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Library Technician I – River Valley Community College (Claremont, NH)

Immediate opening for a part-time (up to 25 hours per week) Library Technician I (Position Number R2R00015) on first shift to assist library patrons with access to information services and to provide library support services. This position is located at River Valley Community College.   Minimum of an Associate’s degree from a recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science or computer science.  Each additional year of formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.  One year of experience in library support services.  Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.  Salary range $14.46-$16.71 per hour.

Please send CCSNH application, résumé and transcripts to:

Human Resources Department
River Valley Community College
One College Place
Claremont, NH  03743

Closing Date:  Position closes December 19, 2014

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

Library Director – Joslin Memorial Library (Waitsfield, VT)

Historic library seeks Library Director to serve the towns of Waitsfield and Fayston.  Located in the beautiful Mad River Valley, the Library enjoys strong community support, an active, forward-looking board and a large pool of dedicated volunteers. 30 hours a week, competitive pay.

Responsibilities include collection development, programming, technology supervision, staffing, reporting to the Board, working with the Friends of the Library in fundraising, and library promotion. The successful candidate will foster strong community relationships, work well with all ages, and have strong verbal and written communication skills.

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or VT Library Certification is preferred but not required.

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to Jean Joslin, Board Chair, at jjoslin@accessvt.com or P.O. Box 359 Waitsfield VT 05673.

Application deadline is December 1st.

Children’s Librarian – Wheeler Memorial Library (Orange, MA)

Duties/Description

Wheeler Memorial Library is seeking a friendly and dynamic Librarian to join our team as the full-time head of our Children’s Department. Candidates should have a demonstrated capability of conducting original, vibrant programming for children that encourages reading, viewing and listening skills and promotes the use of library facilities and materials.

This position’s duties include providing reader’s advisory, reference, and circulation service; building relationships with schools, home schoolers and other community partners; and using new media and social networking tools to promote reading, learning, and libraries. Responsible for the development, cataloging, and maintenance of the children’s department collections.

This position will supervise subordinate staff and volunteers as directed by the Library Director.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and 2-3 years related experience in children’s services or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a clear commitment to public service are required for this position. Must be dedicated to creating an inviting and welcoming environment for children and their caregivers.
Working knowledge of modern library practices and procedures, including computer applications and the use of electronic library information resources. Thorough knowledge of children’s literature and current trends in library service to children. Experience in collection development and maintenance.

Ability to plan, create and implement a successful Summer Reading Program as well as other programs throughout the year. Candidate should have a strong commitment to programming, visiting classrooms, and the future of children’s library service. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, library staff, volunteers, and community agencies. Ability to handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively.

Schedule will vary, and will include some weekends and evenings. Requires the ability to lift books and other materials and move heavy book carts, some bending and stooping required.

Salary: $38,060-$45,476 annually

Closing Date: November 22, 2014

Please send your resume and references to:

Walt Owens, Director

Wheeler Memorial Library

49 East Main Street Orange, MA 01364

waltowens@orangelib.org

http://orangelib.org

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.

Library Director – Brown Public Library (Northfield, VT)

The Brown Public Library, located in Northfield, Vermont (the home of Norwich University), seeks an energetic and collaborative Library Director for a salaried position (30 hours/week) with benefits.  The Town of Northfield (population of approximately 6,000) has a strong tradition of community support for their library.  The director manages the day-to-day operations of the library and works with the library Trustees to develop goals, policies and budgets.  Among the director’s responsibilities are staffing, collection development, programming, and oversight of the facility and technology.  The successful candidate must work closely with a diverse group of people to help lead the library in new directions while respecting tradition and current strengths.  S/he must be able to build relationships within the community, prioritize, multi-task, and use internet and social media to market the library.  Taking risks will be encouraged as we move forward to implement the expansion of information technology, electronic books, media and services for our 21st century patrons.

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least four years of public library experience is preferred but not required.  Salary range is $30,000-$42,000, plus benefits.

See http://www.brownpubliclibrary.org  for information about the library.

To apply send cover letter and resume to brownpubliclibraryjob@gmail.com.  Application deadline is November 30, 2014.

Circulation Coordinator – Hartness Library, Vermont Technical College (Randolph, VT)

Position: Circulation Coordinator – Hartness Library, VSC Grade 10, VSCSF Bargaining Unit, Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Primary Work Site: Randolph Center campus, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Compensation: $26,788.00 annually plus VSCSF benefits package.

Responsibilities: Coordinate and carry out circulation of library materials.

  • Coordinate operations and workflow at the circulation desk including checking items in and out, responding to patron queries regarding the status of their accounts and administering course reserves.
  • Organize the hiring, training, and supervision of part-time student assistants in circulation services and stack maintenance.
  • Coordinate the maintenance and updating of the patron database.
  • Oversee overdue notices and billing for lost items and work with patrons to ensure return of materials.
  • Coordinate stacks maintenance including print periodicals, and shifting of collections to accommodate acquisitions and de-selection.
  • Assist with inter-library loans and circulation desk duties as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree plus two to four years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  • Excellent overall understanding of college library organization and systems, with a broad base of technical knowledge and skills related to the position.
  • Relevant training and or experience in use of computerized library information systems critical.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and ability to deal effectively with library patrons necessary.
  • Strong reading, writing, math, and analytical/problem solving skills required.
  • Good basic administrative, organizational and supervisory skills needed.
  • Valid Vermont driver’s license required.

Starting Date: As soon as possible.

Application Deadline: November 19, 2014

To Apply: Send a completed VTC employment application, resume and cover letter to: jobs@vtc.edu. Employment application is available on the VTC website at: www.vtc.edu/employment. Final offer of employment is subject to a fingerprint supported criminal background check.

Vermont Tech strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. Vermont Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the Vermont State Colleges system. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

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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