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Library Director – Putney Public Library (Putney, VT)

The Board of Trustees of the Putney Public Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced library professional to serve as Library Director. Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for planning, organizing, reviewing and directing all library activities, blending traditional and innovative strategies in the use of materials, programs, technology, and space. The Library Director oversees the daily operations of the library, develops the collection of materials and library programs, implements library policies, procedures, short and long range goals, directs and performs public relation activities, supervises staff, helps develop and administer the budget, liaisons with town manager and oversees the maintenance of our beautiful building and grounds.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school preferred;
  • Five years of progressively responsible library supervisory experience or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of library work, automated library systems, and use of library resources and information technology optimal.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively and must possess excellent technology skills.

This is a full time 35 hours/week position starting January 1, 2015. The salary range is commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package. The Town of Putney and the Putney Public Library are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications that include a cover letter, resume and reference list will be accepted at librarydirectorsearch@svcable.net. The deadline for applications is October 24, 2014.

Children’s Librarian – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library, serving a population of 16,976 in Barre City and Barre Town, seeks an energetic, enthusiastic individual to plan and carry out the activities and programs of our busy library’s Katherine Paterson Children’s Room. The Children’s Librarian is responsible for library services to children with the help of the Circulation Assistant and volunteers. Graduate library science degree and experience preferred. Knowledge of computer technology required. Full-time position with benefits. Schedule includes after-school hours, some Saturdays and evenings. Send letter of interest, resume and professional references no later than September 26 to: Library Director, Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street, Barre, Vermont 05641 or via e-mail to: pickwick@charter.net.

Description: The Children’s Librarian is responsible for creating a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for children in the Katherine Paterson Children’s Room, and for insuring that their recreational reading needs are met. The Children’s Librarian staffs the Children’s Room with the help of the Children’s Library Circulation Assistant along with volunteers. The Children’s Librarian plans and carries out the activities and programs of the Children’s Room and is responsible for the quality of service offered to children and adult users of the Children’s Library. The Children’s Librarian serves as a friendly contact person with the public, both young and old. Reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Staffs the children’s library
    • Checks library materials in and out
    • Answers the telephone and refers calls to other staff as needed
    • Oversees use of the multi-media equipment
    • Handles reference questions or refers them to the Reference Librarians
    • Registers new borrowers, keeps patron addresses up-to-date
    • Updates registrations
    • Handles fines, fees, donations, and printer/copier income
    • Takes reserve requests, locates reserved items and notifies patrons when reserved books are ready
    • Receives requests for interlibrary loan
    • Shelves books and reads shelves as needed
  • Manages the Children’s Library
    • Proposes policy, procedures, programs and budgets to the Library Director
    • Plans and carries out preschool and toddler storyhours and craft activities
    • Plans and carries out afterschool, vacation, and summer reading programs
    • Consults reviews and selects new library materials for purchase
    • Manages the existing collection of books and media
    • Weeds worn, outdated, and inaccurate materials from the collection
    • Selects, trains, and supervises volunteers
    • Works to create favorable attitudes about the Library in children and parents
    • Reaches out and serves as liaison to local daycares, schools and community organizations
    • Works to increase use of the library
    • Supervises the Children’s Library Assistants and volunteers
    • Collaborates with Social Media Librarian and other staff to publicize & promote programs
  • Attends biweekly staff meetings
  • Staffs the Children’s Room one evening per week
  • Participates in the staffing rotation covering Saturdays
  • Attends conferences and workshops as time and interest permit
  • Makes suggestions for improved library practices and operations
  • Reports problems to the Library Director

Qualifications:

  • Friendly, energetic, helpful, non-judgmental, interested in books and reading
  • Minimum 2 years library experience preferred
  • Holder of a Vermont Library Certificate or MLS degree or studying for same.
  • Knowledge of computer technology and software such as Follett Destiny, Microsoft office suite, Adobe Photoshop
  • Able to assist children and adults with computer use and safety on the internet
  • Dedicated to the philosophy of public library service, taking pains to ensure patron privacy and cheerfully assisting patrons to find and use the materials they seek.

Collection Development Librarian, Assistant Library Professor – Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Collection Development Librarian. One of the fundamental responsibilities of the Collection Development Librarian is to assess curricular needs across the university and support effective teaching and research with the best and most cost-effective resources. This position reports to the Director of Collection Management Services and also works closely with Dana Medical Library to coordinate purchase decisions.

