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: or (802) 253-6145.

New anthology benefits the Vermont Library Association

Cover of Please Do Not Remove by Angela Palm We are honored to have been selected by author and editor Angela Palm as the beneficiary of 10% of the net profits of Please Do Not Remove, a new anthology of poetry and prose inspired by library checkout cards. Please Do Not Remove is published by Wind Ridge Books of Vermont, a non-profit organization which donates 10% of net profits to the authors’ non-profit organization of choice. Contributors to Please Do Not Remove include Vermont writers Gary Margolis, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Jericho Parms, Karin Gottshall, Tim Brookes, Daniel Lusk, Lene Gary, Erika Nichols, Penelope Cray, Angela Palm, Rob Friesel, Hillary Read, Shelagh Connor Shapiro, Kate Sykes, Niels Rinehart, Malisa Garlieb, David Dillon, Tamra Higgins, Mary Jane Dickerson, and Emily Arnason Casey.

Shop local and pick up a copy! Support local bookstores while also supporting the VLA. To schedule a reading, contact Click here to download a flyer for your library.

Library Professional – Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

Job Summary: Bailey/Howe Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) seeks a Library Professional staff member to join their team. This department initiates the borrowing and lending of research materials between Bailey/Howe Library and other institutions and libraries, for University faculty, staff and students. Position responsibilities include research assistance for users, supervision of department staff, and oversight and modification of the department’s technical operations. Maintain liaison with academic departments and individual faculty and students; consult with faculty and student researchers in order to negotiate loans of materials needed for research and writing projects, course development or requirements. Recommend, interpret, and implement ILL policies. Assist in development and implementation of guidelines affecting borrowing and lending policies. Maintain cooperative working relationships with ILL units at other libraries. Coordinate Library Research Annex (LRA) document delivery operation.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and one to three years’ related library experience required. Effective customer service skills, interpersonal skills, and communications skills

Physical Demands: Climbing stairs and ladders, pushing book carts, bending, kneeling and reaching overhead for books, some repetitive data entry on a computer and scanner.

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 #S096PO or to apply on-line with cover letter and resume, please visit our website at:; 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.

Library Assistant I: Young Adult Services – Burnham Memorial Library (Colchester, VT)

Library Assistant I: Young Adult Services

Town of Colchester, 35-40 hours per week – to be determined. The Town is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Associate I: Young Adult Services. Qualified applicants under the administrative supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Director will perform patron service, age appropriate programming, collection maintenance, and community outreach. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and application to Sherry LaBarge, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 55, Colchester, VT 05446 or email to by November 5, 2014 or open until filled.

Full job description:

Town of Colchester application:

Education Librarian – Mason Library, Keene State College (Keene, NH)

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for an Education Librarian to lead the development of programs, services, and information literacy curriculum in support of students and faculty in the college’s Educator Preparation Program.  This is a tenure track faculty appointment available July 1, 2015.

Under administrative review of the Dean of Mason Library, the Education Librarian collaborates with colleagues on campus and in the local educator community to foster effective use of the Curriculum Materials Library (CML). The Education Librarian exemplifies best practices in the use of curriculum materials, develops and implements policies regarding the CML, and has overall responsibility for collection development in the CML and Education collections.

As a faculty member, this position participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the library’s programs, engages in scholarly activities, and library and campus-wide service.  We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide, lead, and assess programs in support of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain information literacy and educational technologies curriculum specific to students in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Organize, develop, and enhance physical facilities and collections of the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Work with Technical Services to develop and implement standards of processing for various materials in the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Maintain currency in local and state preK-12 curriculum and national education standards.
  • Select, assess, and manage the Curriculum Materials Library and Education collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Program.
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote the Curriculum Materials Library, its programs, resources, and services.
  • Coordinate the Curriculum Materials Library Advisory Board.
  • Supervise student workers as needed to maintain collection and provide services.
  • Cultivate partnerships with cooperating teachers and local library media specialist groups.
  • Coordinate and provide outreach services to high school and community groups to establish positive connections between the library and entering undergraduate students.

