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Library Support Senior – Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

Job Summary: The Dana Medical Library serves the information needs for the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the UVM Medical Center. They are seeking a Library Support Senior staff member to investigate and report on cost, access, terms of use, and usage of electronic materials to inform collection development decisions. Initiate and monitor activation and withdrawal of licensed e-content. Order selected materials and monitor status of pending orders. Perform catalog verification, maintenance and holding changes for adds, withdrawals, transfers and reclassifications. Serve as point person for biomedical and health sciences materials for the day-to-day work of Libraries Collection Management Services. Collaborate with Libraries Collection Management Services in activities such as resolving electronic resources problems and assisting in workflow and process development.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma, two years college coursework, and three years library experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Demonstrated ability to learn new computer skills as needed. Effective interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills. Ability to plan, prioritize, and work independently.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience in library acquisitions, e-resources, and serials.

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 #S156PO 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.

Reference Librarian – Castleton State College (Castleton, VT)

Castleton State College is seeking applications for the position of Part-time Reference Librarian to provide reference services including responding to research questions, assisting with research, creating research guides and participating in general library operations.  Prior experience desirable.

Qualifications include M.L.S. degree from an A.L.A. accredited school.  Students who are near completion of the M.L.S. degree may be considered.  This is a part-time position consisting of approximately 10 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.  There are no benefits provided with this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply send completed Castleton State College application (found on www.castleton.edu/employment) along with a letter of application, a resume and three references to:

Office of Human Resources

Castleton State College

42 Alumni Drive

Castleton, Vermont 05735

Castleton State College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Make a Difference: Founded in 1787, Castleton is a college community that values personal interaction with students and among colleagues.  Your work will be appreciated here.  You can help us make a difference in the lives of our students, and for the benefit of Vermont.

Library Director – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director for the Aldrich Public Library. The library seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services and embrace the rapid technological changes occurring in today’s public libraries.

This is a Full Time Position. The position requires a minimum of an MLS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent library certification; five years of library experience of which two years should be in a supervisory capacity.

A detailed job description and application process can be found at the Aldrich website http://www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/employment/. Applications must be received by January 23, 2015.

Manuscripts and University Archives Assistant, Library Professional – Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

Job Summary: Bailey/Howe Library’s Research Collections seeks a Library Professional-Manuscripts and University Archives Assistant staff member to join their team. This position will help make Special Collections and University Archives materials available to students, faculty, and researchers by providing assistance with collection management, resource description and access, and public service functions. This position is funded by an endowment and the appointment is contingent on funding. The initial appointment will be three years with a possibility of extension.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and one to three years related library experience required. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to manage time and workflow expectations. Ability to maintain attention to detail and accuracy. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums. Ability to handle rare and fragile materials with care and attention. Must be able to push/pull 20 lbs. and lift 10 lbs. frequently and 45 lbs. occasionally, floor to shoulder level. Must be able to carry 45 lbs. occasionally and use a ladder to shelve boxes of materials. Repetitive forward bending and sustained stooping with desk work and shelving material. Initial employment contingent upon successful completion of physical screening.

Desirable Qualifications: Work experience in a special collections or archival setting. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access). Physical Demands: Ability to perform tasks associated with retrieval and shelving of library and archival materials and to move and lift 45 pounds occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently.

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 #S147PO or to apply on-line with cover letter and resume, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150.

Library Support Generalist – Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

The Dana Medical Library serves the information needs for the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the UVM Medical Center. They are seeking a Library Support Generalist staff member to oversee and supervise all public service library operations during evening and weekend hours in the absence of other library personnel. Responsible for building security and enforcing policy. Facilitate the use of the Library’s computer resources, including the online catalog, webpages, instructional support, and other computing resources; providing reference services and library instruction as needed. Perform stack maintenance; respond to department email regarding patron requests; run daily reports; compile statistics.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma, two years college coursework and one to two years of related experience and knowledge of computer applications (email, Internet, web browsers, Windows) and hardware required. Effective communication and customer service skills required.

