic violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Virginia as well as anyone who protests hate and fights for equity, diversity and inclusion.Read More

Librarian – Lydia Taft Pratt Library (West Dummerston, VT)

Lydia Taft Pratt Library is seeking a librarian to be in charge of the day to day operation of the library. Pratt library is the public library of the town of Dummerston, a community of 1800 residents in Southeastern Vermont. The librarian is responsible for providing library services to all ages: maintaining the circulating collections, providing/arranging programs and outreach services, as well as continuing to expand and upgrade technology.Read More

Library Paraeducator – Flynn Elementary (Burlington, VT)

Flynn Elementary seeks a Library Paraeducator at a 0.6 FTE to assist the Library Media Specialist in operating and implementing the educational objectives of the learning center. The successful applicant will assist classroom teachers and the Library Media Specialist in supervising students and helping students locate library resources. This will include basic instructional technology support for students using 1:1 technology as well as desktop computers and printers. The position requires a staff member proficient in the use of technology applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet browsers, search engines and databases. The Learning Center Paraeducator will: • Assist Library Media Specialist in accurate management of the circulation, cataloging, and maintenance of materials and learning center equipment, including using the library automation system as needed. • Supervise students in the library. • Help maintain appropriate student behavior in the learning center. • Operate the library automation system and prepare reports, complete paperwork, • and order materials as needed. • Sort and re-shelve books, periodicals, and other library/media center materials using the Dewey Decimal system • Lift (up to 35 lbs) , carry (up to 30 lbs) , reach, push, pull and bend. • Demonstrate willingness and ability to assist with audio visual technology needs throughout the building.

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Tween/Teen Librarian – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Creative energetic and innovative library professional. Responsible for administrative and supervisory work in planning and managing the activities of youth and young adult services in the library and all other related work as required. Tween/Teen Librarian works under the general direction of the Library Assistant Director. Functions requiring considerable judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing services to youth and young adults between the ages of 10 to 18 both within the library and the community.Read More

Library Director – Wilder Memorial Library (Wilder, VT)

Weston, Vermont, an idyllic community in the southern part of the State, is seeking a Library Director for the Wilder Memorial Library. The Librarian is hired by and responsible to the Board of Trustees. The position is part-time, up to 24 hours per week. The hourly salary will be commensurate with experience.Read More

Part-time Librarian – Castleton University (Castleton, VT)

Castleton University is seeking applications for a part-time Librarian.  This part-time position is 12 – 15 hours per week during the academic year.  Occasional Saturday hours required.  Responsibilities include providing reference services including staffing the reference desk and research appointments, creating research guides, assisting in collection development and weeding, and participating in general library operations.  There are no benefits provided with this position.

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Assistant Director – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

The Hartland Public Library in Hartland, Vermont seeks a reader savvy, enthusiastic Assistant Director to work 20 hours a week in our vibrant, small community in the Upper Valley of Vermont. The ideal candidate will provide reader’s advisory, maintain the adult fiction collection, manage and recruit volunteers, and provide interlibrary loan service.Read More

Assistant Librarian – Dailey Memorial Library (Derby, VT)

The Dailey Memorial Library in Derby, Vermont is seeking an Assistant Librarian to work 15 hours per week at its brand new renovated library to be opening in the fall.  Responsibilities include working at the Circulation desk, assisting patrons with computer use, managing overdue notices, preparing items for the collection, implementing inter-library loans, assisting with fundraising functions, and performing related tasks.   The ideal candidate is flexible, organized, a team player, able to work comfortably with the public, and tech savvy.  Previous library work is highly recommended. Read More

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