Library Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the Library’s programs;
  • Participates in liaison program;
  • Provides services that contribute to student learning;
  • Selects and evaluates library resources;
  • Engages in scholarly activities;
  • Engages in library and campus-wide service.
Qualifications Required: Master’s degree in library science or library media from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by time of appointment; experience assessing and developing library collections; experience developing curriculum and providing information literacy instruction; demonstrated knowledge of the field of teacher education and the teaching profession; an understanding of pedagogical methods in preK-12 education; familiarity with preK-12 curriculum materials and literature; ability to apply technology to teaching; proven organizational, interpersonal, communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially.

Qualifications Preferred: Library Media Specialist certification; experience with accreditation processes; grant writing experience; experience teaching in or as librarian in preK-12 education environment; experience developing and providing educational technology instruction. This is a tenure track faculty position and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720.  Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement.  

Application: Apply online at

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

  • Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue untilFriday, January 9, 2015.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: or

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.  The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. 


Part-Time Substitute Public Services Librarian – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

Howe Library of the Town of Hanover is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of part-time substitute (averaging 6-10 hours per week) Public Services Librarian.  Reporting to the Senior Public Services Librarian, this position is responsible for assisting patrons with reference questions, providing readers’ advisory and computer instruction services, and performing circulation duties as necessary.

This position is Pay Grade 12 (hourly wage $21.72) on the Town’s pay scale.

Minimum requirements:  Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university. Successful candidates will also have library experience sufficient to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for 1-2 years.  A strong philosophy of quality customer service is essential.

Work schedule: Must be able to work one evening per week, every third Saturday or Sunday, and be available for needed substitute work during day, evening, Saturday, and Sunday shifts.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit cover letter and Town’s application form (application form required, resume encouraged) available on the Town website (go to Employment link at  Application may be submitted in person or by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

 Gloria LaCasse, HR Coordinator

Human Resources Department

41 South Main Street

PO Box 483

Hanover, NH  03755

Fax: (603)290-5496

 Criminal background check required.

The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time/Substitute Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

Howe Library of The Town of Hanover is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of part-time substitute (averaging 6-10 hours per week) Circulation Assistant.  Reporting to the Circulation Supervior, this position is responsible for using the library’s computerized system to check books in and out, responding to telephone inquiries, opening and closing the library building, and performing a variety of clerical  tasks.

This position is Pay Grade 7 (hourly wage $17.02) on the Town’s pay scale.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma, experience with computers sufficient to easily operate check in/check out system, excellent customer service and communication skills, plus the desire and ability to work as part of a team of library professionals.

Work schedule: Must be able to work one regularly scheduled weekly three or four hour shift, every third Saturday or Sunday, and for substitute work during day, evening, Saturday, and Sunday shifts.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit cover letter and Town’s application form (application form required, resume encouraged) available on the Town website (go to Employment link at  Application may be submitted in person, or by mail, fax, or email to:

 Gloria LaCasse, HR Coordonator

Human Resources Department

PO Box 483

Hanover, NH  03755

Fax:  (603)290-5492


 Criminal background check required.

The Town of Hanover is an equal opportunity employer.

Head of Library Services – Kellogg-Hubbard Library (Montpelier, VT)

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a full-time Head of Library Services to work with the Director and the rest of the library’s dedicated and cohesive staff.

Under the direction of the Director, the Head of Library Services will work with the director in the management and overall support of daily staff operations. This person’s responsibilities will include supervising staff, working on collection maintenance and development, participating in planning, and providing expertise on a variety of library issues.

Located in an historic building in the heart of the nation’s smallest capital city, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library serves the City of Montpelier and the towns of Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex and Worcester; the communities have a combined population of 15,000. The library has a collection over 88,000 items and an annual circulation of 272,000—the second highest in Vermont. It has fifteen full- and part-time staff.

Candidates must have strong interpersonal, communication and management skills. They must have both supervisory experience and either a MLS or MLIS.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and three references. Electronic applications should be sent to Applications or materials that can’t be provided electronically may be sent to: Tom McKone, Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Applications will be read as they are received. The deadline is November 10th.

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