Physical Demands: Must have the ability to stoop, bend and lift up to 20 lbs.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience in an academic and/or health sciences library setting. Knowledge of basic library resources.

Special Conditions: Weekend work required, 2nd Shift (Shift differential applies). Required to work nights, weekends and some UVM holidays and required to accept schedule changes based on the needs of the Library.

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. Apply online with cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #S136PO or to apply online with cover letter adn resume, 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, ethic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Technical Services Librarian – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Stowe Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology-proficient librarian to fill the position of Technical Services Librarian and to assist in fulfilling our mission: “To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind.” Our cherished community library has a collection of 35,000 volumes with annual visits of 140,000.  It is located in the center of Stowe, a premier four-season resort community with a year-round population of 5,000, and within the historic Helen Day Memorial Building.

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, and an MLS from an ALA accredited school or a Vermont Department of Libraries Certification is preferred. A working knowledge and experience with computers, including Integrated Library Systems (ILS), cataloging procedures and MARC databases, and current technologies is desired.  Good verbal communication skills and ability to interact with the public, excellent organizational skills and ability to perform detailed work, and the physical ability to lift and shelve books is required. This is currently a 40-hour per week position, including evenings and Saturdays, with excellent benefits and a starting salary range of $15.78 – $17.40 per hour, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

A job description and employment application can be obtained on our website: www.townofstowevt.org.  Send employment application, letter of interest and resume to: Town of Stowe, Attn: Nicole Adams, Benefits Coordinator, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or email recruit@townofstowevermont.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

VLA thriving at VTComicCon

comic book reader's license

VLA had a presence at Vermont’s first ComicCon. We had a good time, made a good impression and helped sponsor one of their special guests. We tabled for two days. Our table had a few things
– Mr. McFeeley from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (aka David Newell) who did a story time with puppets and his book twice daily. He was a wonderfully gracious man and the kids loved him.
– A Banned Graphic Novels exhibit. We brought graphic novels from our own libraries and put them up on book stands along with a printout of why each graphic novel was banned or challenged.
– Handouts of good “If you liked…” suggestions for graphic novels to read. We have copies of them in PDF or Word format if anyone would like them for their libraries.
– Stickers! We used these as a model and printed out a bunch of them. Very popular.
– Minicomics! One of the publishers had a stack of these and let us use them as giveaways at the booth, also very popular.
– Our Comic Reader’s License (seen above). This was a frame like a driver’s license with a whiteboard area where people could write their names. It hung on a movie screen stand and we had a chair behind it. We took people’s photos, uploaded them (with permission) to the VLA Instagram account and then later edited them and put them on our facebook account in a VLA ComicCon album so people could tag and share them.

It was really fun seeing so many people all dressed up and having a good time celebrating reading (among other things) and we’re sure to do it again next year.

Cindy Weber to represent VLA at Career Development Facilitator Program

The Vermont Library Association Board is pleased to announce the selection of Cindy Weber, director of the Stowe Free Library, as Vermont’s representative to a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) training offered by the American Library Association and the National Career Development Association. Vermont is one of 22 states selected to participate based on an application outlining our plans for implementing the program statewide. Participants from each state will become certified Career Development Facilitators, with an emphasis on guiding other librarians in providing career and job-seeking help to their communities as well as assisting librarians with their own career development needs.

VLA and Cindy Weber will be working together to identify a cohort of librarians in the state to help share this material widely. The VLA Board is looking forward to being able to help our members serve this function in their communities more confidently and to contribute to the economic vitality of our local families and communities. The training includes such topics as development and maintenance of a career resource center, labor market information, career planning processes, basic helping and facilitation skills, informal and formal assessments, program promotion, ethical and scope-of-practice issues, professional portfolios, and up-to-date job search resources.

The training consists of two days of workshops in Chicago in January 2015 prior to the ALA Midwinter Conference and then an online course for 14 weeks. See the ALA press release on the selection of participants here. Look for future announcements on the VTLibraries mailing list or contact Cindy Weber for more information or to express interest in future trainings: cweber@stowelibrary.org or (802) 253-6145.

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