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Youth Services Librarian (Johnson, VT)

Johnson Public Library seeks a creative, energetic, collaborative Youth Services Librarian. This position creates and promotes weekly programs for infants through teens; assists patrons in the selection and use of library materials and computers; reviews, selects and processes new materials for youth collection; maintains current collection and displays; assists with grant writing; provides outreach programs; and works in circulation.

The successful candidate will possess a desire to instill and inspire a love of reading and creative exploration with our young patrons; have knowledge of children’s literature; be aware of current youth and teen issues; have flexibility, strong organizational skills, and experience implementing programs; and excellent people and computer skills.

This position is 20 hours per week.

Qualifications – A Bachelor’s degree, plus relevant work experience

Please send cover letter and resume by March 14th  to johnsonpubliclibraryvt@gmail.com or

Johnson Public Library, PO Box 601, Johnson, VT 05656

Librarians for Net Neutrality

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Like librarians around the country, the Vermont Library Association is deeply concerned about the recent changes to the regulations regarding Net Neutrality.  Throughout the development and growth of the Internet equal access to information has been the accepted norm.  Net neutrality protects those making the content from censorship and provides users of the Internet with the freedom they need to easily access any and all information.  In particular, Vermont residents are uniquely vulnerable to the FCC’s relaxing of net neutrality rules.  As a rural state we all rely on the Internet to access content we might not otherwise be able to find and our small business community needs to be able to reach customers across the state and around the country.

Net Neutrality is the belief that the companies who provide our Internet access should not have the ability to force content creators to pay more based on the information they provide, or even possibility block content they don’t approve of.  Net Neutrality protects consumers from being charged more based on their Internet use, allows individuals to create their own content without fear they will have to pay to have other’s find it, and gives us all equal access to any content on the Internet.  Sadly, Net Neutrality is no longer in place.  However, Vermont librarians will continue to push for a reinstatement of these norms in order to protect our patrons.  We will continue to offer free access to the Internet at our libraries across the state.  A free and open Internet is so very valuable to our state so residents are able to learn, explore, build businesses, and participate in the world provided to us through the Internet.  As librarians will we everything we can to fight for all Vermonters.

– Angele Mott Nickerson – VLA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Library Director (Vergennes, VT)

LIBRARY DIRECTOR – BIXBY MEMORIAL FREE LIBRARY, VERGENNES

About the Bixby and the Community

Located in the beautiful little city of Vergennes, the Bixby Library is an incorporated non-profit that serves a five-town community of 8,000 residents. Built in 1911, the library is notable as one of the top ten historical buildings in the state of Vermont.  The Bixby’s annual budget is $264,638 with a staff of 3.8 FTE and a team of committed volunteers. With a new strategic plan adopted last year, the Bixby is on an ambitious course to generate excitement, fulfill community needs and increase support from its residents.

We are located close to the shores of Lake Champlain, an easy drive to the college towns of Burlington and Middlebury. Steeped in history, Addison County offers many outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, kayaking and skiing. The restaurant scene is Vergennes is vibrant and our opera house regularly schedules cultural events and concerts.

The Job & Qualifications

Our new director will recognize the tremendous opportunity to lead the staff in building partnerships, marketing the library, advocating for the Bixby and ensuring that library operations are responsive to community needs. We are looking for an outgoing individual who is action-oriented and ready to make a difference.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred. Management and supervisory experience required. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred. Successful grant-writing experience required.  The job description is available at www.bixbylibrary.org.

Salary range: $45,000 – $55,000, commensurate with qualifications and skills. Paid holidays and sick time.

Send a letter of interest, indicating how your qualifications match our requirements, and a resume to searchcommittee@bixbylibrary.org by March 5, 2018 for first consideration. Position is available in late June.

Interim Adult Services Librarian (Vergennes, VT)

Interim Adult Services Librarian

25-35 hours per week

 Bixby Memorial Free Library is seeking an Interim Adult Services Librarian to serve from now through summer 2018.

