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Library/Media Specialist (long-term substitute) – Summit Street Elementary School (Essex Jct., VT)

Long-term substitute position available to provide instruction to students in our Summit Street School Library. Qualified candidates must hold a valid VT Educator license with a Library Media Specialist endorsement (3-61). The successful candidate will love working with elementary school students, and be highly collaborative, service oriented, and enjoy working as part of a professional learning community. This long-term sub position is expected to be available beginning August 21st for 4 to 6 weeks. Pays $231.52/day. For full description and to apply, see listing on SchoolSpring.

Library/Media Specialist (anticipated) – Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union (Arlington, VT)

We have an anticipated opening for a Library/Media Specialist who will instruct and supervise students in grades 6-12 in library and media technology education. This position will have a strong focus on research and literacy, and will teach up to three classes in a library/media setting. The responsibilities for this position will include managing the school library and technology resources at the school, and helping to administer student testing. This posting is for a part-time position, but it may become full time. For full description and to apply, see the listing on SchoolSpring.

UVM offers print journals (request by August 15)

The Bailey/Howe Library at the University of Vermont is offering print journals to any Vermont library that would like them, or any part of them. Our space crunch is such that we are removing the print editions of journals that we have complete replications for online in our JSTOR collections. Any libraries that have interest in runs of journals, or even just a volume or two to replace missing issues, are welcome to request them. We hope to move our physical journals out of Bailey/Howe sometime in August.

If you are interested in any of these titles, please send an email BY AUGUST 15 to the Bailey/Howe Serials Department at bhser@uvm.edu. Please be sure to be precise about the titles, volumes, and issues you would like. NOTE: Many of our journal titles are held in two places with more current issues shelved in Bailey/Howe, and older issues shelved in our storage facility (the LRA, or Library Research Annex). That is why many titles are listed twice, with the two locations represented.

Library Media Specialist – Alburgh Community Education Center (Alburgh, VT)

The Alburgh School District in the Grand Isle Supervisory Union is seeking a dynamic and motivated school librarian. The ideal candidate will meet the following expectations:

  • Excellent academic background, including a Master’s Degree or endorsement in library and information science
  • Previous experience working in a school library setting
  • Ability to oversee all library functions at the school level
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in collection development
  • Current technology skills
  • Experience teaching library and media skills to students
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers

For full description and to apply, see listing on Schoolspring.

 

 

Library Services Supervisor in Subscription Services – Mason Library, Keene State College (Keene, NH)

The Mason Library of Keene State College invites applications for a full-time benefited position of Library Services Supervisor. This position, under the supervision of the Collection Development Librarian, works with considerable independence and initiative within established guidelines and performs para-professional electronic resource, periodical, and database related tasks. Starting salary: $16.39/hr., complemented by a competitive benefit package.

Specific Responsibilities: Register, activate and process library subscriptions including databases, digital periodicals and e-books; track library subscription statistics for databases, journals and e-books; maintain electronic and print periodical data holdings including title changes, vendor information, holdings information and renewals; maintain stacks for print periodicals; select and prepare materials for binding; troubleshoot access problems for databases, e-books, and digital periodicals, identify discrepancies within digital journal holdings with title list and make recommendations for correction. Edit library catalog records following standards and protocols specific to Technical Services; process and supervise student employee processing of print periodicals including check in and claims; maintain communication with Library Systems for updates in link resolvers and library website; communicate with subscription vendors as needed under direction of supervisor. May hire, train, and supervise student workers for periodicals, stacks maintenance, and binding.

Other responsibilities include: Support the day-to-day operations of the library, communicate with the library and college community, use library specific databases, uphold library policies and procedures, perform transactions with outside constituencies, participate in professional development activities, other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required: Associate’s degree and three years of library work experience, or any combination of higher education and related work experience equal to five years; experience working in a customer service environment; excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency with computer applications; organizational/data entry skills including attention to detail; supervisory experience; ability to work as a team member and independently in a rapidly changing environment.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: knowledge/experience with Millennium, Serials Solution 360 Link, print and digital periodicals; experience in an academic library environment. Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54477

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

  • Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities.
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately; application materials must be received by Friday, August 1, 2014.

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. We will recognize internal candidate status for those USNH non-status employees who have worked for USNH for at least 12 months and worked at least 1250 hours, or a half-time schedule. Applicants are responsible for notifyingKeene State College Human Resources of their internal candidate status.