The successful candidate will have a firm grasp of current scholarly content available via print or e-publishing options while also focusing on future models of discovery and access beyond ownership: open access research, digital humanities archives, institutional repositories, data mining initiatives and open educational resources (OERs). Knowledge of scholarly communication, altmetrics, and standard criteria/tools for measuring resource use and the impact of research and scholarship is essential. This position requires the ability to work with campus partners to demonstrate the value of the library’s collections to academic departments in an era of increasing demand for accountability.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the selection, assessment and disposition of resources in all formats. Oversee patron-focused collections such as order on demand and patron driven acquisitions. Perform collection analysis to determine collection usage and effectiveness and to understand campus community needs. Chair the Bailey/Howe Collections Team to prioritize new resource requests and renewals. Participate in joint collection development activities with the Dana Medical Library.
Organize and conduct collection management projects (assessment and disposition). Supervise 1.5 FTE. Collaborate with subject liaisons, faculty, academic departments and programs to ensure that UVM library collections are robust and discoverable. Coordinate collection options available via the Primo Central Index. Serve as subject liaison to one or more academic departments. Engage in scholarly activities and service to the library, the university and the library profession.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing selection, analysis, and disposition of materials in all formats, including patron driven acquisitions programs;
  • Relevant professional experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty, campus partners, vendors, consortia, and publishers;
  • Supervisory experience in an academic library environment;
  • Demonstrated expertise with collection analysis techniques and tools
  • Demonstrated proficiency with automated library systems, usage tools and standards.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of collection management, the publishing industry, electronic resource management, licensing and copyright issues, digital rights management, digital preservation and discovery systems;
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment;
  • Knowledge of user needs and patron satisfaction studies; experience with discovery systems.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html

SALARY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 10, 2014.
For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F017PO or to apply on-line, 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, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

CAMPUS PROFILE:

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont’s public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Library, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

Serials and Digital Access Metadata Librarian, Assistant Library Professor – Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and dynamic candidate to coordinate serials cataloging and e-resource access at UVM libraries. Working collaboratively with key staff members this 12 month faculty librarian position will manage the operations of serials cataloging, maintenance of electronic/print serials, ensure prompt access to newly acquired resources and timely resolution of access issues. As a vital member of Resource Description and Access Services, the successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Collection Management Services to manage and monitor serials functions and digital access issues. This position provides serials cataloging services to the University Libraries which include Bailey/Howe Library and the Dana Medical Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide leadership and management of serials operations and digital access at UVM Libraries. Collaborate closely with the Metadata/Cataloging Librarian in managing RDAS departmental workflow. Coordinate provision of access to e-resources in general and e-serials in particular. Assist with data loads for e-resources and quality control of bibliographic records. Manage e-serials and print serials records and coordinate serials bindery activities. Train and supervise paraprofessional staff. Participate in the library liaison program. Serve on various library, university and professional committees; engage in scholarship and creative activities, and service.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program;
  • At least two years of increasingly responsible and relevant professional metadata/serials cataloging experience
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards and tools, such as, MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, FRBR, MESH and NLM classification;
  • Supervisory experience in an academic library environment;
  • Knowledge of Program for Cooperative Cataloging (CONSER, NACO, SACO) standards;
  • Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema, such as, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, and EAD.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A strong background in serials and e-resource management;
  • Working knowledge of the Ex-Libris Voyager Integrated Library System;
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff, promote diversity and accountability;
  • Ability to work in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate effectively with a wide range of faculty, staff, and constituents.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html

SALARY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 10, 2014.
For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F021PO or to apply on-line, 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, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

CAMPUS PROFILE:

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont’s public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

Instructional Design Librarian, Assistant Library Professor – Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks an innovative and dynamic librarian who understands the changing environment of technology, information literacy instruction, reference, and public services in an academic library. The position, which reports to the Director of Information & Instruction Services, will combine the skill-set of an academic librarian with an instructional designer’s ability to design and develop pedagogically rich tools and experiences to enhance critical thinking and information literacy on campus. This position will work with faculty librarians on incorporating learning theory and instructional technologies into the teaching and learning process. As part of the Information & Instruction Services Department, this position will also be responsible for providing general reference services, classroom instruction, liaison duties, and individual consultations.