 Essential Job Functions: 

  • Plans, implements and evaluates services for adults.
  • Provides technology instruction and guidance.
  • Manages collection development for the adult collection.
  • Oversees volunteers.

 Training/Skills

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent experience/certification.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the capacity to project a positive public image.

 Important Attributes: 

  • Collaborates effectively and works well in a team environment.
  • Thinks outside the box.

 To apply, send cover letter, resume and references to Library Director Jane Spencer jane.spencer@bixbylibrary.org

 Bixby Memorial Free Library serves the five-town area of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham , Vermont with a population of 7800.  The library has been in the process of transforming services to provide the greatest relevance to residents of the community we serve.

Lead Library Assistant: Programming and Interlibrary Loan (Georgia, VT)

Georgia Public Library is seeking a Part Time “Lead Library Assistant: Programming and Interlibrary Loan” to work 17 hours a week, primarily afternoons and evenings with some Saturdays. The ideal candidate will pair a positive attitude with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Social media, website maintenance and development, and IT savvy are highly sought. Experience in the areas of interlibrary loans and programming would also be of benefit.

 

Applications will be accepted until 2/14/18.  Please send a letter of interest and resume to Directorgplvt@gmail.com

Youth Services Librarian (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library in Essex Junction, VT seeks a collaborative, creative, inspired and professional Youth Librarian to join our team. This position directly oversees coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative services and collection development for infants through teens. Other responsibilities include supervision of support staff and volunteers, covering public desks, outreach to area organizations, department budget management, publicity, and assisting patrons with resources – both print and digital.

 Hours include some nights and weekends. Qualifications include: Masters in Library Science, plus three years of experience working with youth, preferably in a library environment, or a combination of education and experience desired. Supervisory experience preferred.

 The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to work with young people from infants to teens; be knowledgeable about current youth and teen issues; strive to learn emerging technologies; be able to work in a team-centered environment and must possess creativity, motivation, flexibility, imagination, enthusiasm and more to inspire the love of reading, lifelong learning and the exploration of ideas.
This position is full time with excellent benefits. Application forms available online at www.essexjunction.org/departments/employment/, at the Village Office or Brownell Library. Send application with resume and cover letter to Village of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, oradmin@essexjunction.org.  Resume review will begin Feb. 23, 2018.  Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

Part-time Aide (Sunapee, NH)

Part-time Aide—Abbott Library

The Abbott Library is a busy, dynamic and professional working environment. We are seeking a part-time library aide to work 10-12 hours per week on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. The ability to work one Saturday a month and work additional hours when needed is a plus. Duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry, and special projects. Additional duties could include assisting with Inter-Library Loan, public relations and programming. Ideal candidates will be personable, cheerful, professional and enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills. Library experience is a plus.

The starting hourly rate is $14.61 per hour. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org by March 1, 2018. A full job description is available upon request.

Ways to Take Action

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Many people in our communities are wondering how they can remain active and hopeful through a long cold winter and also the current political climate. Here’s a short, curated list of simple ways to stay engaged.

 

Librarian/Media Specialist (Brattleboro, VT)

Oak Grove School in Brattleboro, VT is looking for a certified long-term sub for the first semester of 2018-19 school year. Oak Grove School is recognized as a VTPBIS Exemplary school and highly successful in implementing MTSS frameworks to support student learning. The Library Media Specialist is responsible for the library collection, teaching information literacy to students grades PreK-6, teaching enrichment classes, and maintaining the technology in the school building.

  • Maintain, update, and organize the library collection
  • Hold weekly library classes Pre-K-6th grade and teach topics such as book care, how to find library books, digital literacy, and research skills.
  • Hold enrichment skills groups 4 days a week with students K-6 depending on class needs/ schedule availability
  • Facilitate the Maple Leaf Writing Program with 5th and 6th graders
  • Responsible for school social media pages and taking photos of school events
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting of the technology in the school

    Please send resume, cover letter and three reference letters to:
    Jeri Curry, Principal
    15 Moreland Ave
    Brattleboro, VT 05301
    jcurry@wsesu.org

 

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