Director – Calef Memorial Library (Washington, VT)

Calef Memorial Library in Washington, VT is looking for a new director. The ideal candidate will have an MLS, VT public library certification, or be working toward the same. He or she will have excellent people skills, a high degree of computer literacy, and an enthusiasm for engaging all members of the public around books, reading, and technology. This is a part- time position of approximately 24 hrs. per week. Calef is a small, rural public library on the cusp of many excellent new changes, including recently becoming automated and receiving approval to build an addition in the coming year. Call (802) 883-2343 or visit www.caleflibrary.com for more information. Email resumes to mbd1150@hughes.net by 8/04/14 for full consideration.

Library Media Specialist – Pomfret School (Pomfret, VT)

The Pomfret School is seeking a part-time, licensed library media specialist to join our small, high-performing school. Candidates need to show how they would empower our students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information. Candidates need a solid understanding of current electronic technologies—standard hardware, educational software and online resources. We use an integrated approach to teaching technology, and our LMS teaches students and supports teachers in that area. Candidates must love working with children and have the ability to work as part of a collaborative educational team.  For full description and to apply, see listing at SchoolSpring.

Programming/Community Relations Librarian – Rockingham Free Public Library (Rockingham, VT)

Job Summary:

Works directly with individuals served by the library. Responsibilities include development of innovative programs, promotion of library services, reference and circulation desk duties, and collection development. This is a 20 to 24 hour position, to include some evenings and Saturday shifts. Compensation is commensurate with experience and education.

Primary Functions:

  1. Organizes events or activities such as lectures, discussion groups, open houses, displays, and exhibits.
  2. Promotes library services by preparing news releases, newsletters, brochures, and posters.
  3. Promotes library services through presentations, networking, and the day-to-day work in the library.
  4. Works as a liaison with area organizations to encourage library use.
  5. Works regularly scheduled shifts at the circulation desks.
  6. Provides reference services, including readers advisory.
  7. Develops sections of the collection in the adult department.

Other Functions:

  1. Attends library staff meetings to coordinate activities and exchange information.
  2. Recommends goals and methods to improve library services.
  3. Attends various trainings and meetings of community organizations as requested by the Director or as needed to achieve the goals of the library.
  4. Assists with fundraising activities.
  5. Assists patrons with computer use and other equipment as needed.
  6. Collects statistics and provides reports on program events and activities.
  7. Performs other tasks as assigned.

Job Standards and Accountability:

  1. Work is prioritized appropriately, including direct services, program and publicity planning, data entry, and paperwork to meet deadlines and keep files current.
  2. The library is represented in a positive manner to library users and others in the community. All information provided to the media must be approved by the Director.
  3. There is regular communication with the Director regarding non-routine issues.
  4. There is full participation with the team of library supervisors, and collaboration with other library staff.

Working Conditions:

Majority of work is performed in the library, with occasional travel to make presentations, library workshops or conferences. A flexible schedule will be needed in order to supervise evening or Saturday programs, give presentations in the community, and accommodate changes due to staffing issues.

Qualifications:

  1. BA degree required, MLS preferred.
  2. Library experience and knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
  4. Ability to multi-task in a busy library setting.
  5. Ability to work flexible hours.
  6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong organizational & interpersonal skills.
  7. Knowledge of current technologies, integrated library systems and internet searching.
  8. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Publisher and Excel.

Job Title: Programming/Community Relations Librarian

Department: Adult Services

Supervisor: Library Director

Job Class: Permanent, Part Time, Hourly, with Pro-Rated Vacation Leave

To Apply: For more information and to apply, contact Library Director Célina Houlné at celina@rockinghamlibrary.org or 802.463.4270.

Library Media Specialist – Woodstock Elementary School (Woodstock, VT)

The Woodstock Elementary School and the Pomfret School are looking for a highly qualified library and media specialist to join our faculties. Woodstock has a three-days-per-week position (.60FTE), and Pomfret has a two-days-per-week position (.04FTE). Our schools are both in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union and are located about two miles apart. Key responsibilities including teaching library and informational text analysis skills to students in grades K-6, collaborating with classroom teachers to secure appropriate media (print and electronic) to support classroom curriculum, teaching technology applications to students, recommending helpful technology to classroom teachers and assisting with planning for and purchasing new technology for the school. This combined position provides a full-time position, with commensurate benefits. There is the possibility of separating the positions into part-time positions. For full description and to apply, see listing on SchoolSpring.

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