UVM is in the midst of implementing two new campus-wide information literacy initiatives. The successful candidate will work with colleagues from UVM Libraries and across campus to support these initiatives and make these programs sustainable for the long term.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate closely with instruction librarians to create innovative and effective approaches to strengthening library faculty skills to design curriculum, tools and learning experiences that enhance critical thinking and information literacy.
  • Apply learning theory, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes assessment.
  • Stay informed of user needs and trends in academic library public services, including trends in online learning; about information tools and resources; and about emerging trends in teaching and learning in academic library instruction.
  • Participate in the library liaison program and provide outreach and services to faculty and students.
  • Actively participate in departmental and library initiatives, work groups and committees.
  • Serve at the reference desk, including some night and weekend assignments.
  • Engage in scholarly and creative activity and in service to the profession, as required of library faculty members.
  • Participate in library instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or international equivalent.
  • Experience applying instructional design principles and techniques, learning theory, or pedagogical methods and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
  • Experience with online tools such as:
    • lesson building software (e.g.  Adobe Captivate, etc.)
    • content management systems (e.g. Drupal, LibGuides, etc.)
    • learning management systems  (e.g. Blackboard, etc.)
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction.
  • Reference experience in face-to-face and online environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to take the lead on and responsibility for small projects.
  • Excellent facilitation, interpersonal relations, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to scholarship/professional development; potential to meet requirements expected of academic library faculty.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional experience in an academic library.
  • Experience  creating online and hybrid course design.
  • Experience working on campus-wide information literacy programs or initiatives such as General Education.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a portfolio of two or three samples of their work in instructional design. The portfolio can include, but is not limited to, lesson plans, URLs for: digital learning objects, online tutorials, websites, toolkits, LibGuides or course guides, or assessment tools.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html

SALARY AND RANK:

The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The minimum salary for an Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefit package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 10, 2014.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F022PO or to apply on-line, 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, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont’s public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

Librarian – West Hartford Library (W. Hartford, VT)

The West Hartford municipal library located in West Hartford Vt. Seeks a librarian to start up and develop programs for a new facility rebuilt after Tropical Storm Irene. Applicants should have experience in child and adult programs, as well as excellent computer skills.

Duties

Include circulation desk, developing programs for children, and promotion of services in the community. The librarian works under the supervision of the board of trustees, and works with them to develop policies in regard to all operations of the library.

Applicants should have a minimum of five years experience, and a have certification or be able to obtain it within thee years. Position is for 20 Hrs per week to start with additional hours added in the future.

Please email a cover letter and resume and references to

Westhartfordlibrarychairman@gmail.com or mail to

Chairman West Hartford Library
P.O. Box 26 5133 Rt. 14
West Hartford Vt. 05084

Adjunct Faculty Librarian – Mason Library, Keene State College (Keene, NH)

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a part time adjunct faculty librarian to join our team and assist with providing research services and instruction. The position is part-time, non-benefitted, 15 hours a week, beginning August 25, 2014 through December 12, 2014 with a salary of $6,000 per semester.

The successful candidate will teach or co-teach information literacy sessions, provide research assistance for the Information Desk, participate in initiatives such as the personal librarian program, and training student Research & Technology Fellows. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of LibGuides, the creation of instruction materials, and collection development.

Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree; experience or coursework with applied practice in providing reference; ability to work independently.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Academic library experience; course work in or experience teaching.

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54595

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

  • Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: http://www.keene.edu/ http://www.keene.edu/library/  http://www.usnh.edu/or http://www.ci.keene.nh.us

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.

Library Assistant – Arvin A. Brown Public Library (Richford, VT)

The Arvin A. Brown Public Library in Richford is hiring a Library Assistant. The ideal candidate 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.

Responsibilities include development of innovative programs, promotion of all library services and circulation desk duties. This is a 16 to 20 hour position, to include evening and shifts.

Richford is a community of about 2,300 tucked up in the northeast corner of Franklin County, Vermont. It retains its largely rural character, with rolling hills and farmland along the banks of the Missisquoi River, supporting forests, wildlife and homesteading.

Please email your resume and references to: aabrowndesk@gmail.com

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